CSGtech

Engineering & Manufacturing

The Challenge:

A client that manufactures and supplies products to defence industries presented CSGtech with an Epoxy Glass Fabric bush that was delaminating in service.

Understanding the Issue:

The current part was machined from a moulded epoxy cylinder with a spiral-rolled glass laminate reinforcements. Small billets were cut from the cylinder and machined into the bush shape. When machined, the reinforcing was linearly aligned to the centre axis, which facilitated the delamination/shearing of the bush under transverse loading.

The Solution:

Being a defence application that had been in place for many years, the type of material and supplier could not be varied. Working closely with Tufnol Composites UK, we were able to custom manufacture thick epoxy sheets with laminated reinforcing that would be cut into squares blocks for machining. The laminate sheets were layered in transverse direction to the loading axis.

The Results:

With the lamination perpendicular to the axis of the applied forces, the bush could withstand the compressive load without delamination. The new configuration greatly increased the service life of the product.

Engineering & Manufacturing

CSGtech has process solution component development and problem-solving experience. We supply cost-efficient quality solutions including defence and high technology, automation, Industry 4.0, production, reticulation, sealing, storage, valving and liquids infrastructure. Our partnerships and communication skills are keyed to rapid turnaround.

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Machining and Stamping

Machining and stamping, including fasteners and custom work Supplying a wide range of engineering grade metals, alloys and finishes.

Rubber to metal bonding

CSGtech provides specialised machined or cast metal parts, which can be bonded with any elastomer from our range of rubber materials to suit different applications

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