CFT are leading experts in the interfacing of components, both composite-composite and composite-non-composite.
We regular work with composite-specific mechanical fixings however the preferred method of assembling parts with composites is bonding.
From an early stage in our customers’ projects we are often able to input into the design of such interfaces, and recommend design changes to maximise the strength of the joint.
Our years of experience have provided significant feedback and empirical test results which inform and validate our joint-designs. Furthermore, we can assist with adhesive selection, factoring in different substrates and operating environments.
We stock a range of adhesives including structural epoxies, methyl acarates and cyanoacrylates.
In scenarios where we are not performing in-house assembly operations, we are happy to offer advice and guidance to enable our customers to do this themselves, and develop their own processes resulting in strong and repeatable joints.