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Solent Composites Factory

In-House Expertise

SCS key strength is the ability to convert concepts and designs into solutions through in-house expertise in materials, processes, testing and performance verification of composite product, including ProTek® PFP. This knowledge covers a wide range of matrix materials from epoxy resins to prepreg systems using glass, carbon and aramid fibres.

SCS selects from a wide range of processing options from hand lay-up, vacuum bagging, infusion and closed mould processes including many that have been developed in-house. Processing choices are based upon risk and cost analysis to deliver high quality products within an acceptable manufacturing timescale and budget.

This considerable expertise allows SCS to offer bespoke technical support on a variety of issues concerning the application of composite materials including assistance with development of manufacturing processes, mould engineering and design and production of prototypes- SmartMould® and RBM® Rotor Blade Manufacturing System.

The SCS knowledge based engineering capability extends from individual mould and component manufacture to full scale turnkey projects, including technology transfer, project management, operator training and planned maintenance -MouldCare®.

Strategic Location

SCS is strategically located at Broadfields Park, Cowes on the Isle of Wight, a recognised centre for composites expertise and experience in the UK.  The Broadfields Park facility comprises offices, design, engineering, prototyping and manufacturing workspace, which provides over 1,140m2 of floor space.  SCS skilled and trained personnel work in dedicated composite manufacturing facilities with controlled stores, a secure quarantine area, resin mixing room, and four hydraulic panel and mould presses and two temperature controlled ovens within environmentally controlled composite manufacturing areas.

SCS engineering and design capability includes Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and 3D CAD with expertise in importing 3D CAD or Cloud Scan data from Clients.  The facilities include high speed internet connectivity and latest communications equipment to facilitate engineering review meetings with Clients operating in all global locations.   

All SCS facilities are operated under their Integrated Management System, which has been certified by Bureau Veritas for compliance with international standards BS OHSAS 18001 for Health and Safety performance, ISO 9001 for Quality, and ISO 14001 for Environmental Management.