Over recent years, the use of composite materials has undergone enormous growth, particularly when marginal gains can result in a competitive advantage in high level sport as well as in any application where low weight and high strength are paramount.
METRON Advanced Equipment has a rich history working at the cutting edge of composites design. Our involvement with British Cycling and UK Sport dates back to 2002. The involvement in aerospace goes even further back and includes components for ejector seats on fighter aircraft as well as armoured applications.
To harness the immense forces that modern composite parts are required to sustain, we use computer design and FEA stress analysis techniques to make a whole raft of improvements - from optimising the shape and size of individual parts, to fibre and resin selection and optimum orientation and ply drop-offs.