Extreme Testing

By November 17, 2009 All News, Industrial News, Marine News

The photos below show CST carbon fibre mast tip tested to destruction.

The tip was manufactured as a test product for the popular dinghy class utilising our filament winding technology. It shows the importance of manufacturing tubes with external 45 degree fibres which help stabilise and consolidate the internal unidirectional layers.

The application of external binding layers around a mast is centuries old and not to dissimilar to original techniques of wrapping rope around timber masts.