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April 2010

New Product Testing Machine

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CST has taken delivery of a new Instron universal testing machine.   This machine allows testing of our products in tension, compression, bending and torsion.  It can test to 250kN maximum load, various strain rates and also test cyclic loading.

Understanding the properties of materials and finished components is essential to correctly engineer products that offer the ultimate in performance and reliability.  We can obtain accurate test data on different fibre, resin and laminate configurations in house.

The machine will enhance CST’s existing quality assurance program and assist in ongoing research and development in the composites field.

Nathan Outteridge Wins NSW Moth Championship

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CST team sailor and 2009 Olympian Nathan Outteridge has come away with yet another title in the International Moth class.

The regatta was hosted by Belmont 16ft Sailing Club and attracted a strong fleet of 38 boats.

Nathan dominated the racing on his home waters of Lake Macquarie, to win the title on 8 points with 6 first places.

Both Nathan and fellow CST team sailor David Lister (who finished 3rd), used CST Nano Spars from our “Nano Pro” range.

The focus now shifts to European championship in Italy followed by 2011 Worlds hosted by the Belmont club as well.

With plenty of sail development taking place, CST is also working closely with Raptor Sails on developments for the smallest diameter Moth mast on the market, the Nano 5.