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October 2018

Technico Solar Boat

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Solar Boat - Full

Technico Solar Boat

In 2017 and earlier this year, CST has been a sponsor for the team at Technico Solar Boat (TSB) and provided them with composite carbon fibre tubes to be fitted into their solar boats.

TSB is a university project consisting of engineering students from Instituto Superior Técnico that work together on the development of a racing vessel exclusively powered by the sun. TSB participates in worldwide university competitions organised by solar 1.

Here at CST, we saw what TBS was trying to achieve and wanted to support them and their cause. The competition such as the Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup in Monaco (which TBS competed in, in 2017) are put together to raise awareness and encourage technological innovation in solar energy. Meeting the energy needs in both leisure boats and the shipping industry in an environmentally and sustainable fashion.

We are a big believer in environmental and sustainable energy at CST and it was a no-brainer to support TBS in the 2019 Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup and to support a team of brilliantly clever engineers that are paving the way for the future.

Check out Técnico Solar Boat website to find out more and give them all the support!

Técnico Solar Boat

Check out these awesome photos of the solar boat in action

(All images provided by our friends at Técnico Solar Boat)

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NEW Finishing Capabilities

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Close Up of three Carbon Fibre Tubes in a Row

NEW Finishing Capabilities - Centreless Grinding

The team at CST Composites is excited to offer a new finishing capability for our composite tubing products. Using precision centreless grinding technology, our skilled technicians now have the ability to produce outer surface diameters on our composite tubing within tolerances of +/- 50 Microns… that’s 0.05 of a millimetre! Even the ants would be happy with that!

We’ve already had success with this innovation, having been put to the test by one of Australia’s leading Supercar Championship teams to supply various sizes of precision ground tubes for a new Supercar featuring in the 2019 Championship.

Centreless grinding of our products is available NOW to all CST customers.

Get in contact with us today to discover how our precision products can take your business or hobby to the next level.

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Check out these close up shots of the different surface finishes

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