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Come Say G’Day! | CST at METSTRADE 2018

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METSTRADE Show

Looking forward to seeing you!

The team at CST Composites will be attending the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam from the 13th November through until the 15th Nov 2018.

The guys over there will be happy to meet with you and discuss the capabilities of CST and what products or services we can provide you. Contact us at https://www.cstcomposites.com/contact-us/ and we can arrange a time to meet.

We are looking forward to seeing you there.

November 2018

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13th – 15th

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CST Going Green!!!

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CST GOING GREEN!!!

Not literally the colour green but new solar panels are planned on being installed at our factory at Ingleburn in the coming weeks. A whopping 274 panels are being installed onto the factory roof, providing 80% of the energy needed to run the entire factory and all our machines. Whilst the panels are coming, this video created in Solid Works shows off the shadowing effect as the sun moves through the sky.

Stay tuned until the actual panels arrive!

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Technico Solar Boat

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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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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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Flash Back Friday – Wing Mast

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Flash Back Friday – Wing Mast

18 Footers over the many years since their conception in 1892, developed from timbers boats to high tech carbon fibre, reducing the number of crew members needed over the years from 20 to only needing 3. In 2012 a young innovating skipper by the name of Jonathan (Jono) Whitty came to CST to help create his latest concept, the “Wing Mast”. Not only did we supply Jono with the engineering and production to make such a mast but we were determined to make sure it would point towards the sky as well as be fast.

To see the full story cover by YachtsandYachting.com click the link

https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/167884/The-story-of-the-Wing-Mast-on-Lumix

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CST Composites ISO 9001;2015 Recertification

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CST Composites ISO 9001;2015 Recertification

We are proud to announce that we have achieved recertification for both manufacturing facilities under the new ISO9001;2015 standards.

As a growing business, we guarantee to our customers a professional and transparent operating/organisational system that meets the standard recognised by over 168 nations around the world, through this recertification.

This allows customers past, present and future to have peace of mind that CST will provide a world leading professional product in a cost effective and timely manner for the mining, industrial and marine sector.

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Flashback Friday

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Today we are blowing out the cobwebs and looking back to 2010 when we made the most highly loaded tube in CST history. Transitioning the 95,000 kg working loads into the laminate made it an extremely complex tube to engineer as well as manufacture. We had to ensure that the safety factors were sufficient which resulted in the laminate thickness in some areas exceeding 75mm. Many new production processes were developed for this project, ranging from thick laminate curing to incorporating the metal threaded ends during the winding. This was a great milestone in CST history.

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Australian Global Supply Chain Integration Award

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CST was proud to receive the GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATION AWARD at the Endeavour awards last night in Melbourne. We were in good company as we were able to edge out other finalists such as Boeing and BOC. The award is recognition of our success at being able to tap into global supply chains with innovative and cost competitive components while still being based out of Australia. Chis Dixon, CST’s GM was on hand to accept the award.

Posted by CST Composites on Thursday, 12 July 2018

 

Ten years active in the Moth Class and the NEW 2018 Deck Sweeper masts

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It’s been 10 years since CST composites released the one piece M351. This mast was a revolution at the time, cutting the mast diameter from 50mm to 40mm. The Moth Worlds 2008 were won by Australian John Harris at ‘Windy’ Weymouth in July 2008.

The class has come a long way since then and we at CST are stoked to support the class and excited to celebrate the recent 8th victory with CST spars. Below is a breakdown of CST’s victories over the last ten years.

To celebrate this latest world championship win we will be releasing the production “Deck Sweeper” mast. The world championship winning mast and boom are now available:

  • Deck Sweeper DS1 Mast: Used by Paul Goodison to win the 2018 worlds and is targeted at the top end of the fleet.
  • Deck Sweeper DS4 Mast: This mast is a little stiffer and easier to sail downwind and will help the good sailor become better.
  • Tapered Bent Boom: Also used by Paul Goodison to win the 2018 worlds.

The Elite range of masts is still available and suitable for conventional sails which are still fast and current. The most popular being the Elite 21, Elite 22 and Elite 24.

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