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Component Finishing and Machining

A composite product is not complete until it has been finished or machined to its final form. For simple parts where tight tolerances are not critical it may be acceptable to trim parts using hand tools and the high level of skill of the Lentus manufacturing team.

However, where composite materials are used in highly stressed applications, structural components or aerodynamic elements, dimensional control of the finished part is critical. Lentus has access to 3-axis, 4-axis and 5-axis machining facilities to finish composite parts. Lentus also has the capability to accurately turn composite components for use in high speed machinery such as high speed motors/generators, vacuum pump components or energy storage fly wheels for example.

This machining capability is backed up with dimensional inspection capability including 3D laser scanning, CNC coordinate measuring machines and conventional gauges and inspection jigs.