Niagara Composites designs and manufactures custom composite bows for wire twisting applications worldwide. It has been working to develop a new method for quickly attaching composite bows to the machine in an effort to reduce change over time.
The research team assisted in the development of a 3D prototype bow clamp. The team then developed a clamp made from aluminum that met all operational criteria as defined by our partner. Early findings with the prototype indicate that the time to replace a bow clamp during production can now be reduced by 50 per cent or more.