Niagara Composites

Niagara Composites
Project Type

Process Improvement

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

 

Niagara Composites was last modified: March 7th, 2017 by cms007ad