Dario's Lab

Growing

We now have an opening for a composite fabricator/shipwright. ¬† Our workload is growing so we would like to take on another team member.Projects include UAV airframes, customer parts, RC yachts, and our A Class catamaran.A good mix of one-off prototypes for R&D, and production items. ¬† If you possess skills in carbon fiber pre-peg […]

Tamahagane

Another symbolic milestone: the last batch of Katana¬†Marblehead hulls from the existing tooling is here. The old moulds have been ‘retired’ and work will begin soon on updated tooling. Deliveries are expected to start again in mid 2015. Get in touch for more details…

A Different Look

Some quick snaps of the last shell just out of the mould. We are building a series of 10 Katana Marbleheads using a special hybrid cloth. The red bits are Kevlar. No change in structural properties, just a different and unique look. We will keep the boats in stock so grab yours today!

Digital Age

The first batch of our new Swing Rig Blocks. They come in three different ‘flavours’ to accommodate different main boom angles for different clew heights between suits. As our regular followers know, we are always passionate about sharing lessons learned in development and explaining evolving methodologies. For Katana we engineered and prototyped moulds for making […]

Glossed

The process and resin we are using for our Katana Marblehead are optimised to obtain the best ratio of resin to reinforcement fibres. In practice this means minimising the amount of resin that cures around the fibres which are themselves a fixed quantity determined by the weight and number of layers of carbon fabric put […]

The New Black

Katana Marblehead specimens just out of the moulds. More to follow shortly…

Production Line

Some more images of Katana Marblehead tooling coming together nicely…

Busy Times

Progress continues on RM tooling preparation in the workshop. In the office the A Cat design is approaching completion. R10R and IOM developments are in the pipeline and consultancy work continues on aerospace projects.

Wax On… Wax Off

Progress on Katana RM tooling: Plugs/patterns have been delivered, now preparations begin for taking female moulds.