A UK company has recently doubled its capacity for precision cutting of composites – a process which it says is vital to reducing waste and improving efficiency.

Bindatex, headquartered in the North West of England is an ISO 9001 certified company which specializes in the precision cutting of difficult to cut materials – namely a range of fiber-reinforced thermosets and thermoplastics. The company’s cutting capabilities include slitting, traverse wound spooling, narrow width precision slitting for automated fiber placement (AFP) and automated tape laying (ATL), micrometer slitting/kiss cutting, sheet and die cutting, and flake/chopped fiber production. Currently, it is the only company in the UK that can undertake precision slitting of composite materials to widths as low as 1 mm.

They have the ability to process carbon and glass fiber prepreg materials in a range of formats including unidirectional (UD) tapes and traverse wound spools, thermoplastic and thermoset carbon fiber prepreg, woven fabrics and multi-axial fabrics and non-woven materials.

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