The 5-axis CNC machine.
The 5-axis CNC machine.

Scheduled to open in January 2012, the new Tooling Centre will be available to multiaxial reinforcements producer and composites distributor METYX Composites' customers worldwide as a value added service.

The METYX Composites Tooling Centre incorporates a 5-axis CNC machine for production of large plugs and moulds for the automotive, wind energy, marine and other industries. The machine has a 4 m z axis and a 6.2 m y axis. This makes it one of the largest CNC machines in the region for the composites industry, notes METYX.

The new Tooling Centre will also include a metal workshop to facilitate production of aluminium moulds.

“We are thrilled to deliver another significant value added service to our customers,” says Ugur Ustunel, VP New Business Development, METYX Composites.

“Since the launch of our closed mould product range, METYCORE, we noticed the industry needed a reliable, low cost tooling shop that could respond to customers’ tooling challenges – rapidly and effectively. This market driven approach triggered our investment decision. Our solution allows customers to continue focusing on their core business while maximising their return on investment.”