Core Machining & Kitting
MSA Manufacturing production facilities are equipped with cutting equipment to handle almost any type of closed cell foam core and honeycomb core material used in composite laminate part production, with grooves, perforations, scrims, contours and finish combinations as required.
Core materials cut and kitted include:
- Foam cores (PVC, SAN, PET, PU)
- Honeycomb cores (PVC, PC, Al, Aramid)
- Balsa core materials
Core cutting capabilities include:
Kit Design & Kitting Services
Material cutting patterns are optimized to minimize material costs and waste. Kits are supplied by MSA with full traceability, with each part of a kit being clearly labelled. To save production time for customers, kits are sequentially packed to make it as quick and easy as possible to unpack and use on the shop floor.
All kits are based on customer supplied data in 2D or 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) model form. The design of each cut to shape piece in a kit takes into account the component core and laminate design of the part, any restrictions due to the materials specified, the final part’s end use and the manufacturing processes used by both MSA and the customer.
Surface Flattening – is part of MSA Manufacturing’s Digital Engineering kit design process for producing accurately cut kits for complex, curved parts, such as boat hulls, aerofoils, or wind turbine blades; digitally flattening curved surfaces enables the exact material shape and dimensions needed for each kit part to be calculated and programmed for CNC machining and cutting.