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ACL Contact Details

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01935 841 002
Mr Andrew Cox
Burlingham Farm
Burlinghams Lane
BA22 8PP

About ACL

ACL aims to provide a fully-rounded engineering service, one that is based upon an extensive composites design and build experience.

By combining work in a number of industries and applications there occurs a cross-fertilisation of ideas and concepts, providing clients with insight into the full design solution.

ACL are able to offer the following services:
  • Conceptual design, based on specific requirements and cost limitations
  • Preparation of formal specification
  • Value engineering - design to cost
  • Full analytical support including classical stress analysis and FE, preparation of formal reports and approvals from formal authority (FE systems include Strand7)
  • Vibration and fatigue analysis
  • Composite bolted joint analysis
  • Solid modelling (SolidWorks 2005)
  • Full preparation of manufacturing drawings (AutoCAD and SolidWorks)
  • Material selection, specification and test of all laminates, resin systems and build process
  • Specification and testing of all bonded joints, including adhesive type and procedure
  • Development and completion of test regimes (either on site or with subcontractors)
  • Full project cost preparation and project management
  • Manufacturing support and supervision
  • Project QA - set-up of initial requirements and ongoing build monitoring
  • Control and supervision of installations
  • In-service inspection and survey

In the rapidly developing world of advanced composites ACL works to ensure close working relationships with leading UK raw material suppliers. This has resulted in the involvement with several material development programmes including carbon fibre and low temperature curing resin systems.

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Statement of Capability
Formed - 2001.

Aims - To provide a high quality, responsive and cost effective consultative service encompassing:
  • Manufacturing assistance
  • Specialised technical support
  • Design, supply and installation

Activities - Centred around composite structures and bonded technology in the fields of:
  • Aerospace
  • Architectural
  • Leisure Rides
  • Marine
  • Mass Transit
  • Radomes
  • Special Projects

Processes - Include:
  • Filament Winding
  • Resin infusion
  • Low Temp. Pre-preg / oven cure
  • High Temp. Pre-preg /autoclave cure
  • RTM
  • Press moulding
  • Handlay
  • Chopper / Spray application

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