Scott Bader (Wollaston, UK) featured the Spanish Ariane 3 Moto3 World Championship racing motorcycle in its booth, with its Crystic gel-coated and vacuum-infused carbon fiber Crestapol 1250LV resin composite body panel parts, bonded with Crestabond structural adhesive. New for 2015 was GelTint, a new, fully automated, high-speed gel coat volumetric tinting and color matching service, developed by Scott Bader’s R&D group. This new gel coat service is able to rapidly fulfill orders in 20-kg batches for a pigmented gel coat from the full RAL color range, with the new tinting system also able to color match to order from a suitable sample provided. The new volumetric tinting system reportedly can pigment any gel coat base resin to a high level of batch-to-batch consistency; brush and spray grades are offered across the Crystic gel coat range. Currently, the GelTint service is only available to UK customers, but plans are in place to extend the service more locally across Europe and beyond, later in the year.
Editor PickShape Machining launches ShapeTex preforming
Under the ShapeTex brand, Shape offers a capability to manufacture highly efficient, structurally optimized preforms with minimum waste to suit a wide variety of components across a range of industries.