Just right for the short production runs typical in ship and boat building
Ships, boats, hydrofoils or oil rigs – why plastics are ideal
Boat builders and naval architects have been utilising plastics increasingly for very many years. Their resistance to corrosion is a leading reason; but also they look good, are tough and can be shaped more readily than metal to suit the curved lines of ships and boats.
Rotational moulding has the particular merit that tooling is inexpensive, which is just right for the short production runs typical in ship and boat building. Where appearance of a part is important, tecni-form are well placed to provide almost any colour or texture that you demand. And they are particularly expert at building up assemblies of plastics and metals, meaning that tecni-form can deliver complex components to you, all ready to fit.
Some examples of the uses of rotational moulding in the marine setting are:
- Flotation devices, tanks and reservoirs
- The hulls of kayaks, dinghies, yacht tenders, etc.
- Dashboards, coamings, housings for navigation equipment, seats and whole cabin assemblies
- Ventilation ducting, stowages and galley detailing
A call to tecni-form with your idea could well pay off. They always enjoy discussing projects: each one is a challenge to their enthusiastic design team. Have a look at the section describing the full rotational moulding process and at the rest of this website. You will find it an impressive resource and it may inspire some ideas.