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Compcut upgrades European supply and service

Rising demand for composite cutting machines will be met by new European partner Aptco Technologies.

14th March 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Holsworthy, Devon, UK

Transport/​Aerospace, Industrial

Compcut, the specialist designer and manufacture of state-of-the-art composite cutting and machining solutions, powered by Sharp & Tappin Technology, is improving its supply and service to the European market by teaming up with specialist partner Aptco Technologies.

Aptco will now contribute to the composite cutting revolution by actively promoting, selling and technically supporting the latest Compcut composite cutting machines, which are used primarily for the swift and safe preparation of consistently accurate composite test samples.

As Compcut machines are acquired by more leading manufacturers, test houses and academic institutions, their use is fast becoming the norm for producing test samples. Demand for the technology is rising both in Europe and in the US, where the technology is already well established and supported under the Labcut brand by Extec Technologies.

Across mainland Europe the exciting new partnership with Aptco Technologies will allow more companies and organisations to produce critical composite test samples using Compcut machines. They will join hundreds of composite engineers who now realise that the technology is safer, easier, quicker, cleaner, cost-effective and more consistent.

Jon Small, Compcut Head of Sales, commented: “We are absolutely delighted, and feel very fortunate to be able to partner with the fantastic team at Aptco Technologies. Whilst we have already sold to a number of high-profile customers in mainland Europe we have up until this point held back on actively supplying machines in the territories as we did not feel confident that we could effectively locally supply and support a large number of units.”

“The Aptco team do not only have local reach and knowledge, but they have significant experience producing, supplying and technically supporting a range of machinery used for materials testing. They are a true paneuropean operation with a commercial head office in Belgium and a technical base in Germany. We are very excited to be able to supply more customers across Europe and look forward to making many more friends along the way.”

This year, the Compcut and Aptco Technologies teams will be attending JEC World in Paris, where they will be demonstrating how effective the machines are by cutting materials live on their stand.

Maarten Debrouwere, Aptco Technologies Sales said: “Please do come and meet up with us on the Compcut stand (Hall 6, stand R73). The Compcut machines have the capability to accurately cut an array of possible composite materials, including Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP), Ceramic and other matrix composites (CMC), as well as Thermoplastic and Aramid Fibre composites. If you would like to see if the machine is suitable for your materials, please bring a composite material to test in a live demonstration.”

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