Supporting UK Composites

Outsourcing Cutting and Kitting Support for the UK Composites Sector

MSA Manufacturing

Composites UK member MSA Manufacturing Ltd. (MSA), based in Wimborne, Dorset, is an independent company which specialises in the machining, cutting and kitting of fabrics, cores and sheet materials for the composites industry. As manufacturing companies restart production, now is the time to do business differently, possibly having to operate with less staff and restrictions on usable factory space due to the need to implement social distancing.

Max Osmond, CEO of MSA Manufacturing explains how outsourcing can bridge production gaps and space challenges as industries recommence manufacturing: “During the restart period, MSA can help composite part producers by providing a reliable, high quality outsourcing service for cut to size materials, parts and complete kits. Outsourcing allows companies to control costs to match their demand, and optimise production space for safe working output of their highest added value processes.”

To explain to composites part producers the range of services and benefits of outsourcing kitting and cutting to MSA Manufacturing, a new guide titled - Outsource to MSA Manufacturing with Confidence – is now available.

Simply click on the image to download your PDF copy of the new guide from the MSA website. here.

MSA has a proven track record in the UK composites industry, being an approved supply chain partner for NORCO Composites, Sunseeker International and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.

Operating under ISO 9001, MSA is also JOSCAR Stage 2 accredited for the defence, aerospace and security sectors. Cut materials and kits are provided with full traceability, and PPAP for engineering and manufacturing is also available.

Material outsourcing services provided by MSA include:

  • Core and composite plate machining and kitting
  • Cutting, slitting and kitting of 2D/3D reinforcement fabrics, prepreg, adhesive film, peel-ply and surface veils
  • 2D preform kit assembly of multilayer bonded reinforcements
  • CNC machining - 3 & 5 axis milling, waterjet, wire, knife (ply) cutting.

Being independent, MSA offers its customers supply chain flexibility; materials produced from approved suppliers for reinforcements, cores and sheet products can be supplied, or alternatively MSA will use customer supplied free issue material.

Added value digital engineering services provided include: kit designing from CAD and templates; surface flattening; 3D scanning and 2D digitising; reverse engineering and prototyping; optimising material processes and developing sub-assemblies.



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