Frewer Engineering Utilises Technologies for Novel Composites Solutions

Composite materials are highly applicable to aerospace, renewable energy generation and any scenario where high strength to weight ratio requirements render metallic alternatives inadequate. In aerospace particularly, novel solutions are often required to tackle challenging environments with unique temperature, deflection and weight requirements.

Frewer has utilised technologies such as cyanate ester resin systems and co-moulded carbon-Kevlar components to meet demanding customer requirements. Using in-house developed translators from CAD/CAM to FEA, Frewer is even developing more efficient modelling methods specifically for filament winding technologies, to provide more efficient and accurate analyses than ever for composite structures. The company says its agile and cutting-edge approach to composite design & analysis allows us to stay abreast of the latest technological advancements in novel and environmentally sympathetic resin and fibre systems, catalysed by our close relationships with academic partners and industry leading manufacturers.

Frewer also recently restructured to provide a more versatile and agile resource pool to our customers, to which it says it is already seeing the benefits. This was implemented in response to customer and market demands for higher levels of delivery-focus, as well as material-agnostic design development for our customers.

Frewer’s customers have greater access than ever to its existing composites design and analysis specialists, and new additions who bring experience from previous projects / organisations. A recent case study involved its programming experts, who previously sat outside the composites team, developing bespoke software to rapidly optimise a complex composite structure thanks to its enhanced agility and access to the relevant resource. However, the backbone of Frewer’s composites team remains unchanged, with Peter Frewer as Chief Engineer and Chris Brown as Design Manager, providing decades of governance experience over the expanding team.