Boat mold structure
United Kingdom

Boat mold structure,United Kingdom

Boat mold structure

Location: United Kingdom
Software used: Advance Steel

Design office: Westbury Park Engineering

Project description:
The project is a steel structure for sustaining a fiber glass boat mold. The difficulty of the project was to have the steel structure ensure the stiffness of the mold, so that the fiberglass would not crack.

"The steelwork for the project was designed and built around a 3D surface model supplied by our client and converted for AutoCAD by GRAITEC. Once the construction lines were in place the remaining structure was a breeze using Advance Steel. There were no major issues and the model was completed in three days and all drawings were created within the week. The client was showing some concern with less than a week before the first mold had to be turned and released that we were not on site to install the steelwork. It seems that formerly the installation took seven men and two to three weeks as the structure was fabricated on site and in situ. With three days to go before 'D Day' our TWO men arrived on site with the pre-fabricated assemblies and in TWO days the structure was erected and we were home in time for tea with a day to spare. Thanks to Advance Steel we knew the structure would fit long before we arrived on site, the structure could be built in manageable sub-assemblies and with bolted joints there was no need for any welding on site." - Nial Ball, Engineer at Westbury Park Engineering

Boat mold structure,United Kingdom

Boat mold structure,United Kingdom

Boat mold structure,United Kingdom