bigHead Bonding Fasteners is pleased to have secured a base for its composite fastening solutions development team within Cranfield University Technology Park, home to nearly 60 science, technology and knowledge-based businesses. Lawrence Cook and Oli le Marquand Brown now occupy an office within the Innovation Centre, a stone’s throw from the University’s Enhanced Composites and Structures Centre. bigHead has a long and close association with this Centre that has established graduate research programmes focussing on applied research into composite materials and their manufacturing processes. Both Lawrence and Oli are former graduates themselves.
“As a base for composite materials & process research this could not be bettered”, commented Lawrence, “We have excellent composite expertise and research facilities on our doorstep, we are surrounded by innovative companies and we are centrally based in the UK. This is the ideal place to develop demonstration facilities to show design & manufacturing stakeholders how we can streamline bigHead fastener integration within polymer composite components and associated production tooling. Our latest development and investment is a demonstration tool for ‘Lean Moulding ®’ composite fastening within SMC compression moulded materials” You can find out more about that HERE