Jenks & Cattell Engineering have been working alongside a new customer since the end of 2019 to develop a prototype into a production volume laser cut fabrication.
The customer supplies the defence military vehichle industry, which is an industry Jenks & Cattell have over a decade of experience in, having fabricated a welded assembly for a lock mechanism for an alternative military vehicle over this timeframe.
Throughout the prototype process, we have supported the customer' design change's to create a cost-effective manufacturing processes to meet crash tests and satisfy design requirements.
The end use of the product is for a sliding seating system within a military vehicle, where the Jenks & Cattell Engineering team are working with two specifications of aluminium including 6082 T6 hardened, which is known for its strength and corrosion resistance.
The laser fabrication assembly is laser cut, formed on our pressbrake in the laser fabrication area, then mig welded with rivet nuts inserted. This project has an estimated turnover of over £150k.