Aggressive investments in an unparalleled quantity of the most advanced equipment and machinery for production, R&D and QA/QC, along with new software and process implementation, has been one of the key factors for PCT's success.
Our facilities house state of the art production technology including a 6-axis CNC milling machine that machines metal components; the largest 5-axis CNC milling machine in the Middle East, along with a multitude of waterjet cutting machines and CNC cutting tables. Our Marble & Stone and UHPC divisions are outfitted with multi wire marble cutting machines and an in-house UHPC mixer plant.
The 6 and 5-axis machines are at the heart of PCT, milling raw blocks to the exact geometry of the required moulds.
The two metal workshops enable PCT to find and produce fast and cost efficient solutions to fulfill the big and samll clients whishes, for example small sophisticated titanium fittings for the racing yacht projects or huge transport racks for FRP-parts. Fully equipped with ultra precise CNC metal milling and drilling machines, welding equipment, sandblast cabin, etc.
With this robotic technology single-curved or double-curved panel shape designs can be transferred directly from CAD to the PCT FlexMould. Compared to traditional moulding techniques it is significantly more cost- and time-effective leaving less time from design to finished product and shortening lead times. Currently PCT has 9 FlexMoulds: 5 PCT FlexMould 1000, area 5 x 3,2 meters, min. curvature radius 1000 mm 4 PCT FlexMould 2000, area 4,6 x 3 meters, min. curvature radius 2000 mm Weight up
Similar to closed-mold injection, the RTM machine drives mixed, air-free resin - if necessary with high injection pressures - into closed moulds containing high fibre content layups. The RTM machine’s on-ratio mixed material pressure forces the air ahead of the mixed material, wetting the composite preform fibers, which leads to high quality components.
Waterjet cutting is especially advantageous in cutting composites and complex shapes.The waterjet’s inherent cold cutting quality allows materials to be cut without undergoing thermal stress. Despite the high kinetic energy in waterjet cutting part deformation is avoided and high cutting accuracy is achieved without leaving any frayed edges or burrs. The excellent edge quality in many cases eliminates the need for secondary finishing processes.
Precisely cut reinforcement materials like carbon- or glasfibre fabrics save cost and improve the quality of the FRP-Parts.
The high pressure in an autoclave produces a void free, properly cured part that will perform as intended for its designed usage with minimum tolerances. The pressure removes every last bit of air making the parts strong, stiff and light weight.
Our biggest 5-axis machine serves an area of 26m x 8m x 3m. A slightly smaller 5-Axis 20 x 8 x 3m, a 16m x 6m x 3m and a high precision 6-axis machine 6,5m x 3m x1,5m are the heart of our mould manufacturing area, milling the raw blocks to the exact geometry of the required moulds. No bed is less than 3m long.