Apr 8, 2017

Vesconite CNC MillVesconite, global leader in engineered marine thermoplastics, has purchased a state-of-the-art Haas VF-11 5-axis vertical CNC machining center. It will produce complex parts from the company's polymers, Vesconite and VesconiteHilube, and offer boatbuilders a wide range of design options to integrate into their projects.

While Vesconite is renowned in the commercial marine market for its rudder, stern tube and other bearings, it has quickly made a name for itself in the recreational sector. It manufactures daggerboard trunks and rudder housings for numerous high-performance foiling sailboat builders, including HH Catamarans.

Vesconite is self-lubricating and has no stick-slip, making it perfect for components that are often difficult to access. The polymer has exceptional wear properties, even under severe load. It offers extreme dimensional stability and will machine to tolerances of +/-0.001".

The Haas VF-11 will enable Vesconite to easily set up complex machining projects and it's fast, so it will dramatically reduce lead times. It has an XYZ axis size of 120" x 40" x 30" to accommodate large pieces of material.

Contact Vesconite, PO Box 40647, Cleveland, Johannesburg 2022, South Africa. US toll-free: 866-635-7596; Fax: 212-937-3184. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.vesconite.com.

 

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VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL MARINA WELCOMES STEVE SINCLAIR AS DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS - FIRST YACHT TO BE WELCOMED TO THE NEW MARINA IN MID-AUGUST

Steve Sinclair 400Marina management expert Steve Sinclair has been appointed as director of operations for the new Victoria International Marina.

Sinclair will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the marina, including welcoming guests, provisioning and servicing yachts, and working with the concierge team to anticipate owner and guest needs and requests.

“We are incredibly excited to have Steve Sinclair join our team, knowing that his combined knowledge of marina management and the west coast waters of BC will be an amazing asset to the operation of the new Victoria International Marina,” says Craig Norris, CEO of Community Marine Concepts...READ MORE

FINANCIAL POST REPORTS - HOW BRP CAUGHT A BIG WAVE, WHILE BOMBARDIER WAS LEFT TREADING WATER

BRP Logo 400In a recent story in the Financial Post, writer Alicja Siekierska reported that BRP's stock is at all-time highs, it has a new dividend and an ambitious growth plan, meanwhile the former parent limps along.

We thought our readers would find this story interesting. It’s a reflection of BRP innovation and the strength of the boating market. 

On April 3, 2003, José Boisjoli gathered the 2,000 employees at Bombardier Inc.’s historic recreational product division in Valcourt, Que. to break some big news: The core unit upon which the aerospace and transportation giant had been built was being sold. READ MORE