ENGINEERS PUT SKILLS TO THE TEST TO HELP INNOVATIVE START-UP BUSINESS
Engineers at a Norfolk firm are using their skills and knowledge to support product development at a local start-up business.
Composites engineers from Mussett Engineering, in Loddon, are working with aerial photography firm HexCam, based in Taverham, Norwich, to look at ways to make their innovative radio-controlled multirotor aerial camera system lighter and stronger.
The radio-controlled aircraft are used to take aerial photos and HD video anywhere from ground level to 120m altitude.
Composites manager Graham Muff said: ‘These sort of projects are really interesting for us as they pose new engineering challenges.
‘This isn’t a product which we’ve worked with before but as composites engineers, we know that carbon fibre can be used to make products lighter and stronger, so it has useful applications for all sorts of businesses.’
He added: ‘The majority of our work comes from the automotive and motorsport sectors, so working closely with a local start-up business is a great opportunity for us to test our skills on something new and something really different.’
Elliott Corke, director of HexCam, said: ‘We are looking forward to working with Mussett Composites.
‘To find a specialist company on our doorstep who are open to new ideas and able to help us take our flight equipment to a new level is an exciting prospect and we hope that our collaboration is something that will continue as both our business and the UK UAV industry continue to develop.’
Press release by www.lexiamedia.co.uk