An Australian company has announced that it has made the first composite dock board.
Key points: The company, KwikBox, has made a prototype of its new composite dockboardsThe boards will be manufactured by a UK companyThe boards, which are described as being “designed to work with a variety of types of components”, are intended to allow vehicles to be moved on the seas without the need for specialized toolsThe company, which calls itself Kwikbox, said the prototype is the first step in its efforts to make the boards commercially viable.
“We have already completed our design process and are now working on the final design,” Mr David Wilson, KkuBox’s CEO, said in a statement.
“Our goal is to start manufacturing in 2017 and the first prototype will be available to the public in 2019.”
The boards have a wide range of applications, including for marine freight, road haulage, power distribution and transportation of vehicles on the sea, and they can also be used for manufacturing purposes.
“The company says the boards are intended for use on boats and small ships and are designed to work together to provide a seamless transport.”
This is an important step in our process, as we have demonstrated that we can manufacture a composite dock on a range of different platforms,” Mr Wilson said.”
It is important to note that we are still a relatively young company in the industry, so there is a lot of work to be done.
“The boards are expected to be available in late 2018 or early 2019.
Mr Wilson said the company was working with a UK manufacturer to finalise the final specifications.”
In a nutshell, we are looking for the best combination of stiffness, strength and water resistance for the board,” he said.
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