"Lagniel designs custom continuous motion machines that assemble components and check quality at speeds of 500 parts per minute or more," FTPO reports.
Round, symmetrical parts lend themselves well to this technique," FTPO reports.
The quality of the molding is essential for the longevity of the boat, the FTPO notes.
But, says the FTPO, what Zodiak and other French constructors--including Beneteau, Dufour, and Kingcat--are awaiting is a new technique for the injection of composites: resin infusion under flexible tooling (RIFT).
In early June I was invited on a press tour organized by the French Technology Press Organization (FTPO), which is the U.S.
Over a period of five days we (three other journalists and myself, plus our trusty FTPO liaison) had meetings with 12 companies, one political figure and two employees of a natural food outlet, which was very similar to a small scale Whole Foods Market.