Price changes for 2022

Unfortunately Ceilidh Composite Technologies has also been affected by the increase in raw material costs in the composite industry. During 2021 the average carbon pre-preg price for our products increased by 5%, a price increase that we chose to absorb in our sales prices.

However recently we have been advised of another 10% increase in raw materials prices with immediate effect. Unfortunately this means we will be forced to increase our prices with an average of 4% over the entire product range.

It is disappointing for us that this has happened, but we will be able to keep the prices for all items already on order with us, and all items ordered before 10th January.

CNC capacity

CNC capacity

Ceilidh Composite Technologies is currently installing a new CNC bed to expand the plug and mould making capacities. The new machine which will be used to mill smaller moulds, parts and carbon plates has working dimensions of 1600mm x 800mm x 120mm. Together with the recently implemented 3D CAD drawing capabilities it will be possible to visualise new products and make mockups during product development. While this CNC bed is relatively small the plan is to test the suitability within the factory workflow before considering upgrading to a larger installation.

Vuelta time trial

Roglič using the handlebars

Together with team Jumbo-Visma and Pontis Engineering Ceilidh Composite Technologies has produced a special handle bar for their time trial bikes.

The new handlebars bring a 25% decrease in weight and increased aerodynamic performance. This setup was used by Primož Roglič with great succes, winning the 2019 La Vuelta time trial.

With 3D printed plugs (mother forms) Ceilidh utilized their short run mould concept to manufacture the parts. With 2 iterations of the design to increase strength and ‘countability’ the extensions incorporate thin stainless steel plates in way of bolts for fixation, and are hollow to enable placement of gear cables .

For an article and short clip by team Jumbo-Visma, check here

Carbon Yard for Norfolk Broads

Recently we supplied a new carbon fibre yard for the 94 year old ‘topsail’ rigged ‘Breeze’ on the Norfolk Broads. In order to achieve the required stiffness fore-aft to ensure suitable leech tension on the mainsail the new Soling Mast profile was chosen. At 105mm * 70mm with an integrated sail track this profile gave an improvement of around 50% of stiffness compared to the original carbon tube while weighing in at 13kg for a 7.5 meter spar.

With a turn-around time of 22 days including transport to the UK the customer was pleased to get on the water at one of the important races in the Broads calendar.

For more information and enquiries, please contact us here.