Few, if any, boat companies can match Stingray's commitment
to advancing technology. Using tools that were unavailable just a few years
ago, Stingray boats are built with unequalled precision and efficiency. Having
these tools in-house gives us the benefit of pushing the technological edge even
further. While pushing the technological edge and using new tools we are also
aware that some things require the delicacy of a human touch. At every step of
the building process Stingray integrates the precision of technology and the
judgement of skilled craftsmen.
Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing
We spend a great deal of time working out the details of your new Stingray
with a computer model before we commit the design to the fiberglass. Major
components are "assembled" on screen where we study various parameters and
make any necessary adjustments. This computer model contains the information
required for the next step in the process - 3D milling.
This machine produces three-dimensional parts identical to the computer model.
While a full size part is the end result, the ability to cut and study an
accurate scale model of the intended part is a definite advantage to the
Stingray design team.
Robotic Lamination Facility
A unique overhead tram system specially developed just
for Stingray. It allows parts under construction to be moved about the plant under
Water Jet Cutting Machine
A large percentage of parts on a Stingray are cut out using this high pressure
water jet. A stream of water .007" thick at over 50,000 psi cuts quickly and
neatly through a variety of materials much more easily than could be done by
hand. This frees us to concentrate on the important job of designing and
ensuring quality parts.
Cutting irregular shapes can be a real challenge. The computer helps us to "nest"
a group of parts efficiently to minimize waste. That information goes into one of
our Computerized Numeric Control (CNC) routers for precision cutting of parts
like bulkheads, cabin doors, and interior parts.
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