Truss Structure / Marine Sensor Mast
Marine. Build to print. Our customer designed their own truss structure to be used as a mast for sensors in a maritime environment.
Utilizing RWC’s stock carbon fiber tubing for their design, the customer supplied custom-designed, 3D-printed, titanium gussets to connect the tubes. The final structure was very lightweight, stiff and strong, with a 40% weight savings compared to aluminum tubes. The material offered corrosion resistance for the harsh marine environment in which the sensor mast would be operating.
Rock West also provided Precision Assembly Services. Utilizing our manufacturing expertise in joining tubes to metallic end fittings, we followed our customer’s design and assembled this truss structure to meet tight specifications, in addition to providing time and cost savings.