Research & Development
In it with the innovators
We thrive at the leading edge of composite research and development, utilising new technologies and techniques to push our clients further.
Our team gets up in the morning to hear clients say things like "Can this actually be done?" or "We might be crazy, but could we...".
From developing the application of composite nanotechnology to finding a way to 3D print and produce the largest carbon sculpture ever made in New Zealand, if it pushes the boundaries, we're all in.
If you know that you need a product or component to meet certain criteria but you're still working out the design and want to test and learn as you go, let's work in parallel.
"We'd never attempted anything like this before."
Emirates Team New Zealand
An alignment of values, coupled with fast-paced prototyping meant a perfect partnership.
Te Ahi Tupua
Stacey Gordine and his team scoured the globe for someone who could build their 12-meter-high structure, to no avail. Then Kilwell Fibrelab presented a solution, right on their doorstep.
When LTA research needed a production partner for their 21st-century Airship, they tested the world's best. And they chose Kilwell Fibrelab.
Hardy Rifle Engineering
Hardy Rifle Engineering set out with a clear goal; produce a world-leading precision rifle that combines incredible accuracy and usability with showstopping design.
How can we help?
Keen to team up?
Let us know what you have in mind, and one of our team will get in touch to talk through your project and scope it with you. If you would like to share any drawings now, please do. Or, if you would prefer that we enter in an NDA first, we can make that happen quickly and easily.