Since the early days of wind energy, MedTec has proudly been involved in the development of composite wind turbine blades, supporting the top players in the wind industry with their goals to achieve better performing blades; increasing efficiency across their blade range and driving down the cost of wind energy.
For many years we have worked alongside customers to help develop new blade technologies and optimise existing ones, boosting their design team resource to enable them to keep up with the competition and reduce time to market.
We have vast experience in producing solid models and engineering drawings for all aspects of blade and blade components. We have assisted R&D facilities with drawings and documentation for prototype blade builds, as well as providing fully operational blade factories with production drawing packs, which include carbon and fibreglass layup drawings, glass ply and core material kits, glass cutting and laser projection files, blade assemblies and fully finished blade drawings.
We have several clients that are major suppliers in the renewable energy sector, each requiring very different solutions from us here at MedTec.
For one client, we were required to carry out concept creation, design, FEA analysis and project management of test fixtures. These standalone test fixtures gave us the perfect opportunity to encompass our entire skill base, working very closely with the client and manufacturer.
MedTec Renewable Energy
Pleased with the successful implementation and completion of the first project, the same client returned to us for the next phase of their testing program.
This required a new FEA study, and modifications to allow us to create an updated design based on the original, but to a different specification due new requirements. This new design is now running in conjunction with the original.
- Blade design for varying lengths, MW platforms, climates and wind conditions
- Composite blade components
- Structural webs and component design
- Mechanical blade components
- Tooling / Mould design – Jigs, tools, mould frame, heating systems
- Blade to hub interface, Lightning protection, Blade transportation,
- Material kitting, Laser projection and Drawing packages.
Vestas Technology UK
Since 2001 MedTec have been the go-to supplier for external CAD resource for Vestas Technology on the Isle of Wight.
On a regular rolling basis we provide experienced contract design staff whether it be an individual or a team of contractors to support them with the peaks and troughs of their blade design projects.
Over the years we have built up a vast amount of experience in the field. Working closely alongside Vestas designers we have joined them in their technology journey, as small hand built blades have developed into the large advanced composite blades we see today. We believe that it’s this level of experience along with the flexibility of our service and the trained staff we are able to supply that has helped us build such long lasting relationship.