McConaghy’s Commercial Composites division was established in 2014 to provide composite solutions to both the naval and commercial sectors. Innovation in production methodologies and the advancement of composite knowledge have been in the DNA of McConaghy since the beginning.
McConaghy’s Commercial Composites division continues to build marine vessels for the commercial sector, supplying a new generation of high speed, high-eﬃciency craft and components that set a new a benchmark in operational productivity, speed of service and operating characteristics.
Composite structures have an exceedingly long life span and exceptional fatigue properties. Coupled with low maintenance requirements, the longevity and durability of composites is a benefit in critical applications.
Composites are used to produce the highest strength-to-weight ratio structures known to man and McConaghy has initiated research into, and the prototyping of, advanced components for commercial vessels, components for renewable energy generation, the construction industry and aerospace sector.
McConaghy has also been involved with shoreside architectural constructions, on a massive scale.
McConaghy consistently innovate, test and improve our techniques, applying composite technology to new fields as well as refining the production, mechanical properties, and minimising weight of composites in existing applications. We have assembled a team of in-house experts covering all facets of composite building to create a company with unique capabilities.
Why choose composite?
Composite materials offer a wide scope of benefits. They are most often selected for their heightened structural strength for reduced given weight.
Composite materials can be designed to meet the specific strength requirements of an application. A distinct advantage of composites, over other materials, is the ability to use many combinations of resins and reinforcements, and therefore tailor the mechanical and physical properties of a structure to its specific requirements.
Composites materials are both lightweight and high strength. In fact, composites are used to produce the highest strength-to-weight ratio structures known to man.
Composites provide long-term resistance to severe chemicals and volatile temperatures. Composites are the material of choice for outdoor exposure, chemical handling applications and service in extreme environments.
Composites have an advantage over other materials because they can be moulded into complex shapes at relatively low cost. The flexibility offers designers a broad range of design freedom, which is the hallmark of composite achievement.
Composite structures have an exceedingly long life span and exceptional fatigue properties. Coupled with low maintenance requirements, the longevity of composites is a benefit in critical applications. In a half-century of composite development, well-designed composite structures have yet to require refurbishment.