Manufacturing

SD Sails Manufacturing Process

SD Sails offers an extensive textile manufacturing service, covering multiple products and industries, where textile-based product development and manufacturing facilities are required.

Our large-scale automated cutting machine transposes our CAD files directly on to the fabric. The multi-functional tool head allows us to plot job references, panel numbers, seam allowances and strike-up marks, before cutting everything from the panel outlines to the smallest bolt hole. This hi-tech process ensures accuracy to 0.25mm and reduces cloth wastage to the bare minimum.

Once cut, all our waterproof fabrics are seamed together using one of our two large travelling-head Fiab HF welding machines, mounted on a 20m track, ensuring a totally waterproof permanently bonded join. Our shade fabrics are seamed together using one of ten heavy-duty industrial sewing machines running heavy Teflon thread, which is guaranteed against UV degradation for up to 15 years.

Depending on the fabric type, the canopy is finished with either webbing or cable edges, which are load-rated according to the size with a minimum safety factor of two, meaning you can be confident that our work is built to last.

SD Sails Manufacturing services

Cutting & Plotting

HF Welding

Stitching

Finishing

Examples of our work in this area include safety and protective equipment for the automotive and aeronautical industries, rescue equipment for the emergency services, projection screens for the leisure industry, stage dressing for the exhibition and entertainments industries, and creative living spaces for the tourist industry.

If you have a project with a textile element that requires designing, developing or fabricating, please get in touch today to speak to one of our technical advisors.