CNC Robotics delivered to International customer, Suprema Marine, a KUKA KR210, part of our M-Series, with 12-meters long linear axis for milling operations. Suprema Marine, based in the Kingdom of Bahrain, manufacture a range of pedigree offshore speedboats, and rely on CNC Robotics technology to manufacture the moulds needed to lay up the fiberglass hulls.
Suprema Marine build high-quality, yet affordable sport boats serving the global market. Founded by a core team of leading yacht-building specialists dedicated to quality, innovation and technological superiority.
Vitmar have introduced a hyper-efficient system that combined extensive design planning with innovated construction techniques. To reduce the time for boat delivery, they create modular solutions for the base elements of the boat and were searching for a technological solution to help them keep base costs to a minimum.
CNC Robotics provided Vitmar with a robotic system to aid plug manufacturing and allow model making for each boat. The robot allows for the trimming of composites, plastic material and carbon, meaning all trimming operations on the product can be undertaken with accuracy and speed.
The 7-axis robotic system aids precision, agility, higher levels of repeatability and helps fabricate custom fittings on the carbon base in turn allowing for superbly engineered details.
The track-mounted robot is also programmed to produce the contours of moulds from PU foam (polyurethane), creating an accurate replica of the shape required. The flexibility of the robot, combined with the reach attainable when using the 15 metre linear track, allows Suprema Marine to manufacture the large and complex 3 dimensional profiles needed for their high quality range of luxury boats.
Borrowing from the automotive industry, Vitmar’s approach to using robotics to automate specific tasks in boat building, such as the application of gelcoats to fiberglass hulls and decks allows them to produce an affordable yet high quality yacht. Beyond the benefits of time saving and ensuring consistent quality, the introduction of this robotic system frees up the Vitmar team from the messiest steps in the production process to focus instead on the hand finished interior details that they are renowned for.