Category Archives: Resin infusion

vacuum-assisted resin transfer process which produces strong, minimum weight parts

Big camera for you

Next time you’re standing petrified on a bungy jump platform near Queenstown, take a look at the super-size camera housing that is pointing at you. It might take your mind off the impending plunge. Ahh, no!  I’m too busy being … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon fibre, Resin infusion, Tourism |

Full-carbon Snare Drum

Peter Robertson, who owns Hunter Custom Drums, picked up two more full-carbon fibre snare drum shells from us today. After assembling the drums, Peter will take them this weekend to the Finn Brothers studio in Auckland. Hopefully the musos will … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon fibre, Music, Resin infusion |

Business After Five

BA5, short for ‘Business After Five’, are informal events designed to encourage networking among Southland manufacturers.  FI Innovations was excited to host the December BA5 evening, with over 40 people enjoying drinks and nibbles at our Otepuni Ave premises. Gareth, … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon fibre, Composites, Flexible products, Industrial, Marine, Resin infusion, Urethane |

Bullet-proof Boating

A carbon fibre jet boat pod with bolt-on carbon fibre seats was an innovative solution for Queenstown’s iconic Shotover Jet when they wanted to remodel their jet boat fleet.  This gained them fuel savings, a stronger structure with harder-wearing floors and stunning visual … Continue reading

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Christchurch Sewer Pipe

Falling masonry and cracked, lumpy roads were obvious infrastructure effects of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that rocked Canterbury at 4.35am on 4 September 2010. Below ground however, lurked a far more urgent casualty.  A city sewer pipeline buried metres underground … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Infrastructure, Fibreglass, Resin infusion |

Project Carbon – partnering Stabicraft Marine

Project Carbon is an exciting partnership, involving collaboration between Stabicraft Marine, Caliber Design and Fi Innovation. Stabicraft, working with Mike Whittaker from Caliber Design, has developed the Fisher 1600 pontoon boat. To make it stand out from the crowd, and to save … Continue reading

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