Model 4.5m - Spinning Aluminium Microwave Reflectors
Our capacity for spinning aluminium microwave reflectors is probably the largest in Europe, with plant and tooling covering all sizes up to 4.5 metres diameter (15 feet) in a variety of popular focal lengths. We operate three specialised spinning lathes in 1.2, 2.4, 3.7 and 4.5m capacities with a variety of steel and aluminium tooling. Popular antenna sizes of reflector such as 0.9m, 1.2m, 1.5m and 1.8m and 2.4m are usually available ex-stock.
The advantages of hand spinning include:
- Rapid development
- Low to zero NRE costs when existing tooling is used
- Short time to market
- Reduced risk
A short video of a 3.7m antenna being spun is embedded here.