Regent Engineering are an SME manufacturing complex sheet metal. Its established ‘baseplate’ products are in high demand across a range of sectors including infrastructure and automotive.
Regent engaged the MTC to carry out a structural analysis of the baseplate products, to assess their performance and to decrease the manufacturing cost.
The MTC constructed a number of assessments on the baseplate under different conditions and analysed the results to gain the best possible outcome.
Current baseplate products were tested under load conditions experienced in severe gale-force winds.
A range of down-gauged models were also trialled, to assess if different sheet metal materials or a reduction in the sheet gauge thickness was potentially viable as an alternative.