3Flex foils and fairings are selectively flexible, with the construction method covered in our International Patent Application. The foils can be 3D printed, moulded or CNC manufactured with the resulting control surfaces and or streamlined body forms able to defy conventional performance limitations. We can't reveal everything yet, but we can tell you that the technology works for:
- Propellers - reduce vibration, noise, ventilation, cavitation and corrosion, thereby improving efficiency
- Fairings - reduce platform, fuselage and/or component drag using flexible streamlined forms
- Hydrofoils - passive flexibility allows our foils to be tuned to perform differently with speed and dramatically reduce peak loads
- Hull Forms - maintain hull rigidity, absorb vibration, improve slam performance and reduce hull maintenance requirements
- Hydroplanes - selective flexibility extends the working range of the planes without adjustment
- Control Surfaces - our rudders, stabilisers, keels, fins, etc. are efficient, extremely durable and have a higher range of operation than conventional construction
- Wings - flexibility combined with our patent pending trailing edge turbulence control is ideal for UUV technology
IDPortal Hydrodynamics and CADceptual have been working together since 2012 on underwater technology and are working together to deliver this new technology.
CADceptual are expert in Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM) and product delivery. CADceptual have a long list of clients and a flexible resource base of contracted experts. Together we are able to design and manufacture organic forms for real world applications.