Compmillennia’s parts were fabricated in days, and required post-curing at 125 F for 15 hours so that their flat table mold and carbon beam molds could be cycled, often two or three times per week, says Crane.
“Brian was fabulous. He completely understood the project, and turned it around quickly,” says Crane. “I also had a large-scale training program (for the fabrication crew) with Belle Blanding, a composite consultant, to ensure consistent results without problems.” George Ritter, PhD, at Edison Welding Institute, in Columbus, Ohio handled the development of the DNV Class Approved joint to connect the composites, says Crane.
As the gigayacht and other recent projects demonstrate, Crane and Gardiner have great accomplishments and look forward to more. “I just like to help push forward some new ideas, and provide good quality jobs for a lot of people,” says Crane. “The future is bright.”