Multiplast - Groupe Carboman produces the foils for Figaro 3, the first Bénéteau boat to be fitted with these tools for flying

 

Multiplast-Groupe Carboman produces the foils for Figaro 3, the first Bénéteau boat to be fitted with these appendages.

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Figaro 3

GROUPE BENETEAU, the world leader in the manufacture of cruising boats, has entrusted MULTIPLAST GROUPE CARBOMAN to build the foils for its new monotype in the Figaro Class.

Worldwide request for quotation

In the summer of 2016, Bénéteau Group launched a global  tender call to find a subcontractor able to produce the foils for its new cruising monotype designed by VPLP. The goal was ambitious, because the selected yard will have to produce two foils per week for one year, scrupulously respecting both the monotype design and in a strict economic framework.

Selected a few days before the 2016 Nautic, the knowledge of the company from Vannes, not least the technologies used in wind power by Plastinov (closed mould, resin infusion, etc.), enabled Multiplast to take up the challenge.

Samuel Napoléoni, engineer in charge of the project at Multiplast explains : "A first mould section of about 500 mm was quickly machined in order to carry out the process of validation tests. Each test took a week, we ran the process for a fortnight in order to work any "bugs" out of the construction procedure. At the beginning of the year, our objective was  to make the manufacturing process strong enough to start mass production. In parallel, we produced the moulds and worked on the ergonomics of the workstation. It provided great satisfaction when  at the end of June we took out the first four foils. At that time, we knew that we were on the right path."

 

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Launch of the Maxi trimaran Edmond de Rothschild after 20 months of construction at Multiplast- Groupe carboman

 

Launch of the Maxi trimaran Edmond de Rothschild after 20 months of construction at Multiplast - Groupe Carboman

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sortie de chantier Gitana

It was at 5AM Monday morning (17/07) that Multiplast's assembly hall doors finally opened to allow the launch of the Maxi trimaran Edmond de Rothschild. At 32 metres long and 23 metres wide, the boat, suspended by a crane 10 metres up, didn't go unnoticed...

Concentred innovation

Multiplast teams had the opportunity to build a boat that was highly refined in its design. The Gitana design team and Guillaume Verdier have, in particular, developed the flight capabilities, the optimisation of the composite structure, the control systems and the reduction of the aerodynamic drag of this multihull. This giant is the first ocean trimaran designed specifically to navigate completly on its foils, rudders and center board. Until now, these appendages served only to relieve the platform; today, a new threshold in boat design has been crossed.

In terms of innovation, for the first time, Multiplast had the opportunity to produce the maxi multihull arms in the giant autoclave at the Airbus plant in Nantes. Asked by Guillaume Verdier, the architect, Multiplast's links with the world of aeronautics made possible to propose to Gitana the processes and industrial methods usually reserved for the manufacture of the Airbus A350.

20 months to build

The Maxi trimaran Edmond de Rothschild was born thanks to the close cooperation between the client and the teams at the construction site in Vannes. In total some 170,000 hours of work were required to carry out the build for this 20-month project. For the 70 Multiplast employees, divided into eight teams, this project represented some 96 000 hours of work (excluding the toolings)

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Multiplast - Groupe Carboman inaugurates its new facilities devoted to the manufacture of parts for the aerospace industry


Multiplast nouveau btimentMultiplast-Groupe Carboman inaugurates its new facilities devoted to the manufacture of parts for the aerospace industry.

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After 11 months of hard work, Multiplast's new production hall was inaugurated on friday 14th of October.

This new building will be used to manufacture series parts for the aerospace, defence and space industries, as well as housing Multiplast teams, from management to engineering and R&D.

 

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The central dome of the Russian Orthodox Cultural and Spiritual Center in Paris is put in place by the Multiplast team

Pose dome Cathedrale russe The central dome of the Russian Orthodox Cultural and Spiritual Center in Paris is put in place by the Multiplast teams.

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Less than a year after the project began, last Saturday, the 19th of March, saw the Multiplast team put in place the main dome of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Paris. This operation was performed in the presence of His Excellency Alexander ORLOV, Ambassador of the Russian Federation in France, Monseigneur NESTOR, Orthodox Bishop of France, Jean-Michel WILMOTTE, the architect in charge of the project, as well as numerous other figures from the world of politics and beyond.
                                                         

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