F1 In Schools

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Kay-Dee is very happy to announce that they are helping Parkside School in Bradford in their efforts in the F1 In Schools initiative.

We were very pleased to be able to offer some of the pupils a tour of the factory and to sit and discuss their ideas for their designs in this exciting competition. Kay-Dee have already helped by rapid prototyping some aerodynamic parts for the models that the students have designed and look forward to being able to help out with the teams as the competition progresses. We were very impressed by the students. Who knows - we may have just met a world championship-winning designer of the future.

If you have an automotive application where you think Kay-Dee might be able to help, why not contact us to see what we can do for you?

3D Printing is here

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We are happy to announce that, following extensive testing, we have now purchased our first 3D printer.

Printing in a high temperature resin it allows us to produce prototype parts and moulds faster than ever.

This is allowing our customers to try parts out very cost effectively before committing to tooling up for production runs moulded in high performance Kaylan.

If you have a project and are keen to try a prototype part, why not contact us to see how we are able to help you out faster than ever?

Rally tough stuff

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Did you know that this year marks  50 years production of Ford’s iconic Escort?


For those still rallying versions of this legendary car it must come as some relief to find out that Kay-Dee can provide mudflaps to help protect it.

In fact Kay Dee supplies mudflaps and underbody protection for both privateer and works teams for such brands as Ford, Subaru, Mitsubishi and Toyota.

Supplying WRC, WEC and F1 teams, Kay-Dee are proud of their motorsports heritage.

So if you need mudflaps, sump-guard protection, suspension-arm protection, wheel-arch protection, sill protection, splitters, bump stops, suspension bushes or any other underbody protective parts why not contact us and see if we can help you with your motorsport requirements?

Too cool to be hot

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Whilst we have all been sweltering in the recent hot weather we have been busy working away making, of all things, snowplow blades.

Kaylan® is the perfect material for this application - resilient, hard wearing, impervious to salt and corrosion. And it's not just snowplow blades where Kaylan® excels - it's fantastic for all sorts of underbody protection - mats, mudflaps, scrapers, grit impellers, chute liners etc., and now is the perfect time to carry out that essential maintenance on winter-use vehicles.

So if you need any of the above items or anything else you can think of, either to replace an OEM part or a bespoke custom piece, why not contact us and see how Kaylan® can help?

Bigger IS better!

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To help us produce larger moulds faster and more cost effectively we recently invested in a Haas VF9 vertical machining centre to add to our growing CNC machine shop.

With a bed size of 2000mm x 1000mm it is helping us turn around jobs faster than ever. A continuous investment in new hardware and software

allows us to produce high quality moulds quickly and affordably to enable our customers to get top quality mouldings with short leadtimes to help them keep competitive in challenging marketplaces all around the globe.

If you have a requirement why not contact us to see how we can assist you?

Bonjour!

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It's on! Intermat 2018 has started, the stand is set up and ready to go and the team are eager to meet new and existing customers.

Intermat is one of the world's largest shows for construction and infrastructure and is taking place right now at Paris Nord Villepinte in France.

Kay-Dee has a wealth of experience servicing these sectors so whether you are an OEM or provide replacement parts, a multinational concern or a one-man-band then why not contact us and see if we can help provide you with parts produced in tough, resilient Kaylan ® to enable you to get the job done.

Problem solving -helping hands

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Lucy is a young girl who has cerebral palsy. She can only use one arm and that makes eating her favourite yoghurts  a bit tricky.

To help, Kay Dee designed a holder with a tapered hole which gently grips the pot allowing her to enjoy the yoghurt without needing help.

Once Lucy was happy that it worked we made a series of different sizes to accomodate different sizes of pots.

As director Rob Ward said "It was a really small-scale example of what we do everyday. There was a problem, we helped design a solution, made some tooling and then made some parts in different colours and hardnesses until the client, Lucy, was happy."

If you have a problem that needs a practical solution why not contact us and see if we can give you a helping hand?

Intermat 2018

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Well after a hectic few weeks getting all our exhibition kit assembled and ready, everything is packed and about to be sent to France.

Hopefully some of you will be able to visit us when we exhibit at Intermat 2018.

If you are visiting do call in and say hello - it's great to meet new friends and to catch up with old aquaintances alike!

Supplying a winning formula

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Hyundai’s victory and their 1-2 Power Stage result proved that Volkswagen finally have a worthy rival. As a proud supplier to Hyundai Motorsport we would like to congratulate the team on their success in Argentina this weekend. Gracious in the win they sent us a thank you,

     “I would like to thank you for your cooperation in 2016. Without your support last weekend’s victory in Argentina wouldn’t be possible!”  RK

 

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“Be prepared to receive further RFQs very soon! J

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsgO8oK61KQ

Volkswagen arrived in South America confident that they would win Rally Argentina, aware that Jari-Matti Latvala stood more chance of victory while Ogier suffered unfavourable running order position. This rally was their last unconquered WRC challenge. After leading for over half the distance their expectations vanished when Latvala’s front suspension gave way and he crashed. 

 

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After Kris Meeke’s surprise first win 12 months ago this was the turn of Paddon and his 57 year old codriver John Kennard, gaining New Zealand’s first WRC win on his country’s national ANZAC holiday. After Paddon very nearly lost the lead on the penultimate stage, everything finally turned out right, a veritable emotional roller coaster. 

(Excerpt from Overdive.in, to read full article go to http://overdrive.in/news/wrc-2016-hayden-paddon-claims-rally-argentina-win-for-hyundai/ )

Visit us at Bauma 2016

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