Saturday, 22 September 2018

Customer Projects!

So, if this weather is anything to go by, it's safe to say that Summer is officially over! But what a great one we've had this year!
To celebrate, we thought we'd show you some of the things our customers have been creating over the past few months.

This photo was recently sent in by one of our customers - what a great job!
These gorgeous kayaks are "based on 1.5mm birch ply. Only tools were a Japanese dovetail saw, a small plane and a drill. One weighs 16 kg, the other 17kg. They work well (but will not be used in serious whitewater)."
We think they're absolutely fantastic!

Those of you with young children will no doubt recognise the creations featured in these photos!

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Customer Focus: Jade Bowmer

It's been a while since we had a chat with one of our customers, so we got in touch with local artist, Jade Bowmer. Jade skilfully uses our Water Clear Epoxy resin to create her marine-inspired masterpieces.

Jade Bowmer, with her piece, 'Adaption'

In Jade's own words, "having grown up living in Cornwall, the sea has always been important to me and has hugely influenced my practice, I think perhaps that’s why I am so interested in water and also why I choose to work with resin. In my work I aim to capture those moments of fluidity and

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Facebook Promotion: Terms and Conditions

  1. Winning entry will be drawn at random using a random number generator, on Wednesday 13th June, 2018.
  2. Promotions are only available for entry by UK residents.
  3. Entrants must 'Like' both the CFS Fibreglass Facebook Page AND the appropriate promotional image.
  4. Prizes cannot be exchanged for alternative items, equivalent monetary value or vouchers.
  5. Prizes will be sent via courier, upon receipt of winner's delivery address.
  6. No purchase necessary.
  7. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

CFS are Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award winners!

CFS has won the Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers.

Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews. Those that meet the high standard, based on the number of reviews they have collected, and their average rating, are awarded. A badge of honour, this accreditation remains unique, as it is based purely on the interactions with verified customers. As all reviews are verified as genuine, the accreditation is a true reflection of a business’ commitment to outstanding service.

CFS met the criteria of collecting at least 50 reviews between January 1st 2017 and December 31st 2017, with a Feefo service rating of between 4.5 and 5.0.

Chris Willey, CFS commented: “It’s a real honour to receive this award from Feefo. To be recognised for

Friday, 9 June 2017

Amazing Customers' Products 2017

#1 Capital Bee

Dr Evils' nearby nuclear plant did wonders for honey output.
This may be the biggest pacifist bee (for largest killer bee see: Worlds Largest Killer Bee, Hidalgo Texas ) and it's just up the road from us at the Eden Project it's well worth a visit if you are in Cornwall. As you can see she is happily pollenating plants and never laying eggs in the brains of tourists.

The eyes really follow you around the room
We are loving those fibreglass compound eyes produced from our very own resin, which you can see
here ready to be installed. Thanks to Louise and the team at Eden for the photos.

#2 Extreme Airfix

Mum, can i hang it from the ceiling?
It's questions you would never think of asking but we have the answers. What do you do when you need to train ground crew to move around a fighter jet that doesn't exist? How do you even build a

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

This Month In Fibreglass: March 2017

Where else can you find a compilation of news stories so diverse as wool based composites, massive dragons and Greek/Australian porch pillars. Only in our blog, no refunds for wasted life here...

No Sweat-er

Somewhere for you to relax
Using a sheeps backside as somewhere to rest your backside is nothing new, I've been doing it for years. What makes this a good idea I wish I thought of though, is compressing wool and using it as a composite reinforcement, it's genius and that's what they do at Solidwool. It's not just posh chairs, you can also make table and drink coasters amongst other items.

Somewhere for ewe to Relax
The BBC have featured the Devon couple involved in a TV show where they explain....

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

An Exploration of 3D Printing

In our latest blog we will be exploring the remarkable world of 3D printing, and the far-reaching consequences it has on countless industries; from medicine to fashion to aerospace engineering, and even to your own desk!

Early 3D printing began in the 1980's, but over the last few years we have seen unprecedented advancements in printing technology. We can now print, not only in plastics, but in metals, ceramics, bio materials, food, and more!

Print solutions provide a helping hand...

Click here for some examples of the incredible range of things that we are able to print in our day and age. From bikinis, to soil, to selfies, to scans of unborn babies, this list has us wondering what printable prize will be next! One of our favourites is the use of 3D printing to create low cost prosthetic limbs for amputees, such as 16 year old bomb victim Daniel Omar. As 3D printing provides a cheap and quick alternative to traditional prosthetics, we are hopeful it can break down the cost barrier that prevents so many from receiving prosthetic limbs.

Daniel Omar, 16 year old bomb victim from Sudan, with his 3D printed prosthetic arm