Plyable has over 15 years experience in the composites industry.
We were frustrated by the process and the lack of innovation in “state of the art” processing. Composites has enjoyed huge growth due to the uptake in many diverse sectors but the prototyping and moulding process has not developed at the same rate.
High performance carbon fibre composite design and engineering specialist MODE was formed in 2012 by Martin Oughton, applying his extensive expertise and experience of the elite F1 and Grand Prix yacht industries to aerospace, automotive and marine sectors.
Martin has over 10 years’ experience in high performance carbon fibre composite R&D – from designing carbon pull rods for F1 teams to creating world-first high performance composite structures for yachts for the likes of Team Invictus, Future Fibres Rigging Systems (FFRS), Formtech Composites, Caterham Composites.
A serial start-up CTO Adam has over 10 years experience founding and growing technology businesses in silicon valley. Before moving into manufacturing 4.0 Adam created a big data tool to expand the scope, reach and impact of sustainability programmes for the likes of PepsiCo, RB and Tesco.
Adam leads the technology team applying machine learning technologies and manufacturing science to the automation of mould design. Current areas of focus and are on computational geometry, mesh analysis and computer vision/gradient descent methods.
Adam started working with composite materials in 2010 and via working in Formula One has gone on to gain a huge amount of experience across a range of roles.
His experience in the industry, combined with a deep technical knowledge of the engineering, manufacturing and procurement challenges that posed by composite mould tools, led him whilst working on a joint project with Plyable CEO Martin Oughton to devise the Plyable concept.
Other notable recent projects include studying for an engineering degree via a distance learning course.