Case Study – University of Oxford – Tidal & Wind EnergyGet It Made is proud to work with a wide range of top-class universities at the cutting edge of research.
Recently, Get It Made recently had great success working alongside the Tidal and Wind Energy Research Group at the University of Oxford to produce high-quality CNC machined parts for their international research project.
The ProblemTheir project, which conducted research into constructive interference effects on tidal turbines is another example of Get It Made’s close partnership with universities and research institutions.
The team at The University of Oxford required high-precision CNC milled parts in order to test their scientific hypotheses. To accurately measure the results of the experiment, it was imperative that the manufactured parts were free from defects and produced to the exacting standards required.
The turbine models themselves consisted of 1.2m diameter rotors with a nacelle of 1m length, and included a variety of sensors to measure individual blade and overall rotor loads, as well as a motor and gearbox to control the speed in different conditions. The precision of the CNC machined components from Get It Made ensured the turbine drivetrains operated smoothly and the electrical equipment stayed dry which was essential for obtaining high quality results.