Sizing & Analysis

Sizing & Analysis

Throughout most of my career, I’ve been fortunate to have really smart aerodynamic & CFD engineers tell me how stiff and strong I need to make my wing, or reliability engineers how high an iPad must be able to fall without breaking. Designing a foil from scratch,...
Design & Architecture

Design & Architecture

From afar, Project Cedrus might not look that different from other foils on the market. But it is, thanks to unique architecture that allows for a range of manufacturing processes. Material and process are integral. The manufacturing processes you use for carbon fiber...
Motivation

Motivation

“Black aluminum” is a term used in the aerospace industry to describe composite structures or components that are not optimized for the material and process. Essentially, it refers to taking an existing aluminum component, and making the exact same design out of a...
Introduction

Introduction

Comprised of cellulose fibers in lignin matrix, wood is the oldest and all natural composite material. Exploited by our earliest ancestors for tools, shelter, and energy, it was the west coast First Nations who harnessed the most raw form of felled cedar trees in the...