RESEARCH, DESIGN AND 3D CONCEPTION
The team of our engineering office is composed of designers as well as professional engineers allowing to link design and technique. Before any prototype or manufacturing launch, each part is designed in CAD (Computer Aided Design) in order to optimize the different parameters of the part (weight, manufacturing process, …). An upstream digital study mainly allows us to have a qualitative product quickly and, above all, to reduce costs by avoiding multiple prototypes. The experience and databases acquired by our R&D and technical teams allow us to optimize the design time of your product for a fast and efficient development. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
In the study phase, we work with various advanced software (design and numerical simulation: structure, fluid flows, …). The advantage of this software is also to allow you to see and validate your future product before its production.
Our engineering office and workshops are located in the same premises. The teams are in permanent contact, which reduces the time to produce the prototype up to two days after design validation.
Once the prototype has been validated, production start-up is carried out in an optimized and reliable manner, reducing manual interventions to a minimum, thanks to the manufacturing tools and processes developed by our teams.
EXPERT ENGINEERING OFFICE IN COMPOSITE
Tanguy Le Bihan, head of the Design Office, draws on his twenty years of experience in naval architecture and composite materials. His career has enabled him to design and produce recognized boats, some of which are highly innovative, such as the Alphena One, a sailboat with electric auxiliary propulsion. Surrounded today by an expert team for its design office, we can give you the benefit of our expertise on all your projects using composite materials.
TANGUY LE BIHAN
CEO - Naval architect
Living in Brest, in love with everything that floats. Passionate about naval architecture, regattas and cruising, he created in 2006 the design office TLB naval architecture with a large number of very varied studies in his pocket (from 8 to 30 m). Since 2014 Tanguy has been involved in the design of foils on all supports, kitesurfing, windsurfing, motor multihulls, monohulls… In 2016 he decided to launch the Foil and Co adventure to offer a complete solution, from development to production, in France, to companies wishing to go on the foil adventure.
Marc has more than ten years of experience in the R&D departments of Olympic sailing teams, on yachts for such prestigious races as the America’s Cup, the Volvo Ocean Race and others. Expert in the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD), particularly 3D modeling, he has gained valuable experience in CFD, Composite, Naval Architecture, Building Methods and Project Management. In 2014, Marc founded IS & 3D ENG to offer his expertise to clients requiring 3D engineering services in the development of advanced technologies. He joins Foil and Co in 2016 for the 3D engineering part.
JULIEN LE BIHAN
From electric boats in Lorient to wooden boats in Dubai, a professional career as a shipyard manager and then project manager allowed Julien to discover shipbuilding. And since the age of 9, when he put my feet on his first Tiga Swift, his passion for board sports has never diminished. Married and father of two children, Julien strives to instill in them the values of respect for others and protection of the oceans. Some good sound to make heads move on that (Julien mixes in his spare time and that’s it!).
After training as a mechanic in the merchant navy, then 3 years of experience in different groups in La Rochelle, Fabien joined the French Navy as a navel mechanic (orientation workshop machining/welding), the last 5 years of which were spent at the navy yacht club in Brest. Fascinated by the sea and 4×4s, Fabien will put in 2016 his skills as an outstanding handyman/ “Géo Trouvetou” at the service of the Foil and Co. adventure.
A QUALITY PROCESS FROM DESIGN TO PRODUCTION
Throughout the project, several “feedbacks” with you take place in order to validate all the steps: