Case Studies

In Pursuit of Windsurfing Excellence – Innovative Technologies from Cobra International

In Pursuit of Windsurfing Excellence – Innovative Technologies from Cobra International

23rd May 2022

In 1978, Cobra first began building windsurf boards. 44 years later, Cobra continues to drive technology development in the sport and manufactures around 80% of the world’s composite windsurf boards.

Swiftlet Compact Tactical UAV

Swiftlet Compact Tactical UAV

21st April 2022

The Swiftlet is a 5.5m wingspan compact tactical UAV developed by the Royal Thai Air Force and National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) as a multi-use platform for a broad range of operations.

COBRA supports HG Robotics with New Production Concept  for the VETAL Tail Sitter VTOL Drone

COBRA supports HG Robotics with New Production Concept for the VETAL Tail Sitter VTOL Drone

24th August 2021

Cobra International has worked with leading Thai UAV manufacturer HG Robotics since 2018, designing and productionising composite components for their multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs - or drones as they are often described).

Fliteboard Series 2

Fliteboard Series 2

21st June 2021

Fliteboard Series 2 – continuing the evolution of the world’s most advanced electric hydrofoil board.

COBRA INTERNATIONAL PROVIDE RADINN ELECTRIC JETBOARDS WITH LARGE-SCALE MANUFACTURING PLATFORM

COBRA INTERNATIONAL PROVIDE RADINN ELECTRIC JETBOARDS WITH LARGE-SCALE MANUFACTURING PLATFORM

30th April 2021

Cobra International has announced its latest collaboration with Radinn to mass produce its new range of electric powered surfboards.

COBRA INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION NEW PREPREG COMPRESSION MOULDING LINE

COBRA INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION NEW PREPREG COMPRESSION MOULDING LINE

5th April 2021

Cobra International is pleased to announce the commissioning of a new prepreg compression moulding production line.

INNOVATIONS IN SURFBOARD MANUFACTURING - TECHNOLOGIES FROM COBRA INTERNATIONAL

INNOVATIONS IN SURFBOARD MANUFACTURING - TECHNOLOGIES FROM COBRA INTERNATIONAL

8th December 2020

The key technical requirements for a surfboard include flex, weight, durability, impact resistance and vibration dampening characteristics. Different market segments place varying importance on these characteristics, with environmental considerations also gathering focus as manufacturers and end users look to reduce their impact on the planet.

ARE Tahiti Composite Canoes

ARE Tahiti Composite Canoes

19th November 2020

COBRA provide high-quality mass production for ARE Tahiti’s new Composite Canoes

COBRA’s latest watersports success story sees the group collaborate with leading outrigger canoe brand ARE Tahiti, building the company’s new canoe - or Va’a, as the traditional outrigger designs are known as in Tahiti.

NSP CocoMat - SUSTAINABLE SURFBOARD TECHNOLOGY

NSP CocoMat - SUSTAINABLE SURFBOARD TECHNOLOGY

1st October 2020

Throughout its 40-year history COBRA has sought to reduce waste and improve the environmental sustainability of its entire surfboard manufacturing process.

M CARBON PARTS FOR THE BMW S 1000 RR

M CARBON PARTS FOR THE BMW S 1000 RR

13th May 2020

COBRA Advanced Composites (CAC) has been delivering strong, light and beautiful serial production carbon fibre prepreg parts to premium automotive OEMs since 2006. CAC have worked with BMW Motorcycles on several projects since 2016, their latest collaboration with BMW seeing CAC carbon fibre parts supplied as factory options on BMW’s top of the range superbike.

SKEETA FOILING CRAFT

SKEETA FOILING CRAFT

11th November 2019

Skeeta Foiling Craft, founded by father and son team Jim and David French, have been refining their unique concept for a simple, accessible hydro foiling dinghy in Australia since 2015. In collaboration with Dr Ian Ward’s Glide Free hydrofoil technology, Skeeta Foiling Craft developed the 3.66m Skeeta and 2.9m Nikki dinghies that are available in both foiling and displacement sailing configurations, maximising the thrill of foiling in a versatile package that the whole family can use.

COMPOSITE BODY SHELL CLADDING FOR SECURITY ROBOTS

COMPOSITE BODY SHELL CLADDING FOR SECURITY ROBOTS

24th October 2019

24th October 2019 – COBRA takes great pride in providing a Design and Development (D&D) service for its clients, especially those who are completely new to the world of possibilities provided by composite materials. Taking a client's initial ideas and developing prototypes followed by production ready parts is a massive part of bringing composites into new product sectors like robotics.

FUSELAGE COVERS FOR COMPOSITE TIGER DRONES

FUSELAGE COVERS FOR COMPOSITE TIGER DRONES

24th September 2019

Fixed wing and multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs - or drones as they are often described) are a rapidly growing market for composite components and structures

FLITE ELECTRIC FOILING SURFBOARD

FLITE ELECTRIC FOILING SURFBOARD

28th March 2020

A highly engineered composite surfboard taking riders to new heights and speeds with a noise-free, wake-free experience.

AIRCRAFT TRACTOR CAB

AIRCRAFT TRACTOR CAB

28th March 2020

The first composite cab for a ground support vehicle is a robust and low maintenance solution, with precision-moulded parts to speed up production and standardize the build process.

THE LATEST EXTRACT FROM OUR 40 YEAR BOOK INTERVIEWS BRUCE WYLIE, CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER OF COBRA

THE LATEST EXTRACT FROM OUR 40 YEAR BOOK INTERVIEWS BRUCE WYLIE, CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER OF COBRA

29th November 2019

Bruce Wylie is a wind surfer through and through. From his formative early days on the water with his parents, to competing in the 1984 Olympics and World Championships, to his current role as Chief Commercial Officer, Windsurfing has always been an integral part of his life. Today he can be found spearheading the Windsurfer LT, a new type of board that was launched just last year and is already being rapidly adopted by associations around the world.

REVEALING NATURE SCULPTURE

REVEALING NATURE SCULPTURE

8th November 2018

The recently installed Revealing Nature sculpture on Hong Kong’s waterfront is a stunning eye-catcher.

SUTHERLAND FURNITURE CARBON CHAISE

SUTHERLAND FURNITURE CARBON CHAISE

6th September 2018

Transforming a traditional design through modern materials, COBRA is working with Sutherland Furniture to launch the first piece in a new range of luxury carbon fibre furniture.

THE KING COBRA

THE KING COBRA

6th September 2018

The King COBRA was a breakthrough product for COBRA, establishing their presence as a manufacturer of high performance windsurf boards and creating global visibility for the COBRA brand.

THE NEW WINDSURFER LT

THE NEW WINDSURFER LT

4th May 2018

The aim was to produce a board so simple it could be picked up off the beach and enjoyed by a first-time sailor as well as offering superb tactical fleet racing to a more advanced sailor.