Kayak Launches Two Agile Manufacturing Businesses

5th Axis, Inc. of Stonington, CT, designed and built the first kayak with integrated extendable pontoons that make it nearly impossible to swamp the craft. The entire job, from preliminary sketches to prototype kayak, was completed in a little over a month. The primary objective of this first project was not to design a new kind of kayak, but simply to prove out and demonstrate the company’s agile CNC manufacturing technologies.

When Doug Posich launched 5th Axis, Inc. he wanted to take on a demonstration project that would highlight his job shop’s agile prototyping and manufacturing capabilities. They brainstormed a new kind of kayak with extendable pontoons that would make it stable enough allow the captain to stand up and fish. The race was on!

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