February 2, 2015
Precision Aerospace Engineers choose UNISON tube bending technology
Unison has won a significant order for tube bending machinery from the precision aerospace engineering company, Supercraft. The machinery will help Supercraft to expand operations at its new manufacturing facility in Brough, UK, in preparation for contracts recently secured from major aerospace customers. It will also provide the software flexibility needed to enhance productivity of specialist low volume parts through use of ‘closed-loop’ manufacturing techniques. Supercraft is a leading manufacturer of precision components and assemblies for military and civil aerospace companies – its facility in Brough specializes in the production of pipes and ducting for aircraft wings. The company makes extensive use of CNC tube and pipe bending technology and is capable of fabricating parts involving complex precision bends in tubes up to 100 mm in diameter. Automated bending machines in the workshop at Brough are networked to a central CAD/CAM resource which includes an advanced laser-based coordinate measuring machine (CMM).