All Electric Tube Bending- Unison- Supplying the Royal Air Force for over 13 years

June 14th, 2017


Unison has been working closely with the Royal Air Force (RAF) since the installation of their first all-electric tube bending machine in 2004. Selected Military of Defence (MOD) suppliers must demonstrate technical services and advice that is consistent, reliable and economically-rational, proving that Unison is a knowledgeable and trusted vendor.

As the air component of the United Kingdom’s Armed Forces, the RAF employ the use of Unison tube bending machines, software and precision tooling to produce tubular aerospace and defence parts.

“Our long-term relationship with the RAF is a critical step in improving performance across our products and enables both parties to grow and develop,” says Unison’s Head of Sales and Support, Stuart Calvert. “The MOD’s procurement commitment to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) has helped businesses such as Unison to gain a greater share in the defence business and we take great pride in being one of their chosen suppliers.”

In addition to their Unison Breeze all-electric tube bending machine, the RAF also operate numerous EB1000 machines (pictured) which are manually operated, precision controlled, 3-axis tube bending machines. They offer accurate, multi-plane bending at a lower cost than most CNC benders. It’s CNC control includes a PC based 15” touch screen and is capable of processing up to 100 bends per component, storing infinite parts and connecting to both CAD and most tube measuring systems.

About the RAF

The Royal Air Force is the United Kingdom’s aerial warfare force. Formed towards the end of the First World War on 1 April 1918, it is the oldest independent air force in the world. Today the Royal Air Force maintains an operational fleet of various types of aircraft, described by the RAF as being “leading-edge” in terms of technology.

About Unison Ltd

Unison Ltd is the leading tube bending machine specialist offering the most extensive range of all-electric tube bending machines in the market. Custom products tailored to specific customer requirements account for a significant proportion of our business, for diverse market sectors including aerospace, automotive, marine, oil and gas, energy and bespoke products.

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