Pair of Tube-Bending Machines Slated for Aircraft MRO by British AirsJuly 1, 2014
The British Airs maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility at Heathrow Airport has ordered two tube-bending machines from UK-based Unison Ltd. (Horn Machine Tools, Madera, CA). One machine is an EvBend 1000 semi-manual bender with CNC control, the other is a fully CNC all-electric Breeze model equipped with the firm’s laser-controlled springback-compensation system.Unison will provide all associated tooling, as well as a Faro portable coordinate-measuring machine and related software. The tube benders will fabricate, among other parts, replacement rigid hydraulic tubes including titanium-alloy thick-walled tubes.
See also: Horn Machine Tools, Inc.