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December 8, 2014
Unison appoints ITEC as sales and service partner in U.S.
Unison Ltd. of Scarborough, U.K., has appointed Innovative Tube Equipment Corp. (ITEC), Chicago, as its new sales and service partner in the U.S. Unison offers all-electric machines for bending tube and pipe from less than 1 in. to 9 in. dia. Read more...

Product

October 9, 2014
All-electric tube bender handles diameters to 9 in.
Unison has developed an all-electric tube bending machine that can bend tubes and pipes up to 9 in. dia. According to the company, the availability of an all-electric machine at this size level brings instant setup and precision bending to... Read more...

Product

October 3, 2014
Tube bending CAD/CAM software accommodates laser tube cutting
A new version of TubeWorks tube bending CAD/CAM software, which provides tubular metal fabricators with preproduction tools for laser cutting as well as tube bending, is available from Unison. Developed by the software consultancy... Read more...

Article

September 8, 2014
Aerospace parts manufacturer upgrades bending capability
Thin-wall material. Tight bend radii. Several radii per part. Low-volume runs. Fast turnarounds. A limited number of skilled equipment operators. It sounds like one difficulty after another, but this is business as usual at SL Engineering (SLE),... Read more...

Product

April 23, 2014
CNC tube bender designed for high-value, low-volume manufacturing
Horn Machine Tools has introduced manually operated EvBend CNC tube bending machines, offered by Unison. By combining CNC rotary draw bending with manually operated bending, the machine provides an entry point to CNC bending for low-volume,... Read more...

Product

October 14, 2013
3-D simulator speeds development of tube bending programs
Unison has launched a 3-D simulator, available from Horn Machine Tools, to help metal fabricators accelerate the development of control programs for all-electric tube bending machines. Using artificial intelligence techniques, the simulator... Read more...

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July 8, 2013
Unison adds production capacity
Unison, a Madera, Calif.-based manufacturer of all-electric tube bending machines, has opened a new facility in Scarborough, U.K. The building more than doubles the production capacity of the company and accelerates machine building times by... Read more...

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June 4, 2013
Unison receives order for largest all-electric pipe bender
Unison, Madera, Calif., has received an order from Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), a supplier of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of two shipbuilders of nuclear-powered submarines for the U.S. Navy, for an all-electric CNC machine... Read more...

Article

September 7, 2012
Fabricator trades bend-cut-bend-cut-bend-cut-weld-grind-polish-blend sequence for bend-bend-bend-polish sequence
To say that the management team at SF Tube Inc., Hayward, Calif., is frugal in its spending would be an understatement. The outlook is one of caution, making investments only after careful research. It’s not that the company doesn’t spend... Read more...

Product

April 26, 2012
Quick-change tooling enables tube benders to be reconfigured in minutes
Unison has launched a quick-change tooling system that speeds tooling changes on its all-electric tube bending machines. Available from Horn Machine Tools, the system covers all of the tooling components on the machine and includes bar code... Read more...

Article

July 20, 2011
Fabricator leaves its competitors in the dust
It wasn’t that long ago that Joe Fabiani would read Car and Driver, Motor Trend , and a handful of other magazines in his dad’s office, dreaming about the day he’d own a high-performance car. The articles and photos made an impression on... Read more...

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August 23, 2010
Milltek Sport installs Unison bending machine
Car exhaust manufacturer Milltek Sport, Derbyshire, U.K., has installed a new Breeze tube bending machine from Unison, Scarborough, U.K. The machine is Milltek Sport's first all-electric tube bender and provides the company with the ability to... Read more...

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January 12, 2010
Unison receives all-electric tube bender order from BAE Systems
Unison, Scarborough, U.K., has received an order from BAE Systems Surface Ships for a large tube bending machine to support ongoing projects, including the construction of the Royal Navy's Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. Capable of... Read more...

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December 15, 2009
Unison supplies all-electric tube bending machine to Boeing
Unison, located in Scarsborough, U.K., has supplied a second all-electric tube bending machine to Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. The Breeze 20 system can make precision bends on alloy and aluminum tubes with diameters of up to 3/4 in. It was... Read more...

Article

December 4, 2009
Punching holes in aerospace manufacturing theories
Tin banging is not a term commonly used in aerospace manufacturing. The term—sometimes greeted warmly by metal fabricators, but derided by others in the field—is used to describe the general work of making parts out of thin sheet... Read more...

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August 11, 2009
GKN Aerospace adds tube bending machines for complex parts
GKN Aerospace has installed Unison all-electric, combined left- and right-hand bending machines at its wing component operation in Filton, U.K. The machines are used to fabricate highly precise, complex tubular parts in batches usually less than... Read more...

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August 7, 2007
Unison completes environmental and quality accreditation
Unison, Scarborough, U.K., has achieved ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management system and ISO 9001 accreditation for its quality-management systems. The company designs and manufactures all-electric tube bending machines. Read more...

Article

May 8, 2007
All-electric tube benders in control
All-electric tube bending machines' performance characteristics include software-based control over the bending process, which provides high accuracy combined with brief and repeatable machine setups; low power consumption; and no toxic waste... Read more...

Product

December 12, 2006
Tube bending software upgraded
Unison has launched a new version of its Unibend Control Software. The software now includes Graph Analysis, a function that captures data on the torque values that each machine axis applies during a programmed tube bending operation. By... Read more...

Product

November 7, 2006
Tube bender introduced
Unison has added the Breeze-100, a 4-in.-dia., multistack CNC tube bender, to its all-electric machine range. The machine offers programmable control over the rotary draw bending process components and cold-bends materials such as 4-in. titanium... Read more...