In December, we recognised the need for another CNC machine to keep up with our workload, increase capacity and improve efficiency. The Uniport 5 CNC portal milling machine designed by Unisign does just that and more.
The Unisign vertical machining centre offers a large machining area with a minimum of floor space and enables fast and accurate machining due to its high milling and drilling capacities. The featured twin bed, offers 7m (3.5m each) of working space, allowing us to machine on one side whilst having the ability to load and clamp on the other. This ultimately reduces downtime of the machine, keeping costs to a minimum.
The multi-axis heads were also another great selling point with this milling machine as they enable us to put compound holes and angles into the tooling we make at ease. Plus, due to the high demand for our other multi-axis machines, having more in the factory frees up the allowance on the others, increasing productivity. We will also be looking to increase our capacity are set to look into purchasing another CNC machine at the MACH 2018 exhibition in April, you can find out more about this event in our news article: “The best of UK manufacturing all under one roof at MACH 2018”
Another quality of the Uniport 5 is its ability to machine any type of material on a large scale, including longer pieces of titanium. We have already used the machine for various aerospace projects, it was particularly useful when machining aluminium billets for an Airbus A320. You can find out more about our aerospace tooling by visiting: www.cubeprecision.com/industries/aerospace-defence
Neil Clifton, Managing Director at Cube comments on the new machine:
“It is great to be in the position where we are constantly needing to keep up with the demand and acquire more machines. It really is a testament to how well the business is doing at the moment.
“We decided to buy the new Uniport 5 CNC Portal machining centre specifically for the size of its twin bed to enable us to machine longer pieces of material without the need for several setups.”
At Cube, we will continue to look out for the best machines to add value to our customers wherever we can. If you would like to work with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.5th April 2018