A major remote applications client required our help designing and manufacturing a guiding system to help with the engineering of their products.

Using our years of expertise, we were able to design a custom guiding system that helped to improve productivity and accuracy during production. The mock-up Dummy Test Blanket Module (Dummy TBM-MU) and the mock-up TBM Frame that we delivered to our client were identical to the actual frames that will be in use within a fusion reactor, both in terms of relevant geometry and mass.

Made of carbon steel plates and weighing 8 tonnes, the Dummy TBM-MU needed to be lifted from and lowered into the mock-up TBM frame – this is a distance of 2.4m, with only a 6mm clearance around the edges. Repeatedly controlling the position of such a heavy object with millimetric accuracy is a major challenge, made no easier by the fact that its centre of gravity could be shifted.

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This large project involved the design and manufacture of a bespoke jig for the assembly of A220 aircraft, helping to automate the process to increase efficiencies and productivity.

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Container Machining Fixture

When our client needed a fixture to securely hold a fabricated nuclear waste container box, our years of expertise within the nuclear industry made the Manufax team the ideal people for the job.

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MRO Engine Tooling

A major jet engine builder tasked the Manufax team to manufacture an engine tooling system and commission them at multiple sites across the globe.

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Vacuum Fixtures

At Manufax, we have the in-house capabilities to manufacture vacuum fixtures to high tolerances and precise surface finishes.

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C-Series Aileron 5-Axis Fixture

Ailerons are crucial for the successful flight of an aircraft, so precision is key when it comes to manufacturing. When our client needed a 5-axis fixture for the machining of their ailerons we were happy to help, making use of our experience within the sector.

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Bloodhound

We are proud to be product sponsors for Bloodhound SSC and were keen to be involved in the project wherever possible.

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