KMF Group invests in the latest forming technology
Posted on 01 Apr 2021 and read 398 times
Staffordshire-based KMF Precision Sheet Metal
, the fabrication arm of the KMF Group, has installed a Trumpf Trubend Cell 7000 complete with Wireless ACB (automatically controlled bend technology) as part of plans formulated in 2015 to a rolling technology investment programme.
Terry Stanway, KMF purchasing and facilities director, said: “The combined offerings from the current technology will ensure that we can now investigate lights-out production opportunities for larger volume demand, particularly for smaller components, where additional capacity is required.
“The installation of the autobend cell represents the first phase of investment in 2021, during which time we also expect to commit to further technology advancements with an upgrade to our existing automated twin system laser cell.
“From initial investigations it is expected that this project is likely to result in production cycle reductions of up to 60% across a range of material types and gauges.”