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Beakbane, a UK manufacturer of bellows and machinery protection systems, has launched a subcontract sheet-metal fabrication service.

According to the company, this is aimed at customers who want to ensure supplier stability in uncertain economic conditions.

Beakbane claims that it will provide stability to companies that may have lost existing suppliers or have concerns about the viability of their supply chain.

The company is a long-term supplier to industries such as machine tool building, rail transport, medical equipment, food and beverage services, power generation and heavy plants.

Its customers include Bombardier, Varian Medical Systems and machine tool manufacturer Mazak.

To support its subcontracting service, Beakbane has re-equipped its sheet-metal operation with a Trumpf 3030 laser profiling machine and two LVD 3m CNC easy-form laser press brakes.

These complement its existing Trumpf combination laser/punch machine.

It claims that it can now punch or profile and bend to a high degree of accuracy up to 20mm in mild steel, 12mm in stainless steel and 8mm in aluminium.

Beakbane is offering a complete service, including design (using 2D and 3D systems such as AutoCAD and Solidworks), profiling or punching, folding, MIG, TIG, spot and gas welding, mechanical and electrical assembly and finishing.

It complements this with the fabric and polymer manufacturing capabilities from its bellows manufacturing and also has an in-house facility for the design and manufacture of high-quality composite components.

The company already works with a number of customers on a supply partnership basis to manufacture complete complex products – such as hot-drinks dispensing trolleys for hospitals – and has been ISO 9001 accredited since 1994.

Beakbane also supplies products that combine metal fabrications with flexible fabrics and materials for protecting or connecting moving components.

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