Newcomb Spring Corporation has purchased a WAFIOS FMU 6.7 high-performance multi-axis spring and wire forming machine for installation in its Ooltewah, TN plant. The WAFIOS FMU 6.7 will enable Newcomb to efficiently manufacture custom springs and wire forms using materials up to 0.25-inches (6.30 mm) in diameter, and increase the Company's capacity to serve the agricultural, military, environmental control, aerospace, automotive and other industries. The WAFIOS FMU 6.7 uses a fully automated process that significantly reduces prototyping and production times by virtually eliminating the need for hand finishing and labor-intensive processes.
"The new WAFIOS FMU 6.7 machine will enable Newcomb to provide our customers with extremely high-quality parts and rapid large-part prototypes," stated Keith Porter, Sr., plant manager at Newcomb's Tennessee location. "Previously, to create these parts, manufacturers have had to do a considerable amount of secondary finishing, which can increase labor costs as well as delivery timeframes. The installation of the FMU 6.7 gives our customers access to the highest quality, American-made parts with higher accuracy, higher repeatability and less handling," said Porter.
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