West Midlands Combined Authority have launched their cycle hire scheme across the West Midlands. Working in conjunction with Serco and Pashley Cycles, Universal Fabrications manufactured the docking stations which can be found at major bus, metro and train stations, visitor attractions and city or town centres.
This battery box was designed by our customer and prepared for manufacture by our in-house design team. Our client had concerns regarding overall size, weight capacity and weld strength, we focused our efforts to keep within the guidelines presented, and sign off was achieved quickly. Using our Amada punch/laser combi we were able to create a cost efficient solution to our clients design.
Brief: To produce a customer’s part from 3 drawn items
Design: Universal Fabrications’ engineers responded with a re-designed ‘one-piece’ solution, therefore removing the weld assembly operations
Brief: To machine from solid aluminium a 2 piece differential casing using a customer’s 3d model, with tight time constraints and very tight tolerances, this was a job for our most senior of staff members.
Solution: Using two of our 5 Axis machining centres the parts were completed in time and finished to an excellent quality. The customer was delighted and we received fantastic feedback from their engineers doing the build.
Brief: To design and manufacture a number of Police Vehicle Security Cages for single special vehicles and a full fleet of vehicles
Solution: Here at Universal Fabrications, we have designed and manufactured different variants of security cages for over 20 years. Therefore we were able to draw on our expertise to complete the brief perfectly for our client.
The electronics housing was part of an order which consisted of over 100 parts and assemblies which included many different final finishes. With such a large amount of parts on order and the need for them to be delivered in sets, a great deal of production management was introduced.
The result of the extensive planning was a smooth and unhindered build at the customers end, this also helped to complete their project ahead of time.
The housing came about after many meetings with both the Universal team of design engineers and the customers. This helped to moved the project away from using costly machined items to a more cost effective laser cut fabrication.
This also saved the customer a lot of lead time as the sheet metal equivalent was faster to produce.
Brief: To design and manufacture a lifting solution to assist with the opening of a production vehicle bonnet.
Solution: A gas strut was chosen to assist with lifting the load. This was then built into a easy to carry and use system made from sheet metal components and Tig welded together.
Brief: To engineer a design solution to hold the service pipes for the Channel Tunnel Rail link TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine)
Design: An initial mock quarter pipe of the tunnel was manufactured and fitted with the newly designed brackets and steel work. The concept was presented in Paris and the contract was won
Universal Fabrications Ltd has had much experience with the Tunnelling industry and has since completed significant contracts In the UK, Denmark, Singapore & Hong Kong.