Adding to the already unusual roster of products we have been asked to produce parts for, we were recently approached to play a role in the manufacture of bassoon crooks.
Utilising our tube tapering process, we have now begun manufacturing the parts for this woodwind instrument that has been in popular existence since the 19th century.
For those who don’t know, the crook is a short piece of metal tubing that links the double reed with the body of this instrument that is used to play music written in the bass and tenor clefs. In addition to this, these tapered brass tubes are a perfect example of the diverse application of our processes.
Having been approached by BAE Systems to help on improving an existing design of lightening conductor guarding the carbon fibre radar dome for the fleet of Type 45’s.
Techniswage were able to fulfil their requirement through their subcontractor Lola. The brief was to reduce the diameter of a stainless steel tube in a stepped form to a smaller diameter over 2 metres in order to throw off vortexes created when the air circulated around the straight (non tapered) existing lightening conductor poles. The process was successful and all seven Destroyers were fitted out with the new system within the short window of 5 weeks whilst in dock.
The Birmingham Post (Graeme Brown, Regional Business Editor - 30.04.13) reported on the success of Techniswage in their Business pages.
Techniswage have seen a 30% increase in revenue since helping to make the stainless steel tubes that formed the famous Olympic cauldron centrepiece.
Techniswage have invested £100,000 in new equipment as a result of the increase in orders, including production for GKN Driveline of the new Maserati variant's prop shafts. Click here to read full article.