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AWE TUNING ADDS CRIPPA 980LE CNC TUBE BENDER TO GROWING “AWE IN HOUSE” CAMPAIGN

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Josh Davis, Performance Specialist
AWE Tuning
215.658.1875
jdavis@awe-tuning.com
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Horsham, Pennsylvania
March 20, 2017

AWE TUNING ADDS CRIPPA 980LE CNC TUBE BENDER TO GROWING “AWE IN HOUSE” CAMPAIGN

AWE Tuning announced their Crippa 980LE CNC tube bender under their “AWE in House” campaign (#AWEinHouse) today. The Crippa bender, installed in 2016, sits within the manufacturing floor at AWE Tuning Horsham world headquarters.

AWE has conducted time studies using the Crippa and realized significant efficiency gains since bringing the “17,000 pounds of tube bending fury” into the production mix.

“With the Crippa’s multi-stack tooling, we are able to bend multiple radii and angles at once resulting in changeover time reduction and cycle time reduction as high as 80%. Further, the development life cycle is reduced by 20% due to its solid modeling integration enabling us to launch products at a much faster rate,” stated Jason Hertz, AWE Tuning’s Production Manager.

“The Crippa 980LE is a state-of-the-art bender that gives us the technological advantage to improve every facet of our operation today and in the future.”

 

 

“AWE and Crippa share a common goal: to unlock performance that gives our customers a competitive advantage,” says Jeffrey Edmunds, vice president of sales for Crippa USA LLC.

“On the track or in the shop, we both work every day to deliver the technology and products that keep our customers in the lead and pulling away.”



Below is a brief summary of the Crippa’s unique benefits within the AWE Tuning organization.

“We chose the Crippa bender because of its robust hardware configuration that allows solid modeling integration, SOLIDWORKS® data and designs are transitioned to the Crippa’s interface for seamless bend program creation, the all-electric motion drive (no hydraulics) enables precise repeatability and less power (we’re green), and the ability to execute multiple bends with incredible precision,” Hertz explained.



Additional integration of the Crippa within the AWE production line has been cited as:

  • Any radius can be bent (including multiple radii on the same tube) with the proper tooling
  • Software simulation of exact machine movement prevents collisions
  • 9-axis, all-electric, servo-driven, with full-interpolated control (simultaneous, precise movement)
  • Multiple radii, more bends, less welds equals longevity


About AWE Tuning

AWE Tuning is the authority in automotive performance engineering. From award winning handcrafted performance exhausts to track-tested carbon fiber intakes and performance intercoolers, AWE innovates, designs, retails and distributes AWE Tuning brand performance products globally through its preferred network of dealers, online and from its state-of-the-art headquarters outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since 1991, AWE's elite team of researchers, engineers, innovators and drivers have track-tested and introduced premium performance upgrades for some of the finest automobiles in the world.


About CRIPPA

Crippa was founded as a one-man company by Agostino Crippa in 1948 and became a limited company in 1977. For over a half century Crippa’s expertise has been sharply focused on designing and producing machines for bending and working metal tubes.

Today Crippa is internationally recognized as a leader in the field with a reputation for delivering innovative, high quality machines and solutions.

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