Champion Fiberglass® recently received delivery of four new CNC lathes. The lathes are used to machine the ends of fiberglass elbows before bending, so that couplings can bond onto the elbows. 

Previously, the process was accomplished with manual lathes. With the new CNC lathes, the elbow manufacturing process will be faster and of higher quality than before.

“We’re excited about the quality and productivity enhancements and the customer benefits these new lathes will provide,” President Goran Haag said.

The lathes are the latest addition of capital investments this year as Champion prioritizes leading-edge fiberglass machinery. A robotic gasket machine and Laguna Swift Router were added in February, and a plasma cutter and CNC milling machine were added in January.

Keep Reading
Jan 27, 2023
Will Epoxy Cure in Cold Weather?

Yes. Get all the details regarding ambient temperature and epoxy curing for your next installation.

Dec 08, 2022
Considerations for Exposed Conduit

In applications where exposed conduit may be present there are several special considerations that project managers and engineers must consider.