Hunter-based Nupress Tools has won a contract with Pratt & Whitney to manufacture precision machined small parts for the jet engines that power Australia’s new F-35 fighter jet.
The company has signed a seven year, multi million dollar contract to produce five different components for the sophisticated single-engine plane.
The company will produce 50 per cent of global supply for the parts, helping Pratt & Whitney diversity its supplier base.
Retiring defence minister, Christopher Pyne congratulated the company, which has produced aerospace parts for 10 years in titanium and stainless steel as well as non-ferrous and non-metallic flight spares and ground support equipment.
Pyne said: “This new work will build on Nupress’ existing contribution to the F-35 Programme.
“The company already supplies Joint Strike Fighter canopy slings to the Varley Group, which is also based in the Hunter region.”
The small machined parts Nupress will manufacture for the F-35 engine include components such as brackets, clamps, tubes and adaptors.
This contract brings to $1.3 billion those written with Australian manufacturers to supply parts for the global F-35 supply chain.
Nupress’s Cardiff factory is equipped with modern machines and features offline programming & machine simulation, offline Tool Presetting, cyber scheduling and cyber monitoring.
Picture: Nupress Tools facility
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