Manufacturing Automation at CubCrafters


On a recent visit to CubCrafters to help build a Carbon Cub UL, our editor in chief got a first-hand look at the company’s latest bit of manufacturing tech: a semi-automated Haas six-axis milling machine. The coolest part? The robotic arm that manages raw billet blocks going in and, almost tenderly, extracts the finished piece from the mill when it’s done some 40 minutes later.


  1. Reading about Vans financial problems, the entire general aviation community is faced with astronomical cost increases. The average Joe six pack can no longer build an Elsa aircraft due to material and engine cost. At 77 years of age flight is becoming a past memory due to cost of building, rental, insurance cost and fuel. Kit prices have escalated to a point that building your own aircraft had become a past dream unless you are rich.


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