Axiom has been successful in winning the ASC contract to manufacture Bearing Assemblies for the main engines of the Australian Collins Class Submariners. Previously these Bearing Assemblies have not been manufactured outside of Europe so project is a major win for this South Australian manufacturing company.
Axiom delivered first production bearing assemblies in July 2014, and was awarded second round contract in June 2015. Some of Axiom’s first round Bearings have been fitted to the last submarine in FCD and are currently in sea trials.
Collins Class submarine bearing assemblies are a high precision unit that require finish CNC machining and CMM measuring & reporting while under high pressure to simulate engine assembly condition. Collins Class submarines are Diesel-Electric with 3 x Hedemora V18 engines.