Advanced Engineering Show brings heat treatment and hard coatings

26th September 2018
Posted By : Anna Flockett
Advanced Engineering Show brings heat treatment and hard coatings

Advanced and precision engineers seeking metal heat treatment and PVD coatings will see a much expanded offering from Wallwork Group on stand Q6 at the Advanced Engineering 2018 show. A new Newcastle facility is now fully integrated into the group. Cambridge has increased vacuum brazing capacity with an additional furnace and gained further Rolls-Royce accreditations. While at Birmingham more Aluminium processing has been added.  

Howard Maher, Group Sales Manager, explained: “The 12 months since the last show has been all about meeting rising demand and customer expectations. With added reach in the North East and Scotland, existing and new customers there get an even faster turnaround on orders. Capacity for processing Aluminium at our Bury HQ, was being stretched and it made sense to expand this at Birmingham to provide an even faster service to customers in the midlands and south. Vacuum brazing capacity again was under pressure so adding a new furnace at Cambridge will meet rising customer demand there.”

The company has also added new fully accredited mechanical testing facility and so no longer have to rely on external testing. Running tensile, compression and hardness tests on materials and components prior to and post heat treatment, is now much quicker and feeds data into refining existing metal heat treatment processes and component design.

Stand Q6 is also worth a visit if you are looking for an environmentally safe replacement to HCP (hard chromium plating). The company has developed a PVD coating as a full HCP replacement that meets REACH in the EU and OSHA in the USA.


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