Having operated an exclusive licence agreement with the German pure diamond coating specialist CemeCon for over 12 months, Wallwork Cambridge report growing business from UK manufacturers. The licence agreement and an investment of over £1.2 million at their Cambridge site enables Wallwork to replicate key CemeCon processes for the coating of rotational tooling. For other coatings the company has direct express channels to CemeCon in Aachen for turnaround in 48-72 hours.
Ian Haggan, Wallwork business development manager, explained, “In aerospace, motorsport, nuclear and other areas of engineering coating performance, technical service and rapid turnaround in processing components are key factors. The addition of genuine CemeCon coatings alongside our own products means we have a more comprehensive portfolio and can solve many more metal problems for our customers. Over the last 12 months we have also made major improvements to logistics so that we can deliver a rapid and reliable turnaround on processed components.”
To fully replicate the CemeCon process, Wallwork has installed an automatic wet process system for component preparation prior to coating. This is integrated with the high capacity CemeCon 800/9XL magnetron sputtering coating system for round shank tooling and carbide inserts coating. The process produces a super smooth micro thin film, free from droplets and pinholes. This finish can be further enhanced by post-coat wet processing if required.
Patent CemeCon coatings available include TinALOX SN2, Hyperlox, ALOX SN2, CCAluspeed and HSN2. In addition, the company provides the complete line of CemeCon CarbonSpeed, FiberSpeed and MultiSpeed pure diamond coatings. With a dedicated in-house fleet of over 35 vehicles, covering every part of the UK, Wallwork offer a 48 to 72 hour turnaround service for UK tool manufacturers, tooling contractors and end users.
The Cambridge factory works with aerospace majors, engineering component suppliers and universities. The facility is NadCap approved, operates under AS9001 quality assurance systems and has multiple company approvals. Processes are backed by on-site professionally staffed metallurgical laboratories, equal to those of leading universities, to provide coating characterisation, compliance verification and documentation.
Ian Haggan concluded, “We have an even stronger relationship with CemeCon who recognise that as an independent coating specialist, with no links to tool producers, we bring both expertise and a quality of service that is not commercially compromised. We have streamlined our systems to process components and handle shipments more quickly offering clients a reliable rapid turnaround service.”
Simeon Collins, Sales Director, Tel. +44 (0)161 797 9111 Fax. +44 (0)161 763 1861
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Wallwork Heat Treatment Ltd, Lord Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0RE, UK
Press release issued: December 15, 2014
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