Thermal processing and surface engineering specialist, Wallwork Heat Treatment, has commissioned a new 800 Kilo capacity furnace for the processing of aluminium and magnesium products. The new furnace provides variable heat treatment for cast, forged, wrought or fabricated components from single items of up two cubic metres to batches of components as small as 0.5mm diameter.
“Our core business remains the thermal processing and surface coating of high value components for aerospace, motorsport and medical device manufacturers. The new non-ferrous furnace adds to our commercial processing capability and is part of a three year development programme that will see a further significant increase in this capacity,” explained sales and marketing director Simeon Collins.
The furnace is equipped to use a variety of quenchants and has the capability to achieve a rapid quench time of less than 10 seconds. Very small pressed or cast parts can therefore be processed effectively.
Business development manager for the project, Ian Lacey, commented, “All processes are fully documented for quality assurance purposes, currently to AS9100 standard and we have on-site laboratory back-up for testing and validation. We can process test items to prove the effectiveness of the treatment before scaling up to full volume processing. Many of our customers welcome the opportunity to have a single source for all their heat treatment needs.”
Operating from three UK sites at Manchester, Birmingham and Cambridge, with a fleet of over 40 vehicles providing collection and delivery, Wallwork provide a rapid turn-around service nation-wide. Plans are in hand to increase thermal processing capacity in the company with further investment in equipment later in the year.
Simeon Collins, Sales Director, Tel. +44 (0)161 797 9111 Fax. +44 (0)161 763 1861
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.wallworkht.com
Wallwork Heat Treatment Ltd, Lord Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0RE, UK
Press release issued: March 26, 2013
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