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Complete metal treatment services, Wallwork Group improves the performance of engineering components by heat treatment, case hardening, annealing, plasma coating, carburising, vacuum brazing, coating by physical vapour deposition and more.
Lord Street
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom
T. +44 (0)161 797 9111
F. +44 (0)161 763 1861

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1) Wallwork will use the high capacity CemeCon 800/9XL magnetron sputtering coating system for coating of round shank tooling and carbide inserts

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Following the signing of an exclusive licence agreement, Wallwork Group is now providing the complete line of CemeCon resilient coatings to UK tool manufacturers and users. The Companyis is able to replicate CemeCon processes and is fully authorised to market these branded coatings and give users technical support with assured rapid turnaround. This follows on from an investment of £1.2 million in their Cambridge coating plant.

Ian Haggan, business development manager, explained, “In aerospace and other areas of engineering, the cutting of carbon fibre composites or hardened alloys requires frequent tool changes to sustain quality standards. Highly resilient CemeCon coatings ensure rotational tooling stays sharp for longer and runs cooler to reduce the frequency of tool changes. This improves productivity and return on investment. Importantly, the coatings also safeguard quality, even in the most arduous applications.”

To follow the CemeCon process, the company has installed an automatic wet process system for component preparation prior to coating. This is integrated with the high capacity CemeCon 800/9 XL magnetron sputtering coating system for coating of round shank tooling and carbide inserts. 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.

CemeCon coatings available from include TinALOX SN2, Hyperlox, ALOX SN2, CCAluspeed and HSN2. In addition, the company provides CemeCon’s complete line of CarbonSpeed, FiberSpeed and MultiSpeed pure diamond coatings. With a dedicated in-house fleet of over 35 vehicles, covering every part of the UK, Wallwork guarantee a 48 to 72 hour turnaround service for UK tool manufacturers, tooling contractors and end users.

Wallwork Cambridge 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 metallurgical laboratories, equal to those of leading universities, to provide coating characterisation, compliance verification and documentation.

Ian Haggan concluded, “We have a strong 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 are confident that we can grow the tool coating business in the UK and have the full commitment of our directors to expand capacity further as demand rises.”


More Information

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: August 21, 2013

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