CemeCon – The UK’s Official Service ProviderCambridge is our centre for excellence in aerospace coating technology. Our aim is to provide word-class processes so we introduced coatings from CemeCon several years ago alongside our own. Wallwork is now the only company in the UK officially recognised by CemeCon as suppliers of their patent coatings.
Wallwork Cambridge is offering the full range of CemiCon resilient coatings to tool manufacturers and users. An exclusive UK licence agreement means we are able to replicate CemeCon processes and are fully authorised to market these branded coatings and give users technical support with fast turnaround. The agreement follows on from an investment of £1.2 million in our Cambridge coating plant.
In aerospace, the cutting of carbon fibre composites or fibre/alloy stacks needs multiple tool changes to maintain quality. Highly resilient CemeCon coatings ensure rotational tooling stays sharp for longer and runs cooler to reduce the number of tool changes. This improves productivity and return on investment. Importantly, the coatings also safeguard quality, even in the most arduous applications.
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 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 enhanced more by post-coat wet processing if the application demands it.
CemeCon coatings include TinALOX SN2, Hyperlox, ALOX SN2, CCAluspeed and HSN2. Wallwork will also provide the complete line of CemeCon CarbonSpeed, FiberSpeed and MultiSpeed pure diamond coatings. With an in-house fleet of more than 35 vehicles, covering the entire UK, we guarantee 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, works under AS9001 quality assurance systems and has many company approvals. Processes are backed by on-site metallurgical laboratories, equal to those of top universities, to provide coating characterisation, compliance verification and documentation.
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.