The Aerospace Industry One-Stop Shop for Thermal Processing Services
One of the most important trade shows for the company is just around the corner. The Farnborough International Airshow 2018 takes place July 16-22, with the trade exhibition running from the first day until the 20th. We will be on stand 2427, one of our largest ever. Since the last event in 2016, we have a lot to shout about including new prime approvals, a company acquisition and substantial investments in new vacuum brazing and plasma nitriding processes and equipment.
Key to our success and continuing growth is our strong service ethic. Providing a high quality and quick service that meets the production needs of aerospace component manufacturers is essential. Our dedicated transport fleet of over 50 commercial vehicles, means we take end-to-end responsibility and assure quick turn-around times. Acquiring the business of Metaltech in Newcastle, last October, not only added extra production capacity but with some of the fleet now based there it also allows even faster access to our services for customers in the North East and Scotland.
Two new vacuum brazing units have been set-up, one at the company’s Bury site the other at Cambridge. Further to their commissioning, both units have received Rolls-Royce approvals. In addition, we also carry approvals from BAe Systems, Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Safran, Bombardier, Moog and many others, for specific heat treatment and plasma nitriding processes.
Wallwork Cambridge were among the first companies in the UK to achieve AS9100 revision D. With the expanding order book, there is major investment in a further vacuum brazing furnace and two additional plasma nitriders at the site.
Wallwork has also developed superior Nitron CA coatings that are an environmentally safe alternative to hard chromium plating (HCP). Applied by physical vapour deposition (PVD), under vacuum conditions at low process temperature, Nitron CA coatings will help manufactures comply with REACH regulations in the EU and OSHA legislation in the USA.
As well as a full range of heat treatment services, the company also provides Nadcap approved processing of complex aluminium and magnesium components, typically used in satellite and aircraft parts.
“Our range and quality of services aimed and developed specifically for aerospace component manufacturers has never been broader, deeper or stronger. This reflects our growing order book and confidence in the future and shows the aerospace industry we can meet their thermal processing needs as a one-stop shop,” CEO Peter Carpenter concluded.
To attend the trade show, register online here