Santa Makes Special Delivery
to Wallwork Cambridge for Peter Cookson
Peter Cookson, is delighted with his early Christmas present – a newly delivered, large capacity, SECO Warwick vacuum furnace. It was too big to wrap and keep a secret but Peter was eager to have his photo taken alongside. The furnace should be operational early in the new year.
Vacuum brazing has boomed at Wallwork since we established our first dedicated cell for production of complex components, including honeycomb rings and segments, in 2014. Orders for complex vacuum brazed parts are on the up from aerospace, motorsport, medical and other dynamic industries. Completing part of a £2.7 million pound investment by Wallwork, the brand new furnace will boost production capacity to meet demand.
Peter explained, “Our highly skilled vacuum brazing team is able to assemble extremely intricate components, made from scores of parts, joining dissimilar metals such as copper, stainless steel, nickel based super alloys and titanium with precision. Joining under vacuum is controlled so that the finished assemblies are clean and dimensionally accurate.”
With vacuum brazing, customers can achieve time and cost savings compared to other fabrication methods. Operating alongside our heat treatment and hard coatings services, increased vacuum brazing capacity means we offer customers a one-stop shop for their thermal processing needs. Particularly for customers in aerospace, Wallwork having AS9100, Nadcap and many prime approvals gives extra assurance.
A vacuum brazing white paper is available to download here.
We believe Peter is planning to leave out two mince pies and full bottle of whiskey next year, in the hope that Santa will be even more generous.