Wallwork Wallwork Wallwork
Follow Us

Wallwork Group are operating as normally as possible in the circumstances that we all find ourselves in. Ensuring that at all times recommended government hygiene and social distancing is undertaken. 

 

 

Manchester News

Largest Single Site Nadcap Scope

At over 95,000 square feet, this is the largest single-site heat treating facility in the UK

Retained with Merit

The Wallwork heat treatment facility in Manchester, UK, has again passed its Nadcap audit with Merit, making it the largest scope for a single site in the UK, covering nine check sheets. This creates a one-stop aerospace heat treatment facility. Nadcap accreditation is the highest level of international aerospace approval and is vital to doing business in this high-value sector of the economy.

"At over 95,000 square feet, this is the largest single-site heat treating facility in the UK with this level of aerospace scope. From a wide range of available treatments, we provide aerospace engineers with a one-stop-shop, backed by extensive laboratory, quality testing and technical expertise. We work with them to create specific processes that meet their exact requirements and unique needs," explains Wallwork director, Simeon Collins.

Wallwork Heat Treatment

As a key supplier of metal heat treatment processes to aerospace engineering primes such as Airbus, BAE systems and Rolls Royce, many commercial and defence aircraft are flying today with components that have been heat treated by Wallwork. From complex jet engine and landing gear parts, to fasteners and fixings, the company provides the same attention to detail, quality and customer service across all its sites based on the high standards of its aerospace approvals.

Aerospace components sometimes require the design and casting of special jigging and furnace fixings. These optimise efficiency and best value for the customer and provide a  platform for component stabilisation. To ensure bespoke castings are made on fast turnarounds to match customer requirements, the company has its own on-site foundry equipped with CAD/CAM pattern making machines dedicated to this process.

"Safety and traceability are vital to aerospace, and retaining Nadcap accreditation gives our customers confidence that we have the quality processes in place to partner with them. Our quality team and staff work hard, and have been doing so since our initial involvement with Nadcap in 2006, to ensure that we maintain these high standards," added Simeon.

As always, the company's dedicated commercial vehicle fleet is poised for speedy pick-up and delivery of orders anywhere in the UK – adding to the complete service the company provides to the aerospace industry.

02/09/2021 AM

Gallery

New Vacuum Carburise Furnace for Motorsport

New vacuum carburising furnace brings group total to 29

Investing to Expand Capacity

To meet demand driven by a growing customer base of motor racing engine and transmission component suppliers, working across all Formulas including F1, Wallwork Heat Treatment have invested in a new advanced vacuum carburise furnace at their Greater Manchester site. This is a significant investment made during Covid challenges and brings the total... ... vacuum curburising furnace for motorsport components

02/06/2021 AM

Nick Olpin Retires after 14 Years at Wallwork

Thank you to Nick for his dedication

Thank you, Nick

Underpinning all our services is quality. For the last 14 years Nick Olpin, as quality manager, with other team members, has helped the company gain many aerospace approvals. These include AS9100 accreditation, NADCAP, Rolls Royce, Airbus, Bombardier, Boeing, BAE systems and the list goes on.

Therefore, a huge and warm Wallwork thank you... ... Nick Olpin Retires

10/05/2019 AM

Come Visit us at Advanced Engineering - Stand Q6

Advanced Hard Coatings are In Big Demand by Aerospace

We Help With Your Thermal Processing and Hard Coating Needs

Advanced and precision engineers looking for metal heat treatment and PVD coatings will see a much expanded offering from Wallwork Group on stand Q6. Our Newcastle facility is now fully integrated into the group. Cambridge has increased vacuum brazing capacity with an additional furnace and gained further Rolls-Royce accreditations. And at Birmingham... ... Advanced Engineering 2018 Preview

20/09/2018 AM

Frank Heads for France

Frank Skelton Inspecting a Vacuum Furnace

After 40 years working for Wallwork, Frank Skelton retires in May

We caught up with him after a weekend of nights supervising the heat treatment at the Manchester (Bury) site.

Frank explained, “I left school at sixteen and started my career as a trainee lab technician at a Rochdale foundry in 1967. I learned the basics of metallurgy on the job. By day-release and night school study at the local... ... Frank

30/03/2017 10:51:05 AM

Magnificent Magnesium – Heat Treatment

Specialised magnesium heat treatment at Wallowrk

New furnace is on order to meet expected continuing growth.

Five years on from installing our first aluminium furnace, which gave us a foothold in the highly specialised magnesium heat treatment market, business is now booming and a new furnace is on order to meet expected continuing growth.

“This specialised branch of business is diverse with work coming from the leisure, aerospace, defence,... ... Magnesium

30/03/2017 10:51:05 AM

Nadcap Matters

Aerospace Heat Treatement

More Nadcap Accreditations

As far as we know, our Manchester site has more Nadcap accreditations than any other heat treatment facility in the UK. We caught up with quality manager Nick Olpin for the full story.

Nadcap is the highest level of international aerospace approval for special processing and building the portfolio of accreditations has been a gradual process... ... Nadcap

30/03/2017 09:08:40 AM

Charlotte Jackson

Women in Engineering

Engineering has a reputation as a predominantly male career, but we can provide a stimulating environment and promising career opportunities to women graduates as Charlotte Jackson, the subject of our profile attests.  

A recently qualified graduate... ... Charlotte

13/10/2016 AM /RB

Manchester Visitor and Training Suite

New Visitor Suite Under Construction

The Manchester (Bury) site was first occupied by Wallwork Heat Treatment in 1980 when it moved, as some long term customers may remember, from Stalybridge.  With a staff of just over 30, four sealed quench furnaces and a small tool department we could never envisage running out of space in our new large factory.

Fast forward 35 years... ... Bury Expansion 2016

29/01/2016 14:51:20 RB

Power Gen Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Wallwork Group  exhibited at Power Gen 2015 in Amsterdam, 9 - 11 June 2015 on stand 4B 32, many people came and visited our experts to see how we could help solve their problems.

Whether it is increasing the strength of a component by traditional heat treatment or reducing wear on metal components through thermal and... ... Amsterdam

28/05/2015 18:41:22 RB

Nitriding: Thermal and Plasma Technologies

Additional Nitriding Capability

We have added gas-plasma nitriding to our well established facilities for thermal nitriding processes. As a provider of both processes the company is in an ideal position to advise on the best process for any application, recognising that aerospace clients have highly specific performance needs.

Nitriding is a... ... nitriding

10/07/2014

Goodrich and Westland Aerospace Approvals for Manchester Site

Daniel at Microhardness

Wallwork Heat Treatment Manchester  has added to its approval portfolio new accreditations from helicopter manufacturer Augusta Westland and Goodrich Actuation Systems, a supplier of systems and components to all branches of aviation. The new endorsements sit alongside existing approvals from Airbus, APPH, BAe, Bombardier, NADCAP and Rolls... ... Manchester News

18/04/2012 11:38:05 Wallwork HT

How can we help?
Share this page