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Manchester News

Fintek Chosen for Palms

Mike Jarvis, Wallwork Engineering Director (left), Jonathan Dean, Fintek Managing Director (middle), Jamie Phillips, Fintek Operations Manager (right)

- New 3D Printed Metal Post Processing from Wallwork

Palms, which stands for Plasma Additive Layer Manufacture Smoothing has been developed by Wallwork's Cambridge research and development centre and the Manchester machine build division, who pioneer plasma coating equipment used by aerospace manufacturers, motorsport engineers and research and development departments in universities.

The new electrochemical plasma process that reduces the surface roughness of 3D printed metal parts is to be added to Fintek's subcontract services and machine sales in an exclusive agreement with Wallwork Heat Treatment.

Wallwork Director, Simeon Collins, explained, "Additive manufacturing offers great design freedom to produce optimised components with little material waste and that are impossible to make in any other way. Despite the progress made in AM, the surface roughness of the parts produced can constrict their use in industries such as aerospace and medical devices, where the surface finish of components is highly critical. 3D printed metal components require post-processing to achieve a viable surface finish. Having worked closely with Fintek we know that they are the UK's foremost experts in meeting the real-world surface finishing needs of engineers. Palms gives them a new tool that is especially effective for metal parts made by 3D printing as well as machined parts."

"Applying our plasma coating machine build experience to the problem of surface finishing seemed logical and Palms is the result. A key benefits of this environmentally friendly process is that no toxic waste is produced compared with some other traditional surface finishing methods. We look forward to continuing the development of Palms with input from the Fintek team," added Wallwork Engineering Director, Mike Jarvis.

"Fintek is delighted to be partnering with Wallwork Heat Treatment. Palms is an exciting new technology and continues our aim to provide UK manufacturers with a comprehensive problem solving capability that can draw on the very best and newest surface finishing technologies for subcontract services or machine sales for inline production," Jonathan Dean, Managing Director of Fintek, concluded.

For Palms machine sales and subcontact services by Fintek: visit here

New branding for Palms

31/03/2022 AM

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... ... Largest Single Site Nadcap Scope

02/09/2021 AM

New Vacuum Carburise Furnace for Motorsport

New Vacuum Carburising Furnace

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

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

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