Stand 2427 at the Farnborough International Airshow hosts aerospace heat treatment, vacuum brazing and hard coatings specialist, Wallwork Group. In the two years since the last show, the company has added new prime approvals, made a company acquisition and invested heavily in new vacuum brazing and plasma nitriding processes and equipment.

“Providing a high quality and quick service to aerospace component manufacturers is key to our success and continuing growth. With a dedicated transport fleet of over 50 commercial vehicles, we take end-to-end responsibility. Acquiring the business of Metaltech in Newcastle, last October, not only added extra production capacity but with part of the fleet now based there it also allows even faster access to our services for customers in the North East and Scotland,” explained CEO, Peter Carpenter.

Two new vacuum brazing units have been established, one at the company’s Manchester site the other at Cambridge. Further to their commissioning, both units have achieved Rolls-Royce approvals. In addition to these, the company also carries approvals from BAe Systems, Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Safran, Bombardier, Moog and many others, for specific heat treatment and plasma nitriding processes.

Wallwork Cambridge was one the first companies to achieve AS9100 revision D. With the expanding order book there is major investment at the site in a further vacuum brazing furnace and two additional plasma nitriders.

The company has also developed Nitron CA coatings that provide 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 stronger. This reflects our growing order book and confidence in the future,” Peter concluded.

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