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4 April, 2018 - 11:42 By Kate Sweeney

Cambridge specialist soars with Rolls-Royce approval

Wallwork Cambridge has secured Rolls-Royce’s seal of approval for vacuum brazing and Plasma nitriding.

Both these processes and the company’s heat treatment services are seeing soaring demand and Wallwork is making significant investments to ensure they are in prime position for new orders.

A million pounds is being spent on the installation of a new Seco vacuum brazing furnace and on two new Rübig and Eltro Plasma nitriders. This will more than double the nitriding capacity at the Cambridge site. 

Importantly, the two new nitriders are fully aerospace specified units with high temperature capacity. Being more versatile and energy efficient than the older units, they will also enable quicker processing of aerospace components.

Wallwork Cambridge’s site director, Simeon Collins, said: “Receiving Rolls-Royce approval for these processes is essential to working with company. It also gives confidence to all our customers that we can meet the exacting standards required by aerospace primes and therefore other precision industries such as motorsport and medical implant/devices.”

A 20 per cent increase in orders is anticipated in the coming months, which it is hoped will create two extra skilled jobs in the vacuum brazing cell.

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