Seal of approval
Rolls-Royce approves vacuum brazing, plasma nitriding and heat treatment at Wallwork Cambridge
Following on from Rolls-Royce approval at Wallwork’s Manchester site, the company’s Cambridge plant has secured the aerospace giant’s seal of approval for vacuum brazing, Plasma nitriding and heat treatment. These processes 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 more than doubles 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.
“Receiving Rolls-Royce approval for these processes is essential to working with the 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,” explains Wallwork Cambridge’s site director, Simeon Collins.
A 20 percent increase in orders is anticipated in the coming months, which it is hoped will create two extra skilled jobs in the vacuum brazing cell.
With locations in Cambridge, Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle, Wallwork offers a truly nationwide service to the aerospace industry which has its big biennial trade show this year in Farnborough. Wallwork will be there on stand 2427.