Author: Adriana Crisbasan

ActOn CHE Finishing Technology Processes a Week’s Worth of Production in 1.5 Days

Finishing Technology - Automotive Industry

Project Background

 

Our customer is an innovative global supplier of quality products, trusted brands and creative solutions to manufacturers of automotive, light commercial, heavy-duty and off-highway vehicles. They are committed to delivering superior quality through innovation and engineering excellence, using cutting-edge processes.

The aim of the project was to clean the Sintered Pivot Blocks and radius the edges, based on the customers’ manufacturing volumes, which consists of 20,000 parts per week.

 

A Fast and Cost Effective Finishing Process Using CHE Technology

 

Solution developed for the automotive parts 

 

ActOn initially carried out trials in the Vibratory Finishing machine as this finishing technology is capable of processing large batch quantities. After trials with different grades of ceramic media, it became clear that Vibratory Finishing could not achieve the required finish.

Trials were then carried out in the ActOn Centrifugal Disc Machine, capable of processing parts 5-10 times faster than Vibratory Finishing however this process struggled to reach the required standard after one hour of processing. At this processing time, it would be difficult to reach the required output of parts.

This is when ActOn looked at the Centrifugal High Energy machine. The finish was achieved in just 20 minutes using a medium abrasive ceramic media and a specially formulated compound for sintered parts due to its corrosion inhibition & low foaming qualities.

 

Finishing technology for processing a week’s worth of production in 1.5 days

 

As a result of the successful trial the customer decided to purchase the CHE-40 finishing technology. The system is HMI/ PLC controlled and it includes 100 finishing recipes which makes the machine easy for the operator to use.

CHE40 machines are equipped with 3 hexagonal shaped barrels. Each of these barrels are loaded manually with parts, media and a water/compound mix as per the recipes set up in the system. The CHE40 also includes an integrated temperature monitoring system to ensure that any overheat within the barrels will result in the machine coming to a stop to prevent any damage to the barrel liners.

This finishing technology incorporates a direct drive mechanism which generates high g-forces resulting in shorter processing times in comparison with vibratory finishing. High Energy finishing can be 15-20 times faster and produces superior finishes. It is one of the most efficient batch finishing methods. This process time advantage meant that the customer was able to process a week’s worth of production in just 1.5days.

The finished parts are discharged from the machine on a Vibratory Screen Separator to separate the media from parts. Due to the similarity in size between the media and parts, we needed to find a solution to separate the parts from the media after the process. The pivot blocks have a magnetic field so it was therefore decided that the only way to guarantee 100% separation of the parts and the media was by using a magnetic separator. The parts are then de-magnetised prior to maize drying in our VBD6 vibratory drier.

 

Finishing Technology to Process Automotive sintered pivot blocksThe result

The process delivered a clean surface and radiused edges as per customer requirement, in a considerably reduced time. Furthermore, the process has enabled our customer to achieve the weekly production volumes whilst maintaining superior product quality.

 

Surface Finishing & Mirror Polishing Dental Partials

Surface finishing and mirror polishing dental partials

The aim

The main focus of this project was to obtain a smooth and mirror finishing on the Dental Partials. Also the customer was keen on finding the surface finishing technology that would be affordable and efficient in comparison with manual finishing. Moreover as there is a required throughput of 20 parts/ day, we had to determine the most optimum mass finishing process for the part.

What we did

As we have previously worked on a similar project, we knew that the most efficient technology for surface finishing and polishing the dental prosthesis was the CPM10 Centrifugal High Energy finishing machine. Through testing we also determined that each barrel of the CPM10 could handle between 5 and 6 implants. As this machine has 4 barrels, a total of 20 to 24 parts could be processed simultaneously.

The CPM10 is built with the latest high energy technology and it has a direct drive system with counter rotating turrets and barrels. Typically used for small components, it can be aggressive enough to handle your toughest burr, yet precise enough to process the most delicate piece.

Using the CHE technology we have achieved the mirror finish in a three-stage process, which combines cutting down, brightening and mirror polishing the dental partials. In the first stage we have processed the parts using ActOn abrasive ceramic media and a liquid compound, which is a good cleaner, polisher and corrosion inhibitor. In this stage the scratches made by the stone were removed and the rubber wheels and point were eliminated.

To complete the surface finishing and brightening process, we then mass finished the prosthesis in a low abrasive plastic media and the same polishing compound. This stage also enabled to eliminate the stripping acid solutions.

The final finishing stage was carried out to bring the casting to a mirror finish and to eliminate the compounds as well as the mounted felt wheels. This was easily achieved by processing the dental partials in ActOn’s pretreated walnut shell. The main benefit of using the pretreated walnut shell in a Centrifugal High Energy Machine, is that this imparts high luster on components. It has been proven that on certain materials, pretreated walnut produces a much brighter finish than pretreated Maizorb (Corn Cob).

Surface Finishing Dental Implants

Benefits of the surface finishing & mirror polishing  processes

  • We helped our client to move from manual finishing to a more efficient way of finishing the parts
  • The client can now achieve the required daily throughput by using the CPM10 finishing machine.
  • The average process time of a batch is between 2 to 3 hours, making this an efficient and cost effective process.
  • If there is a requirement for processing larger quantities of dental partials, the trial showed that the CHE30 finishing machine can process between 75 and 90 parts / batch, while the CHE40 can accommodate between 100 and 120 parts / batch

 

ActOn Develops Cost Effective Vibratory Finishing Solution for Processing Selective Laser Sintering Parts

ActOn Develops Vibratory Finishing Solution for Processing Selective Laser Sintering Parts

The Project Background

Recently we have been contacted by Ricoh UK Products, who we have met at Made in the Midlands Exhibition 2018, to develop a Vibratory Finishing solution to smooth 3D printed polypropylene parts they manufactured, via Selective Laser Sintering. Ricoh is a global provider of technology that transforms business processes and information management to help organisations be more agile, productive and profitable. Amongst other business services and products, Ricoh also manufactures 3D Printers and offers additive manufacturing services.

As they manufacture Selective Laser Sintering parts in different shapes and sizes, they were interested in purchasing a Vibratory Finishing system that can accommodate these parts and which would help them achieve a smooth surface finish to offer added value to their customers.

Richard Minifie, senior AM engineer, at Ricoh UK Product Limited explains:

We were looking for a method of smoothing our new Selective Laser Sintering materials via vibratory technology. We were aware that the technology was already being used in the industry to smooth 3D printed parts manufactured in Nylon, however, we did not want to simply accept that the established method would be suitable for our Polypropylene material.

We began to look for a technical partner who would conduct test across a range of technologies and various media types to provide conclusive data, that would allow us to identify the most suitable smoothing process before purchasing the technology.

We met ActOn Finishing through the ‘Made in the Midlands’ network and they were very keen to partner with us to help us find the best process, and more importantly, provide the technical information required to identify the optimum process.

ActOn Finishing were open and honest with us at every stage, stating that they had not previously investigated the smoothing process for 3D Printed Polymer parts, but that it was an area that they were keen to explore and gain knowledge in.

ActOn’s Finishing Solution for Parts Manufactured via Selective Laser Sintering

There are a few options on the market for finishing 3D printed polypropylene parts, including vapor smoothing, shot blasting and mass finishing. Though vapor smoothing gives a visually good surface and a gloss finish, this technique can be dangerous due to the fumes associated and flammable chemicals. Shot blasting most of the time proves to be expensive, as it implies a manual process. Mass finishing tends to be a preferred option to process additive manufactured parts, as it is a repeatable, cost effective solution.

As Ricoh did not have a specific Ra requirement, we carried out trials to show the range of finishes that can be achieved in different time periods. From this the client was able to choose the finish and timeframe that would give them the best result for their customers.

Processing Trials

The polypropylene samples we were provided by Ricoh to test included rotary atomizer head, rotary atomizer hub, adhesion samples, tension rod, VW bumper components, wing mirrors and automotive exterior trim. The initial surface roughness of these parts ranged between 3.6 microns to 13 microns.

As we previously proved that AM parts can be finished using ActOn’s Centrifugal High Energy technology, we processed the components in our CHE 40 machine for 60 minutes. The trial was carried using a highly abrasive ceramic media and a concentrated liquid compound, that acts like a cleaner and polisher. This compound is manufactured by ActOn and we recommend it for processing polymer, additive manufactured parts. Although the surface roughness achieved was between 1 and 3 microns, parts showed signs of damage.

Hence we repeated the same test, but we changed the media with a medium abrasive plastic media manufactured by ActOn. Like in the first trial the Ra results were good, however there were signs of damage on the parts. We knew at this point we had to rule out Centrifugal High Energy finishing.

We continued the next two trials using our Vibratory Finishing machines. Using the same ceramic media and liquid compound from the first trial, we finished the 3d printed parts in our Vibratory Bowl machine, for 20 hours. Visually the finished parts looked good, had no damages and the Ra was between 0.5 and 3 microns.

Proving that Vibratory Finishing is the way to process parts, manufactured via selective laser sintering, we decided to also test the finishing process in an ActOn Trough Vibratory Finishing machine. As Ricoh also manufactures larger and longer parts, the Trough finishing machine would give them the flexibility to process all types of parts, due to the shape of the process chamber. The trial proved to be a success showing an improved surface finish.

Selective Laser Sintering Parts

Trial Results

Taking the rotary atomizer head as the example the Ra value started at 7.2 Microns. After the 4 hours process, in the Trough machine, this was reduced to 5.9 Microns and then to 3.681 Microns in 8 hours. There were no sign of contamination and part looked good visually.

We discovered that a finishing process between 8 and 20 hours can result in damaging the thinner wall sections of the part. Therefore, we recommended Ricoh UK Products a finishing process between 4 and 8 hours in ActOn Vibratory TU9 machine using mix sizes of the abrasive ceramic media, the concentrated liquid compound for cleaning and polishing and water.

We suggested that the TU9 finishing machine should be used with a divider plate, to create a chamber for the smaller parts to be processed and a chamber for the larger and longer components. We also included a jog button on the control panel to help bring the parts to the top of the media to make it easier for operators to collect the parts.

ActOn Vibratory Trough Finishing Machine

Benefits of the Vibratory Finishing Process

  • In a 4 hour Vibratory Finishing process most of the Selective Laser Sintering parts are smoothly finished
  • The process reduces the faceting caused by the printing process and could also be a method for reducing the orange peel
  • The mass finishing solution we have developed helps our customer to achieve an Ra value of approx. 3 Micron. This is visually a good result, parts being smooth to touch
  • The solution offered by ActOn is cost effective as client can use only one finishing machine to process 3D printed parts of different shapes and sizes.
  • The ROI for this project was 34 weeks

In Richard Minifie’s (senior AM engineer, at Ricoh UK Product Limited) statement, he concluded that:

We worked together to devise a series of tests and these were conducted by ActOn Finishing using a range of technologies employing different media types and a range of run times, to establish the optimised equipment and process to support our application. This was done quickly and professionally with regular updates along the way.

ActOn Finishing’s openness and willingness to conduct trials to establish the most suitable technology and process, was exactly what Ricoh required from a technical partner. As engineers, we like to capture lots of data to prove processes and learn through experimentation. During this collaborative project, we were able to share knowledge with ActOn Finishing to quickly establish a smoothing process for SLS printed parts. This open style learning approach is really important to Ricoh, because the knowledge developed provides value on both sides, which in turn increases the chances of future collaborative projects.

ActOn Finishing is exhibiting at Made in the Midlands 2018

ActOn Finishing technology at Made in the Midlands 2018 Exhibition

Up to 250 manufacturing and engineering companies will display their services from across various industries, including automotive, oil & gas, aerospace, retail, defence, medical at Made in the Midlands 2018 exhibition. This year our technical representatives will also be available at stand 58 to discuss any of your mass finishing requirements.

6 Reasons to visit stand 58 at Made in the Midlands 2018 Exhibition

  1. Learn about the latest Mass Finishing technology available and how it can be applied on your components
  2. Is your finishing process the most optimum and efficient? Use our free trial service to find out. You will have the opportunity to discuss with our team at  Made in the Midlands exhibition about your finishing requirements and you can request your free processing trial.
  3. Find out about our Centrifugal High Energy machines, more than 15 to 20 times faster than traditional Vibratory Finishing machines
  4. Already have a machine? Our range of consumables, including ceramic media, plastic media, shot blasting & peening media, agro and pre-treated media, burnishing media, liquid compounds & abrasive powders & pastes, can offer you superior processing results. From deburring, cleaning, de-greasing, smooth finishing, to polishing and super-finishing, you will be able to achieve these applications using ActOn Finishing consumables.
  5. Learn more about the range of subcontract services we offer, Vibratory, High Energy, Shot Blasting and Peening, Precision Polishing and Inspection services.
  6. Last but not the least we have prepared a competition for everyone who will visit our stand at Made in the Midlands exhibition. You can win Half Day Spa Pack at Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe, in Stratford-upon-Avon.  This will include a choice of one 30 minute treatment, three and half hours use of the leisure facilities and complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers. Plus, you will receive a 5% discount voucher when spending £100 or more on one single transaction at ActOn Finishing.

All you have to do is:

  • visit stand 58 at Made in the Midlands exhibition
  • take a picture with one of our technical representatives
  • tweet a few words about your experience at our stand, include the picture and use #actonatmimexpo2018 and #massfinishing hashtags

The winner will be selected randomly and we will announce who won on our blog, on Twitter and on LinkedIn on 25th of June.

If we have tempted you to visit the ActOn Finishing stand and Made in the Midlands Exhibition 2018, then register for your free ticked here.

 

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Air dryer or Maizorb dryer? Which option suits your mass finishing needs?

ActOn air dryer or Maizorb drier.

At the end of a wet mass finishing process some components need to be dried, to avoid staining and corrosion. The question is how do you know if you need a Heated Air dryer or a Maizorb dryer? In this article, we will explain how to choose the dryer perfect for your finishing application.

Choosing the correct dryer depends on the finishing applications and part specification. Some components are too big to be dried in a portable drier, while others can’t be dried using agro media due to the risk of media lodgment, a heated air dyer being a better solution in this case.

For an easier way to determine which drier is best for your finishing needs, we have divided these machines in 2 categories:

  • By drying requirements
  • By size of batches/ parts to be processed

Dryers by Drying Requirements

Components can be processed using a Maizorb dryer and via a Heated Air dryer. ActOn Finishing manufactures both types of dryers which can be used as part of a batch process or as a continuous process. These can be easily integrated with the ActOn vibratory finishing machines, for a complete finishing solution for your components.

Maizorb dryer

This range of machines normally use an agro media, such as Maizorb (corn cob) to dry the parts. The dryer’s heating elements heat the drying media which acts as an absorbent and removes any moisture from the parts. At ActOn Finishing we offer a wide range of Maizorb dryers, including:

VBD Series: Vibratory Finishing Dryers

This is a dryer with an elliptical shaped work chamber, a component separation system and a discharge facility. The shape of the drying chamber gives an extra drying area for the parts, thus minimising the drying time. Components are loaded in the dryer via a side loading chute. These are dried in the heated agro media and discharged at the end of the finishing process via a manual or pneumatically operated flap system. The machine has been built to guarantee that 100% of the parts are discharged at the end of the drying process.

The New VBD-P Range

This range has been developed for a drying application where 100% discharge of agro media and parts is required at the end of the finishing process. This simple to operate vibratory drier, has been designed to include an elliptical shaped work chamber, for extra drying area and minimum drying time.

Parts are loaded in the VBD-P drier via a loading chute. The machine includes a single speed motor with reverse flyweights, set to transfer the optimum amount of energy to produce a finish in the most efficient manner. The heating elements are used to heat the agro media (Maizorb), which acts as an absorbent and removes any moisture from the parts. At the end of the finishing process the pneumatically operated media door opens to allow 100% unload of media and parts.

To learn more about this dryer, check out the VBD-P Series Technical Flyer.

HD3000 Series

The HD3000 is a Maizorb dryer great for processing small batch works and delicate parts. The machine is mounted on castor wheels for ease of move. The discharge of parts at the end of the finishing process is made through the separation system. The machine is quiet in operation, and runs on a standard 16A socket, 1 phase, 240V AC supply thus making it a user-friendly kit for drying or polishing operation.

The HD3000 includes an UV lamp on the lid which automatically engages with the lid closed. This feature is great for sanitisation of cutlery, in the hospitality industry.

The New Portable Dryer: HT2D

This space saving machine is great for drying small and medium components and can be used as a batch type drying machine. Parts are manually inserted into the dryer’s preheated polyurethane lined work chamber and then dried using agro media. The dust free agro product, used in the HT2D, is an excellent moisture absorbent media which also produces a stain free polish effect on components.

The HT2D is very quiet in operation (noise level 65 db), includes single phase connectivity and has a drive system with sealed bearings for maintenance-free running. The design of the machine is compact; hence parts can be dried in an area where space is a restriction.

To learn more about this dryer, check out the HT2D Dryer Technical Flyer.

RD Series

The RD dryer is a rotary dryer that comprises of an inner rotating chamber where the

components get dried using appropriate agro media, which absorbs the moisture from the components. The inner barrel special design ensures parts travel from the feed end to the discharge end. Some of the advantages of this dryer are:

  • 100% separation of components and media through a fixed sieve drum.
  • Re-circulation of drying media with continuous output of parts;
  • The agro media can be easily changed by running the inner chamber in the reverse direction.

For all the above Maizorb Dryers we recommend using of a Dust Extractor for Maize Application to collect the fine dust resulting from the drying process.

Heated Air Dryer

The geometry of some parts does not allow for these to be dried using agro media. Hence a heated air dryer could be the solution to avoid media lodgement in part’s holes or slots. Even though these dryers don’t use media to absorb the moisture from component, the process results in dry and clean parts every time. At ActOn Finishing we offer the following Heated Air Dryers:

CFD Series: Centrifugal Dryer

The Centrifugal Drier is best suited for drying large volumes of small components where the agro media cannot be used due to the risk of lodgment. This heated air dryer works with the circulation of open loop hot air. The processed parts are placed in a bowl which is rotated with an electrical motor and a belt. While the Stainless Steel bowl is turning the humidity and liquids are discharged from the bowl centrifugally. The heater assembled to the top of the cover is used to heat the air inside. The generated heated air dries the parts in a circular movement. The finished parts are stain free and protected against corrosion.

For all technical information on the CFD Series, read the Centrifugal Dryer technical flyer.

CD Series

The Conveyorised Electrically Heated Drying Oven is best suited for drying a variety of parts, which are large in nature or where the agro media cannot be used. Parts are loaded on the metal conveyor belt, which travels through the heated air dryer chamber and are collected at the discharge end. The CD Series includes a control cabinet oven, to accommodate all necessary signal lamps, emergency stop button, push buttons, fuses and the mains isolator.

Dryers by size of batches/ parts to be processed 

Now that you know what drying requirements you have and what dryer fits these requirements, you have to consider the batch size you will process. Depending on the amount of parts you need to finish / week or / month you can choose between:

  • Dryers that can process small to medium batches of parts such as ActOn Finishing HD3000 Series, the HT2D drier or the CD Series
  • Dryers that allows you to process medium to large batches of parts such as the VBD Series, VBD-P Series, RD Series and the CD drier.

Also, you should consider the size of the part to be dried before choosing the drier. While a small drier such as the HD3000 Series, the HT2D drier or the CD Series will allow you to process small and delicate components; the VBD Series, VBD-P Series, RD Series and the CD drier are perfect for medium to large parts.

 

For technical information on ActOn Finishing Maizorb dryers and Heated Air dryers check our Mass Finishing Dryers web page.

If you would like to test which of these driers best suit your requirements, contact us at sales@acton-finishing.co.uk and we will carry out a free trial for you.

 

ActOn Finishing Technology at MACH 2018

ActOn finishing technology at MACH 2018

MACH 2018 is a biennial event that brings together the latest innovations and developments from manufacturing technologies industries in one place. It’s an exhibition that gathers over 25,000 visitors and showcases the latest products, services and technological developments from the manufacturing and advanced engineering industries.

MACH is the perfect place for ActOn Finishing to showcase the vast range of high quality finishing machinery, consumables, waste water treatment solutions and finishing services.

Why you should visit stand H20-6 at MACH 2018

This year you can find the ActOn sales team at Stand H20-6 and if you wonder why you should stop by our stand, here are just a few reasons:

  • We will showcase a wide range of finishing machines. From the vibratory bowl, vibratory trough and drier to the most appreciated finishing machine by the OEM’s, the TVB Series. Nonetheless we can offer you all the information you require about our High Energy technology, Disc Finishing machines and the Wheel Polishing Series. You can also check our finishing machinery range before the event here http://acton-finishing.co.uk/machinery/
  • In addition, will showcase a large range of finished components. This means you will be able to gain first-hand impression of the results you can achieve using our technology. From deburring, descaling, degreasing, cleaning and smoothing to polishing, burnishing, radiusing, super-finishing and much more.
  • We have prepared some of our most comprehensive case studies. These will cover examples from industries such as aerospace, additive manufacturing, automotive, general engineering and medical. Find out how ActOn technology benefited the industry by reducing processing times and producing a repeatable and quality product. No need of fixturing, no part impingements, no part dimensional changes, just using the right finishing machine and consumables.
  • You will be able to find out how mass finishing can help you reduce processing times in comparison with manual finishing. Learn how to produce a consistent finish and avoid high part rejects rates.
  • Our team is more than happy to discuss any of your finishing requirements or issues. They will be available to answer your specific questions in surface finishing and they will offer you guidance tailored for your finishing needs.
  • If you are not interested in purchasing a machine, we can also offer a wide range of finishing services. From vibratory and centrifugal high energy finishing subcontract to shot blasting and peening, precision polishing and inspection. We offer complete surface finishing solutions. But more important all our finishing services are tailored to your needs.
  • You can also start your ActOn experience by requesting you free processing trial. Our sales team will guide you on how to apply for your free trial. Or you can complete the trial form before and bring it with you at MACH. We will be more than happy to assist you with your finishing enquiry at our stand. You can download the form from here http://acton-finishing.co.uk/free-trial/

Interested yet? Just pop by Stand H20-6 between 9th and 13th of April and meet us!

You can register for MACH 2018 exhibition here https://bit.ly/2nOiqpp

CHE Finishing Process Developed for Additive Manufacturing Company

Additive manufacturing Case Study

Recently we had the opportunity to develop a finishing process for an additive manufacturing company, that builds 3D parts for a wide array of engineering sectors. This project required finishing an additive manufactured Inconel wheel. The part end finish implied a high polished surface on one side of the wheel whilst leaving the other untouched.

The Problem

The entire component is built via additive manufacturing and it includes a 3D mesh. Hence whilst the front side appears smooth the back of the component would comprise of a very fine mesh with numerous gaps. Therefore, the mesh side of the part must be completely covered to an air tight tolerance during any mass finishing process. This ensures that no lodgement of media can contaminate the mesh side and no impingement of the structural integrity of the wheel.

Solution developed for the additive manufacturing company

We examined the component and determined that a masking solution should be developed to cover the mesh side. We designed the masking solution to be air tight in order to not move while the part was processed.

Finishing technology

The technology used to finish the wheel is the Centrifugal High Energy machine. Due to previous studies conducted by ActOn the CHE technology is perfect for finishing 3D parts as:

  • processing time, via CHE technology, is shorter than traditional methods
  • CHE machines are great for removal of surface defects and improving the surface finish
  • There is no need for major tooling and no need for fixturing
  • The results are consistent and repeatable

Taking into consideration the force created by the high energy process, we made sure the masking was bolted onto the component.

Finishing Process

The trial conducted includes 3 stages:

  • We carried out the first stage by deburring the wheel in the CHE40 machine with an abrasive ceramic media and an acidic compound. This compound is great for removing scale, brightening and polishing ferrous metals.
  • To smooth the surface we used a medium abrasive ceramic media and the same acidic compound. For a more effective process we finished the parts in the same finishing machine.
  • The last stage included polishing the surface in the CH40 machine using only pre-treated media. In the high energy machine it has been proved that the pre-treated media produces a bright mirror finish in a reduced time.

The result

This process achieved a 90% loss in roughness average, as requested by the customer (see table below for specific data). The masking solution developed by us was successful and completely protected the rear side of the component. Furthermore the polished finish required on one of the surface was achieved in only 3 hours without affecting the other side of the wheel.

Finishing process for an additive manufacturing company that builds 3D Inconel wheels

Part Identifier Roughness Average Before Process (µm) Roughness Average After Process (µm) Total Ra Loss  (µm) %Ra Loss
3D printed part 4.814 0.453 4.361 90.6

 

ActOn Finishing 2017 Year in Review

2017 Year in review

2017- Year of Diversification

2017 has been all about diversification for us. Our acquisition of Quality Blasting, in Stourbridge enabled us to add shot blasting and peening to our range of subcontract services. We have also launched a range of mass finishing machines such as:

  • TVB Vibratory Finishing Machine
  • Centrifugal Disc Finishing Series
  • Centrifugal Drier
  • AWP 188 – Wheel Polishing Machine

This has enabled us to offer a more complete solution to current and prospective customers across different industries.

Increasing our presence in the UK and global markets is important for our long term plans. We have had successes in increasing our presence in 2017 and is something we will continue to drive into 2018.

Growing a business brings its challenges and requires continuing adaptation to changing market conditions. Over the years, we have learnt that tailoring our products and services is essential to meet the demands of different industries. A great example of that this year has been in the Additive Manufacturing industry, where we have developed unique methods that have significantly reduced processing times and offers consistency and repeatability.

This year has seen some cultural changes within the business. We want to continue to create a positive working environment for our team. In 2017, we launched service awards and in 2018 we will be recognising and awarding our employees with monthly excellence awards.

We would like to express our appreciation to our valued customers; wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a positive start to 2018.