Tecvac, a member of the Wallwork Heat Treatment (WHT) Group, has invested £500,000 to double vacuum brazing capacity at its Cambridge plant with the addition of a second brazing furnace.
The additional furnace is intended to support the vacuum brazing service that serves aerospace, marine, medical engineering and pharmaceutical processing industries, as well as specialist toolmakers.
‘We are seeing increased demand for high quality service in this sector,’ said WHT director Peter Carpenter. ‘We have invested in an additional, larger capacity furnace at Cambridge, together with support facilities at our Bury, Lancashire site. This will ensure that our customers have a completely reliable, high quality service and guaranteed fast turnaround.’
Components can be vacuum brazed using alloys of copper, nickel, gold and silver, to join similar or dissimilar metals and/or ceramics and cermets (metal/ceramic composites). The service covers components using alloy steels, tool steels, titanium alloys, nickel and super alloys and copper, tungsten and molybdenum alloys.