Wallwork Heat Treatment-The Daredevil Movie
In September of 2021 “The Monty Heat Treat News” Team visited a number of captive and commercial heat treaters in the UK a trip which included one of the largest commercial heat treaters in the UK, Wallwork Heat Treatment in Bury, UK (our original notes are below). Regular readers of “The Monty” will recall that some time ago we posted a video of Dougie Lampkin, trail motorbike rider extraordinaire riding through, around and over a number of heat treat furnaces in this facility-all of which were in operation. The video which can be found below is as far as we know the only one in the world showing a motorcycle riding over heat treat furnaces.
What makes this most interesting in our eyes is that the pictures below which were taken just 3 months ago show exactly the furnaces that “Dougie Lampkin” road over in his famous video. Look closely and you will see in our photo and in the video one of the vacuum furnaces which is identified as “V2”.
“September 2021 Press Release; Wallwork Group, Bury, UK. Very recently “The Monty Heat Treat News” was fortunate enough to be able to visit commercial heat treater Wallwork in Bury, UK a trip which we last made in 2013. Wallwork Group Alloy Heat Treatment, Engineering, Castings & Vacuum Equipment | Wallwork Heat Treatment (wallworkht.co.uk) has a number of locations not all involved in heat treating, our interest of course lies in the commercial heat treat facilities of which the facility in Bury, UK is the headquarters. If any commercial heat treat facility can be considered full service it would be this one. During out tour we saw salt, sealed quench furnaces, nitriding, aluminum drop bottom ovens, Induction, vacuum and vacuum carburizing. What was of most interest to us was the changes and investments in the past 8 years. While they were impressive and numerous the most obvious examples were in the vacuum department with some new additions, the most recent one being a vacuum carburizing system.”
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