Category Archives: Engineering

Adding a new dimension to R&D with 3D printing

By Doug Kim Aftermarket Engineering Mechanical Designer, Wheelabrator Following Bernd’s excellent blog about the complexities of blasting 3D printed parts, I wanted to share a glimpse into how we use 3D printing here in LaGrange for our R&D. For the … Continue reading

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BLOG 2: Keeping it simple – foundry equipment that hides its complexity

By Birgit Bernhard Service Technician, Wheelabrator Plus If I’ve learned one thing during my travels around the foundries of this world, it’s that in heavy-duty environments simplicity is king. Simplicity means being able to exchange a part easily, it means … Continue reading

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Made in the USA – the rebirth of the North American foundry industry

By Mark Lambrix Director of North American Foundry Technology for Wheelabrator OEM Until recently, the foundry industry had been in decline in North America. Cheap labor costs in countries like China saw companies looking overseas for foundry requirements. Demand dropped … Continue reading

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Evolution holds the key to reinventing the wheel

By Lawson Pryke European Equipment Modernisation Director and COMET Engineering Team Leader  at Wheelabrator Two years ago I was charged with developing the best blast wheel ever made – we like to set the bar high at Wheelabrator! Now, as we … Continue reading

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‘Smart’ machines make Aerospace peening a precision art

By Ron Wright Automated Airblast & Peening Manager at Wheelabrator There’s a clear reason why Aerospace engineering is driving innovation and development in shot peening – put simply, if something goes wrong in Aerospace, people’s lives are on the line. A … Continue reading

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Investing wisely – how to choose the right machine every time

Jonathan Edwards  Customer Application Lab Manager at Wheelabrator in LaGrange, US When you invest in a new machine, you want to know it’s going to work. You want to know it’s going to deliver the finish that you need at … Continue reading

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Organising innovation: finding the best machine faster

By Stanislav Venclik Engineering Manager at Wheelabrator Wheelabrator’s expert design, production and assembly teams face many challenges day-to-day, but one of the key ones is how to keep up with the continuous innovation taking place within our own company – … Continue reading

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