Category Archives: International

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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Aerospace in China – The next frontier: machine maintenance

By Lily Jin Sales Director, Aerospace China, Wheelabrator The last ten years have been a great success for Aerospace here in China. The sector is going from strength to strength, boosted by the Chinese government’s vision of building its own large … Continue reading

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Shot peening – a ‘must’ where safety is paramount

By Alain Portebois Sales & Marketing Manager, Charleville Technology Centre, Wheelabrator Shot peening makes parts stronger to improve their resistance to fatigue failure – that’s the simple conclusion of a highly complex story about residual tensile and compressive stresses. It’s also … Continue reading

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Is MINT the new BRIC? A look at infrastructure investments

By Viktor Lussi Sales Director, Wheelabrator There has been a lot of talk recently about the MINT economies (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey), who are also part of the “Next Eleven” list of emerging economies. Beyond the catchy names, these groupings … Continue reading

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Foreign correspondent, cultural explorer, machine fitter

By Birgit Bernhard Service Technician, Wheelabrator Plus I work in a lot of foundries in my job. As a global service engineer, I oversee the deployment of heavy-duty shotblast equipment in all four corners of the world. The first thing … Continue reading

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How airblast conquered Automotive

By Alain Portebois Sales & Marketing Manager, Charleville Technology Centre, Wheelabrator While airblast peening has been widely and successfully applied for decades in Aerospace for improving or restoring the fatigue resistance of all critical components such as jet engine parts, landing … Continue reading

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