Tag Archives: R&D

How to make mean machines go lean

By Jake Higley, Guest blogger Lean Manufacturing Manager, Titan Steel Wheels, Kidderminster, UK When we started our lean journey here at Titan Steel Wheels, everyone thought our shot blast machines were basically incorrigible. The downtime caused by these four old troopers was … 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 blasting as keyhole surgery

By Bernd Busskamp Sales Director, OEM Air Germany, Wheelabrator Part geometries in Automotive are getting more and more complex – to cut overall vehicle weight and optimise the performance of each and every component. The latest trend we’re seeing is the … 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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How many engineers does it take to reinvent the wheel?

By Ray Bitzel Global Development Director, Wheelabrator Group The answer to the question is: in my experience, a handful of the best. But the important thing is not the number, but the mix of people. That’s a departure from how we … Continue reading

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