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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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Superfast flipping of connecting rods and other new tricks

By Trevor Burns Applications Technology Manager at Wheelabrator We have a saying in the Applications team at Wheelabrator – the customer doesn’t want the machine, they want the end result. It sounds obvious, but it actually has profound implications not just for … 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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Survivors: Spanish manufacturing emerges from long downturn – smarter and more strategic

Xavier Lecina EMP Manager at Wheelabrator in Spain It has been a long, long wait for the Spanish economy, in particular in manufacturing, but we’re finally emerging from more than seven lean years. My customers are looking ahead again: construction … Continue reading

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Unsung Heroes: how our service team reaches every corner of the US, Mexico and Canada

By Marty Magill VP and General Manager of Wheelabrator Plus in North America Foundries and fabricators across North America are under increasing pressure to maximize production and reduce unplanned downtime. For us at Wheelabrator this means we are not only … Continue reading

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