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4th July 2019
Our recently acquired FDM 3D printer under test

Customers benefit from 3D printing

The recent acquisition of an FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) 3D printer allows us to quickly create bespoke tooling and masking to match our customers’ requirements. We […]
3rd July 2019
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REACH FOR THE SKY – work progresses well on our factory extension

On course for completion during 2019, the 18,000 sq ft (1,672 sq m) building that will enable us to expand our shot peening and coating facilities, […]
24th July 2018
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Kephos has been replaced with Fosgard 109

For many years, Sandwell has been one of the leading experts in applying Kephos coatings to components. It offers exceptional chemical and corrosion resistance, despite being […]
23rd July 2018
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Sandwell Upgrades ISO Accreditation

Well ahead of the September 2018 deadline, Sandwell have achieved the latest ISO 9001 (2015) accreditation. The 2015 update represents a significant step change over the […]
23rd July 2018
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FlexiFinish Launched at MTC

FlexiFinish, a new methodology developed for the finishing of Additive Manufactured parts was launched at the MTC in Coventry on June 18th. Sandwell have been one […]
4th April 2018
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Residual Stress Testing

Residual stresses are those which are locked into a component, independent of any external, or applied loads. Residual tensile stresses, often introduced during machining or as […]
4th April 2018
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Finishing Solutions for Additive Manufacturing

Despite the many advantages of Additive Manufacturing (AM), poor surface finish has always been a major barrier to adoption, particularly in demanding end-use applications. Sandwell has […]
4th April 2018
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Sandwell Staff Profile: Peter Dix

Northampton born Peter Dix, Sandwell’s Production Manager, joined the company in 2016, having sold the specialist engineering firm he co-owned. In the years before, Peter had […]
13th December 2017
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Capacity Expansion

Following the recent factory upgrades, Sandwell’s planned capacity expansion continues apace with two key acquisitions. The first of these is the installation of a state-of-the-art laser […]
13th December 2017
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Sandwell’s Nanocrystallisation Project

At the recently held Montreal World Conference on Shot Peening, Sandwell Technical Director Colin McGrory presented The paper ‘Nanocrystallisation on the surface of superalloy In718 component […]
27th July 2017
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Introducing RoboPeen Over the years, Sandwell have built up a sound reputation for pushing the boundaries within surface engineering, and its latest innovation, RoboPeen, represent another […]
26th July 2017
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Sandwell 20 Years

Sandwell turns 20! This year marks the 20th since Sandwell was founded in 1997. The company was founded as Colin McGrory had discovered that the available […]
26th July 2017
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Sandwell LCV Preview

Sandwell to exhibit at LCV 2017 Following a successful exhibit at the MIA Business Growth Conference, where Sandwell’s exhibit was met with great interest from the […]
4th May 2017
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Perfect Coatings

Since Sandwell’s inception in 1997, we have been working with Whitford Worldwide, the UK producers of Xylan industrial coatings. In the early days, we primarily applied […]
4th May 2017
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Sandwell Upgrades Facility

Each year October/November heralds the start of what is the busiest time of year for Sandwell. This year – just to keep things interesting Sandwell decided […]
21st December 2016
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Super Superfinish!

While Sandwell continues to develop their superfinishing capability to meet the needs of its F1 and other high end customers, every so often, they get asked […]
21st December 2016
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Sandwell’s Technical Director Colin McGrory Receives Shot Peener of the Year Award

Sandwell’s Founder and Technical Director has been awarded the prestigious Shot Peener Magazine’s “Shot Peener of the Year 2016” accolade, becoming only the 3rd ever British […]
12th October 2016
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Jack Champaigne visits Sandwell

Sandwell were fortunate to be the only company to host Mr Shot Peener himself, Jack Champaigne, when he visited the United Kingdom. “We are extremely privileged […]
12th October 2016
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Sandwell exhibit at Advanced Engineering

The UK’s largest annual meeting of advanced engineering professionals and supply chain organisations, the Advanced Engineering Show, will be returning to the NEC in Birmingham on […]
12th October 2016
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Sandwell Expands Operations

Sound recruitment has always been a key aspect of growth at Sandwell; we are always looking to enhance our experience and expertise, and with that in […]
10th August 2016
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Technology Cluster Report

MEPC have collaborated with experts in the motorsport industry to present a report on their findings about the Evolution of the High Performance Technology and Motorsport […]
10th August 2016
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Finishing Technician Finishes Apprenticeship

  As a high-performance engineering company, the state and future of the UK engineering sector is or great importance to Sandwell. In order to help develop […]
20th March 2015

Multi Axis Shot Peening Machine

Another week and another birth of a new machine…We are proud to announce the launch of our latest multi axis Shot Peening machine is now operational […]
5th March 2015
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Apprenticeship Case study

Apprenticeship Case Study – Megan Ducker Megan is currently completing an Apprenticeship as a Finishing Technician at Sandwell a specialised surface engineering company based in Towcester. “Carrying […]
18th December 2014
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robopeen – new advanced technology & innovation for 2015  
17th November 2014

Autosport Engineering UK 2015

Sandwell are exhibiting at Autosport Engineering UK 2015 8-9 January 2015, Hall 9, NEC, Birmingham UK. Come and visit us at Stand E68.
24th October 2014

Advanced Engineering UK 2014

Sandwell are exhibiting at Advanced Engineering UK 2014 11-12 November 2014, Hall 5, NEC, Birmingham UK. Come and visit us at Stand K132.
24th October 2014

Sandwell UK Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Graham Sprowell as Production Manager

He brings with him a wealth of experience, having spent over thirty years within Formula One, Motorsport and Automotive industries. More recently Graham has been heavily involved […]
4th July 2014

Sandwell UK website is now Multilingual!

Please check out the Italian, French and German websites using the flags on the homepage or these links, and
28th May 2014

@SandwellUK #DiscoverMono

Sandwell UK are proud to be involved with the specialist coating on the BAC Mono, supercar gearbox #DiscoverMono.
25th April 2014
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The Advanced Engineering Show

The Advanced Engineering Show UK 2014, NEC, 11-12 November, 2014. Visit Sandwell UK at Stand K132
24th April 2014
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Whitford Recommended Coater Accreditation

Sandwell UK: Awarded the prestigious Whitford Recommended Coater Accreditation  Designed to recognise the past and continued use, and maintaining of excellent and consistently high standards in […]

REACH FOR THE SKY – work progresses well on our factory extension
On course for completion during 2019, the 18,000 sq ft (1,672 sq m) building that will enable us to expand our shot peening and coating facilities, now has all the groundworks in place, so that the main construction work can begin.
Being built adjacent to our current site, it has been purpose-designed to incorporate state of the art machinery that will be the match of the best in the world for the surface finishing sector. Over the coming months we will keep you up to date on progress…watch this space!