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William Hughes announces new spring making capabilities

06 March 2012

William Hughes has announced that it can now form compression springs in wire sizes up to 8mm diameter and torsion springs in wire up to 6mm diameter. The new capabilities follow on from a significant investment in new machinery at its manufacturing facilities in the UK and Bulgaria. This follows recent announcements that the company has gained the prestigious Nadcap accreditation for its heat treatment facility - a process that is particularly important to the aerospace industry.

The new coiling machine at the UK factory in Dorset means that William Hughes can now supply heavier duty compression springs using 5mm to 8mm dia. wire. These are typically used as return valves in products such as hydraulic valves.  The new machine in Bulgaria has the capacity for torsion springs up to 6.0mm dia. These larger springs are widely used in the automotive industry and have applications in products such as chain tensioners.

William Hughes has also introduced a number of new ‘added-value’ services for its customers. Among the new processes are steel and glass shot peening, ultrasonic cleaning and tensile testing to very high national standards such as AMS (Aerospace Material Specifications) or precise customer specifications.


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