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Capacity Expansion

Added on December 13th 2017

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 cutter, representing a vital upgrade to process flow and quality in the company, as Production Manager Peter Dix explains: “This is a great step forward for Sandwell and significantly improves our response time and accuracy of masking. It allows us to think o... Read more


Sandwell’s Nanocrystallisation Project

Added on December 13th 2017

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 with a commercial shot peening process’. The conference is a triennial event to discuss the latest advances in shot peening technology and brings together the world’s leading experts from both industry and academia. The paper is the result of much inte... Read more

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Added on July 27th 2017

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 significant step to further enhance that reputation. RoboPeen was born out of a desire not to just push technological boundaries, but specifically to deliver a solution for the integration of CAD models and scanned surfaces into a programmable process. After su... Read more

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Sandwell 20 Years

Added on July 26th 2017

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 surface engineering solutions were often not meeting the specific requirements of motorsport customers. Hence, a company was born where quality and customer service were paramount; key values that are still part of the company ethos today. Right from the start, Colin, his co-director Liz Slater... Read more

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Sandwell LCV Preview

Added on July 26th 2017

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 audience in attendance, Sandwell will make its debut at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle show on September 6 and 7 at Millbrook. On stand C3-200 Sandwell will be displaying the latest shot peening and surface engineering technologies. At LCV 2017 Sandwell will exhibit their latest decora... Read more

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Perfect Coatings

Added on May 4th 2017

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 the Xylan coatings to rally car suspension components, Xylan’s corrosion and abrasive resistant and non-stick attributes making it ideal for this environment. Since then, having worked with Whitford and gained their “Recommended Coater” accreditation, we consider the appli... Read more


Sandwell Upgrades Facility

Added on May 4th 2017

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 to undergo a major factory restructure at the same time.Our timing was not ideal – but we made it - and thanks to the hard work and co-operation of the whole team we managed to complete on schedule, whilst also meeting the expectations of our customers – in what turned out to be our ... Read more


Super Superfinish!

Added on December 21st 2016

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 to assist with some pretty special projects. One of these was the restoration of a 1937 Bugatti 57S. Sandwell were commissioned to Superfinish transmissions parts and the camshafts for this magnificent car. Sandwell have recently expanded their superfinishing capabilities with the addition of... Read more

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Sandwell’s Technical Director Colin McGrory Receives Shot Peener of the Year Award

Added on December 21st 2016

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 recipient in the history of the award. The Shot Peener magazine presents The Shot Peener of the Year award to individuals in the industry that have made significant contributions to the advancement of shot peening. “It is our pleasure to award Colin McGrory the Shot... Read more


Jack Champaigne visits Sandwell

Added on October 12th 2016

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 to have had Jack Champaigne visit us here at Sandwell,” commented technical director, Colin McGrory, “Jack is such an influential character within the industry and we feel that his visit is testament to our specialist skills, hard work and excellent product knowledge in shot peening... Read more