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GLW Exhibit At Local Events Summer 2018

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This summer we were delighted to support two popular local events as exhibitors. The Ramsey Steam & Fire Show took place in the sweltering early weeks of July, with funds raised for the Firefighter’s Charity. This coming weekend we’ll be attending a second event – the Peterborough Classic & Vintage Vehicle[...]

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Powder Coating

Common Examples Of Objects That Use Powder Coating

Objects that can be powder coated are restricted only by size, really. They are almost always metal but some processes can handle non-metal objects, like plastics. The powder coating process requires them to be suspended in a spray booth to spray on the coating and then baked to cure it. Baking can be carried out in an electric oven / gas oven for[...]

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Shot Blasting, Grit Blasting

Common Examples Of Objects That Use Grit Blasting

Grit blasting, of which sand blasting is just one type, is an extremely popular method for cleaning and preparing the surface of an object by removing rust and dirt. It is much faster than sanding the item down by hand and often the abrasive material can be captured and recycled when used with an enclosed cabinet for smaller objects.

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Powder Coating

The Powder Coating Process

Powder coating is used very widely to impart a long lasting, durable and anti-corrosive coating to a wide variety of objects including architectural steel parts, such as railings. It is preferred and specified by many designers because of its attractive finish and wide range of available colours.

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Grit Blasting

The Benefits Of Grit Blasting

Grit blasting involves abrading an object’s surface by directing a high stream jet of some abrasive medium at it in order to remove contaminants. One of the most well-known examples is what is commonly called “sand blasting” where a stream of sand particles forms a high velocity stream to remove rust and dirt from an object or a surface such as a[...]

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Structural Steel Fabrication

Are The Fabrication Methods For Sheet Metal And Stainless Steel Different?

The differences between mild steel sheet and stainless steel are quite fundamental. It does mean that some different fabrication techniques are required when working in the different materials.

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We're Hiring! Welder/Fabricator Wanted

We're hiring! We are currently looking for a Welder / Fabricator - here's a summary of the role:

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Shot Blasting

Shot Blasting Services In Peterborough

Above is a before and after example of how we refurbished an industrial mixer by shot blasting and painting it.

With shot blasting, it’s possible to remove imperfections, rust, paint, and other layers of materials from any surface – from architectural or structural steel parts to vehicles and construction equipment. It's one of the main steps in[...]

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Powder Coating

Powder Coating Services In Peterborough

Powder coating is the process of adding an additional protective layer to protect the surface of fabricated steel components or machinery. It uses resin and pigment that are sprayed onto the surface using a hose or gun. Then it's cured in a special oven. If you are based in or around Peterborough and are looking for a cost effective alternative to[...]

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Soda Blasting

The True Cost Of Soda Blasting

Soda blasting is a modern technique of removing paint and contaminants from any surface, even very fragile substrates. Soda crystals get in touch with the surface and cause it to break apart. It gently peels away the first coating using air and energy that breaks the soda residue apart. The soda blasting machine can be precision controlled for[...]

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