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Winbro Group Technologies

Whitwick Business Park
Stenson Rd
Coalville
Leicestershire
LE67 4JP
United Kingdom

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Located in Coalville, UK and Rock Hill SC, USA, Winbro Group Technologies pride ourselves for being at the forefront of process and machine development and offer a comprehensive, high quality range of systems and technologies which deliver on the precision and performance requirements of industries worldwide. With the sole aim of helping companies and customers achieve an optimum solution for the requirements of their applications, we deliver our solutions in a friendly yet professional and no-nonsense manner. With a 30 year track record of success in serving the aero and industrial gas turbine markets, Winbro enjoys maintaining solid and long term relationships with its clients; around the globe.


We offer a wide variety of non-conventional machining processes including laser drilling, high speed EDM drilling, electro chemical machining, cutting & ablation, shaped tube electrolytic machining and capillary drilling. With the ability to configure our machine systems as single process or dual complementary process machines we can consequently provide a solution without compromise to the requirements of the machining industry. We can also offer WAM (Winbro Advanced Machining) service, which provides our clients with a wide variety of machining facilities which are perfect if you need a secondary source for component production or if you need to manufacture any components ahead of the delivery of a new machine! Please visit our website to learn more about Winbro Group Technologies, our products and services. You can also follow us on Twitter for our latest updates and watch our videos on YouTube! If you have any questions then please contact us.

High Pressure Turbine Blades

Winbro uses a range of different processes in order to achieve the production of cooling holes including laser ablation, laser drilling or a combination of these processes. These holes are a vital aspect in the cooling of aero and gas turbine high pressure blades; allowing critical internal airflow which is intended to prevent any overheating during engine operation. A critical feature of an engine, these cooling holes require precise design and manufacture. For more information please visit our website where you can also find images of this work. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Nozzle Guide Vane

Winbro uses a variety of processes in order to create cooling holes and manufactures a range of machines which are used to create those holes which, in turn, cool high pressure nozzle guide vanes in aero and industrial gas turbines. These vanes and holes increase the internal airflow and prevent any potential overheating during the operation of an engine thus improving efficiency of the engine, reducing fuel consumption and NOx emissions. For more information please visit our website where you can also find images of this work. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Combustors

When it comes to aero and industrial turbine combustors, Winbro offers a variety of cooling hole solutions. Some combustors use two forms to achieve combustor cooling - wall and effusion cooling. Winbro is world renowned as a leader in the non-conventional machining processes on the high performance alloys used in these components (generally known as super alloys - nickel, nickel iron and cobalt). To learn more about wall and effusion combustor cooling please visit our website where you will also be able to view images. If you have any question please just get in touch and we’ll be happy to help!

Compressors

Winbro also extends its repertoire of technologies and expertise to the production for various components such as precision aerofoil shapes for compressor vanes and blades. These compressor vanes and blades are themselves, difficult to machine because of the materials they are made from (stainless steels, titanium and super alloys). Winbro uses ECM forming, which uses a salt based electrolyte and very high power to achieve a finished aerofoil with convex and concave surfaces. With our particular machines we can have up to three components being processed simultaneously! Please visit our website for more information. If you have any questions just get in touch!

Laser

Winbro possesses extensive experience when it comes to laser applications. Our Delta laser system can be used for a wide variety of purposes such as 5-axis cutting, hole drilling (which includes shaped hole machining, trepanning and drilling on the fly), ceramic coating removal using ablation, welding and metal additive (DMD, cladding). Our systems for laser machining are very flexible and comprehensive allowing a range of geometric input methods. The integrated features allow for great ease of use. For more information please visit our website where you can also see images of our work. Any questions please feel free to contact us.

High Speed Electro Discharge Machining

Differing significantly from the conventional process of EDM, Winbro also offers a high speed process called FHD (Fast Hole Drilling). This process uses de-ionised water as a dielectric medium - delivered via tubular brass electrodes to the machining gap. This process delivers substantially faster drilling times and has been adopted as the main process for cooling hole production - throughout the world! Winbro’s machining systems can drill with up to an astonishing 45 electrodes at the same time. For more information and to see various images please visit our website or contact us for further information. We look forward to hearing from you.

ECM - Electro Chemical Machining

Used for the finish forming of aero compressor blades and blisks, Winbro can offer electro chemical machining! Please visit our website for further information or, if you prefer, contact us directly and we’ll be more than happy to help.

Combination Machining

With the understanding that different processes all have their own merits, Winbro takes a complementary stance on how processes can be best utilised. This has lead to the development of single process machines and latterly single machines which are capable of using a combination of processes. For example, you are now able to incorporate high speed drilling and laser ablation into one machine - which provides the perfect solution for turbine blades and vanes. For more information on how combination machining works and various images of our work and equipment please visit our website.  Please contact us with any questions.

High Speed EDM Drilling

Winbro has the capability to offer six-axis high speed electro discharge machining used for advanced shaped hole generation in a variety of applications such as aero and IGT blades, segments, vanes, combustors and a range of other components used in engines. Please visit our website for further information.

Laser Drilling

Application dependant, we have a variety of laser drill solutions to offer our clients including percussion drilling, trepanning, shaped hole machining and drilling on the fly. For further information please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Laser Ablation

Offering metallurgy processes of exceptionally high quality, Winbro’s WAM facility has experience in the removal of coating overspray using laser ablation and diffuser machining for coated and non-coated components. Please visit our website for further information or contact us directly.

Cooling Hole Re-Opening

Winbro’s Advanced Machining facility has developed a hugely innovative technique when it comes to the salvage of vanes and blades which, after the coating process, have had their cooling holes blocked or restricted. Depending on the type of coating and the blockage/restriction severity, the technique requires the use of multiple processes. The result is that it offers a cost effective and fast way to salvaging components and brings with it high yields. Please visit our website for further information.

Creep Feed Grinding

Here at Winbro we offer a variety of grinding services including CBN, conventional, creep feed and viper. All this is done via the five-axis FGC-2 flexible grinding centre. This equipment produces ‘Z’ notches and root forms on various components like aero and medium sized IGT vanes ad blades. It also serves a range of other components such as compressor, stator blades and heat shields! Visit our website for more information.

Full Part Manufacture

With the combination of a whole range of factors such as various machining technologies, the Winbro Advanced Machining Facility, creep feed grinding, Viper and EDM die-sinking, Winbro can offer our clients a total solution. Our WAM certifications also include ISO 9001, Nadcap (for non-conventional processes, AS9100 and independent accreditation with many of the blue chip OEMs in the industry. Please visit our website for further information.

Quality Approvals

For a full list of all of the quality approvals Winbro is proud to have achieved and continues to maintain please visit our website. If you have any questions about our quality approvals or what it means for you then please just get in touch and we’ll be happy to talk to you about it.

Spares

Winbro can mainly support the requirements for spares for all of our machines directly from stock. This includes a variety of components and consumables. We also offer a printed circuit board build and repair service with our dedicated facility. Please visit our website for spares and for the correct contact information, depending on which country you’re in. We look forward to hearing from you.

Applications

Whether it’s aerospace or industrial cooling hole generation Winbro has a number of comprehensive solutions which can very often be tailored to the specific requirements of an engine’s design. The main areas Winbro’s technologies can be applied are in holes for wall cooling, effusion cooled combustors, laser drilling, cutting and ablation, shaped holes for vanes and blades, film cooling holes, cooling hole re-opening, ECM forming of compressor blades and creep feed grinding of forms and features in vanes, segments and blades. For more information please visit our website or contact us directly; we’ll be more than happy to discuss your requirements.

Technologies

Within our comprehensive variety of machining systems, and, forming just part of our overall portfolio, we use four main processes including laser technology (used for drilling, cutting, welding, cladding and ablation), electro discharge machining (for high speed drilling), creep-feed grinding and electro chemical machining (for finish forming). We also have a variety of additional integrated technologies, capabilities and features. For more information please visit our website. If you have any questions please contact us and we’ll be more than happy to help in any way that we can.

Systems

Winbro offers a very comprehensive range of technological machining systems used for a variety of purposes including seal slots, cooling holes, and various other forms and features used in components for turbines. We use either single process machines or combination and incorporate dual complementary processes - some of which are unique to Winbro Group Technologies. For more information please visit our website.

WAM

We have WAM (Winbro Advanced Machining) facilities in Coalville, UK and also Rock Hill SC, USA. We provide our clients with a variety of machining facilities which can be utilised in a number of ways. WAM can be used as a secondary source for the production of components - where short, medium or long-term increases in production capacity are essential for the success of your project or component run. Additionally, our facilities can also be used ahead of when you receive your own new machine - great for getting a production run going ahead of schedule! Please visit our website for further information; here you can also download our WAM datasheet (in PDF format).

Product Services

We offer a comprehensive range of customer support and product services here at Winbro and are fully committed to providing our clients with a highly professional, timely and courteous service in response to all requests for these services - whether it be for maintenance, spares, service, technology upgrades, machine tooling modules or anything else! If you have any questions please contact the Winbro products services team.

Service

Our service team is highly trained, very responsive and dedicated to providing technical support and reactive maintenance visits on-site. Tailored to site-specific requirements, Winbro’s service response ensures the highest possible levels of uptime with the required level of support. Please visit our website to see the contact details relevant to your country. We look forward to being of assistance.

Tooling

With a completely dedicated tooling facility, Winbro is able to offer a full design and manufacture service for new tools whilst also providing a repair service to existing tools. These repairs can be for product improvements or for new part introductions. We have a significant stock of tooling spares and will respond efficiently when required. Please visit our website for the contact details relevant to your country.

Technology Upgrades

We have a programme for the development of new and innovative technologies and are fully committed to the process of continual improvement of existing products used within the industry. We can offer retrofits; a cost-effective solution for our customers’ existing systems. Please visit our website for further information, where you will also find contact details relevant to your country.

FGC - Multi Axis Grinding

Offering ultra performance in five-axis grinding technology, the FGC-2 FGC (Flexible Grinding Centre) is in a creep-feed class of its own. It achieves a level of productivity and profitability which is not attainable with the conventional machines. Typical components include turbine blades, small gas turbine components, compressor blades, nozzle guide vanes and stator blades. For more information please visit our website where you can also download an FGC-2 datasheet in PDF format. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us and we’ll be more than happy to help.

HSA5-III Laser Ablation Machine

Built on the same platform as our hugely successful HSD EDM machines, the HSA5-III laser ablation machine has specifically developed features which are required for the intricate processing of cooling hole features in a variety of components including blades, segments and vanes; both in aero and IGT turbines. For more information on the HSA5-III laser ablation machine please visit our website where you can also download a HSA5-III datasheet in PDF format. If you have any questions please just get in touch and we’ll be more than happy to discuss any of your requirements.

Delta Laser

Our Delta system can be configured for a diverse variety of applications including 3D high speed cutting, drilling on the fly, percussion drilling, ceramic coating removal, hole drilling, welding, cladding for repair and overhaul and ablation because of the four different laser options that comes with it. The Delta machine is designed for the larger components used in aero and IGT applications because of its larger work envelope and multi-axis flexibility. For more information on the Delta laser please visit our website where you can also download a Delta datasheet in PDF format. Any questions then please just get in contact.

HSD6-III High Speed EDM

Offering industry leading performance whilst maintaining strict IGT and aero metallurgical specifications, the HSD6 III high speed EDM system is of a robust design and combines multi-axis flexibility with a choice of tooling and a useful work envelope. Specially designed for machine cooling holes and slots on IGT and aero turbine blades, segments, vanes and various other components of similar sizes it can be used for seal slots, 2D and 3D diffusers and round/shaped holes. For more information please visit our website where you will find a HSD-III datasheet to download in PDF format. If you have any questions please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

HSDA5-III Combo EDM & Laser

The HSDA5-III is what we call a combination machine because of its integrated process abilities in single point high speed EDM and laser ablation. This allows for any vane, blade or segment to be processed in a single setup - first for the thermal barrier coating to be removed by laser ablation and then for the hole to be drilled by high speed EDM. In order to meet the relevant machine standards, the HSDA5-III includes laser safety windows and an enclosure which is light-tight. For more information please visit our website where you can also view images of the HSDA5-III.

HSD6-GT High Speed EDM

In the latest version of the HSD6, the HSD6-GT high speed EDM is the latest in the line and is used for a variety of applications including machine cooling holes and slots in components for aero combustors and the larger IGT vanes and blades. It can take larger blades and vanes with a weight capacity of up to 500 kilograms. For more information on the HSD6-GT please visit our website where you will be able to download a HSD6-GT datasheet in PDF format. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Twin Ram ECM

Designed especially for the electro chemical forming of aero vanes and blades, the Twin Ram ECM has a variety of features including a system option to change the ram angle, Fanuc control system, rams available in horizontal, 15° or 30°, advanced process monitoring, 20,000amp pulsed power supply, tooling systems for the processing of up to three parts at the same time and an automatic part loader option. For more information please visit our website where you can also view some images of the Twin Ram ECM. If you have any questions please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

E-Blisk ECM

The E-Blisk ECM (electro chemical machining) is specifically designed for the purpose of finish forming - of the compressor blades on a blisk. We are able to supply this machine with the required capabilities and capacity only. The design of the electrodes and process is down to the responsibility of the end user. For more information please visit our website where you will also be able to view some images of the E-Blisk ECM. If you have any questions we’ll be more than happy to help in any way that we can.

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Registration Number: 02707834
VAT Number: n/a
Registered at Companies House:16 April, 1992 (32 years and 1 month ago)
No of Employees: n/a
Annual Turnover: 10-20m
Parent Company: Winbro Group US
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Monday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
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