World-leading aerospace innovators, Kaman UK, have invested over £1m in a new chemical treatment line which will deliver surface treatment techniques to the aerospace industry. Recently, the Kaman UK team celebrated this investment with live demonstrations to the industry, highlighting this new capability for its Darwen site.
The new line is computer controlled with fully automated loading, immersion and transfer capabilities through the 3ft, 5ft and 8ft baths. Kaman is seeking NADCAP accreditation for the line and expects to secure it by the end of the year. The line already includes NADCAP approved Penetrant Flaw Detection Plant and Spray/Bake Paint and Primer Equipment.
The Kaman team will demonstrate the capabilities of the new treatment line with a series of presentations to more than 75 key industry figures.
Kaman’s range of special processes is expanded through the new line and includes chromic acid anodise (CAA), chemical conversion coating (Alocrom 1200), acid pickle and clean of titanium, vac blast, zinc spray, welding and paint finishing.
Plans are also in place to introduce Tartaric/Sulphuric Anodising (TSA) to further strengthen Kaman’s surface treatments capability.