B&B Precision Engineering | Huddersfield

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About Us

Do you want the performance of Inconel but not the cost?

See our case study on how we dramatically reduced the cost of raw materials for our customer using Thermal Spray Coatings

Our experts on…thermal spraying

Thermal spraying can be a fantastic way to apply a coat to your component, but clients at B&B regularly ask our experts for advice on what the different kinds of sprays are and what their respective benefits and negatives are. Let’s start by explaining exactly what it is that makes each process different from each other.

Thermal Spraying: Uses In Industry

With a wide range of different materials to use for coating, you can cost-effectively coat a component to give it the properties you require.

Here’s how different kinds of coatings are popularly being used in different industries.

Thermal Spray Processes: Pros & Cons

The different Thermal Spray Processes have positives and negatives

Thermal Spraying: Metal Coating Properties

We often get asked by our clients as to which coating is going to be best

for them, so here is a quick overview on different metal coatings

and their properties.
 

Hard Part Turning vs Grinding

Here at B&B Precision we offer both grinding services as well as Hard Part Turning.

Here's our recommendations on where you'd use one or the other.

Our Experts On Hard Part Turning

Hard Part Turning is a fantastic alternative to Cylindrical Grinding, and for the right component can have some great advantages.

Here's an overview on the applications and advantages of Hard Part Turning.

HVOF: The Process

What is involved in the HVOF process that enable such a hard coating?

Our experts explain....

HVOF: The Advantages

If you're looking for a fantastic way to coat your components, then perhaps you need to look into

Thermal Spray Process. This is a new technology that replaces metal spraying and ahcieves high levels

of hardness. Here are some advantages of HVOF.

Should You Invest in HVOF?

HVOF is a great way to increase component life and save money, but is the technology worth investing in?

Our experts discuss...

Hard Part Turning: Using Coolant

One of the selling points of Hard Part Turning is often that you won't have to use any coolant,

and yet considering the speed and heat being generated can this really be best practice?

Here's our advice...
 

Sub-Contract not Sub-Service

Alongside our coating and grinding services, b&b also offer full sub-contract machining services.

Here's what's on offer

HVOF vs Hard Chrome Plating

Hard chrome plating is already banned in america, and may soon become more restricted in the UK.

As such it's a good idea to start looking at the alternatives.

How does HVOF compare?

Is there such thing as Precision Engineering ?

A quick search on Google and you’ll soon be tripping over engineering companies with precision in the title.

It goes without saying that the very nature of engineering means that work needs to be precise.

After all you can’t imagine employing someone to build a bridge using vague measurements.

So what sets one engineer apart from another?

Hard Part Turning: Soft State Prep

Here's our advice on preparing your components in their soft state in order to get the best possible results in Hard Part Turning.

Why Use Flame Spray?

When might you consider using Flame Spray Applied Coatings?

What are the advantages?

5 Reasons to Sub-Contract

Ball Valves – Stellite 6 Coating

How can Stellite 6 coating applied through HVOF enhance ball valves?

Here's an overview and tehnical data

Ceramic Coating for Exhausts

How can HVOF applied ceramic coatings help improve the part life of exhausts?

 

We Have A Problem

In fact we have several a month...

Ceramic Coatings In Industry

Ceramic Coatings are used in a wide variety of industries. 

Including but not limited to Oil & Gas, Textiles, Pumps, and Electronics

Our New Year Resolution

Now that 2017 is here B&B have mnade a fresh committment to providing excellent service.

We're featured in Industrial Process News

B&B are featured as on of the top ten exhibitors at last year's Northern Manufacturing.

Is September The End For Hard Chrome?

Rumours have spread since last year that September could be the end of hard cHROME plating which is already banned in America.

Our NEW Grinder Arrives!

B&B are proud to announce that we have recently aquired a new grinder which enables us to work on larger components than ever before.

Hard Chrome Sunset Date is 21st September

Updates on the rumours of a Hard Chrome Ban. We have heard directly from the ECHA.

Quality Assurance for Manufacturers

Here are some ridiculously simple steps to ensure quality assurance across your engineering projects.

Our Relationship With Customers

B&B aim to develop long term relationships with our customers. 

“TOO BROAD” application to save Hard Chrome

An application by a consortium of manufacturers to continue the use of Hard Chrome has been descrived as 'too broad' adding doubt to its approval.

More than Machining

B&B offer a range of complimentary services which includes CNC Machining, HVOF Coating and CNC Grinding.

Introducing Haigh Coatings

If you’re researching coatings for high wear environments then you’ll have come across a number of brand names for coating.

All of which make the same promise of enhanced corrosion, wear and hardness. Quite often though…they are all actually offering the same thing!

Repair & Rebuild Worn Components

HVOF is an additive processes and as such it's perfect for the reclamation and repoair of parts worn to wear, erosion and corrosion.

New Doosan Turning Machine

We have extended our capacity through investment in a new turning machine. 

Ensuring Delivery Dates

B&B Precision are working hard behind the scenes to ensure that we can meet our delivery dates.

Is your application in?

Did you miss the 21st of March application date to keep using Hard Chrome?

Advantages of High Speed Machining

The idea of producing parts more quickly and therefore more cost effectively is appealing to many manufacturing companies, but the reality is that there is more to it than just a combination of the right tools and higher speeds.

Dis-advantages of High Speed Machining

High speed machining offers more parts, more quickly, meaning less cost. It’s certainly an attractive process to most manufacturers but is not without some challenges.

High Wear? High Corrosion? What Coating?

There are a wide number of options available for manufacturers whose parts are subject to high levels of wear and corrosion, but few are long term cost effective solutions.

Bright Future For British Manufacturing

B&B Precision are proud to fly the flag as a British manufacturer thriving in the current climate, but we see core challenges that must be addressed today in order to secure tomorrow.

Securing Long Term Growth Starts Today

It often seems in manufacturing that we go through periods of boom and bust, but this a trend B&B Precision have bucked. We have built steadily over the last seven years and are putting forward are plans for continued growth.

Trouble Machining In Tungsten?

Tungsten is described as a ‘heavy metal’ due to its hard nature and corrosion resistance properties. It is a very dense metal and is used in a wide variety of industries ranging from radiation shielding to golf clubs. Working with Tungsten represents a challenge in several areas.

Standing Out As A Sub-Contractor

B&B Precision's MD Steven Haigh was featured in Business and Industry.

Quality No Issue

One of the main positives from a recent customer audit was the lack of quality issues our clients had with received parts.

Extending Rail Vehicle Part Life

Could Rail Vehicle parts last longer?

Manufacturers At The Crossroads

Manufacturing seems to be at a cross roads at the moment. Confidence is high in the market and yet growth is fragile.

Try HVOF for FREE

For a limited time we are offering engineers to try HVOF applied coatings and judge the results for themselves.

What’s Protecting Your Pump?

Any pump application must consider longevity and cost of replacement when it comes to material selection. There are three key areas that need to considered.

New Haas VF6 Machine

B&B are proud to add a new Haas VF6 to our shop floor.

Why OEMs Should Outsource Manufacturing

Should an Original Equipment Manufacturer consider outsourcing their manufacturing capability?

Processes Affected by Hexavalent Restrictions

Hexavalent Chromium has long been on the ECHA’s list of annexed substances due to its carcinogenic nature. This year on September 21st further restrictions will come into play and this means manufacturers across the country have had to look for an alternative. So what processes are affected and how are companies reacting?

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