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The Battle of Britain Locomotive Society Case Study

The Battle of Britain Locomotive Society Case Study

We recently sat down with Brockhouse’s customer -  The Battle of Britain Locomotive Society. The Society owns and operates ex-British Railways Bulleid 'Battle of Britain' class pacific locomotive Nº34081 92 SQUADRON, named after the famous Spitfire Squadron, based at...

Brockhouse: One Single Procurement Source

Brockhouse: One Single Procurement Source

Buying forgings from single source of procurement, also known as consolidating procurement, can offer several benefits for organisations. In this article we discuss the advantages of doing so:   Cost Savings: By consolidating procurement activities with a single...

Forging Vs Machining From Solid

Forging Vs Machining From Solid

Machining from a near net shaped forging and machining from solid are two different manufacturing processes that are used to shape and form metal parts. Forging is a metalworking process that has been used for thousands of years to shape metal into complex forms....

Q&A with Lawrence Ekunwe, KTP Associate at Aston University

Q&A with Lawrence Ekunwe, KTP Associate at Aston University

Today, we talk to Lawrence Ekunwe, KTP Associate at Aston University, to discuss the Knowledge Transfer Partnership, its goals, and Brockhouse.   Thank you for sitting down with us today. You are leading the Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Aston University....

What is ‘post forge’ heat treatment?

What is ‘post forge’ heat treatment?

Heat treatment is a process involving heating a metal/alloy at a specific rate, holding it at a specific temperature for a specific period of time and then cooling it at a specific rate. It is performed to obtain a desired microstructure and achieve certain physical...

Q&A with Paul Rabjohn, Brockhouse Commercial Director

Q&A with Paul Rabjohn, Brockhouse Commercial Director

Q: Paul, how long have you been with Brockhouse? And please tell us a little bit about you and your past experience? I’ve been at Brockhouse nearly 2 years now. Before that I worked for nearly 30 years for a variety of (mostly Scandinavian) steel mills, and I started...

The Secret To Saving Thousands On Machining Costs

The Secret To Saving Thousands On Machining Costs

Our latest case study explores the significant cost savings associated with machining parts from net shaped forgings over machining from a billet. Brockhouse’s long standing customer, Richmann Walsh, received a customer enquiry to supply a large quantity of...