Keronite as a Service
The key to our service proposition is a commitment to ensure all customers get the right solution for their application challenge. The Keronite technology offers a highly configurable set of surface features which can be adjusted and combined to ensure the right performance in an economically feasible package.
Finding this solution means early engagement and gaining a comprehensive understanding of the application requirements. We have to be honest, Keronite is not for everyone; it is not the solution to every application challenge. However, if other technologies are not delivering what is required or a customer wants to use light alloy in circumstances previously considered infeasible then Keronite can often deliver these applications.
Our Applications Engineering team at the Cambridge Technology Centre has an excellent track record in converting customer's needs into practical solutions in industries as diverse as Space Technology, Semi-conductor manufacture, Mobile phone components and Sub-sea, as well as many others.
Identifying the ideal solution at laboratory scale is often only a part of the challenge. Parts need to be produced for applications testing or different alternatives evaluated. Keronite has configured the Cambridge Technology centre to provide a rapid and reliable turnaround for prototypes and test part. The Technology Team can produce prototypes from single items up to many hundreds of parts ranging in size from a few fractions of a decimetre-squared or square inch up to parts weighing many kilograms and with surface areas measured in square feet or meters.
The team can take parts from this stage through the often difficult steps of pre-production and production ramp up. The group has wide ranging experience of Pre-Production Approval Processes (PPAP) from industries such as electronics, aerospace and automotive and can produce documentation to describe and secure the process, in line with our own ISO 9001:2000 accreditation and the needs of a customer's own quality management system.
Once an application is ready to move into full scale production Keronite can offer a range of alternatives. The Cambridge facility is ideally suited to produce relatively small quantities, even of production parts and particularly where some aspect of the application requires ongoing levels of scientific or engineering input. However the documentation and process validation packages that the Technology Centre produces, enable seamless transfer to other facilities.
Keronite has its own volume production facilities in Europe, North America and Asia and can provide a treatment service for parts up to 6m2 in aluminium and 4m2 in magnesium and in volumes up to millions of units per year.