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Air dryer or Maizorb dryer? A practical guide from ActOn Finishing, to help you choose.

At the end of a wet mass finishing process some components need to be dried, to avoid staining and corrosion. The question is how do you know if you need a Heated Air Dryer or a Maizorb Dryer? To help you we have put together a guide, where we explain how to choose the dryer perfect for your […]

Employee takes Lean Manufacturing to new level after company SC21 award.

SC21 2016 Award                                                                                  SC21 2017 Award (Picture left shows Arrowsmith’s Martin Porter and Kevin Rist […]

ActOn Develops Finishing Process for Additive Manufacturing Company

Project Background ActOn has recently had the opportunity to develop a finishing process for an additive manufacturing company, that builds 3D parts for a wide array of engineering sectors. The client enquired as to whether we could find a suitable process that would bring a high polished and smooth finish to one side of the […]

7 Essential Steps to Set Up a Vibratory Finishing Process

Over the years ActOn team has worked with major manufacturers from different industries to adapt and develop Vibratory Finishing Solutions that meet their stringent requirements. Hence we understand the challenge of achieving a high quality finished component and setting up a repeatable vibratory finishing process. To ensure our customers will be able to achieve repeatable & cost-effective finishing results, at […]

ActOn Finishing – 2017 Year in Review

2017 is drawing to a close and we are excited for the future. We hope that this year has been a successful happy year for you and your family. 2017- Year of Diversification This year has been all about diversification for us. Our acquisition of Quality Blasting, in Stourbridge enabled us to add blasting and peening […]

Turnover Drive at ActOn Finishing Stourbridge Facility

The new general manager of our Stourbridge Shot Blasting and Peening facility, Andy Tarr, is looking to propel the turnover to new heights and expand the factory space in the near future.   ActOn Finishing Stourbridge, formerly known as Quality Blasting, was formed in Birmingham during the war to blast shells for the defence industry and […]

National Battery Manufacturing Development Facility to make Coventry and Warwickshire its home

The announcement that Coventry and Warwickshire will be the home of the new £80 million National Battery Manufacturing Development Facility (NBMDF) will “only enhance the reputation” of the region. Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, made the announcement that the area had won the national competition for the new centre, […]

Meggitt PLC announces £130 million investment in facility in the Midlands

International aerospace and defence engineering group Meggitt PLC today announces plans to build a multi-million pound facility in the West Midlands. The major £130m project at a new site at Ansty Park in Coventry, developed in conjunction with partners, would bring together a number of Meggitt’s existing operations and represents a significant investment in the […]

CWAF has joined Coventry City of Culture Trust’s 2021 Club.

 A cluster of aerospace companies have helped Coventry’s City of Culture bid to fly past one of its funding targets. The Coventry and Warwickshire Aerospace Forum (CWAF) – a collective of 13 businesses from across the area with a combined annual turnover of more than £65 million –  has  joined Coventry City of Culture Trust’s […]

ActOn Abrasive Consumables: Everything You Need to Know

ActOn offers a wide range of Abrasive Consumables for shot blasting and peening processes. Selecting the right blasting media is essential and depends upon the condition of the material before blasting and the finish required after blasting. It is important to consider the blasting media type, shape, size, density, and hardness in order to achieve […]