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Anderman Ceramics Ltd.

Anderman believe that what they have developed represents unrivalled value in terms of whole life cost and want customers to benefit from that

For many years Anderman Ceramics have worked closely with the superalloy and investment casting industries, supplying the advanced refractories– launders, tundishes, distribution boxes – that transport molten metal through the production line.
Having developed an in-depth knowledge of these sectors, it seemed logical to apply that knowledge further downstream, at the primary processing stage: when the cooled ingot has been cut into bars or billet and its surfaces prepared for the next stage of its journey, be that a turbine blade or a bespoke aerospace component.
Anderman now have a strategic manufacturing partner CUMI, focussing on its abrasives division. Established in 1954, CUMI has state-of-the-art facilities and a proven track record in producing high quality vitrified and resin bonded abrasives.

As the processes in superalloys and investment casting are so specialised, Anderman have engaged the services of Kent Martin who has 20 years’ experience in the manufacture of loose grain abrasives as well as the many applications of bonded abrasives, used in cutting, grinding and polishing tools.

Kent knows that when you invest extensive R&D to create a uniquely formulated superalloy, valued at around USD90/kg, you want minimal waste at the primary processing stage. The quality of the abrasives used must be second to none, cutting each alloy bar cleanly and leaving the surface smooth and free from contamination. Without the best abrasive tools, there will be a waste this precious alloy. At USD90,000 a tonne this is something no one can afford to do.

Since his arrival a year ago, Kent Martin travels regularly to India, working closely with CUMI’s research and development team. Pooling their expertise, they have put a wide range of abrasive materials and processes to the test in order to reduce superalloy waste by producing a bonded abrasive blade which is thinner, but as durable as comparable blades.

Anderman believe that what they have developed represents unrivalled value in terms of whole life cost and want customers to benefit from that.

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Anderman Ceramics Ltd
Established in 1947 and its experience in sourcing, stocking and selling technical ceramics worldwide has positioned Anderman Ceramics at the highest levels of product and service quality. We offer an extensive range of standard technical ceramics products, as well as, custom - design components.
Gary Hately
Director Sales
Anderman Ceramics Ltd
Unit 117 Oak Drive
Hartlebury Trading Centre,
DY10 4JB
Tel (+44) 1299 252483

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