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W.H. Tildesley Welcomes YouTube Blacksmithing Legend Alec Steele

W.H. Tildesley Welcomes YouTube Blacksmithing Legend Alec Steele

20/11/2023

W.H. Tildesley has recently had the pleasure of working with YouTube legend and experienced blacksmith Alec Steele along with his sidekick and videographer Jamie Popple. We aimed to not only showcase and explain our drop forging capability but also allow Alec to take part and experience what is...

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Preserving our history: Digitising over 140 years of technical drawings and engineering correspondence

Preserving our history: Digitising over 140 years of technical drawings and engineering correspondence

31/05/2022

W.H Tildesley has been producing drop forged and pressed components at the Clifford Works site, in Willenhall, West Midlands, since 1874. In consequence, we’ve accumulated a vast archive of technical drawings and engineering correspondence spanning an entire century. Flicking through the...

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WHT Replicates Aluminium Rudder Pedal For Legendary Supermarine Spitfire

WHT Replicates Aluminium Rudder Pedal For Legendary Supermarine Spitfire

07/12/2020

The legendary Supermarine Spitfire is an iconic aircraft that supported the effort during World War II. It continues to be enjoyed by enthusiasts today and airworthy examples are being commissioned and built every year. It is rumored that there are only 60 flight-capable examples worldwide with...

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WHT extend Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Warwick University & Warwick Manufacturing Group

WHT extend Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Warwick University & Warwick Manufacturing Group

06/10/2020

W.H. Tildesley Ltd has moved to extend its metallurgical expertise by entering into a 3-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with the University of Warwick, (WMG) Warwick Manufacturing Group. W.H. Tildesley has recruited an industry experienced specialist metallurgist engineer who will work as...

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Replacement Hanger Components for the Clifton Suspension Bridge

Replacement Hanger Components for the Clifton Suspension Bridge

24/09/2020

The Clifton Suspension Bridge, a Grade 1 listed structure, is one of the oldest surviving iron suspension bridges in the UK. Spanning 214 metres across the Avon Gorge, the bridge has become one of Bristol’s top tourist attractions and inspiration for bridge engineers all over the globe. The...

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An update from W.H.Tildesley regarding COVID-19

An update from W.H.Tildesley regarding COVID-19

31/03/2020

COVID-19 is currently impacting us in ways we could never have imagined, affecting us all in a personal and professional manner with new challenges being created every day. As the outbreak continues to develop in the UK, we would like to assure our customers that W.H.Tildesley Ltd will make every...

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Video Conferencing Suite Increases Productivity & Reduces Carbon Footprint

Video Conferencing Suite Increases Productivity & Reduces Carbon Footprint

18/03/2020

W.H.Tildesley is part of the Brooks Engineering Group that has several locations throughout the Midlands and deals with an ever-growing global customer base. A Green & Clean Initiative to reduce carbon footprint and goal to improve communication across the group has resulted in the installation...

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W.H.Tildesley joins the FAST STEP 3 and FAST FORGE initiative

W.H.Tildesley joins the FAST STEP 3 and FAST FORGE initiative

16/07/2019

W.H.Tildesley is proud to announce their collaboration with the University of Sheffield and involvement with trials and development of the FAST STEP 3 and FAST FORGE initiative. FAST STEP 3 is a collaborative research project to use titanium in automotive engines with the ultimate aim of lowering...

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Live Scheduling System Installed to Improve Service

Live Scheduling System Installed to Improve Service

10/06/2019

Considerable new investment has been made at our drop forging production facility to further improve KPI (Key Performance Indicator) targets. We have identified areas that require improvement and established that meeting delivery and lead time must be a primary focus for us at...

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First World War Armistice Centenary 1918 - 2018

First World War Armistice Centenary 1918 - 2018

09/11/2018

November 2018 marks the First World War Armistice Centenary and W.H.Tildesley is one of only a few remaining drop forging producers that supported the original war effort from 1914 to 1918. Tildesley was established in 1874 and has supplied components as far back as the Boar War in 1880. During the...

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W.H.Tildesley is first air conditioned forge in the UK

W.H.Tildesley is first air conditioned forge in the UK

05/09/2018

WHT are committed to monitoring and improving the wellbeing of all employees during factory working hours. The environment of the drop forge varies throughout the year. Low temperatures during winter and elevated temperature during the summer can lead to reduced efficiency in the workforce. ...

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WHT awarded highest grade of

WHT awarded highest grade of "Outstanding" by KTP Grading Panel

27/03/2018

We are proud to announce that we have obtained the highest grade of “Outstanding” by the Knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) Grading Panel. The objective of the KTP was to work with the University of Strathclyde to embed advanced forging, materials engineering and simulation expertise...

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Collaboration between W.H.Tildesley and Brooks Forgings on prestigious forging project

Collaboration between W.H.Tildesley and Brooks Forgings on prestigious forging project

28/02/2018

Brooks Forgings were given the opportunity to manufacture and export a requirement for 14 highly specialised lifting bail bars that are used to lift crucibles of molten aluminium at a treatment plant located in Bahrain. This was the first collaboration project between W.H.Tildesley...

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Brand new website launched for W.H.Tildesley Ltd

Brand new website launched for W.H.Tildesley Ltd

12/10/2017

W.H.Tildesley Ltd is proud to announce the launch of a brand new website. A considerable investment was made to develop and transfer over to a fully responsive and modern design, now supporting mobile, tablet and desktop platforms. We are a company with over 140 years’ experience in the drop...

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First UK company to achieve AS9100 transition to Revision D with Lloyds Register

First UK company to achieve AS9100 transition to Revision D with Lloyds Register

25/08/2017

W.H.Tildesley Ltd has been successfully audited for AS9100 revision D and ISO 9001:2015. The audit was passed with no non-conformances. AS9100, is a stringent quality standard which is recognised throughout the worldwide Aerospace industry. W.H.Tildesley was accredited to the rev C version back in...

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WHT achieve Norsok M-650 approval for compression fittings

WHT achieve Norsok M-650 approval for compression fittings

20/02/2017

W.H.Tildesley Ltd has received new NORSOK approval for its forged compression fittings by Aker Solutions QTRs were signed off by Aker Solutions. The M650 Edition 4 QTRs run Tildesley’s qualification until mid-2020. Materials covered are super duplex stainless steels F51 (UNS S31803), F55 (UNS...

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Valve body forgings produced in ASTM A105

Valve body forgings produced in ASTM A105

17/11/2016

UK forging company W.H.Tildesley forges body forgings for flow management applications.The body forgings are drop forged on our Banning 4000 power hammer. Forged in ASTM A105 / A350 LF2 dual certified material. These carbon steel forgings are used in Steam Systems. We produce these bodies and a...

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WHT extend Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Strathclyde University

WHT extend Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Strathclyde University

17/10/2016

UK drop forging company W.H.Tildesley Ltd continues to invest in metallurgical expertise by extending its Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Strathclyde University Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC). The KTP Associate, Nthambe Singo has been working with WHT’s Engineering and...

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Clutch end plate forging production still going strong

Clutch end plate forging production still going strong

03/10/2016

UK forging company W.H.Tildesley forges Clutch End Plates.These forged parts go into transmissions used in Marine applications. The components are forged in batches of between 1000 to 10,000 at a time for one of our regular customers. The forgings shown here in the photo are in the as forged...

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Forged eye bolts in EN16 (605M36) material for aerospace sector

Forged eye bolts in EN16 (605M36) material for aerospace sector

25/09/2016

This latest batch of eye bolt shafts are forged in EN16 (605M36) material before being normalised and shotblast. The forged blanks are then machined and threaded, finished with chemical black before being assembled with one nut and shipped to the customer. The forging is machined on one...

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Special reaction foot forgings in 605M36 material

Special reaction foot forgings in 605M36 material

13/09/2016

Drop forged components produced from 605M36 (EN16). These are forged on our 36CWT power hammer. After forging they are hardened & tempered. These Reaction Foot forgings are one of our regular running jobs for one of our best long term Customers. In some cases, 605M36 can be problematic to heat...

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8kg Stub nose flange forgings in 709M40 (EN19) steel

8kg Stub nose flange forgings in 709M40 (EN19) steel

05/09/2016

Forged flanges are forged in our modern drop forge facility in the West Midlands. The “stub nose” forgings weigh 8kg and are forged in 709M40 (EN19) steel using our Banning 50CWT power hammer. The forgings are hardened and tempered before being shipped to our customer who finish...

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Forging valve bodies in EN3B material

Forging valve bodies in EN3B material

01/09/2016

These drop forged valve bodies are forged in EN3B (070M20) before being hardened and tempered. The forged bodies, which resemble unequal tee forgings, are used in the oil and gas industry. We supply the blank forgings to our customer who finish machines them to the end customer’s...

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Production of forged jaws increased to meet demand

Production of forged jaws increased to meet demand

03/07/2016

Another shipment of forged lifting gear components from W H Tildesley’s modern drop forging facility in Willenhall, West Midlands. We produce a wide range of forged and machined components. These forged “jaws” are one of the many components forged for the lifting gear industry. We...

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Forged components in 7075 aluminium for compressor application

Forged components in 7075 aluminium for compressor application

09/06/2016

Drop forging specialist W H Tildesley produces another batch of forged aluminium fittings. These forgings are for a compressor application. We specialise in forging aluminium components. W H Tildesley uses a 16CWT drop hammer to forge this particular part, which is forged in 7075 aluminium before...

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Leading drop forged flange manufacturer in the UK

Leading drop forged flange manufacturer in the UK

19/05/2016

UK Forging manufacturer W.H.Tildesley forges another 100QTY batch of  flanges in stainless steel. WHT use their extensive closed die drop forging capabilities to manufacture forged flanges, also known as “top hat” forgings. This latest batch of forgings are for one of our...

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W.H.Tildesley join the Midlands Aerospace Alliance MAA

W.H.Tildesley join the Midlands Aerospace Alliance MAA

10/05/2016

Drop Forging specialist W.H. Tildesley has joined one of the largest regional aerospace membership organisations, MAA. WHT has served the Aerospace sector with forged components for many decades. We are always looking for new ways to promote our AS9100C accreditation as well as our approvals from...

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Years of experience help drop forge stub axles

Years of experience help drop forge stub axles

01/05/2016

W H Tildesley calls on many years of forging experience to manufacture a range of drop forged stub axles. We supply forgings to OEMs on their smaller quantity niche vehicle programs as well as a number of classic car builders. W H Tildesley has been forging stub axles at its UK forge for a very...

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WHT Forge Ahead with £1.4M Refurbishment

WHT Forge Ahead with £1.4M Refurbishment

09/10/2012

A scheme to transform a local factory is on course to be completed November this year. W H Tildesley has invested over £1.4 million to upgrade and expand it’s facility in Bow St. Willenhall. Construction of the first half of the main building is already complete. Steelwork for the...

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