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01 International Newsletter - March 2016

MARCH 2016

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The Internet of Things Hits the Shop Floor: Metalworking in the Age of Connectivity

The evolution of metalworking has recently taken a giant leap forward thanks to the intersection of cutting-edge technology and the “Internet of Things” (IoT). Today, manufacturers of stainless steel equipment can use Bluetooth-enabled wireless devices to conduct an important quality-control procedure known as passivation testing. The testing device enables manufacturers to confidently test, report, and guarantee the passivation of their stainless steel pieces—in-house—before shipping.

This technology, available from Walter, is called the Surfox Smart Passivation Tester. When synchronized to a smartphone, the tester instantly uploads test results to the cloud, offering a competitive advantage in the fast-paced 21st century global marketplace. Contributing author Jonathan Douville, Product Manager at Walter Surface Technologies, discusses how IoT is leading the way for "smart" products, testing, and recording of stainless steel passivation.   


Air Force AF-WELD™ HT

AF-WELD HT is a unique, high performing anti-spatter solution that protects workpieces from weld spatter in high-energy applications, such as welding stainless steel. The new system combines AF-WELD 3™ with the Air Force™ refilling station and eliminates the disposal of aerosol cans. 


HP Grinding Wheels


Designed with safety and comfort in mind, the HP high-performance wheel is the ideal solution to your every day grinding needs. This grinding wheel is wear resistant and features an extra-long wheel life, allowing you to grind welds faster, more efficiently, over longer periods of time. Breakthrough performance sets a new standard for general purpose grinding of steel, providing faster, smoother grinding with an aggressive, controlled bite. 



Industrial Metalworking Technologies LinkedIn Group

Walter’s LinkedIn Group provides a place for metalworking professionals to share their thoughts and their expertise with the community. Please join us today to share best practices, discuss industry topics, and tell us about your experiences using Walter products! 

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Expanding our European footprint with the launch of a new state-of-the-art facility in Switzerland

With established operations in Canada, the United States, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Austria, and Switzerland, we are continuing our global expansion with the inauguration of a new 59,000 square foot production and office complex in Küssnacht am Rigi, Switzerland to better support our company’s growing business needs in the European market.  The state-of-the-art facility is designed with advanced green building technology and further demonstrate our dedication to environmentally sound practices and sustainability. This strategic move will allow the Walter and Bio-Circle brands to further increase their growth throughout the European market. 


Best Flap Discs on the Market? - Enduro-Flex Flap Disc Review

Watch the video above as popular YouTube video blogger ChuckE2009 reviews our Enduro-Flex flap discs. Impressed with the overall performance of our abrasives, we look forward to ChuckE2009 featuring more Walter products in future videos.  

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Walter Surface Technologies - March 2016