$2.5 Million Modernization Investment at Los Lunas, New Mexico Plant

Wall Colmonoy is pleased to announce a $2.5 million modernization plan at their Alloy Products plant located in Los Lunas, New Mexico. The plan aims to increase capacity, improve processes, and add new capabilities.

Wall Colmonoy - Los-Lunas-Plant-Moderinzation---Press-Release-Image---11072022View of the Los Lunas, New Mexico facility. 

The investment includes upgrades to plant infrastructure and environment, alloy furnace equipment, and R&D laboratory. The focus is on continuous improvement initiatives to supply consistent, quality products on-time to customers.

“This investment is a reflection of our commitment to our customers to provide the very best quality products and to our team members to provide them with safe and advanced working environments," states Kurt Boehm, Plant Manager.

State-of-the-art analytical equipment was purchased for its R&D laboratory to better characterize products, resolve customer concerns, and develop new products. This included, but was not limited to, robotic paste dispenser, hardness tester, and various production equipment. A modern digital microscope was installed that captures high-resolution images up to 2000x, which gives unapparelled depth of powders and 3-D renderings of objects. A new ICP analyzer and carbon/sulfur analyzer allows for quicker testing, reducing cycle time in the lab; a moisture analyzer accurately assesses raw materials before production to eliminate rework. 

Keyence VHX-700 Digital Microscope with Glass Mold neck ring on stageKeyence VHX-700 Digital Microscope with glass mold neck ring on stage using the 20x lens.

The health and safety of its employees was a key consideration in the undertaking of the capital improvements. The melting deck was reinforced to improve and secure structural integrity. A central vacuum system (CVS) was installed to improve dust collection. 

Los Lunas is a state-of-the-art facility that manufactures nickel-based Colmonoy® nickel-based hardfacing and Nicrobraz® nickel-based brazing products, Fusewelder™ Torch, Spraywelder™ System and NicroSpray™ Systems. Alloy Products supports many diverse industries: automotive, aerospace, glass container, oil & gas, rubber & plastic, food & agriculture, steel, nuclear and waste to energy. Products are shipped to customers around the globe including across Wall Colmonoy business units. The Los Lunas facility is ISO 9001:2015 with AS9100 Rev D certified.