Historical Timeline

1937

It all started with two metallurgists...

Two metallurgists invent Colmonoy – a specially formulated superior performing nickel-based alloy. This alloy contains a unique constituent manufactured exclusively by Wall Colmonoy an present only in Colmonoy crushed alloys: chromium-boride.

The chromium-boride crystals have hardness levels near to diamonds. Shown here, the crystals divert the scratch path of a tungsten-carbide  tip that is overlaid with Colmonoy 6.

  • 1937

    It all started with two metallurgists…

  • 1938

    A.F. Wall establishes WCC, USA

  • 1942

    Colmonoy alloys used in WWII

  • 1946

    Spraywelder is developed

  • 1950

    Robert Peaslee pioneers Nicrobraz®

  • 1963

    Development of Fusewelder® Torch

  • 1966

    NicroSpray® System

  • 1969

    European HQ in Wales

  • 1970

    Brazing School established

  • 1975

    Manufacture of Nicrocraft® begins

  • 1976

    Precision Components

  • 1980

    Model J Spraywelder System is introduced

  • 1987

    Acquires Group LeGuellec

  • 1991

    Colmonoy 200-series and 88

  • 1999

    Expansion and Movement

  • 2003

    Brazing Footprints is published

  • 2004

    Product development

  • 2005

    UK expansion

  • 2006

    Aerobraze is purchased

  • 2009

    40th Anniversary in Wales

  • 2011

    Global Rebrand

  • 2013

    75th Anniversary