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of Cliff Lane, Grappenhall, near Warrington.

1941 Metropolitan-Vickers opened a new factory at Grappenhall, near Warrington to manufacture Cutanit sintered carbide.

1949 Metropolitan-Vickers transferred its Warrington works and all technical and commercial work on the metallic carbides to a new company, Metro-Cutanit Limited, formed jointly with Cutanit Limited which had hitherto bought and marketed these sintered carbides.

Metro-Cutanit also handled Elmet compound metals, formerly made by Compound Electro-Metals Limited for use in switchgear, resistance welding equipment, bearings, etc.

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