Worn components can be extremely costly in a production environment where downtime needs to be kept to a minimum. Components/parts can however be salvaged using the Metal Spray process by restoring/rebuilding the dimensions of the damaged part, which in turn can reduce costs. Having to source and then pay for costly replacement parts is then avoided as well as long waits for delivery! Well selected coatings often perform better than a new component.
Typical applications include reclamation of large new shafts slightly mis-machined during manufacture, replacement of tolerances in shell bearing housings worn as a result of fretting, machine shafts and spindles, rotating and reciprocating shafts, automotive and machine crankshafts, roller faces and journals, cylinder blocks, hydraulic rams, pump plungers and many more!
Hard-facing is commonly used to prolong the life of earth-moving equipment as well as being used to repair equipment components. By applying a harder material on top of the parent metal, it extends the life of the component which in turn saves maintenance costs and downtime. For more on Hard-Facing, Click Here.