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Alloy Repair in Nottingham

Three Key Steps To Repair Alloy

An alloy is a solid solution or homogeneous mixture of two or more elements, at least one of which is a metal, which itself has metallic properties. It usually has different properties from those of its component elements.

Alloying one metal with others often enhances its properties. For instance, steel is stronger than iron, its primary element. The physical properties, such as density, reactivity, Young's modulus, and electrical and thermal conductivity, of an alloy may not differ greatly from those of its elements, but engineering properties, such as tensile strength and shear strength may be substantially different from those of the constituent materials.

It is not easy to repair an alloy due to the combined properties of the metals that make up the alloy. 

There are three stages to assess whether you can repair a break or crack in an alloy:

1) Can the alloy be repaired?

Generally speaking, a small break or crack can be repaired. Larger breaks and cracks may need specialist preparation, metal filling or extra work to complete a repair. Before any work is undertaken on the part, it is best to take a digital photograph of the break or crack and send it to a specialist alloy repair company for analysis.

They will be able to advise on the type of alloy repair to be undertaken and the fees involved.

2) Is the alloy break or crack accessible?

If the alloy part can be removed then this makes the repair process much easier. Removing the alloy part should be done carefully and in a way that retains all other fixtures and fittings (brackets, nuts, bolts etc).

If the part cannot be removed, then there needs to be consideration into how much space surrounds the part as to whether an in situ restoration could be undertaken. In situ repairs are possible on larger machines, but can be very difficult to perform on smaller machines.

3) Is it economical to repair the part?

Budget is always an issue when deciding whether an alloy part can be repaired. If the part is easy to remove and readily available as a new part, it could be cheaper to fit a new part.

Older parts from car engines, generators, pumps etc may not be available as new parts and will require a repair.

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Nottingham is a major manufacturing city situated in the East Midlands, whose prosperity was founded during the industrial revolution on the textile industry, in particular lace manufacture.

However the UK textile industry fell into decline in the decades following World War Two and very little textile manufacture now takes place in Nottingham.

Nottingham is home to the headquarters of many famous companies, one of the best known being Boots the Chemists.  Although Boots is no longer a research based pharmaceutical company, a combination of former Boots researchers and university spin off companies have spawned a thriving pharmaceutical/science/biotechnology sector. Biocity, sits in the heart of the city and houses around thirty science-based companies.

Nottingham receives a considerable volume of tourists, with many attracted by its nightlife and shops, by its history and by the legend of Robin Hood and his Merrie Men, with thousands visiting Sherwood Forest and Nottingham Castle.

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