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Alloy Restoration in Coventry

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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Coventry is a city in the county of West Midlands in England, situated 19 miles east of Birmingham and 95 miles northwest of London. Coventry was the world’s first twinned city with Stalingrad during World War Two, and has subsequently been twinned with Dresden as a gesture of peace and reconciliation.

Coventry Cathedral is notable for being one of the newest cathedrals in the world, having been built following bombing of the ancient cathedral during World War Two.

In the late 19th century Coventry became a major centre of bicycle manufacturers, with the industry being pioneered by Rover. By the early 20th century bicycle manufacture had evolved into motor manufacture and Coventry became a major centre of the British motor industry. Over 100 different companies have produced motor vehicles in Coventry, but car production came to an end in 2006 when Peugeot’s Ryton plant closed.

A major visitor attraction is the Coventry Transport Museum, which has the largest collection of British made road vehicles in the world, the most notable exhibits however being the world speed record breaking cars Thrust2 and ThrustSCC.

Coventry's most notable resident was Lady Godiva who, according to legend road naked through the city on horseback in protest at high taxes. Residents were commanded to look away as she rode by, but one man didn’t and was allegedly struck blind. He became known as Peeping Tom.

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