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Repair Alloys in Birmingham

Three Key Steps To Repair Alloys

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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Birmingham is the second largest city in the United Kingdom and includes several neighbouring towns such as Solihull, Wolverhampton and the towns of the Black Country. The city’s reputation was forged as a powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution and led to Birmingham being known as the “workshop of the world”.

Despite the decline of manufacturing in the city since Victorian times several significant industrial plants remain, including Jaguar Cars in Castle Bromwich, , MG Rover (SAIC) at Longbridge and Cadburys Trebor Bassett in Bournville./span>

Although Birmingham’s industrial reputation has declined it has developed into a national commercial centre. Two of Britain’s big four banks, Lloyds in 1765 and the Midland Bank (now HSBC) in 1836 were founded in Birmingham.

Major canal side development at Brindleyplace which includes the National Indoor Arena and the National Sea Life Centre has regenerated the heart of the city, whilst major development of the Bullring Shopping Centre has made it the country’s busiest shopping centre.

Birmingham International Airport is located in the Borough of Solihull, which together with its excellent road and rail links makes Birmingham ideally situated in the heart of the country and has contributed to the International Convention Centre and the National Exhibition Centre accounting for 42% of the UK conference and exhibition trade.

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