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Repair Alloys in Leicester

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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Leicester lies on the River Soar and at the edge of the English National Forest and is the largest city in the East Midlands and the tenth largest in England. The city is close to the M1 motorway and is served by rail lines to London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds and Peterborough.

Engineering is an important part of the Leicester economy with companies such as Jones & Shipman (machine tools and control equipment), Richards Engineering (foundry equipment), Transmon Engineering (materials handling equipment) and Trelleborg (suspension components for rail, marine and industrial applications).

Leicester is equally well known for the Walkers Crisps brand, which currently makes 10 million bags of crisps per day at two factories in Beaumont Leys, and is the UK’s largest grocery brand.

Leicester market has the largest outdoor covered marketplace in Europe and among the many products on sale are fruit and vegetables, fresh fish and meat.

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