22 Feb Motion Australia talks shop on custom design and manufacturing solutions
In recent years, the Motion Australia Workshop and Design Hub team in Chullora has been getting more involved in reclamation for bearings housings.
“A lot of older sites use housings that they trust and prefer local solutions,” says Workshop Manager Mark McKiernan. “In my role, I get the housings shipped in from the customer’s site along with their requirements. Then I examine the housings for cracks and fractures and send them out to be x-rayed and tested to spec. Once it’s back in the workshop, we clean up any cracks or fractures, weld them, machine them, and spray them a stainless-steel blend with a fine bit of copper in it. That adheres to the casting and then depending on the customer’s preference, we spray it with a tungsten carbide thermal spray or a ceramic which bonds with the stainless steel.”
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