Metal repair is a maintenance practice that uses fastening methods and polymer technology to restore the optimum performance of metallic components. It can also be viewed as a surface refabricating process to seal off cracks and joining back broken parts of failed structures. It uses metal filling compounds that are compatible and machine-able after curing. This rebuilding is done to maintain a contagious production flow and maximize on generating profits by coming up with durable repairs.
Metal repair is done when parts of an extensive system are worn out and there is no need of replacing the affected sections. Currently, most of the solutions regarding metal surface repair deals with epoxy, especially when certain dimensions cannot be obtained by filling it with compounds to retain its design; this includes the thickness and shape of a component.
Welding and other joining methods are feasible when the longitudinal dimensions need to be repaired. In big workshops, it involves metal working processes such as machining, drilling, and milling. You will find that most metal repairs are done on cylindrical parts such as pipes, which are easy to handle on big and complicated machines.
The usefulness of polymers in metal repair has to provide characteristics like:
- Fast curing
- Thermal resistance
- Corrosion resistance
This is by far the most easy and less costly solution to damaged metallic parts.