Submerged Arc Welding Repair
- Worn suspension rods from heavy trucks
- Other thick-walled, heavy rods and rolls with extensive wear
- Parts currently coated with HVOF
The most cost-effective solution on the market:
- Our submerged arc welding repair costs only 20-30% of what OEM remanufacture programs charge, and 50-60% of what thermal spray coaters charge.
- Once the rod has been repaired and plated, it can usually be repaired with our standard re-chrome process up to 3 times before needing submerged arc welding repair again.
These compounding cost savings over the life of the part can save tens of thousands of dollars.
How it Works
1. Remove the Damaged External Layer
We use heavy tooling, lathes, and cylindrical grinders to remove the outer layer, as well as any deeper layers that contain further damage and scarring.
2. Submerged Arc Welding
Our experienced welding team uses a submerged arc welding system to weld the part to a larger size than specification, using various wire and flux combinations for different parts. During the process, special measures are taken to control the temperatures of the part to ensure optimal bonding and maintain integrity of the base metal.
3. Remove the excess weld layer
Our team cuts down the extra weld layer and brings the part to just below its size specification, preparing it to enter the normal chrome plating process.
Take a look at our work for examples of our plating results