Bastien GERARD, Group Business Development Director Consumables at Welding Alloys France, tells us all about this great adventure:
“Welding Alloys have a wealth of expertise in the development and manufacture of flux cored #welding wires. With more than 50 years of experience, Welding Alloys are well positioned to provide tailored solutions dedicated to increasing resistance to wear such as abrasion, erosion, friction, impact and more.
Innovation is part of the DNA at Welding Alloys. Cored welding wires are continuously developed, to provide unique solutions capable of solving even the most challenging wear problems faced in many industries.
In the railway industry, crossings or frogs are subject to daily metal-to-metal wear and impact. Consequently, they become worn and there is an increased risk of damage or potential breakages. Refurbishment by weld rebuilding is a solution that saves time and money. Restoration and repair of the crossing can be swiftly carried out in-situ, resulting in reduced maintenance downtime and track closures, and increased cost savings.
However, at a certain point, the crossings will need to be replaced. The old crossing is then recycled. Wire Laser Additive Manufacturing (WLAM) provides a new way of recycling crossings and frogs in the workshop, offering a better solution for the #environment.
This case study partners Welding Alloys’ advanced cored wires with the high-tech equipment from IREPA LASER and highlights the advantage of WLAM in the regeneration of an old crossing initially allocated to waste.”
Congrats to the team!