Why use Metalstitching instead of welding?


Metalstitching Procedure

Leaves machine surface true and unwarped Readily machineable across area of repair No pre-heating or stress relief necessary Cold repair presents no fire hazard in restricted areas Dissimilar metals readily joined Eliminates high stress concentration by re-distributing such stress Ductility of high nickel locks used renders area more shock resistant and provides dampening effect High nickel content in locking material makes repair resistant to chemical corrosion and acceptable for food products

Welding Procedure

Causes warpage and misalignment and often damages machined surface Machining often difficult, sometimes impossible, at fusion area Pre-heat and post repair stress relief usually necessary Involves fire hazard Difficult to weld dissimilar metals Introduces stresses and hard spots particularly at fusion area Causes brittleness, lowers shock resistance and dampening effect

What Industries do we serve?


Automotive, Construction Equipment, Engine Rebuild & Repair

Food Processing & Milling, Forging Foundries

Gas Transmission, Injection Molding, Machine Tool Industry

Manufacturing, General Material Handling, Metal Working

Packaging, Paper Industry, Power Generation

Printing Equipment, Aggregate/Mining, Railroads

Steel making, Trucking, PetroChemical

Wastewater & Sewer, Stamping Industry, Pharmaceuticals industry


A final word about the process of 'cold' repair:

It must be emphasized that we do not imply, this is a substitute for the welding procedures, particularly in steel. Welding has its place, but it does approach its limitations in the field of cast iron.

What specific items do we repair and/or rebuild?

Industrial Components - gears, flywheels, clutches, shafts, rollers, crankshafts, rams, gibs, ways, pitmans, paddles, couplers, etc.

Compressors - frames, pistons, cylinders and heads

Pumps - water, steam, gas, oil, and air

Engines - blocks from automotive to locomotive, cylinder heads, transmission housings and gear boxes

How long does a Metalstitching repair last?

Metalstitching repairs are permanent. Proper design and application assure that the strength of the repair will meet or exceed the original operating conditions.

What information do I need to supply in order to receive a quotation or estimate?

For a ballpark estimate, digital photographs and telephone correspondence are typically sufficient. If the inquiry relates to an on-site repair, we will need a physical address so that we may estimate travel expenses. When digital photographs are not available, faxed drawings may suffice.

Is there any cost associated with a quotation?

Typically there is no cost associated unless an inspection visit is required. At that time we will ask to be compensated for our travel expenses and a daily fee.