The reactive and refractory metals producer, has been manufacturing mill products since 1956. Metal products include hafnium, niobium, tantalum, titanium, and vanadium. When it was discovered that the large lower platen for the titanium casting press had developed significant fractures ECRS/Metalock was tasked with the repair. The repair consisted Metalacing and to prevent further propagation a series of tie rods were installed that spanned the entire platen. The tie rods were then preloaded with supernuts and dial calipers. Afterwards, the repair was strain monitored using the Microstrain V-Links.
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