Part Duplication

Comparison of Central Hubs

Comparison of Central Hubs

Occasionally a customer will ask us to duplicate a sample part. Most of the time the part was custom made years ago by others, or it is an item that simply cannot be ‘purchased.’ I have uploaded pictures into the Welding page, showing the finished product (Left), next to the sample part (Right). We are calling it a lift, as that is what it appears to do for this customer. The job required little machining, some rod bending, and welding with the TIG setup.

Checking for concentric bores

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Checking for concentric bearings in this airplane wheel hub. We zeroed in with an indicator then lowered our z axis until we made contact with the internal journal. Sadly, the two surfaces were out of alignment and the customer will have to re-seat the internal journals.