Our clients are often surprised to hear that broken cast iron castings can be repaired by weldment - but with proper material selection and preparation, FMW has honed a process that can effectively repair cast iron pieces. As a point in case, FMW was recently hired to perform repairs to a large cast iron steam locomotive blast stand.
The cracked assembly was shipped to FMW’s welding facility in Chattanooga, Tenn. FMW oversaw and completed the repair. Our time-honored process melds the combination of proper welding electrode selection with proper material heat treatment. The repair work FMW oversaw saved our client significant time and expense, saving the need to fabricate, or cast, a replacement blast stand.