How to repair Cast Iron without welding is a common problem for many people. In this video I will show you another way to repair cast iron without welding. Composite repair involves using multiple materials to strengthen a broken part. In this case Carbon fibre composite repair is used to repair a broken cast iron lead screw nut housing from a Bridgeport milling machine. Composite repair does not have to be Carbon Fibre though, other materials can be used such as: Fibreglass, wood, metal, plastics; It all depends on the job that you need to do.The Bridgeport milling machine is from my home workshop and the part got damaged while I was ironically trying to fix another problem. Composite repair of cast iron is a simple process where a glue, in this case epoxy, is used to attach carbon fibre to the broken cast iron part. The carbon fibre provides the strength and the epoxy holds the fibres in places and glues them to the cast iron. Normally broken cast iron is welded back together, however, in this case that type of repair was not an option due to the complexity of the part and risk of further damage. Using composites removes the need for welding and the issues associated with it. The bridgeport milling machine is now back together and working again.
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