Blog

 
 

What are centrifugal castings?

 

Centrifugal castings are made when a mold is continuously rotated at high speed while molten metal is poured in. The molten metal in a centrifugal casting is thrown toward the inside of the mold wall from the g forces inside. The molten metal solidifies after cooling.  After cooling, any impurities can be machined away that […]

No Comments
 
 

How do you make a Babbitt bearing?

 

Babbitt bearings are made in a few simple steps: 1. Bearing shells are restored by melting out the original Babbitt material. The grit is blasted from the shells. The bearing shells are inspected and immersed in a 100% molten tin bath to assure a good bond for the new Babbitt. 2. The prepared shell is […]

No Comments
 
 

Babbitt bearings important to heavy industry

 

Babbitt bearings are integral to all heavy industrial machinery. Babbitt bearings are sleeve bearings made of certain types of alloys, which are melted down and cast to produce the bearing surface. Babbitt bearings are used for high speed, rotating equipment, such as compressors, turbines, electric motors, large power generators (like those in power plants). The […]

No Comments
 
 

What is a Babbitt bearing and how do you make them?

 

Babbitt bearings are important to all heavy industrial machinery because they are used for high speed, rotating equipment, such as compressors, turbines, electric motors, large power generators (like those in power plants). Babbitt bearings are sleeve bearings made of certain types of alloys, which are melted down and cast to produce the bearing surface. The […]

No Comments
 
 

Centrifugal castings = Babbitt bearings

 

Centrifugal castings are made when a mold is continuously rotated at high speed while molten metal is poured in. The molten metal in a centrifugal casting is thrown toward the inside of the mold wall from the G forces inside. The molten metal solidifies after cooling.  After cooling, any impurities can be machined away that […]

No Comments
 
 

What are centrifugal castings?

 

Centrifugal castings are made when a mold is continuously rotated at high speed while molten metal is poured in. The molten metal in a centrifugal casting is thrown toward the inside of the mold wall from the g forces inside. The molten metal solidifies after cooling.  After cooling, any impurities can be machined away that […]

No Comments
 
 

How do you make a Babbitt bearing?

 

Babbitt bearings are made in a few simple steps. Bearing shells are restored by melting out the original Babbitt material. The grit is blasted from the shells. The bearing shells are inspected and immersed in a 100% molten tin bath to assure a good bond for the new Babbitt. The prepared shell is placed into […]

No Comments
 
 

What is a babbitt bearing?

 

At City Machine Technologies, Inc., we aim to educate our customers in the process of repairing or manufacturing their industrial equipment. Our goal is to establish our credibility and trust that will serve both parties as the business relationship grows. Through the blog, we are excited to expand our knowledge sharing beyond face-to-face interaction and […]

No Comments