Placing the shaft into the build-up lathe were the welding bead is laid in the area where the wear has occurred on the shaft.


Start of the build-up process. As the lathe turns slowly the welding bead is laid around the shaft. The welder is held in the cutter slide.


The bead is continue around the shaft. Each coil laid tight to the next by the speed of the cutter slide in the lathe.


The welding bead is continued until metal is laid or "built-up" in the entire area where wearing has occurred.


Shaft is then placed another lathe to turn the welded area down to size.

Set Center

Set center of the shaft is located to support the end of the shaft as the turndown process is done.

Veiw of set-up

This is an overview of the entire setup as the "turndown" process is about to begin.


Close-up of the turndown process