Industrial Maintenance Welding & Machining Co., Inc.

Welding Fabrication of a Steel Dipper Bucket for the Mining Industry

Welding Fabrication of a Steel Dipper Bucket for the Mining Industry
Welding Fabrication of a Steel Dipper Bucket for the Mining Industry

Welding Fabrication of a Steel Dipper Bucket for the Mining Industry
Welding Fabrication of a Steel Dipper Bucket for the Mining Industry

Material handling equipment in the mining industry must be ruggedly built, reliable, and designed with weight efficiency in mind for greater productivity. When the OEM needed a company to manufacture steel dipper buckets for this demanding application, they knew to turn to Industrial Maintenance Welding & Machining. Using customer supplied materials to manufacture the dipper; we used our CNC horizontal boring mill for machined bores to tight tolerances of ±0.001". Industrial's welding equipment was then called into play to join the steel, producing a mammoth bucket that was 18' long, 18' high, and 28' wide. The shell of the structure, designed with high cheeks to slice through banks of material, was ¾" thick with 1" thick liners. Once the bores and welding were completed, a final finish of paint was applied. Industrial Maintenance Welding & Machining now manufactures five to ten of these buckets a year with a delivery/turnaround time of only three months. On this particular project, Industrial Maintenance was guided by customer specifications and a 2D CAD drawing, all the while adhering to American Welding Society standards of D.1.1 and higher.

Fabrication and welding of huge structures like this steel dipper bucket for mining is an everyday occurrence at Industrial Maintenance Welding & Machining's multiple facilities. Contact us today with your fabrication and welding requirements.


Welding Fabrication of a Steel Dipper Bucket Project Highlights

Product Name
Dipper Bucket
Product Description
Using customer supplied material to manufacture this mining dipper
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary:
Machined Bores
Welded Complete


Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
HBM
Welding Machines
Overall Part Dimensions
Height: 18'
Width: 18'
Length: 28'
Tightest Tolerances
0.001" on the Bore
Material Used
Steel
Industry for Use
Mining
Volume
5 - 10 per Year
Delivery/Turnaround Time
3 Months
Delivery Location
Global
Standards Met
Customer Specifications
2D CAD Drawing
AWS D.1.1 and Higher

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