Onsite Machining

Onsite Machining

The Metalock International Association was formed in 1953, primarily  for Members who carried out the repair process known as “Metalock” that continues to be recognised throughout the industrial world.

Our members, over the years, have seen the need to offer a choice of services to their clients and one of those is an Onsite Machining service.

If you have a piece of mechanical equipment plant that is too large to take to a machine shop, too expensive to dismantle, too expensive to be replaced or too expensive to be without, then Onsite Machining could be your solution.

As the name “Onsite Machining” suggests – all machines are taken to site and do exactly that of the work done in a machine shop with comparable tolerances achieved by the highly skilled and knowledgeable engineers, All machines are built for purpose or modified from existing onsite machines.

Metalock International is now “The Largest Onsite Machining & Engineering Association in the Industrial World” Our Members, now in over 70 countries, offer an excellent service for all your engineering needs, whether it is on land or sea.

The service our members offer is second to none, often copied but never bettered. Our members offer a 24/7  Worldwide Emergency Service.

Visit our Global Network and select your required Continent and choose your nearest  Member who offers the service you require, alternatively, contact the Metalock International Association who will help you with your enquiry.

Why do so many choose Metalock, engineering at its best

Stitching repairs to cast iron, steel, aluminium and other alloys.
Usually repairs can be carried out onsite, saving time and cost.
Maintains alignment and original surfaces.
Absorbs compression stresses and spreads the tensile strains.
Distributes the load away from fatigue points.
The repair being completely cold does not introduce fresh stresses, and can be undertaken in most operating environments.
Maintains balanced expansion characteristics when heated.
A pressure tight seal can be achieved.
Alloys MN211 & MN555 Metalock material are only provided to Association members.
The Metalock repair process is recognised by Classification Societies.

Worldwide engineering resources

Cooperation is created through the Metalock association; the local engineer is never alone should an unusual problem occur. Technical advice is readily available from hundreds of experts worldwide, essential when working out tight schedules to keep your down-time to a minimum.

A customer was surprised to see an engineer turn up to a job on a saturday evening, in a black evening suit. The engineer had left a dance to attend the customer…

Engineering services Metalock members may provide:

Onsite machining
Leak sealing (pipes, valves, flanges, etc.)
Dry-dock facilities
Electrical repairs
Machine shop facilities
Bearings re-metalled
Reconditioning of Diesel Engine Components
Brush Plating
Stud removal

Who, or what is Metalock?

Metal stitching or metalocking as it is called in some parts of the world, have become generic phrases that describe methods of repairing cracks in cast metals without welding. Castings and cast iron cannot be successfully repaired using welding; it introduces stresses, and changes the characteristics of the metal. Metalock was developed to solve the problem of the true repair of cast iron using no heat.

The repair process, since 1937 has been developed by various organisations. Many companies trade off the Metalock name by suggesting: “Metal stitching or metalocking as it is called in some parts of the world, have become generic phrases that describe methods of repairing cracks in cast metals without welding.” There are even organisations that use the commercial name Metalock, and have nothing to do with the Association. However, the Metalock material, processes and worldwide cooperation, in its current form, are unique to the Metalock International Association.

Maintaining production and reducing down time is our primary focus when we engage with a customer. Metalock is recommended and endorsed by major OEM’s, insurance underwriters, classification societies and engineering inspection services.