Thursday, 9 April 2015
Wabi Corp. to Provide Wear Resistant Castings for De Beers Canada
De Beers Canada operates two diamond mines in Canada. One of these is the Victor Mine, an open pit facility that produces approximately 600,000 carats yearly. Through reverse engineering, Wabi’s specialists will be able to determine the correct dimensions, materials needed, and production operations required to build the needed castings. The process of reverse engineering enables a customer who initially does not have an associated drawing of a specific casting to subsequently acquire a drawing which enables them to access product supply directly from a castings manufacturer. The Vincent Mine is in need of two castings: the Sizer Top-Cap and the Breaker Block. The Sizer Top-Cap weighs at least 190 pounds and is considered as the initial wear portion of a continuous mining machine; in cases of extreme wear, the tip or the entire top-cap might require replacement.