Case Study

Optimizing the Metal Forming Process for Heavy Equipment Parts

Heavy mining equipment frequently has complex,  curved pieces that are challenging to measure by hand.

Carol Lake Metal Works faced a challenge: They were rebuilding heavy mining equipment — like worn-out sections on excavator buckets, loader buckets and haul truck boxes — but these machines frequently had complex, curved pieces that were very tricky to measure by hand.

A Newfoundland and Labrador-based company that supports the Labrador West and Northern Quebec Mining Industry, Carol Lake Metal Works reverse engineer and refurbish equipment from the IOC mine (Iron Ore Company of Canada), Tacora Mine in Wabush, Bloom Lake and occasionally ArcelorMittal.

In the past, they’d taken measurements for parts with hand tools — tape measures, plus making cardboard templates with scissors and glue to model 3D shapes — which took hours of manual labor. How could they optimize their forming process? The FARO® Freestyle 2 Handheld Scanner changed everything for their team. Read this case study to learn how.

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Engineering & Design
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Energy & Natural Resources
Heavy Equipment
Metalworking, Machining & Assembly
3D Scanners

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