The mining industry employs a variety of machines and mining equipment, which must withstand extreme weather conditions such as heat and dust that can subject them to extensive stress.

Machining and metal fabrications for mining machines and parts offer several advantages, including rapid and improved production, tooling and design flexibility, and enhanced quality.

Discover top suppliers of fabrication and machining solutions

Mining Technology has listed some of the top suppliers of steel castings and forgings, laser cutting, and engraving systems, heavy-duty mechanical mining equipment, design and fabrication services and spare mining parts, based on its intel, insights and decades-long experience in the sector.

The list also includes providers of metallurgical testing and geochemical analysis services, structural components and castings repair services, and welding and custom engineering services.

The information contained in the download document is designed for mine supervisors and operators, maintenance engineers, equipment operators, site technicians, design engineers, and fabrication workshop supervisors and project managers.

The download contains detailed information on the suppliers and their product lines, alongside contact details to aid your purchase or hiring decision.

Related Buyer’s Guides which cover an extensive range of mining equipment, manufacturers and technology, can also be found here.

Importance of metal fabrication and machining for mining equipment

Steel and metal fabrication services enable miners to develop custom-designed machines and equipment based on the mine site and its conditions. It minimises idle time, reduces the costs associated with repairing mining machines, and enables maintenance personnel to quickly address repair and machine breakdown issues.

Computer numerical control (CNC) machining used for mining machines and equipment can help in reducing downtime and rectifying any failures or faults quickly.

CNC machined parts for mining machines

The most common types of parts that are manufactured using CNC machining for mining machines include:

  • Shaft assemblies
  • Drill rods
  • Gearboxes
  • Core springs
  • Tensioners
  • Drilling bits/Crowns
  • Lifter cases
  • Fasteners
  • Gear blanks
  • Bearing seals
  • Adaptors
  • Inner/outer tubes, and
  • Truck parts