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The Research and Development department analysed the piece. The technicians of the MTG laboratory carried out the rheological and mechanical characterization of the polymer. Once they identified the composition of the compound used in the original piece, they prepared a sample for the fatigue resistance tests, in order to ensure that the new piece had characteristics compatible with dynamic application.
Once the testing procedures were completed, they validated the polymer formulation and the bonding procedure between rubber and metal.
A custom-made mould and new metal parts were created in the internal workshop.
Drawing on the consolidated experience in bonding rubber and metal parts (vulcanized fittings), vulcanizing the components was a normal process.
This was a summary of how Manifattura Tubi Gomma faced the request with curiosity, resourcefulness, and problem solving attitude. It used consolidated tools and technologies to satisfy a request never faced before. The locomotive has been on rail for a few months now, and MTG can claim to have helped give new life to a vintage train.
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