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Fender Pile Assemblies for Bridge Over Water

Fender Pile Assemblies for Bridge Over Water
Fender Pile Assemblies for Bridge Over Water

Clark Machine was recently contacted by a North Carolina customer to undertake the challenging project of fabricating fender piles and assemblies for a bridge. These physically large products could not be completed without Clark’s wide scope of capabilities and highly coordinated skills.   

Designs were provided by the customer in the form of 2D CAD drawings. Fabrication utilized plasma cutting, die and press brake forming/bending, welding, surface grinding and drilling processes. Since the piles would be in water, they received a protective thermal aluminum spray coating. In order to meet the necessary bending requirements of this project, we utilized a purpose built 75-ton press.  A project manager along with engineering and certified weld inspectors ensured robust construction at each step of production.

According to a customer-driven schedule, the up-to 39’ long and 8’ wide pieces were planned, fabricated, finished, and transported to the work site solely by Clark Machine. Few other companies would be able to deliver even part of this order on time, much less its entirety plus transport.

Clark Machine provides the tools necessary to complete large projects through a single entity, saving on costs and making strict timetables possible. Contact us today to learn more.

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Highlights of this Metal Fabrication Project

Product Description
Fender Assemblies and Piles
Metal Fabrication Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary:
  • Plasma Cutting
  • Die Forming
  • Press Brake Forming
  • Welding (MIG, SMAW, FCAW)
  • Grinding
  • Drilling
Secondary:
  • UHMW Installation
  • Aluminum Thermal Spray Coating
  • Transportation
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
  • 75-Ton Custom Made Press
  • CNC Plasma Cutting Table
  • Press Brake (1,000 ton x 16 foot)
  • Hand Grinders
  • Horizontal Boring Mill
  • Radial Drill
  • Welders (MIG, FCAW, SMAW)
  • Certified Weld Inspectors
  • Project Manager
  • Tractor-Trailer
  • Cranes up to 40 ton capacity
Overall Part Dimensions
Various Sizes, up to 39’ long by 8’ tall
Material Used
AASHTO M270 Grade 50 Steel, UHMW, Aluminum Thermal Coating Spray, A325 Structural Bolts and hardware
Material Finish
Aluminum Thermal Spray Coated
In process testing/inspection performed
Welds inspected by Certified weld inspector, various dimensional stop point inspections to be conducted by customer
Industry for Use
Bridge
Delivery/Turnaround Time
Evolving to customer requirements
Delivery Location
North Carolina
Standards Met
Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing
Product Name
Fender Pile Assemblies