Manufacture of counterweights with by-products of heavy industry
Manufacture of counterweights with steel ashes and by-products of the mining industry
Petition / Problem
The current material used in counterweights has increased in price and needs a large space inside the device.
Development of a higher density material that allows reducing space while reducing cost, with the use of recycled or low value materials
First, several materials were studied assessing their cost and density.
Use of different percentages of recycled materials to prepare different mixtures for the study.
In addition, properties such as density, resistance …
As a final result, the prototype of the piece was made with the composition that obtained the best performance.