February 19, 2001
By: David Messinger
An appliance plant with 80 to 100 presses in opeation is likely to buy new presses regularly. Under these circumstances, it makes good sense to pursue aggressive productivity goals inch by inch through steady advances in such prosaic concerns as machiner ergonomics, prventive maintenance, tooling efficiency, and material quality.
Norton NorZon® Plus depressed center wheels now utilize a proprietary blend of patented, newest generation Norton SG ceramic alumina and Norton BlueFire™ zirconia alumina abrasives, combined with a high performance bond system for significantly improved grain micro-fracturing. The upgraded line has also been expanded with Norton NorZon Plus Fast Cut™ Depressed Center Wheels, offering the fastest material removal in the industry.
From the Web: 3-D printing warheads; jobs lost and jobs added - by Vicki Bell
Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— More about 3-D printing, this time on a larger scale; the state of steel jobs in Northwest Indiana; politics and fabricating; and one company’s solution to the skilled worker shortage.
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