Jim Russell

Contributing Writer
Chicago Slitter
1025 W. Thorndale Ave.
Itasca, IL 60143
Stainless steel appliances

Keeping stainless flawless for appliance stamping, fabrication

July 10, 2007

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Before stainless steel is stamped, bent or folded, and fabricated into an appliance, stampers, other fabricators and coil processors need to do damage control as they process stainless steel coil through 7 damage-danger zones.

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Evaluating in-house coil slitting

April 11, 2005

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As the cost of steel rises and profit margins shrink, small to medium-sized stampers are looking for ways to reduce costs and streamline operations while maintaining quality.One area to consider is the cost of slitting steel.Shops that run 10,000 to 50,000 tons a year usually outsource slitting....

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Handling appliance steel

November 20, 2003

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Savvy stampers are purchasing new equipment or modifying and retrofitting existing equipment to include prefinished materials features. By paying close attention to equipment, tension practices, material processing methods, and material handling, stampers can participate in the market for surface-sensitive materials.

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Protecting surface-sensitive materials in coil processing - Three potential danger areas

August 28, 2003

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As manufacturers worldwide strive to reduce costs and streamline their production processes, the market for surface-sensitive materials continues to expand. Surface-sensitive materials include all prepainted steel products and nonferrous decorative materials, such as copper, brass, and stainless steel.

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Prepainted Steel Coil

Protecting surface-sensitive materials in coil processing

June 6, 2001

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Using coil processing equipment with surface-sensitive materials in a manner that does not cause damage is of utmost importance to your customers. Make sure you know the ropes before start running the lines.

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