January 6, 2012
CAM software have made it easier and more affordable for job shops to increase efficiency and productivity without sacrificing quality. Staged bending combined with offline programming offers strategies for reducing downtime, improving part flow, and controlling costs.
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.
The importance of process innovation - by Tim Heston
Manufacturing is getting a lot of attention in Washington. Proposals abound about pushing new products and technologies from R&D to the market. But when it comes to a purely employment perspective, process innovation—including continuous improvement—may be even more important.
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