August 14, 2003
By: Tim Schmidt
Sheet metal manufacturers are under constant pressure to improve and document quality while reducing costs. Furthermore, original equipment manufacturers are shifting responsibility for quality inspections to suppliers, adding extra burdens. New, complex product designs and rigorous processes, such as deep drawing and the growing use of exotic materials, are placing greater demands on both quality assurance and development departments.
The PTX Eco Smart is a multi-functional grinding and polishing system for flat surfaces and open or closed pipe constructions. Grind from coarse to very fine finishes, and burnish to a high-gloss finish. Work with stainless steel, steel and nonferrous metals (aluminum, brass, bronze and copper), wood, and rigid plastic.
Boring manufacturing data acts up a bit - by Tim Heston
Economic indicators have been boring. This may change. The data slipped a bit this month, though it's too soon to say if it's a trend. Regardless, business owners are happy with boring.
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