The first step in die design. In this planning phase, the part needing the new die is analyzed to determine the die configuration and the press requirements. The process consists of deciding the type and thickness of the material used in making the part, the part configuration, the dimensional tolerances of the part, the quantity of parts to be made, and the funds available for the project.
CS Unitec: PIPE-MAX Belt Grinder
The PIPE-MAX is a combination grinder and pipe belt sander. The front hard rubber contact roller drives the abrasive belt to grind flat surfaces. It removes weld seams in a straight line, without leaving edges or a wavy finish. For sanding pipes or handrails, the sanding belt follows every contour to grind and polish up to a high-gloss finish. Ideal for stainless steel, aluminum and high-quality metals.
About growing the economic pie - by Tim Heston At The FABRICATOR's Leadership Summit, held last week in Austin, Texas, industry executives talked about growing the economic pie. One keynote speaker recalled how his business effectively grew the pie, thanks to open book management.
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