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Manufacturing Industry Experiences Renewed Interest from Students and Young Adults

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There’s no secret that American Manufacturers throughout the United States are facing a shortage of skilled workers in the industry. This summer a report conducted by Accenture, a professional services firm, found that three-quarters of the U.S. manufacturers surveyed were experiencing a severe shortage of skilled workers. The shortage is in part tied to the fact that fewer high school students are taking part in skilled vocational training either because of lack of availability in their geographic area or a lack of awareness of the possibilities in manufacturing careers available through skilled training.

Considering that manufacturing in the U.S. is on the upward swing and that half of the manufacturing companies surveyed by Accenture planned to increase production within the next five years, this worker shortage could spell trouble for the U.S. and its manufacturers if steps are not taken to remedy the situation. This October during National Manufacturing Month there have been a number of news stories sharing how manufacturers are opening their operations to visits from middle school and high school students to increase awareness about career opportunities in manufacturing. The field trips are designed to give the students first-hand experience in seeing manufacturing at work. In one town in Nebraska, students who participated in one of the manufacturing field trips expressed surprise that there were so many elements to manufacturing and that it involved the precise coordination of so many people.

At Cleveland Deburring Machine Company we know from experience that deburring machines demand precision and accuracy from a number of elements. Take for instance the process of profile chamfering, which is an efficient and economical way to debur machinery such as sprockets, gears and other parts. The Profile chamfering process can be applied with the use of abrasive deburring wheels, carbide rotary files or a combination of the two processes. Regulated cutting pressure helps control the size of the chamfer. Brush deburring machinery is another effective deburring method. This versatile method uses a variety of brushes in different sizes, styles and configurations. The ability to standardize or customize a deburring solution is one way manufacturers like CDMC are demonstrating how manufacturing methods can make an impact on a number of industries.

The ability to customize our deburring machines is just one of the ways CDMC provides the best possible solution for the deburring needs of each of our customers. This process begins by working directly with our customers and understanding their specific requirements before we begin to design a deburring solution for their company. We know that creating these kinds of solutions depends on a employing a workforce that is attuned to our company’s precise manufacturing methods and also that the designers and manufacturers at CDMC are equipped with the necessary education and skill sets.

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Power Transmission Deburring Solutions

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These days, there are a lot of different ways to generate power. We use wind energy, solar energy, as well as fossil fuels and many other means to generate energy. But energy is only as good as its applications, and all the energy in the world doesn’t do any good unless it can get somewhere to be of use. Applied energy turns gears, powers drive shafts, and does things like run your refrigerator, drive your car, or power your manufacturing processes.

Turning that energy from potential into practical relies on a variety of systems that most of us take for granted every day. The engines in our cars are complex and precisely-calibrated systems of crank shafts, bearings, joints, converters, and other mechanisms that translate the energy generated by our internal combustion engines to the turn the wheels and make the car go down the road. Those complex systems require precision parts to operate smoothly, and those parts have to be free of burrs and other defects. Small anomalies in a power transmission system can lead to big problems when dozens or even hundreds of parts are all working in tandem.

That’s why the Cleveland Deburring Machine Company (CDMC) offers a wide range of deburring machine solutions for power transmission deburring needs. CDMC can produce single deburring machines, or entire deburring cells to handle any power transmission need. Here are a few of the deburring machinery solutions that we offer to help our power transmission customers control costs, improve productivity, and ensure quality:

  • Radial Ratchet – Our Model 2800 is an auto-loading machine designed to deburr radial ratchet clutch components. The Model 2800 uses two perpendicular nylon brushes with integrated coolant delivery, which adds to the lifespan of the brush.
  • CV Axle/Hub – Two nylon brushes situated on either side deburr the external ring grooves of constant velocity (CV) axle/hubs, producing a smooth edge break.
  • External Ring Grooves – CDMC employs a three-step process to deburr external ring grooves on transmission parts, including file inserts and CBN wheels, heavy-duty carbide rotary cutting wheels, and nylon brushes.
  • Torque Converter Housing – Our two-step system for removing the exit burrs on torque converter housing features a flap wheel disc to remove the primary burr, and a wire cup brush to remove any remaining residue, a simple process that ensures a smooth finished surface.
  • Internal Ring – The 7006i-FB is a complete deburring cell that can receive parts from a primary shaping machine and take them through a six-step deburring sequence, after which all parts are washed and treated then air dried.

CDMC offers a wide array of deburring machines for power transmission and any other deburring needs. Whether you need a single solution, or a variety of options, CDMC is your machine deburring headquarters! And if none of our standard deburring machinery solutions fit the bill, then we’re happy to custom-build machines to fit your needs!

 

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Deburring Machines and Aluminum Finishing

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At the Cleveland Deburring Machine Company (CDMC), we’ve been in the business of designing and engineering deburring machines to fit a great number of applications for our many clients. As we’ve seen growing interest in our deburring solutions from nearly every industry (especially manufacturing), we’re accustomed to listening to our clients talk about their special needs and designing solutions that make use of one of our deburring machines. Here at CDMC, we believe that any deburring or materials finishing solution can be found or designed, and we encourage our clients and prospects to contact us with their needs.

In talking to our clients about their manufacturing processes, we’ve learned a good bit about their business and the business of manufacturing as well. We’ve learned that our deburring machines can be re-tooled and re-purposed to handle a number of special processes, special materials, and special finishes. The aluminum finishing process is one such special request made to us by a customer. And, in designing the solution, we were able to make use of a CDMC Model 9060 that resulted in a solution that was fast and highly controlled. The customer, a contract manufacturer of stamped metal parts for front-load clothes washers and dryers, was incredibly satisfied.

In order for a contract manufacturer to affect a brushed finish on a piece of aluminum that will later go into the manufacture of a retail product, there needs to be a great deal of control in every aspect of the finishing process. Retail products should always look identical to one another, as the retail market carefully scrutinizes products before making a purchase decision. Uniformity is crucial. So, when our stamped metal parts client came to us with their problem, we knew that we could deliver a solution that would meet their expectations, but we also knew that we had to design and develop a system that would handle each piece of stamped aluminum with great care and precision. In addition, we also knew that the process had to be fast.

In utilizing an operator-loaded CDMC Model 9060, we were able to deliver an aluminum finishing solution that was affordable and efficient. The Model 9060 offered a consistent brush finish on every piece of operator-loaded aluminum in as little as seven seconds. The aluminum parts could be loaded manually by the operator, but then the Model 9060 took over: automatically pulling the sheet of aluminum into the machine, clamping the piece with a vacuum table below, and utilizing a custom-designed brush to rotate against the surface of the aluminum for a specific amount of time. The result of the process was a perfectly-brushed finish on every piece of aluminum.

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