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Our Mag Series is Great for Powdered Metal Deburring

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Mag Series Deburring Machine

Now an accepted part of manufacturing, powdered metals provides additional strength to greenware, which can be variable in terms of its sturdiness. Its strength comes from the use of compacted metal powders bonded with heat. The process also produces little in terms of scrap metal waste, a benefit to any manufacturer looking to build a more sustainable operation.  

To further increase the benefits of powdered metal parts and their use, CDMC believes manufacturers need and deserve solutions tailored to powdered metals that improve on the last stage of the deburring process.

To this end, CDMC offers a line of powdered metal deburring machines. This includes the Mag Series. The Mag Series accommodates through-feed, in-line deburring on both sides. The machines offer a series of magnetic conveyors, which bring the powdered metal parts to a series of brushes. The adaptable through-feed machine helps eliminate earlier issues of having to turn the piece over to deburr the other side and lessen the ambiguity introduced by the human element.

More Mag Series Features

Integrated coolant system

Auto amp compensation system to maintain brush pressure

2-. 4- and 8-head platforms

Easy, quick part changeovers

Accommodates a variety of flat powder metal parts

When you’re ready for a reliable powdered metal deburring solution, think Cleveland Deburring Machine Company.

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Uniting the Past, Present and Future of STEM Education

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Students, teacher math class

If you think about it, there are numerous links that join the past, present and future of the manufacturing industry. To date, the industry is making the most of the past and present of manufacturing by highlighting its growth and improvements over the years. These include initiatives such as last month’s National Manufacturing Day and Month that demonstrate how manufacturing is filled with the use of new technology and that it’s provides a great future for its employees.

Appealing to Multiple Audiences

Through the exploration and re-introduction of the manufacturing environment to new groups, it’s possible to have a glimpse of the future of manufacturing and also what links the industry’s past, present and future. One major link is the ongoing use of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). STEM has numerous interactions in the lives of almost everyone from the use of a smartphone, an interaction at the bank or turning on a light. These things happen with such ease that it’s easy to forget the importance of STEM education in making it all happen.

Re-introducing STEM

Embracing STEM education from an early age may be one of the most important initiatives for the longevity and success of the manufacturing industry. For too many years, the emphasis and interest in STEM have lagged behind actual need. A result of this disinterest resurrected itself in the skills gap the industry continues to deal with.

The manufacturing industry is not alone in this problem. Overall, there is a gap when it comes to applicants in most STEM-related fields. In fact, a 2009 United States Department of Labor list showed 8 out of 10 of the most-wanted employees were for jobs with degrees in the STEM field. These included computer science, accounting, electrical and civil engineering, finance and economics.

In an effort to interest students in STEM education and its many benefits at a young age, there is a recent push to introduce the magic of STEM to new generations. This includes programs dedicated to introducing girls to programming and businesses such as The Works at the Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology. The Newark, Ohio organization offers outreach programs supplying teachers with standards-aligned classroom activities, interactive museum exhibits and school tours with pre- and post-tour STEM activities. The overall goal is to show how there are elements of STEM in everyday life and that using and understanding these skills and elements opens up a new world of fun and discovery. This is one initiative that will be easy for the collective industry to promote and benefit from for years to come.

About CDMC

Cleveland Deburring Machine Company (CDMC) is dedicated to providing deburring solutions for gears, sprockets, aerospace and defense, power transmission, powdered metals, fluid power and custom deburring applications. CDMC’s no-charge application evaluation includes a detailed report and process description in as little as 3 to 5 business days. Contact CDMC today for a deburring machine that’s right for you.

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Charting the New Additive Manufacturing Roadmap

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While the presidential candidates continue to battle throughout the state over trade agreements on which the ink has long since dried, other manufacturing groups are looking for proactive ways to grow and expand the industry. At the beginning of August, America Makes and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced a call for interested parties to help identify existing standards and specifications for the future development of the additive manufacturing industry.

Creating a Road Map

In an effort to grow the industry, America Makes and ANSI are looking to assess gaps, make recommendations, set priorities and create a road map toward standardization of additive manufacturing by the end of the year. Slated for Monday, Sept. 26, the meeting will cover topics related to process, design, qualification, certification, non-destructive evaluation and maintenance and materials including precursor materials, process control, post-processing and finished-material properties.

An Open Call

America Makes and ANSI welcome all U.S. additive manufacturers. This includes, but is not limited to, government agencies, material suppliers, original equipment manufacturers, academia, standards-developing organizations and other stakeholders. The approach hopes to bring many ideas to the table in an effort to create a coordinated approach to additive manufacturing in the state.

Industry Reinvention

As a traditional manufacturer, it will be interesting to watch the reinvention of the manufacturing industry from this approach. In some ways, the industry is creating something new while also retaining some of its roots. Only time will tell if this approach will have the ability to produce a foothold in additive manufacturing that many within the state continue to strive for. One of the most positive elements of such initiatives is the gathering together of unique individuals and groups with a common goal. The inclusion of varied participants from academia to government agencies is a good way to achieve a new perspective for an industry that’s looking to reinvent from the inside out.

Located in northeast Ohio, Cleveland Deburring Machine Company (CDMC) is dedicated to providing deburring solutions for gears, sprockets, aerospace and defense, power transmission, powdered metals, fluid power and custom deburring applications. CDMC’s no-charge application evaluation includes a detailed report and process description in as little as 3 to 5 business days. Contact CDMC today for a deburring machine that’s right for you.

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