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Women in Manufacturing Will Help Bridge The Skills Gap

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For some time, there’s been a lot of talk about the need to recruit new and younger employees to the manufacturing industry. Many crusading for this important cause hope an inflection of technology-savvy individuals could be a way to mend the obvious skills gap in the industry. Culturally, there’s a bias imbedded in this initiative, an unspoken thought that many of these new employees would be male. Considering that the manufacturing industry has long been a male-dominated industry, this is hardly surprising, but a Cleveland, Ohio-based non-profit Women in Manufacturing is looking to change the status quo, as reported in hartfordbusiness.com.

Increasing the Numbers

According to Women in Manufacturing, approximately one in four of the 12 million manufacturing workers employed in the U.S. are female. This number is similar to what it was a decade ago. With an estimated shortage of 600,000 production workers, the non-profit argues it’s a good time to introduce more female workers to the manufacturing industry.

One way states are looking to induce more manufacturers to bring new workers to the industry is through a tax credit for small business “S” corporations who hire apprentices in manufacturing and other trades. Other tax credits promote building manufacturing skills through the schooling of middle- and high-school students.

Honoring New Female Manufacturing Leaders

In April, the Manufacturing Institute honored 130 females working in the manufacturing industry for their achievements. Occurring in Washington D.C., the fourth annual STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) awards recognize women who exhibit leadership in their industry. The national award identifies the best-of-the-best women working in the manufacturing industry and encourage them to use their leadership skills to mentor and support the next generation of women working in manufacturing.

Small Manufacturers Leading the Industry

Currently, small manufacturers are working to lead the industry forward in a number of ways, including adding more women to the manufacturing workforce. Other initiatives include bringing customers into the manufacturing and design process in order to create the perfect manufacturing solution for a deburring operation.

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Adding Consistency to Green Powder Deburring

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Unfortunately too many of us have experienced the results of bad deburring. Through trial and error, we’ve witnessed deburring that creates rough patches and sharp edges, resulting in decreased efficiency and lowering lifespan of a tool. On the other hand, good green powder deburring leaves a tool smooth through the removal of burrs and sharp edges, providing a smooth and sharp cutting edge. When a job calls for deburring on opposing sides, you need options designed to provide a consistent edge break.

Green Powder Deburring 4000 Series

Adaptability is key for parts requiring deburring on both sides. To accomplish this, brushes on the OLS 4000 Series run in two different directions. One pair runs clockwise, while the brushes running counterclockwise deburr the edges. The result is a consistent clean edge break. With the ability to accommodate basically any in-feed/out-feed orientation, the 4000 series from Cleveland Deburring Machine Company (CDMC) is perfect for any green powder deburring operation of parts 1/8 inch to 3 inches thick.

The 4000 Series machines all contain the OLS-exclusive Auto Amp Compensation system. This allows for consistent brush pressure throughout the life of the brush, meaning quality deburring and the ability to maximize resources when it comes to media usage. Integration also becomes easier with auto-loading conveyance systems and changeovers made with smart auto-set software.

Green Powder Deburring 4000 Series Options

Model 4200

Model 4620

Model 4815

Accommodating Size

If deburring of small parts is a concern, CDMC’s Model 4620 is the answer. The 4620 has the ability to deburr green powder parts up to six inches in diameter. Integrated dust collection keeps brushes from overheating even in the midst of high-output deburring.

Making the Choice

The investment of a green powdered metal deburring machine is not one to take lightly. The right deburring machine can improve tool life and increase efficiency while the wrong choice could leave you with rough burrs and sharp edges. When you’re ready to make a decision on a smart and reliable centered powdered metal brush deburring solution, talk to the deburring solution experts at CDMC.

We can provide for a custom-tailored solution for gears, sprockets, aerospace and defense, power transmission, powdered metals, fluid power and custom applications. Our 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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Getting the Most From Custom Deburring

We live in an age where our ability to make adjustments and turn on a dime can determine our success. Part of the reason for this necessity is that changes are happening around us all of the time. Nowhere is this truer than in the area of technology. While this can be exciting from the perspective of innovation, new toys and new gadgets it also puts increased emphasis on the need for speed in other areas of life.

One of the best ways to think about this is the idea that the little things matter much more than they did before. In fact, it’s these so-called small things that become one of the primary cornerstones for innovations. One example of this in the manufacturing industry is an increasing emphasis on a custom deburring process. In the not-too-distant past, deburring was something generally left to a group of individuals who did this work by hand. Perhaps because of the exclusivity of this work, not all parts and tools benefitted from this process. Another aspect of the exclusivity is that the work did not happen on a wide range. As with many hard skills, the deburring process may or may not be done well by the next person or the skills may not be passed on at all.

More Efficient, Better Results

As they say, the future is here today. For manufacturers this means there’s an ever-present need to move quickly, be cost-efficient and make the most of every opportunity. For manufacturers working with powdered metal parts, not deburring would be unthinkable. Considering the versatility offered by compressed powdered metals it only makes sense to add the benefit of deburring. Because of the growing prevalence of powdered metal parts, the need for powdered metal deburring also increases along with a reliable method for deburring. A quality deburring system customized for a company’s specific deburring needs is the perfect way to keep parts and tools at their most efficient. As efficiency of the operations increases through reliable deburring, it becomes easier to reduce expense and unnecessary expensive waste, thus improving outcomes.

For manufacturers looking to meet the needs of through-feed and inline deburring, Cleveland Deburring Machine Company (CDMC), manufacturers powdered metal brush deburring machines guaranteed to provide an increased flexibility and versatility. The family-owned manufacturer created the CDMC Mag series a way for manufacturers to deburr powdered metal brush parts on one or both sides with 2-, 4- and 6-head platforms. A high-production manufacturing solution, the CDMC Mag series uses magnetic conveyors to draw the powdered metal parts in direct contact with a series of brush sets, enabling fast changeovers.

Under Control

When things move fast there’s the inevitable build up of heat, which can cause its own issues. To alleviate this issue, CDMC integrated a cooling system into the CDMC Mag series. In a side benefit, the cooling element also can increase the lifespan of Mag Series brushes. The company’s patented Auto Amp Compensation system maintains brush pressure.

If you’re in the market for a smart and reliable powdered metal brush deburring solution, talk to the deburring solution experts at The Cleveland Deburring Machine Company. We can provide for a custom-tailored solution for gears, sprockets, aerospace and defense, power transmission, powdered metals, fluid power and custom applications. Our 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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