Edge Preparation is About Good Manufacturing Processes

Posted on May 15th, 2019
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A dull edge on a tool can produce unnecessary frustration and it can also be a danger to the individual using it. The benefits of having tools with a proper, sharp edge can be traced back to our earliest ancestors. Maintaining a sharp edge on a knife or an arrowhead could make the difference between survival and death, particularly if that sharp point was used to kill dinner or protect a family. Thankfully today, edge preparation is more about good manufacturing processes and less about survival in the wild. Instead of relying on look and feel to determine if an edge is properly prepped, we have advanced processes that involve motorization and mechanization. One of the most important of those processes being honing, the creation of a controlled radius and surface finish improvement. Manufacturers employ honing to many cutting tools…

Nano Technologies Offers a Range of New Options for Manufacturing

Posted on April 9th, 2019
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The word nano comes from the Greek nanos, meaning dwarf but in this case, we’re talking extremely small. While minuscule might be what most of us think about when we hear about nanotechnologies what’s exciting in this case is that size really does matter. At nano sizes, matter behaves differently than it does at larger sizes. Such a distinction means the display of unique biological, chemical and physical properties. The addition of nano technologies to manufacturing offers a range of new options for manufacturing things at nano scale. This includes the production of nano scale materials or powders and fluids as well as the development of scalable, high-yield processes for the development of nano scale structures and devices. Nano scale materials provide high surface-to-volume ratios, great packing density and ideal material behavior and properties. Two Approaches Manufacturing at nano scale…