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Edge Preparation Honing Process

Posted on March 25th, 2020
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You’ve may have heard the joke about the person who is not the sharpest tool in the shed. This illustrates the quandary of someone who is unprepared or simply not up to the task. For those in the manufacturing industry, it’s easy to see the connection. A tool that’s not kept well-maintained, sharp and functional is a liability and could even be dangerous. Prioritizing Maintenance Therefore, smart manufacturers make it a priority to keep manufacturing parts in good condition. This includes making it a priority to maintain well-honed, sharp and functional parts. The importance of a well-honed edge is a constant truth dating back to the earliest use of tools by our ancestors. Without the use of technology or even a particularly large brain, these individuals intuitively understood a sharp cutting tool performs better. Dull tools require more effort and…

What Types of Tools Can Benefit from Edge Prep Services?

Posted on May 31st, 2013

Clients sometimes come to us and ask “What types of tools can benefit from a edge prep services?” It’s an easy question to answer, and we have a list of tools on the Mutschler Edge Technologies (MET) website that we will gladly show the client, but the question keeps coming up, and we thought that this might be a good topic for the company blog. First, we’ll take a moment to describe what the process does for the tool. At its core, edge preparation (or honing) works to improve tool life, reduce spindle load, improve the surface finish of the workpiece, and reduce the overall cost of manufacturing. As anyone in the manufacturing industry will tell you, a sharp tool cuts better. At the same time, a sharp tool reduces friction and creates clean, accurate cuts. For the same reason…