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Nylon Abrasive Brushes

Posted on June 10th, 2021
nylon abrasive brushes

In edge preparation, the use of nylon abrasive brushes is the most effective way to produce a highly controlled, specific edge prep on the edge of any cutting tool or similar instrument. Unlike other methods – such as drag finishing or blasting – the nylon abrasive brush can be angled and focused on a specific area of the tool, as well as kept away from areas not to be touched by the abrasive material. And given that the visual evidence of reduced diameter or density of a brush is obvious to the machine operator, the breakdown of the media is more predictable versus the breakdown of mass-finishing media size, shape, chemistry, etc. In short, nylon abrasive brushes have proven to be enormously effective and efficient in edge honing. As such, MET considers the use of nylon brush media with nearly…

New Year Equals New Job in Manufacturing

Posted on February 11th, 2020
manufacturing skills

It’s a new year and there’s no better time for an update in the form of a new job in manufacturing. Because of an ongoing skills gap, manufacturers are on the lookout for employees who are versed in the newest manufacturing skills. If you haven’t thought of a career in manufacturing before, know there are many positive changes worth considering. To start, manufacturing is no longer considered a “dirty” industry with only low-wage jobs. Today’s manufacturing is on the cutting edge, applying high-skill applications and paying higher wages. Manufacturing now includes growing applications of automation, the use of robots and cobots (robots working with humans), artificial intelligence (AI), analytics and IoT, the Internet of Things. New pairings of technology and innovation continue to move the industry forward as manufacturing draws on applications of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). As…