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Kaizen is a Japanese expression meaning “change for better” or continuous improvement – whatever you are doing, you can do it better. At Temperform, we strive for continuous improvement every day. Breaking apart and putting together The first part of the word, kai, means “to break apart,” and zen means “to put back together better.” This is exactly what happens during a kaizen event—using cross-functional teams, and lean thinking ensures success and sustainable change. During a one- to...
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Thank you for taking a moment to get to know us. We are proud to provide a variety of steel castings to many different industries. We take special care to combine the right alloys for your heat, wear, and corrosion-resistant applications. Thanks for watching and please subscribe to our channel!
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Today, we’re sharing an excerpt from: “Castings for the Mining Industry” by John Mortlock, Manager Technical Services Division Bradken Consolidated, Ltd. Types of Abrasive Wear By convention, three types of abrasive wear are recognized – gouging abrasion, high-stress abrasion, and low-stress abrasion. These classifications are made on the basis of the operating stresses rather than the actual abrading action. Gouging Abrasion This is wear that occurs when coarse abrasive material tears off sizeable particles from wearing surfaces. The...
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As older design engineers retire, a new wave of young engineers is taking their place. What many younger engineers lack is an understanding of casting design – how to design parts so they can be cast with a consistently high level of quality. Jeff Taylor, engineering manager at our sister company, The C.A. Lawton Co., expands on the common casting design mistakes and how to avoid them. Lawton: What design issues do OEM engineers tend to be focused...
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Metal castings are vital to many key industries such as agriculture, automotive, and mining. Without castings, these industries and their role in our everyday lives wouldn’t be the same. Agriculture “Agriculture is the world’s oldest industry; without it, society as we know it would not exist (avalon-castings.com, n.d.). Farmers grow the food that feeds the world. That’s why technology and equipment are critical to this industry. “Three challenges are common to agricultural machinery: harsh conditions, large loads, and...
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