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    What is an Edging Line?

    What is an Edging Line?

    An edging line is used to condition the edges of assorted metals.  Steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, lead and other rare alloys, are metals on which an edging line is useful. The design ranges of an edging line can be from a very simple set of hardened tool steel roller assemblies for de-burring, to

    • February

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      2017
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    Lubricants and Coolants & Modifying Metals

    Lubricants and Coolants & Modifying Metals

    Reducing can be done with extreme pressure lubricants at speeds over 7,000 FPM.  There are many mills that run at very low speeds when reducing expensive alloys such as beryllium, copper, tantalum, and gold and use little or no lubricant or coolant.  Many lubricants are good for extreme pressure, but they can also act as

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    Embossing

    Embossing

    Many architectural materials are embossed for beauty and appearance.  Metals can be embossed and painted to look like wood.  The inside of an elevator has embossed material. Some cold rolled is rolled with a satin finish so that it has more area to fuse to the paint or galvanized surface.  Spiral grooves are embossed on

    • January

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      2017
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    Anticipatory Automatic Gauge Control

    Anticipatory Automatic Gauge Control

    Precision measuring normally requires an entrance gauge, which records the thickness of the material going into the rolling mill.  This is referred to as anticipatory automatic gauge control.  The entrance thickness gauge adjusts the rolls in microseconds if there are any changes in thickness.  The exit gauge records the thickness, and the rolls adjust based

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