Keeping Stainless Flawless for Appliance Stamping, Fabrication

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Chicago Slitter Keeping Stainless Flawless

Appliances are increasingly being made of stainless steel to satisfy consumers’ growing demands for these highend products. According to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), the use of stainless steel in home appliances has increased in the last five years and is expected to continue to grow. Nearly 20 percent of all ranges, dishwashers, and refrigerators sold have a stainless steel finish. Additionally, microwaves, outdoor grills, andRead the Full Article

Evaluating In-house Coil Slitting

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Evaluating In-house Coil Slitting

Stampers considering in-house slitting first must decide whether to invest in used or new equipment.  Some advantages of in-house slitting include control coil inspections to prevent processing flawed materials, control delivery times, build in-house expertise, purchase raw materials for less through a broker or directly from the mill, eliminate one leg of freight expenses, sellRead the Full Article

How to Handle Critical Surface Coil

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How to Handle Critical Surface Coil

Whenever the finished surface of the material touches another surface, there is the possibility of damage. Equipment and process deficiencies can damage the finish during operations such as slitting, recoiling or cutting to length. Scratches can be caused by improper braking on the uncoiler, or any increase or decrease in tension on the coil thatRead the Full Article

Protecting Surface-Sensitive Materials in Coil Processing

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Protecting Surface-Sensitive Materials in Coil Processing

Chicago Slitter writes about the importance of handling coils properly. Surface-sensitive materials need extra attention and care due to equipment and process deficiencies damaging the finish on these materials during operations. Protecting finished surfaces is key, every point in a coil processing line at which the finished surface of the material touches another surface is anRead the Full Article

Service Center Installs Worldclass Coil Processing Lines to Meet Customer Expectations

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Chicago Slitter Coil-Slitting Line Article

Chicago Slitter’s 72-inch wide coil-slitting line is featured in Edgcomb Metals’ Murfreesboro, TN, facility. All tooling is shimless and is computer generated. The superior engineering behind the slitting line gives Edgcomb the ability to hold width tolerances to +0.002 inches and cut from 0.008 inches up to 0.187 inch stock thickness. Edgcomb has broken a numberRead the Full Article

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