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Industrial Mechanical – Carbide Cutting Tools

January 8th, 2013 10:26 pm

Carbide cutting tools are used by manufacturers to machine and shape a wide range of tools, products and prototypes from metal.Carbide cutting tools are tools that have the end of the tool, or the tip, coated with carbide, and is used to make cuts through some of the toughest materials known. So, how did we arrive at the place where carbide was invented and the use became so widespread? Well, carbide was a derivative of hard metal. Until the turn of the century, and the onset of the industrial revolution, hard metal was the best the industry had to offer.

Unfortunately, the best the industry had to offer wasn’t all that good. Scientists and metal workers had already devoted a great deal of time to the creation of a harder substance, when, along came carbide. What scientists and metal workers discovered, was that if you decrease the iron (Fe) with harder carbide substances, you got a harder cutting tool.

A metal known as tungsten carbide was introduced into the market during the 1920s and you have the invention of carbide cutting tools. The industrial world was rapidly changed, and as you can see, today we have benefited greatly from this discovery.

Along with the introduction of carbide cutting tools, came the industrial revolution and although there was some modification of machinery, the industry was welcoming this new tool with open arms. The hotter the cutting process, the harder the cutting tool needed to be, and with the progress of machinery, tools, and man’s hunger for automation, the carbide tool filled a much needed space.

The hard carbide particles most often used in carbide cutting tools are those of tungsten carbide, titanium carbide and tantalum carbide grains. The carbide cutting tools are made by using a metallurgical powder, pressing it into a die, and then heating it in a furnace to a temperature of at least 1400 degrees Celsius. That’s extremely hot, but carbide is extremely tough! are not your average “me too” industrial supply company! They don’t sell industrial tools before learning about your specific needs. Once they learn about your operation, processes, and goals, then they suggest the appropriate indusrials tools that will save you time, money, and increase your bottom line.They analyze your process and show you where you can save money on industrial supplies. This is hands on, in-person technical support to show you ways to use tools more efficiently. They show you on paper, hard results, where their industrial tools are less expensive to operate simply by using better tools.

Management Training and Development

October 19th, 2012 4:13 am

Decades of psychological research have established what good school teachers intuitively know about the most effective ways to reach their students and help them understand new concepts and ideas. For example, there are a number of simple principles that will help learning be more effective:

1) Make the learning relevant. We remember things better when they matter to us, and we are more likely to pay attention to a speaker or a topic when we can apply it to our own work.

2) Make sure the learning can be used immediately, as we quickly forget things that we don’t regularly practice. Have you ever been on an IT training course but then forgotten how to use the system or program because the course was 6 months ago?

3) Keep the learning interactive. Trainers need to ensure than “talk with”, rather than ‘talk at’ their participants. This is achieved by asking questions, challenging delegates to think and using creative ways of involving them through exercises, discussions and reflection.

4) Limit the use of DVD/Videos. Few things are more passive than watching television. Of course, there are excellent resources available in this medium, many of which will be very helpful. It is just important to make sure this is not the primary means of communication. For example, think about using brief clips to illustrate points, or break up a training session with humour.

5) Review. Spend the first five minutes of every new training session reviewing what occurred in the previous one. This technique can help link tie important themes together and promote integration of the training program as a whole.

6) Space out management training sessions. Very little is learned by cramming things in. Make sure that after a training session the participants have an appropriate amount of time to put into practice what they have learned before embarking on the next piece of learning.

7) Encourage participants to read around the subject. Provide additional reading materials, books, articles internet sites etc to enable the participants to further their development.

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