How to Keep Screen Replacement Cost Low

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With the cost of raw material skyrocketing, many manufacturers using Vibratory Separator Machines are wondering – how do we keep our costs of replacement screens at a manageable rate? According to the office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the stainless-steel index has increased more than 29.5% over the last year, realizing an approximate…

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Case Study: How one Fiber Molding Manufacturer significantly lowered their cost of production

Production of Fiber molds (sometimes called Pulp molds) used for food and other containers has increased significantly in the last 10 years. Consumers are looking for more sustainable packaging, driving many companies to switch from plastic formed to fiber molded containers. According to the most recent report conducted by Fredonia Research for the International Fiber…

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Fiber Molded Products: 6 Ways To Minimize Scrap

#1: Select Best Porous Media Type #2: Determine Correct Heat Treatment #3: Optimize Blank Layout Choosing the best porous media for your project is key to getting good quality, repeatable wire forms and the desired look and feel of the fiber mold. The media used will depend on size, finish, strength, and other factors required…

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The Secrets Behind Slitting and Shearing

Slitting mesh or wire processes

Cutting wire mesh or cloth to a correct specification can be challenging. Wire mesh does not behave like sheet metal and can easily fray or move out of line if the mesh is not set up properly. Cutting mesh or cloth is referred to as slitting, shearing, or both. Slitting wire mesh is cutting it…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Wire Mesh: The Basic Terminology

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Each industry has its own specific terminology – and the wire cloth industry is no different. Below are the most common terms used when discussing wire, wire mesh and cloth, and the different types of weaves and manufacturing methods. Wire Cloth Terms Acoustic Mesh  This mesh is woven to achieve specific sound attenuation objectives typically…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Wire Mesh: How to Choose the Correct Metal (or Alloy) for Wire Mesh Applications

Choosing the correct metal for wire mesh

Wire mesh, also known as wire cloth, is most commonly woven from stainless steel, however, with the right equipment and settings, almost all metal wire can be woven into a mesh. Below are the properties and features of different alloys and which applications suit them best. Metals and Alloys  Aluminum Lightweight, good electrical conductor, and…

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