Bridle the bristles
Problem: Cleaning parts in the parts washer is aggravating because the bristles on the standard round brush are standing out in all directions. Solution: Borrow a trick from painters -- "bridle" the brush.
Problem: Cleaning parts in the parts washer is aggravating because the bristles on the standard round brush are standing out in all directions.
Solution: Borrow a trick from painters -- "bridle" the brush. Take an o-ring a little smaller than the brush diameter and roll it down the bristles to get the desired shape.
Contributor: Philip J. Soliday, Freeman Products, Knox, IN; 219-772-2129
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey