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About the topic
Grinder output directly affects your bottom line. The machine tool and its operation should be one of the first areas reviewed when it is time to boost your manufacturing line’s productivity. Grinding is typically the bottleneck operation in any factory, and downtime on any one of your grinders can quickly cause stress on the production schedule. Moreover, parts pass through the grinder generally toward the tail end of the production sequence, so any parts scrapped after exiting the grinder are costly. Improving your grinders’ operation will enhance the form, fit, and function (3Fs) of your parts, resulting in happier customers and managers.
Participants will learn seven ways to turn grinders into production marvels. Covered topics include control updates, new technologies, automation, and servo upgrades, among others.
Meet your presenter
Brian S. Dechene is the technical development director ID/OD grinding specialist for GCH Machinery, where he leads research and development and assists companies to improve their grinding processes. Before joining GCH Machinery, Dechene held management positions in the high-precision ball bearing and machine tool industries. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and earned an MBA from the University of New Haven. With nearly 40 years of hands-on experience in grinding applications worldwide, Dechene is asked frequently to speak on issues related to grinding. He is also the author of several articles related to grinding improvements.