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Perspective On Using CBN Versus Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) Cutters

In your June Shop Line you offered Jerry Lawson’s of DCM Tech, Inc., perspective on using CBN versus poly crystalline diamond (PCD) cutters. Have any other manufacturers voiced their opinions? In PERA’s May 1996 Current Concerns publication, Andy Rottler of Rottler Manufacturing made the following observations on CBN versus PCD cutters:Rottler says that due to

Rules & Regs: There Are Numerous Annual And Semi-Annual Reports That Are Required Of Any Firm That Uses Or Purchases Regulated Chemicals And Materials

Depending on location, there are numerous annual and semi-annual reports that are required of any firm that uses or purchases regulated chemicals and materials. In addition to the actual reports, there are voluminous records that must be maintained and annual calculations performed to demonstrate compliance. Many firms do not believe that these reports and records are important, that they just add

Cam Timing Chain Marks On 1976-’88

The Automotive Engine Rebuilders Association (AERA) offers the following information regarding cam timing chain marks on 1976-’88 Isuzu 1.8L and 1.9L engines. Confusion may begin when reading the service manual information referencing marked plates on the cam timing chain. Apparently, some aftermarket timing chains don’t have the marked plates which indicate the correct positioning for

What Is The Recommended Surface Finish

Shop Line, Automotive Rebuilder, July 1996 Q A In the Production Engine Remanufacturers Association’s (PERA) May 1996 edition of Current Concerns, Ed Keibler of Sunnen Products Co., St. Louis, MO, says that the typical Ra finish on cast iron should be 60 to 110 Ra. On aluminum cylinder heads it is much smoother – typically