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Rex-Cut Abrasives Names Bob Costa President

Rex-Cut Abrasives Names Bob Costa President

The Rex-Cut Abrasives Board of Directors recently elected Bob Costa as the company’s President. Costa will assume responsibilities immediately and will succeed Claude Gelinas, who is planning on retiring in late 2018. Costa has a 37-year history with Rex-Cut Abrasives and has served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing since 2008. Under Costa’s leadership,… Continue Reading

3 Ways 3D Metal Printing Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

3 Ways 3D Metal Printing Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

When they need to create quality engine components with a quick turnaround and tight tolerances, more and more manufacturers are turning to a new player in the field of manufacturing: 3D metal printing. 3D metal printing can be used to create aircraft engine parts, fiber fan blades, fuel nozzles, and in 2015 NASA printed the… Continue Reading

Maria Prado of Rex-Cut Abrasives Receives National ESOP Award

Maria Prado of Rex-Cut Abrasives Receives National ESOP Award

Maria Prado, Rex-Cut Abrasives Vice President, Human Resources, was named the ESOP Association’s Outstanding Chapter Officer of the Year. This award was announced at the ESOP Association’s 40th Annual Conference held in Washington DC on May 10th. The ESOP Association is a national non-profit membership organization, with 18 chapters, serving approximately 1,600 employee stock ownership plan… Continue Reading

5 Ways of Removing Aluminum Burrs

5 Ways of Removing Aluminum Burrs

Aluminum and its Alloys Creating parts for aerospace and automotive applications requires the highest level of precision and accuracy of cut and fit. Your final product needs to be smooth and ready for use in critical components of airplanes, vehicles, and other mechanical and technical applications. With so many moving parts, like proper weld practices… Continue Reading

3 Surprising Solutions to Aluminum Fabrication Hangups

3 Surprising Solutions to Aluminum Fabrication Hangups

Aluminum: love it or hate it, but you will have to work with it often and increasingly more often if you work with marine fabrication. If you haven’t jumped on the Aluminum boat (figuratively speaking) you must read How to Make Aluminum a Fabricator’s Secret Weapon. To summarize, aluminum is a sensitive material offering three… Continue Reading

How to Make Aluminum a Fabricator’s Secret Weapon

How to Make Aluminum a Fabricator’s Secret Weapon

Aluminum is fast becoming a sought after metal for marine and automotive applications due to its durability and weight. Not only is aluminum good for the environment (being 100 percent recyclable), the natural protection layer it spontaneously produces ensures that aluminum components are resistant to corrosion in salt water. Aluminum carries a reputation of being… Continue Reading

5 Production Mistakes That Kill Your Bottom Line

5 Production Mistakes That Kill Your Bottom Line

Production mistakes are costly time-drains, but avoidable with a little bit of thinking ahead. Make sure that you aren’t making any of these five errors that will hurt your plant’s profitability and reputation. 1. Missing the first wave of technological advancements We’re talking robots taking over. This will not be a Blade Runner-level replacement of… Continue Reading

Robotic vs. Manual Deburring, Which Makes Sense for Your Company

Robotic vs. Manual Deburring, Which Makes Sense for Your Company

Many metal parts must be deburred before being put to use, but not all finishing applications are created equal. When determining the most efficient way of deburring, there are several factors to look at including the quantity of parts you are finishing as well as the consistency needed from part to part. In the past… Continue Reading

Free Passes for FABTECH 2016

Free Passes for FABTECH 2016

Rex-Cut Abrasives will be exhibiting at FABTECH 2016 in Las Vegas, and we would like to extend the offer of free passes for you or your customers. Rex-Cut will be launching a new product at this year’s event, Fusion Quick Change Disc. We will be located at booth N5008, so if you are attending, stop… Continue Reading

Bolster Your Efficiency Working With Stainless Steel

Bolster Your Efficiency Working With Stainless Steel

Stainless steel has been used in architecture since 1922 and is the material responsible for some of the world’s most recognizable buildings. The top of the Chrysler Building utilizes stainless steel cladding to accentuate its signature Art-Deco style and the eye catching metallic curves in many of Frank Gehry’s famous designs could only be accomplished… Continue Reading

Coming Soon: Fusion Quick Change Disc

Coming Soon: Fusion Quick Change Disc

Quick Change Interleaf Flap Discs Blend Welds and Match Brushed Finishes in One Step Rex-Cut Abrasives will be introducing a new line of layered quick change flap discs at FABTECH 2016 in Las Vegas. These premium discs are a quick change version of our highly successful Fusion Interleaf Flap Discs. Fusion discs are designed to grind light… Continue Reading

Luxury Furniture Welder Relies on Max Flex For Precision and Beauty

Luxury Furniture Welder Relies on Max Flex For Precision and Beauty

Justin Carnagey is not a typical welder. An economist by trade, Mr. Carnagey took up welding as a weekend hobby. He called upon his innate discipline and attention to detail to engage in a self-learning program to become an expert welder. Translation: Mr. Carnagey taught himself the craft by watching YouTube videos and helping neighbors… Continue Reading

Finish Fillet Welds the Right Way, Every Time

Finish Fillet Welds the Right Way, Every Time

Tee joint and lap joint welds are some of the most common welds performed by fabricators today. Both of these common welds, as well as all fillet welds, must be finished properly in order to hold their integrity. Because fillet welds are structural, it is extremely important not to remove too much of the weld… Continue Reading

International Rex-Cut Abrasives Catalogue – Updated

International Rex-Cut Abrasives Catalogue – Updated

Online Version Available: The 2016 digital International Catalogue features metric measurements, easier to read charts, and the new Quick Change Disc Max. In addition to the PDF version, we now have an interactive online version which can be viewed here. This easy to navigate flip layout is also viewable on iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and phones, Blackberry,… Continue Reading