Metal processing materials are notoriously difficult to remove from drawn and formed parts. If not removed properly, they can cause downstream contamination, rework, downtime, and customer rejects. But, companies have different attitudes toward cleaning costs, risks and impact. Metal parts manufacturers need to consider more than just the cost of cleaning chemicals and equipment when considering a cleaning protocol. They need to understand the hidden cost of not cleaning properly, which can far outweigh the initial cleaning cost.
Mike Valenti, Director of Cleaning Technologies
Mike has over 25 years of experience in specialty chemical development and product management. He has been involved with the development and sales of specialty chemicals, detergents and cleaners, and metal finishing products.
Scott Kline, Chief Data Officer
Steve Kline is Chief Data Officer at Gardner Business Media, Inc., a family-owned business that produces media for durable goods manufacturing industries, including Modern Machine Shop, Production Machining, Additive Manufacturing, Moldmaking Technology, Plastics Technology, Products Finishing and Composites World magazines. He has produced forecasts for his family’s business and the metalworking and plastics industries. Also, Mr. Kline has been working on Gardner’s Capital Spending Survey, the Gardner Business Index, and Top Shops benchmarking survey since 2008. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BS in civil engineering and a MBA with an emphasis in finance from the University of Cincinnati.
In this session, you’ll learn:
• How attitudes about cleaning relate to quality yield
• How quality yield relates to what a shop spends on cleaning and its profit margins
• Tips on building a cleaning process to improve quality, yield and the bottom line