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Blog series by MrRon updated 10-19-2014 09:01 PM 2 parts 2822 reads 0 comments total

Part 1: Old vs New Machinery

10-19-2014 07:56 PM by MrRon | 0 comments »

One of the big differences between machinery made in the old American factories and the new factories of China, is weight. Weight is important to keep vibration down and stability and accuracy high. Reducing weight is one way of keeping costs down; less material cost, less shipping costs. Some manufacturers have tried to replace weight with engineered solutions, like stronger, but lighter materials; replacing metal with plastics. It’s much the same with the automotive industry. Light we...

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Part 2: Old Machine Restoration

10-19-2014 09:01 PM by MrRon | 0 comments »

If you watch the various automotive restoration programs on TV, you will realize there are literally hundreds of such restoration shops in the country. This has been due to the interest in old and classic cars. There is a growing market for restored cars. That being said, there is an interest in old vintage machinery; not as big as for vintage cars, but there is a presence. There are individuals who restore old machines, but not to any large extent. They usually do it as a hobby. Wouldn’...

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