Cadence expands electromechanical grinding tech at R.I. facility

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CadenceCadence (Staunton, Va.) has expanded its electrochemical grinding technology at its Cranston, R.I. facility, the company said today.

The new equipment uses high -precision, burr-free grinding with CNC control, enabling robust processing of harder materials such as spring-tempered steel and heat treated stainless steel for profile grinding- shavers and related products.

 “This latest technology allows us to produce high precision, burr-free point grinding, as well as complex geometries with a cost-effective process for our customers,” John Rose, senior project engineer at Cadence RI, said in a news release.

“Some of our current operations such as tube cutting, stylet notch cuts and trocar tip forms are now burr free in one efficient process,” Rose said.

Cadence can cut almost all types of metals burr-free with the new technology.

Sold in April to private equity outfit Kohlberg & Co., Cadence supplies advanced products, technologies and services to medical device and specialty industrial companies. It employs about 500 people around the world.

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