What is Grit Sequencing?

This is one of the most common mistakes I see when examining a customer’s operation. Proper grit sequencing can save you time and money. Here’s how. Every grit provides a depth scratch pattern. The next grit is designed to eliminate the previous scratch pattern and leave a better finish. Skipping too many grit causes the…

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2016 IPC Challenge – Solving Your Dilemmas

Daily in the news, we hear political pontiffs trying to communicate why they are the right person to lead our great country. Most are qualified and capable candidates but each is uniquely different in their beliefs and thoughts. The same holds true for you in business as you pick your solution supplier. You’re contacted by…

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Is Static Communication Hindering your Team?

Can you hear your co-worker on the other side of the construction site or in your warehouse? There are many opportunities for poor communication in a workplace, and the awareness of these hindrances is the first step toward discovering and solving them within your own business. IPC is proud to offer Kenwood radios. These radios…

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Is a Battery Operated Strapping Tool Worth the Investment?

The answer – Absolutely! Leave manual tools and seals behind. By going with a battery operated tool, you’ll save time and money. Let’s look at how that is possible. Going manual requires the use of two tools. A tensioner/cutter and a crimper with seals. This takes a lot of time. A battery operated tool eliminates…

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Minerals – Which One Should I Use?

Have you ever wondered which mineral you should use in your sanding operation? This is often overlooked by most distributors and customers and it shouldn’t be. Why? Because the using the right mineral can save time and money. First, let’s look at each of the minerals available: Aluminum Oxide (AO) This is the workhorse of the industry…

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Is It Possible to Sand Faster & Keep Quality?

The answer is a resounding maybe. Most operations center around finding ways to save money or time. Sanding operations are no different. The key to any sanding operation is understanding where to start and where to finish. For example, if you know that 180 grit is the desired finish you need for your parts, then…

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Why Ask IPC?

Why is it that when I quote out my products being used, what I get back seems to not offer much of a savings to my company?   The reality is that most distributors are all paying near the same price for a product and all have some profit margin they must make to remain…

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Can Spending Money Actually Save You Money?

Absolutely! It sounds counter-intuitive, but we see it daily here at IPC. Think of it this way: if you’re buying the cheapest products on the market but having to use more of them, stepping up to the next level of product may actually save you money. For example, let’s say you use A weight paper…

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Which Disc should I use – Paper, Cloth or Film?

The world of abrasives is changing. In years past, the rule of thumb was to buy the cheapest PSA paper disc available, use it and throw it away. That made sense for years as paper discs were readily available and cheap. Although paper discs are still widely used, it may make more sense to use…

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