To meet customers' demands in a growing Asian market, Transor Filter USA, Elk Grove Village, Ill., has expanded its facility in Kunshan, China. Established in 2008, the facility now occupies 29,000 sq. ft. and has 23 employees in sales, engineering, assembly and service. Jonathan Guo, who has been with Transor Filter USA for 16 years, remains managing director and guides the company's Pacific Rim operations.
"The sustained business growth, coupled with new opportunities in Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore, has enabled us to expand our existing facility and staff," said President Irv Kaage. "Now we're able to better meet our customers' growing demands for Transor's One Micron Filtration System."
Transor Filter USA provides filtration solutions for a variety of manufacturing applications, such as grinding, honing, lapping, superfinishing and electrical discharge machining.
Related Glossary Terms
Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.
Finishing operation in which a loose, fine-grain abrasive in a liquid medium abrades material. Extremely accurate process that corrects minor shape imperfections, refines surface finishes and produces a close fit between mating surfaces.
Measure of length that is equal to one-millionth of a meter.
- reaction injection molding ( RIM)
reaction injection molding ( RIM)
Molding process that allows the rapid molding of liquid materials. The injection-molding process consists of heating and homogenizing plastic granules in a cylinder until they are sufficiently fluid to allow for pressure injection into a relatively cold mold, where they solidify and take the shape of the mold cavity. For thermoplastics, no chemical changes occur within the plastic, and, consequently, the process is repeatable. The major advantages of the injection-molding process are the speed of production; minimal requirements for postmolding operations; and simultaneous, multipart molding.