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Little GIANTS of business / Deburring machines clear waste, make money
Jun Takeda / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer
MAEBASHI--A small company in Gunma Prefecture is using ultrasonic waves to solve one of the oldest problems in manufacturing--how to get rid of burrs.
Burrs are small, unwanted bits of material that remain attached to a workpiece during the manufacture of plastic and other parts. They must all be removed before the parts can be used.
"How to get rid of burrs is an everlasting question in the manufacturing industry. I thought that if we could do it, we'd be able to survive," said 61-year-old Norio …