What Babe Ruth can tell us about Doctor Blades
“I used to bat different,” explained Babe Ruth in an interview for Armed Forces Radio during World War II. “I’d always put my little finger on the knob of the bat so I could do the follow-through on my swing.... Read More →
Is Your Culture Shifting?
How often do you replace the doctor blades and end seals on your flexo presses? Most converters swap in new ones about once a day, but some are now changing them just once a week with no decline in print... Read More →
Steel Doctor Blades: Bringing a Fine Edge to Process Control
There’s a lot of materials science and fluid dynamics to process control on a modern flexo press and every element plays an important part. As we visit converters’ shops around the country, we hear the same requirements over and again:... Read More →
What do Paint Brushes and Doctor Blades have in Common?
Would you paint your house with the same brush an artist uses for a landscape or a portrait? Probably not: it’s not the right tool for the job. So why would you use the same doctor blade for fine line... Read More →
Looking Good to the Boss
Chances are Jimmie Johnson, Tom Brady, Mike Trout, LeBron James, and other top athletes don’t spend much time worrying about what their team owner thinks. These guys are among the best in their sports and if they are traded or... Read More →