Exhibiting at the Bead & Button Show was an eye opening experience in so many ways. Not the least of which was learning what kinds of challenges face beader weavers when trying to cut Fireline®. Fireline® is a braided, high strength fiber and if you’ve ever tried to cut it you will understand the frustration — it looks innocent enough, but it is abrasive and will dull the edges of a traditional scissor in no time.
The Bead & Button show has been on my “wish list” for years. I’ve wanted to be there as an exhibitor, or at very least to walk the show so I could see for myself what it is all about. This is a trade show with a waiting list for exhibitors — unheard of in this day and age. Bead and Button also claims to be the largest consumer bead show in the world. What’s not to be curious about?
Anyone who uses tools knows how important it is to have the correct tool for job — and this can mean that occasionally tools have to be customized to meet the needs of the application.
Xuron Corp.’s engineering and product development team will be happy to discuss custom configurations and/or new products concepts.
Give us a call –we like a challenge!
Customer feedback can, and does, have an impact on product design and this sometimes means we need to make changes based on what you are telling us.
As of April 1, 2012, our Modeler’s Took Kit (p/n TK2100) will contain our Model 440 High Precision Scissors in place of the Model SS-6 Utility Scissors.
In 2010 when a representative from the Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership contacted us about getting involved with Kaizen 5S training programs we were (to put it mildly) resistant. Aren’t we already working efficiently? Don’t we know everything about how to best manufacture our own products? Heck, we’ve been doing this for over 25 years, what can outsiders teach us?