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Ashley Bunting has been appointed Xuron® Brand Ambassador!

Ashley Bunting

Ashley Bunting - Xuron® Brand Ambassador

We at Xuron Corp. are pleased to announce that as of July 1, 2012, Ashley Bunting will be representing Xuron Corp. as our Xuron® Brand Ambassador.

Ashley is an experienced jewelry designer, teacher and entrepreneur.  Ashley also works, and teaches classes at The Beadin’ Path in Freeport, Maine.  Her designs have been featured in several issues of Bead Style Magazine.

Personally, I love Ashley’s style and her use of color. I’m thrilled that we (Xuron Corp) have the opportunity to work with such a talented young lady.

Ashley will be promoting the Xuron® brand and assisting us with marketing, trade shows and product development, among other things.

 More to come…….

 -Abby

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Resources for Model Hobbyists

Model Railroad Layout from iHobby Expo 2011

As a model hobbyist where do you go when you need to know how to apply a decal, the best way to install a DCC system for your model train set or how to keep your model plane from crashing (that one’s for my Dad)?

Of course, your local hobby shop is the first natural choice but you should also look to your local IPMS, NMRA or AMA club for guidance, support and camaraderie.

I’ve been fortunate to have met many members of our local IPMS chapter (and one is now a Xuron Corp employee), and can attest to how supportive these people are to other members of the model building community.

So, the next time you need a little guidance, or maybe even some motivation to finish a project, check out one of these great groups:

IPMS (International Plastic Modeler’s Society)

NMRA (National Model Railroad Association)

AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics)

Please feel free to share with us your favorite “go-to” place (or person) you turn to when you need a little inspiration or assistance.
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Kevlar® — how to cut it?

Model 9180 Kevlar® Scissor

Xuron®'s Model 9180 Kevlar® Scissor

 

Kevlar® , a high strength aramid fiber is used for many purposes but one in particular is to provide protection to the optical fiber portion of fiber optic cables.   Because this material is so strong, and abrasive, it is very difficult to cut and will dull the edges of a traditional scissors or wire cutter very quickly.

To solve this problem, Xuron Corporation developed a precision, industrial scissors especially for cutting Kevlar®.  The Xuron® Model 9180 Kevlar® Scissors will cleanly and effectively cut Kevlar® as well as other high strength materials.  Our proprietary grinding technique is what gives this scissors it’s long lasting “edge”.  Also, we serrate the edge of one blade which helps hold the fiber and keep it from slipping when cutting. 

For more information, or to receive a sample for evaluation, please contact your local Xuron® Sales Representative.

 

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Yes, we can customize

Xuron® Tools can be customized for different applications

 

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 challange!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Xuron goes Lean (as in Manufacturing)

Kaizen Coin Game

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?  

Wow, how wrong we were!  Our first Kaizen event focused on the shipping/receiving area, next we moved to the sales office to improve the flow of paperwork (and reduce paperwork) and then on to the manufacturing area where machine set-up time was reviewed, and improved.  Currently we are finishing a product specific project aimed at reducing manufacturing lead time. 

What does this mean to you, our customers?  This is a system of continuous improvement.  It means Xuron is dedicated to our customers, our products and our employees.  We are committed to manufacturing quality, innovative products, on-time deliveries and excellent customer service.

Dont’ be afraid to let us know how we’re doing!

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Xuron Corp — 25 Years in Maine.

Twenty five years ago this month (November) XURON CORP. made the move from Connecticut to Maine.    The original objective was to move to a State that offered a good quality of life, a qualified work force and the opportunity to expand the business.  

Over those 25 years we put  two additions onto the original building, we added employees, new products, new customers and new technology.  We said good bye to those who retired and those who passed. We have watched each others children grow up (and have their own children) and we have been bound together by a common bond –  XURON.   We truly enjoy working here and it shows in the quality of the products and the level of service offered to each and every customer. 

As we begin our twenty sixth year, we welcome you to our new web site and Blog.   Our content will be directed toward you, the customer, so feel free to let us know what you want to see, hear, learn. 

Until next time….