Russia: UEM improves efficiency of copper powder manufacture

The Uralelectromed powder shop has received a new Gecam mill.

The mill processes the surface of wares made of copper powder.

Previously wares were treated manually. The machine will do it 3-4 times faster and is expected to process some 20 to 30 thousand spare parts per month. (Ukrainian metal)

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