If a machine shop is experiencing a productivity challenge or a specific machining problem that hinders parts manufacturing, custom engineered workholding services from Kitagawa North-Tech, Inc. (Schaumburg, IL) can help them with a wide range of machining operations for vertical, horizontal, and multi-axis prismatic milling and turning, forging and casting applications. These turnkey applications services include design, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, testing, inspection, documentation, installation, and training: Engineers extensively study applications requirements, cutting conditions and work piece drawings, including a review of geometric dimensional tolerance data to identify the expectations and specific requirements of the user’s application. They utilize state-of-the-art, 3D software modeling tools, formulas and customized equipment to help design and engineer custom workholding systems quickly, efficiently at the lowest cost possible.
When the workholding system is manufactured, a series of inspection processes and rigorous tests ensure the new system performs exactly as stated and specified. This includes a battery of tests that inspect every component of the system, dry fitting components for proper assembly, and run outs and repeatability values testing of the workholding system. Throughout the entire process, all testing and inspection efforts are documented to record the results as an added quality control measure to guarantee machining success. This facilitates the user setup, installation and testing process and provides important data and reference points for in-house testing by the user, who can retain all documentation for future assistance. Final installation and training services are also provided if required by the user.
Kitagawa North-Tech, Inc., 301 Commerce Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173, 800-222-4138, kitagawa.com.
Sigma Labs Creates New Directed Energy Deposition Application
A partnership with Northwestern University expands in-process quality assurance technology across a broad array of 3d printing processes.
Combilift and Author Join Forces on New Kids’ Book
Award-winning Combilift and award-winning author, Emer Conlon, have produced a children’s storybook that features forklift heroes and teaches important values. The ‘combi-nation’ has the added benefit of educating young kids and their parents about the company’s equipment and the material handling industry.