Subscribe Supplier Directory
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Home / Issues / June/July 2020

June/July 2020

Digital Issue

Manufacturing as a Secondary Operation: Entrepreneurs make software as well as parts. As supply chains reconfigured to domestically produce personal protective equipment (PPE), the global pandemic underscored the need to swiftly and accurately respond to potential orders. Fabricating and metalworking companies that harnessed equipment expertise to digital tools that streamline manufacturability analyses and integrate with back-office resources won the day. We look at why and how one CNC machining company, Plethora Corp., treats manufacturing almost as a secondary operation.

Subscribe View Digital Issue

For Digitization in Manufacturing, the Show Will Go On

Not even a pandemic can interfere with metalworking’s inexorable technological progress. Blowing way past automation, entrepreneurs are harnessing digital know-how to solve analog problems — wherever they find them.

Not even a pandemic can interfere with metalworking’s inexorable technological progress. Blowing...

Laser Cutter That Thinks for Itself Opens the Door to a Fully Automated Process

TRUMPF TruBend Series press brakes

Trumpf’s Active Speed Control uses artificial intelligence to completely eliminate the need for an operator to monitor cutting and, if necessary, tweak parameters. The technology automatically adjusts feed rate to ensure part quality when cutting plate with chemistry, thickness, or surface condition variations.

Trumpf’s Active Speed Control uses artificial intelligence to completely eliminate the need...

Easy Wins: Adapting to a New Manufacturing Reality

Yaskawa Motoman welding robotics

As many fabricating and metalworking companies seek to revitalize production in these trying times, a new sense of urgency is prompting creative approaches to automation. While each shop will forge a unique path to its own new reality, they’ll share common challenges and solutions.

As many fabricating and metalworking companies seek to revitalize production in these...

Linear Actuator Provides 50,000 Pounds of Force

Tolomatic’s RSX extreme-force electric actuators

Designed as an alternative to hydraulic cylinders, Tolomatic’s extreme-force electric actuators provide long life and reliable performance in demanding conditions. The RSX128 represents a 60% increase in bidirectional maximum force.

Designed as an alternative to hydraulic cylinders, Tolomatic’s extreme-force electric actuators provide...

Peen and Wash Simultaneously With Shotless Process That Uses Only Water

Sugino Machine Ltd. waterjet peening

Sugino Machine adds waterjet peening with up to 5-axis CNC control to its lineup of equipment that uses water to atomize, deburr, and clean. Peen inside holes, tubes, and cavities without masking or the waste and mess of standard shot peening.

Sugino Machine adds waterjet peening with up to 5-axis CNC control to...

Flexible PVD Coating Machine Provides One-Third More Capacity

IHI Hauzer Flexicoat

IHI Hauzer’s Flexicoat 1250 batch-coating machine for physical vapor deposition (PVD) lowers cost per coating by featuring a 33% loading increase compared to its predecessor. Fixtures are fully compatible with the older machine’s fixturing.  

IHI Hauzer’s Flexicoat 1250 batch-coating machine for physical vapor deposition (PVD) lowers...

Cloud-Based Operations Software Simplifies and Optimizes Manufacturing

Cloud ERP from Global Shop Solutions

Global Shop Solutions’ Cloud ERP combines maintenance-free software and speed with quick and simple, automatic cloud-based data backups. Files and data are never lost; updates and maintenance are done in-house so users always work with the most up-to-date version.

Global Shop Solutions’ Cloud ERP combines maintenance-free software and speed with quick...

Next-Generation CSD Series Twin-Spindle Lathe

Fuji Machine America’s dual-gantry CSD-300II lathe

An upgrade to the CSD-300 twin-spindle lathe, the front-facing CSD-300II from Fuji Machine America is more robust and loaded with new-or-improved features for faster and easier operation than its predecessor.

An upgrade to the CSD-300 twin-spindle lathe, the front-facing CSD-300II from Fuji...

An Industrial Band Saw for Virtually Any Application

Cosen Saws, North America industrial band saws

Cosen Saws, North America plans to showcase at least four fully automatic band saws suitable for high-volume production as well as a jack-of-all-trades utility toolroom band saw at IMTS.

Cosen Saws, North America plans to showcase at least four fully automatic...

Pandemic Underscores Need for Supply Chain Agility

Fictiv virtual contract manufacturing

For almost a decade, machine tool consumption in the U.S. has increased and China’s has decreased. As global supply chain emergencies accelerate a manufacturing migration to the U.S., metal fabrication and machining companies that use manufacturing as a service (MaaS) platforms stand to benefit.

For almost a decade, machine tool consumption in the U.S. has increased...

Laser Cutter That Thinks for Itself Opens the Door to a Fully Automated Process

TRUMPF TruBend Series press brakes

Trumpf’s Active Speed Control uses artificial intelligence to completely eliminate the need for an operator to monitor cutting and, if necessary, tweak parameters. The technology automatically adjusts feed rate to ensure part quality when cutting plate with chemistry, thickness, or surface condition variations.

Trumpf’s Active Speed Control uses artificial intelligence to completely eliminate the need...

Easy Wins: Adapting to a New Manufacturing Reality

Yaskawa Motoman welding robotics

As many fabricating and metalworking companies seek to revitalize production in these trying times, a new sense of urgency is prompting creative approaches to automation. While each shop will forge a unique path to its own new reality, they’ll share common challenges and solutions.

As many fabricating and metalworking companies seek to revitalize production in these...

How to Optimize Sawing Operations

Starrett Versatix MP

A sawing specialist asks and answers four basic questions about feed rate and feed pressure, blade life, determining cutting feed and cutting speed, and optimizing tooth selection.

A sawing specialist asks and answers four basic questions about feed rate...

The Problem With Particle Porosity and How to Fix It

GEMCO Q&A on 3D printing powders

 3D printing powders maximize part quality, but many are the suppliers from which to choose. In this Q&A, the president of GEMCO notes the industry is turning to contract powder processors for sophisticated heat treatments that improve quality.

 3D printing powders maximize part quality, but many are the suppliers from...

Manufacturer of the Year Outlines Company’s COVID-19 Response

METCAM COVID-19 response

At least one of this Georgia sheet metal fabricator’s 130 employees has tested positive for the coronavirus. President Bruce Hagenau shares how METCAM is keeping the rest of the team – and their families – safe.

At least one of this Georgia sheet metal fabricator’s 130 employees has...

Staying Healthy for the Healthcare Workers They Serve

Dewalt Covid-19

Dewalt is serious about staying the course so their people can serve myriad frontline folks during the pandemic. A lengthy list of protective protocols has kept their operations going to meet the daily demands of their business partners.

Dewalt is serious about staying the course so their people can serve...

Half In, Half Out – Factory Employs Group Strategy to Duck the Virus

Scotchman Industries

Scotchman Industries, Inc. split its workforce and rotates the teams for onsite and remote duty to decrease the odds of everyone catching COVID-19. Management also took the bold move to pay all employees during their offsite shifts, whether their jobs can be done remotely or not.

Scotchman Industries, Inc. split its workforce and rotates the teams for onsite...

With Skelton Crew, Teleservice, Parts Maker Not Quitting on Customers

LVD Strippit’s

LVD Strippit has kept its New York plant and all four of its North American support facilities open during the pandemic to continue supplying parts and aftermarket service to essential manufacturing businesses. And when remote service isn’t enough, their techs hit the road to keep customers’ equipment running smoothly.  

LVD Strippit has kept its New York plant and all four of...

New Hampshire Company Took Quick Anti-Virus Action

Hypertherm

Hypertherm initiated CDC and WHO hygienic and social distancing protocols in mid-March. The company also has close to half of its associates working at home, and those coming in to work are wellness-checked before entering the facility.

Hypertherm initiated CDC and WHO hygienic and social distancing protocols in mid-March....

5-Axis Machine Optimizes High-Performance Cutting Tool Geometry

Rollomatic’s LaserSmart 5-axis CNC laser-cutting machine

Rollomatic’s 5-axis LaserSmart 510 laser-cutting and ablation machine produces a superfine and cost-effective diamond-coated cutting edge with a surface finish that isn’t possible with EDM, electro-discharge (EDG) or grinding.

Rollomatic’s 5-axis LaserSmart 510 laser-cutting and ablation machine produces a superfine and...

Railroad Industry Uses Kays Engineering Boring Technology

Kays Engineering DeHoff 3060 boring machine

Custom DeHoff 3060 boring machine features Beckhoff CNC controls and 40-horsepower spindle motor with 4-speed gearbox to meet rigorous material-removal requirements. Workpiece loading and fixturing can also be customized.

Custom DeHoff 3060 boring machine features Beckhoff CNC controls and 40-horsepower spindle...

Cloud-Based Operations Software Simplifies and Optimizes Manufacturing

Cloud ERP from Global Shop Solutions

Global Shop Solutions’ Cloud ERP combines maintenance-free software and speed with quick and simple, automatic cloud-based data backups. Files and data are never lost; updates and maintenance are done in-house so users always work with the most up-to-date version.

Global Shop Solutions’ Cloud ERP combines maintenance-free software and speed with quick...

Next-Generation CSD Series Twin-Spindle Lathe

Fuji Machine America’s dual-gantry CSD-300II lathe

An upgrade to the CSD-300 twin-spindle lathe, the front-facing CSD-300II from Fuji Machine America is more robust and loaded with new-or-improved features for faster and easier operation than its predecessor.

An upgrade to the CSD-300 twin-spindle lathe, the front-facing CSD-300II from Fuji...

CAM Software Supports Two Additive Manufacturing Processes

DP Technology’s Esprit Additive for Powder Bed

DP Technology has tweaked its flagship Esprit CAM software platform to serve a growing fabrication market: 3-D metal printing using powder bed fusion (PBF) and directed energy deposition (DED).

DP Technology has tweaked its flagship Esprit CAM software platform to serve...

An Industrial Band Saw for Virtually Any Application

Cosen Saws, North America industrial band saws

Cosen Saws, North America plans to showcase at least four fully automatic band saws suitable for high-volume production as well as a jack-of-all-trades utility toolroom band saw at IMTS.

Cosen Saws, North America plans to showcase at least four fully automatic...

Air-Powered Belt Replaces Tedious Hand Filing And Sanding 

Dynafile abrasive belt machine from Dynabrade Inc.

Dynabrade’s Dynafile grinds, deburrs, blends, and finishes normally inaccessible areas on metal, plastic, fiberglass, and other composites, and does light corner weld removal and blending of welds. Belt-tracking system ensures trouble-free operation.

Dynabrade’s Dynafile grinds, deburrs, blends, and finishes normally inaccessible areas on metal,...

Manufacturing is the Secondary Operation for This CNC Machining Shop

Plethora Corp. on-demand CNC machining

San Francisco-based Plethora Corp. shaves as much time as possible from the iterative design process. After developing software that enables customers to design for the shop’s capabilities in real time, this 2017 start-up delivers prototypes and production runs within three days.

San Francisco-based Plethora Corp. shaves as much time as possible from the...

Manufacturer of the Year Outlines Company’s COVID-19 Response

METCAM COVID-19 response

At least one of this Georgia sheet metal fabricator’s 130 employees has tested positive for the coronavirus. President Bruce Hagenau shares how METCAM is keeping the rest of the team – and their families – safe.

At least one of this Georgia sheet metal fabricator’s 130 employees has...

Ready to Retool When the Economy Restarts

Dynabrade Jeff Karl

Dynabrade continues manufacturing its American-made power tools from its facility outside of Buffalo, N.Y. Products are in stock and ready for immediate shipment.

Dynabrade continues manufacturing its American-made power tools from its facility outside of...

Easy-to-Use Horizontal Machining Center for Numerous Applications

Mazak_HC-5000

Mazak’s HC-5000 4-axis horizontal machining center (HMC) boosts speed, output, reliability, and precision of numerous metalworking applications in nearly any production environment. Easy-to-program controls automatically calculate intersection coordinates and tool index positioning to optimize cutting.

Mazak’s HC-5000 4-axis horizontal machining center (HMC) boosts speed, output, reliability, and...

Configure a New Application for Your Horizontal Machining Center

KME CNC TS630

KME CNC 5-axis tombstones and trunnions and 4- or 5-axis rotary tables turn 3- axis and 4-axis machining centers into 5-axis production machines. The wireless KME TS630 tombstone transforms horizontal machining centers (HMC) into 5-axis machines that operate lights-out for eight hours at a time.

KME CNC 5-axis tombstones and trunnions and 4- or 5-axis rotary tables...

IBAG North America Offers Factory-Certified Spindle Repair

IBAG North America

High utilization rates can hinder machine tool performance. High-speed spindle manufacturer IBAG North America provides uptime by offering repair services including condition evaluation, internal-parts analysis, and rebuilding from its North Haven, Conn., facility.

High utilization rates can hinder machine tool performance. High-speed spindle manufacturer IBAG...

Samag Machining Centers and Deep Drilling Machines Available in North America

GMTA Samag MFZ Series

German Machine Tools of America (GMTA) is selling the full line of Samag MFZ Series multispindle machines for high-volume cubic workpieces. Applications include knuckles, engine blocks, gear boxes, valves, and connecting rods for the automotive powertrain, truck, and off-highway markets.

German Machine Tools of America (GMTA) is selling the full line of...

Rugged Cobot Offers 20-Kilogram Payload for a Wide Variety of Tasks

Yaskawa Motoman’s HC20XP cobot

The industry’s first IP67-rated collaborative robot, Yaskawa Motoman’s HC20XP is particularly well-suited for use in damp and splash-prone environments such as food processing. Two speeds optimize cycle time based on risk assessment and process requirements.

The industry’s first IP67-rated collaborative robot, Yaskawa Motoman’s HC20XP is particularly well-suited...

Flexible High-Volume, High-Performance Welding Capability

Yaskawa America’s ArcWorld 6000 pre-engineered workcells

Yaskawa America’s ArcWorld 6000 pre-engineered workcells featuring Motoman AR-series arc welding robots come with virtually everything you need to get up and running quickly and safely. Available in one-, two-, or three-robot configurations.

Yaskawa America’s ArcWorld 6000 pre-engineered workcells featuring Motoman AR-series arc welding robots...

Automated Nozzle Makes Light Work of Thick-Wall Welding

Pemamek’s PEMA nozzle welding solution

Pemamek’s PEMA nozzle welding solution eliminates heavy welding’s drudgery and inaccuracy. Built-in lasers scan the geometry of each layer, which the robot’s control software uses to automatically generate the ideal path for the next pass.

Pemamek’s PEMA nozzle welding solution eliminates heavy welding’s drudgery and inaccuracy. Built-in...

Don’t Risk Weld Failure by Using the Wrong Dam Material

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT weld purge kits

Unlike water-based materials that leak or slip from position, HFT’s weld purge film doesn’t contain water but is water-soluble. After being used to produce quality welds on tubes and pipes, the film dissolves and washes away.

Unlike water-based materials that leak or slip from position, HFT’s weld purge...

Helmet Protects Welder’s Eyes Before the Arc’s First Flash

Vizor Connect from Fronius USA

Intelligent occupational safety: That’s what Fronius offers in the Vizor Connect.  Communicating with the power source via wireless Bluetooth communications technology, the helmet’s visor darkens as soon as the welder turns on the torch.

Intelligent occupational safety: That’s what Fronius offers in the Vizor Connect.  Communicating...

Portable Stick/Lift TIG Inverter Packs Unexpected Power

With Video
ESAB Miniarc Rogue ES 180i

Weld with any stick electrode type wherever the work takes you with ESAB’s lightweight and reliable Miniarc Rogue ES 180i TIG inverter. A stable arc down to 10 amps provides the control welders need on thin metal or delicate components.

Weld with any stick electrode type wherever the work takes you with...

Space-Saving but Powerful Double-Arm Clamps

Destaco compact 84A40-1/84A50-1 double-arm power clamps

Individually adjustable arm opening angles and tolerance compensation enable Destaco’s Model 84A40-1/84A50-1 power clamps to minimize changeover times by giving welders more flexibility. Don’t worry about harsh operating environments because contaminants can’t penetrate the enclosed design.

Individually adjustable arm opening angles and tolerance compensation enable Destaco’s Model 84A40-1/84A50-1...

Four Tips for Developing an Effective In-House Welder Training Program

Hobart Josh Allen

Even seasoned welders don’t always remember – if they ever learned – all the basics regarding techniques and materials. Optimize fabricating operations and help plug your future skilled-labor gap by instilling good habits from the start.

Even seasoned welders don’t always remember – if they ever learned –...

More Than Modulars – Supplier Makes a Difference

Bluco COVID response

With a customer base predominantly comprised of essential businesses, Bluco Corp. remains open and committed to earning their trust. Donning all the necessary PPE and abiding by all of CDC’s and Illinois’ mandates, the modular fixturing manufacturer has a big advantage: They’ve got what they need in-house to create customer solutions.

With a customer base predominantly comprised of essential businesses, Bluco Corp. remains...

Updated ERP Software Improves Usability and Performance

SYSPRO 8 enterprise resource planning (ERP) software

Developed specifically for manufacturers, the SYSPRO enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform automates and integrates business processes to improve production, inventory control, and reporting. Recent enhancements enhance security, compliance, traceability, and tax reporting.

Developed specifically for manufacturers, the SYSPRO enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform automates...

Digital Manufacturing Platforms Strengthen Cybersecurity Measures

Do any of your processes rely on an outdated operating system? This enhanced operational technology (OT) endpoint protection prevents unplanned shutdowns via stronger asset detection and vulnerability response capabilities.

Do any of your processes rely on an outdated operating system? This...

Interactive Microlearning Courses On Cybersecurity Awareness

eLearning Brothers Cybersecurity Awareness

Mobile-friendly eLearning Brothers Cybersecurity Awareness training modules keep students engaged and moving quickly through the content with short, bite-sized activities structured around the goals of ‘learn, rehearse, and perform.’

Mobile-friendly eLearning Brothers Cybersecurity Awareness training modules keep students engaged and moving...

Need a Face Shield Fast? Make Your Own

Incodema face shield

A New York sheet metal prototype specialist is sharing PDF and DWG files it developed to make face shields comprising a Mylar shield with an adjustable stainless steel headband. Unlike much personal protective equipment (PPE), they can be used more than once.

A New York sheet metal prototype specialist is sharing PDF and DWG...

Standard Multispindle Drill Line Provides Extensive Flexibility

Suhner Industrial Products Corp. POLYDrill line of multispindle drill heads

Suhner Industrial Products’ extensive POLYDrill family provides drilling capacities from 0.06 inch to 1 inch (1.5 mm to 25 mm) and speeds of up to 20,000 rpm.

Suhner Industrial Products’ extensive POLYDrill family provides drilling capacities from 0.06 inch...

Redesigned Machining Block Spindle Is 25% Faster

Suhner’s BEX 15 high-speed machining block spindle

An AC inverter drive on the BEX 15 high-speed block spindle from Suhner Industrial Products increases spindle speed to 23,000 rpm at 87 Hz. Two slide-assembly mounting options enable multiple operations.

An AC inverter drive on the BEX 15 high-speed block spindle from...

Collet Chucks Provide Flexibility Without Compromising Runout Accuracy

Samchully SK Collet Chuck

Available in a wide variety of toolholder lengths and diameters for optimal rigidity and clearance, Samchully Workholding’s SK series provide 1 micron runout accuracy as well as three times better runout repeatability and double the gripping force of a comparable ER collet chuck.

Available in a wide variety of toolholder lengths and diameters for optimal...

Quick-Change Nuts Cut Jaw Change Time By At Least 50%

Dillon Fast-Trac jaw nuts

Ideal for workholding applications that require durability and high strength, such as high-speed machining, Dillon’s Fast-Trac jaw nuts provide more productivity per square foot of manufacturing space. They convert standard chucks 6 inches to 24 inches in diameter into quick-change chucks.

Ideal for workholding applications that require durability and high strength, such as...

Perform Virtually All Turning Processes with One Tool

Ceratizit’s FreeTurn tools

Ceratizit offers the first standard FreeTurn indexable inserts for its high dynamic turning (HDT) system. The system greatly enhances the productivity of a single milling machine by combining multiple-propertied inserts with variable approach angles.

Ceratizit offers the first standard FreeTurn indexable inserts for its high dynamic...

CBN Honing Tool Tackles the Toughest Metals

Flex-Hone line of finishing tools from Brush Research Manufacturing Co. Inc.

Brush Research Manufacturing’s Flex-Hone finishing tools are available with cubic boron nitride (CBN) abrasive, which combines the highest hardness with excellent toughness for success with difficult-to-finish surfaces.

Brush Research Manufacturing’s Flex-Hone finishing tools are available with cubic boron nitride...

Chip Blower Automates Cleaning of Parts and Tables

BIG KAISER’s Chip Blower

BIG KAISER’s Chip Blower helps machines reach maximum productivity levels by safely and efficiently removing coolants and debris. The blower complements the ChipFan the company introduced several years ago.

BIG KAISER’s Chip Blower helps machines reach maximum productivity levels by safely...

Reach Your Full Machining Potential with Balancing Machine

Haimer TD 2009 Comfort Plus

Haimer USA’s Tool Dynamic (TD) balancing machine extends cutting tool life, reduces machine spindle wear, improves surface finishes, and increases productivity by enabling a shop to achieve full machining capacity. Measurements to <1 gmm.

Haimer USA’s Tool Dynamic (TD) balancing machine extends cutting tool life, reduces...

Digital 3-D Sensor for Milling and Eroding Machines

Haimer USA’s Digital 3D-Sensors

Tramming in a workpiece or fixture to a machine, measuring lengths and depths, checking flatness, or aligning workpieces and vise? Haimer USA’s 3-D sensors make locating the edge in XYZ as easy as 1-2-3.

Tramming in a workpiece or fixture to a machine, measuring lengths and...

3-D Precision Welding Tables Simplify Part Handling

Bluco 3-D precision welding table

With loading capacity up to 20,000 pounds, Bluco’s high-tolerance 3-D welding tables are hardened to protect against spatter build-up, provide a corrosion-resistant surface, and come with a lifetime warranty.

With loading capacity up to 20,000 pounds, Bluco’s high-tolerance 3-D welding tables...

Hold Onto Large Parts Without Letting Go Of Precision, Speed, and Consistency

Bluco's extra-large modular fixturing system

Consisting of a base plate and components, Bluco’s modular fixturing systems cut setup time in half compared to manually tooling up. The company can customize extra-large fixturing kits featuring base plates up to 20 feet.

Consisting of a base plate and components, Bluco’s modular fixturing systems cut...

Why You Should Take Another Look at Shrink-Fit Tooling

Haimer Power Clamp Preset NG

An expanding array of design and connectivity options is making this tooling method faster and easier. This cost/benefit analysis shows why shrink fit’s benefits extend beyond mold-making and 5-axis machining applications.

An expanding array of design and connectivity options is making this tooling...

Easy Wins: Adapting to a New Manufacturing Reality

Yaskawa Motoman welding robotics

As many fabricating and metalworking companies seek to revitalize production in these trying times, a new sense of urgency is prompting creative approaches to automation. While each shop will forge a unique path to its own new reality, they’ll share common challenges and solutions.

As many fabricating and metalworking companies seek to revitalize production in these...

New Grooving Toolholder Ideal for Small-Part Machining

G4014-P grooving toolholder from Walter USA

Change inserts approximately 70% faster with Walter’s G4014-P groove turning holder and double-edged DX18 indexable inserts. ‘SmartLock’ feature enables users to access the clamping screw from either side.

Change inserts approximately 70% faster with Walter’s G4014-P groove turning holder and...

Laser-Based Sharpening Facilitates Machining of Ultrahard Cutting Tools

Vollmer of America’s compact VLaser 270

The VLaser 270 completes Vollmer of America’s range of grinding and erosion machines for tool manufacturing. Fixed-beam laser machines polycrystalline diamond (PCD) into highly precise cutting tools for chip guide notches and chamfers.

The VLaser 270 completes Vollmer of America’s range of grinding and erosion...

Superior Abrasives Offers Custom Flap Wheels

Superior Abrasives flap wheels

Can’t decide which material, grit pattern, mounting option, and/or other attribute is appropriate for a particular application? Superior Abrasives provides recommendations for more efficiently processing the workpiece.

Can’t decide which material, grit pattern, mounting option, and/or other attribute is...

Modular Toolholder Simplifies Swiss-Style Machining

QC modular toolholder from Seco Tools

Seco Tools’ quick-change system enables fast, easy, and repeatable insert indexing and tool changes outside of tight machine work spaces. Both cutting heads and inserts can be removed as a single assembly for quick indexing and reinstallation.

Seco Tools’ quick-change system enables fast, easy, and repeatable insert indexing and...

New-Generation Taps for Hardened Steel and Cast Iron

Emuge Corp. (West Boylston, MA) offers the A-H family of HSS-E and HSSE-PM taps

Emuge Corp.’s A-H taps penetrate materials up to 48 RC hardness. Available with or without coolant thru-holes and with TiCN coating or NT nitride surface treatment for longer tool life.

Emuge Corp.’s A-H taps penetrate materials up to 48 RC hardness. Available...

Toolholder System Improves Shoulder-Grooving Performance and Reliability  

Walter USA’s (Waukesha, WI) G4014-P toolholder and MX22-2L/R indexable inserts

Designed for high-volume production via CNC lathes and multispindle machines as well as automatic lathes, Walter’s G4014-P grooving toolholder and MX22-2L/R indexable inserts with two new geometries provide stability, precision, and indexing accuracy.

Designed for high-volume production via CNC lathes and multispindle machines as well...

Compensation Nuts Quickly Correct Runout Errors and Misalignment

Reamtec easyZERO compensation nuts from Monaghan Tooling

The newest version of Monaghan Tooling’s Reamtec easyZERO nuts feature six adjustment screws that allow for more accurate machining. Users can correct runout errors and misalignment for all round tools with virtually no scrap.

The newest version of Monaghan Tooling’s Reamtec easyZERO nuts feature six adjustment...

Workholding Bundles Facilitate 5-Axis Machining

Kurt Manufacturing’s Pyramid bundles

Kurt Manufacturing’s pre-engineered Pyramid bundles enable clamping of three components in one fixture in a single setup. They’re standard for 12 5-axis vise models and handle parts from 2 inches to 7 inches.

Kurt Manufacturing’s pre-engineered Pyramid bundles enable clamping of three components in one...

Roll Form Taps for Medium-Strength Steels

Innoform-Steel-M line of roll form taps from Emuge Corp.

Designed for forming threads with improved surface quality, Emuge Corp.’s Innoform–Steel-M line of HSSE-PM taps increase static and dynamic thread strength in medium-strength steels up to 44 HRC.

Designed for forming threads with improved surface quality, Emuge Corp.’s Innoform–Steel-M line...

Easily Adjustable Tool Stabilizes Work on Tall Parts

Unilock Stabilizer 50 for the Uniflex ball system from Big Kaiser Precision Tooling

Stability affects everything from profitability to employee safety. Big Kaiser’s zero-point Unilock Stabilizer 50 provides consistency by quickly and easily adjusting to new parts whether you’re machining, welding, or assembling.

Stability affects everything from profitability to employee safety. Big Kaiser’s zero-point Unilock...

How Safe Use of Cutting and Grinding Abrasives Benefits Productivity

Weiler Abrasives Rich Hopkins

Some operators learn as they go or get advice from coworkers who may (or may not) have received appropriate training. Unfortunately, learning about abrasives through trial and error can cause unnecessary accidents and injuries while negatively impacting productivity and costs.

Some operators learn as they go or get advice from coworkers who...

More Than Modulars – Supplier Makes a Difference

Bluco COVID response

With a customer base predominantly comprised of essential businesses, Bluco Corp. remains open and committed to earning their trust. Donning all the necessary PPE and abiding by all of CDC’s and Illinois’ mandates, the modular fixturing manufacturer has a big advantage: They’ve got what they need in-house to create customer solutions.

With a customer base predominantly comprised of essential businesses, Bluco Corp. remains...

Digital 3-D Sensor for Milling and Eroding Machines

Haimer USA’s Digital 3D-Sensors

Tramming in a workpiece or fixture to a machine, measuring lengths and depths, checking flatness, or aligning workpieces and vise? Haimer USA’s 3-D sensors make locating the edge in XYZ as easy as 1-2-3.

Tramming in a workpiece or fixture to a machine, measuring lengths and...

Graphical Guidance Removes All Probing Questions

NUM software wizard

A software wizard for NUM’s Flexium+ CNC systems enables total automation of probe measurement on the shop floor. Operators don’t need to know G-code because the software provides visual prompts for 29 calibration, presetting, and/or measurement routines.

A software wizard for NUM’s Flexium+ CNC systems enables total automation of...

Profile Projector Simplifies Processing

Mitutoyo America Corp. M2 2D processor

Mitutoyo America’s M2 2D processor package is available with a PH-3515 profile projector with 14-inch touchscreen tablet. The horizontal projector is equipped with accurate linear glass scales and performs profile and fiberoptic surface illumination.

Mitutoyo America’s M2 2D processor package is available with a PH-3515 profile...

Press One Button to Change Gaging for One Part Type to Another

Marposs OptoFlash XS30

Marposs’ OptoFlash Xs30 meets the measuring requirements of extra small components for the precision mechanical devices and medical implants industries. The 2D optical inspection system handles 100 static measurements in 2 seconds.

Marposs’ OptoFlash Xs30 meets the measuring requirements of extra small components for...

Cylindrical Is a Cinch with Benchtop Laser Measurement System

Marposs Meclab.X systems

Marposs’ Meclab.X’s Aeroel technology eliminates measurement drift caused by changes in room temperature. The micrometer system doesn’t require a PC and is easy for inexperienced operators to learn, so it’s ideal for common measurement applications throughout the shop.

Marposs’ Meclab.X’s Aeroel technology eliminates measurement drift caused by changes in room...

Specialized Micrometers Solve Five Measuring Dilemmas

Mahr Inc.’s series of Micromar 40EWR micrometers

Mahr’s Micromar 40EWR digital micrometers address a conundrum manufacturers face every day: how to measure unique objects and surfaces in widely diverse scenarios. Wireless data transmission is available for each of the five models in the series.

Mahr’s Micromar 40EWR digital micrometers address a conundrum manufacturers face every day:...

Wireless Communication Capability Enables Speedy Shop-Floor Quality Control

Mahr portable 30 EWRi

Mahr depth gages transmit measurement data wirelessly, simplifying recording and documentation and facilitating networked production. Pocket-sized 30 EWRi travels easily all over the plant floor; 30 EWR-U and 30 EWRi-U universal gages open the door to numerous applications.

Mahr depth gages transmit measurement data wirelessly, simplifying recording and documentation and...

Portable Measurement Arm Meets High-Speed Scanner

RS-Squared area scanner for Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Absolute Arm 

Designed for Hexagon’s 7-axis Absolute Arm, the RS-Squared area scanner adds 3D laser scanning to touch probing to measure parts faster than conventional scanners. No reference markers are required, and that’s the silver bullet that keeps overall scan time to a minimum.

Designed for Hexagon’s 7-axis Absolute Arm, the RS-Squared area scanner adds 3D...

Free DRO Upgrade Responds to Industry Demands

software for Heidenhain’s Acu-Rite family of digital readouts

The latest software for Heidenhain’s Acu-Rite family of digital readouts(DROs) features at least three enhancements designed to increase productivity and efficiency. One adds Axes Q on the axes’ names list for customers who use their DROs on optical comparators.

The latest software for Heidenhain’s Acu-Rite family of digital readouts(DROs) features at...

3D Reality Capture Puts the Whole Scene on a Screen

Leica Geosystems’ RTC360 from Exact Metrology

Available from Exact Metrology, the Leica RTC360 laser scanner generates a full model of large-scale objects with down-to-the-millimeter accuracy. Built-in Leica Cyclone Field 360 app automatically registers scans in real time, and software integrates the 3D model into the user’s workflow.

Available from Exact Metrology, the Leica RTC360 laser scanner generates a full...

Optical CMM’s Software Does the Thinking for You

Bruker Alicona CMM

Brucker Alicona’s µCMM enables inexperienced operators to confidently and accurately measure component dimension, position, shape, and roughness. MetMaX operating software turns the coordinate measuring machine (CMM) into a planning and reporting system as well.

Brucker Alicona’s µCMM enables inexperienced operators to confidently and accurately measure component...

Double-Duty Measuring of Big Components

Bruker Alicona InfiniteFocus G5

Combining dimensional metrology and surface roughness measurement, the InfiniteFocus G5 from Bruker Alicona provides high repeatability and vertical resolution of up to 10 nanometers. An interface equips the system for fully automatic measurement during production.

Combining dimensional metrology and surface roughness measurement, the InfiniteFocus G5 from Bruker...

Nanopositioner’s Tip-and-Tilt Travel Is a Game-Changer

Alio HH-30D Hybrid Hexapod

Alio Industries’ HH-30D Hybrid Hexapod offers unprecedented XY travel ranges with nanometer-level precision. Unlimited number of tool center point (TCP) locations can be programmed via forward and inverse controller kinematics.

Alio Industries’ HH-30D Hybrid Hexapod offers unprecedented XY travel ranges with nanometer-level...
Calendar & Events
AmCon — Salt Lake City
October 21 - 22, 2020
Salt Palace Convention Center – Salt Lake City, UT
The Assembly Show
October 27 - 29, 2020
Virtual
AmCon Cincinnati
November 4 - 5, 2020
Duke Energy Convention Center – Cincinnati, OH
AmCon Detroit (Novi)
November 17 - 18, 2020
Suburban Collection Showplace – Detroit (Novi), MI
Southern New England Design-2-Part Show
December 3 - 4, 2020
Mohegan Sun Exposition Center, Uncasville, CT
AmCon Seattle (Tacoma)
February 9 - 10, 2021
Tacoma Convention Center – Seattle (Tacoma), WA
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement