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M ANUFACTURING N EWS SOUTHEAST Serving Since 1997 Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee & Virginia Feature Editorial Inspection and Measuring Quality Control Vol. 19 No. 3 March 2015 See Online DIGITAL EDITIONS at www.mfgnewsweb.com Star SU, LLC to Produce Scudding Tools for Profilator Star SU, LLC has formed an alliance with Profilator to manufacture Scud-ding t ools for the global market and in Nort h America in cooperation with GMTA in Ann Arbor, MI. “Scudding is an improvement on tra-ditional power skiv-ing technology for gear production, proven in the market to be faster, more ac-curate and versatile in use,” said a com-pany spokesperson. “Often thought to be limited to internals only, Scudding is fast beginning to com-pete in shaping, broaching and other gear cutting applica-tions for gears and splines.” Continued on Page 86 Marposs Acquires Precision Tooling and Gauging Manufacturer Marposs S.p.A. has announced the acquisition of FL Tool Holders LLC of Livonia, MI, a manufacturer of preci-sion tooling and gauging products for the automotive, aerospace, marine and off-road manufacturing industries. FL Tool Holders custom designs and builds standard and specialty products; tool holders of different shapes, operat-ing systems and locking styles includ-ing special design machine spindles, air gauges and fixtures, attribute (hard) gauges and fixtures and Continued on Page 86 Threading tool is inspected in incident light including cutting edge preparation using one system... See Page 12 AGV Supplier Enters North American Market Profilator S-500 machine with Scudding process Additive metal manufacturing of dense metal parts direct from 3D CAD data using a fiber laser... See Page 34 Laser Melting Additive Manufacturing Large Work Envelope VMC Within a Compact Design Kitamura Machinery, manufac-turer of precision horizontal, vertical and 5-axis machining centers, has introduced Mycenter-3XD, its latest compact, high capac-ity vertical machining center. According to the company, Kitamura’s Mycenter-3XD is designed for space saving flexi-bility and ease of use for the oper-ator. The Mycenter-3XD has a table size of 500 x 800 mm (19.7” x 33.9”) alo ng with 760 x 510 x 510 mm (30” x 20.1” x 20.1”) X,Y,Z travels, for Continued on Page 86 AGV Solutions of Charlotte, NC, has entered the North American AGV systems market with a complete line of standard AGV designs. The line in-cludes forklift AGVs, unit-load AGVs and specialty AGVs to handle loads ranging from light-duty in hospital lo-gistics to heavy loads in the steel in-dustry. According to the company, AGV Solutions is a collaboration between AGVE, a Swedish AGV system sup-plier, and Mats Herrstromer, AGV Continued on Page 86 Still growing after 124 years, purchased a new Fermat WFT 13 CNC Horizontal Boring Mill to expand its contract machining capabilities... See Page 44 Bardons & Oliver Applying Technology T. J. Snow Personnel Certified as Resistance Welding Technicians Five service techs at T. J. Snow Company, plus CEO Tom Snow, re-cently became among the first in the U.S. to receive the Certified Resistance Welding Technician (CRWT) designa-tion offered by the American Welding Society. A 100-question exam tests ap-plicants’ knowledge of all aspects of the resistance welding process. Continued on Page 86 A payload between 5 to 10 kg, the 2-Finger Gripper handles a variety of part shapes.... See Page 58 Flexible Electric Gripper Material Handling & Inventory Control To make name, address subscription changes contact: • Phone: 800-375-8488 • Fax: 817-488-7813 • E-mail: info@mfgnewsweb.com • www.mfgnewsweb.com Subscription Changes: User-friendly simulated machine control panel and CNC software for training programmers, operators, etc... See Page 74 CNC Training Education / Training Advertiser Index Page 70 CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED Gross Publications, Inc. SOUTHEAST MANUFACTURING NEWS P.O. Box 847 Grapevine, Texas 76099-0847 U.S.A. PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE DALLAS, TX PERMIT 4245 PAID

Star SU, LLC To Produce Scudding Tools For Profilator

Star SU, LLC has formed an alliance with Profilator to manufacture Scudding tools for the global market and in North America in cooperat ion wi th GMTAinAnnArbor, MI. “Scudding is an improvement on traditional power skiving technology for ge a r produc t ion, proven in themarket to be faster, more accurate and versatile in use,” said a company spokesperson. “Often thought to be limited to internals only, Scudding is fast beginning to compe teinshaping , broaching and other gear cutting applications for gears and splines.”

According to the company, David Goodfellow, President of Star SU, LLC, is pleased with the new partnership. “Star SU is using its vast experience of gear cutting tool technology for new tool development, as well as its tool service centers to support Profilator on this new technology process,” said Goodfellow. “We are looking forward to working with Profilator and GMTA and see this as mutually beneficial for each company.”

Star SU, LLC offers a variety ofmachine tools, precision cutting tools and services. For more information contact: Star SU, LLC 5200 Prairie Stone Pkwy Suite 100 Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 847-649-1450 sales@star-su.com www.star-su.com www.profilator.de/en/ profilator-en.html

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Marposs Acquires Precision Tooling And Gauging Manufacturer

Marposs S.p.A. has announced the acquisition of FL Tool Holders LLC of Livonia, MI, a manufacturer of precision tooling and gauging products for the automotive, aerospace, marine and off-road manufacturing industries. FL Tool Holders custom designs and builds standard and specialty products; tool holders of different shapes, operating systems and locking styles including special design machine spindles, air gauges and fixtures, attribute (ha rd) gauge s and f ixture s and standard and special masters and tapered parts.

Founded in 1984, FL Tool Holders is located in a 17,000 sq. ft. Production facility equipped with an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited gauge room. According to the company, the ISO 9001-certified firm has complete engineering design and manufacturing capabilities to support manufacturing customers globally. The company provides on-site training, service and repair for its broad range of products.

“Marposs is pleased towelcome FL Tool Holders into our group of production companies,” said Marposs President, Stefano Possati. “Their technical and production capabilities perfectly complement Marposs’ abilities in the areas of gauging and machine tool accessories. This acquisition gives Marposs greater opportunities to serve our customers both in North America and the rest of the world.”

“WorkingwithMarposs represents a huge opportunity to promote FLT products on a broader geographic scale , initially in North America throughMarposs Corp., and eventually through the worldwideMarposs distribution network,” said Keith Strucel, GeneralManager, FL Tool Holders.

For more information contact: Marposs Corporation 3300 Cross Creek Parkway Auburn Hills, MI 48326 248-370-0404 marposs@us.marposs.com www.marposs.com

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Large Work Envelope VMC Within A Compact Design

Kitamura Machinery, manufacturer of precision horizontal, vertical and 5-axis machining centers, has introduced Mycenter-3XD, its latest compact, high capacity vertical machining center.

According to the company, Kitamura’s Mycenter-3XD is designed for space saving flexibility and ease of use for the operator. TheMycenter-3XD has a table size of 500 x 800 mm (19.7” x 33.9”) along with 760 x 510 x 510 mm (30” x 20.1” x 20.1”) X,Y,Z travels, for small to medium sized workpieces. It features high speed rapid feedrates of 48 m/min (1,889 IPM) X and Y, 42 m/min (1,654 IPM) Z on heavy duty cross roller linear guide ways combined with stiff cast construction.

“The Mycenter-3XD’s Meehanite cast C-frame construction ensures rigidity, durability and stability. All contact surfaces are hand scraped for precise alignment, fit and performance, ensuring high quality and attention to detail in the manufacturing process. Heavy duty cross roller linear guide ways offer the strength necessary to carry heavier loads and power through heavier cuts,” said a company spokesperson.

According to the company, a dual contact, 12,000 RPM, 30 HP AC spindle system is standard. The NRG belt drive means transmissible torque and power from the motor to the spindle with less vibration and noise, designed for smooth operation, reliability and stiffness. A 15,000 RPM spindle is an available option.

The Mycenter-3XD’s ATC has a 24 tool capacity designed to reduce idle time and boost productivity.A30 toolATC is offered as an available option.

Chip evacuation is ensured with standard base wash system, internal chip augers and a scraper type chip conveyor keeping the largeworkspace free of chips and contaminants. The standard scraper type conveyor can be installed on either the right or lefthand side of the machine, depending on space requirements.

The Mycenter-3XD is equipped with the Kitamura Arumatik-Jr. CNC Controller. TheArumatik-Jr. Uses high speed machining functions and standard features including 675 block look-ahead, 1280 meters memory, USB Memory interface and Ethernet I/F.

For more information contact:
Kitamura Machinery of USAInc.
78 E. Century Drive
Wheeling, IL 60090
847-520-7755
info@kitamura-machinery.com
www.kitamura-machinery.com

AL, GA, MS, NC, SC,
TN, VA, WV & Panhandle of FL
Steve Flint / Don Flint
Flint Machine Tools, Inc.
3710 Hewatt Court
Snellville, GA 30039
770-985-2626
www.flintmachine.com

FL (except panhandle)
Steve Queipo
Florida Machine Tool Group, Inc.
16407 Oakmanor Drive
Tampa, FL 33624
813-289-5400
www.floridamachinetoolgroup.com

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AGV Supplier Enters North American Market

AGV Solutions of Charlotte, NC, has entered the North American AGV systemsmarket with a complete line of standard AGV designs. The line includes forklift AGVs, unit-load AGVs and specialty AGVs to handle loads ranging from light-duty in hospital logistics to heavy loads in the steel industry.

According to the company, AGV Solutions is a collaboration between AGVE, a Swedish AGV system supplier, and Mats Herrstromer, AGV Solutions Founder and President, who hasmore than 35 years experience in the AGV industry in Europe and North America. Herrstromer had been President of AGV Products for more than 20 years when HK Systems acquired the company in 2008.

“AGV Solutions is a new company that has decades of experience with AGV System technology in the North American market,” said Herrstromer. “We look forward to serving the market with awide range of superior products.”

AGVE, formerlyAGV Electronics, is a manufacturer of AGVs and AGV controls. The company offers a complete line of standard and custom AGVs accommodating payloads from a few pounds to 65 tons. Lifting heights extend up to 36 feet with the use of any type of navigation including laser, vision, contour, wire, magnet and tape. AGVE also provides a Windows-based AGV control system with an intuitive graphical user interface for order management, traffic control and route management.

For more information contact:
AGV Solutions
8012 Tower Point Drive
Charlotte, NC 28227
704-246-8975
www.avgsolutions.com

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T.J. Snow Personnel Certified As Resistance Welding Technicians

Five service techs at T. J. Snow Company, plus CEO Tom Snow, recently became among the first in the U. S. to receive the Certified Resistance Welding Technician (CRWT) designation offered by the American Welding Society. A 100-question exam tests applicants’ knowledge of all aspects of the resistance welding process.

T. J. Snow Company plans to offer training classes to help prepare applicants with the specialized knowledge needed to pass the exam.

For more information contact:
T. J. Snow
120 Nowlin Lane
Chattanooga, TN 37421
800-669-7669
welders@tjsnow.com
www.tjsnow.com

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