Northeast Manufacturing News March 2015 : Page 1
NORTHEAST Serving Since 2005 Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont & West Virginia M ANUFACTURING N EWS Aerodyne Alloys Receives ISO Registration Feature Editorial Quality Control Inspection and Measuring Threading tool is inspected in incident light including cutting edge preparation using one system... See Page 14 Vol. 11 No. 3 March 2015 See Online DIGITAL EDITIONS at www.mfgnewsweb.com Oerlikon Surface Solutions Awarded Long-Term Agreement Oerlikon’s Surface Solu-tions Segment has been awarded a 10-year long-term agreement by Snecma worth more than CHF 90 million. The agreement is for the supply of Leading Edge Aviation Propulsion (LEAP) engine components. “This marks a significant milestone in the partner-ship between Snecma and Oerlikon Metco which has been built over the years,” Future LEAP jet engines will benefit from improved said a company spokesper-fuel efficiency, according to the company. son. Snecma, part of the international son. “The LEAP engine has been de-high-technology Safran group, has signed and developed by CFM Inter-awarded Oerlikon Metco’s unit Eldim national, a 50/50 joint venture between the manufacture of low-pressure tur-Snecma and General Electric. The new bine components. “Developed under LEAP engine incorporates a number of the LEAP program, the engine is a new-innovative yet proven technologies that generation high-bypass turbofan with meet the challenges faced by aircraft a primary application to power the manufacturers and airlines alike. As a next generation of single-aisle com-result, LEAP engines provide operators Continued on Page 94 mercial aircraft,” said the spokesper-Aerodyne Alloys has received a new Certificate of Registration to AS9120, Rev. A/ISO 9001:2008. The new registration encompasses the dis-tribution and processing of specialty materials in sheet, plate and bar forms with equipment including band saws, plate saws, waterjet cutting equip-ment and sheet shearing. All four Aerodyne Alloy locations are included in the registration: South Windsor, CT; La Mirada, CA; Houston, TX; and Greenville, SC. Continued on Page 94 Additive Manufacturing Laser Melting Additive metal manufacturing of dense metal parts direct from 3D CAD data using a fiber laser... See Page 38 ASCO Numatics Announces 2015 Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships ASCO Numatics has begun ac-cepting applications for its 2015 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engi-neering Scholarship program. ASCO Numatics will award two $5,000 schol-arships to U.S. engineering students, provide $1,000 grants to their college’s engineering departments and host the students at “The Amazing Packaging Race” at PACK EXPO International Continued on Page 94 Applying Technology Bardons & Oliver Still growing after 124 years, purchased a new Fermat WFT 13 CNC Horizontal Boring Mill to expand its contract machining capabilities... See Page 48 New 5-Axis VMC Features Compact Design Doosan has introduced its DNM 200/5AX vertical ma-chining center (VMC). “This newest member of our DNM series is compact, reliable and affordable,” said a com-pany spokesperson. “It is ideal for machining complex prismatic parts by reducing set-up time and ensuring consistent accuracy without taking up too much valuable space on the shop floor.” Integrated Trunnion 5-axis Table The DNM 200/5AX is a pur-pose-built 5-axis VMC featur-ing a built-in 4th and 5th axis trunnion table allowing for Continued on Page 94 Material Handling & Inventory Control Flexible Electric Gripper A payload between 5 to 10 kg, the 2-Finger Gripper handles a variety of part shapes.... See Page 54 Sirois Tool Completes Expansion, Moves WEDM/EDM Department Sirois Tool has completed the 5,000 sq. ft. addition to its current 20,000 sq. ft. facility. “The project, which began in June 2014, finished on schedule in No-vember,” said a company spokesper-son. “This additional space will allow room for targeted future acquisitions and ongoing internal growth designed to meet our customers’ needs.” As part of the expansion, the com-pany’s WEDM/EDM Department has Continued on Page 94 The Doosan DNM 200/5AX 5-axis VMC is shown. Education / Training CNC Training User-friendly simulated machine control panel and CNC software for training programmers, operators, etc... See Page 86 To make name, address subscription changes contact: • Phone: 800-375-8488 • Fax: 817-488-7813 • E-mail: email@example.com • www.mfgnewsweb.com Subscription Changes: Gross Publications, Inc. NORTHEAST MANUFACTURING NEWS P.O. Box 847 Grapevine, Texas 76099-0847 U.S.A. CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE DALLAS, TX PERMIT 4245 Advertiser Index Page 78 PAID
Oerlikon Surface Solutions Awarded Long-Term Agreement
Oerlikon’s Surface Solutions Segment has been awarded a 10-year longterm agreement by Snecma worth more than CHF 90 million. The agreement is for the supply of Leading Edge Aviation Propulsion (LEAP) engine components. “This marks a significant milestone in the partnership between Snecma and Oerlikon Metco which has been built over the years,” said a company spokesperson.
Snecma, part of the international high-technology Safran group, has awarded Oerlikon Metco’s unit Eldim the manufacture of low-pressure turbine components. “Developed under the LEAP program, the engine is a newgeneration high-bypass turbofan with a primary application to power the next generation of single-aisle commercial aircraft,” said the spokesperson. “The LEAP engine has been designed and developed by CFM International, a 50/50 joint venture between Snecma and General Electric. The new LEAP engine incorporates a number of innovative yet proven technologies that meet the challenges faced by aircraft manufacturers and airlines alike. As a result, LEAP engines provide operators with significant reductions in fuel consumption, noise and emissions.”
According to the company, the LEAP-1Awas chosen by Airbus as one of the engines offered on Airbus’ new A320neo aircraft. “The new aircraft/ power plant combination should enter commercial service in 2016 after engine certification in 2015,” said the spokesperson. The LEAP-1B was selected by Boeing as the exclusive power plant for the 737 MAX. Engine certification is planned in 2016, with entry into service in 2017. The LEAP-1C was selected by Comac of China to power the new C919 single-aisle jetliner. Engine certification is scheduled for 2015. “Metco will empower Snecma to bring the LEAP program to the market on time,” said the spokesperson.
“We are pleased that our longstanding customer Snecma chose Oerlikon Surface Solutions as its strong partner for this highly specialized development program,” said Dr. Roland Herb, CEO Oerlikon Surface Solutions.
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Aerodyne Alloys Receives ISO Registration
Aerodyne Alloys has received a new Certificate of Registration to AS9120, Rev. A/ISO 9001:2008. The new registration encompasses the distribution and processing of specialty materials in sheet, plate and bar forms with equipment including band saws, plate saws, waterjet cutting equipment and sheet shearing. All four Aerodyne Alloy locations are included in the registration: South Windsor, CT; La Mirada, CA; Houston, TX; and Greenville, SC.
“This registration is a tremendous accomplishment which demonstrates our company’s relentless commitment to quality,” said Mark Ruel, Aerodyne Alloys Quality Department.
Aerodyne Alloys is a supplier and processor of specialty high temperature alloys including nickel, cobalt, titanium and stainless steel. The company’s cutting technologies include sawing, shearing, heat treating, trepanning, boring and water jet cutting.
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350 Pleasant Valley Road
South Windsor, CT 06074
New 5-Axis VMC Features Compact Design
Doosan has introduced its DNM 200/5AX vertical machining center (VMC). “This newest member of our DNM series is compact, reliable and affordable,” said a company spokesperson. “It is ideal for machining complex prismatic parts by reducing set-up time and ensuring consistent accuracy without taking up too much valuable space on the shop floor.”
Integrated Trunnion 5-axis
Table The DNM200/5AX is a purpose- built 5-axis VMC featuring a built-in 4th and 5th axis trunnion table allowing for the machining of multiple faces on complex prismatic workpieces without having to refixture. “This design provides for more available Z-axis clearance than a traditional VMC with a rotary system placed on the standard table,” said the spokesperson. “Precision and repeatability are superior as well, due to the reduction in stacked tolerances.” The platter size is 7.87” in diameter, which is designed to allow for a maximum workpiece of 11.81” in diameter and 7.87” in height. The maximum table load is 88 lbs.
Roller-Type LM Guideways
“As with all Doosan DNM series VMCs, all linear guideways feature roller-type bearings, delivering three times more rigidity and double the lifespan. Additional benefits include optimal weight and force distribution, superior stiffness, accuracy and surface finish,” said the spokesperson.
The direct-coupled spindle drive system is a true cartridge-type unit supported by high precision ceramic ball bearings that offer minimal noise, vibration and thermal growth due to the absence of gears or belts inside the spindle head body. The 12,000 RPM, 15/25 Hpmotor has 86 ft-lbs. Of torque with a spindle accel/decel time of 0-12k (2.16 sec.)/12k-0 (2.21 sec.).
Bed, Column and Saddle Construction
The bed is a rigid, one piece casting made from fine grain Meehanite cast iron with heavy ribbing to help prevent vibration and deformation during heavy cutting. “Extra wide spacing of the roller guideways provide for excellent support of the saddle, regardless of the load distribution on the table,” said the spokesperson. “The table is fully supported by the saddle in all positions with no overhang. The rigid box type column casting is heavily ribbed to help prevent twisting or distortion as well as helping to dampen vibration during high-speed or heavy machining.”
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Doosan Infracore Machine Tools
19A Chapin Road
Pine Brook, NJ 07058
Syracuse Supply Machine Tools
43 Co. Rte. 59
Phoenix, NY 13135
Syracuse Supply Machine Tools
575 Ludwig Avenue
Cheektowaga, NY 14227
CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
ABLE Machine Tools Sales, Inc.
800 Silver Street
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AlleghenyMachine Tool Systems, Inc.
632 E. McMurray Road
800-269-4090 / 724-942-4451
Precision Machine Tool Solutions
571 Mountain Home Road
Sinking Spring, PA19608
MD, DE, DC
MD Machinery Inc.
1994 Conan DoyleWay
Eldersburg, MD 21784
Metro NY, NJ
21st Century Machine Tools
1140 Bloomfield Ave. Ste. 228
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
ASCO Numatics Announces 2015 Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships
ASCO Numatics has begun accepting applications for its 2015ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship program. ASCO Numatics will award two $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students, provide $1,000 grants to their college’s engineering departments and host the students at “The Amazing Packaging Race” at PACK EXPO International 2015 in Las Vegas in September.
The application period is now open and the deadline to apply is April 3, 2015. Details and forms are available at www.asconumatics.com/scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program in an instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical or automation engineering discipline at an accredited U.S. educational institution for the 2015/2016 academic year. Candidates must also maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale, and be a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident.
“This year, we are pleased to offer again our support to America’s best and most driven engineering students through the ASCO Numatics Scholarship program,” said RobertW. Kemple, Jr., Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing - Americas, ASCO Numatics. “We are proud to support our next generation of engineering leaders.”
The ASCO Numatics scholarship is merit-based and will be awarded on the candidate’s potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the industrial automation engineering profession, particularly as it relates to the application of fluid control and fluid power technologies. A panel of ASCO Numatics executives and independent judges will select the finalists.
ASCO Numatics will award the scholarships at “The Amazing Packaging Race” at PACK EXPO International, to take place in Las Vegas, NV, September 20-23, 2015. The race, sponsored by ASCO Numatics, is designed to be a fun and educational event that pits teams of packaging students, from programs around the country, against each other in a race to gather points by completing tasks at specific PACK EXPO booths.
Over the past eight years, ASCO Numatics has awarded $70,000 in scholarships to 14 students based on their potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the industrial automation engineering profession.
In addition, it has provided another $14,000 in grants to 12 U.S. schools of engineering.
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50-60 Hanover Road
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Sirois Tool Completes Expansion, Moves WEDM/EDM Department
Sirois Tool has completed the 5,000 sq. ft. Addition to its current 20,000 sq. ft. Facility. “The project,which began in June 2014, finished on schedule in November,” said a company spokesperson. “This additional space will allow room for targeted future acquisitions and ongoing internal growth designed to meet our customers’ needs.”
As part of the expansion, the company’s WEDM/EDM Department has moved into 1,800 sq. ft. Of the addition. “This is nearly double the amount of space this department occupied in the original building,” said the spokesperson. “The additional space allows roomfor the purchase of new EDM and WEDM equipment, with increased capacity and new capabilities. The expansion includes a separate HVAC system designed for more efficient temperature control, which is critical to close tolerance WEDM/EDM work, along with reliability and quality. Adedicated programming office and improved lighting system is also part of the addition’s enhancements.
“The move of the WEDM/EDM department has also opened up roomin the original building for a consolidated and more efficient Assembly/Inventory/ Shipping Department, an expanded Quality Department, expanded office space and room to reorganize the shop floor for greater efficiency and growth.
Sirois Tool manufactures precision tooling and custom gauges made to customers’ designs. The company has more than 50 years of experience in providing close tolerance, precision tooling and gauges to many industries, including the bearing, medical, aerospace and firearms industries. Sirois Tool specializes in custom I.D. grinding quills in many materials including high density materials and tungsten carbide as well as other spindle parts and accessories. The company also manufactures prototypes and small volume orders of machine parts and sub-assemblies for OEM manufacturers.
For more information contact:
Sirois Tool Co., Inc.
169 White Oak Drive
Berlin, CT 06037
800-864-2652 / 860-828-5327