Southwest Manufacturing News March 2015 : Page 1
S W SW SOUTHWEST Vol. 50 No. 3 M ANUFACTURING N EWS Serving Since 1965 Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana & New Mexico Feature Editorial Quality Control Inspection and Measuring Threading tool is inspected in incident light including cutting edge preparation using one system... See Page 10 March 2015 See Online DIGITAL EDITIONS at www.mfgnewsweb.com Opening the Door to Big Part Production Bergeron Machine Shop (BMS), located near Lafayette, LA, manufactures components for industries that include deep sea and offshore oilfield appli-cations. As local demand in-creased for large machine work, many customers were forced to send work out of state. BMS took on the chal-lenge of increasing its current production while also opening the doors for new, bigger part production. To meet current and future w o r k re q u i re m e n t s , B M S needed a machine with enough power to rough heavy weld-ments and forgings, in addition to holding tight tolerances and creating smooth surface fin-ishes. Furthermore, an existing job required them to run long, large diameter parts. For this job they needed a big bore l a t h e w i t h f ro n t a n d re a r chucks to eliminate the need for steady resting the parts. For the first challenge, BMS se-lected the Yama Seiki GV1600 CNC VTL. “With its 78 inch swing, it has the ability to rough and finish in one set-up,” said Continued on Page 118 Dynamic Texas / Samsung CNC Tech Center Grand Opening Dynamic Texas and Samsung CNC Technical Center will host an Grand Opening open house event on Wednes-day, March 4th and Thursday, March 5th, from 10 AM to 8 PM at its new, state-of-the-art 12,000 sq. ft. facility in Houston. Several of Samsung Machine Tools of America’s most popular mod-els will be on display, including the SL 80 Oil Country Lathe, along with sev-eral new machine demonstrations. “We look forward to bringing cutting Continued on Page 116 Additive Manufacturing Laser Melting Additive metal manufacturing of dense metal parts direct from 3D CAD data using a fiber laser... See Page 48 RÖHM and ATS Form Partnership, Host Mobile Technology Demos RÖHM and ATS Systems have partnered for the North American ma-chining market. “We have created a single source that offers an extensive workholding and machining accessory selection, application expertise and local sales and service support,” said a company spokesperson. RÖHM, a global provider of work-holding and gripping technology, was Continued on Page 116 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 60 (l-r) Ryan Bergeron, Jarrod Bergeron, Randy Bergeron, Leo Bergeron, all of Bergeron Machine Shop, with the Yama Seiki GV1600 CNC VTL. The part is a 4330 forging, 63” in diameter, 25” tall and weighing 16,000 lbs. They held a 63 surface finish in the I.D. of this part. Forgings of this size require a lot of torque for cutting, which was why a direct gear drive spindle was needed. Big Bore Chucker Kingston has reconfigured its C Se-ries heavy-duty big bore lathes with a H6 350 turret featuring 3” boring bar holder to create the new Kingston Chucker Series. “The Chucker 9, intro-duced at this year’s HOUSTEX show in Houston, TX, features a 9.25” bore, A2-15 spindle and is front and rear chuck ready to tackle all your large and heavy work-pieces. This machine is designed with powerful cutting abil-ity, high loading ca-pacity and extreme rigidity with its heavily ribbed one piece casting, 28” two V way bed and a unique box way cross slide and carriage,” said a com-pany spokesperson. Continued on Page 116 OSG Changes Name OSG Tap & Die, Inc., manufacturer of taps, drills, end mills, dies and in-dexable cutting tools, has announced that it has officially changed its name to OSG USA, INC. effective immedi-ately. The corporate name change was made to better reflect the array of prod-ucts and services that OSG markets do-mestically. “It was important to change our name because of the full line of tooling products we offer to the U.S. market beyond taps and dies,” said Mike Grantham, President of OSG USA. “Our customers have come to know us for all of the superior products we offer, so it was time to remove the Continued on Page 116 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 66 Education / Training CNC Training User-friendly sim-ulated machine control panel and CNC software for training programmers, operators, etc... See Page 100 To make name, address subscription changes contact: • Phone: 800-375-8488 • Fax: 817-488-7813 • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • www.mfgnewsweb.com Subscription Changes: Gross Publications, Inc. SOUTHWEST MANUFACTURING NEWS P.O. 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Opening The Door To Big Part Production
Bergeron Machine Shop (BMS), located near Lafayette, LA, manufactures components for industries that include deep sea and offshore oilfield applications. As local demand increased for large machine work, many customers were forced to send work out of state. BMS took on the challenge of increasing its current production while also opening the doors for new, bigger part production.
To meet current and future work requirements, BMS needed a machine with enough power to rough heavy weldments and forgings, in addition to holding tight tolerances and creating smooth surface finishes. Furthermore, an existing job required them to run long, large diameter parts. For this job they needed a big bore lathe with front and rear chucks to eliminate the need for steady resting the parts. For the first challenge, BMS selected the Yama Seiki GV1600 CNC VTL. "With its 78 inch swing, it has the ability to rough and finish in one set-up," said Ryan Bergeron, General Manager, BMS. "It offers a true geared spindle (no belts), which supplies plenty of torque for the roughing operations. In addition, the vertical orientation is safer when setting up and indicating large, heavy parts.
"We were so pleased with the GV1600 that we decided to purchase a new Yama Seiki GS6800L big bore lathe with front and rear chucks, which allow us to machine parts without the need of a steady rest," continued Bergeron. "This significantly reduced our set-up time. What impressed us about the GS6800L was that it had a very large turret and large cervic coupling, which makes it a very rigid machine for boring applications. For such a large turret, tool-to-tool index time is extremely fast and smooth."
Machines were also in stock in the U. S.A., which was another deciding factor in the choice of machine tools. The machines were purchased through Hillary Machinery, the exclusive distributor for Yama Seiki in Louisiana and Texas. Service was also very important. "Yama Seiki has factory service techs, based out of Houston, TX, who are very knowledgeable," said Bergeron. "They get here very quickly, usually within one day if a machine is down, and fix any issues immediately.
Most machine companies use contracted service mechanics who work on many different machine tools. These Yama Seiki techs only work on Yama Seiki machines and have direct contact with the factory, so they know these machines inside and out."
According to Bergeron, process time, quality and surface finishes have all been greatly improved. "On some Parts, manufacturing times have been cut in half," he said. "It also opened the doors for new customers with larger, more complex parts that could not even be attempted on older manual machines."
Typical component material machined at BMS includes 4340, 4330, 1018, 1026, 4130, 4140 forgings and bars, A36, A516-70 and A514-T1 plates.
Features of the GV1600 CNC VTL include:
• 78.7" swing
• 70.86 turning diameter
• 51.18" max turning height
• 17,600 lbs. On the table
• 60 HP - geared spindle.
Features of the GS6800L CNC horizontal lathe include:
• Front and rear chucks with 10.02" bore
• 38.58" swing
• 34.64" turning diameter
• 77.95 max turning length
• 60 HP - geared spindle
"With the old process, we would rough forgings on a horizontal manual lathe (2 ops, 6 hours) to within 1/8 inch, and then move it to an older CNC lathe (2 ops) and do the final machining (4 hours) using a bull nose on the tail stock to ensure the part would not come out of the chuck," said Bergeron. "The final lathe process was dangerous and slow because the part was really too big for that machine. Now we run the rough and finish operations to O.D. on the GV1600, flip and run the I.D. (rough and finish). The entire part is processed in 6 hours, saving 4 hours on each piece. Also, it is much safer to set the part in a vertical position while indicating than in a horizontal When indicating in the horizontal position you always have to worry about the part falling out of the chuck."
BMS is a family run business that was founded in 1984 by Randy Bergeron and his father, Leo. Randy, who began machining in 1978 for a valve repair company, opened the business in an old tractor barn behind his house. By 1991 the company was operating full time and focusing on large valve machining. A new building was constructed in 2004, around the time Ryan (son) graduated from the College of Engineering. At that point BMS purchased its first small CNC lathe and mill. The company now operates 12 CNC machines with mill travels ranging from 40" to 200" and lathes with 12" to 63" chucks. Jarrod (Randy's oldest son) recently joined the team, helping with machine programming and part fixturing.
With almost 30 machine tools (both manual and CNC), BMS offers small to large machining capabilities. The smallest lathe has a 12" chuck and the largest, a vertical, has a 72" chuck and 92" swing. The mills range from 40" x 16" x 16" to the largest, a CNC, having 200" x 124" x 90" under spindle and a 50,000 lb. Table load. The facility sits on 20 acres, has 20,000 sq. ft. Under roof, contains four overhead cranes with up to 15 ton capacities and four forklifts with up to 18,000 lbs. Capacity.
"Over the last 31 years, Bergeron Machine has set itself apart from its competitors by providing exceptional customer satisfaction through quality parts and friendly service," said Bergeron. "With a wide variety of equipment coupled with some of the best and most experienced machinists, BMS can assist in manufacturing an extensive array of parts. Whether it is for the petroleum industry, heavy equipment or local farm needs, Bergeron Machine Shop can provide a cost effective way to get the job done accurately, safely and on time. We just try to be an honest down to earth shop that takes pride in our parts and works hard for our customers. Business can still be done with a handshake at Bergeron Machine."
For more information contact:
Bergeron Machine Shop
8710 Bergeron Road
Abbeville, LA 70510
Yama Seiki USA, Inc.
5788 Schaefer Ave.
Chino, CA 91710
Hillary Machinery, Inc.
1825 Summit #207
Plano, TX 75074
Big Bore Chucker
Kingston has reconfigured its C Series heavy-duty big bore lathes with a H6 350 turret featuring 3" boring bar holder to create the new Kingston Chucker Series. "The Chucker 9, introduced at this year's HOUSTEX show in Houston, TX, features a 9.25" bore, A2-15 spindle and is front and rear chuck ready to tackle all your large and heavy workpieces. This machine is designed with powerful cutting ability, high loading capacity and extreme rigidity with its heavily ribbed one piece casting, 28" two V way bed and a unique box way cross slide and carriage," said a company spokesperson
According to the company, the Chucker 9 is equipped with a 40/50 HP main motor coupled with a 4-speed headstock for maximum torque, a 5 HP and 9 HP servo motor drives the X- and Z-axis, and FANUC 0iTD controller with Manual Guide i and the threading repair function. The series includes the Chucker 7, 9, 12 and 14, with 7.09", 9.25", 12.5" and 14.5" bore respectively. Options include 13. 7" and 23.5" steady rest and a 6" boring bar support with 4" sleeves.
For more information contact:
Kingston Machine Tool Mfg, Inc.
5421 Business Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Champions Machine Tool Sales
1151 E. Cypresswood
Spring, TX 77373
Coastal Machinery Sales
29354 McKinnon Rd.
Fulshear, TX 77441
Texas Machinery Company
204-B Lee St.
Terrell, TX 75160
Thunderbird Machinery Company
619 W. Hillmont
Odessa, TX 79764
Timco Machine Tool
1720 North Juniper
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Power Source Machine Tools
9107 Warden Rd.
North Little Rock, AR 72120
SMF & Machine Tools Inc.
14824 Rockbridge Rd.
Little Rock, AR 72206
1941 Industrial Blvd
Harvey, LA 70058
Industrial Production Services
703 W. Hillmont
Odessa, TX 79764
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Dynamic Texas / Samsung CNC Tech Center Grand Opening
Dynamic Texas and Samsung CNC Technical Center will host an Grand Opening open house event on Wednesday, March 4th and Thursday, March 5th, from 10 AM to 8 PM at its new, state-of-the-art 12,000 sq. ft. Facility in Houston. Several of Samsung Machine Tools of America's most popular models will be on display, including the SL 80 Oil Country Lathe, along with several new machine demonstrations.
"We look forward to bringing cutting edge technology with top tier support to our customers. At our new facility, we will be offering in-house training seminars, demonstrations and over 1 million dollars of parts and equipment to serve the South Texas market," said Ryu Tomita, President of Dynamic Texas.
Samsung Machine Tools of America offers over 20 different models of CNC lathes ranging from 6" to 24" chucks with center distances up to 126".
For more information contact:
Ryu Tomita, President
Dynamic Texas / Samsung
CNC Technical Center
5980 W Sam Houston Parkway N
Houston, TX 77041
ROHM And ATS Form Partnership, Host Mobile Technology Demos
ROHM and ATS Systems have partnered for the North American machining market. "We have created a single source that offers an extensive workholding and machining accessory selection, application expertise and local sales and service support," said a company spokesperson.
ROHM, a global provider of workholding and gripping technology, was founded in 1909 in Germany. "The company's extensive product offerings range from tiny drill chucks and efficient tool clamping equipment to manual gripping technology and high-tech power clamping tools for workpiece diameters as big as 18 feet," said the spokesperson.
ATS is a North American provider of workholding, automation and machining accessories with regionally located sales and service personnel. The partnership unites the products, staff resources and business efforts of the two companies.
According to the spokesperson, ATS' full-time sales and service staff will provide support for ROHM's power workholding products, including chucks, cylinders, steadyrests, mandrels, tool clamping systems and robot grippers. ATS will continue its offering of products such as collet chucks, quick-change chucks, air chucks, rotary tables, barfeeds and the CoolJet high-pressure coolant line.
"ROHM retains its strong product brand identity as well as its invoicing, inventorying and product management responsibilities," said the spokesperson. "ROHM's technical staff will reinforce ATS' efforts with relevant product support and custom solutions for specialized applications."
The partnership will launch with the start of a countrywide tour of "Driving Innovation - A Mobile Technology Center," a demonstration showroom housed in a 53-foot tractor-trailer and focused on workholding, automation and machine tool accessories. The tour will showcase new technologies from ROHM, ATS and other providers geared toward particular industry sectors and applications, such as oil and gas, automotive and aerospace. "There will be product presentations, training sessions and live demonstration," said the spokesperson. "Specialists from both companies will be on hand to answer questions about products and the new single-source model."
The tour's first stop will be at the MFG Meeting - Manufacturing for Growth - in Orlando, FL. The event will take place March 4-7 and be cohosted by the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) and the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA). From there, the tour will travel to multiple destinations and manufacturing events within the continental United States. For more tour information, visit www.rohm-ats.com.
For more information contact:
ROHM Products of America
5155 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite K
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
800-321-1833 / 949-888-1744
OSG Changes Name
OSG Tap & Die, Inc., manufacturer of taps, drills, end mills, dies and indexable cutting tools, has announced that it has officially changed its name to OSG USA, INC. effective immediately.
The corporate name change was made to better reflect the array of products and services that OSG markets domestically. "It was important to change our name because of the full line of tooling products we offer to the U.S. market beyond taps and dies," said Mike Grantham, President of OSG USA. "Our customers have come to know us for all of the superior products we offer, so it was time to remove the "Tap and Die" from our name," Grantham added.
Established in 1968, OSG USA, INC. is a subsidiary of OSG Corporation based in Toyokawa-city, Japan. According to the company, OSG's extensive line of high technology cutting tools features exclusive metallurgy, cutting geometries and proprietary surface treatments designed to help increase productivity, reliability and tool life. OSG also serves the fastener industry by offering a complete line of thread-rolling, flat, cylindrical, planetary and trim dies.
For more information contact:
OSG USA, INC.
676 E. Fullerton Ave.
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
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