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M ANUFACTURING N EWS WEST Vol. 4 No. 3 March 2015 Serving Since 2012 Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington & Wyoming Feature Editorial Quality Control Inspection and Measuring Threading tool is inspected in incident light including cutting edge preparation using one system... See Page 10 See Online DIGITAL EDITIONS at www.mfgnewsweb.com New Software Platform for 3D and 2D Formats Haas Automation Hosts HaasTec Open House Haas Automation, Inc. will host a four-day open house at its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Oxnard, CA. According to the company, HaasTec 2015, scheduled for March 17 through 20 from 8 AM to 5 PM daily, will include ma-chine demos, factory tours and a catered lunch. Registration is free. “Visitors to HaasTec 2015 will see Haas CNC technology up close and in detail, with 20 machines on display, in-cluding the UMC-750SS super-speed universal machining center, the ST-55 large-through-bore lathe and the DM-1 40-taper drill/mill center. There also will Continued on Page 78 Additive Manufacturing Laser Melting Additive metal manufacturing of dense metal parts direct from 3D CAD data using a fiber laser... See Page 34 InspectionXpert Corporation has re-leased its new InspectionXpert OnDe-mand for CAD, a new quality planning and documentation software platform that supports both 3D model-based and 2D print-based formats. “InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD means end users who need to create inspection packages can now save money and time using the same workflow regardless of input file format,” said a company spokesperson. The following are key highlights of InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD, according to the company: • Does not require a CAD license to view, balloon, and extract inspection data for reporting • Supports both 3D model-based defini-tion (MBD) and traditional 2D print-based inspection planning • Creates 3D and 2D PDFs from CAD mod-els • Supports new DOD MBD standards Continued on Page 78 Makino Announces 2015 Online Seminar Schedule Makino has announced its online seminars for 2015. “The schedule includes a variety of new technology and process-ing techniques for improved speed, accu-racy and part quality ideal for growing North American manufacturers,” said a company spokesperson. “The North American manufacturing industry continues to grow, especially in the automotive and aerospace markets,” said Mark Rentschler, Director of Market-ing at Makino. “The webinars that we have scheduled for the first half of 2015 Continued on Page 78 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 40 CNC Big Bore Lathes Available for Large Workloads Sharp Industries of-fers a line of CNC turning operations that are de-signed for large work-loads. “Our line of Big Bore CNC Flat Bed Lathes are especially made to handle big parts and large mold workpieces,” said a company spokesperson. Sharp’s new STA, STB and STC series machines are driven by FANUC 0i-TC controls and servo drives. The machines can also be equipped with Siemens or Fagor controls. Maximum swing over bed ranges from 37” to 65”, and the distances between centers from 60” to 236” or more. Spindle bore sizes are avail-able from 6”, 9”, 12” to 15”. The machines 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 48 have a bed width of 24”, 32” or 49”. Sharp also offers a Big Bore Facing Lathe, the STF series. These machines are driven by FANUC 0i-TC controls and servo drives. This machine features a max-imum swing over bed of up to 60”, a fixed center distance of 60” and a 32” wide bed. Continued on Page 78 Messer Cutting Systems Appoints Icon Machine Tool as Distributor Icon Machine Tool has announced the addition of Messer Cutting Systems to its metal fabrication equipment prod-uct lines. Messer CNC Cutting Systems, a manufacturer of plasma, oxyfuel, and large plate processing equipment, has been a provider for the fabrication of thin to very heavy steel fabricated products. “Messer Cutting Systems are ideal for shipbuilders, rail, agriculture, job shops, structural steel or precision work fabri-cators,” said a company spokesperson. Continued on Page 78 Education / Training CNC Training User-friendly simulated machine control panel and CNC software for training programmers, operators, etc... See Page 64 Subscription Changes: To make name, address subscription changes contact: • Phone: 800-375-8488 • Fax: 817-488-7813 • E-mail: info@mfgnewsweb.com • www.mfgnewsweb.com CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED Gross Publications, Inc. WEST MANUFACTURING NEWS P.O. Box 847 Grapevine, Texas 76099-0847 U.S.A. DALLAS, TX PERMIT 4245 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE Advertiser Index Page 59 PAID

New Software Platform For 3D And 2D Formats

InspectionXpert Corporation has released its new InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD, a new quality planning and documentation software platform that supports both 3D model-based and 2D print-based formats. “InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD means end users who need to create inspection packages can now save money and time using the same workflow regardless of input file format,” said a company spokesperson.

The following are key highlights of InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD, according to the company:

• Does not require a CAD license to view, balloon, and extract inspection data for reporting

• Supports both 3D model-based definition (MBD) and traditional 2D print-based inspection planning

• Creates 3D and 2D PDFs fromCADmodels

• Supports new DOD MBD standards

• StandardizesMBD inspection plans in a supply chain

• Uses InspectionXpert OnDemand technology for secure, instant access fromany computer at any time.

“InspectionXpert OnDemand is the simplest and fastest way to generate quality inspection forms and ballooned inspection drawings or MBD inspection models,” said CEO Jeff Cope. “We have purpose-built InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD from the ground up to be used on any computer, at any time, without manual installation and eliminating the cost of expensive CAD software licenses.This is a tool all manufacturers can integrate easily into their quality inspection process.”

According to the company, manufacturers, machine shops, and many OEMs use a variety of CAD programs to generate or view 2D prints and 3D models for manufacturing. “Creating quality inspection documents, such as first articles or inprocess inspection reports, is still primarily a manual, error-prone and time-consuming process and often involves purchasing costly CAD licenses or generating completely new CAD documents for inspection,” said the spokesperson. “Now quality departments can view native CAD files including CATIAV5 2D or 3D, CATIA V6 and .dwg files using InspectionXpert without having to purchase a CATIA or other CAD license. Support for additional CAD formats including NX, Creo/Pro- Engineer, Solid Edge, Inventor, Step, JT and DXF will be offered in the coming months.”

“Suppliers who are looking to take advantage of the trend toward MBD will benefit from a scalable, CAD-neutral software solution,” said VP of Operations Chip Depew. “InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD provides a solution that improves throughput in the quality department while generating professional, accurate quality documentation to their customers in a fraction of the time.”

For more information contact:
InspectionXpert
307 S. Salem Street, Suite 200
Apex, NC 27502
800-379-0322
www.inspectionxpert.com

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Haas Automation Hosts HaasTec Open House

Haas Automation, Inc. will host a four-day open house at its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Oxnard, CA.

According to the company, HaasTec 2015, scheduled for March 17 through 20 from 8 AMto 5 Pm daily,will include machine demos, factory tours and a catered lunch. Registration is free.

“Visitors to HaasTec 2015 will see Haas CNC technology up close and in detail, with 20 machines on display, including the UMC-750SS super-speed universal machining center, the ST-55 large-through-bore lathe and the DM-1 40-taper drill/mill center. There also will be extensive tours of Haas Automation’s 1-million-square-foot facility-both above and on the production floor - to see how Haas machines are built.And more than 30 exhibitors from major tooling, workholding, and CAD/CAM manufacturers will be on hand to share their insight and show their products,” said a company spokesperson.

For more information contact:
Haas Automation, Inc.
2800 Sturgis Road
Oxnard, CA93030
800-331-6746
www.HaasCNC.com

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Makino Announces 2015 Online Seminar Schedule

Makino has announced its online seminars for 2015. “The schedule includes a variety of new technology and processing techniques for improved speed, accuracy and part quality ideal for growing North American manufacturers,” said a company spokesperson.

“The North American manufacturing industry continues to grow, especially in the automotive and aerospace markets,” said Mark Rentschler, Director of Marketing at Makino. “The webinars that we have scheduled for the first half of 2015 address ways for manufacturers to be as efficient as possible as they handle this expansion.From information on brokentool detection and lift-up chip conveyors to achieving better machine utilization and improving productivity for large-part production, attendees will gain the experience necessary to make them
more globally competitive.”

Since its inception, the Makino online seminar series has broadcast 150 events with thousands of attendees, according to the company. Each online seminar consists of a 20- to 30-minute presentation and a live Q&A session with the speaker. Registration is required to attend, but all seminars are presented free of charge.

Makino plans to add more online seminar topics throughout the year and post them at makino.com/webinars upon announcement. An archive of Makino online seminars may be accessed at makino.com/library.

The 2015 online seminar schedule is as follows.

March 12: “Proper Selection and Economics of Lift-Up Chip Conveyors (LUCC)“

“With a variety of materials, associated chip configurations and coolants in today’s manufacturing environment, selecting the right LUCC can be a challenge,” said the spokesperson. “This webinar addresses the major factors - such as material, chip types, volumes, coolant, filtration and maintenance - which must be considered when selecting a LUCC for metal-cutting applications.” Different LUCC designs, including hinged-belt, scraper,magnetic and combination, and the associated economics, will also be discussed.

April 16: “The True Operational Impact of Wire EDM Maintenance”

“Take an in-depth look at different maintenance procedures required to keep your wire EDM productive, and how this impacts your profitability,” said the spokesperson. The cost of replacement and consumable parts and non-productivemachine downtime will be evaluated, as well as how new machine designs have dramatically reduced these daily, weekly and monthly maintenance requirements.

May 14: “Die Mold Automation: Achieving 80 Percent Machine Utilization Rates Through Systemic Planning, Scheduling and Management”

“It is now practical to realize dramatic improvements in machine utilization rates from a traditional level of 30%, up to and exceeding 80%, even in the manufacture of low-volume, highprecision, discrete die or mold components,” said the spokesperson. “This can be achieved through a systematic approach of programming, integrated and standardized tooling, work/machine scheduling, as well as management of data and workflow.” Learning about these methods and how to implement them will be discussed in this webinar.

July 16: “Broken-Tool Detection: Good, Better, Best”

“Broken-tool detection can be very beneficial, ensuring that the tool is functional and preventing potentially dangerous and costly machine accidents, part quality issues and lost production,” said the spokesperson. “However, broken- tool detection, if implemented incorrectly, can also increase part cycle times and escalate manufacturing costs.” This webinar will focus on various methodologies, techniques, tools and the latest technology developments, including digital imaging, in broken-tool detection.

For more information contact:
Mark Rentschler
Makino Inc.
7680 Innovation Way
Mason, OH 45040
800-552-3288
www.makino.com
www.makino.com/webinars

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CNC Big Bore Lathes Available For LargeWorkloads

Sharp Industries offers a line of CNC turning operations that are designed for large workloads.“Our line of Big Bore CNC Flat Bed Lathes are especially made to handle big parts and large mold workpieces,” said a company spokesperson.

Sharp’s new STA, STB and STC series machines are driven by FANUC 0i-TC controls and servo drives.The machines can also be equipped with Siemens or Fagor controls. Maximum swing over bed ranges from 37” to 65”, and the distances between centers from 60” to 236” or more. Spindle bore sizes are available from 6”, 9”, 12” to 15”. The machines have a bed width of 24”, 32” or 49”.

Sharp also offers a Big Bore Facing Lathe, the STF series. These machines are driven by FANUC 0i-TC controls and servo drives. This machine features a maximum swing over bed of up to 60”, a fixed center distance of 60” and a 32” wide bed.“The Big Bore Facing Lathe is ideal for large workpieces with short lengths,” said the spokesperson.

The machine beds are constructed from high-quality Meehanite castings.“All guideways are Turcite-B coated for better oil retention and resistance to wear,” said the spokesperson. Electrical cabinets are temperature controlled with a heat exchange system. Spindle oil chiller is available for controlling headstock and spindle heat expansion under heavy cutting conditions. “To enhance the cutting power of the spindle motor, spindle speeds are designed with fourstep increments, hydraulically driven for speed changes,” said the spokesperson.The tool change system, available in different styles, offers a hydraulic four-way turret, V-8 or V-12 hydraulic turret system.The tailstock and quill can be positioned by manual or hydraulic action.

Sharp offers a two-yearwarranty on FANUC controls and a one-year warranty on its machines.

For more information contact:
Sharp Industries, Inc.
3501 Challenger Street
Torrance, CA90503
310-370-5990
info@sharp-industries.com
www.sharp-industries.com

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Messer Cutting Systems Appoints Icon Machine Tool As Distributor

Icon Machine Tool has announced the addition of Messer Cutting Systems to its metal fabrication equipment product lines. Messer CNC Cutting Systems, a manufacturer of plasma, oxyfuel, and large plate processing equipment, has been a provider for the fabrication of thin to very heavy steel fabricated products.“Messer Cutting Systems are ideal for shipbuilders, rail, agriculture, job shops, structural steel or precision work fabricators,” said a company spokesperson.“Messer provides before and after the sale service and support. Skilled applications engineers and sales staff analyze customers’ needs and plans.” Messer provides full system support with technical and applications training, including software.

“Icon and Messer bring expertise to the table so fabricators are able tomake the best choice for their cutting table needs,” said the spokesperson. “Messer backs its machines with service for increased productivity and profitability.”

Icon Machine Tool, Inc. is a machine tool distributor of metal fabricating equipment.The company covers Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Washington, Oregon and Idaho. “Established in July 2001, Icon is owned by Jeff Hall of Silverdale,WA, and Shane Stufflebean of Kansas City, MO, who together have more than 43 years of experience in machine tool sales,” said the spokesperson.Icon sells new metal fabrication machine tools for TRUMPF, Peddinghaus,Messer, TECHNI Waterjet, Scotchman, Ocean Machinery, Lissmac,Marvel, Cosen and others. Icon brokers and sells used equipment and has regionally located sales engineers who assist customers in purchasing and using machinery.

According to the spokesperson, Icon has received numerous sales awards from TRUMPF, including #1 Distributor in North America in 2008 and 2013. Icon sales engineers have received certification from the TRUMPF TruMark group

For more information contact:
Messer Cutting Systems, Inc.
W141 N9427 Fountain Blvd.
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
262-255-5520
sales@messercutting.com
www.messer-cs.com

Icon Machine Tool, Inc.
1681 LarkinWilliams Rd.
Fenton, MO 63026
877-221-9830
www.iconmachinetool.com

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