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MW M W MIDWEST Vol. 9 No. 3 M ANUFACTURING N EWS Serving Since 2007 Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin Feature Editorial Inspection and Measuring Quality Control March 2015 See Online DIGITAL EDITIONS at www.mfgnewsweb.com New Version 3.5 R8 CAD/CAM Software Fermat Acquires Lucas Precision Fermat Group, producer of hori-zontal boring mills from the Czech Re-public, has announced the acquisition of Lucas Precision (Cleveland, OH), Fermat’s importer and service organi-zation in the U.S. market. In addition, the Fermat Group has announced a name change of the incorporated com-pany to Lucas, A Fermat Group Com-pany, together with publication of a new logo. Paul Mandelbaum, former Co-owner of Lucas Precision, stays with Fermat as CEO of Fermat’s division in the USA. “This is an exciting time for Lucas Continued on Page 102 Threading tool is inspected in incident light including cutting edge preparation using one system... See Page 12 Laser Melting Measuring results determined from a measuring probe over a complete measuring path is a highlight the 3.5 R8 version of Tebis CAD/CAM software. Tebis America has announced the release of its latest CAD/CAM soft-ware, Version 3.5 R8, designed for end-to-end high-performance machining. “The new release provides for sig-nificantly increased machining vol-umes and higher cutting speeds for roughing to finishing milling applica-tions,” said a company spokesperson. “Further, the innovative point distribu-tion functionality in V3.5 R8 ensures better surface quality in high-speed machining. Continued on Page 102 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, Continued on Page 102 Additive metal manufacturing of dense metal parts direct from 3D CAD data using a fiber laser... See Page 40 Additive Manufacturing Bardons & Oliver Applying Technology High-Speed VMCs Designed for Increased Production Chevalier Machinery Inc. of-fers its new EM series of high-speed VMCs designed to enhance cost savings and increase produc-tion capabilities. “The machine is engineered with efficiency to sat-isfy the need for large quantity machining with limited floor space,” said a company spokes-person. The series comes in three models: EM1620L, EM2033L and EM2040L. Structure “The major parts of each ma-chine are constructed of high-quality Meehanite cast iron, which offers superior stability,” said the spokesperson. “The machines’ bases are supported by full travel, enabling Still growing after 124 years, purchased a new Fermat WFT 13 CNC Horizontal Boring Mill to expand its contract machining capabilities... See Page 52 Dates Announced for SigmaTEK Academy Productivity Workshop 2015 SigmaTEK Systems, LLC will hold its upcoming SigmaTEK Academy Pro-ductivity Workshop May 5-6, 2015, at the company’s global headquarters in Cincinnati, OH. SigmaTEK Academy is held every year during the first week in May and includes sessions and presentations on a variety of fabrication topics. This year’s event includes: • Shop Floor Automation • CAD Import Continued on Page 102 them to be suitable for high-speed ma-chining.” All three axes are built with Continued on Page 102 A payload between 5 to 10 kg, the 2-Finger Gripper handles a variety of part shapes.... See Page 60 Flexible Electric Gripper Material Handling & Inventory Control CNC Training User-friendly simulated machine control panel and CNC software for training programmers, operators, etc... See Page 90 Education / Training 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: Advertiser Index Page 87 CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED Gross Publications, Inc. MIDWEST MANUFACTURING NEWS P.O. Box 847 Grapevine, Texas 76099-0847 U.S.A. PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE DALLAS, TX PERMIT 4245 PAID

New Version 3.5 R8 CAD/CAM Software

Tebis America has announced the release of its latest CAD/CAM software, Version 3.5 R8, designed for endto- end high-performance machining.

“The new release provides for significantly increased machining volumes and higher cutting speeds for roughing to finishing milling applications,” said a company spokesperson. “Further, the innovative point distribution functionality in V3.5 R8 ensures better surface quality in high-speed machining.

“The software also offers a unique development in high-performance machining due to a newly developed probe geometry. Tebis Version 3.5 R8 supports all high-speed and high-feed milling cutters with specific geometries and precisely offsets their contours. Right down to residual stock, all areas are precisely calculated and machined which result in higher productivity thanks to maximum machining volumes.”

With Version 3.5 R8, Tebis also introduces a new measuring function. Measuring paths can be created with the same methods as toolpaths, using the same automation functions. A measuring probe determines the quality of the manufactured components directly at the machine. Deviations from the target are displayed at themachine controller and can be corrected without delay. Due to another function, a user can import, graphically display and document themeasurement result.

Another highlight of the new Tebis Version R8 is milling with 3D radius correction to compensate for tool wear. The deviation from the target can be calculated with the new functions for direct measuring at the machine. Tebis adds additional information to the calculated toolpaths to be evaluated by the machine controllers for radius correction. If the real tools differ from the data in the tool library, the user can enter the correction values directly into the controller.

For more information contact:
Tebis America
400 E. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48083
248-524-0430
www.tebis.com

Read the full article at http://www.virtualonlineeditions.com/article/New+Version+3.5+R8+CADCAM+Software/1938913/247591/article.html.

Fermat Acquires Lucas Precision

Fermat Group, producer of horizontal boring mills from the Czech Republic, has announced the acquisition of Lucas Precision (Cleveland, OH), Fermat's importer and service organization in the U.S. market. In addition, the Fermat Group has announced a name change of the incorporated company to Lucas, A Fermat Group Company, together with publication of a new logo.

Paul Mandelbaum, former Coowner of Lucas Precision, stays with Fermat as CEO of Fermat's division in the USA.

"This is an exciting time for Lucas Precision to become part of the Fermat Group," said a spokesperson. "Lucas has had a very long history of supplying horizontal boring mills to virtually every industry .Although Lucas stopped the production of new machines several years ago, the company has continued to thrive with a strong tradition of servicing, rebuilding, retrofitting and supplying parts to keep existing products cutting chips. With the resurgence of manufacturing in the United States, Lucas is perfectly positioned to become part of the Fermat Group and to once again supply new machine tools throughout the country."

Jiri Ferenc , an owner of Fermat Group, said, "Lucas first became associated with Fermat in 2010 and quickly became the exclusive importer of Fermat products in the United States. Purchase of Lucas will allow Fermat to focus on the U.S. market, develop a dealers' network and provide complementary services in training or technology in order to satisfy customers' needs for precise and effective machining."

Lucas, A Fermat Group Company, will remain at the same location in Cleveland, OH.

For more information contact:
Paul Mandelbaum
Lucas, A Fermat Group Company
13020 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44108
216-451-5588
paulm@lucasprecision.com
fermat.sales@lucasprecision.com
www.lucasprecision.com


Petra Mrkvova
Export Department
Fermat Machinery
Prumyslova 11
102 19 Prague 10
Czech Republic
Cell: 011-420-773-690-135
petra.mrkvova
@fermatmachinery.com
www.fermatmachinery.com

Read the full article at http://www.virtualonlineeditions.com/article/Fermat+Acquires+Lucas+Precision/1939002/247591/article.html.

High-Speed VMCs Designed For Increased Production

Chevalier Machinery Inc. offers its new EM series of highspeed VMCs designed to enhance cost savings and increase production capabilities. "The machine is engineered with efficiency to satisfy the need for large quantity machining with limited floor space," said a company spokesperson. The series comes in three models: EM1620L, EM2033L and EM2040L.

Structure

"The major parts of each machine are constructed of highquality Meehanite cast iron, which offers superior stability," said the spokesperson. "The machines' bases are supported by full travel, enabling them to be suitable for high-speed machining." All three axes are built with high-speed linear ways which are designed to provide smooth movement without delay. The series ranges from 16" x 20" to 20" x 40".

Capacity

The series has a table load of up to 1,320 lbs. With an overall table dimension of up to 47" x 20". The travel on the X-, Y- and Z-axes are up to 40" x 20. 8" x 20".

Performance

The series is built to provide fast interpolation and minimize machining time with rapid speed, up to 1,889.7 IPM. "The 20 HP spindle motor handles up to 10,000 RPM, combining an attractive finish surface in high-speed with enough torque in lower RPM," said the spokesperson. "Optional 12,000/15,000 RPM is available. Another benefit is quick pick-up speed, with high-speed rigid tapping." Tool capacity is 24 ATC arm type with a random tool change.

Control

The series features FANUC 0i-MD with a color 8.4" LCD that has a 4-axes, simultaneous contouring, linear-circular- helical interpolation and canned cycles for drilling, tapping and profiling, plus a conversational Manual Guide 0i and more.

Precision

After final assembly, all Chevalier machines are measured and calibrated by state-of-the-art laser calibration and ball-bar test equipment. According to the company, this ensures precise verification and compensation, resulting in increased accuracy and repeatability. "From casting to final assembly, each completed section is thoroughly inspected to give our customers a high level of quality control," said the spokesperson.

For more information contact:
Chevalier Machinery Inc.
9925 Tabor Place
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
562-903-1929
info@chevalierusa.com
www.chevalierusa.com

Read the full article at http://www.virtualonlineeditions.com/article/High-Speed+VMCs+Designed+For+Increased+Production/1939007/247591/article.html.

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,

"The software also offers a unique development in high-performance machining due to a newly developed probe geometry. Tebis Version 3.5 R8 supports all high-speed and high-feed milling cutters with specific geometries and precisely offsets their contours. Right down to residual stock, all areas are precisely calculated and machined which result in higher productivity thanks to maximum machining volumes."

With Version 3.5 R8, Tebis also introduces a new measuring function. Measuring paths can be created with the same methods as toolpaths, using the same automation functions. A measuring probe determines the quality of the manufactured components directly at the machine. Deviations from the target are displayed at the machine controller and can be corrected without delay. Due to another function, a user can import, graphically display and document the measurement result.

Another highlight of the new Tebis Version R8 is milling with 3D radius correction to compensate for tool wear. The deviation from the target can be calculated with the new functions for direct measuring at the machine. Tebis adds additional information to the calculated toolpaths to be evaluated by the machine controllers for radius correction. If the real tools differ from the data in the tool library, the user can enter the correction values directly into the controller.

For more information contact:
Tebis America
400 E. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48083
248-524-0430
www.tebis.com

Read the full article at http://www.virtualonlineeditions.com/article/Messer+Cutting+Systems+Appoints+Icon+Machine+Tool+As+Distributor/1939010/247591/article.html.

Dates Announced For Sigma TEK Academy Productivity Workshop 2015

SigmaTEK Systems, LLC will hold its upcoming SigmaTEK Academy Productivity Workshop May 5-6, 2015, at the company's global headquarters in Cincinnati, OH.

SigmaTEK Academy is held every year during the first week in May and includes sessions and presentations on a variety of fabrication topics. This year's event includes:

• Shop Floor Automation

• CAD Import

• Quoting and Costing

• Advanced NC Programming

• Underutilized Cutting Techniques

• Improved Nesting.

This event features presentations from cutting machine manufacturers discussing the latest from the industry. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with applications engineers to address specific questions. Additionally, nesting software sessions are available for both basic and experienced level programmers.

"Shop floor fabricators, manufacturers, production managers, shop owners and those responsible for improving productivity within their department or organization will benefit from this event," said a spokesperson. "Those interested in attending are encouraged to register quickly as attendance is limited."

For more information contact:
Mallory Beane
SigmaTEK Systems, LLC
1445 Kemper Meadow Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45240-1637
513-338-8129
marketing@sigmanest.com
www.sigmanest.com

Read the full article at http://www.virtualonlineeditions.com/article/Dates+Announced+For+Sigma+TEK+Academy+Productivity+Workshop+2015/1939013/247591/article.html.

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