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M ANUFACTURING N EWS WEST Vol. 6 No. 9 September 2017 Serving Since 2012 Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington & Wyoming Feature Editorial Energy Manufacturing Turbomachinery Solution A new software platform provides a streamlined approach to turbomachinery design, development and manufacturing. See Page 10 See Online DIGITAL EDITIONS at www.mfgnewsweb.com T-Bed Horizontal Boring Mills with Feedout Tools U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Continue to Gain Strength The U.S. Manufacturing Technol-o g y O rd e r s re p o r t f o r M a y 2 0 1 7 showed gains for the month and year over year, according to AMT – The As-sociation For Manufacturing Technol-ogy. May orders were up 3.1% over April, and 21.8% over May 2016. Automotive customers made some significant orders in the month, and continued investment from machine shops indicates that manufacturers are seeking additional capacity. The gains in manufacturing technology orders Continued on Page 76 Quality Control & Measurement Monitoring Surface Cleanliness A non-destructive surface analyzer measures the top 2-3 molecular layers. See Page 24 The Giddings & Lewis T-bed hori-zontal boring mill, introduced at IMTS 2016, is now available with a range of contouring heads and programmable boring bars also known as feedout tools. Feedout tools add an extra level of machining versatility to live spindle horizontal boring mills. Providing a programmable axis capable of turning Continued on Page 22 Nasmyth Group Opens New Metal Treatments Facility Nasmyth Group has opened a new metal surface treatments facility in the Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) in Valencia, CA, expanding Nasmyth TMF’s foot-print and ability to deliver services to aerospace and defense clients in the U.S. The NADCAP certified processing line will be able to operate 24/7, pro-viding Type II Sulfuric Anodizing, Type III Hard Anodizing, Passivation and Chemical Film Conversion. A new 4 million pound production line will be Continued on Page 77 Applying Technology Lightweight, flexible finishing products keep Royal Engineering productive. See Page 40 Greater Tool Flexibility Results in Improved Workflow Doosan Machine Tools America Partners with 5ME Cryogenics 5ME and Doosan Machine Tools Amer-ica have joined forces to showcase the ad-vantages of cryogenic machining, including faster processing, longer tool life, in-creased part quality and lower environ-mental impact. “Cryo-genic machining is particularly suited to the processing of tough materials like ti-tanium, diesel and compacted graphite irons, hardened/stainless/alloy steels and ceramic matrix composites”, said Mike Judge, Executive Vice President of Welding CMT Upgrade Production of Security Chips in NXP’s U.S. Manufacturing Facilities 5ME. “As a result of this strategic al-liance agreement with Doosan, 5ME’s Cryogenic Machining Technology is Continued on Page 76 NXP Semiconductors N.V. has an-nounced a $22 million dollar program that expands its operations in the U.S., enabling the company’s U.S. facilities to manufacture security chips for gov-ernment applications that can support U.S. national and homeland security programs. “Upon completion of the ex-pansion project, NXP facilities in Austin and Chandler will be certified Continued on Page 76 Robotics power source can now be equipped with Cold Metal Transfer welding process. See Page 46 Workholding Adapters Provide Workholding Flexibility New adapters provide the ability to change between various collet systems in a single set-up. See Page 62 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 Advertiser Index Page 55 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID

T-Bed Horizontal Boring Mills With Feedout Tools

The Giddings & Lewis T-bed horizontal boring mill, introduced at IMTS 2016, is now available with a range of contouring heads and programmable boring bars also known as feedout tools. Feedout tools add an extra level of machining versatility to live spindle horizontal boring mills. Providing a programmable axis capable of turning and complex machining operations, contouring heads and programmable boring bars improve quality and decrease cycle time and manufacturing costs by reducing the number of tools and set-ups required.

Because they are a programmable axis, feedout tools are able to machine part features of varying sizes with a single tool. The live spindle Zaxis motion moves the attachment cross slide providing radial feed to the tool. Bores, tapers, grooves, chamfers, phonographic finishes and recesses of differing sizes are just some of the operations possible with a single tool. Giddings & Lewis T-bed boring mills are available with contouring heads able to produce bores from 0 to 1,250 mm (0 to 49.2”) in diameter. The cutting range of the programmable boring bars is 150 to 580 mm (5.9” to 22.8”) depending on the bar size. The ability to do turning operations without the need to move the part to a lathe improves part quality by reducing the potential for errors.

The U.S.-built Giddings & Lewis T-bed boring mill, with rigid cast iron construction and extreme accuracy, was designed and priced with job shops in mind. Engineered for flat-floor installation, small footprint and low ceiling clearance, the boring mill is configured with a 10,000-kg capacity (22,000 lbs) 1,250 x 1,400 mm (49.2” x 55.1”) contouring rotary table. The 130 or 155 mm (5.1” or 6.1”) gear-driven spindles are available with drives up to 45 kW (60 HP) and 3,380 Nm (2,493ft-lbs)of torque.

For more information contact:
Fives Giddings & Lewis, LLC
A subsidiary of
Fives Machining Systems, Inc.
142 Doty Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
920-921-9400
www.fivesgroup.com

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U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Continue To Gain Strength

The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report for May 2017 showed gains for the month and year over year, according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. May orders were up 3.1% over April, and 21.8% over May 2016.

Automotive customers made some significant orders in the month, and continued investment from machine shops indicates that manufacturers are seeking additional capacity. The gains in manufacturing technology orders are in line with other positive economic indicators for the manufacturing industry: industrial production, rising exports, continued industry expansion as indicated by the PMI and strong consumer sentiment.

“As we have now seen year-overyear growth for four consecutive months, and with that growth acceleration, all signs indicate a continued trend of strength for the manufacturing technology industry,” said AMT Vice President – Strategic Analytics Pat McGibbon. “With activity growing in many geographic regions and continued strengthening in key industries like job shops, auto and aerospace, all of this suggests the market will continue to grow and stay strong for the coming months.”

Orders for May 2017 totaled $351.85 million, compared to $341.33 million in April and $288.93 million in May 2016. Year to date, orders are valued at $1,667.18 million, compared to $1,552.37 million for the same point in 2016. USMTO is a reliable economic indicator as manufacturing companies invest in capital metalworking equipment to increase capacity and improve productivity.

The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) Report

These numbers and all data in this report are based on the totals of actual data reported by companies participating in the USMTO program. This report, compiled by The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT), provides regional and national U.S. orders data of domestic and imported machine tools and related equipment. Analysis of manufacturing technology orders provides a reliable leading economic indicator as manufacturing industries invest in capital metalworking equipment to increase capacity and improve productivity.

For more information contact:
AMT
7901 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 900
McLean, VA 22102
703-893-2900
amt@amtonline.org
www.amtonline.org

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Doosan Machine Tools America Partners With 5ME Cryogenics

5ME and Doosan Machine Tools America have joined forces to showcase the advantages of cryogenic machining, including faster processing, longer tool life,increased part quality and lower environmental impact. “Cryogenic machining is particularly suited to the processing of tough materials like titanium, diesel and compacted graphite irons, hardened/stainless/alloy steels and ceramic matrix composites”, said Mike Judge, Executive Vice President of 5ME. “As a result of this strategic alliance agreement with Doosan, 5ME’s Cryogenic Machining Technology is now offered as an option across a variety of Doosan Machine Tool platforms, allowing manufacturers to address realworld production challenges.”

“5ME’s unique, multi-patented cryogenic machining process is a breakthrough technology that enables higher metal removal rates and longer tool life by delivering liquid nitrogen at -321 °F through the spindle/turret, cutter body, cutting tool and directly to the cutting edge,” said a company spokesperson. This environmentally friendly machining technology increases throughput, part quality, tool life and profitability while eliminating cutting fluids and reducing energy consumption.

In Q4 2017, Doosan will sponsor an Open House at 5ME’s Cryogenic Machining Technology Center in Warren, MI, during which a NHP6300 4-Axis HMC equipped with 5ME Cryogenics will be cutting a variety of tough-to-machine materials commonly used throughout the aerospace & defense, auto/truck, construction/agriculture/mining, die mold and energy industries. “This partnership gives us the opportunity to show the productivity-boosting, quality-enhancing, energy-saving attributes of 5ME’s Cryogenic Machining Technology and assist manufacturers in their quest to process the materials of tomorrow with technology that is available today,” said Henry Kim, Director – Doosan Machine Tools America Product Engineering.

For more information contact:
5ME
4270 Ivy Pointe Blvd.
Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH 45245
513-719-1600
www.5me.com

Rosemary Carvalho, Marketing
Doosan Machine Tools America Corp.
19A Chapin Road
Pine Brook, NJ 07058
973-618-2500
rosemary.carvalho@doosanmt.com
www.doosanmachinetools.com

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Nasmyth Group Opens New Metal Treatments Facility

Nasmyth Group has opened a new metal surface treatments facility in the Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) in Valencia, CA, expanding Nasmyth TMF’s footprint and ability to deliver services to aerospace and defense clients in the U.S.

The NADCAP certified processing line will be able to operate 24/7, providing Type II Sulfuric Anodizing, Type III Hard Anodizing, Passivation and Chemical Film Conversion. A new 4 million pound production line will be installed and a full non-destructive test department and laboratory will complete the surface finishing operations.

Nasmyth Group will be providing these services in the SVC, which is a fast-growing hub for advanced manufacturing, aerospace and defense and home to the Aerospace and Defense Coalition, comprising 80 SCV companies.

“California has an established cluster of global aerospace and defense companies requiring world class finishing treatments,” said a company spokesperson. Surface finishing is a time critical process, which must be applied to a component within a defined period after manufacture. Due to its location and 24/7 operations, Nasmyth Group will be able to deliver essential processes,such as Boric Sulfuric Anodizing for Boeing and Tartaric Sulfuric Anodizing, primarily for Airbus, to demanding production schedules.

The new facility, covering 18,000 sq. ft., will expand and complement Nasmyth Group’s existing metal treatment facility in Burbank, 25 miles away. Nasmyth Group’s U.S. headquarters will also relocate to this new facility to support business in North West America.

Peter Smith, CEO of Nasmyth Group, said, “Opening a new facility in the Santa Clarity Valley is a great opportunity for Nasmyth Group as well as for the customers. We will be able to deliver finishing services to the very best standards with all the certifications required by our customers.

For more information contact:
Nasmyth TMF Inc.
3405 W. Pacific Ave
Burbank, CA 91505
818-954-9504
enquiries@nasmythtmf.com
www.nasmythgroup.com

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Production Of Security Chips In NXP’S U.S. Manufacturing Facilities

NXP Semiconductors N.V. has announced a $22 million dollar program that expands its operations in the U.S., enabling the company’s U.S. facilities to manufacture security chips for government applications that can support U.S. national and homeland security programs. “Upon completion of the expansion project, NXP facilities in Austin and Chandler will be certified to manufacture finished products that exceed the highest domestic and international security and quality standards,” said an NXP spokesperson.

“This initiative advances NXP’s long-term commitment to developing secure ID solutions for federal, state and local government programs in the U.S. and demonstrates our deep dedication to serving the American market,” said Ruediger Stroh, Executive VP of Security and Connectivity at NXP. “The expansion program further positions NXP to deliver solutions for the IoT, connected devices and many other fast-growing applications in the U.S. as we continue to be a major contributor to the country’s global leadership in the semiconductor industry.”

“NXP’s technology is included in core components that power secure government-issued ID documents in more than 120 countries, and is used by 95 countries worldwide to secure electronic passport programs,” said the spokesperson.

Steve Adler, Austin Mayor, said, “We are excited to see NXP investing in Austin and in the cyber security of our country. We trust this initiative will also secure thousands of jobs and further foster the growth of Austin as a major technology hub.”

NXP R&D manufacturing facilities in San Jose, Austin and Chandler have also undergone a thorough security cite certification process to produce Common Criteria EAL6+ SmartMX microcontroller family products. Common Criteria is an international set of guidelines and specifications developed for evaluating information security products to ensure they meet a rigorous security standard for government deployments.

For more information contact:
NXP Americas
408-802-0602
www.nxp.com

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