West Manufacturing News March 2017 : Page 1

M ANUFACTURING N EWS WEST Vol. 6 No. 3 March 2017 Serving Since 2012 Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington & Wyoming Feature Editorial Quality Control & Measurement Full Measurement Automation and Integration See Online DIGITAL EDITIONS at www.mfgnewsweb.com 3-D Printing Metal Parts Quickly and Flexibly o pm ents in laser metal deposition (LMD), a tec hnology TRUMPF es-tablished fif-te e n ye a r s ago, TRUMPF of fers cus-tomers the complete package – the laser beam sour ce, ma-chine, pow-der, services and applica-tion consult-ing. TRUMPF has expanded its tech-nology and product range in additive manufacturing. With the new TruPrint 1000, the company’s latest solution in laser metal fusion (LMF), and devel-TruPrint: 3-D Printer with New LMF Technology The new TruPrint 1000 uses a laser and metallic powder to build any de-sired component, based on data Continued on Page 35 Mazak to Host San Francisco Event for Silicon Valley Shops Mazak will host a special Discover More with Mazak Technology and Learning event at its San Francisco facil-ity in Milpitas, CA, March 15 -16 from 10 AM -4 PM. The event will center on the particular needs of Silicon Valley shops as well as those of the local area manufacturing community in general. At the event, Mazak will showcase both machine tool and support tech-nology solutions that are designed to allow those shops to overcome their Continued on Page 66 Alicona is expanding its range of production-integrated measurement solutions. See Page 10 Additive Manufacturing 3-D Printing Technology Uses Traditional Manufacturing Materials Programmable Tooling is a hybrid process designed for low volume production. See Page 24 New Gosiger West Headquarters Provides Expanded Services Manufacturing technology provider Gosiger, Inc. has moved its West Coast headquarters from Fuller-ton, CA, to a new location in Cypress, CA. The new facility is approximately twice the size of the previous space to better serve customers and features an expanded showroom, training area and replacement parts inventory. According to Brad Gecowets, Gosiger’s Executive Director for West Coast Operations, “With our growing service and support staff along with Continued on Page 66 Applying Technology Verifying Dimensional Accuracy of Complex Components Highly complex quick-couplers require tight tolerances. See Page 36 High Precision Jig Grinding Machines Supertec has introduced three sizes of jig grinders covering a full range of capabilities. Models offered include the JG-510M (20” x 12” x 4” x 13” XYZW), the JG-1270CM (47” x 27” x 4” x 16”) and the JG-1010G (39” x 39” x 10” x 16”) double column style. The JG-510CM model has an X-and Y-axis positioning accuracy of ±0.000060” and a planetary grinding roundness of ≤.00004”. The Z-axis is driven by a high-speed linear motor for faster Education/Training Enhanced GibbsCAM 2016 Education Editions GibbsCAM 2016 Classroom and Student Editions now have free access to GibbsCAM VoluMill. Shop Floor Interface for Multi-DNC Software and Operator Feedback Continued on Page 66 Spectrum CNC Technologies has announced the release of SmartTouch. The intelligent interface is designed to provide machine operators with easy touchscreen access to Multi-DNC files and serves as a feedback loop for job status information. Operators can re-port parts count, downtime reasons and more. Customizable one-touch buttons make feedback fast and easy. Continued on Page 66 See Page 42 Material Handling Vision System Improves Bin Picking Triangulation method improves resolution. See Page 54 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 49 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID

3-D Printing Metal Parts Quickly And Flexibly

TRUMPF has expanded its technology and product range in additive manufacturing. With the new TruPrint 1000, the company’s latest solution in laser metal fusion (LMF), and development sinlasermetal
depostion( LMD) , a technology TRUMPF established fifteeny ears ago, TRUMPF offers cus-tomers the complete package – the laser beam source , machine , powder, services and applica-tion consulting.

TruPrint: 3-D Printer with New LMF Technology

The new TruPrint 1000 uses a laser and metallic powder to build any desired component , based on data supplied directly by a CAD program. LMF systems create the component, layer by layer, from metal powders with grain sizes as small as 20 micron. This technology is suited for parts that are complex in their geometry, such as those with internal channels and hollow spaces and for manufacturing individual parts or short production runs. The compact model is designed for job shops, medical or dental customers or for R&D environments. It can generate parts that are a maximum of 100 mm in diameter and 100 mm in height. The user interface with touchscreen control steps the operator intuitively through the individual phases of the process. All the components, including the laser, optics, process enclosure, filter unit and control cabinet, are integrated into the compact housing of the TruPrint 1000.

The supply cylinder, construction chamber and the overflow receiver are all aligned inside the enclosure. The supply cylinder contains the stainless steel, aluminum or any weldable material in powdered form. During the build, a layer of metal powder is applied to a substrate plate and then a 200W laser is used to fuse the cross section of the geometry to the plate. After the exposure the plate is lowered and the next layer of powder is applied. This procedure is repeated until the part is finished. The entire process takes place inside the enclosure, blanketed by protective gas, and at an oxygen content of 0.1 percent for maximum part quality.

A New LMD Package: Applying Great Volumes at High Deposition Rates

TRUMPF has also continued to optimize its LMD technology. This solution is suited for adding volume and structures/ features to existing parts. In LMD systems, the laser forms a melt pool on the surface of a component and fuses the powder – applied simultaneously and coaxially – to create the desired shape. Applying multiple layers enables the user to expand the form in any direction. With the ability to add material at rates as great as 500 cubic centimeters per hour, this process can be more economical than conventional manufacture. In addition, complex structures can be added to existing parts allowing for the design of communized base structures that have features and strength added where needed. Based on the specifics of the application, fabricators can choose either the large TruLaser Cell 7040 or the more compact TruLaser Cell 3000 with the new LMD package.

For more information contact:
TRUMPF Inc.
Farmington Industrial Park
111 Hyde Rd.
Farmington, CT 06032
860-255-6000
info@us.trumpf.com
www.us.trumpf.com

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Mazak to Host San Francisco Event For Silicon Valley Shops

Mazak will host a special Discover More with Mazak Technology and Learning event at its San Francisco facility in Milpitas, CA, March 15 - 16 from 10 AM - 4 PM. The event will center on the particular needs of Silicon Valley shops as well as those of the local area manufacturing community in general.

At the event, Mazak will showcase both machine tool and support technology solutions that are designed to allow those shops to overcome their specific manufacturing challenges, many of which stem from the ever tightening delivery times for short-run, high-precision complex parts that require multiple cutting operations and high-speed machining in automated cells to continuously boost output.

Discover More with Mazak San Francisco attendees will experience the highspeed machining capability of Mazak’s HCN-4000 Horizontal Machining Center; the DONE IN ONE production benefits of its INTEGREX i-200S Multi-Tasking Machine and QUICK TURN 250MSY Turning Center; the small footprint of the QUICK TURN PRIMOS 100 Turning Machine; and the cyber security of the Mazak SmartBox for connecting equipment to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

With a direct-drive rotary table design, the Mazak HCN-4000 has fewer moving parts, which boosts positioning accuracy and speeds indexing time to help shorten overall part cycle times “The machine’s MAZATROL SmoothG control makes it easy to generate programs for processing extremely complex parts,” said a company spokesperson.

For efficient processing of mid-size complex components, Mazak will demonstrate the INTEGREX i-200S with MAZATROL SmoothX control. In addition to a milling spindle that delivers the power of a vertical machining center spindle, the twin turning spindles on the INTEGREX i-200S feature speeds of 5,000 RPM and Caxis turning control. Both have a bore capacity measuring 3” (76 mm) in diameter.

Mazak’s QUICK TURN 250MSY with multitasking functionality features two turning spindles, a 10,000 RPM rotary tool milling spindle and Y-axis capabilities for single set-up DONE IN ONE precision part processing operations. The machine’s 12-position, directdrive turret eliminates the use of belts for improved part surface finishes and reduced maintenance. It accepts both VDI and bolt-on tooling.

Discover More With Mazak San Francisco will also spotlight the small and fast QUICK TURN PRIMOS 100 with gantry loader for the automated production of simple workpieces. “The 2- axis turning center brings significant cost savings to job shops looking to boost their output - and does so within only 55 inches x 49 inches of required shop floor space,” said the spokesperson. “With high-speed, high-accuracy and hightorque performance, the machine brings unsurpassed part processing value to shops in a variety of industry segments. In addition to its production benefits, this light-duty machine is ideal for training purposes at vocational high schools, technical colleges and other workforce development facilities.”

On the digital manufacturing technology side, Mazak will highlight machine production data collection via its Mazak SmartBox. As a launch platform for easy and secure entrance into the IioT, it is a scalable end-to-end solution that connects manufacturing equipment, including machines, software and other devices to a factory’s network and allows the free flow of information to management systems via the industry standard communication protocol MTConnect.

Using the Mazak iSMART Factory as an example, event presenters will discuss the productivity and quality advantages of intelligence-based business models built around embedded connectivity, big data, advanced analytics and cyber security protection.

Mazak’s Value Inspired Partners (VIPs) ESPRIT CAM by DP Technology and Sandvik Coromant will also be on hand to discuss the latest advances in automated part programming and toolholding technologies.

Each day of the event, Mazak will provide lunch as well as soft drinks and snacks. Participants should register online at www.mazakusa.com.

For more information contact:
David Lindenmuth
Mazak San Francisco Sales and
Technical Center
1497 N. Milpitas Blvd.
Milpitas, CA 95035
408-941-2240
dlindenmuth@mazakcorp.com
www.mazakusa.com

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High Precision Jig Grinding Machines

Supertec has introduced three sizes of jig grinders covering a full range of capabilities. Models offered include the JG-510M (20” x 12” x 4” x 13” XYZW), the JG-1270CM (47” x 27” x 4” x 16”) and the JG-1010G (39” x 39” x 10” x 16”) double column style.

The JG-510CM model has an X- and Y-axis positioning accuracy of ±0.000060” and aplanetary grinding roundness of =.00004”. The Z-axis is driven by a high-speed linear motor for faster acceleration and greater repeatability.

All models utilize a FANUC 31i-B control for 4-axis simultaneous movement with 12 grinding modes, including user-friendly automatic pecking macros.

A KSK brand German-made hydrostatic spindle with up to 60,000 RPM is used for greater accuracy and reliability. Air spindles for speeds up to 150,000 RPM are available based on application.

For more information contact:
Supertec Machinery Inc.
6435 Alondra Blvd.
Paramount, CA 90723
562-220-1675
info@supertecusa.com
www.supertecusa.com

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New Gosiger West Headquarters Provides Expanded Services

Manufacturing technology provider Gosiger, Inc. has moved its West Coast headquarters from Fullerton, CA, to a new location in Cypress, CA. The new facility is approximately twice the size of the previous space to better serve customers and features an expanded showroom, training area and replacement parts inventory.

According to Brad Gecowets , Gosiger’s Executive Director for West Coast Operations, “With our growing service and support staff along with increasing customer demands for demonstrations, applications assistance and equipment training, we simply outgrew our former facility. At the same time, we wanted a more accessible location and one that enables us to better serve our customers today and into the future.”

Located in the former Sandvik Coromant building at 6400 Gateway Drive, Cypress, CA 90630, the new 17,500 sq. ft. Gosiger facility includes a four times larger product showroom to accommodate more and bigger equipment. The training space is also four times larger to provide more customer education classes and special events. Another plus is an expanded spare parts inventory utilizing an automatic retrieval system for faster customer deliveries.

For more information contact:
Gosiger, Inc.
West Coast Headquarters
6400 Gateway Drive
Cypress, CA 90630
714-446-7770
www.gosiger.com

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Shop Floor Interface For Multi-DNC Software And Operator Feedback

Spectrum CNC Technologies has announced the release of SmartTouch. The intelligent interface is designed to provide machine operators with easy touchscreen access to Multi-DNC files and serves as a feedback loop for job status information. Operators can report parts count, downtime reasons and more. Customizable one-touch buttons make feedback fast and easy.

SmartTouch supports both Multi- DNC and machine monitoring applications on the shop floor. SmartTouch can be configured to support individual job status feedback from operators as well as electronic parts count. All shop floor DNC files and functions, as well as customized monitoring feedback, are accessed through SmartTouch.

SmartTouch serves as a shop floor interface for Multi-DNC software, providing machine communications and control. Multi-DNC software, coupled with communication hardware, networks CNC machines and robots. It supports CNC communications for uploading, downloading and dripfeeding. Multi- DNC manages CNC programs, offsets and parameters and can automatically capture probe data. The software includes a secure edit function, backplotter and file compare feature.

SmartTouch serves as an operator feedback interface for Multi-MDC Machine Monitoring, a browser based realtime machine monitoring system that automatically collects machine output data to an MS-SQL database. Real-time dashboards and production reports display shop floor manufacturing data, including OEE, cycle, alarm, spindle, tool usage, idle, set-up, teardown, machine downtime and more. SmartTouch provides one-touch “reasons” feedback for associated machine status reporting. Reasons feedback buttons can be customized to individual shop processes.

Features include:

• Monitor: Cycle, spindle, waiting, idle, alarm and parts count

• Graphical Production Dashboard: tells the operator what the machines are doing, right now. Users can customize their production dashboard views with up to 76 different items, such as part name, CNC operator, cycle, alarm, parts count and OEE.

• History Reports: Track OEE, machine utilization, cycle time vs. downtime, parts count, tool history and more

• Production Details Report: Displays machine and spindle utilization, cycle time vs. downtime, per cycle detail, parts count and downtime reasons

• Andon Dashboard: Shows real-time machine status

• Parts Count – Stay on Target: Receive real-time alerts if a machine or work cell is above or below its projected parts count

• Escalating Alerts: Email or text alerts are automatically sent based on user defined parameters. For example, if a machine is not in cycle for X minutes that could trigger an alert. If the same machine is still not in cycle after an additional X minutes, subsequent alerts can be sent.

• Production Summary Report: Shows times for cycle, spindle, idle, alarms and parts count, plus OEE

• Alarm History: Shows how many alarms have occurred, when and the total time lost in alarm

• Tool History: Reports on tool usage per part.

SmartTouch, Multi-DNC software and the Multi-MDC Machine Monitoring application are all connected to the shop floor via a wireless and wired network made possible by WiBox communication hardware. Wi-Box provides shop owners the flexibility to easily network all of their machines, add or remove machines or reconfigure their shop floor without the need to run cable.

For more information contact:
Spectrum CNC Technologies
130 Industrial Way, Unit A
Corona, CA 92882
877-882-6362 / 951-549-0755
sales@multi-dnc.com
www.multi-dnc.com

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