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M W MW MIDWEST Vol. 11 No. 6 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 Finishing/ Grinding/Abrasives Flap Discs for Grinding All Metals Grinding discs developed for grinding stainless steel, aluminum, titanium and more. See Page 12 June 2017 See Online DIGITAL EDITIONS at www.mfgnewsweb.com Turn-Key, Custom Engineered Workholding Services MC Machinery Systems Completes Move to New Headquarters MC Machinery Systems has offi-cially moved into its new headquarters located at 85 Northwest Point Blvd. in Elk Grove Village, IL. “The new 175,000-square-foot facility honors the history and stability of MC Machinery while supporting the growing future,” said the company spokesperson. “The new facility is a 76 percent increase in square footage from the previous facil-ity located at 1500 Michael Drive in Wood Dale, IL.” Continued on Page 108 Aerospace/Defense Laser-Based Composite Manufacturing Laser projection software simplifies and accelerates manual composite lay-up for a variety of industries. See Page 34 Applying Technology AM enhances part design, increases production efficiency. See Page 56 Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc. provides turn-key, custom engineered workhold-ing services. It also provides design, en-gineering, workholding manufacturing, assembly, testing, inspection, documen-tation, installation and training. Whether a machine shop is experiencing a productivity challenge or a specific machining problem hindering parts manufacturing in their production oper-ation, Kitagawa-NorthTech’s in-house Continued on Page 108 Sodick Breaks Ground on New U.S. Headquarters Sodick Inc. has broken ground on the site of its new 40,000-square-foot headquarters facility. Representatives from the Village of Schaumburg as well as Northern Builders construction joined Sodick staff at the ground break-ing. The new facility is located on a five-acre lot adjacent to I-90, nearby Sodick’s current Schaumburg office. “The new headquarters will double the size of Sodick’s current facilities and will better accommodate Sodick’s in-creased sales volume,” said the com-pany spokesperson. Likewise, the Continued on Page 110 Reduce Manifold Weight with AM Controls Enhanced control series features increased number of paths and axes that can be controlled. See Page 68 AES Event to Focus on Large Scale 3-D Printing Additive Engineering Solutions (AES), located in Akron, OH, will host a free educational seminar fo-cused on large scale 3-D printing and its place in manufacturing. The one-day event will be held on June 23, with separate ses-sions in the morning and then a repeat in the after-noon. Lunch and refresh-ments will be served. “Additive manufactur-ing (AM) and its associated processes are being revolu-tionized,” said a company spokesperson. “This new technology is paving the way for manufacturing methods previously thought to be im-Increased Speed, Precision Allied Machine Purchases Superion Allied Machine & Engineering, a manufacturer of holemaking and finish-ing tooling systems, has announced it purchased Superion, Inc. of Xenia, OH. “Superion built its reputation as a manufacturer of innovative, special solid carbide and PCD tipped rotary cutting tools such as end mills, reamers, drills and step tools,” said a company spokesperson. “They are widely recog-nized as experts in developing cus-tomized solutions in specialty tooling.” “By acquiring Superion, Allied has Continued on Page 110 Plant Maintenance Industrial LED light provides an alternative to gas burning luminaires. See Page 76 High Bay Light practical, if not impossible.” AES will be presenting a working example of the Continued on Page 108 Retrofit/ Remanufacture/Repair Carbide Application Tool Using electronic spark deposition, the process extends the useful life of machinery. 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. MIDWEST MANUFACTURING NEWS P.O. Box 847 Grapevine, Texas 76099-0847 U.S.A. DALLAS, TX PERMIT 4245 See Page 96 Advertiser Index Page 87 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID

Turn-Key, Custom Engineered Workholding Services

Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc. provides turn-key, custom engineered workholding services. It also provides design, engineering, workholding manufacturing, assembly, testing, inspection, documentation, installation and training. Whether a machine shop is experiencing a productivity challenge or a specific machining problem hindering parts manufacturing in their production operation, Kitagawa-NorthTech’s in-house productivity team provides advanced applications engineering assistance and custom engineered workholding systems manufacturing. Kitagawa- NorthTech’s custom engineered workholding services are ideal for a wide range of machining applications for vertical, horizontal and multi-axis prismatic milling and turning, forging and casting applications.

“Kitagawa-NorthTech’s productivity team engineers extensively study application requirements, cutting conditions and workpiece drawings, which includes a review of geometric dimensional tolerance data. This is performed to identify the expectations and specific requirements of the customers’ application. They utilize state-of-theart, 3-D software modeling tools, formulas and customized equipment to help design and engineer custom Workholding solutions quickly, efficiently at the lowest cost possible,” said the company spokesperson.

Kevin Bennett, VP of Sales & Marketing, said, “From eliminating bottle necks in machining operations, to reducing cycle times, scrap problems and/or parts slippage in the chuck, Kitagawa-NorthTech’s Productivity Team engineers have the expertise, skill set and knowledge-base to solve almost any prismatic and turning workholding problem. We deliver the best custom workholding solution available for customers.”

“Kitagawa -North Techunder rstands custom engineered workholding needs to work flawlessly and consistently on every production run. We want this to be a painless process for customers,” said the spokesperson. “Our comprehensive testing and inspection process will guarantee that outcome. Once an engineered workholding design is manufactured, the Kitagawa-NorthTech productivity team conducts a series of inspection processes and rigorous tests to ensure the new engineered solution performs exactly as stated and specified. This process includes a battery of tests which includes inspection of every component of the system, dry fitting components for proper assembly, and run outs and repeatability values testing of the workholding system.

“Throughout the entire testing and inspection process, we document all testing and inspection efforts and record the results as an added quality control measure to guarantee machining success. This provides important data and references points for the customer’s own in-house testing. Finally, Kitagawa-NorthTech also offers installation and training services if required by the customer.”

For more information contact:
Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc.
301 E. Commerce Dr.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
800-222-4138 / 847-310-8787
info@kitagawa.com
www.kitagawa.com

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AES Event To Focus On Large Scale 3-D Printing

Additive Engineering Solutions (AES), located in Akron, OH, will host a free educational seminar focused on large scale 3-D printing and its place in manufacturing. The oneday event will be held on June 23, with separate sessions in the morning and then a repeat in the afternoon. Lunch and refreshments will be served.

“Additive manufacturing (AM) and its associated processes are being revolutionized,” said a company spokesperson. “This new technology is paving the way for manufacturing methods previously thought to be impractical, if not impossible.” AES will be presenting a working example of the process utilizing multiple solutions from companies such as Cincinnati Incorporated BAAM (Big Area Additive Manufacturing) 3-D printing technology, Fagor Automation CNC systems and Quintax 5-axis CNC routers.

Speakers will share their insights on the latest CNC and 3-D printing technology. Speakers and topics include:

• Austin Schmidt, President, AES—The purpose of forming AES, the company and its current and future capability in 3-D printing

• Rick Neff, Additive Manufacturing Product and Sales Manager, Cincinnati Incorporated—Question Everything, BAAM Technology and the Future of 3- D Printing; Cincinnati Incorporated’s approach to the AM market and associated technology

• Jan Olinger, National Sales Manager, Quintax Machining Centers—The evolution of Quintax and the 5-axis capabilities utilizing the Fagor 8065 CNC system as provided to AES for finishing printed parts

• Art Gugulski, Sales Manager, Fagor Automation Corporation—The latest technology in CNC control systems.

“AES is proud to be the world’s first contract manufacturer to offer large scale 3-D printing services utilizing Cincinnati Incorporated BAAM technology,” said a company spokesperson. According to the company, 3-D printing capabilities include:

• Faster production: Up to 80 lbs. of material deposited per hour vs. 1/2 lb. per hour

• Printing scale: 12’ x 5.5’ x 6’ is 21 times larger than the next largest printer

• Open source: Capable of using thousands of polymers for printing.

After printing, AES’ printed parts are moved to a Quintax 5-axis CNC router equipped with a high-speed Fagor 8065 CNC control system for accurate part finishing. The industries that AES will serve with this technology include aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, marine and prototype tools and molds and parts production. AES services include design engineering, materials development, printing and machining along with coating and finishing.

For more information on how to register for this event, contact Dan Chovan at 800-423-2467 ext. 450 or dchovan@fagor-automation.com

For more information contact:
Additive Engineering Solutions
990 Evans Ave
Akron, OH 44305
800-210-9801
sales@additiveeng.com
www.additiveeng.com

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MC Machinery Systems Completes Move To New Headquarters

MC Machinery Systems has officially moved into its new headquarters located at 85 Northwest Point Blvd. in Elk Grove Village, IL. “The new 175,000-square-foot facility honors the history and stability of MC Machinery while supporting the growing future,” said the company spokesperson. “The new facility is a 76 percent increase in square footage from the previous facility located at 1500 Michael Drive in Wood Dale, IL.”

“When deciding on a location for our new facility, we wanted to stay close to Chicago’s interstate 90 due to the numerous partners in the area as well as the proximity to O’Hare International Airport,” said Patrick Simon, Senior Marketing and Corporate Planning Manager, MC Machinery. “But our main concern was our employees and customers. We wanted to provide them a new state-of-the-art place to come to work everyday with updated technological resources that enable us to better serve our customers.”

Key features of the new facility :

• A 50,000 sq. ft. showroom displaying MC Machinery’s wide range of advanced manufacturing solutions including Mitsubishi EDM and laser, milling and turning, press brake and more.

• A machine refurbishment area dedicated to reconditioning pre-owned machines (known as the Encore program) leading to quicker turnaround and more availability.

• State-of-the-art laboratory and clean room to accommodate PC board repairs.

• Technologically advanced call center allowing customer service representatives to diagnose machine issues quickly and connect customers with the right applications manager.

• The MC Remote 360 Central Station. A highly technical and visible area where MC Machinery’s remote monitoring software is used to diagnose disruptions to customer ’s operations before they happen.

• Modern employee cafeteria with healthy food options.

Opus Design Build, L.L.C. is the design-builder, Opus AE Group, L.L.C. is the structural engineer of record and Heitman Architects is the architect of record and design architect.

“We were thrilled to see MC Machinery’s new home come to life and congratulate them on the official movein to their new headquarters,” said Craig Kenmotsu, Senior Project Manager, Opus Design Build, L.L.C. “We are seeing a high demand for flexible office spaces that serve multiple uses and this project is a great example of that as it will allow MC Machinery to continue expanding their capabilities and serve their varied facility needs for years to come.”

For more information contact:
MC Machinery Systems, Inc.
85 Northwest Point Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
630-616-5920
sales@mcmachinery.com
www.mcmachinery.com

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Sodick Breaks Ground On New U.S. Headquarters

Sodick Inc. has broken ground on the site of its new 40,000-square-foot headquarters facility. Representatives from the Village of Schaumburg as well as Northern Builders construction joined Sodick staff at the ground breaking. The new facility is located on a five-acre lot adjacent to I-90, nearby Sodick’s current Schaumburg office. “The new headquarters will double the size of Sodick’s current facilities and will better accommodate Sodick’s increased sales volume,” said the company spokesperson. Likewise, the facility will feature an expanded showroom, engineering bay, as well as a dedicated additive manufacturing technology center to house Sodick’s OPM line of metal 3-D printers.

For more information contact:
Sodick Inc.
1605 N. Penny Lane
Schaumburg, IL 60193
847-310-9000
www.sodick.com

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Allied Machine Purchases Superion

Allied Machine & Engineering, a manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems, has announced it purchased Superion, Inc. of Xenia, OH.

“Superion built its reputation as a manufacturer of innovative, special solid carbide and PCD tipped rotary cutting tools such as end mills, reamers, drills and step tools,” said a company spokesperson. “They are widely recognized as experts in developing customized solutions in specialty tooling.”

“By acquiring Superion, Allied has added a wealth of over 50 years of experience in special tool manufacturing. Its highly-skilled associates operate CNC equipment and utilize sophisticated quality control systems to ensure the highest standards of quality,” said Bill Stokey President/CEO of Allied Machine & Engineering. “Its product expertise will provide tremendous opportunities for the growth of Allied products.”

Customer sales and support will continue to be provided by both Allied and Superion, reflecting the strong relationships established by both companies.

“I look forward to this new relationship with Allied and all of the additional resources that come with it,” adds Al Choiniere, President of Superion, Inc. “Our combined skill sets will enable Superion to carry on and expand our long-standing tradition of innovation in the holemaking sector.”

For more information contact:
Allied Machine & Engineering Corp.
120 Deeds Drive
Dover, OH 44622
330-343-4283
www.alliedmachine.com

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