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S W SW SOUTHWEST M ANUFACTURING N EWS Serving Since 1965 Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana & New Mexico 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 Vol. 52 No. 6 June 2017 See Online DIGITAL EDITIONS at www.mfgnewsweb.com lathes, mills, turn-ing centers, multi-axis machining centers and multi-tasking machines, directly from SOLIDWORKS CAD models. GibbsCAM 2016 is certified for SOLIDWORKS 2017 as part of the SOLIDWORKS Partner Product Program, under GibbsCAM 2016 reads native format which GibbsCAM SOLIDWORKS 2017 part models and assemblies. has been a Certified 3D Systems has announced that its CAM Product for many years. DS suite of GibbsCAM 2016 software for SolidWorks created the CAM certifica-programming CNC machine tools has tion to identify best-in-class CAM so-been certified by DS SolidWorks for its lutions with enhanced interoperability, SOLIDWORKS 2017 mechanical CAD assuring users that their solution can software. This certification assures that read the native SOLIDWORKS file for-engineers and CNC programmers can mat. GibbsCAM 2016 is immediately use GibbsCAM 2016 to program sim-Continued on Page 110 GibbsCAM 2016 Certified for SOLIDWORKS Manufacturing ple and complex Technology Orders parts for machining on all kinds of CNC Make a Jump in March Manufacturing technology orders continued to make gains in March, ac-cording to the latest U.S. Manufactur-ing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For Manufac-turing Technology. Orders were up 34.8 percent compared to February, and up 3.3 percent compared to March 2016. “An increase for the month was ex-pected, since it marked the end of the fiscal year for many companies, but it is encouraging to see the last two Continued on Page 109 Aerospace/Defense Laser-Based Composite Manufacturing Laser projection software simplifies and accelerates manual composite lay-up for a variety of industries. See Page 36 Stratasys Unveils Project with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Stratasys Ltd., a 3-D printing and additive manufacturing (AM) solu-tions company, is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to launch one of the first collaborative 3-D printing hospital networks in the na-tion. This effort is the cornerstone of Stratasys’ Corporate Social Responsi-bility (CSR) program. The agreement with the Depart-ment of Veterans Affairs Center for Continued on Page 110 Applying Technology AM enhances part design, increases production efficiency. See Page 56 Reduce Manifold Weight with AM Cylinder Hone Updated with Siemens Control, Safety-Integrated Drives Sunnen’s new SV-15 honing machine, successor to the Cylin-der King machine, has been up-dated with a new 9” Siemens touchscreen PLC to provide more features, convenience, pre-cision and consistency. The multi-lingual control provides a real-time display of the bore shape, allowing the op-erator to confirm bore straight-ness and make on-the-fly adjustments to correct taper or simply confirm the action of the auto-dwell feature that efficiently concentrates honing action in tight spots. “The control auto-matically switches from rough-ing cycle to finishing cycle for Continued on Page 110 Controls Enhanced control series features increased number of paths and axes that can be controlled. See Page 72 Increased Speed, Precision Hyundai Motor Group Investing in the USA The Hyundai Motor Group will in-vest $3.1 billion into its USA manufac-turing operations over the next five years. This investment means more U.S. jobs and an increase in Hyundai automotive cars and component pro-duction. Hyundai currently has major automotive plants in Montgomery, AL, and West Point, GA, with a Hyundai WIA R&D Center in Farmington Hills, MI, and Hyundai WIA Machine Tool headquarters in Itasca, IL. Hyundai WIA and Hyundai WIA Machine Tool are both divisions within the Hyundai Motor Group. Continued on Page 109 Plant Maintenance Industrial LED light provides an alternative to gas burning luminaires. See Page 80 High Bay Light 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: firstname.lastname@example.org • www.mfgnewsweb.com CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED Gross Publications, Inc. SOUTHWEST MANUFACTURING NEWS P.O. Box 847 Grapevine, Texas 76099-0847 U.S.A. DALLAS, TX PERMIT 4245 See Page 96 Advertiser Index Page 91 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID
GibbsCAM 2016 Certified For SOLIDWORKS
3D Systems has announced that its suite of GibbsCAM 2016 software for programming CNC machine tools has been certified by DS SolidWorks for its SOLIDWORKS 2017 mechanical CAD software. This certification assures that engineers and CNC programmers can use GibbsCAM 2016 to program simple and complex parts for machining on all kinds of CNC lathes, mills, turning centers, multi axis machining centers and multitasking machines, directly from SOLIDWORKS CAD models.
GibbsCAM 2016 is certified for SOLIDWORKS 2017 as part of the SOLIDWORKS Partner Product Program, under which GibbsCAM has been a Certified CAM Product for many years. DS SolidWorks created the CAM certification to identify best-in-class CAM solutions with enhanced interoperability, assuring users that their solution can read the native SOLIDWORKS file format. GibbsCAM 2016 is immediately compatible with SOLIDWORKS 2017 per the requirements of the certification.
“Certification also demonstrates a commitment to joint SOLIDWORKSGibbsCAM customers, and ensures these customers can take advantage of the latest GibbsCAM enhancements to achieve the highest productivity from SOLIDWORKS 2017,” said a spokesperson . “ In combination with GibbsCAM automation features, integration with SOLIDWORKS simplifies preparation for machining and makes machining much faster, saving huge blocks of time for SOLIDWORKSGibbsCAM users. GibbsCAM’s short learning curve and unique, shopfriendly user interface provide additional productivity from ease of use, reliability and speed of programming.”
GibbsCAM directly reads SOLIDWORKS part models and assemblies, preserving features and attributes such as holes and color, and uses these characteristics to identify, organize and select features for machining. Alternatively, with the GibbsCAM SOLIDWORKS add-in, SOLIDWORKS users can transfer files directly into GibbsCAM on the same workstation with the “Transfer to GibbsCAM” menu option. GibbsCAM’s optimization for SOLIDWORKS includes integration of the GibbsCAM Hole Manager with SOLIDWORKS’ Hole Wizard to identify, categorize and machine simple and compound holes. This allows GibbsCAM’s Automatic Feature Recognition and Feature Manager to read and preserve features from the SOLIDWORKS Feature Tree to easily identify and select areas for machining. Whether parts have plain geometry needing only simple milling or turning, or complex geometry requiring use of 5-axis machining, multitask machining or Swiss-style turning, the combination of GibbsCAM 2016 and SOLIDWORKS 2017 covers the entire design-throughmanufacturing cycle in production machining across multiple industries.
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3D Systems Corporation
333 Three D Systems Circle
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Texas Offline Inc.
Manufacturing Technology Orders Make A Jump In March
Manufacturing technology orders continued to make gains in March, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Orders were up 34.8 percent compared to February, and up 3.3 percent compared to March 2016.
“An increase for the month was expected, since it marked the end of the fiscal year for many companies, but it is encouraging to see the last two months outpacing their 2016 levels – the possible start of an upward market trend,” said AMT President Douglas K. Woods. “When manufacturers make investments to boost their capacity and productivity, it is a good sign for a strengthening manufacturing economy.”
Leading indicators show that promising gains for manufacturing are likely to continue. Consumer sentiment is on the rise, which will lead to more purchases of durable goods like cars, appliances, electronics and housing. Cutting tool shipments have grown, a marker of increased productivity. Machine shop spending for capital equipment has also been on the rise, indicating that manufacturers are using their services for excess capacity.
Orders for March 2017 totaled $407.53 million, up from $302.27 million in February. Year-to-date orders total $961.13 million, down 1.4 percent from the same point in 2016.
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Stratasys Unveils Project With U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs
Stratasys Ltd., a 3-D printing and additive manufacturing (AM) solutions company, is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to launch one of the first collaborative 3-D printing hospital networks in the nation. This effort is the cornerstone of Stratasys’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.
The agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for
Innovation (VACI) is specifically designed to have a positive impact on patient care and doctor preparedness. As the largest integrated healthcare system nationally, the Veterans Health System is leveraging both 3-D printers and materials to foster a high level of collaboration and knowledge sharing throughout hospitals.
Stratasys is equipping five Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals in the U.S. with 3-D printers, materials and training to encourage development of customorthotics , prostheses and anatomical models for personalized healthcare. The equipment is fully integrated across hospitals, generating a network for building skills and knowledge sharing across sites – resulting in improved patient outcomes, enhanced surgical collaboration and streamlined costs.
“This 3-D printing network is a significant step forward in how we approach patient treatments . The technology not only enables 3-D models of a patient’s unique anatomy for diagnosis and treatment, but can also be used to engineer personalized health solutions for veterans – including prostheses and assistive technologies,” said radiologist Beth Ripley, MD, PhD, leader of the VA initiative.
During the initial deployment stage, Stratasys 3-D Printers are being installed at VA hospitals in Puget Sound, San Antonio , Albuquerque, Orlando and Boston . Stratasys is also providing 3 - D printing materials and training alongside support. “Our work with the VA exemplifies the tremendous difference AM is making around the healthcare industry. These solutions now make it possible to not only improve patient care, but set new standards for highly personalized solutions. 3-D printing today is advancing healthcare in ways that would have been nearly impossible even a decade ago,” said R. Scott Rader, PhD, GM of Healthcare Solutions at Stratasys.
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Cylinder Hone Updated With Siemens Control, Safety-Integrated Drives
Sunnen’s new SV-15 honing machine, successor to the Cylinder King machine, has been updated with a new 9” Siemens touchscreen PLC to provide more features, convenience, precision and consistency.
The multi-lingual control provides a real-time display of the bore shape, allowing the operator to confirm bore straightness and make on - the - fly adjustments to correct taper or simply confirm the action of the auto-dwell feature that efficiently concentrates honing action in tight spots. “The control automatically switches from roughing cycle to finishing cycle for fast processing with the optimum finish, geometry and crosshatch angle,” said a company spokesperson. “Precise zero shutoff ensures consistent size control, bore after bore. One hundred set-ups can be stored in the control, which can be backed up via the control’s USB port.”
The SV-15 is a versatile automatic cylinder hone capable of handling bore diameters from 0.750” to 8” (19 - 203 mm) and lengths up to 11” (279 mm) for all types of blocks, from single cylinder and high-performance engines to diesel truck and industrial blocks up to 46” (1,168 mm) long. The SV- 15 ’s standard multi-position rollover fixture handles inline and most 60 ° / 90 ° V- type automotive blocks, and the optional CK-6200 clamp kit expands the range of blocks that can be accommodated.
With separate spindle and stroker motors - 3 HP/2.25 kW and 1 HP/ 0.75 kW - the SV-15 can run standard Sunnen tools as well as the DH-series diamond hone head. Encoder-controlled stroker position helps ensure precision overstroke control and repeatability. “High surface contact with the multipoint DH tool produces the roundest bore possible for excellent sealing with today’s thinner rings. Variable spindle and stroker speeds – adjustable while in cycle – enable infinite crosshatch angles for any bore diameter and cylinder length combination,” said the spokesperson.
The machine’s updated safety features now include Siemens Sinamics drives for fast response times, reduced maintenance and long-term reliability. The honing fluid reservoir/filter system holds 55 gallons (206 liters). Removable settling tanks, screens, filter cartridges (two) and filter status gauge are designed to simplify maintenance.
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Sunnen Products Company
7910 Manchester Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63143
800-325-3670 / 314-781-2100
Hyundai Motor Group Investing In The USA
The Hyundai Motor Group will invest $3.1 billion into its USA manufacturing operations over the next five years. This investment means more U.S. jobs and an increase in Hyundai automotive cars and component production. Hyundai currently has major automotive plants in Montgomery, AL, and West Point, GA, with a Hyundai WIA R&D Center in Farmington Hills, MI, and Hyundai WIA Machine Tool headquarters in Itasca, IL. Hyundai WIA and Hyundai WIA Machine Tool are both divisions within the Hyundai Motor Group.
“In 2016, Hyundai Motor Group sold more than 1.4 million vehicles,” said a company spokesperson. “These require many automotive components that have to fit precisely together to make a performance product. Other auto manufacturers in the world have to contract for the components for their cars. Hyundai with its own machine tool division, Hyundai WIA, makes its own machine tools, which in turn make all of the components for the Hyundai and KIA vehicles.”
The Hyundai WIA division of the Hyundai Motor Group is the top producer of precision machined automotive components. Hyundai WIA produces engine parts, transmission parts, steering parts and wheel and brake parts for all of the Hyundai and KIA models. These components include, but are not limited to: wheels, brake cylinders, tie rod ends, steering columns and shafts, transmission cases, torque converters, cylinder head and blocks, crank shafts and turbo charger assemblies that all come together to create the Santa Fe, Optima, Forte and Genesis.
“When machining these parts, Hyundai WIA knows that precision is key,” said the spokesperson. “Automotive specifications are very strict, making consistency and precision the critical focus in Hyundai’s every day manufacturing. The Hyundai WIA Machine Tool division has an extensive machine tool line-up specifically designed to make sure these parts exceed specifications at all times.” Take the engine, for example. The HS6300 horizontal machining center was specifically selected to accurately and consistently machine Hyundai and KIA engine blocks. The brake disk and drum are machined on the LV450R vertical lathe. Wheels measuring up to 22.5” are machined using the LV800AW-TT vertical machine center for aluminum wheel manufacturing.
Hyundai WIA Machine Tool’s product line-up consists of over 100 machine tool models ranging from horizontal and vertical machine centers to lathes and heavy-duty boring machines. Visitors to the Hyundai WIA Machine Tool headquartered in Itasca, IL, can visit the showroom and see these machine tools in action.
For more information contact:
Hyundai WIA Machine Tool
265 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143
Hillary Machinery Inc.
1825 Summit #207
Plano, TX 75074
Hillary Machinery, LLC
5415 S. 101st E Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74146
Kearney Machinery, Inc.
5211 Linbar Dr., Ste. 511
Nashville, TN 37211
Hyundai WIA Machine Tool
265 Spring Lake Dr.
Itasca, IL 60143