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S W SW SOUTHWEST Vol. 52 No. 11 M ANUFACTURING N EWS Serving Since 1965 Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana & New Mexico Feature Editorial Smart Manufacturing Cloud Based Machine Monitoring Milltronics Shop View gives instant access to a machine’s status. See Page 8 November 2017 See Online DIGITAL EDITIONS at www.mfgnewsweb.com Optical Inspection of Cylinder Bore Surfaces “It is a Great Time to Be in Manufacturing” Rod Zimmerman, Vice President of ISCAR Metals, spoke recently at a Na-tional Tooling & Machining Associa-tion (NTMA) North Texas regional meeting. The NTMA is an association of cus-tom precision component manufactur-ers in the U.S. “Although many are small business owners, this sector gen-erates more than $40 billion annually,” said an NTMA spokesperson. “We do a lot of training here at ISCAR,” Zimmerman said. “Through-out the U.S., we train about 1,000 cus-tomers a year. Training is available to Continued on Page 76 Jenoptik offers the Hommel-Etamic Toposcan, a system used for measuring the surface of cylinder bores larger then 60 mm in diameter. The Toposcan is ca-pable of automatically measuring the size of porosity and blow holes, stroke reversal radius, laser pocket structures, roughness of bore walls, torn and folded metal and cross-hatch angles. It can be used either for R&D tasks or in the pro-duction line. Optical testing of bore surface struc-ture characteristics and tactile meas-urement of surface roughness is accomplished with a compact 60 mm measuring probe. It offers optical zoom from 30 to 210x for inspecting even the finest structures. Complete evaluation of the cylinder surface is accomplished Continued on Page 76 Cutting Tools An anti-rotation stopper designed into the toolholder provides insert immobility and system rigidity. See Page 28 Fixed Clamping System Applying Technology Machine Adaptation to Job Requirements MDI Machine Tools Named Exclusive FEMCO Distributor in Texas FEMCO CNC Machine Tools has announced MDI Machine Tools as the exclusive distributor for FEMCO CNC machinery in Texas. MDI Machine Tools has offices in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Austin/San An-tonio and Houston areas. Matt Damele, President of MDI Machine Tools, is a U.S. Navy veteran who entered the machine tool industry Continued on Page 77 Flexible and precise lathes help Hydro-Thermal rapidly adapt to changing job schedules. See Page 40 Turning Center Makes Multitasking Easy for Shops of All Sizes Mazak’s QTU-200MY turning center is designed to provide shops of all sizes ease of use, cost-ef-fectiveness and enhanced productivity. The space-saving machine features a main turning spindle, tool turret with rotary milling spindle, Mazak’s new MAZATROL SmoothC control and Y-axis off-cen-terline capabilities for high versatility paired with all the benefits of multitask-ing part processing. The machine’s headstock incorpo-rates Mazak’s (built-in) spindle/motor design that eliminates the need for Material Handling Rideable Material Lift Project Management Software Scoutwest Inc. offers Standard Time, designed for use in product develop-ment and project management. Stan-dard Time is a versatile timesheet and project management software designed for companies of all sizes. It offers an easy to use interface and cloud based project scheduling, task management and collaboration tools. It can be ac-cessed via iOS, Android, web, Windows or a tablet. Time tracking software features: • Track time to a full project and sub-project hierarchy, or personal to-do list • Invoice clients, bill internal clients or just track employee hours • Document time for reporting and status Continued on Page 77 Vertical material lift allows authorized personnel to safely travel with their material between levels. See Page 48 belts or pulleys for zero backlash or any belt stick/slip. The A2-6, 20 HP (15 kW)(15% ED) main turning spindle Continued on Page 76 Finishing / Grinding / Abrasives GRINDSTAR enables an entire workpiece contour to be ground in a single processing operation and with lower cutting forces than turning. See Page 58 Grinding Instead of Turning Subscription Changes: To make name, address subscription changes contact: • Phone: 800-375-8488 • Fax: 817-488-7813 • E-mail: email@example.com • 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 Advertiser Index Page 53 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID
Optical Inspection Of Cylinder Bore Surfaces
Jenoptik offers the Hommel-Etamic Toposcan, a system used for measuring the surface of cylinder bores larger then 60 mm in diameter. The Toposcan is capable of automatically measuring the size of porosity and blow holes, stroke reversal radius, laser pocket structures, roughness of bore walls, torn and folded metal and cross-hatch angles. It can be used either for R&D tasks or in the production line.
Optical testing of bore surface structure characteristics and tactile measurement of surface roughness is accomplished with a compact 60 mm measuring probe. It offers optical zoom from 30 to 210x for inspecting even the finest structures. Complete evaluation of the cylinder surface is accomplished through optical inspection and roughness measurement at any position.
The numerical and graphical output of the roughness parameters and the profiles can be combined with the image evaluations in one report to provide compact and informative documentation.
Its lightweight and ergonomic design make mobile use simple and practical and it easily adapts to different bore diameters. The centering plate is adapted to the diameter of the cylinder bore. The operator performs manual radial probe positioning.
The Toposcan OR150 includes a lighting unit and a roughness probe for determining all selected surface characteristics. Important functions, such as motorized axial positioning, zoom and focus setting and lighting regulation, are carried out using the computer. The roughness standard allows for immediate verification of the measuring system. Cylinder bore surface is instantly displayed on the computer screen.
The basic Toposcan system is utilized for optical testing and an advanced model can complete additional tactile roughness measurement. Both versions include a mobile workstation for easy transport around the production environment.
The user-friendly TOPOWIN software can be operated intuitively and offers a standardized interface for optical surface inspection and roughness measurement.
For more information contact:
Jenoptik Industrial Metrology
1505 West Hamlin Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
Turning Center Makes Multitasking Easy For Shops Of All Sizes
Mazak’s QTU-200MY turning center is designed to provide shops of all sizes ease of use, cost-effectiveness and enhanced productivity. The spacesaving machine features a main turning spindle, tool turret with rotary milling spindle, Mazak’s new MAZATROL SmoothC control and Y-axis off-centerline capabilities for high versatility paired with all the benefits of multitasking part processing.
The machine’s headstock incorporates Mazak’s (built-in) spindle/motor design that eliminates the need for belts or pulleys for zero backlash or any belt stick/slip. The A2-6, 20 HP (15 kW)(15% ED) main turning spindle provides speeds from 35 RPM up to 6,000 RPM with 90 ft-lbs. of torque for heavy-duty metal removal. Its spindle bore diameter of 2.4” (61 mm) accommodates a maximum bar diameter of 2” (42 mm).
The main turning spindle also serves as a full 360° C-axis that indexes in 0.001° increments. It is a full-function CNC programmable axis that accurately positions parts for complex and prismatic machining along with 3-D contouring.
Additionally, the QTU-200MY is outfitted with a 12-position, integralmotor turret that uses a roller gear cam drive system for smooth, high-speed, high-accuracy digital indexing as well as expandability. The innovative turret eliminates the need for curvic/index couplings and with the use of tandem tooling, allows the number of tool positions to be expanded. This is possible because it indexes digitally to any position without changes to the turret housing. And once in position, an integral hydraulic clamping system ensures maximum rigidity.
The turret’s rotary tool spindle delivers 4,500 RPM (standard) and 6,000 RPM (optional) to perform milling, drilling and tapping operations. The standard mill spindle provides 34.7 ftlb. of torque, while the optional higher speed version generates 17 ft-lbs.
Because it features Y-axis off-centerline machining capability, the QTU- 200MY uses Mazak’s special high-gain servo-control turret/feed-axis motion. “The double-slide configuration delivers rigid, high-speed, precise positioning as well as smooth axis acceleration/deceleration,” said a company spokesperson.
The machine’s X-axis ball screws work in tandem with the Y-axis ball screws that are inclined at 30° to move the turret 3.94” (100 mm) in the Y-axis. The machine also features an NC servo-driven tailstock to enable automated processes. The fully programmable tailstock utilizes its own AC servomotor and ball screw. Through the part program, the tailstock extends to a known position and with an approach feedrate, makes contact with the part with consistent holding pressure. Because of its positive independent drive system, the tailstock can drill holes on shaft centerlines, which adds versatility to the jobs it can process.
Tailstock thrust settings are adjustable in increments of 22.5 ft-lbs. of force. This provides users the option to set thrust levels according to workpiece material and shape. A capability that eliminates the risk of part damage while simultaneously providing safe and secure holding and support with thrust settings between 225 lbs. (minimum) and 1,1124 lbs. (maximum).
The QTU-200MY MAZATROL SmoothC CNC offers EIA/ISO programming as well as conversational programming that makes it easy to generate programs for angled drilling, milling or tapping operations. The control also features advanced hardware and software functions that help ensure high productivity and performance accuracy in complex part production.
With a new high-rigidity base/bed design, the QTU-200MY ensures thermal control, ample part capacity and speed stability. The machine’s swing capacity measures 27.4” (696 mm), and it accommodates part diameters up to 13.4” (340 mm). Rapid traverse rates are 1,181 IPM (30 m/min) in the X-axis and 1,417 IPM (36 m/min) in Z.
A variety of automation strategies can be integrated with the QTU- 200MY, from an automatic bar feeder to gantry robots and custom solutions, for improved spindle utilization and a significant boost in productivity.
For more information contact:
P.O. Box 970
Florence, KY 41022-0970
Mazak SW Technology Center
10950 Greenbend Blvd.
Houston, TX 77667
Dixie Mill Machine Tools Co.
901 Tchoupitoulass Street
New Orleans, LA 70152
Butch Cumminsky / David James
Machinery Resources Inc.
5550 South 94th East Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74145
918-622-6495 / 800-448-1878
935 S. Kimball St., Ste. 151
Southlake, TX 76092
El Paso, TX
Magnum Precision Machines Inc.
12025 Rojas Dr. Suite A
El Paso, TX 79936
Magnum Precision Machines, Inc.
8448 Washington Place NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
“It Is A Great Time To Be In Manufacturing”
Rod Zimmerman, Vice President of ISCAR Metals, spoke recently at a National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) North Texas regional meeting.
The NTMA is an association of custom precision component manufacturers in the U.S. “Although many are small business owners, this sector generates more than $40 billion annually,” said an NTMA spokesperson.
“We do a lot of training here at ISCAR,” Zimmerman said. “Throughout the U.S., we train about 1,000 customers a year. Training is available to our customers, technical training, product knowledge … these things are always available,” he added.
Zimmerman talked about the changes within the industry, the current state of manufacturing and the challenges facing today’s job shop owners.
“The rate of change is accelerating,” Zimmerman said.
Along with technological advances—from the invention of the telegraph to today’s hand-held smartphones— he said demand in manufacturing industries is on the rise.
“One example is the aerospace industry,” he said.
By 2040, the global aircraft fleet demand projects to double, according to reports. This will present a significant challenge for manufacturing to meet the demand.
Light vehicle production is another sector that has seen an increase.
“There is an investment from VW with a new plant in Tennessee,” Zimmerman said.
Additionally, oil/gas production is on the rise because demand is rising worldwide. “World liquid fuels and consumption are going up,” Zimmerman said.
“Just in the state of Texas, [oil and gas production] is bigger than Mexico and Canada combined. That’s how much oil and gas production is going on in Texas alone,” he said. “We have abundant reserves. Landbased is what you see right now.
“The only sector of oil/gas not increasing is deepwater rigs,” he added.
Oil prices will have to rise in order to make this exploration more cost effective. “Beyond oil and gas, if one compares durable good sales to cutting tool consumption, there is a direct correlation,” he said. The chart Zimmerman showed to the crowd saw both sectors climbing.
“It is a great time to be in manufacturing,” Zimmerman said.
Even so, the industry is not without its challenges. “Some of those challenges,” he said, “include: prospering in a competitive environment, profit erosion, low cost labor markets, hiring qualified employees, training employees, industry stereotyping, government regulations, spindle uptime, equipment upgrades, difficult materials, rising costs and more.”
Despite these challenges, Zimmerman points out that the U.S. is responsible for about 30% of manufacturing in the world, Europe comes in at 40% and Canada/Asia make up another 30%.
“Each job shop owner is concerned with price, tool life and productivity,” he said.
“Investing in technological improvements today will lead to gains tomorrow,” he said. “Rapid prototyping is essential, and 3-D printing makes that possible.”
For more information contact:
ISCAR Metals, Inc.
300 Westway Place
Arlington, TX 76018
NTMA North Texas Chapter
P.O. Box 540576
Dallas, TX 75354
MDI Machine Tools Named Exclusive FEMCO Distributor In Texas
FEMCO CNC Machine Tools has announced MDI Machine Tools as the exclusive distributor for FEMCO CNC machinery in Texas.
MDI Machine Tools has offices in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Austin/San Antonio and Houston areas.
Matt Damele, President of MDI Machine Tools, is a U.S. Navy veteran who entered the machine tool industry as a Service Engineer in 1997. He started in machine tool sales in 2008 and founded MDI Machine Tools in 2015.
Working with Damele in sales are George Brunner and Barry Boyd, who are both experienced in the machine tool industry. Brunner is a retired 28- year U.S. Army veteran and has been involved with selling machine tools and accessories in Texas since 1974. Boyd started in the industry selling tooling with his father in their family business and has provided customers with machining solutions in Texas for many years.
“Supporting sales in service and applications is Jim Devine. Devine brings with him a wealth of knowledge having been repairing machines and optimizing machining production since 1994,” said a company spokesperson.
For more information contact:
Matt Damele, President
MDI Machine Tools
214-796-2472 (N. TX)
713-653-3555 (S. TX)
7142 Belgrave Ave.
Garden Grove, CA 92841
Project Management Software
Scoutwest Inc. offers Standard Time, designed for use in product development and project management. Standard Time is a versatile timesheet and project management software designed for companies of all sizes. It offers an easy to use interface and cloud based project scheduling, task management and collaboration tools. It can be accessed via iOS, Android, web, Windows or a tablet.
Time tracking software features:
• Track time to a full project and subproject hierarchy, or personal to-do list
• Invoice clients, bill internal clients or just track employee hours
• Document time for reporting and status
• Approvals and DCAA compliance are included.
Utilizing time tracking software, users can employ a barcode scanner on the shop floor. In addition to collecting exact hours for every job and task, users can collect inventory usage, bill of materials, and ancillary information and metrics. This information is fed to the back office and provides key performance indicators.
“A job shop manager can with Standard Time explore the leading edge of manufacturing technology,” said Ray White, Scoutwest Inc.
For more information contact:
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