Southwest Manufacturing News March 2017 : Page 1
SW SOUTHWEST Vol. 52 No. 3 M ANUFACTURING N EWS Serving Since 1965 Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana & New Mexico Feature Editorial Quality Control & Measurement Full Measurement Automation and Integration March 2017 See Online DIGITAL EDITIONS at www.mfgnewsweb.com Faster CMM Inspection and Probe Calibration Times fully-integrated UCC CMM controller and MODUS metrol-ogy software. “By combining the metrology stability of the COORD3 Uni-versal CMM with the latest Renishaw REVO-2 5-axis meas-uring system, CMM dynamic error is minimized for high-speed probe motion since all part feature scanning motion is within the REVO-2 head,” said Elliott Mills, CMM Product Sales Director, Perceptron. “The REVO-2 is the only scanning system for CMMs that simulta-neously controls the motion of three CMM and two probe head axes, while collecting workpiece data using its range of 3-D tactile probes, surface roughness measurement probe 5-axis COORD 3 Universal CMM and non-contact vision probe. It Perceptron, Inc. has launched a full uses laser measurement for precise work-range of 5-axis CMMs complete with Ren-piece measurement at extremely high Continued on Page 13 ishaw’s REVO-2 scanning probe and a Trident Expands into Gulf Coast States of Louisiana and Mississippi Trident Machine Tools, LLC, a divi-sion of Morris Group, Inc. (MGI), re-cently expanded its representation of Haas CNC machine tools and rotary products to include the Gulf Coast states of Louisiana and Mississippi, formerly represented by Machine Tools, Inc. In doing so, they have formed a new com-pany under the name Machine Tools, LLC, which will market and support the products of Haas Automation under the brand Haas Factory Outlet -A Division of Machine Tools, LLC, also known as Continued on Page 86 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 28 Camfil APC Expands Laboratory for New ANSI/ASHRAE Dust Collection Standard Testing Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), a manufacturer of dust, mist and fume collection equipment, has doubled the size of its testing laboratory to include a climate-controlled facility with a new full-size dust collection test rig. The new equipment is dedicated to testing in ac-cordance with ANSI/ASHRAE Stan-dard 199-2016, Method of Testing the Continued on Page 86 Applying Technology Verifying Dimensional Accuracy of Complex Components Highly complex quick-couplers require tight tolerances. See Page 44 Storage Solution for Low/Medium Access Frequencies The compact UNIBLOC stacking cradle system from KASTO Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG is designed to be a cost-effective alternative for all storage needs when low to medium access frequencies are required and it does not pay to install a highly dynamic, fully automatic bar storage system. It is suitable for transporting and storing bar stock, sheet metal and other bulky goods with lengths of three to 24 me-ters. The system offers simple operation and handling to pro-vide quick access to stored goods and can restack them ef-ficiently. Continued on Page 72 With its simple operation and handling, the system provides quick access to stored goods and can restack them efficiently. Sigma Labs Wins Phase III DARPA Contract with Honeywell Sigma Labs, Inc., a provider of qual-ity assurance software under the Print-Rite3D brand, has received a contract from Honeywell Aerospace as part of a previously announced award with the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) for Open Manufactur-ing (OM) Phase III. Phase I and II were completed in 2014 and 2016, respectively. The DARPA OM program’s goal is to de-velop an Integrated Computational Ma-terial Engineering (ICME) framework to accurately predict the properties of metal Continued on Page 86 Education/Training Enhanced GibbsCAM 2016 Education Editions GibbsCAM 2016 Classroom and Student Editions now have free access to GibbsCAM VoluMill. See Page 50 Material Handling Vision System Improves Bin Picking Triangulation method improves resolution. See Page 70 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 61 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID
Faster CMM Inspection And Probe Calibration Times
Perceptron, Inc. has launched a full range of 5-axis CMMs complete with Renishaw’s REVO-2 scanning probe and a fully-integrated UCC CMM controller and MODUS metrology software.
“By combining the metrology stability of the COORD3 Universal CMM with the latest Renishaw REVO-2 5-axis measuring system, CMM dynamic error is minimized for highspeed probe motion since all part feature scanning motion is within the REVO-2 head,” said Elliott Mills, CMM Product Sales Director, Perceptron. “The REVO-2 is the only scanning system for CMMs that simultaneously controls the motion of three CMM and two probe head axes, while collecting workpiece data using its range of 3-D tactile probes, surface roughness measurement probe and non-contact vision probe. It uses laser measurement for precise workpiece measurement at extremely high rates of data capture. Scanning rates of 500 mm/sec can now be achieved that are 20 times faster than traditional 3-axis scanning CMMs.” “The Universal CMMs utilize a hightechnology alloy moving frame design that provides the benchmark for dynamics and measuring accuracy performance,” said a company spokesperson.
“This design overcomes the issues associated with operating traditional build CMM structures in the typical, less than perfect CMM operating environments.” A CMM thermal compensation system of both machine and part allows the measuring system to automatically and dynamically compensate for changes in the CMM operating environment. This system allows the CMM to perform with stated measuring accuracy between 16 and 26 °C. Gold-plated 0.1 ìm measuring scales are free-floating in support tracks, eliminating any CMM structural changes from influencing its measuring accuracy.
“Universal CMMs have a very efficient design in terms of machine simplicity which improves long-term reliability and ultimately cost of CMM ownership,” said the spokesperson. “The COORD3 Universal CMMs have an isostatic design for each axis that provides optimum machine geometrical alignment in the construction of the machine, which ultimately benefits the ability to make accurate field calibrations.” Universal has a monolithic base-plate, with integral inverted dovetail guide-way, and a 90 mm (3.5 in.) X 90 mm (3.5 in.) Z Ram section providing outstanding metrological performances. Direct axis drives using toothed drive belts provide the vibrationfree motion with zero hysteresis.
Universal CMMs can also be equipped with an optional SZP (Safety Zone Protection System) which uses laser scanners to monitor the defined protection zone when the CMM is in high-speed automatic measuring mode. SZP reduces the CMM speed upon infringement of the safety zone by an operator and automatically returns the CMM to its full measuring speed only after the zone infringement has been cleared. The SZP system allows safe use of the CMM in a production, shop-floor and fullyautomated applications.
The COORD3 Universal CMM range accommodates part sizes up to 3,000 mm x 1,500 mm x 1,200 mm. COORD3 has already supplied 5-axis CMM’s several North American aerospace manufacturing companies.
For more information contact:
CMM Product and Sales Director
47827 Halyard Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170
Storage Solution For Low/Medium Access Frequencies
The compact UNIBLOC stacking cradle system from KASTO Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG is designed to be a cost-effective alternative for all storage needs when low to medium access frequencies are required and it does not pay to install a highly dynamic, fully automatic bar storage system. It is suitable for transporting and storing bar stock, sheet metal and other bulky goods with lengths of three to 24 meters. The system offers simple operation and handling to provide quick access to stored goods and can restack them efficiently.
“Rational storage, order picking and processing of profiles, tubes and beams often plays an important role in steel trading companies and metal processing centers,” said a company spokesperson. “Here, traditional floor storage has distinct disadvantages with regard to speed and storage density, while on the other hand fully automatic storage systems are expensive to buy and are simply too big for many users. With the UNIBLOC stacking cradle system, KASTO offers an alternative when low to medium access frequencies are required.”
The UNIBLOC system stores tubes, bars, steel beams and other bar stock on sturdy, precision-welded cradle pairs. These have a working load of up to six tonnes and can be stacked on top of one another, making better use of the available space. The material is handled by means of a spreader beam with patented gripper arms, which transports and restacks up to three layers at the same time, depending on the model. This accelerates turnover in the warehouse and reduces access times. The spreader beam can be moved manually by means of a stacker, automatically by means of a gantry crane or overhead crane, or by means of a magnetic lift.
“No electrical power is required for the mechanical operation of the gripper arms,” said the spokesperson. “This makes the UNIBLOC system energy efficient. The stacking cradle system is easy and safe to operate – for example, indicator lamps show when the stacking cradles are reliably detected. This makes the job easier and ensures economic restacking. The fold-in grippers can even remove laterally stored materials from adjacent pairs of cradles without difficulty.”
The automatic version of the UNIBLOC storage system has a further advantage. With the KASTO Inventory Control Computer, the system incorporates software that automatically manages materials and storage locations. It also organizes storage, restacking and removal tasks, thus making the entire work process more efficient. Due to continuous inventory management, the operator is able to monitor stocks at all times and, if necessary, the organization of the store can be optimized without the need for personnel, for example at night. Bars are managed individually to avoid unnecessary waste, thus reducing material costs. Manual UNIBLOC systems can also be retrofitted for automatic operation.
For more information contact:
3002 Venture Court
Export, PA 15632
Trident Expands Into Gulf Coast States Of Louisiana And Mississippi
Trident Machine Tools, LLC, a division of Morris Group, Inc. (MGI), recently expanded its representation of Haas CNC machine tools and rotary products to include the Gulf Coast states of Louisiana and Mississippi, formerly represented by Machine Tools, Inc. In doing so, they have formed a new company under the name Machine Tools, LLC, which will market and support the products of Haas Automation under the brand Haas Factory Outlet - A Division of Machine Tools, LLC, also known as HFO/Louisiana.
“We look forward to the opportunity to support the manufacturing community of Louisiana and Mississippi with the same high level of support they have come to expect,” stated Nick Schuchardt, President of Trident Machine Tools.
HFO/Louisiana will remain at its current Lafayette, LA, location with a second tech center in Canton, MS. Patrick Kane III has been named General Manager, with the majority of the 18 employee staff unchanged.
“My father and I, along with our employees, are happy to be joining Trident Machine Tools,” said Patrick Kane III. “As a family owned business ourselves, we see many similarities to the management style coming from Trident and the Morris Group. Together, I am confident that we can expand and enhance the level of service delivered by HFO/Louisiana to our customers going forward with the financial stability only MGI can offer.”
Machine Tool, Inc. was established in 1989 by Pat Kane, and has been an authorized distributor for Haas Automation since 1995. In addition to its two tech centers, HFO/Louisiana also supports several strategically located Haas Technical Education Centers, known as H-TECs, in the two state region, each featuring stateof- the-art CNC labs in partnership with the schools in which they are housed.
HFO/Louisiana is the fifth Haas Factory Outlet owned and operated by MGI. Others include: HFO/Trident, supporting manufacturers in the six New England states; HFO/Midwest, supporting manufacturers in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia; HFO/Chicago, supporting manufacturers in Northern Illinois and Indiana; and HFO/Florida, supporting manufacturers in Florida and the Caribbean.
For more information contact:
Haas Automation, Inc.
2800 Sturgis Road
Oxnard, CA 93030
Patrick Kane III
HFO - A Div. of
Machine Tools, LLC
914 W. Pont des Mouton Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70507
Camfil APC Expands Laboratory For New ANSI/ASHRAE Dust Collection Standard Testing
Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), a manufacturer of dust, mist and fume collection equipment, has doubled the size of its testing laboratory to include a climate-controlled facility with a new full-size dust collection test rig. The new equipment is dedicated to testing in accordance with ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 199-2016, Method of Testing the Performance of Industrial Pulse Cleaned Dust Collectors.
“Unlike other air filter standards that focus on HVAC systems, the Standard 199-2016 test process analyzes how well filters actually clean and how dust collectors perform as a whole,” said a company spokesperson. “It is the first standard to provide a methodology for comparing performance results based on true operating conditions.” Using a cartridge dust collector with four high efficiency filters, the unit feeds dust into the collector under specified conditions, measuring pressure drop and downstream emissions. Camfil will use the test rig for both internal product quality testing and to help customers simulate real-world conditions to evaluate the compliance and effectiveness of various filters.
“We have always known that filters and dust collectors varied widely in performance, but now there is a methodology to quantify that difference with actual performance data,” said Graeme Bell, Vice President of Camfil APC Americas. “Camfil APC was proud to serve on the Standard 199 project committee since its inception to help develop the standard, and now we have a testing lab that makes it easy for dust collection equipment operators to perform the testing.”
Camfil’s lab expansion also provides new testing capabilities. New equipment is available for research and development, customer support and testing for regulatory compliance. A new highly sensitive scanning electron microscope is equipped with the high level of magnification and resolution required to analyze high efficiency filtration media with nano fiber and PTFE membrane coatings. “This microscope is the most sophisticated one available today and will be used both for quality control of existing filter media and analysis of new media with potential performance improvements,” said the spokesperson. The lab also houses an array of equipment used for bench testing of customer dust samples to take the guesswork out of dust collection, including a video microscope, particle size analyzer, moisture analysis and abrasion testing devices.
For more information contact:
3505 S. Airport Road
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Sigma Labs Wins Phase III DARPA Contract With Honeywell
Sigma Labs, Inc., a provider of quality assurance software under the Print- Rite3D brand, has received a contract from Honeywell Aerospace as part of a previously announced award with the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) for Open Manufacturing (OM) Phase III. Phase I and II were completed in 2014 and 2016, respectively. The DARPA OM program’s goal is to develop an Integrated Computational Material Engineering (ICME) framework to accurately predict the properties of metal components produced using additive manufacturing (AM). Phase III will run through mid-2018, with a total award value to Sigma Labs of approximately $0.4 million.
“We are very pleased to have once again been selected for a follow-on contract with Honeywell as part of its DARPA OM award,” said Mark Cola, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sigma Labs. “Having successfully completed the Phase II piece of the program in 2016, we look forward to working with Honeywell and its team to further demonstrate how our Print- Rite3D technology enables rapid manufacturing processes such as laser-based 3-D printing for precision metal components. Through this award, we will have the opportunity to demonstrate how our Print- Rite3D software can be a key enabler for developing quality assurance standards for metal AM aerospace components.”
DARPA created the Open Manufacturing program to lower the cost and speed the delivery of high-quality manufactured goods with predictable performance. Additional information can be found at darpa.mil/program/open-manufacturing.
For more information contact:
Sigma Labs Inc.
3900 Paseo del Sol
Santa Fe, NM 87507