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NORTHEAST Serving Since 2005 Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont & West Virginia M ANUFACTURING N EWS Summer 2017 Orders Continue to Outpace 2016 Feature Editorial Smart Manufacturing Cloud Based Machine Monitoring Milltronics Shop View gives instant access to a machine’s status. See Page 14 Vol. 13 No. 11 November 2017 See Online DIGITAL EDITIONS at www.mfgnewsweb.com Next Generation Turning Centers Milltronics USA, Inc. has introduced its new SL-II Series CNC lathes and slant bed CNC lathes. The new SL-II Series are avail-able in three models, the SL6-II, the SL8-II and the SL10-II. Designed as ma-chines that anyone in the shop can run, they feature Mill-tronic’s latest Series 9000 CNC control. The Series 9000 con-trol can be programmed either conversationally or with industry standard G and M codes. These next generation turning cen-ters from Milltronics are true slant bed machines with roller guideways for ac-curacy and heavy cutting. They also feature Yaskawa Sigma V servo motors and drives, plus the ballscrews are dou-blenut pre-loaded, pre-tensioned and anchored on both ends. Continued on Page 70 U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) continued to expand in July, up 23% from July 2016 order levels. The July rate of increase is a no-table acceleration in growth relative to the 10% increase in June orders posted over the previous year. The nearly three-year decline in the U.S. manufacturing technology market turned the corner March 2017 with a string of year-over-year improvements in order levels. At the current expansion rates, manufacturing technology orders are likely to outpace the growth rates analysts forecasted at last October’s Continued on Page 70 Cutting Tools Fixed Clamping System An anti-rotation stopper designed into the toolholder provides insert immobility and system rigidity. See Page 26 Applying Technology Machine Adaptation to Job Requirements ModelMaker H120 Delivers Productivity for Handheld Scanning “Nikon’s ModelMaker H120 in-corporates blue laser technology, ultra-fast frame rate, specially developed Nikon optics and the ability to measure the most challenging materials,” said a company A frame rate of over 450 Hz is available even when measuring diffi-cult materials such as carbon fiber, gloss black, reflective or multi-col-ored parts. The Model-Maker H120’s speed is independent of its abil-ity to capture high quality data on chal-lenging parts. “With 2,000 points per scan line and no reliance on point-to-point interpo-lation to artificially boost data density it is possible to measure small details on large surfaces even when cycle time is critical,” said the spokesperson. To complement high productivity, the ModelMaker H120 uses advanced Continued on Page 69 Knuth Machine Tool to Host Productivity Workshop KNUTH Machine Tool (Lincoln-shire, IL) will host its first annual Pro-ductivity Workshop with an emphasis on machine tool efficiency. The one-day event will be held November 30 with a morning session at 8:30 AM and then a repeat of the workshop in the af-ternoon session at 1:00 PM. Lunch and refreshments will be served. The workshop will include live demonstrations of a variety of KNUTH machine tools with an emphasis on Fagor CNC technological advantages. Industry experts will present a va-riety of industry specific technologies Continued on Page 69 Flexible and precise lathes help Hydro-Thermal rapidly adapt to changing job schedules. See Page 36 Material Handling Rideable Material Lift NHBB Parent Acquires C&A Tool Engineering, Inc. MinebeaMitsumi Inc., ultimate par-ent company of New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. (NHBB), has signed a Stock Purchase Agreement to acquire all of the shares of C&A Tool Engineering, Inc., a manufacturing company offering high precision, technically complex parts across the medical, aerospace & defense, fuel system and industrial end markets. C&A meets the conditions of MinebeaMitsumi’s acquisition strategy Continued on Page 70 Vertical material lift allows authorized personnel to safely travel with their material between levels. See Page 46 spokesperson. The H120 is designed to provide detailed and accurate data with a field-of-view width up to 120 mm and a point resolution of up to 35 µm. 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 62 Grinding Instead of Turning 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 Gross Publications, Inc. NORTHEAST MANUFACTURING NEWS P.O. Box 847 Grapevine, Texas 76099-0847 U.S.A. CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED DALLAS, TX PERMIT 4245 Advertiser Index Page 53 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID

Next Generation Turning Centers

Milltronics USA, Inc. has introduced its new SL-II Series CNC lathes and slant bed CNC lathes. The new SL-II Series are available in three models, the SL6-II, the SL8-II and the SL10-II.

Designed as machines that anyone in the shop can run, they feature Milltronic’s latest Series 9000 CNC control. The Series 9000 control can be programmed either conversationally or with industry standard G and M codes.

These next generation turning centers from Milltronics are true slant bed machines with roller guideways for accuracy and heavy cutting. They also feature Yaskawa Sigma V servo motors and drives, plus the ballscrews are doublenut pre-loaded, pre-tensioned and anchored on both ends.

SL-II Series spindles are manufactured by Royal and feature six rows of bearings. They are permanently grease packed, maintenance free with two rows of roller bearings up front, two rows of ABEC Class 7 P4 preloaded angular contact bearings mounted right behind and in back, two additional rows of roller bearings provide stiffness and rigidity for heavy cutting.

The SL6-II is a fast, compact machine with 6,000 RPM and 1,181 IPM rapids. It has a 6” 3-jaw hydraulic chuck standard with a 2.2” spindle bore. The AC spindle motor is 17.5 HP and has a Yaskawa drive. Max. part diameter is 12.4” and max. part length is 13. 4”. Standard with a bi-directional 12 tool turret, it uses 3/4” x 3/4” shank tooling and max. boring bar size of 1. 25”.

The 8” chuck machine is called the SL8-II. This model has 4,000 RPM, an 8” 3-jaw hydraulic chuck standard and a generous 3.2” spindle bore. It has a 22 HP AC spindle motor with a Yaskawa drive. Rapid traverse rates are 1,181 IPM. Max. part diameter is 14” and max. part length is 20.7”. Standard with a bi-directional 12 tool turret, it uses 1” x 1” shank tooling and max. boring bar size of 1.50”.

The SL10-II is the largest of the new SL-II Series. Featuring 10” 3-jaw hydraulic chuck standard it has a large 3. 62” spindle bore. The AC spindle motor is 30 HP, produces 3,000 RPM and has a Yaskawa drive. Rapid traverse rates are 1,181 IPM. Max. part diameter is 17.7” and max. part length is 28. 4.” Standard with a bi-directional 12 tool turret, it uses 1” x 1” shank tooling and max. boring bar size of 1.50”.

All models are available with optional programmable quill tailstocks, Renishaw presetters, lift-up chip conveyors, bar feed interface, parts catchers and/or collet chucks.

Louie Pavlakos, Milltronics USA General Manager, said, “The SL-II Series machines are the newest additions to our reinvented product line. In the last two years we have introduced several new lines of tool room machines and vertical machining centers. Now, we have brought that same level of quality, accuracy and reliability to the Milltronics lathe product line. We have designed these machines to be tough and powerful, but also affordable and easy-to-use. They all feature the new Series 9000 control, which has all the user-friendly features Milltronics is known for, but with upgraded hardware and a new Windows operating system.”

The Series 9000 control runs on an Intel Dual Core i5 64 bit processor and offers 4 GB memory, 120 GB disk storage, two USB ports and an enlarged 15” LCD color touchscreen. An optional feature for the Series 9000 is Milltronics Shop View (MSV), which allows users to access machine status and collect usage and diagnostic info per Industry 4.0. MSV is hosted in the cloud and can be accessed with a PC, tablet or smartphone.

Pavlakos added, “The new SL-II Series are easy to program so anyone in the shop can run them. They are perfect machines for small- to medium-lot sizes or jobs customers have to get out the door in a hurry.”

For more information contact:
Bill Bender
Milltronics USA, Inc.
1400 Mill Lane
Waconia, MN 55387
952-442-1410
bbender@milltronics.com
www.milltronics.com

NY

Precision Technologies
585-389-1065
sales@precisiontechnologies.us
www.precisiontechnologies.us

CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT

ABLE Machine Tool Sales
413-786-4662
sales@ablemts.com
www.ablemts.com

E. PA, MD, DE

Precision Machine Tool Solutions
610-670-6780
sales@pmtscnc.com
www.pmtscnc.com

W. PA

Allegheny Machine Tool Systems
800-269-4090
www.allegmach.com

NJ, S.W. NY

21st Century Machine Tools
973-808-2220
kim@21stCmt.com
www.21stCmt.com

WV

Mabscott Supply Co.
800-642-5160
mike@mabscottsupply.com
www.mabscottsupply.com

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Summer 2017 Orders Continue To Outpace 2016

U. S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) continued to expand in July, up 23% from July 2016 order levels. The July rate of increase is a notable acceleration in growth relative to the 10% increase in June orders posted over the previous year.

The nearly three-year decline in the U. S. manufacturing technology market turned the corner March 2017 with a string of year-over-year improvements in order levels. At the current expansion rates, manufacturing technology orders are likely to outpace the growth rates analysts forecasted at last October’s Global Forecasting and Marketing Conference hosted by AMT.

“It is encouraging to see the U.S. manufacturing markets and economy improving, especially when the European and Asian markets are not doing as well,” said Doug Woods. “AMT is excited about the prospects for 2017 and the possibilities in 2018, particularly if Washington takes steps to address tax reform and infrastructure spending.”

Orders posted in July are typically down 15% from the previous month. This year, orders followed that historical summer trend coming in at $320 million, off 19% from June orders of $397 million. “AMT members noted the marked difference in the start of this summer season,” said Pat McGibbon, AMT Vice President of Strategic Analytics. “Usually quotations and leads start to slow in the summer but that has not been the case in 2017.”

Several large projects converted mature quotations into major orders with bundled add-ons such as special tooling and automation. The contract machine shop sector, where companies typically buy one or two machines at a time, was one of the stronger markets in July, representing 41% of all the units ordered in July and 32% of the total July dollar value. The big surprise was a jump in defense orders from less than 1% of total orders to 4% in July – more than a 10-fold increase. Medical equipment and agricultural equipment sectors were up 10% and 7% respectively.

The southeast region registered one the largest month-to-month declines in the past three years falling 34% relative to June and down 10% relative to July 2016. Almost the entire decline can be attributed to a dramatic drop in aerospace activity in the region. The northeast region posted the only regional increase over June figures of the six USMTO regions.

USMTO tracks well with the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) produced by the Institute of Supply Management. Any mark over 50 represents an indication of expansion. The index is 56.3 in July up from the June level. Business’ profitability over the past three quarters primes the pump for expansion on corporate investment in new durable goods and production equipment. AMT has recently replaced one of its key indicators with the Gardner Business Index (GBI) which has tracked well with USMTO in the past and turned upwards markedly in December 2016 about 90 days before the recognizable upturn in USMTO.

For more information contact:
AMT
7901 Jones Branch Dr., Ste. 900
McLean, VA 22102-4206
703-893-2900 / 800-524-0475
amt@amtonline.org
www.amtonline.org

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Modelmaker H120 Delivers Productivity For Handheld Scanning

“Nikon’s ModelMaker H120 incorporates blue laser technology, ultrafast frame rate, specially developed Nikon optics and the ability to measure the most challenging materials,” said a company spokesperson. The H120 is designed to provide detailed and accurate data with a field-of-view width up to 120 mm and a point resolution of up to 35 ìm.

A frame rate of over 450 Hz is available even when measuring difficult materials such as carbon fiber, gloss black, reflective or multi-colored parts. The Model- Maker H120’s speed is independent of its ability to capture high quality data on challenging parts. “With 2,000 points per scan line and no reliance on point-to-point interpolation to artificially boost data density it is possible to measure small details on large surfaces even when cycle time is critical,” said the spokesperson.

To complement high productivity, the ModelMaker H120 uses advanced Nikon optics and a blue, low speckle laser to give high accuracy and low noise data. It is possible to clearly identify very small scratches and abrasions on a surface. Scanner accuracy is 7 ìm (1 sigma) and combined system accuracy with the MCAx arms is up to 28 ìm (2 sigma).

The fourth generation of enhanced sensor performance (ESP4) adapts the laser parameters not just for every scan line, but for every point in each scan line—enabling parts with color changes or reflectivity to be measured from any angle. “This minimizes training needs since a single scanner setting is capable of measuring almost all parts encountered in industrial metrology applications,” said the spokesperson.

“Temperature compensation and robust thermal stability mean warm-up time to achieve a stable set-up is unnecessary,” continued the spokesperson. “Simply connect to the PC using a USB cable, power on and start scanning within a few seconds. Real-time feedback is provided by display of the boundaries of the measurement area on the measured part, which ensures the user is always scanning at the optimal position.” An integrated locking mechanism provides a simple and repeatable connection to the MCAx arm. This allows the scanner to be used on MCAx arms of different sizes and specifications located throughout a facility rather than needing to move the whole arm assembly.

By combining the ModelMaker H120 scanner with the high performance MCAx arm, the combination of non-contact scanning and contact probe measurement allows users freedom to measure almost anything, including: freeform and geometric parts; hard-toreach features; highly textured or transparent materials; and materials that deform easily such as foams or textiles. “In many cases of industrial feature measurement, the accuracy performance and low noise level of the new scanner exceeds the performance of tactile probes,” said the spokesperson.

Through direct integration with a variety of software tools for scanning, probing, processing and dimensional analysis of measurement data, users can tailor the solution for their needs.

For more information contact:
Nikon Metrology, Inc.
12701 Grand River Rd.
Brighton, MI 48116
810-220-4360
sales.nm-us@nikon.com
www.nikonmetrology.com

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Knuth Machine Tool To Host Productivity Workshop

KNUTH Machine Tool (Lincolnshire, IL) will host its first annual Productivity Workshop with an emphasis on machine tool efficiency. The oneday event will be held November 30 with a morning session at 8:30 AM and then a repeat of the workshop in the afternoon session at 1:00 PM. Lunch and refreshments will be served.

The workshop will include live demonstrations of a variety of KNUTH machine tools with an emphasis on Fagor CNC technological advantages.

Industry experts will present a variety of industry specific technologies and services. Presenters will include:

• Daniel Maerklin, President, KNUTH Machine Tools USA, will present a history of KNUTH, including a look at the present day and future.

• Frank Fontana, Vice President of Sales, KNUTH Machine Tools USA, will introduce the KNUTH machine tool line-up.

• Goetz Waehner, National Service Manager, KNUTH Machine Tools USA, will discuss the KNUTH service organization as well as preventative maintenance tips and basic electrical troubleshooting in hands-on course.

• Mark Menconi, Account Manager, MTI Sales, Kennametal, will preview the future of tooling with a presentation on Innovations 18, the latest in cutting tool technology launching in 2018.

• Alex Escamilla, Midwest Sales Manager, Fagor Automation: as KNUTH’s automation partner, Escamilla will present the Fagor Automation CNC and DRO product line-up based upon the Power of Simplicity philosophy.

• Souli Intounas, Technical Manager, Fagor Automation, will discuss how the Fagor Automation Service Department Organization and the Philosophy of Lifetime Support can help customers.

• Jim Jackson, Sales Manager, FactoryWiz Monitoring and DNC, will demonstrate how to monitor shop floor machine tool activity and production output.

• Harvey Sullivan, Relationship Manager, US Bank, will present the advantages and disadvantages of leasing or financing, current rates and incentives, including section 179 tax deduction.

Plenty of time will be allowed for networking, viewing technology and products and Q&A sessions.

Breakout sessions will also be available and include topics such as Fagor CNC simulators, live machine demonstrations, Factory Wiz demonstrations and a facility tour.

KNUTH Machine Tools is a supplier and manufacturer of conventional and CNC machine tools including advanced solutions for milling, turning, grinding, sawing, drilling, sheet metal and laser cutting.

For more information on how to register for this free event, visit fagorautomation.Us/knuthfagortechnical- seminar/

For more information contact:
KNUTH Machine Tools USA
590 Bond St.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
847-415-3333
info@knuth-usa.com
www.knuth-usa.com

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NHBB Parent Acquires C&A Tool Engineering, Inc.

MinebeaMitsumi Inc., ultimate parent company of New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. (NHBB), has signed a Stock Purchase Agreement to acquire all of the shares of C&A Tool Engineering, Inc., a manufacturing company offering high precision, technically complex parts across the medical, aerospace & defense, fuel system and industrial end markets.

C&A meets the conditions of MinebeaMitsumi’s acquisition strategy by increasing its footprint in aerospace and medical markets and boosting its machined components business. C&A expands MinebeaMitsumi’s offering of machined components within its competencies of manufacturing to tight tolerances and extreme complexity.

Post acquisition, C&A will operate under the NHBB/myonic Business Unit while financial consolidation will take place with MinebeaMitsumi in Japan. Under the NHBB/myonic Business Unit, C&A will gain market and customer experience, as well as global sales reach and expanded resources. With the addition of C&A, and prior acquisitions of myonic and CEROBEAR, the NHBB/myonic Business Unit will now operate five manufacturing facilities in the U.S., two in Germany and one in Czech Republic.

For more information contact:
New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.
175 Jaffrey Rd.
Peterborough, NH 03458
603-924-4100
info@nhbb.com
www.nhbb.com

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