Northeast Manufacturing News September 2017 : Page 1

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 Feature Editorial Energy Manufacturing Turbomachinery Solution A new software platform provides a streamlined approach to turbomachinery design, development and manufacturing. See Page 12 Vol. 13 No. 9 September 2017 See Online DIGITAL EDITIONS at www.mfgnewsweb.com Fives Opens New Technology Center in the U.S. Methods Machine Tools to Host MetalStorm 2017 October 4-5 Methods Machine Tools, Inc. will host MetalStorm 2017 on October 4-5 from 9 AM to 5 PM each day. Metal-Storm 2017 takes place at the company’s corporate showroom and technical cen-ter at 71 Union Avenue in Sudbury, MA. The event will showcase manufacturing solutions that enhance productivity and overcome specific manufacturing chal-lenges. MetalStorm 2017 will feature over 50 machines under power. It will give manufacturers an opportunity to ex-plore new machine tools, experience Continued on Page 8 Quality Control & Measurement Monitoring Surface Cleanliness A non-destructive surface analyzer measures the top 2-3 molecular layers. See Page 28 Fives Landis’ 6,000 sq. ft. technology center in Hagerstown, MD Fives Landis Corp, a manufacturer of precision grinding solutions and grinding accessories, has opened a new Technology Center, located at its head-quarters in Hagerstown, MD, near Washington, DC. At 6,000 sq. ft., the new R&D and demo facility features grinding systems from the company’s versatile product range, including Lan-dis-Bryant I.D./O.D. grinders, Landis centerless grinders as well as Giustina surface grinding system. The Hagerstown facility is the sec-ond of its kind for Fives’ Grinding I Ultra Precision teams after the activity’s original demo and research center for grinding applications opened its doors in 2013 at the Fives Landis Ltd. manu-facturing plant near Manchester, UK. “The Technology Center is a new milestone in our long company history and the latest step in the process of ex-panding our business activities beyond our traditional orbital operations,” said Ron Wood, Executive Director of Busi-ness Development at Fives Landis Corp. “We will be able to not only develop and provide new products and proc-esses but also help our customers with a proactive approach when facing the challenges of today’s production envi-ronment, whether through test grinds, application and training support or R&D work. We work closely with key suppliers and other industry experts to Continued on Page 8 Haas Oktoberfest Returns to New England September 20th A Bavarian themed Haas Open House is scheduled to take place Sep-tember 20th at Haas Factory Outlet a Division of Trident Machine Tools, LLC, in Windsor, CT. Haas Oktoberfest will feature live-cutting demonstra-tions on a wide variety of American made Haas CNC machine tools while Bavarian staples, such as Schweine-braten (roast pork), Würstl (sausages), Brezen (pretzels) and traditional Okto-berfest Beirs (beers) will be served. Haas technology on display will include the newly redesigned DS-30Y Continued on Page 8 Applying Technology Lightweight, flexible finishing products keep Royal Engineering productive. See Page 40 Greater Tool Flexibility Results in Improved Workflow Cutting Tool Inspection “Speed, quality, flexibility and high performance are requirements tool manufacturers face today,” said a Zoller spokesperson. “Sim-ply promising to deliver high-qual-ity precision tools is not enough. More and more, customers expect inspected and precisely docu-mented quality. The »genius« uni-versal measuring machine for comprehensive tool inspection, paired with the »pomBasic« in-spection device for process-oriented and fast measurement of individ-ual parameters, are ideal partners. This ZOLLER team not only en-ables reliable quality control, but also makes manufacturing more net-worked, faster and more reliable at Continued on Page 35 Welding CMT Upgrade U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Continue to Gain Strength The U.S. Manufacturing Technol-ogy Orders report for May 2017 showed gains for the month and year over year, according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. May orders were up 3.1% over April, and 21.8% over May 2016. Continued on Page 8 Robotics power source can now be equipped with Cold Metal Transfer welding process. See Page 48 Workholding Adapters Provide Workholding Flexibility New adapters provide the ability to change between various collet systems in a single set-up. See Page 68 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 59 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID

Fives Opens New Technology Center In The U.S.

Fives Landis Corp, a manufacturer of precision grinding solutions and grinding accessories, has opened a new Technology Center, located at its headquarters in Hagerstown, MD, near Washington, DC. At 6,000 sq. ft., the new R&D and demo facility features grinding systems from the company’s versatile product range, including Landis- Bryant I.D./O.D. grinders, Landis centerless grinders as well as Giustina surface grinding system.

The Hagerstown facility is the second of its kind for Fives’ Grinding I Ultra Precision teams after the activity’s original demo and research center for grinding applications opened its doors in 2013 at the Fives Landis Ltd. manufacturing plant near Manchester, UK.

“The Technology Center is a new milestone in our long company history and the latest step in the process of expanding our business activities beyond our traditional orbital operations,” said Ron Wood, Executive Director of Business Development at Fives Landis Corp. “We will be able to not only develop and provide new products and processes but also help our customers with a proactive approach when facing the challenges of today’s production environment, whether through test grinds, application and training support or R&D work. We work closely with key suppliers and other industry experts to find solutions that help our customers to improve and optimize their current operations.

One of the key focuses of the Technology Center will be application support, especially in areas where toughto- machine or exotic materials traditionally create challenges for equipment and operators , such as in aerospace applications. Dedicated application engineers will work with customers from all industries to solve their specific problems. It will also give clients the opportunity to attend handson machine demonstrations to help better understand processes and capabilities and see the quality delivered by Fives’ grinding systems first hand.

Wood added, “As one of the few remaining U.S. precision grinding machine manufacturers in this sector, our goal is to strengthen our market position, domestically as well as globally. The new Technology Center is a great opportunity for us to gain more visibility and to better engage with our customers.”

For more information contact:
Fives Landis Corp.
16778 Halfway Blvd.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-797-3400
landis-us-info@fivesgroup.com
www.grinding.fivesgroup.com

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Cutting Tool Inspection

“Speed, quality, flexibility and high performance are requirements tool manufacturers face today,” said a Zoller spokesperson. “Simply promising to deliver high-quality precision tools is not enough. More and more, customers expect inspected and precisely documented quality. The »genius« universal measuring machine for comprehensive tool inspection, paired with the »pomBasic« inspection device for process-oriented and fast measurement of individual parameters, are ideal partners. This ZOLLER team not only enables reliable quality control, but also makes manufacturing more networked, faster and more reliable at every step of the manufacturing process.”

“Incoming tool inspection, in process and final tool inspection used to be laborious process, but now tools are measured and documented quickly and reliably,” continued the spokesperson. “»pomBasic« is the right choice if fundamental tool geometries must be determined.”

Because of its space-saving and needs-based design, »pom« can be placed directly next to the CNC grinding machine. This saves time by avoiding trips to the inspection room, for example when quick measurements are required to verify the set-up of the grinding machine. Reports including actual/nominal comparison can be stored company-wide via network and shared via interface with the grinding machine.

“Measuring tools automatically with the »genius« universal measuring machine and saving the measuring results in the database is not enough,” said the spokesperson. “Measuring results must be documented in a detailed manner and transferred seamlessly to third party systems. For many years tool manufacturers have utilized the »genius 3« universal measuring machine to document quality features on geometry measured in transmitted light, including detailed parameters resulting from grinding geometry (e.g., end and O.D. geometries on drills and end mills). The daily duties of this universal measuring machine include fast, precise, fully automatic and operatorindependent complete tool inspections.

“Interfaces to tool grinding machines for direct data exchange and for automatic correction of the grinding machine are available technical features. High-tech materials and components assure high-quality measuring stability and optimum suitability for the use in production environment, even when not used in an air-conditioned room.”

»pomBasic« when used with »genius « is designed to be a true process accelerator. »pomBasic« allows companies to have a fast machine set-up process at the CNC grinding machine. The tool or blank is inspected using the »pomBasic«, and the results are available directly at the CNC tool grinder. During that time, the »genius« measuring machine is free for more complex, sophisticated measurements like rake, core taper and final tool inspection. Measurment tasks at the grinding machine are completed more quickly using the »pomBasic«.

All ZOLLER solutions are based on a common database and allow connection to the grinding machines.

For more information contact:
Zoller Inc.
3753 Plaza Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
734-332-4851
www.zoller-usa.com

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Methods Machine Tools To Host Metalstorm 2017 October 4-5

Methods Machine Tools, Inc. will host MetalStorm 2017 on October 4-5 from 9 AM to 5 PM each day. Metal- Storm 2017 takes place at the company’s corporate showroom and technical center at 71 Union Avenue in Sudbury, MA. The event will showcase manufacturing solutions that enhance productivity and overcome specific manufacturing challenges.

MetalStorm 2017 will feature over 50 machines under power. It will give manufacturers an opportunity to explore new machine tools, experience advanced techniques and learn how to optimize existing machine tools for higher productivity and increased profitability. Live demonstrations will be presented on Yasda, Nakamura-Tome, Kiwa, FANUC, Feeler, exeron CNC die sinkers and high speed mills.

New machines being introduced at MetalStorm 2017 include: a Yasda Micro Center YMC-650; Nakamura-Tome multitasking machines; WY-150 with twinspindle two turret construction; NTY3- 150 with twin-spindle, three turret construction; and the FANUC C800 CiB wire EDM with 20” Z-axis height demonstrating the latest technology in wire EDM, “Core-Joint” slug retention function. Additional new machines to be presented include, but are not limited to, Feeler FT-30M heavy duty CNC turning center, 3D Systems’ Project MJP5600, as well as the VisionGauge line of digital optical comparators.

Automation solutions will be demonstrated, including a RoboDrill Twin Cell featuring two FANUC Robo- Drills being serviced by a single robot, maximizing part production in the least amount of floor space. The Methods Lathe JobShop Cell will introduce the new single spindle, single turret Nakamura AS-200 high performance multitasking turning center. For large parts, a Nakamura-Tome NTJX will be set up in a cell with capacity to load up to 60- lb. blanks. Participants can learn how easy FANUC robots are to control in an interactive Methods / FANUC Robot Learning Lab. Fastems will be onsite with a working scaled model that showcases its high pallet capacity, flexible manufacturing system (FMS).

Methods automation specialists will also be demonstrating post-processing applications, including 3-D vision for bin picking and a full deburring cell using FANUC robots to deburr and wash parts. Methods will also be demonstrating an unattended laser marker that uses a FANUC robot to position and laser mark parts.

Additive manufacturing, robotics and subtractive processes tied together in an automation demonstration will provide fast, efficient, complete 3-D part production. Additive processes can also be experienced on the 3D Systems ProX DMP 320, the SLS ProX 500 and the Markforged 3D printers including the Onyx series, the Mark X and the Mark Two.

Attendees are invited to participate in technical seminars conducted throughout the two-day event by manufacturing industry experts, including Dale Mickelson, Methods Machine Tools Die / Mold Specialist; Jim VanBuskirk, Methods Machine Tools National Applications Manager; and Guha Manogharan, Penn State Additive Manufacturing Guest Lecturer. Seminars will be presented on key topics, including Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing, EDM solutions, CAMplete, Turn / Mill Technology & Selecting the Right Turning Machine, Choosing the Best Automation Solution, 5-Axis Inspection, Turnkey Engineering Solutions, Understanding Design for Manufacturing & Assembly and more. Industries covered by the seminars will include automotive, aerospace, medical, defense and more.

For more information contact:
Methods Machine Tools, Inc.
65 Union Avenue
Sudbury, MA 01776
978-443-5388
sales@methodsmachine.com
www.methodsmachine.com

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Haas Oktoberfest Returns To New England September 20th

A Bavarian themed Haas Open House is scheduled to take place September 20th at Haas Factory Outlet a Division of Trident Machine Tools, LLC, in Windsor, CT. Haas Oktoberfest will feature live-cutting demonstrations on a wide variety of American made Haas CNC machine tools while Bavarian staples, such as Schweinebraten (roast pork), Würstl (sausages), Brezen (pretzels) and traditional Oktoberfest Beirs (beers) will be served.

Haas technology on display will include the newly redesigned DS-30Y multitasking turning center with the all new BMT turret; the UMC-750 universal machining center featuring the next generation control with HaasConnect; and several other CNC lathes, machining centers and CNC toolroom machines. Wireless intuitive probing and through spindle coolant are among the latest productivity enhancements to be demonstrated as well. Additionally, leading suppliers of tooling, accessories and software will be on hand to display their latest innovations.

For more information contact:
Nick Schuchardt
HFO - A Div. of Trident
651 Day Hill Rd.
Windsor, CT 06095
860-687-2466
www.hfotrident.com

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U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Continue To Gain Strength

The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report for May 2017 showed gains for the month and year over year, according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. May orders were up 3.1% over April, and 21.8% over May 2016.

Automotive customers made some significant orders in the month, and continued investment from machine shops indicates that manufacturers are seeking additional capacity. The gains in manufacturing technology orders are in line with other positive economic indicators for the manufacturing industry: industrial production, rising exports, continued industry expansion as indicated by the PMI and strong consumer sentiment.

“As we have now seen year-overyear growth for four consecutive months, and with that growth acceleration, all signs indicate a continued trend of strength for the manufacturing technology industry,” said AMT Vice President – Strategic Analytics Pat McGibbon. “With activity growing in many geographic regions and continued strengthening in key industries like job shops, auto and aerospace, all of this suggests the market will continue to grow and stay strong for the coming months.”

Orders for May 2017 totaled $351.85 million, compared to $341.33 million in April and $288.93 million in May 2016. Year to date, orders are valued at $1,667.18 million, compared to $1,552.37 million for the same point in 2016. USMTO is a reliable economic indicator as manufacturing companies invest in capital metalworking equipment to increase capacity and improve productivity.

The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) Report

These numbers and all data in this report are based on the totals of actual data reported by companies participating in the USMTO program. This report, compiled by The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT), provides regional and national U.S. orders data of domestic and imported machine tools and related equipment. Analysis of manufacturing technology orders provides a reliable leading economic indicator as manufacturing industries invest in capital metalworking equipment to increase capacity and improve productivity.

For more information contact:
AMT
7901 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 900
McLean, VA 22102
703-893-2900
amt@amtonline.org
www.amtonline.org

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