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Platinum Tooling: A new beginning for Preben Hansen

The following interview was conducted with Platinum Tooling’s President, Preben Hansen, at the company’s headquarters in Prospect Heights, Illinois. Hansen discusses the beginnings of Platinum Tooling, the transition period, changes, product lines and the future.  

preben hansenWhen asked what motivated him to start the company, Hansen said that it was a natural progression and that “As we added additional machine tool accessory lines to our offering, it made sense to have a name that encompassed more than just Heimatec.”  He added “In our industry, it is common to have one importer representing multiple product lines.”  Hansen was very pleased with the transition from Heimatec Inc., to Platinum Tooling.  “As always, our main concern is the customer; their understanding of our continued presence and new image in the marketplace was essential to our success.” Furthermore, he was grateful for the acceptance of their customers during this transition period.

Regarding future changes at Platinum Tooling, Hansen isn’t going to change his main goal: making sure customer needs are met. He explained “As always, I will continue to look for new products to complement our current product offering in an effort to satisfy the growing needs of our customers.  Since the transition to Platinum Tooling, we have done our best to assure our customers that we will continue to promote and support the Heimatec tooling lines as we did in the past.”  Hansen clarified by saying “Heimatec tooling will always be our core business.  We have several other complimentary lines including Tecnicrafts collets & guide bushings for the Swiss market, Henninger spindle speed increasers for machining centers, AMF marking tools, cleaners, and radio sensors plus Suzuki IB spindle speeders for Swiss machines.”

As for custom tooling, Hansen assures customers that Platinum Tooling will continue offering this service. “Our current manufacturers are all excellent at engineering solutions for special applications.”

Lastly, Hansen expressed excitement about the future of Platinum Tooling, saying “We are eager to see how the company will grow and evolve.”


For more information, please contact:
Preben Hansen, President
Platinum Tooling Technologies, Inc.
16 East Piper Lane, Suite 128
Prospect Heights, IL 60070
847-749-0633
www.platinumtooling.com
phansen@platinumtooling.com

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500°F Vertical Airflow Cabinet Oven from Grieve

Grieve Cabinet Oven 828No. 828 is a 500°F (260°C), cabinet oven from Grieve, currently used to finish batch loads of metal parts at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 26” W x 26” D x 38” H. 6.6 KW are installed in Nichrome wire heating elements, while a 700 CFM, 1/2-HP recirculating blower provides vertical upward airflow to the workload.

This Grieve cabinet oven has 4” insulated walls, an aluminized steel exterior and Type 430 stainless steel interior.

Controls on the No. 828 include a digital indicating temperature controller, manual reset excess temperature with separate contactors and a recirculating blower airflow safety switch.


For more information, please contact:
THE GRIEVE CORPORATION
500 Hart Road
Round Lake, Illinois 60073-2835
Phone: (847) 546-8225
Fax: (847) 546-9210
Web: www.grievecorp.com
Email: sales@grievecorp.com
Attention: Frank Calabrese

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Suhner Has a New Location

Exterior View of New Suhner Building LocationSuhner is excited to announce that they have moved to a new marketing and sales office. Originally located in Buffalo Grove, the company’s new office is in Barrington, Illinois.

This new office has sample models of Suhner’s products such as their tapping and drilling units. In addition, they have real-world examples on the walls that show where the tapping and drilling units can be used and what they’re used in.

Mike Ricketts, the regional manager of the machining division, feels that the new office offers a more professional environment. He believes that “Customers can come into my office or sit down in the conference room and we can go through a presentation showing them what Suhner offers. Likewise, they can come in with their own presentation and let us know what their needs are.” This setup promotes open communication between the company and its customers.

In this location, Suhner runs two divisions. These are the machining division led by Mike Ricketts and the transmission division, led by Tom Dunn, the company’s national account representative. Dunn is a specialist in the field of orthopedic surgical tools. Suhner’s flex shafts have particular advances in the medical industry, as they do in the company’s primary automotive market for power windows, seats, side view mirrors and roof retraction.

The new office is only 30 minute away from O’Hare International Airport, a central location that allows Suhner to better serve its current and future customers.


For more information, please contact:

Mike Ricketts
Suhner Industrial Products
Regional Manager – Machining Division
777 Lake Zurich Road
Suite 110G
Barrington, IL 60010
Mobile: 224-545-2014
Email: mike.ricketts@suhner.com

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GMTA Names Scott Knoy President

Walter Friedrich

Walter Friedrich

After 27 years as President of GMTA (German Machine Tools of America), formerly American Wera, Walter Friedrich appoints Scott Knoy as his successor to the presidency of GMTA.

Friedrich was one of the first three employees when GMTA (American Wera at the time) started in January of 1991. Previously, he worked as a project manager for Liebherr Machine Tool for 4 years and completed vocational training in toolmaking and NC programming while working for 12 years at PITTLER (now DVS Group) in Germany with whom he moved to the USA in 1983.  On January 30 of this year, he spoke with the company’s board of directors and decided to step down. The change was effective on February 8, 2019.

Scott Knoy, President

Scott Knoy, President

Since joining GMTA on July 1st, 2005 Scott Knoy has contributed greatly to the growth of the organization. GMTA is a leading supplier of machine tools, laser welding systems and parts washers to the automotive power transmission, gear and other markets in North America. Friedrich is confident that Knoy is fully prepared to handle all his new responsibilities. “From day one, Scott has proven his commitment, determination, and knowledge of the automotive and gear industries. I’m sure he will continue the company’s expansion.”

Scott Knoy is grateful for this opportunity saying, “I am honored and excited to begin this new chapter as GMTA’s president. My objective is to make sure that GMTA continues to serve our customers’ needs, while looking for new opportunities.”  Knoy is a graduate of the University of Michigan and has a master’s degree from Lawrence Technological University.

Walter Friedrich will maintain an active role in the company as Senior Advisor and board member.


For more information, please contact:

Scott Knoy
President
GMTA
4630 Freedom Drive
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
(248) 921-0122
scott@gmtamerica.com

 

GMTA is the exclusive distributor for a number of top-quality German and other metalworking machine builders companies including  BvL, Fimat, WEMA Glauchau, Samag, Profilator GmbH, Praewema,  K+G and Arnold. The company’s headquarters is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan with a subsidiary in Queretaro, Mexico.

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BCN Offers Press Parts, Repairs, and Rebuilds to OEMs

Brands of the Schuler Group provide customers with a wide range of products and services to meet their needs

BCN BrochurePart of the Schuler Group, a technological and global market leader in forming technology, BCN stands for machine brands Bliss, Clearing, and Niagara. BCN’s parts and products are available at the company’s 180,000 sq. foot facility in Hastings, Michigan. At this ISO 9001 certified facility, 150 skilled technicians and engineers manufacture quality parts for various pieces of equipment. These include face bridge mills, CNC lathes, CNC boring mills, surface grinders, rotary grinders, turret lathes, and many others.

Bliss Clearing Niagara technical services offer a complete range of related products — including spare parts, repair, inspections, remanufacturing, rebuilds, and modernizations.

Modernization services include complete press teardown and analysis, engineering analysis, repair or manufacture of parts and assembly that shows the original OEM specs. Also available are field service, on-site repair, trouble shooting, press relocations and press inspections.

BCN Brochure InsidePress rebuilds and upgrades are available for clutch and brake systems, overload systems, speed changes, automated die changes, can machinery and electrical controls.

Remanufacturing is offered on all brands of mechanical presses/hydraulic presses and some forging presses.

OEM users can quickly receive their needed parts, thanks to a unique parts record that contains over 300,000 parts. These include clutches, brakes, gears, bearings, conversions/upgrades, perishable parts, frames, and connections. In addition to the brands that make up BCN, they also carry USI, Toledo, Consolidated Press, Wilkins and Mitchell and Warco.

No matter the age of your part, BCN can provide you with timely and high quality retrofits, repairs, modernizations, replacements and services. Interested parties can contact Tony DeMerle, BCN’s Director of Sales.


For further information, please contact:

Tony DeMerle, Director of Sales
Bliss Press Systems
1004 East State Street
Hastings, MI 49058 USA
734-865-0949
Anthony.DeMerle@blisspressusa.com
www.blisspressusa.com

 

About the Schuler Group – www.schulergroup.com

Schuler is the technology and global market leader in the field of forming technology. The company provides presses, automation solutions, dies, process expertise and service for the entire metalworking industry and lightweight automobile construction. Its customers include automobile manufacturers and automotive suppliers, as well as companies from the forging, household appliance, packaging, energy and electronics industries. Schuler is a leader in coin minting presses and implements system solutions for the aerospace, rail transport and large-dimension pipe manufacturing sectors. In the 2016 fiscal year, Schuler generated sales of 1.174 billion euros. After acquiring toolmaker AWEBA and a majority stake in Chinese press manufacturer Yadon, Schuler has a presence in 40 countries with roughly 6,600 employees. Schuler is majority-owned by the Austrian ANDRITZ Group.

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Exact Metrology Scans Bobblehead for Museum

Finished Exact Metrology "Bobby Boy" Statue from ScanExact Metrology was hired by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to scan their “Classic Bobble Boy” bobblehead. The bobblehead was scanned with the Hexagon Romer absolute arm. The portable measuring arm allows users to measure on the machine or the shop floor. The Hexagon Romer features no honing procedures, simplicity of operation and reliable 3D measurements.  Articulated arms can be equipped with probes of different lengths and scan heads that measure even difficult-to-reach points either optically or by touch.

The entire process of scanning and data processing was done in a couple of hours. The captured data was used to create a six foot statue replica. At present, the statue is being painted and will be displayed in front of the museum.

 

 

"Bobby Boy" Computer Scan from Exact Metrology"Bobby Boy" Scanning Process at Exact Metrology


For more information, please contact:

Dean Solberg
Exact Metrology, Inc.
20515 Industry Avenue
Brookfield WI, 53045
262.533.0800
www.exactmetrology.com
deans@exactmetrology.com

 

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.  

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New Sinamics G120X Drive Series Specializes in Infrastructure Pump, Fan and Compressor Applications

With power range from 1–700 hp (0.75–630 kW), Sinamics G120X is optimized for pump,
fan and compressor applications

Siemens is introducing the new Sinamics G120X drive, a simple, seamless and easy-to-use drive, designed for use in pump, fan and compressor applications in industries such as water/wastewater, HVAC/R, irrigation/agriculture and in industrial environments. Sinamics G120X has a power range of 1–700 hp (0.75–630 kW) and can operate in a temperature range from -4 to +140° F (-20 to +60° C) with any standard motor, including synchronous reluctance motors (SRM).  It has an integral DC choke which improves harmonics and EMC performance. Sinamics G120X meets all the latest and upcoming UL, NEMA and EN/IEC standards for 2019 and beyond and offers up to 100 kA short-circuit current rating (SCCR) ensuring enhanced product safety and energy efficiency.

Siemens G120X

Siemens is introducing a totally new drive series for the U.S. market. Sinamics G120X drives are especially suited for use in pump, fan and compressor applications in industries such as water/wastewater, building technology and in industrial environments.

Sinamics G120X easily integrates into existing applications and is configured for cost-optimization and resource-saving operation, which ultimately helps reduce total cost of ownership.

The compact design of the G120X saves space in the control cabinet and can also be easily integrated in to MCC solutions (including plug-in buckets).  Even without an additional output reactor, Sinamics G120X drives enable motor cable lengths of up to 492 ft. (150 m) with category C2 or C3 filter and up to 1476 ft. (450 m) without filter and have hardware-based SIL3-certified safety functions built-in.

“The Sinamics G120X offers outstanding ‘out-of-the-box’ ease of use and is simple to commission and operate using its high-resolution graphical color keypad, known as IOP-2 (intelligent operator panel), as well as the optional Wi-Fi-enabled Smart Access wireless module — both optimized for pump and fan applications,” states Nikunj Shah, product manager, Siemens, Digital Factory, US.

Shah continues, “Sinamics G120X drives offer an automatic restart function after power failures and the multi-pump/staging operation mode allows the user to control several pumps using just one drive. Its energy-saving mode automatically switches the motor on and off to save energy and reduce wear.  G120X also has built-in energy functions which display energy consumed as well as energy saved.”

The G120X has Class 3C3 coating which is suitable for harsh environments where the presence of corrosive gases such as Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) is present.  A high C2 or C1 EMC category ensures the drive can be reliably used in any kind of industrial and public networks.

Sinamics G120X is compliant with all relevant EU and upcoming NEMA energy-saving standards and offers an operating efficiency level of over 98% (efficiency class IE2).  Its comprehensive range of integrated application-specific functions for pumps and fans ensures improved energy efficiency through amount of actual energy needed in line with the actual load which ensures the best possible performance and minimal energy losses.

Sinamics G120X is fit for digitalization and can be linked to Mindsphere by using Sinamics Connect 300 and the Mindsphere app Analyze MyDrives.  This offers users the opportunity to analyze valuable operating data gathered from the drive and enables the visualization and analysis of status information, providing users with valuable data which can be used as the basis for process optimization and maintenance strategies.  Mindsphere is the cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens that connects products, plants, systems and machines, while enabling a user to harness the wealth of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT) with advanced analytics.


Siemens Digital Factory (DF) offers a comprehensive portfolio of seamlessly integrated hardware, software and technology-based services in order to support manufacturing companies worldwide in enhancing the flexibility and efficiency of their manufacturing processes and reducing the time to market of their products.  

Contact for journalists:
Siemens
Hollie Davis
(678) 313-7256
hollie.davis@siemens.com

Contact for product information:
Siemens
John Meyer
(847) 640-1595
john.meyer@siemens.com

For specific product information and inquiries, send an e-mail to: mc.us@siemens.com 

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 379,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $94.0 billion in fiscal 2018. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $23.7 billion, including $5.0 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

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Siemens Offers Optimized Control Panel Construction to Machine Tool Builders

by TJ Terrell, Business Development Manager,
Siemens Industry, Inc., Machine Tool Business

Given the multiple challenges associated with in-house panel building such as quality design, expertise, support and technology, outsourcing quickly becoming a viable option

A single source that can provide the design data, digitalization expertise, hardware, engineering, panel build and installation assistance, with factory warranty coverage, can yield myriad advantages for the builder.

A single source that can provide the design data, digitalization expertise, hardware, engineering, panel build and installation assistance, with factory warranty coverage, can yield myriad advantages for the builder.

Panel building on machine tools is no longer as simple as wiring a few components and calling it a day. Now, there are more deadlines, cost pressures, standards, new directives, plus an increasing pressure to innovate. Besides commonly encountered problems related to time, cost, compliance and quality, there is also an increased degree of automation in the pre-fabrication of cables and the automated production of sheet metal parts. In addition to the mechanical design and development of the automation concept, planning of the electrical power supply and distribution is the third engineering discipline involved in the production of a new machine. Electrical planning provides the framework for the automation engineer, as it involves specifying basics such as communication, topology and the control concept.

Increasingly, the daily work of electrical designers isn’t limited to planning activities. It now includes downloading, storing, processing and backing up data. These data management activities are an important part of the process, yet they occupy substantial time. To save time, machine tool companies need to create and implement a plan for handling data. If a machine tool builder has more than one electrical designer, it is worthwhile to relocate the product databases to a central server. Data only need to be maintained and imported once, then every user can access it. Since the engineering process is closely tied to other processes like procurement, storage, project-specific provisioning, assembly and inspection, it is useful to connect these processes electronically. All ECAD, or electrical drawing systems, are able to connect to typical Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. This makes it easier to calculate the price of a control panel. Prices are transferred from the ERP system to the product database of the ECAD solution.

Even though clients expect manufactured products to be high-quality, costs need to be kept to a minimum in order for companies to remain competitive. When machine tool builders think of cabinet costs, they typically think of costs originating from engineering, devices and materials, assembly and wiring. Engineering costs typically comprise 45% of the overall cost, devices and materials make up another 45% and assembly and wiring are the remaining 10%. However, there are also hidden costs like costs to order material, store it, the value of time from procurement, the time spent by engineering coordinating with suppliers or redesigning the cabinet and payment terms dictated when you order material.

Simplified designs are made possible by the expertise of custom panel builders, who bring experience in component clustering, footprint and enclosure space utilization to the task.

Simplified designs are made possible by the expertise of custom panel builders, who bring experience in component clustering, footprint and enclosure space utilization to the task.

Increasing cost pressures stem from various sources. In general, the complexity of the documentation to be created is constantly increasing. End-users and machine builders want a high level of detail for better and more independent production. The communication portion of the integrated components is continuously increasing. A basic controller now has measuring and monitoring devices for tasks such as energy usage or machine condition monitoring. This makes planning more complex and time consuming. Demands on service personnel have also increased, as maintenance personnel must receive all necessary information for component replacement quickly and efficiently.

Although a favorable purchase price is desired, this doesn’t automatically lead to an economical control panel. The electrical planner works with a product log before it is purchased or integrated. Unfortunately, the burden placed by a component on electrical planning is often overlooked in the purchase decision. The manual creation of a complete dataset for a new project in the ECAD software often takes more than 2-½ hours. Therefore, the ability to use existing data is very important. Fortunately, ECAD systems often offer complete data packages that can be downloaded via data portals.

The use of tools for daily work is also changing. Only a few years ago, a “drawing” was the main way electrical plans were created. ECAD programs offered functions for easy and precise placement of circuit diagram placement and their interconnection. Then, the concept of object orientation was added to the software. A placed symbol is no longer simply a collection of drawn lines, but one of many views of a device that’s integrated into the control panel. With object orientation and automation functions in every ECAD software, users can take advantage of these benefits in their daily work. This “toolbox” concept has been popularized in various industries such as packaging, printing, converting and metal forming machinery. It allows slightly modified and next gen machine builds without the need to redo the entire electrical landscape.  This evolution represents a significant potential savings for builders and integrators alike.

Easily optimized control panels are produced by qualified partners for machine builders.

Easily optimized control panels are produced by qualified partners for machine builders.

In-house projects often lead to delayed deadlines, wasted money and wasted effort. In fact, a significant number of machine tool builders often can’t afford building panels in-house.  Occasionally, in-house cabinet building is done to keep a workforce employed. However, in today’s highly competitive business environment, the builder must evaluate whether or not overall cost could be lowered by reallocating resources?  Often, this is not considered by machine builders, but could prove advantageous. Outsourcing to companies who specialize in electrical control and cabinet builds can establish milestones with contract manufacturers for timeline-based pricing, thus eliminating project management uncertainties and reducing time-to-market for the builder, beyond the time and materials costs.

Innovative projects or highly complex automation or robotic integration schemes often rely on multiple concepts to ensure they stand out in the market. Companies may lack the ability to have more staff working on developing projects. By working with another company, machine tool builders can use diverse teams of technologically advanced engineers to develop projects while eliminating the excess labor and engineering costs devoted to panel and cabinet builds.

As new software, automation technologies and tools continue to evolve, companies are placed in a competitively disadvantageous position. Tools and software programs can require a license or an expensive user fee. By outsourcing to a dedicated partner, machine builders can utilize the newest and most appropriate technologies for projects, in a cost-effective manner.

Problems with the equipment or the software can also lead to inactivity and unplanned expenses for a builder. An outsourced support staff monitors equipment efficiencies, diagnoses problems and repairs equipment in a more effective and economical manner.

Flexible set-up permits on-the-fly adaptation of control hardware, when design changes are required or subsequent iterations of a machine are produced.

Flexible set-up permits on-the-fly adaptation of control hardware, when design changes are required or subsequent iterations of a machine are produced.

By partnering with Siemens, for example, the process of panel building is streamlined and simplified. The company offers a unique product and system portfolio of CNC, PLC, drive, motor and other components in the control loop, backed by many years of expertise, data communications, software and tools. We further help the machine tool builder on the path to digitalization and also offers comprehensive support throughout each of the panel building stages including design, quoting, order, build and support. This achievement is often accomplished in tandem with a Solution Partner, authorized electrical distributor and job shop located in close proximity to the machine tool builder.

In the design stage, our company can assist with UL/EC standards and sizing optimization. Furthermore, the company offers component optimization, expert know-how and content-neutral devices. Additionally, the company can evaluate specification requirements and provide support regarding the application of standards and certifications, based upon the end-user’s market, physical location etc.

When quoting, Siemens and its partners can offer competitive pricing and fast response times to meet application-specific needs.

Ordering is likewise simplified, without complicated purchase orders and numerous line items, once the project details are set.  One of the key reasons for outsourcing the cabinet build is to simplify the procurement process through time reduction. For a typical package, there may be more than 200 line items on the bill of material, each of which must be entered and tracked by someone in procurement. Outsourcing allows that procurement person to focus on obtaining better pricing instead of needless administrative work. In addition, there is no need to store pieces and parts for the panels in-house, as the partners maintain that carrying cost.

The building of the panel takes place in a UL-Certified production facility. There is a dedicated project manager onsite to handle engineering change notices (ECN) and communication.  Our company and its partners provide quality control and assurance, along with clear scheduling and resource management. Continuity testing is performed, as well as automatic routing of the wiring and custom painting, per customer specification. All control panels feature a one-year warranty, pre- and post-purchase consultations, a communication log and a transparent ECN process.

There are several additional benefits when choosing Siemens to outsource panel and cabinet production. The company acts as the builder’s single source for all ordering, service, support and delivery, with comprehensive project management. Using a third-party to build a control panel greatly reduces the builder’s time-to-market. The total cost of ownership for the machine tool builder, which includes engineering, electrical and manufacturing engineering costs, is significantly lower when outsourcing, as well. In addition, our company has invested in a variety of panel shops to develop a “best practices” protocol for various machine categories.

Machine builders further receive competitive pricing by leveraging Siemens global agreements and enjoy extended payment terms, that is, terms at the completion of the project vs. when the order is placed.

Despite being implemented in the market presently for only one year, several machine tool companies are already realizing substantial savings with this new control panel initiative.

The company utilizes a global network of trusted partners with panel design and build expertise. These partners have years of experience and can optimize the overall design, cabinet heating and cooling, footprint, Siemens content, third-party content and more, thereby further enhancing the machine builder’s benefits.

Integrated Control Panels


For more information on this new approach to machine tool control panels, please contact:

TJ Terrell
Machine Tool-Business Development
Siemens Industry, Inc.
390 Kent Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
770-653-9612
tyran.terrell_jr@siemens.com

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Exact Metrology Preserves History with Scanned Replica of Statue

Scanning the statueExact Metrology worked with the Reading Historical Society museum in Cincinnati, Ohio to scan a replica of a World War I statue.

The original statue was created in 1919 and it sits atop a monument for those who bravely served during World War I. This monument was the first World War I monument in Reading and one of the first in the U.S. A few years ago, a replica was created and placed in the Reading Historical Society museum in Cincinnati, Ohio. Wanting to keep this piece of history alive, the Reading Historical Society contacted Exact Metrology to scan the statue.

Exact used their Artec 3D scanner for the task. The Artec 3D scanner is a portable 3D camera that captures video, each single frame of which is a 3D image. Walking around the object captures it with camera from various angles and the accompanying software combines the scanned frames in a single mesh. All Artec scanners have measuring speed up to 1.5 million points per second, while also providing high resolution (up to 0.2 mm) and high accuracy (up to 0.02 mm).

Scanning of the statue took two hours and two days to process the data. The data was then transferred to the University of Cincinnati, where a number of statues were 3D printed in small form. These statues will be sold at a fundraiser.


For more information, please contact:

Steve Young
Exact Metrology, Inc.
11575 Goldcost Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Phone: 855-469-4464
Local: 513-831-6620
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

 

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings.   The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.  

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850°F Cabinet Oven from Grieve

Cabinet Oven from GrieveNo. 934 is an 850°F (454°C), cabinet oven from Grieve, currently used for heat treating at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 38” W x 20” D x 26” H. 10 KW are installed in Incoloy sheathed tubular heating elements, while a 600 CFM, 1/2-HP recirculating blower provides horizontal airflow to the workload.

This Grieve cabinet oven has 6” insulated walls, an aluminized steel exterior and Type 430 stainless steel interior.

Controls on the No. 934 include a digital indicating temperature controller, 10” diameter circular chart recorder and SCR power controller.


For more information, please contact:
THE GRIEVE CORPORATION
500 Hart Road
Round Lake, Illinois 60073-2835
Phone: (847) 546-8225
Fax: (847) 546-9210
Web: www.grievecorp.com
Email: sales@grievecorp.com
Attention: Frank Calabrese

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