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FZ33 milling head in action

Zimmermann Hosts Open House

 

Machine tool builder of various mills introduces new moldmaking machine

Sit down area of the open houseWixom, Michigan-On July 24-25, Zimmermann Inc., the North American affiliate of Zimmermann GmbH in Germany, hosted an open house at its headquarters here for its customers and prospects in North America. Among the crowd were many major suppliers to aerospace and automotive, as well as other large part producers for the OEM, media from the industry, suppliers and other associates of Zimmermann. Machines were on display, highlighted by the company’s FZ33, a compact and highly flexible 5-axis gantry mill designed specifically for moldmaking.

Presentations were given throughout the event, which also featured displays from a number of Zimmermann business partners, including Mapal, Keller, Siemens, Zoller, Heidenhain, Fischer, Tebis, Unisorb, Weiss and Haimer.

The open house was hosted by Zimmermann GmbH President Frieder Gänzle, as well as Zimmermann, Inc. President Cornelius Kiesel and his team for North American engineering, sales and service.

Gänzle commented, “We are very committed to success in the American moldmaking market, as we have experienced good results in aerospace and other large component production for years here.” Kiesel echoed that sentiment, “Our customers are growing in number in the moldmaking industry, owing to the solid stability of our machines, with their highly flexible programming capability and swivel 5-axis head, that allow very fine finishing on the mold surfaces, as well as intricate pocket machining with a high degree of accuracy and repeatability.”

One of the main suppliers to Zimmermann for CNC is Heidenhain and Gisbert Ledvon, the company’s marketing manager who attended the event, observed, “Zimmermann is a very good customer, as they work closely with us and their customers to produce CNC programs for application-specific purposes. They also put on a very fun event!”

As a testimony to the long-lasting quality of Zimmermann milling machines, a unit built over 20 years ago was also on display. This machine is currently being retrofitted for resale to an interested customer. (Interested parties may contact Cornelius Kiesel at Zimmermann for details.) The machine is well suited to the aerospace industry, where Zimmermann offers its portal milling machines for spars and stringers for all commercial aircraft currently in use.

All attendees enjoyed the food, evening entertainment and collegiality at the event.

 


For more information, please contact:

Zimmermann, Inc.
30587 Century Drive
Wixom, MI 48393
Phone: 248-305-9707
www.f-zimmermann-inc.com
Attention: Lena Kiesel, Marketing Manager

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S-EW3 Beaumont Machine

Beaumont Machine Offers a New Value-Priced EDM

S-EW3 Beaumont Value-Priced EDMLeading supplier of fast hole EDMs now offers a new CNC wire-cut EDM machine, S-EW3 at an affordable price.

Beaumont Machine, located in Southwest Ohio, has updated its EDM line with a new machine, the S-EW3.  This 5-axis servo motor EDM (Electrical Discharge Machine) combines several key features for only $69,900.00. These include compact space, approach control, corner control, auto threader and training software.

The S-EW3 Wire EDM is designed by Optimum Machine Solutions and built by a strong Taiwan manufacturer of wire cutting machines, established in 2006. The company specializes in various series of wire cutting EDM machines. In addition, the machine takes up only 42 square feet of floor space, including the machine’s filtration unit.  Programmable reduced power settings eliminate wire breaks on lead-in cutting. Automatic adjustment to power settings and feed rate improve corner accuracy. The EDM machine also features an AWT (Auto Wire Threading) that is low maintenance and highly capable.

Regarding the CNC controller, it features a Windows embedded operating system, an independently developed CNC control device, a 15” Color LCD, 64  bits industrial computer and a memory card with capacity of  2GB CF. Furthermore, it includes keyboard, mouse stand, RS-232, USB disk, network and FTP.

The discharge power supply has high speed voltage withstanding MOSFET, a modular design discharge power unit and real-time sparking pulse control.

S-EW3’s features a 5-axis linear guide way, 5-axes AC servo motors, ball screws (grade X/Y C1, U/V C3, Z C5), high stability mechanical structure and a reliable AWT system.

Optional features available are a 3 phase transformer, short message service, remote monitor system, jumbo feeder, a wire guide on top and one on the bottom.

A new “E” learning training software enhances the customer’s S-EW3 experience.


For more information, please contact:

Ed Beaumont
President
BEAUMONT MACHINE
4001 Borman Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: 513-701-0421
Web: www.beaumontmachine.com
Email: beaumach@msn.com

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Dukane Announces Acquisition of Aurizon, LLC.

Dukane Booth at IDEA Show - Acquisition of AurizonDukane acquired all the assets and intellectual property of Aurizon, LLC in Kimberly, Wisconsin. Aurizon is a global leader in developing high-power rotary ultrasonic systems for converting nonwoven materials, bonding textiles & films and sealing packages. With 30+ years of R&D in product design and application experience, Aurizon holds a significant patent portfolio. These patents and the team’s experience have significantly improved the speed and capabilities of the ultrasonic continuous bonding process. Over the years, Dukane and Aurizon have worked together closely to develop a generator solution for continuous ultrasonic bonding, sealing and converting.  This collaboration advanced the core technology and application knowledge of Aurizon, Dukane and our customers.

This acquisition will create significant synergies and opportunities for Dukane and Aurizon, allowing both companies to share their technical expertise in the hygiene, personal care, medical disposable and packaging industries. For the hygiene market, Aurizon’s product line will expand with Dukane’s fixed (blade) sonotrode technology for customers who don’t require continuous rotary bonding.  For the packaging industry, both Dukane and Aurizon have developed several applications and will combine their sales and engineering efforts to better meet the demands of our packaging customers. Dukane’s product portfolio includes the ultrasonic, vibration welder, spin welders, laser welders, hot plate welders, hot gas welders and infrared welders. These products will now be complimented by Aurizon’s rotary ultrasonic technology. This addition to the product portfolio will be supported through Dukane’s worldwide sales and service network in conjunction with the team at Aurizon. With Dukane products installed at manufacturing facilities all over the world, Aurizon’s rotary ultrasonic technology will be a welcome addition for existing and future customers.

Dukane and Aurizon Banner - Acquisition of AurizonAurizon will continue sales, support, manufacturing and design at the Kimberly, Wisconsin facility. This facility houses a state-of-the-art application laboratory for rotary ultrasonic applications. The plan is to expand the capabilities of the lab to handle fixed blade horn technology as well. Moving forward, both Dukane’s and Aurizon’s electrical and mechanical engineering groups will be working together in bringing new products and advanced technologies to the market.

President and CEO of Dukane, Mike Johnston says, “I have personally worked with Aurizon’s team for over 25 years. Knowing their technical capabilities and seeing the products they have developed makes me very proud to have Aurizon part of the Dukane organization.  The rotary technology for continuous applications and Aurizon’s capabilities far exceed any supplier in the industry. Rotary technology expands Dukane’s current wide range of ultrasonic processes. Whatever your bonding needs, Dukane has a solution.”


For more information:

Dukane
2900 Dukane Drive
St. Charles, Illinois 60174 USA
Tel: (630) 797-4900
www.dukane.com

Contact:
 Shivani Singh
Marketing Associate
630-762-4325
ssingh@dukane.com

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monoliths in Peru

Exact Metrology Prepares Peru Trip

The company’s marketing manager prepares his August trip to Peru with Peruvian archeologist to collect scan data

Exact Metrology Goes to PeruJason Kleinhenz, the Exact Metrology marketing manager and a degreed engineer, is getting ready to visit Peru from August 5 to August 19. He will be assisting archeologist and teacher, Daniel Fernandez-Davila and a group of 12. Kleinhenz wants to collect scan data with the Artec scanners (sponsored and supplied by Artec) of ancient artifacts and up to three monoliths. Once the data is processed, it will be given to the local museum and the local area communities.

Daniel Fernandez-Davila teaches in Massachusetts. For 21 years, he has explored one of the most remote areas of Peru, the north high jungle of the Chacapoyas. Besides students from Wayland, Massachusetts and Kleinhenz, the team lead by Fernandez-Davila includes Rachel Lorenc and Nick Ciorogan. Lorenc is a research assistant at John Hopkins University. Ciorogan is a filmmaker working on the film “My Teacher,” which talks about how Fernandez-Davila is making an impact with his visits to Peru.

In addition to exposing students to the culture of Peru, Fernandez-Davila challenges them emotionally, mentally and physically by introducing them to a completely different way of life. As part of the trip, the team will perform philanthropic work for rural communities such as: dental work and providing school supplies.

Fernandez-Davila is excited to use Exact Metrology’s 3D scanners to preserve Peru’s archeological treasures. In the past, he could only take one photo and this worried him because the moisture of the jungle would destroy everything. This year, he decided to take action and start small. His goal is to 3D scan one large monolith with carvings. There are two other monoliths in the area that must be scanned before the rain erodes the carvings. In order to best achieve this, Fernandez-Davila declared that “I am hiring an engineer from Exact Metrology who will accompany me and digitalize the whole monolith and reveal its complex carvings with 3D portable deep laser scanners. This will allow me to create images and drawings I can give to the local museum of Leymebamba and I will also share them with the communities of peasants around the monolith.”

Exact Metrology is an ISO 9001:2008, AS9100, FFL and ITAR Certified Company.

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


Stay tuned for more on this story and for additional information, please contact:

Steve Young
Exact Metrology, Inc.
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Phone: 614-264-8587
Local: 513-831-6620
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

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Grieve Bench Oven No. 1047

350°F Bench Oven with Eight (8) Drawers from Grieve

Grieve Bench Oven No. 1047No. 1047 is a 350°F (177°C), bench oven from Grieve, currently used for curing plugs on the ends of cords at the customer’s facility. This bench oven has eight (8) drawers with dimensions of 6” W x 13” D x 6” H with removable insert to close around cord. 2 KW are installed in Incoloy sheathed tubular heating elements, while a 300 CFM, 1/3-HP recirculating blower provides horizontal airflow to the workload.

This Grieve bench oven features 2” insulated walls, Type 304, 2B finish stainless steel interior and stainless steel exterior with #4 brushed finish. Features include eight (8) digital batch timers with common alarm; one timer positioned above each drawer to individually time process in each drawer. Additional features include an integral leg stand.

Controls on the No. 1047 include a digital indicating temperature controller, manual reset excess temperature interlock with separate contactors and recirculating blower airflow safety switch. Additional controls include a circuit breaker disconnect switch 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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GMTA Hard Scudding

GMTA Presents Profilator and its “Micro-Finishing” Technology at Motion + Power Technology Expo

GMTA Hard Scudding Micro-FinishingWith over 300 exhibiting companies, the Motion+ Power Technology Expo is the ideal show for gear, electric and fluid power industries. Taking place between October 15 and 17, GMTA is one of the exhibitors at the Cabo Center in Detroit, Michigan.

GMTA will feature its Profilator line of gear pointing, rounding, cutting, Scudding®, Hard Scudding®, deburring and polygon machine tools for North America. The highly modular machines are used for polygon and slot facing, shifter stop machining, chamfering and deburring of highly complex automotive and other powertrain gears. The “Scudding®” and the “Hard Scudding®” process sets the Profilator apart in the market because of its manufacturing efficiency. “Hard Scudding®” allows the machining of green and hardened gears on the same machine, using the same programs. Furthermore, it is a superior technology to skiving, the previous technology used in the gear industry.

GMTA Hard Scudding Micro-FinishingWhile Profilator GmbH & Co. KG introduced the concept of “Hard Scudding®” in 2015, it expanded scudding technology with “Micro-Finishing.” “Micro-Finishing” takes place after the Hard Scudding® process has been completed. The process takes a high quality “Hard Scudding®” part and improves its surface quality. Additionally, this is a completely “dry” machining process and requires no cutting fluids or MQL technology. The total cycle time for finishing a ring gear via Hard Scudding® and “Micro-Finishing” is approximately 64 seconds but the cycle time could be decreased by 10%, keeping it under one minute for all automotive gear rings.

GMTA Hard Scudding Profilator Micro-Finishing Machine “Micro-Finishing” technology is aimed at making at quieter gear and the superfinishing process reduces friction, increases pitting resistance and the life of gears. This process uses a high quality diamond plated tool, designed to remove only a small amount of part material. The resulting part greatly increases surface quality on the gear teeth.

Stop by at booth 4439 to find out more about the technologies at GMTA.

 

 


For more information, please contact:

Walter Friedrich
President
GMTA
4630 Freedom Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
1-734-973-7800
walter@gmtamerica.com

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

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Exact Metrology Has Successful Open House in Cincinnati

Automotive and aerospace professionals were excited to learn about Exact Metrology’s latest technology.

Exact Metrology Open House Displaying ProductsExact Metrology hosted its annual Open House at their Cincinnati, Ohio location on Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 9 am to 3 pm eastern standard time. The company is located at 11575 Goldcoast Drive. Avenue. Many old clients, as well as new ones, were on hand to learn about the company’s new technologies.

Clients attended several breakout sessions, discussing Polyworks software and GOM CT scanning.

Exact Metrology Open House LeicaSteve Young, Exact Metrology’s co-president, said the Open House was meant to educate clients about Polyworks and some of the new functionalities that have just been released with this software. In addition, this event was meant to keep clients up-to-date on the technology they can use in their work. Polyrix can scan an entire part in one machine. According to Young, Polyrix is expandable and can scan “a 4” part or an entire car.” Furthermore, the machine projects a color map that shows the errors or deviations on the part. The second notable technology that Young mentioned was the Leica ATS 600. It is one of the few scanners that can scan very shiny, dark and chrome-like surfaces.

Young was pleased with the companies in attendance, some of which were Honda, Cummins, Proctor & Gamble and Toyota. In terms of responses he’s gotten, Young mentioned that attendees had a positive reaction, appreciating the effort that Exact Metrology invests in this. The Open House makes it easy to see a lot of interesting technologies that would require attendees to travel to a major trade show.

Exact Metrology Cincinnati Open HouseCurrently, no changes are planned for the Cincinnati office. However, Exact Metrology has recently hired 3 new technicians.

Looking towards the future, Young said the company would continue providing clients with the latest information, as well as the latest technology. In addition, Young wants to make sure that “the client is serviced and serviced well.” Referring to the Cincinnati office, Young mentioned that he hopes to hire more people and make sure that customers get results in a timely manner.

Young concluded “We were very happy with the positive feedback from the clients. I just wish that the space could be a little bit larger in the future.” 

Exact Metrology is an ISO 9001:2008, AS9100, FFL and ITAR Certified Company.

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


For more information, please contact:

Steve Young
Exact Metrology, Inc.
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Phone: 614-264-8587
Local: 513-831-6620
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

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Exact Metrology Helps Create Red Stockings Pavilion Sculptures

Red Stockings Pavilion SculpturesThe Cincinnati Reds celebrated their 150th anniversary as the nation’s first all-professional baseball team by dedicating a pavilion outside the ballpark on May 5, 2019.

Local Cincinnati artist, Tom Tsuchiya, created relief figures of the members of the 1869 team that adorn a gazebo highlighting the site. It includes 12 bronze busts of 10 players, the club president and secretary. Tom also designed the player statues around the Great American Ball Park. The figures enshrined include Asa Brainard, pitcher/outfield; Doug Allison, catcher; Charlie Gould, first base; Charlie Sweasy, second base; Fred Waterman, third base; George Wright, shortstop; Andy Leonard, left field; Harry Wright, center field/pitcher (team captain);  Cal McVey, right field; William “Dick” Hurley, substitute; Aaron Champion, club president and John Joyce, secretary.

Exact Metrology scanning the sculpture

Exact Metrology, distributor of the GOM CT Scanner, used the GOM ATOS Triple Scan for each sculpture. The GOM ATOS Triple Scan is a high resolution, optical digitizer that delivers rapid and precise 3D measuring data for the optimization of design processes. Precise fringe patterns are projected onto the surface of the object and are recorded by two cameras, based on the stereo camera principle. As the beam paths of both the camera and the projector are calibrated in advance, 3D surface points from three different ray intersections can be calculated. The projection unit of the ATOS Triple Scan is based on Blue Light Technology. Since the sensor works with narrow-band blue light, interfering ambient light can be filtered during image acquisition. Short measuring times are possible because of the powerful light source.

Then, the data was processed in Exact’s Geomagic, the company’s 3D software for digital models of physical objects. Next, the data from the software was used to create a Styrofoam negative with a CNC machine. Lastly, the negative was taken to a foundry to be poured in the final sculpture.

The pavilion is located in the former rose garden, next to the Hall of Fame and Museum, along Joe Nuxhall Way on the first base/right field side of the Great American Ballpark. This pavilion is the first permanent recognition of the original Red Stockings.


For more information, please contact:

Steve Young
Exact Metrology, Inc.
11575 Goldcost Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Phone: 614-264-8587
Local: 513-831-6620
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

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Grieve 824 Modified Universal Oven from Grieve

500°F Modified Universal Oven from Grieve

Grieve 824 Modified Universal Oven from GrieveNo. 824 is a 500°F (260°C), modified universal oven from Grieve, currently used for housing a vertical conveyor system at the customer’s facility. 9 KW installed in Nichrome wire heating elements, while a 600 CFM, 1/2 HP recirculating blower provides universal airflow to the workload.

This Grieve modified universal oven features 4” insulated walls, aluminum steel exterior, Type 430 stainless steel interior and two (2) 20” wide x 5-1/2” high conveyor access doors installed in oven door. Additional features include safety equipment for handling flammable solvents, including explosion venting door hardware. The oven also features an integral leg stand.

Controls on the No. 824 include a digital indicating temperature controller, manual reset excess temperature controller with separate contactors and 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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Exact Metrology Has Successful Open House in Brookfield

PolyWorks computer visualizationExact Metrology hosted its annual Open House at their Brookfield, Wisconsin location on Thursday, June 6, 2019, from 9 am to 3 pm central standard time. The company is located at 20515 Industry Avenue. Many old clients, as well as new ones, were on hand to learn about the company’s new technologies.

Clients attended several breakout sessions, discussing Polyworks software, Geomagic software and GOM CT scanning.

Jonathan Bourchard, the director of sales and business development at Polyrix, was on hand to talk about both about the company’s scanners and software. According to Bourchard, Polyrix is a 3D scanning system with unique technology based on structured light. The scanner takes images from all angles, so users obtain a 3D image without operator interference. Next, the scan can be compared to a CAD model with Polyworks. Reverse engineering also occurs through Polyworks. Bourchard mentioned that most materials can be scanned except translucent materials and shiny concave surfaces.

Customers attend Exact Metrology open houseOne of the companies present at the Open House was Willer Tool Corporation. Steve Keniz, Willer’s quality technician, attended this event to gain more knowledge on Exact Metrology’s new technologies. Keniz mentioned that the company already uses the Romer Absolute Arm and the Surphaser scanner but that they are interested in purchasing more equipment in the future. Regarding this event, Keniz believes the Brookfield Open House provides a great opportunity for networking and getting helpful insights.

3D Parts Unlimited, a printing service bureau, is another Exact Metrology customer. Besides replicating parts, the company also reverse engineers them. Scott Boese, the company’s sales engineer, mentioned that complex parts are sent to Exact Metrology. The parts are scanned and an STEO file is sent. Next, 3D Parts Unlimited prints it and sends it to their customers. Boese expressed interested in GOM and wanted to purchase a Romer Absolute Arm.

Exact personnel demonstrates scannerDean Solberg, Exact Metrology’s co-president, said the Open House was meant to introduce clients to new technology in the 3D scanning world. The GOM CT scanner is a high accuracy and high resolution scanner new to the US market. Polyrix’s multiple light systems are activated with a single button and can scan both large and small parts quickly. Solberg was pleased with the companies in attendance, some of which were Mercury Marine, Sub Zero, Komatsu and NH Global. In terms of responses he’s gotten, Solberg mentioned that attendees are always learning something new and that this makes it easier for them to do their job. 

The Brookfield office is still expanding. In fact, due to a continuous addition of equipment and capabilities, the space will soon be outgrown. As a result of its expansion, Exact Metrology has added a full-time training professional for Polyworks and Geomagic Design X and several contract inspection specialists.

Looking towards the future, Solberg believes Exact Metrology has several opportunities for entry into new markets. One of these is their role as the only North American distributor of GOM CT scanners. They are also excited about expanding in the Texas market.

GOM scannerSolberg concluded “We are thrilled about the results of the Open House, the attendees and what the attendees learned. We look forward to holding this annual event again and introduce our customers to more and better technology.”

Exact Metrology is an ISO 9001:2008, AS9100, FFL and ITAR Certified Company.

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

 

Video at the Exact Open House


For more information, please contact:
EXACT METROLOGY, INC.
Dean Solberg
20515 Industry Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53045
Phone: 262-533-0800
Local: 866-722-2600
www.exactmetrology.com
deans@exactmetrology.com

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