Contact us today:
Guill Tool & Engineering, a tool & die and precision machining company for the extrusion and defense industries, announced it has been certified by NQA for AS9100:2016 and ISO 9001:2015. AS9100:2016 is the quality management standard specific to the aerospace industry.
For Guill, ISO 9001:2015 applies specifically to the design and manufacture of single and multi-layer extrusion heads and tooling, as well as to the manufacture of valves, fittings, and components for submarines. The AS9100:2016 applies to commercial contract manufacturing and machining for aviation, space and defense (ASD).
“As Guill Tool & Engineering continues to seek machining excellence, the pursuit and realization of registration to the AS9100:2016 and to the ISO9001:2015 quality management standards will allow Guill access to new markets, increased internal operational efficiency, lower production costs obtained through improved product reliability, better process control, and greater employee quality awareness.” Guill Tool
Guill Extrusion has supplied tooling to many industries since 1962, beginning with wire & cable and expanding to medical, automotive, hose & pipe, compounding, packaging, and wood composite. Guill specializes in multi-layer tube and hose, having developed patented features for controlling layer tolerances and concentricity, leading to material cost savings.
Guill Defense is a preferred supplier of Level 1/SUBSAFE nuclear and non-level fittings, valves, flanges, components and assemblies for the naval submarine industry. As an established government supplier and leader in precision CNC machining, Guill is capable of handling a broad variety of manufacturing projects. With a wide network of approved suppliers, Guill is able to meet the rigorous standards of complex aviation, space, and defense (ASD) industry specifications.
For more information, please contact:Continue reading
Ideal for aircraft parts including flight controls, fuselage panels, fairings or engine inlets; ROBOTsander sets new standard of excellence for surface treatments
Suhner has released its new ROBOTsander, a highly capable and adaptive surface treatment solution used in the automotive, aerospace, appliance, off-highway and outdoor power equipment market. Operations that benefit from the ROBOTsander are material protection, surface brightening, paint preparations and CFRP activation. Applications include grinding, brightening, polishing, deburring and sanding. The ROBOTsander can safely be used on metal and composite materials alike, using Suhner application-specific abrasives. Its design significantly reduces cycle time and use of abrasive materials. Furthermore, the ROBOTsander solutions meet customer surface treatment needs and requirements in a cost-effective manner with minimum deployment time. The device is ideal for large volume and large area production.
Responding to the digital factory trend in many industries today, each process in itself, as well as complete robot cell functionality, can be analyzed by Suhner engineers and manufacturing specialists. This allows optimization to be performed well in advance of the initial delivery, thus reducing process risks and overall deployment time.
The combined use of Industry 4.0 objectives with the Suhner Digital Factory Monitoring System, allows the customer to monitor-onsite or remotely- the sander’s performance. The ROBOTsander turns any robot into a collaborative robot. Additionally, it provides data recording, process diagnosis and optimization, predictive maintenance and remote product support, as well as spare parts and user time management. Highly adaptable, this sander works equally well in a freestanding machining center or a variety of integrated production equipment.
Other notable features of the ROBOTsander include a fail-safe system setup to safeguard high-value parts and operations plus the optimal use of resources, resulting in less waste.
In addition to the standard ROBOTsander, Suhner also offers optional end effector integrations such as: 3D assembly scanning, automatic parts calibration, automatic surface measurement and reporting, surface cleaning, protective painting and abrasive change station.
To see the ROBOTsander in action, click the play button below:
Ann Arbor, Michigan –Effective June 11, 2012, American Wera is now officially renamed German Machine Tools Of America (GMTA) and continues to represent various top-quality German metalworking machine builders, including Profilator, Pittler, Praewema, WMZ and MAE. These machines are sold for gear and spline production, vertical turning, flexible machining solutions (blank to finish part solutions), as well as bar, pipe and tube straightening plus wheelset pressing. The company’s target markets include automotive, off-highway, OCTG, rail, wind energy, aerospace and other heavy equipment manufacturing.
This announcement was made jointly by GMTA President Walter Friedrich and Vice President of Sales Scott Knoy.
“The reason for the name change is simply that the parent company wished to use a name that is more representative of all the lines we handle in North America,” said Knoy.
Originally formed as the North American subsidiary for Wera in Germany, GMTA today provides application engineering, sales and service for a broad range of machine tools and metal fabricating equipment. GMTA has representatives throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Other key company individuals include Claudia Hambleton, Treasurer; Doug VanDeven, Service/Parts Manager and Shawn Wilkin, Senior Service Engineer. Joseph Kemple remains the dedicated Product Manager for the MAE line of straightening and wheelset presses.
For more information on this announcement, please contact:
GMTA (German Machine Tools of America)
4630 Freedom Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Attention: Scott Knoy, VP