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Fravic Daunert signs contract with ANCA to distribute its products in portions of Mexico

Representatives from ANCA and Fravic Daunert recently witnessed the signing of the contract at IMTS 2022

Fravic Daunert, a specialist in the distribution and commissioning of machine tools and accessories was developed with the union of two companies, the Fravic Group and Daunert Machine Tools. The first is a company that is established in the industrial sector that focuses on distributing machine tools including turret lathes, Swiss lathes, machining centers, CNC grinding machines, and much more.  The second is a Spanish company, based in Barcelona that has specialized in the distribution of machine tools and accessories in a variety of industries for over 105 years.  

According to Guillermo Ramirez, the CEO in Mexico of Fravic Daunert, the partnership between Fravic Group and Daunert Machine Tools was established a year ago to “serve the Mexican market with brands that Daunert represents in Europe.” To ensure proximity to local industry, Fravic Daunert has two offices in Mexico, one in Sahagún City, Hiladgo state and another in Queretaro State.

With a 2020 manufacturing output of $232 billion in Mexico, ANCA knew that they wanted to grow the company’s presence in the country. ANCA President, Russell Riddiford said, “ANCA is already established in the Mexican market, with over 160 machines installed around the country, but we know that the manufacturing industry in Mexico is a strong market for us, and we want to make sure we focus on continued growth in the region.” What better way to continue that growth, then to partner with a company you trust?

ANCA has been well represented by Daunert in Spain for many years. The partnership is already established, and proven, so the decision to partner with them in Mexico was simple. The partnership between ANCA and Fravic Daunert in Mexico has been in the works for months, but it was finalized in September at IMTS 2022 in Chicago, IL. Fravic Daunert will distribute the entire range of ANCA products, including ANCA’s world class CNC tool and cutter grinders, as well as the accessories that accompany them.

Present at the signing was Mr. Riddiford, as well as Mr. Ramirez, and brothers Fritz and Max Daunert, from Fravic Daunert. Fritz is the vice president, while Max holds the position of general manager. Sales representatives will promote and represent ANCA products in San Luis Potosi, Guanajuato, Queretaro, Aguascalientes, Puebla, State of Mexico, Mexico City and Tlaxcala in conjunction with ANCA regional manager, Denny Smaic.

This partnership with ANCA is significant because it is, “A great opportunity, since in the Mexican market ANCA machines are widely used in the automotive, aerospace, medical and electrical industry for companies to manufacture their own tools.” This allows a reduction of costs, as well as greater efficiency and probability. Ramirez concluded, “This in the long run has a very positive impact on the economy and productivity.”


For further information, please contact:

Amanda Bakun
Group PR and Communications Manager, ANCA
M: +1 248 497 1168
amanda.bakun@anca.com

ANCA is a market leading manufacturer of CNC grinding machines. It was founded in 1974 in Melbourne, Australia where the company still has its global headquarters. ANCA has offices in the UK, Germany, China, Thailand, India, Japan, Brazil and the USA as well as a comprehensive network of representatives and agents worldwide.

ANCA CNC grinders are used for manufacturing precision cutting tools and components across a diverse range of competitive industries including cutting tool manufacture, automotive, aerospace, electronics and medical.

Guillermo Ramirez
CEO in Mexico, Fravic Daunert 
T: +52 791 596 21 36
M: +52 771 220 99 21
guillermo.ramirez@fravicdaunert.com.mx

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Bruce Williams Starts New Chapter at Exact Metrology

Formally the president of Accurate Pattern Inc., a Wisconsin pattern-maker, Williams works as a trainer for the company’s educational initiative

Bruce Williams analyzing scan data

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company and a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, has hired Bruce Williams at their Brookfield, Wisconsin location to help customers with their metrology applications.

His educational background includes attending Milwaukee Area Technical College and Phoenix University (Brookfield, Wisconsin). Williams’ first job was in 1974 at J.P. Pattern Inc. (Butler, Wisconsin).   For eleven years, he had several roles in the company including patternmaking journeyman, sales and supervisor.  In 1985, Williams started working at Premold Corporation (Oconomowoc, Wisconsin), working sales and as a general manager.  From 1985 to 2021, he was the founder/president of Accurate Pattern Inc. (Butler, Wisconsin). They specialize in wood, metal and plastic patterns. Although Williams decided to retire in 2021, he works as a manufacturing adjunct instructor at Waukesha County Technical College (Pewaukee, Wisconsin).

Once he decided to “retire,” Williams reached out to Greg Groth, Exact Metrology applications engineer and Dean Solberg, vice president of metrology, both of whom he has had long business relationships with.  He commented that “I have always admired Dean and Greg in their technical expertise and the culture they promote.”  He is excited to work as an Exact Metrology trainer, specializing in 3D Systems Design X reverse engineering software.

Exact Metrology offers training options on all hardware and software options related to digitizing, reverse engineering, measurement and metrology. In his role, Williams will lead the recently implemented educational initiative for the company.  This will involve working with schools of all types as well as multiple trade associations to help educate the current and future workforces on the application of advanced metrology, especially robots and cobots, CT technology and advanced laser scanning in the quality area at all types of companies across America.  The educational initiative means that, “The training is specific to each customer with small in-person classes. The instructors are experts in the field and use practical examples including the customer’s own parts and data.”

Describing the experience, Williams commented, “This is a great place to share my years of pattern/tooling experience in combination with the latest technologies in metrology and modeling. It is satisfying to see customers and colleagues succeed as we help each other.”

In the future, he plans to keep learning and growing with others through his teaching, work at Exact Metrology and industry involvement.


In-Place Machining Company: On-Site Machining Solutions In-Place, Any Place in the World.

In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Wisconsin, Washington, Virginia, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada, is the premier provider of high-precision engineered on-site machining, metrology, and large scale cutting & drilling services for a wide range of renewable energy, aerospace, industrial, and military customers throughout the world.                                  

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, is ISO9001, AS9100 Certified as well as ITAR Registered.

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, 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.

For more information, please contact:

EXACT METROLOGY, INC. 
Dean Solberg
20515 Industry Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53045
Local: 262-533-0800
www.exactmetrology.com
deans@exactmetrology.com

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Amanda Bakun

ANCA CNC Machines Appoints Amanda Bakun as the Marketing and Communications Manager for the Americas

ANCA USA (Wixom, MI), a market leading manufacturer of CNC grinding machines, has announced that Amanda Bakun will take on the newly created position of Marketing and Communications Manager for the Americas.

Amanda Bakun

Johanna Boland, Group Communications and Strategy Manager said, “It has been really exciting at ANCA over the past five years in the marketing communications space. We have built an outstanding team who are leading the way in our social media, thought leadership, customer communications and even an e-commerce platform amongst other marketing activities. We have a powerful and positive brand at ANCA, and I am confident that Amanda will both nurture and grow our reputation in the Americas as well as celebrate what is key to our success – our customers.”

Since ANCA was founded in 1974, the cutting tool industry has continued to grow, in both size and application. ANCA CNC grinders are used for manufacturing precision cutting tools and components across a diverse range of competitive industries including cutting tool manufacture, automotive, aerospace, electronics and medical.

Russell Riddiford, GM Americas said “I am confident that the North/South American segment of the market is going to continue to grow, and because of that we are investing in our growth strategy. We have fantastic customers and exceptional technology in a dynamic market – marketing is key to connecting these groups together.”   

“By the appointment of a local marketing and communications manager, ANCA will deliver a program of activities so that new and existing customers can remain up to date on all the latest news and innovations. This is especially important as we continue to diversify, expand, and grow our brand presence in a variety of different markets. We also pride ourselves on an aggressive product development strategy, investing more than 10% of our revenue annually into research and development – we need to ensure we are communicating these new solutions to the market,” says Johanna Boland.

Although Amanda is new to ANCA, she is not new to the industry. She brings over 12 years of experience in content strategy and marketing in manufacturing. Amanda has worked for several organizations in the industry, most recently a leader in turning and grinding machines. ANCA is confident that her addition to the team will have a big impact on the region. At ANCA, Amanda will be responsible for the content marketing strategy, communications, and marketing efforts for the North and South American markets. “It is an exciting time to join the ANCA team as the company expands its product offerings in a variety of unique and diverse industries. I am honored to join the team and look forward to using my skills and experience to accelerate ANCA’s growth in the America’s,” says Amanda. Amanda has earned a BS in Marketing from Grand Valley State University in Michigan, an MBA from Walsh College in Michigan, and MS in Marketing Research from Michigan State University.

ANCA is a market leading manufacturer of CNC grinding machines. It was founded in 1974 in Melbourne, Australia where the company still has its global headquarters. ANCA has offices in the UK, Germany, China, Thailand, India, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, and the USA as well as a comprehensive network of representatives and agents worldwide.


For further information, please contact:

Johanna Boland
Group PR and Communications Manager, ANCA
M: +61 407799779
Johanna.Boland@anca.com

ANCA is a market leading manufacturer of CNC grinding machines. It was founded in 1974 in Melbourne, Australia where the company still has its global headquarters. ANCA has offices in the UK, Germany, China, Thailand, India, Japan, Brazil and the USA as well as a comprehensive network of representatives and agents worldwide.

ANCA CNC grinders are used for manufacturing precision cutting tools and components across a diverse range of competitive industries including cutting tool manufacture, automotive, aerospace, electronics and medical.

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Exact Metrology Displays the GOM ScanCobot

On display at the Milwaukee area and Cincinnati, Ohio locations, the ScanCobot offers the perfect combination for simple automated inspection tasks

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company and a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, recently announced the arrival of the GOM ScanCobot at their Milwaukee area office. The machine was set up, programmed and run by Phil Rediger, Exact Metrology applications engineer.

Scanning different angles

The ScanCobot is a mobile measuring station with a collaborative robot, a motorized rotation table and powerful software.  According to Rediger, “…The software figures out the optimal positions to scan to get the most comprehensive profile possible on the part.” The device provides cleaner, more accurate data than manual scans.  To measure a part completely, the sensor must face the part from different directions.  The robot arm has an ATOS Q scanner mounted on the end effector.  Combined with the motorized rotation table, the robot articulates the 3-view scanner around it.

Measurement planning, digitizing and inspection take place in the virtual measuring room (VMR) of the powerful software GOM Inspect Pro. The VMR is the central control and measurement planning software that represents the complete measuring procedure. In the software, the CAD data set of the part to be inspected is imported together with the associated measurement plan. The sensor positions and robot paths are computed fully automatically. Additionally, automatic teaching allows the user to work with the system without the need for specific robot programming skills.

Thanks to the Blue Light Equalizer and fast data processing, ATOS Q offers a superior performance. The Blue Light Equalizer enables high-speed fringe projection and is so powerful that even on uncooperative surfaces short measuring times can be achieved. Two different ATOS Q scanners are available.  Both can handle a 500mm cube part. 

The ScanCobot can easily and quickly be moved from one location to another. Only a standard socket is required for commissioning.  It can also be used with a tripod for select scanning.

Exact Metrology offers the device for sale or service and is designed for multiple, repeat scans on a production line, as one-off scans. Currently, the company is focused on promoting this product for diecast and injection molded parts. However, the uses are many, including composite and additive parts. 


In-Place Machining Company: On-Site Machining Solutions In-Place, Any Place in the World.

In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Wisconsin, Washington, Virginia, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada, is the premier provider of high-precision engineered on-site machining, metrology, and large scale cutting & drilling services for a wide range of renewable energy, aerospace, industrial, and military customers throughout the world.                                  

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, is ISO9001, AS9100 Certified as well as ITAR Registered.

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, 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.

GOM GmbH

GOM, a company of the ZEISS Group, specializes in industrial 3D coordinate measuring technology, 3D computed tomography and 3D testing. From product development to production and worldwide distribution, GOM offers machines and systems for manual and automated 3D digitizing, evaluation software, training and professional support from a single source. In industries such as automotive, aerospace, energy and consumer goods, more than 17,000 GOM system installations are in use internationally. At more than 60 locations and with more than 1,200 metrology specialists, GOM guarantees profound advice and first-class service. Since mid-2019, GOM has been a part of the ZEISS Group and has formed the Center of Excellence for optical metrology. With more than 31,000 employees in 50 countries and annual revenue totaling more than 6.4 billion euros, ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics.

To see the ScanCobot in action, view below:

For more information, please contact:

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company
Dean Solberg
20515 Industry Avenue 
Brookfield, WI 53045 
Local: 262-533-0800
www.exactmetrology.com
deans@exactmetrology.com

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No Simple Tool – Mexican cutting tool manufacturer SJ Tools wins #ANCATooloftheYear2022 for a cutting tool with five operations in one

JG Group from Poland were second time winners of the virtual category for their beautiful and highly creative model of a Hummingbird that attracted significant industry votes

Edwin Juarez, CEO of SJ Tools and Russell Riddiford, ANCA Inc President
Edwin Juarez, CEO of SJ Tools and Russell Riddiford, ANCA Inc President

The first ever Mexican winner, SJ Tools wowed the market with a cutting tool that combined multiple features into a single tool where all features were finished with a very accurate surface finish. The complexity of the design was possible through ANCA’s flexible iGrind software that offers its users a myriad of advanced features. SJ Tools drill point was special with a roughing tip just below the drill point to carry out high speed drilling and chip management.

Into its fifth year, ANCA’s industry first competition announced winners live at the international trade show IMTS in Chicago, IL earlier this month. The ‘Oscars’ of the Cutting Tool industry, participants and winners achieve important brand recognition with a reach of over two million across extensive media and social media coverage as well as money and other prizes.

Patrick Boland, Co-Founder at ANCA comments: “Every year I am delighted by the skill and creativity of our customers and how they apply the ANCA technology to design and manufacture market leading cutting tools. I think it is very important to recognize the amazing results we see across our industry and ANCA’s Tool of the Year is a chance to get together and celebrate our vibrant and innovative industry.”

JG Group won the virtual category with an excellent display of creativity and third runners up for the main ANCA Tool of the Year. The effort and creative thinking process coupled with intimate knowledge of the iGrind and the CIM3D software enabled them to design a life size model of the “Hummingbird” which was both beautiful and an impressive application of design.

Aleksandra Semeniuk, Design Manager at JG GROUP has been producing cutting tools as well as machine parts and tooling for industry since 2005. “The ANCA Tool of the Year competition inspires tool companies all around the world and brings a breath of fresh air to our daily work, stimulates creativity and allows us to break down barriers.”

No Simple Tool – SJ Tools takes the ANCA Tool of the Year major award

Edwin Juarez, CEO of SJ Tools said: “In this very competitive world with the technology that exists in cutting tools, it’s a great achievement for me as well as the whole team that works at SJ Tools (designing, sharpening, grinding, machining area, polishing, honing, quality, purchases, sales and administration).”

“Our tool was designed for a customer which machines aluminium. With this tool we could eliminate five tools and machine it with one. The first and second operation performed was roughing and a chip breaker on the tip to break the chip, giving better output and avoiding obstructions. The third operation interpolates to create a pocket. In the fourth and fifth we made two internal slots in which we did roughing and finishing, also super polishing and honing. At the same time, we managed to reduce cycle times, production cost and inventory cost.”

“There is no simple tool. That is why I want to highlight the engineering, design and manufacturing team since they worked hard analyzing each of our client’s operations to be able to create this tool. The experience and dedication of each team member that works at SJ Tools leads us to these achievements. It was created by observing, analyzing and detecting the needs of our client, and thus be able to create this solution.”

Independent judge, John Saunders who is the President of Saunders Machine Works (SMW) and founder of YouTube channel NYC CNC said, “Congratulations to the winners! The application of both software and the ANCA grinding technology was truly remarkable. The complexity, detail, and quality of the tools was outstanding. Thank you to ANCA for inviting me to be part of the tool of the year competition and helping to share our passion for educating the manufacturing community about the precision and capabilities of CNC tool grinding.” 

Winner Main category: SJ Tool

Winner Virtual category: JG Group


ANCA Tool of the Year
There are two competition categories to recognize both the functionality and creativity of cutting tool manufacturers.
 

  • The main prize goes to #MadeonANCA tools and entrants will be judged on the form and performance of their cutting tool.
  • The second category is for virtual tools as the “Most innovative tool design.” Entrants are encouraged to be creative and use ANCA tool design software to push ideas to their limits. 


The winner of #MadeonANCA receives $10,000 AUD worth of ANCA innovations for parts, accessories or software that fit your grinding needs and the winner of the most innovative virtual tool will receive the full CIM software package.

SPONSORS

  1. Oelheld: The first runner up of #MadeonANCA received from Oelheld Fluid Technology: 1,000 liters of oil (a free first filling for an ANCA grinding machine)
    GDS: The second runner up of #MadeonANCA received from GDS a μGrind ANCA collet adaptor.
  2. TYROLIT: The third runner up of #MadeonANCA received from TYROLIT – Schleifmittelwerke Swarovski K.G a free set of standard grinding wheels for a CNC tool grinder, and a training session for two people.
  3. Piranha: The first and second runners up of the virtual tool category received one set of cooling Line Kit from Piranha.


The competition was based on the passion and the craft of tool making and celebrated our highly skilled tool grinding community. 
  
The top five finalist tools were judged on the following criteria:

  • Best surface finish in Ra (roughness average) value on the flute or gash surface
  • The tool that was closest to the nominal tolerance as stated on the drawing in terms of diameter and profile (i.e. if the tolerance on diameter was +/- 0.010mm and the tool was measured to 0.005 ranked favorably)
  • Tool that was ground to the tightest tolerance as per the drawing (i.e. the tool with the lowest tolerance ranked favorably)
  • Level of complexity (i.e. in terms of the number of steps, profiles ranked favorably)

For further information, please contact:
Johanna Boland
Group Corporate Communications Manager 
M: +61 407799779
Johanna.Boland@anca.com

ANCA is a market leading manufacturer of CNC grinding machines. It was founded in 1974 in Melbourne, Australia where the company still has its global headquarters. ANCA has offices in the UK, Germany, China, Thailand, India, Japan, Brazil and the USA as well as a comprehensive network of representatives and agents worldwide.

ANCA CNC grinders are used for manufacturing precision cutting tools and components across a diverse range of competitive industries including cutting tool manufacture, automotive, aerospace, electronics and medical.

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Exact Metrology Attended Coordinate Metrology Society Conference

Leader in 3D Scanning reintroduces itself to the public following new partnerships  

2.)	Chris Lafferty scanning with Artec Leo

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company and a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, recently exhibited at the Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC).

Held in Orlando, Florida, the conference provided attendees with the opportunity to try the latest innovative coordinate metrology equipment and educate themselves in metrology principles. It also included numerous technical presentations from industry experts and hands-on workshops providing training opportunities on metrology hardware and software solutions.

Present in booth 219, Dean Solberg, Vice President of Metrology at Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, said that it was exciting to be back meeting face-to-face with this unique group of metrology technology professionals.  He added that the goal of being at the CMSC this year, was to re-introduce Exact Metrology to the industry and share the additional solutions and measurement service offerings the company now provides as part of the Measurement & Alignment Services Group of In-Place Machining Company. Partnering with them in this group is OASIS Alignment Services: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, a long-time supporter of the CMS and provider of 3D metrology and alignment services.

Demonstrated in the Exact Metrology booth was the handheld Artec Leo 3D Scanner. The Leo seamlessly captures 3D renderings, offering onboard automatic processing through an intuitive touchscreen. The scanner captures a 360-degree view, loading it on the touchscreen for your review. After the images have been compiled into a 3D image, you can rotate and review the final product. Scanning 80 frames per second, the Artec Leo offers fast, detailed scans of small and large objects. The wide-angle lens allows you to accurately capture large objects, and the high-accuracy scanning lets you move in close to capture intricate details. Additionally, the touch panel screen, built-in battery, and wireless connectivity allow you to capture 3D images without the need for additional equipment.

While at the conference, Exact Metrology representatives had the opportunity to interact with metrology experts from several industries including automotive, aviation, defense, marine (shipbuilding), agriculture and construction.

Talking about the purpose of attending CMSC Mr. Solberg said, “It is always exciting for us to support and be a part of the CMSC and learn about the latest advancements in metrology. Staying ahead of the curve allows us to provide only the best measurement solutions and services to our current customers – and to our now expanded customer base of both In-Place Machining Company and OASIS.”


In-Place Machining Company: On-Site Machining Solutions In-Place, Any Place in the World.

In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Wisconsin, Washington, Virginia, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada, is the premier provider of high-precision engineered on-site machining, metrology, and large scale cutting & drilling services for a wide range of renewable energy, aerospace, industrial, and military customers throughout the world.                                  

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, is ISO9001, AS9100 Certified as well as ITAR Registered.

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, 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.

OASIS Alignment Services: A Division of In-Place Machining Company

OASIS Alignment Services: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, provides 3-Dimensional Metrology Services, Precision Alignment Inspections and Diagnostics and Mechanical Services across a wide range of industries including aerospace, automotive, power generation, shipbuilding, pulp and paper, converting, printing, plastics, textiles and more. OASIS has completed thousands of successful projects since its inception in 1982 and continues to set industry standards in alignment procedures, specialized tooling and reporting techniques. OASIS operates service centers in New Hampshire, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin, California, Washington, and Ontario and Québec, Canada. For more visit www.oasisalignment.com

About Artec 3D

Artec 3D is an international company, headquartered in Luxembourg, with offices in the United States (Santa Clara, California), China (Shanghai) and Russia (Moscow). Artec 3D develops and produces innovative 3D solutions and products. Artec has a team of professional experts in the collection and processing of 3D surfaces as well as biometric facial recognition. Artec 3D’s products and services can be used in many industries, such as in engineering, medicine, media and design, entertainment, fashion, historic preservation, security technology and many more.

For more information, please contact:

EXACT METROLOGY, INC. 
Dean Solberg
20515 Industry Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53045
Local: 262-533-0800
www.exactmetrology.com
deans@exactmetrology.com

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Wenzel Gear Tec

WENZEL and Nidec Machine Tool America announce technical partnership for IMTS 2022

Closed loop between WENZEL gear inspection system and Nidec gear grinder

Utilizing VDI/VDE Gear Data Exchange format

Automatic process corrections

Wenzel GT 450

Wixom, MI – IMTS 2022 will host a variety of gear technologies that will set the tone for manufacturing innovation in the years to come. At the forefront is the integration of data for process control, providing outstanding solutions to manufacturers. WENZEL America and Nidec’s collaboration started with the mutual drive for serving their customer with excellence through data management. 

“Showing how easily WENZEL’s metrology systems integrate into any production process is what we would like to display at this year’s show. We are excited to have Nidec as a partner to demonstrate how we apply this to the gear industry,” said Drew Shemenski, President of WENZEL America. “Collaborations like this are a way we bring innovation to our customers.”

The successes achieved in the field of measurement technology solutions based on closed-loop processes are pushing the boundaries on throughput and delivery. Because of this, launching the technical collaboration between Nidec and WENZEL at IMTS 2022 was an easy decision. 

According to Scott Knoy, VP Sales at Nidec Machine Tool America, “Both Nidec and WENZEL are able to utilize the international VDI/VDE gear data exchange format. Our joint effort with WENZEL offers gear manufacturers the ability to automatically make corrections to the process based on inspection data. This will be shown at IMTS connected to Nidec’s internal gear generating grinder, the ZI20A-G.”

Speaking on integrated metrology at IMTS, WENZEL’s Chief Digital Officer, Prof. Dr. Heiko Wenzel will emphasize the solutions that WENZEL develops and works towards productivity success for their customers through integration.  


Interested parties can contact:

Scott Knoy, VP Sales
248-756-5017
Scott.Knoy@nidec.com
NIDEC MACHINE TOOL AMERICA LLC
46992 Liberty Drive
Wixom, MI 49393
www.nidec-machinetoolamerica.com

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Social Media Post Ideas For Your Next Trade Show

By Amie Burke

Participating in a trade show can be a little overwhelming to think about social media when you’re busy with your trade show or expo responsibilities. You know that it is important to let your social media followers know that you are at a show, but what do you do when you are there? Sticking to a couple of these posting ideas can help make it less of a task and help highlight how important your company is to the industry.

Highlight your booth setup.
The first post to make while you are on location with your booth is to actually highlight your whole setup. If it is possible, a behind the scenes shot of the actual set up the day before a trade show would be a great way to remind your followers that you will be at a particular event along with directions to get to your booth. Posting the finished set up, in all of its glory, on the first morning of the trade show will remind your followers what booth they are looking for. Posting a couple of eye catching photos or time-lapse videos of the set up process, then finishing the story next morning with a nice photo of the whole setup or a less than a minute video walk through tour, is an effective way to kick off your first day.

Focus on the unique and important.
What makes your booth area unique? Do you have important clients or guests coming to visit? Are you doing a special giveaway that’s only at the trade show? These are great things to highlight when you are in full swing of the trade show. Posting a quick video tour of something unique about your setup or a photo of a meet up with a client will help in showing how inclusive and friendly your booth is to not only your followers on social media, but potential clients at the show as well. Make sure to use trade show specific hashtags in order to maximize this idea especially if you are doing a trade show specific giveaway or have a sponsorship of an event.

Take it to the next level.
While you are at a trade show, you will see all kinds of new technology or enjoy groundbreaking speeches and presentations. If you are able to share some of the next level information that you are learning, do it! Your followers will find it very interesting and it shows that you are the kind of company that is always looking forward to the next progression in your industry.

Trade shows and expos can be a great way to not only show off what your company can do for your clients and potential partners, it can highlight that your company is ready to make meaningful connections through your industry. While posting about trade shows on your company social media pages, always remember that those channels are an outreach to the rest of the world outside of the expo hall. Not only will the posts help with information inside the show, posts will help show others who could not be there, that you understand the importance of connection and keeping up with what’s new in your industry.

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Ohio State House

Exact Metrology Uses CT scanning for Ohio State House

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company and a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, recently used CT (Computed Tomography) to assist a former Ohio State University student with a special project.

Caroline Karbowski a Biology major as well as an undergraduate student researcher in Molecular Biology, started her own company called See3D. A nonprofit organization, See3D helps the blind and visually impaired to see through touch using 3D printing to create models. They then distribute them to those in need.

Ohio State House

Since 2017, See3D has distributed over 1,400 models to people in 23 states, 9 countries and 23

organizations. Ms. Karbowski taught herself Braille in 6th grade because she wanted to “read books in the car without getting dizzy.” From there, her interest grew and she discovered that she could add Braille labels to 3D printed models. Blind students could make their own scientific observations instead of only relying on someone else’s observations.

See3D contacted Exact Metrology wanting to take a particular physical part and convert it into a digital model, a service the company can provide rapidly with multiple methods of data capture and full-time staff for modeling and reverse engineering. The nonprofit had access to a scale model of the Ohio State House. The model is presumably a one-off model made by an artist. The challenge consisted in modeling the minute details and features of the state house into a printable format. An accurate point cloud was required. The geometry of the part and small features made industrial CT scanning the ideal choice for data capture.

The scan was completed by an Exact Metrology applications engineer, with a ZEISS METROTOM 6 scout (GOM CT). Using an x-ray generating source and a digital detector, an image showing the difference in density was created. Thousands of images were taken automatically. When a sufficient number of images were captured, they were stitched together to create a 3D x-ray image or volume. The volume can then be surfaced into a model by the gray value difference between materials in the volume. In this case, an outer shell featuring a core and a base. The applications engineer noted that when a point cloud was generated of the Ohio State House, it had too many points to be feasibly processed into a printable format. Exact Metrology’s in-house reverse engineering team removed the unnecessary data points while maintaining accuracy to provide a printable digital model of the state house. The engineer commented on his experience by saying, “I enjoyed this job because it was an interesting, unique part with the added bonus of helping See3D provide a valuable service.”

Last year, Caroline was selected as the Next Generation Innovator of the Year by her university. To hear her talk more about See3D and the inspiration behind it, view below:


In-Place Machining Company: On-Site Machining Solutions In-Place, Any Place in the World.

In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Wisconsin, Washington, Virginia, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada, is the premier provider of high-precision engineered on-site machining, metrology, and large scale cutting & drilling services for a wide range of renewable energy, aerospace, industrial, and military customers throughout the world.

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, is ISO9001, AS9100 Certified as well as ITAR Registered.

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, 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.

For more information, please contact:

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company
Steve Young
11575 Goldcoast Drive  
Cincinnati, OH 45249 
Local: 513-831-6620
Toll Free: 866-722-2600
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

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ANCA launches its premium, next generation machine range to produce the highest accuracy and quality cutting tools in the world – the MX7 ULTRA

Introducing one nanometer axis resolution, the new MX7 ULTRA machine’s performance can maintain less than +/- 0.002mm line form accuracy of any profile which includes ballnose and corner radius endmills. See the ultra-performance machine at IMTS – Booth #237406. 

The new MX7 ULTRA can manufacture large volumes of endmills and other cutting tools of the highest accuracy and quality. The minute size of a micron is beyond the human eye, but in becoming even more precise and moving from micrometers to nanometers, ANCA will offer the highest accuracy and quality in a cutting tool in the market. New software, hardware and design features are combined to make significant advances in surface finish, accuracy, and controlled runout, to deliver batch consistency from the first ground tool to the thousandth.   

The MX7 ULTRA includes: 

  • nanometer control system, 
  • new servo control algorithm for smooth motion, 
  • system and mechanical upgrades enhance stiffness and rigidity,  
  • in-process measuring, balancing and runout compensation for consistent accuracy, 
  • Motor Temperature Control (MTC) – compensation for thermal expansion on the grinding spindle, and 
  • specialist training support in how to grind industry leading cutting tools. 

Pat Boland, ANCA co-founder says: “The MX7 ULTRA is a significant development in precision machine design and will change the industry expectations for accuracy and tool life. Achieving these outstanding results has only been possible because of our extensive experience working with customers to manufacture the highest quality cutting tools over many years. At ANCA we are always designing and innovating to find better customer solutions and I am very proud of the ANCA team that has developed the MX7 ULTRA.” 

“The ULTRA machine is truly market changing. It is the culmination of ANCA’s elite technology, deep industry knowledge, and customer experience in grinding,” says Thomson Mathew, ANCA product manager for the MX series and software products.  

Unlike its competitors, ANCA is vertically integrated. This provides a significant advantage as it means ANCA teams can develop and manufacture their own machines from base to canopy – including controls and drive systems, design and simulation software and even machine monitoring software. Owning all the technology means engineers and designers can consider the entire machine as a single system when developing new solutions.  

“We wanted to create technology that could produce premium cutting tools that are above the current market standard in both accuracy and tool life. We introduced nanometer resolution into our axis, which is new to the cutting tool market. The result is a perfect example of ANCA’s vertical integration capabilities as we have the in-house ability to fine tune or develop the new algorithms for our drives to make this happen.” 

“Cutting tools like ballnose, corner radius, barrel shape ballnose and double corner radius endmills are used widely across industries including diemold, aerospace, and power generation. The surface finish quality, accuracy and runout are critical for the performance and cutting life in all applications – so our customers want a guarantee that their first tool will be exactly the same as the hundredth, or thousandth. The MX7 ULTRA can produce high quality cutting tools to suit all customer needs to satisfy all industry types.”  

“With almost 50 years of expertise, we are experts in the field of cutting tools and we want to impart our knowledge through best grinding practices. As part of the ULTRA experience, skilled application engineers will be available to train and educate our customers to ensure the machine will produce high quality tools from the first day of production.” 

“It has taken years of research and development, and engineering excellence for us to develop this premium solution to grind high quality tools. In my 25 years in the industry, I believe this is one of the most outstanding innovations we have accomplished that will really change the cutting tool market. We are confident that our customers will be very satisfied with the life and performance of cutting tools produced on this premium machine,” Thomson concluded. 

The MX7 ULTRA superior performance highlights 

Greater control for the velocity and acceleration or deceleration along with machine jerk limits: To increase the stiffness of the C-axis, the MX7 ULTRA combines developments to the nanometer or micro degree resolution in the linear and rotary axis, tuning parameters, several system enhancements, and major mechanical changes.  

ULTRA-fast response to internal or external disturbances: ANCA’s newly designed servo control algorithm allows silky smooth motion of an axis with the use of a unique algorithm and nanometer measurement in the control system. This will create finer cutting edges and eliminating micro-chips making it more efficient while used in actual machining of materials. 

Better cycle time and higher productivity of high-quality cutting tools: The unique algorithm is key to the performance of the machine and ensures outstanding tracking performance. It also allows ULTRA-performance of the servo system without using a complex, complicated, or expensive mechanical system.  

Reduces setup times and scrap: Cutting-edge software has been developed by ANCA to ensure batch consistency in large volumes. LaserUltra is part of the MX7 ULTRA package to maintain consistency and accuracy of the grinding process which includes in-process measurement and compensation to accommodate wheel wear and other external variations during large batch grinding. Its analog capability can maintain less than +/- 0.002mm line form accuracy of any profile which includes ballnose and corner radius tools.  

Increased wheel life and better-quality tools: Tool and wheel performance can be further optimized by the iBalance software, which guides a user to the optimal grinding position and RPM for vibration monitoring and balancing the wheelpack inside the machine. Correctly balanced wheelpacks result in superior surface finish and reduced wheel wear due to the elimination of wheel vibration.  

Consistency in finished tool quality: A major inclusion in the MX7 ULTRA package is the total tool runout measurement and compensation operation in iGrind. When an endmill is in rotation it is important that each tooth hits at the exact same spot along the workpiece for longer tool life and efficient cutting. Every tool in the batch can be measured and compensated for runout to make sure the entire batch is within a tolerance of 0.002mm. It is another piece of assurance that the first endmill will be as good as the last. 

Consistent spindle thermal stability: Motor Temperature Control (MTC) is a patented (US PAT. 11,394,331) innovation built into the motor spindle drive firmware. Smart control algorithm actively manages and maintains the temperature of motorized spindles in the MX7 ULTRA. Dramatically reduced machine warmup time means production can start sooner, once the machine has reached thermal stability. This improves productivity and machine use. Consistent thermal stability of the spindle over time regardless of changes in load or speed, or coolant temperature, greatly improves the dimensional stability of grinding results. 

Post grinding processes: The smoother, finer cutting edge and surface finish as a result of the combination of all the above including the nanometer control will assist in all post grinding applications like edge preparation and coating. A finer edge that has been properly prepared has greater stability, which reduces the likelihood of it chipping, while also decreasing surface roughness which can cause increased friction between the tool and the workpiece.  


For further information, please contact: 

Johanna Boland 
Group Corporate Communications Manager   
M: +61 407799779 
Johanna.Boland@anca.com  

ANCA is a market leading manufacturer of CNC grinding machines. It was founded in 1974 in Melbourne, Australia where the company still has its global headquarters. ANCA has offices in the UK, Germany, China, Thailand, India, Japan, Brazil and the USA as well as a comprehensive network of representatives and agents worldwide.  

ANCA CNC grinders are used for manufacturing precision cutting tools and components across a diverse range of competitive industries including cutting tool manufacture, automotive, aerospace, electronics and medical. 

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