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El Taller Digital: Siemens presentará CNC nativo digital y más en IMTS 2022, stands 133346 y 433028

Embarcase en el viaje digital con  SINUMERIK ONE reduce el desarrollo de productos y el tiempo de comercialización, además de que la empresa  mostrará una cartera ampliada de hardware,  software y servicios para ayudar a allanar el camino hacia la digitalización  

Siemens impulsa la transformación digital en la industria de las máquinas con una nueva generación de CNC, SINUMERIK ONE.

Durante IMTS 2022, Siemens presentará su cartera de tecnología de software y automatización de hardware, destacada por la primera plataforma CNC nativa digital, SINUMERIK ONE, para aplicaciones de máquina herramienta. Además, Siemens presentará sus soluciones y servicios para la industrialización de la fabricación aditiva. En stands 133346 y 433028, la empresa destacará cómo los usuarios de máquinas pueden embarcarse rápida y fácilmente en sus viajes de digitalización, desde el concepto de la pieza hasta el diseño, el gemelo digital hasta la simulación, la producción de piezas y máquinas, así como la integración total de estos procesos en la empresa digital para talleres de trabajo y departamentos de producción por igual.

En el pabellón de Controles y CAD-CAM (East Hall) en el stand 133346, Siemens demostrará la producción e instalación de extremo a extremo de una carcasa de transmisión y un soporte para el eRod, un vehículo eléctrico autónomo que estará en el stand para la inspección de los visitantes. Las piezas se fabrican mediante procesos de mecanizado aditivo y sustractivo. En cada etapa del desarrollo de la pieza, incluyendo el mecanizado, los quioscos de visualización llevarán a los visitantes a través del proceso digital. Desde el  popular software Siemens NX CAM, que permite el uso de modelos, datos y procesos 3D para conectar sin problemas la planificación y las operaciones de  taller en un hilo digital hasta el potente SINUMERIK ONE, el nativo digital CNC que permite  un gemelo digital de la máquina herramienta y su operación completa  en produccion.  Siemens ha  optimizado las operaciones de taller así como  las principales instalaciones de producción de piezas  de automoción, aeroespacial, fuera de carretera y médica en todo el mundo.

El SINUMERIK ONE ahora permite capacidades de extremo a extremo desde el diseño de la pieza y la máquina herramienta para pasar por la puesta en marcha completa, la capacitacion y la validación de la producción en la planta y el taller. La digitalización se convierte en realidad.

En el pabellón Aditivo (West Hall) del stand 433028, Siemens demostrará su implementación CNC en los mundos de producción de aditivos y aditivos / sustractivos, mostrando los procesos de producción de piezas desde el diseño hasta la pieza acabada. Los visitantes pueden discutir sus retos de fabricación con Siemens para determinar el método óptimo de diseño y fabricación de piezas, ya sea de producción única o completa, todo ello realizado con métodos de digitalización para la validación y la contención de tiempo/costo.

Los fabricantes de máquinas herramienta se benefician de la tecnología Gemelo Digital al acelerar los tiempos de desarrollo y puesta en marcha a nuevos niveles de calidad y eficiencia.

Otros aspectos destacados de los stands de Siemens serán:

  • Las soluciones de digitalización acortarán el tiempo de comercialización del fabricante  de máquinas herramienta, a través de tecnología Digital Twin donde se simula todo el diseño de la máquina y la cinemática operativa antes de  cualquier fabricación. Este desarrollo permite ahorros sustanciales tanto para el constructor como para el usuario final, en el diseño, construcción, puesta en marcha, inicio y formación de la implementación de la máquina.    
  • Con SINUMERIK ONE,  el primer CNC nativo digital, Siemens está impulsando la transformación digital  en la industria de máquina herramienta. El nuevo controlador trabaja con software para crear el contralodor de la máquina y el gemelo digital asociado a partir de un solo sistema de ingeniería y, por lo tanto, contribuye a la integración total de hardware y software. Gracias a su  perfecta interacción entre el mundo virtual y el real, incluyendo PLC de alto rendimiento, motor y hardware de accionamiento, SINUMERIK ONE está estableciendo  nuevos estándares  en términos de productividad, rendimiento y digitalización. Es el controlador de máquina preparado para el futuro en el mundo cada vez más digital de la fabricación.    
  • Con  Create MyVirtual Machine para fabricantes de máquinas herramienta y Run MyVirtual Machine para usuarios de máquinas, esta nueva plataforma CNC está provista de software para crear el concepto universal del gemelo digital, hardware potente y seguridad de IT integrada, lo que convierte a SINUMERIK ONE en un CNC con visión de futuro, que está impulsando la transformación digital en la industria de la máquina herramienta.  

Para obtener más información sobre Siemens  en  IMTS 2022, por favor visite www.usa.siemens/cnc

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Siemens Digital Industries (DI) es un líder innovador  en automatización y digitalización. Colaborando estrechamente con socios y clientes, DI maneja la transformación digital en las industrias de proceso y discretas.  Con su portafolio  Digital Enterprise, DI proporciona a las empresas de todos tamaños  un conjunto integral de productos, soluciones y servicios para integrar y digitalizar toda la cadena de valor. Optimizada para las necesidades específicas de cada industria, la cartera única de DI apoyo a los clientes a lograr una mayor flexibilidad y productividad.   DI está añadiendo constantemente inovaciones a su portafolio para integrar tecnologías futuras de vanguardia.  Siemens Digital Industries tiene su sede   global en  Núremberg, Alemania y tiene alrededor de   72,000 empleados a nivel internacional.

Siemens Corporation es una subsidiaria estadounidense de Siemens AG, una potencia tecnológica  global que ha sido sinónimo con excelencia en ingeniería, innovación, calidad, confiabilidad e internacionalidad durante más de 170 años.  Activa en todo el mundo, la empresa se centra en la infraestructura inteligente para edificios y sistemas de energía distribuida y en la automatización y digitalización  en las industrias de procesos y fabricación. Siemens reúne los mundos digitales y físicos para beneficiar a los clientes y a la sociedad. A través de Mobility, un proveedor líder de soluciones de movibilidad inteligente para el transporte ferroviario y por carretera, Siemens está ayudando a formar al mercado mundial de servicios de pasajero y mercancías. A través de su participación mayoritaria en la empresa que cotiza en la bolsa Siemens Healthineers, Siemens también es un proveedor líder  mundial de tecnología médica y servicios digitales de salud. Además, Siemens posee una participación minoritaria en Siemens Energy, un líder mundial en la transmisión  y generación de energía eléctrica que cotiza en la bolsa desde el 28 de septiembre de 2020. En el año fiscal 2020,  Siemens Group USA generó unos ingresos de  $17 mil millones y emplea a aproximadamente  40,000 personas que atienden a clientes en los 50 estados y Puerto Rico.

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ANCA is set to unveil a remarkable new machine capable of producing the highest accuracy and quality cutting tools in the world at IMTS 2022

On a brand-new stand ANCA will showcase the next generation of technology enabling customers to grow capacity, improve profit margins and gain efficiencies.

Cutting tools continue to be an essential component across many industries, as these industries expand their own product range and complexity, manufacturers increasingly demand high-quality cutting tools that meet unique requirements. For cutting tool manufactures, deciding what technology to invest in should be driven by business goals and at IMTS, ANCA will present the grinding tech to tackle now — demonstrating the advantages of investing in a technologically advanced future.

Pat Boland, ANCA Co-Founder and Joint Managing Director, said: “Designing the best technology requires a multi-pronged approach. We immerse ourselves in the market; are continually inventing; keep a keen eye on new developments and bring them into our applications. We seek out intelligent, talented people, and interact with customers daily to understand their specific needs. This is how we design and manufacture our market-leading solutions.”

ANCA Inc General Manager Russell Riddiford is head of the Wixom, Michigan ANCA office and said: “With a long four-year wait since the last IMTS, I am excited to show our visitors the latest technological advancements from ANCA. We have not been idle between shows – once again ANCA has industry-first innovations launching in Chicago this year, and we will be presenting technology that helps solve the challenges faced by many manufacturers in the market.”

“We are also pretty excited to announce the winners of the fifth ANCA Tool of the Year competition on our stand at IMTS. The ‘Oscars’ of the cutting tool industry, the contest celebrates the deep experience and creativity of tool manufacturers across a highly skilled grinding industry,” Russell concluded.

TRULY INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING WITH AIMS

The ANCA Integrated Manufacturing System (AIMS) optimizes cutting tool production through streamlined manufacturing, automation, and connectivity. With ANCA and AIMS, customers can achieve continuous, unattended production that dramatically reduces non-productive machine time, with smart automation that connects sequential tool production processes and offers connectivity across the whole factory.

This is Industry 4.0 — factory-wide integration. The technology considers a factory as a single machine, rather than separating it into many different process elements. This is a powerful concept that brings together one ecosystem and builds it to be as efficient as possible. AIMS, being a modular solution, can be deployed in stages, allowing for easy, gradual, and smooth transition from traditional to automated and integrated manufacturing.

A fully operational manufacturing cell will be displayed at IMTS, demonstrating a fully automatic process of tool manufacturing, from blanks to ground tools. Included will be ANCA’s latest premium machine MX7 ULTRA capable of manufacturing high quality cutting tools, along with an AutoSet job preparation station, AutoLine for pallet and tool transfer as well as AutoFetch – a robot responsible for material transfer between processes – pallet and individual tools between job preparation, grinding and tool measurement on ZOLLER measuring machine.

Jan Irzyk, AIMS Product Manager said: “AIMS can be configured in many ways but at IMTS visitors can see an unattended manufacturing workflow of two varieties of endmills on one MX7 machine. An important part of this workflow is closed loop measurement and compensation process using ZOLLER Genius as a measurement station. Depending on an individual customer’s requirements, our system can automatically transfer a tool from the ground batch, clean it, measure required geometries and transfer the results to the respective grinder where grinding parameters compensation is taking place to achieve required dimensional tolerance of the batch.”

ANCA TOOL OF THE YEAR 2022 WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT IMTS

The fifth #ANCATooloftheYear2022 competition winners will be announced live at IMTS. The ‘Oscars’ of the cutting tool industry, the contest celebrates the deep experience and creativity of tool manufacturers across a highly skilled grinding industry.

Pat Boland, ANCA Co-Founder said: “Reviewing Tool of the Year entries I am always in awe of the passion and talent of customers that push our machines to their limits and create tooling masterpieces.”

PRESENTING THE CPX IN-PROCESS OD MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

The CPX in-process OD measurement system is a quality control system that monitors and controls the OD of ground blanks within a batch production.

Batch grinding on a CPX with high material removal rates and to tight tolerances is a basic function of the machine, the OD measurement system takes it further by utilizing the Statistical Process Control (SPC) feature that comes standard with the OD measurement software. SPC is user defined, the tolerances along with the Cp and CpK values are constantly monitored, controlled, and reported to the user.

The OD measurement system is permanently mounted inside the machine and only called upon when required, based on the set tolerances and the frequency of measurement, an accurate in-process measurement and compensation is applied to maintain the blank OD to the nominal diameter.

The system is flexible with the ability to handle multiple diameters in one setup, making it perfect for complex blank geometries/shapes and longer batch runs.

AUTOMARKX: ANCA’S AUTOMATIC LASER MARKING STATION

AutoMarkX is an automatic stand-alone laser marking station replacing manual and labor-intensive processes. It is AIMS Ready, which means it can be used as a standalone machine but could be easily integrated to your lights out, unmanned AIMS manufacturing cell with automatic pallet transfer using AutoFetch robot.

The AutoMarkX eliminates the need for manual laser marking which is a repetitive and labor-intensive job which could be automated and therefore saving you money. By avoiding manual handling, tool quality is protected by eliminating risk of chipping.

AutoMarkX accepts up to two full pallets of tools, which means you can mark a large batch of tools unmanned. Flexible marking means the message could be etched on a single side of the shank or, using the AMX’s new rotary workholding on opposite sides of the shank as well as at the end of tool. This new feature will be demonstrated for the first time at IMTS. This latest laser marking option is particularly useful for applications where a unique tool identification code (e.g. Datamatrix) needs to be etched on the tool. Codes like Datamatrix are usually etched on the shank where they risk the exposure to excessive surface wear, rendering them unreadable. The end of tool is the best location to etch this type of code to overcome this issue.

GCX LINEAR: GEAR UP FOR THE EV REVOLUTION

Driven by the automotive industry’s electrification and the general rise of e-mobility, the demand for skiving cutters has seen 30% year on year growth. The GCX Linear provides a complete solution for customers to tap into this rapidly developing market, including the ability to produce skiving cutters, shaper cutters and regrinding of hobs. It offers advanced stand-alone software to design and optimize the tool, neatly interfaced with the gear tool package inside ANCA’s renowned ToolRoom software.

The machine is designed for accuracy with features including all axes with LinX linear motors and an enhanced headstock. GCX Linear boasts a series of technologies: AEMS dressing, MTC on grinding spindle and dresser spindle, integrated gear tool measurement and direct compensation – setting the new standard for producing skiving tools that achieve the highest DIN AA quality class.

ANCA has developed a world-first integrated gear tool measurement system, which enables all the grinding-measuring-compensation to be done in the machine. This is the only practical closed-loop solution in the market and will be on display at IMTS as part of the skiving cutter production process on GCX Linear.

NEW TOOLROOM RN35 AND CIM3D PREVIEW

Besides demonstrations on ANCA’s industry leading ToolRoom and CIM3D software, visitors will have a special preview of the upcoming RN35 release.

ToolRoom RN35 focuses on productivity and cycle time improvements especially machine running costs. New process optimization features help to enable reduction in cycle time which in return provides better quality tools and wheel life. This includes automated reduction in air grinding time and gaps calculated based on tool simulation models. Some of the major enhancements include:

Feedrate optimization – Integration of Q-Prime feature in ToolRoom software to achieve constant Material Removal Rate (MRR) based on wheel manufacturers specifications. This is done by calculating and controlling non-constant feedrate where applicable to achieve better cycle time and extended wheel life. 

Airtime Reduction – Automated reduction in airtime by optimizing gaps based on tool simulation models and wheel shapes.  

Statistical Process Control (SPC) – Gives control of your production process during high volume manufacturing by monitoring the variations due to wheel wear and other process-controlled activities. Process capability data can be graphically displayed or stored for future QC purposes or further evaluation. It also helps customers to control critical tool dimensions like diameter by updating wheels at regular intervals.

Profile Fluting – Gives the ability to control and maintain hook/rake angle along the trajectory of the cutting edge on a given profile. Increases cutting performance and life of the tool due to uniform hook/rake angle along the edge.

Other features include in-process measurement of tool geometries, enhancement to profile software as well as several more.

FX7 RFID and LASERULTRA

The FX7 is fitted with ANCA’s Dynamic Tool Loading System, which is ideal for customers manufacturing or regrinding a wide and varied range of tools in small to medium size batches. The tool management system with RFID links unique tool programs to the correct tool in a loader pallet.  This works in conjunction with automated Schunk collet changing to allow unattended grinding of random tool diameters and types.

The FX7 robot loader also changes wheel packs based on the individual tool grinding program linked to the RFID coding. With a six-station wheel changer and the ability to change collets the ANCA FX7 with RFID is the ultimate automation package.

The FX7 is additionally fitted with new LaserUltra, for automated post process tool measurement within the grinding machine itself.  Measuring cutter profile and diameter to +/-0.002mm, LaserUltra can provide compensation feedback to ensure accuracy and consistency with unattended tool grinding operations.

Visit ANCA at IMTS at Booth 237406.


About ANCA

ANCA is a thriving business with over 1,200 employees and a world leading manufacturer of CNC grinding machines, motion controls and sheet metal solutions.

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.

www.anca.com

    

For further information, please contact:

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

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John Saunders

ANCA Selects Well Known Machining Expert and Influencer, John Saunders, as One of This Year’s Tool of the Year Judges

John Saunders
John Saunders

“It’s an honor to be part of this competition and I hope it can help raise awareness about the benefits of a well-designed and executed cutting tool.” John Saunders, ANCA Tool of the Year Judge
 
ANCA’s Tool of the Year contest is once again underway for the fifth year in a row. The prestigious, global competition opened for entries on May 17, 2022 and will close on August 8, 2022. The competition is based on the passion and the craft of tool making and celebrates the highly skilled tool grinding community. This year the panel of judges will include John Saunders, Saunders Machine Works, among a select group of industry experts.

John Saunders, President of Saunders Machine Works (SMW) and founder of YouTube channel NYC CNC, is excited to be a part of the selected panel. Saunders started his business about 15 years ago when he was trying to bring a product to market as a young entrepreneur. Admittedly not knowing anything about machining or even manufacturing, he ended up purchasing a benchtop CNC machine while living in New York city. At the time, his sole goal was to try to understand what machining was and how it worked. He was not planning on making parts himself, but wanted to be able to better communicate with engineers and machine shops on what parts they needed and ended up falling in love with the industry. This led to him documenting his journey on his well-known YouTube channel, called NYC CNC.

Saunders passion for “making stuff” was once again invigorated. Fast forward about 7 years into that journey, Saunders left New York city and moved back to central Ohio where he grew up. It was there, in Zanesville, Ohio, he started Saunders Machine Works as a “proper” brick and mortar business.

In the early years, the company did some job shop work and other projects, but now focuses on their line of Fixture Plates, as well as accessories, like the Mod Vise. The Mod Vise is a very popular, modular workholding system that allows one to hold small parts, big parts, dual station parts, etc.  In addition to that, SMW continues to publish a lot of YouTube videos and offers hands-on CNC training classes where folks can learn CAM and how to operate CNC Machines.

Known widely through the manufacturing field for his YouTube channel, Saunders feels the biggest development in the machine tool industry, and the part he cares about most, said Saunders, is “the knowledge one can now gain from YouTube and other online resources, and how that learning may be enough to actually prepare them to take the next step; to buy a machine or start a side business, or a young person who’s interested can get guidance on whether they go into a trade or an engineering program, and that’s something I care greatly about and I think it’s absolutely awesome and I think that’s only going to continue.”

Saunders first became familiar with ANCA while on a shop tour for NYC CNC in a facility using ANCA machinery. He is excited to attend IMTS 2022 and for his role as a judge in ANCA’s Tool of the Year contest. He says competitions are important to the industry because “they bring a sense of community and a community bonding,” plus, he feels, “It’s really about having fun and showing off what you can do.”

The winner of #MadeonANCA receives $10,000 AUD worth of ANCA innovations for parts, accessories or software that fit the winner’s grinding needs or a trip to ANCA’s headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. This amazing prize further includes access as an ANCA VIP to exclusive opportunities with our ANCA tool experts. The winner of the most innovative virtual tool will receive a full CIM software package.

To enter the ANCA Tool of the Year contest, please see: https://machines.anca.com/Tool-Of-The-Year

NYC CNC, a leading CNC Machining YouTube channel, has over 420,000 subscribers. It has published over 1,000 videos which all together add up to more than 78.9 million views. NYC CNC regularly posts new videos on CNC machining and manufacturing entrepreneurship.

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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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Artec Blue Light scanner in action

Exact Metrology Shares Innovative 3D Scanning Technologies & Scanning with Area Industries

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, recently hosted Technology Fairs at their facilities in Brookfield, Wisconsin and Moline, Illinois.  

Exact partner PolyWorks demonstrating software data collection
Attendees were able to see many equipment lines demonstrated and interact with Exact technicians
Scan used for reverse engineering
3D scanning

Each event drew over 100 people from the surrounding  areas who were interested  in learning more about the industrial benefits of innovative and highly accurate 3-dimensional  scanning technologies and software. Attendees included quality assurance and quality control engineers, manufacturing and production personnel, and other supervisors and technicians from a variety of industries including power generation, automotive, off-highway, consumer durables, and others.

Attendees were able to see many equipment lines demonstrated and interact with Exact technicians
Attendees were able to see many equipment lines demonstrated and interact with Exact technicians

Dimensional metrology instruments displayed included the latest scanners from Artec, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, GOM CT, Romer, and more. In addition, demonstrations were provided showing the advanced functions of PolyWorks and Geomagic 3D software. At the Moline facility, attendees witnessed the precision measuring and dimensional layout capabilities of that locations in-house large-scale Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM). The Technology Fairs in both locations featured hands-on scanning and data capture demonstrations as well as educational training sessions in breakout rooms. Discussions were led by Dean Solberg, Vice President, Greg Goth, Division Manager, technology partner personnel, and other Exact Metrology engineers.

Among the hot topics discussed by attendees during the luncheon and demonstrations were technology trends – including robotics, the benefits of reverse engineering parts and components, and long-range scanning of complete process lines and equipment.

Breakout session gave attendees scanning and data collection tips galore
GOM CT scanner in action
Breakout sessions drew standing-room-only crowds
Logos of participating companies
Ward Tannhauser demos Artec Blue LIght scanner
Exact technican performs scan
CMM viewed by attendees, measuring a suspension section

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

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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Exact Metrology to Exhibit at Coordinate Metrology Society Conference

Leader in 3D Scanning Joins Master Metrology Users at this Unique Event

OASIS Engineer
OASIS Engineer

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company and a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, will be exhibiting at the Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) with their sister division, OASIS Alignment Services: A Division of In-Place Machining Company.

Held between July 25th and July 29th at the Renaissance Orlando SeaWorld this practical, user-driven metrology conference provides attendees with the opportunity to try the latest innovative coordinate metrology equipment and educate themselves in metrology principles. In addition, attendees can receive certification and have the ability to implement their newfound knowledge directly into the workplace. Face-to-face interaction is available with over 400 master end users of metrology solutions, including developers, decision makers, and equipment vendors and service providers.  The CMSC includes numerous technical presentations from industry experts, hands-on workshops providing training opportunities on metrology hardware and software solutions, and a one of a kind networking event.

Scanned car part with Blue Light
Scanned car part with Blue Light

All of the major players, including the metrology equipment manufacturers that Exact Metrology resells for, will be exhibiting and attending. According to Dean Solberg, Vice President of  Metrology at Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company,  “Our main focus for this show is to share who we are now as the two  precision measurement companies that currently make up the Measurement Services Group of In-Place Machining Company.  We look forward to discussing our joint metrology services with show attendees. These include 3D Scanning, Dimensional Inspection, Long Range Scanning (GEOSPATIAL), Reverse Engineering, Industrial CT Scanning, Precision Machine Alignment and Training on Polyworks and Geomagic.”

In attendance in booth 219 will be Mr. Solberg and Myron Smith, Director of Training and Development at OASIS Alignment Services: A Division of In-Place Machining.  

Reflecting on the importance of the show, Mr. Solberg believes it’s the ideal place “…to get a first-hand look at new developments in precision measurement systems and software.” Mr. Smith added “The CMSC provides us with the chance to explore best-in-class 3D metrology options, as well as share the benefits of our services with the members of this unique society.”


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

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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La demostración de fabricación integrada AIMS de ANCA muestra la automatización inteligente para la conectividad de toda la fábrica

El futuro de la producción optimizada de herramientas de corte, AIMS conecta procesos secuenciales de producción de herrammientas: véalo en IMTS, Chicago en Septiembre

Julio 2022: Una vez más, ANCA está a la vanguardia de la innovación con AIMS – ANCA Integrated Manufacturing System. Una integración de toda la fábrica de la Industria 4.0, AIMS es la solución de ANCA para considerar la fábrica como una sola máquina. En lugar de separar el flujo de trabajo en muchos elementos diferentes de diseño, preparación en blanco, rectificado, marcado láser, lavado, embalaje y envío, AIMS agiliza todo el proceso de fabricación de herramientas y tecnologías complementarias.

Una célula AIMS  interactiva  y en pleno funcionamiento estará  exhibido en IMTS, Chicago, 12-17 septiembre. La demostración muestra  los módulos principales del Sistema AIMS: una estación de preparación de trabajo AutoSet,  AutoLine para la trasferencia de paletas y herramientas tales como  AutoFetch, un robot responsible de la transferencia de materiales entre procesos: paletas y herramientas individuales entre la preparación de trabajo, el rectificado y medición de herramienta en la maquina de medición ZOLLER.  

Con AIMS, ANCA está respondiendo a los desafíos comunes en el sector de fabricación de herramientas de costo y disponibilidad de mano de obra, así como eficiencias de seguridad y producción. Acceso a personal cualificado y la necesidad de eliminar tareas simples y repetibles que podrían automatizarse fácilmente: AIMS maximiza la productividad de los rectificadores y, en general, mejora la Eficacia General del Equipo. La integración con sistemas ERP para agilizar los flujos de trabajo es también una de las características importantes de AIMS.

Los principios del sistema AIMS son la flexibilidad y la modularidad. Esto significa que cada sistema se puede adaptar a las necesidades individuales de un cliente utilizando los bloques de construcción o módulos adecuados. Puede escalar desde una solución de monitoreo puramente basada en software hasta una célula de fabricación totalmente automatizada.

AIMS no es un producto único, sino más bien un conjunto o ecosistema de bloques de construcción interconectados que se pueden configurar para satisfacer los requisitos de un cliente individual. Los fabricantes pueden construir su sistema AIMS gradualmente utilizando componentes independientes AIMS Ready, que se pueden actualizar fácilmente a totalmente automáticos cuando sea necesario. Los clientes pueden abordar  primero sus problemas más urgentes y escalonar la implementación  durante un período de tiempo.  Esta opción  escalonada hace que AIMS sea una  solución factible para los clientes  a medida que invirten en esta tecnlogía revolucionaria y se dan cuenta del potencial de su negocio.

El Gerente de Producto de AIMS, Jan Irzyk, dijo, “Estamos encantados de presenter un modelo físico y funcional  de AIMS para que los clientes comprendan el poderoso potencial de la fabricacion verdaderamente integrada.”

“AIMS se puede configurar de muchas maneras, la célula IMTS demuestra un flujo de trabajo de  fabricación desatendido  de dos variedades de fresas finales en una  máquina ANCA MX7. Una parte importante de este flujo de trabajo es el proceso de medición y compensación de bucle cerrado utilizando ZOLLER Genius como estación de medición. Dependiendo de los requisitos de un cliente individual, nuestro sistema puede transferir automáticamente una herramienta del lote molido, limpiarla, medir las geometrías requeridas y transferir los resultados a la rectificadora respectiva donde se está llevando a cabo la compensación de parámetros del rectificado para lograr la tolerancia dimensional requerida del lote.”

Los vistantes del stand de ANCA en  IMTS (Stand nu. 237406) pueden ver:

Jan concluyó, “En el futuro no muy lejano podremos demonstrar  la capacidad de AIMS en un entorno de producción, lo cual es muy  emocionante, así que  mira este espacio, ¡hay mucho más por venir!”

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Para más información, por favor pongase en conta:

Johanna Boland

Gerente de Comunicaciones Corporativas del Grupo  

M: +61 407799779

Johanna.Boland@anca.com

ANCA es un fabricante líder en el mercado de  máquinas rectificadoras CNC. Fue fondado en en 1974 en Melbourne, Australia, donde la empresa todavía tiene su sede global.   ANCA tiene oficinas en Inglaterra, Alemania, China, Tailandia, India, Japón, Brasil y Estados  Unidos, así como  una amplia red de representantes y agentes en todo el mundo.

Los rectificadores CNC ANCA se utilizan para fabricar herramientas y componentes de corte de precisión en una amplia gama de industrias competitivas, como la fabricación de herramientas de corte, automotriz, aeroespacial, electrónica y médica. 

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ANCA’s AIMS integrated manufacturing demo showcases smart automation for whole factory connectivity

The future of optimized cutting tool production, AIMS, connects sequential tool production processes – see it at IMTS, Chicago in September

Once again ANCA is on the forefront of innovation with AIMS – ANCA Integrated Manufacturing System. An Industry 4.0 factory wide integration, AIMS is ANCA’s solution for considering the factory as a single machine. Rather than separating workflow into many different elements of design, blank preparation, grinding, laser marking, washing, packing and shipment – AIMS streamlines the entire tool manufacturing process and complementary technologies.

An interactive and fully operating AIMS cell will be on display at IMTS in Chicago, September 12-17, 2022. The demo showcases the main modules of the AIMS system – an AutoSet job preparation station, AutoLine for pallet and tool transfer as well as AutoFetch – a robot responsible for material transfer between processes — pallet and individual tools between job preparation, grinding and tool measurement on ZOLLER measuring machine.

With AIMS, ANCA is responding to common challenges in the tool manufacturing sector of labor cost and availability, as well as safety and production efficiencies. Access to skilled staff and the need for elimination of simple, repeatable tasks which could be easily automated – AIMS maximizes grinders’ productivity and, in general, improves Overall Equipment Effectiveness. Integration with ERP systems to streamline workflows is also one of the important AIMS features.

The principles of the AIMS system are flexibility and modularity. This means each system can be tailored to an individual customer’s needs using the right building blocks – or modules. It can scale from a purely software-based monitoring solution to a fully automated manufacturing cell.

AIMS is not a single product but rather a suite or ecosystem of interconnected building blocks which can be configured to satisfy an individual customer’s requirements. Manufacturers can build their AIMS system gradually using standalone AIMS Ready components, which can be easily upgraded to fully automatic when required. Customers can tackle their most pressing issues first and stagger implementation over a period of time. This staggered option makes AIMS a feasible solution for customers as they invest in this revolutionary technology and realize the potential for their business.

Jan Irzyk, AIMS Product Manager said: “We are delighted to present a physical, working model of AIMS for customers to understand the powerful potential of truly integrated manufacturing.”

“AIMS can be configured in many ways, the IMTS cell demonstrates an unattended manufacturing workflow of two varieties of endmills on one ANCA MX7 machine. An important part of this workflow is closed loop measurement and compensation process using ZOLLER Genius as a measurement station. Depending on an individual customer’s requirements, our system can automatically transfer a tool from the ground batch, clean it, measure required geometries and transfer the results to the respective grinder where grinding parameter compensation is taking place to achieve required dimensional tolerance of the batch.”

Visitors to ANCA’s booth at IMTS (Booth 237406, North Building, Level 3) can see:

  • Management of data flow for the AIMS cell with the AIMS Server – a software suite developed by ANCA
  • How to start building AIMS capability with a simplified and ergonomic solution for pallet transfer between processes or automated laser marking with AutoMarkX

Jan concluded, “In the not-too-distant future we will be able to demonstrate the AIMS capability in a production environment, which is very exciting – so watch this space, there’s much more to come!”


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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Internal Spline Tool for Aerospace Application From Guill

Guill Tool, a growing supplier of components to the global aerospace industry, today announced the production of a new Internal Spline Tool. The Internal Spline Tool is made of anodized carbon steel.

Internal Spline Tool
Internal Spline Tool

Dimensions on this product are 2.750” outer diameter X 6.000” overall length, or (69.85mm outer diameter x 152.4mm overall length). This Guill internal spline tool was splined by the EDM department and completed milling on a Bridgeport milling machine.

Guill now offers its substantial machine shop capabilities as an independent service to customers in aerospace manufacturing. Products are made to customer specification.

For over 55 years, Guill Tool has offered high-quality, precision machined components for the defense and commercial industries. The company manufactures flanges, valves, fittings and various critical components for aircraft, weapons and nuclear submarines.

Guill offers its full capability of CAD/CAM design, plus EDM and 5-axis machining centers to the aerospace industry.  Owing to its many years in the government and defense sectors, Guill also provides industry-standard cybersecurity and NDA confidentiality to its customers.

Guill has the following registrations and certifications: AS9100:2016 – Aerospace Manufacturing, ISO9001:2015 registered, JCP Certified – Government Contracting, ITAR Registered and NIST SP800-171Compliant Cyber-Security.


For more information, please contact:

Tom Baldock 
Guill Tool & Engineering – Aerospace Division
10 Pike Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
USA
Office: 401-828-7600
www.guill.com/aerospace

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Nidec Machine Tool to Exhibit Two Gearmaking Machines at IMTS 2022, Booth 237036

Supply chain issues are driving more companies to bring manufacturing back in-house. Parallel to this trend in automotive manufacturing is the rise of electric vehicles and increasing automation. Nidec Machine Tool (Wixom, Michigan), responding to the needs of the industry, is debuting the new GE15HS gear hobbing machine at IMTS 2022 in Booth 237036. Emphasizing high speed, precision and efficiency, the new machine produces gears for electric and hybrid cars, as well as for robotic and automation applications.

GE15HS Gear Hobber NIDEC
GE15HS Gear Hobber NIDEC

The GE15HS model is designed for gears with a maximum diameter of 150mm, widely used in automobiles and motorcycles. The high-speed, high-torque direct-drive motor*1 for the main cutting spindle provides a maximum spindle speed of 6,000 min-1*2 – three times faster than previous models. The high efficiency spindle holding the workpiece uses a special table that provides high rigidity and high-speed rotation to handle the necessary thrust load*3 for high efficiency machining. Cutting gears with Nidec super-hard cutting tools yields a surface roughness of less than Ra0.4*4; on par with gear grinding. Scott Knoy, Nidec Machine Tool America VP of Sales says, “The GE15HS provides process efficiency, eliminating the finishing process of shaving prior to heat treatment, thereby improving productivity and reducing processing cost.” A larger machine, the GE25HS, is also available.

Used in combination with Nidec Machine Tool’s new materials and coatings for cutting tools, the GE15HS model provides stable mass production with a maximum cutting speed of 1,500m/min.

More than 2,800 Nidec GE Series hobbing machines have been delivered and installed since the product launch in 2004.

The Nidec booth will also feature the ZI20A-G Generating Internal Gear Grinder. Hard finishing of internal ring gears in mass production is the final frontier for automotive and truck transmission applications. For quiet, smoothly meshing internal ring gears, the ZI20A-G utilizes patented technology for threaded wheel grinding. This breakthrough process delivers fast and very cost-effective production of internal ring gears for planetary gearsets.

ZI20A Internal Gear Grinder NIDEC
ZI20A Internal Gear Grinder NIDEC

Notes

*1: Direct-drive mechanism motors utilize the torque coming from a motor without passing through a gear box or other mechanism in order to control driving loss due to friction and reduce wear on parts.

*2: The “min-1” notation is a unit expressing the number of turns in one minute, synonymous with “revolutions/rotations per minute” (rpm).

*3: Thrust load is the force applied to the shaft in a horizontal (parallel) direction (the axial direction of the rotor).

*4: In-house machining result with GE15S (Workpiece data: Module 1.6mm; No. of teeth 19; helix angle: 24°; face width: 24mm)

GE15HSGE25HS
Max. workpiece diameter150㎜250㎜
Max. cutting module4㎜6㎜
  Max. hob diameter90㎜130㎜
Max. hob length190㎜230㎜
Mount of hob shift150㎜180㎜
Max. spindle rotation speed6,000 min-1 Direct drive mechanism2,300 min-1
Main motor rated output24 kW25 kW

For more information, please contact:

Scott Knoy
Nidec Machine Tool America LLC
46992 Liberty Drive
Wixom, MI 49393
248-669-6136
www.nidec-machinetoolamerica.com

Demand for mass production of high-precision gears is continuing to rise with the shift to electrification of vehicles. With the need for improvements in NVH and fuel efficiency, plus the move toward low-cost manufacturing, Nidec Machine Tool, with its expertise in both gear machine tools and cutting tools, offers a full lineup of gear production machines. By delivering precision cutting tools and processing solutions to achieve high-precision, high-efficiency processing, Nidec Machine Tool provides comprehensive support for manufacturing in a wide variety of industries.

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Exact Metrology Exhibited at POWERGEN

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company and a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, was at POWERGEN International with In-Place Machining Company (IPM) and Oasis Alignment Services: A Division of In-Place Machining Company in booth 5508. Representatives from each company were on hand to offer solutions for the thermal, hydro, nuclear, wind and diesel industries.

OASIS Inspection and Alignment
OASIS Inspection and Alignment

Located at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, the show ran from May 23 to May 25. POWERGEN is the largest network and business hub for electricity generators and solution providers engaged in power generation. Power producers, utilities, EPCs, consultants, OEMs and large-scale energy users gather to experience unparalleled education, peer-to-peer networking and solutions from top providers.

Exact Metrology displayed the Hexagon 825 and the Leica AT960 Tracker. Also known as the ROMER  Absolute Arm 7-axis, it delivers tactile probing and laser scanning in a uniquely ergonomic package.  With usability central to its design, the articulating measuring arm offers ease of movement and ease of measurement. Built-in versatility is part of a uniquely modular wrist design that features configurable grip shapes and sizes. Additional features include an on-wrist display that puts control and results in the hands of the user and a wide range of accessories from probe tips to laser scanners to complete measurement systems. This leads to a productive arm delivering high-accuracy measurement results easier and faster than before.

IPM example of removing a damaged blade studs of wind tower
IPM example of removing a damaged blade studs of wind tower

The Leica AT960 is a robust, all-in-one laser tracker that fits in a single flight case. Offering high-speed dynamic measurement as standard, it is a complete solution for six degrees of freedom (6DoF) probing, scanning and automated inspection as well as reflector measurement.  Featuring wireless communication and a battery operation option, the integrated-technology design of the AT960 reduces setup time drastically. The Leica Absolute Interferometer (AIFM) enables accurate high-speed measurement of a moving target, while the innovative PowerLock function ensures an interrupted beam is instantly re-established without user intervention, reducing operator workload and training requirements. Intuitive touch-screen controls minimize the potential for user error, thus saving time, effort and money.

Dean Solberg, Vice President of Metrology Sales and Services at Exact Metrology and Karan Singh, Sales Engineer were at the show. In-Place Machining Company personnel in attendance included Noel Brekas, Northeast Regional Sales Manager, Paul Parry, Outside Sales Manager and Bart Rierson, Field Engineer. Bruce Littlefield, Key Account Manager from OASIS Alignment Services was also in the booth.

Dean Solberg expressed his excitement at having IPM and OASIS Alignment Services join Exact at POWERGEN. “With the recent acquisitions of Exact Metrology and OASIS Alignment Services, the IPM Measurement Group now provides expanded 3D scanning solutions, contract metrology services, and precision machine alignment capabilities. With 18 locations across the U.S. and Canada and over 120 field engineers and technicians that travel worldwide, we are truly your one source for on-site excellence.”

Exact Metrology example of Long Range Scanning
Exact Metrology example of Long Range Scanning

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

For more information, please contact:

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

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