Manufacturing Processes

Materials & Material Processing, Services

Pigmented Plastic fuses color into injection molded products.

January 19, 2015

Used for decorating PE and PP plastic products, Polyfuze is composed of pigmented plastic that withstands all wear testing and is 100% permanent. Multi-colored technology can be applied using traditional hot stamp machinery and fuses or welds into PE/PP plastic product as permanent part of product itself. Able to be recycled with PE/PP plastic products, polymer-based graphics solution can be manufactured to comply with FDA, ASTM, CPSIA, RoHS, and REACH requirements. Read More

Construction Equipment & Supplies, Services

Custom Capstocks meet diverse color and weathering needs.

January 12, 2015

Using polymer alloy technology, Custom-Formulated Capstocks impart weather resistant performance in outdoor building products such as fences and decking. Coextruded surface compounds meet requirements for rigid PVC and polyolefins, while providing colors from basic outdoor white to assortment of very dark colors. Products are available that yield variegated surface, with toners that provide rich natural undertone and streakers that impart realistic wood-grain effect. Read More

Services

Online Service optimizes laser cutting.

December 29, 2014

Creating optimal cutting plans for accurate laser cutting, ByOptimizer is based on Cluster technology by Tomologic, which groups part geometries on sheet so tightly that no raw material is wasted on gaps between parts. Software can call on database of over 300 process parameters that take into account geometry of parts to be cut, raw material type, thickness, and laser power. Comprehensive information is available for generating not only efficient but also safe cutting cycles. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Services

Two-Shot Molding Elastomers offer alternative to silicone gaskets.

December 18, 2014

Impact-resistant, 2-shot STK thermoplastic elastomers, available in hardnesses from 40 Shore A to 90 Shore A, can be overmolded, twin shot molded, or coextruded in one operation. Properties and design negate need to use silicone gaskets or insert them into housings, while rubbery material improves housing and gasket aspects. Resistant to household cleaning products, elastomers overmold onto diverse substrates: PC, ABS, PC/ABS, acrylic, PBT, PS, PP, PE, copolyester, and polyamides. Read More

Paints & Coatings, Services

Coating Service utilizes Zinc Phosphate and Bonderlube.

November 17, 2014

Providing fully automated basket or barrel processing, Zinc Phosphate and Bonderlube line achieves tight industry standards for CR, HR, and AL substrates. Line features 6,000 lb rated hoists and processing tank parameters of 68 x 60 x 56 in. Additionally, line has capabilities of acid station if needed, along with option for part to be dried or dipped in rust preventative oil, depending on customer requirements. Read More

Services

Sheet Metal Fabrication expands capabilities via press brake.

September 26, 2014

Sheet metal fabrication services make use of SafanDarley E-Brake (electronic, non-hydraulic press brake) for bending and folding of multi-bend metal parts. Machine accommodates parts up to 14 ft long and is designed to reduce crown, allowing straighter bending of longer parts without adjusting for crown. Accuracy helps reduce number of required sample parts, while abilities also contribute to meeting and maintaining customer print tolerances faster and for extended periods. Read More

Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Deep Hole Drill produces close tolerance holes. .

September 25, 2014

Suitable for diameters from 0.614–2.559 in. and tolerance demands of IT 9, CoroDrill® 808 features optimized pad design for good hole finish, unique edge preparation for chip breaking, and reinforced periphery insert corner for added security. Drill is equipped with fully traceable dot matrix. Two-dimensional patterned array is used for storage and display of various types of information, such as measurement protocol, which includes data on diameter and run out of drill. Read More

Services

Coating/Lamination Service is available for several foil types.

September 19, 2014

Coating and laminating services are available for aluminum, copper, brass, and stainless foils of varying hardness, from annealed to H19 temper, and in relative thicknesses from 0.36–8 mil. Functional foil coatings include abrasion resistance, anti-corrosion, barrier coating (to separate foil and contact surface), fingerprint resistance, heat sealable, and printable. Laminating foil into existing product construction provides barrier, shielding, and heat resistance. Read More

Services

Route Advisory Service helps optimize fuel efficiency.

September 15, 2014

Combining vessel specifications and voyage details with AWT's database of weather and oceanographic information, AWT SmartSpeed™ sets both optimum route and optimum speed for each segment of voyage with daily updates. During voyage, users are provided with tools to proactively minimize fuel costs, achieve on-time arrival, and actively monitor daily fuel consumption. When voyage is completed, AWT Voyage Reports allow users to monitor compliance with speed orders to ships. Read More

Software, Materials & Material Processing, Services

Extrusion Design Tool helps expand production possibilities.

September 11, 2014

INSPIRE by Almag consists of 3D design tool that guides designers, architects, and manufactures in best way to utilize Extrusion Die technology advancements. To further aid in product design, onsite rapid prototype machine is available. Extrusion Die technology features that can be incorporated into aluminum extrusion include small, hollow cavities; wall thickness <0.040 in.; tongue ratios of 9:1 or greater; ability to change between thick and thin walls; and heat sink fin optimization. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Core Drill creates holes from 1/4 to 2 5/8 in. dia.

July 23, 2014

Weighing 7 lb, END 1550 P Wet Diamond Core Drill creates holes in natural stone, tiles, porcelain, stoneware, and glass without shock, dust, or vibration. Unit is powered by 13 A variable-speed motor that operates with no load speed of 1,800–4,400 rpm. For corrosion-free wet operation, drill features integrated water supply with flow control and stainless steel spindle. Changing drill bits and removing center core is accomplished via standard quick-lock adapter or 5/8 in. x 11 UNC threads. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products, Services

Brass Components target marine applications.

July 14, 2014

Made of Quarter Hard Brass Strip with tensile strength of 54,000 psi, Lazy Susan Bearings, Mountings, and Custom Stampings will resist corrosion and rust, making them suitable for marine applications, such as boat seats, or for applications involving water and humidity such as swamp coolers and wash-down food processing machinery. Aesthetically pleasing, brass eliminates need for plating, coating, or other finishing services. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services

Foaming Polyurethane protects hydraulic roof supports from debris.

June 26, 2014

Pour-in-place Loctite® MR5898™ bonds to pockets and hydraulic cylinders. By foaming up to fill entire cavities and adhering to edges, foam blocks out debris, particulate, teeth, or tools that might damage equipment while remaining flexible enough to allow free movement of hydraulic leg. This self-extinguishing, low-odor foam, intended for use underground and in confined spaces, has 2-part formula that begins to foam minutes after mixing, and becomes tack-free within minutes of pouring. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Horizontal Machining Center handles parts up to 500 kg.

June 23, 2014

Featuring 500 x 500 x 500 mm XYZ travels and feedrates of 2,363 ipm, Model JE30sH is suited for high-speed, high-precision machining on flexible production lines. System features stationary NC index table, Fanuc 0i control, and rigid design that allows use of 30 or 40 taper spindle in same size machine, giving production line designers flexibility when configuring systems. Read More

Vision Systems, Software, Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

CAD/CAM Nesting Software is used for automated cutting.

May 20, 2014

ProNest® 2015 provides automatic nesting process that makes advanced level nesting decisions based on available parts in part list. While UI closely aligns with look and operation found with business applications, tabs accelerate navigation between nests, insertion of new nests, or reordering of nests. Other features include OneClick™ production module, which automates job tasks, and Custom Remnants™ tool that lets users enter dimensions of irregular plate or remnant and then complete nest.
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Paints & Coatings, Services

Zinc Phosphate Coating Service is suited for small trials/testing.

May 2, 2014

Available via Urbana Jobbing Plant, 3rd Phosphate line of industrial coatings compliments other Henkel brand phosphate coatings: manganese, zinc, iron, and bonderlube. Fully automated basket processing line, which allows tight industry standards for CR, HR and AL substrates, will be capable of handling small trials and testing in controlled laboratory setting for customers as needed. Processing tank parameters are 20 x 30 x 16 in. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Solid Carbide Microdrill can serve diverse applications.

April 28, 2014

Built on KC7325™ solid carbide grade, GOdrill™ is designed for 0.0394–0.5 in. dia holes and works with multiple materials. Marginless design reduces friction and heat, and multilayer TiAlN-based coating allows for high-heat hardness. Second TiN top layer serves as visual wear indicator. Available in solid (flood coolant) or through-coolant options, drills also feature straight cutting lip with protection chamfer that ensures even distribution of cutting forces. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Chop Saw (14 in.) can dry cut metal pipe, plate, and profiles.

April 23, 2014

Without requiring lubrication or manual deburring, Model 9435 Premium Super Dry Cutter saws up to 6 in. depth at 90° in stainless steel, ferrous and non-ferrous metal, plastic, aluminum, and more. Bevel cuts up to 4 ¾ in. at 45° can be achieved with quick-release, heavy-duty vise, and 19 A, 115 V motor delivers free cutting speed of 1,400 rpm. Supplied with 14 in. 90-tooth Tungsten Carbide Tipped (TCT) blade, saw also features depth stop, safety-locking pin, and protective shield. Read More

Services

CNC Turning produces precision-machined, round components.

April 10, 2014

CNC turning, made possible via Leadwell LTC-20BM lathe, can produce components up to 6 in. dia and 12 in. long with tolerances up to ±.001 and tighter. Lathe turns up to 4,500 rpm, accelerating parts production for those who need cylindrical parts — shafts, bushings, sleeves, as well as electronic and aircraft parts — of steel, stainless, aluminum, and plastic. Service suits military/defense, dental, medical, electronic, and telecommunication industries. Read More

Welding Equipment & Supplies, Services

Spot Welding System offers fully automatic operation.

April 4, 2014

Available for Elektron MULTISPOT™ MI-100control T inverter spot welder, TrueAutoMode™ automates welding process to provide OEM-approved spot welds every time. System automatically detects which tools (electrodes and arms) are in use and makes necessary adjustments during welding. Weld resistance is measured ~1,000 times/sec, and current level, weld time, and clamp pressure are automatically adjusted as needed. Instant feedback, logging, and reporting capabilities are included.
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