Manufacturing Processes

Mechanical Power Transmission, Services

M&S Centerless Grinding Manufacturers Spool/Sleeve Actuators for Boeing Aircraft

June 24, 2016

Problem: Part match-fit and cylindricity requirements made vendors willing to accept the responsibility of holding print tolerances scarce. Material: 440C HT 58 RC min. Critical Dimensions: Match-fit clearance: hold match fit clearance spool/sleeve to .00005". The resulting cylindricity on both spool and sleeve necessarily were near .000025". 4 Ra surface finish.  Resolution: Match-fit of... Read More

Services

M&S Redesigns Blood Testing Instrument

June 23, 2016

Device re-design resulted in issues with the ability to manufacture the key part of the instrument. Existing vendor base would not attempt to manufacture. Material: Tungsten Critical Dimensions: .0070 x .87” long in the middle of the part Hold +.0000/-.0002” tolerance on diameter Hold +/-.001” tolerance on length of .007” 8 Ra surface finish max Resolution: A manufacturing... Read More

Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry, Services

M&S Centerless Grinding Manufacturers Missile Wing Pins

June 23, 2016

A Tier-1 defense contractor rejected parts from their primary vendor for a high-end precision pin used to affix fins onto missiles. The rejection of the pins caused a delay in shipment of missiles to The Persian Gulf, and left them with no source for the pins after the primary vendor lost approved status. The Tier-1 contractor needed to ship missiles within 2 weeks otherwise late delivery... Read More

Services

Innovative QTS Apshen Stencil Foil Adapter Awarded U.S. Patent

June 14, 2016

Medway, Massachusetts, USA – The Apshen Stencil Foil Adapter System developed by Quick Tensioning Systems (QTS), for the DEK® VectorGuard® High Tension stencil frame, has been awarded U.S. Patent #9,351,406, it is announced today. The QTS Apshen was developed to give DEK® VectorGuard™ High Tension stencil frame system users the ability to choose their own or preferred stencil foil... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Services

Waterjet Shuttle Systems support high-volume cutting.

June 14, 2016

Designed for high-volume, water-only waterjet cutting applications, Waterjet Shuttle Systems maximize productivity by allowing operators to continue cutting as they unload finished parts. Units are available in High Rail Gantry format supporting up to 12 cutting heads or Mid Rail Gantry format supporting up to 4 cutting heads. Aquavision® Di motion controller guides user through process, while optional spreader bar allows operators to expand cutting area beyond waterjet gantry. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Fidia Co. to Feature high-speed Milling Machine, Controls and Milling Heads at 2016 IMTS Show

June 13, 2016

Fidia Co. will feature a K199 high-speed 6 axis milling center with rotary table, C-40 vision numerical controls with integrated ViMill system and a variety of large milling heads at the 2016 IMTS Show in Booth No. S8880 in the South Hall of McCormick Place in Chicago, September 12-17, 2016. The K199 is Fidia’s most compact K series machine and represents the ideal solution for all small... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Paints & Coatings, Services, Test & Measuring Instruments

Maintaining High Quality with Surface Protection for Precision Parts

June 7, 2016

The goal at A-Laser is to offer the highest quality precision parts manufacturing and reduce complex design requirements by utilizing advanced technologies including Infrared, Ultra Violet and CO2 laser systems.  To ensure this high quality, A-Laser has a dedicated Quality Control team that inspects every part or project before it leaves the facility. Many of the parts then become... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Toymaker YOXO® Doubles Productivity with Jet Edge Waterjet Shuttle System

June 6, 2016

Shuttle Allows Waterjet Operator to Keep Cutting While Unloading Finished Parts ST. PAUL, Minn. - (June 2, 2016) - Rapidly growing toy manufacturer YOXO® recently installed a second Jet Edge waterjet cutting system to meet skyrocketing demand for its creative toy construction kits. Designed to fuel kids’ creativity, YOXO (“yock-so”) kits inspire kids to design and build their own... Read More

Services

Abrisa Technologies Custom Machines & Fabricates Thin & Ultra-Thin Glass

June 2, 2016

Abrisa Technologies carries a diverse inventory of thin and ultra-thin glass which can be CNC machined, fabricated, screen printed, strengthened and thin film coated. Stocked glass ranges in thicknesses from 1.1mm down to 0.1mm.  Thinner substrates with a thickness as low as 0.05mm are available for specialized application-specific requirements. Our precision CNC cutting equipment in... Read More

Paints & Coatings, Services

Carestream Contract Manufacturing to Feature Custom Coating Capabilities at Display Week 2016

May 26, 2016

Booth # 1244 WHO: Carestream Contract Manufacturing is a proven provider of roll-to-roll precision contract coating services for advanced materials applications. WHAT: Carestream will highlight its high-precision coating services for optical and display films at Display Week (Booth # 1244). The company enables efficient scale-up to high-volume, low-cost, roll-to-roll manufacturing,... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Printing & Duplicating Equipment, Services

Swift Glass to Showcase Chemically Strengthened Glass Parts at Display Week 2016

May 26, 2016

Swift Glass, worldwide leader in the manufacturing of quality glass parts, is set to exhibit at the Society for Information Display’s annual Display Week Exhibition from May 24 to 26, 2016. The exhibition, held in San Francisco, Calif., brings together companies from around the world to discuss and showcase the latest developments in display technology. This year’s Display Week will... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Paints & Coatings, Services

Carestream Contract Manufacturing Upgrades Precision Coating Services for 2016

May 26, 2016

Strategic Initiatives Expand Capabilities for Growth into New Markets Carestream Contract Manufacturing is a proven provider of roll-to-roll precision contract coating services for advanced materials applications. MEDFORD, Ore. – Carestream Contract Manufacturing, a proven provider of roll-to-roll precision contract coating services for advanced materials applications, opened the year... Read More

Services

Wide Width Laminating offers single-pass efficiency.

May 26, 2016

Made possible via 60 in. wide heat laminating system, Wide Width Lamination enables laminating of adhesives and cutting of sheeted materials in one pass. Adhesive can eb laminated to rigid and flexible foams, rubbers, plastics, textiles, FRP panels, and other materials. Also, it is possible to laminate both sides of material simultaneously for creation of single- or double-coated products in one pass. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Paints & Coatings, Services, Green & Clean

Linetec Displays Curved Extrusions Finished with Valspar's Fluropon Effects Nova Coatings

May 20, 2016

Fluropon Effects Nova BlackWausau, Wisconsin - Highlighting its stretch forming and finishing capabilities during the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention and Expo, Linetec displays curved aluminum extrusions finished in Valspar's Fluropon® Effects new Nova color family. Stretch Forming by Linetec allows architectural product manufacturers to have their metal building... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Machining Systems produce high accuracy parts.

May 17, 2016

Providing precise positioning capabilities that allow it to hold very tight part tolerances, AgieCharmilles CUT 2000 X Wire EDM eliminates pitch and positioning errors that would otherwise result in scrapped parts. Shops can achieve ±1.5 µm pitch accuracy over 340 x 240 mm. Mikron MILL X 600 U Milling Machines are designed specifically for production of high accuracy parts with concave and convex part surfaces, especially under high feed rate conditions. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Services

Superior Tube Receives Nadcap Accreditation for Heat Treating

May 12, 2016

COLLEGEVILLE, PA - Superior Tube, US-based global leader in precision tubing for critical applications, has been awarded Nadcap accreditation for heat treating. Bill Keohane, Superior Tube’s Director of Quality New Product Development, commented: “We have had Nadcap accreditation for our non-destructive testing program for many years and also for our quality system, but this is the first... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Bassett Increases CNC Machining Capacities with New State of the Art Machines

May 11, 2016

Bassett is proud to announce the addition of VF4SS and VF11 CNC machining centers to its arsenal of existing  CNC machines. With the addition of these machines, Bassett has increased its capacity in both size and production volume  with the ability to bring your most complex machined parts to full production quickly.  Bassett has the know-how and equipment to provide quality parts on time... Read More

Services

Waterjet Cutting is available for diverse materials.

May 11, 2016

With pressure up to 90,000 psi and tolerances to ±0.003 in., waterjet cutting services offer capabilities for cutting sizes up to 275 in. long x 120 in. wide and thickness up to12 in. Dual dynamic head capabilities accommodate large volumes and accelerate turnaround. Available for parts made of such materials as steel, aluminum, glass, stainless, copper, brass, marble, titanium, and bronze, burr free cutting in ISO9001 facility does not produce heat affected zone. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing, Services

Bright Tin Acid Process suits rack and barrel electroplating.

May 6, 2016

Based on sulfuric acid electrolyte, Technibrite HT 1000 has low current density bright range, even when plating bath temperature and tin concentration parameters are higher than normal. Process can run without chiller, and will produce bright deposit at low current densities at process temperatures as high as 35°C, and with tin concentrations as high as 40 g/L. Cathode efficiencies of up to 90% are achievable. Process is NPE-free and fully RoHS-compliant. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

DMI Event to Highlight Mazak Innovations that Boost Job Shop Efficiency

May 5, 2016

FLORENCE, Ky., – Mazak distributor Dependable Machine Inc. (DMI) will host an open house at its new technology center in Hayden, Idaho, May 10-12 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (PDT). The event will feature Mazak technologies that simplify part production processes as well as enhance shop floor productivity and versatility. A must-see for attendees will be Mazak’s MAZATROL SmoothX CNC.... Read More