Manufacturing Processes

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Services

Sunpreme wins $5 Million Award to Develop Advanced Copper Plating Manufacturing Technology for their Heterojunction Solar Cells from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative

September 19, 2016

Sunpreme to develop the next-generation of high-performance, low-cost photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing technology LAS VEGAS - Sunpreme, a world-leader in high-efficiency PV cell and module manufacturing, announced today that they have received a $5M award from the U.S. Department of Energy, to develop an advanced manufacturing toolset and process technology for low-cost copper metallization of... Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Metal-Cutting Waterjet Pumps operate at 90,000 psi.

September 9, 2016

Used for cutting metal, aluminum, steel, stainless steel, titanium, rubber, plastic, glass, and more, KMT Streamline® PRO-III Series includes 125 and 60 hp pumps with metal-to-metal seal design and SUPRAlife metal canister. Latter is designed for protecting UHP seals, and overall design maximizes uptime and productivity. While nominally available with .016 cutting orifice, 125 hp PRO-III is also available with dual cutting heads using .0011 orifices. Applications include 5-axis, 3D cutting.
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Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mounting & Attaching Products, Services

Choice Waterjet Parts Exhibiting at FABTECH Choice Supplies Waterjet Parts for All Major Brands

August 31, 2016

ST. MICHAEL, Minn. (August 16, 2016) - Choice Waterjet Parts, a division of Jet Edge, is exhibiting at FABTECH, Nov. 16-18 in Las Vegas. Look for Choice Waterjet Parts in Booth C25085. During FABTECH, Choice will display a wide range of waterjet parts, including nozzles and orifices, UHP pump parts, cutting heads, cutting head parts, on/off valve parts, HP seal kits, swivels and much more. ... Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Services

Rapid Replacement Part Service helps minimize downtime.

August 26, 2016

Freudenberg Xpress provides replacement parts, prototypes, and small production runs of seals and other components. Using CNC lathe machine with milling functions, company can produce complex seals that are more than 5 ft in diameter and with features such as oval cuttings, holes on seal circumference, and hexagonal and rectangular shapes. Components are made from 94 AU 30000 polyurethane, which can be used in mineral hydraulic fluids at temperatures from -31 to 248°F. Read More

Services

Duets by Gemini Engraving and Sheet Stock Features Advanced Acrylic Technology for Improved Sign Making

August 25, 2016

Duets by Gemini Engraving and Sheet Stock Features Advanced Acrylic Technology for Improved Sign Making Cannon Falls, MN — Gemini announces its Duets by Gemini engraving and sheet stock features 100% fully impact modified acrylic for improved characteristics for sign making in a variety of interior or exterior ADA, wayfinding and branding applications. Manufactured with superior quality... Read More

Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment, Services

3D Systems Digital Manufacturing Solutions Aid International Effort to Rehabilitate Abused Toucan Featured in Animal Planet's TOUCAN NATION

August 24, 2016

End-to-end solutions enable design and development of 3D printed beak prosthetic for wounded bird Story to be featured on Animal Planet documentary Toucan Nation, airing Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 10PM ET/PT ROCK HILL, S.C. - 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that its digital manufacturing solutions played a crucial role in the rehabilitation of Grecia, a toucan in Costa Rica that... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Services

Waterjet Mini Hop lets operators adjust abrasive flow.

August 19, 2016

With variable aperture, Permalign® V-Series Mini Hopper allows operator to make adjustments to abrasive flow, maximizing waterjet cutting productivity and minimizing abrasive consumption. Water resistant design helps prevent abrasive clogs that can cause stoppages and scrap out expensive material. Built for har abrasivejet environment, Permalign® V-Series Mini Hopper does not require enclosure, allowing for cleaner operation. Unit is infinitely adjustable from 0.10–2 lb/min. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Jet Edge's EDGE X-5 5-Axis Waterjet Ideal for Metal Service Center Use Precision Waterjet System Cuts 3D Parts, Bevels to 50°

July 28, 2016

ST. MICHAEL, Minn. (July 25, 2016) - Jet Edge’s EDGE X-5® 5-axis waterjet system is designed and built for heavy duty industrial use in waterjet shops that demand lasting performance, precision and accuracy. The system is available in large format sizes up to 24’X13’, making it ideally suited for metal service centers. This workhorse waterjet system cuts precise sophisticated 3D parts... Read More

Services

Custom Processing Service enhances offering via extruder addition.

July 27, 2016

With accelerated processing, Custom Processing Services are available for reliable material blending. Extruder, or compounder, blends materials that do not melt (fillers) with melted polymers to create custom material. With loss-in-weight feeder automating blending process, feeder speed is changed to control rate at which filler blends with original polymer. This promotes homogenous blend and end product quality. Fillers include pigments, strength-enhancing compounds, and flow agents. Read More

Cleaning Products & Equipment, Services

Pumpcoat's Vendornet in Action - Blasting and Coating Large Floors are a Breeze

July 15, 2016

Pumpcoat~ PCI Contractors has been in business for 17 years, providing high quality service to customers in power generation, industrial, commercial, property maintenance and other industries. Along the way, we’ve acquired a wide variety of abilities. Good service and satisfaction have always been cornerstone values at PCI. Sometimes we find our customers will need something done that is... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services

Chill Out - Your Natural Oil Products Keep Cool with MPE's Cold Milling Gran-U-Lizer(TM)

June 27, 2016

CHICAGO, IL It’s important to know when to turn up the heat, and when to keep your cool. At MPE, the world’s leading manufacturer of precision particle reduction equipment, we know that when dealing with flax, chia, hemp and other natural oil products, the Cold Milling Process provided by the MPE Gran-U-Lizer is the hottest way to keep you, and your products cool all year round. MPE... Read More

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