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A LOOK INSIDE SPECIAL ISSUE: CMTS 2015 PREVIEW FEATURES LOOKING BACK: PRODUCTS FROM THE PAST — 21 110 years of Canadian Metalworking
TUBE TALES — 64 Lasers cut tubes accurately and efficiently
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A LOOK INSIDE 84 FEATURES (CONT.) VERSATILITY AND STRENGTH — 84 A look at the prevalence of the ironworker on the shop floor
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FILLING THE SKILLS GAP — 94 Neeginan Institute of Applied Technologies, Winnipeg, MB
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In our upcoming October issue we are focusing on transportation, exploring topics like turning machines, coolants, hand tools and vision systems, among many others. We will also be previewing products and booths and showcasing highlights for the upcoming FABTECH Chicago show which will take place on November 9-12, 2015. Also, on www.canadianmetalworking.com right now, visit our “Product News” section on the homepage for our CMTS 2015 Product Previews. And don’t forget to follow along and engage with us on social media – look for us on Twitter, Google+, and Facebook!
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Quickly Change From Flatbed Laser Cutting to Tube in Minutes. No Handling. No Jigs. No Problem. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Schmidt Laserworks has earned a reputation as a single source provider of laser processing and precision metal fabrication. That reputation was challenged as a growing number of existing customers were sending parts to machine shops to process holes and cutouts in tubes. To retain current customers while adding capabilities to attract new business, Schmidt Laserworks turned to the technology leader. Amada provided the FOM2 RI laser with an integrated Rotary Index. Calvin Schmidt, President of Schmidt Laserworks, reflects on that investment. “Purchasing a hybrid machine ensures us maximum flexibility. We can go from processing tube, change to cutting flat, and back to tube, with only minutes of setup between jobs. We can also supplement the production of our other flatbed lasers when needed.”
Amada’s FOM2 RI laser with Rotary Index provides: • Process Range Expansion (The FOM2 RI can process round, square, rectangle, C-channel, and angle iron, making it the most versatile Rotary Index laser available). • Reduced Scrap (The ability to nest parts in 20 ft. lengths has minimized or eliminated scrap — resolving a costly problem associated with processing parts on a bandsaw). • Maximum Productivity (Previously, holes were drilled or parts were fixed into jigs on a flatbed laser. One side was processed at a time and parts were turned manually which required running multiple programs.
Reflecting on the decision to choose Amada, Schmidt states, “We’re always looking for a competitive advantage. Purchasing the FOM2 RI has once again raised the bar, placing Schmidt Laserworks at the forefront of laser cutting solutions and positioning us as a premier, one-stop metal fabrication service provider.”
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LINAMAR EXPLORES LIGHT METAL STRATEGY WITH PARTNERSHIP
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Linamar has partnered with GF Automotive to support a strategy, providing integrated Light Metal casting and machining solutions to global customers. Linamar and GF Automotive agreed to cooperate in North America, Europe, and Asia to provide integrated casting and machining solutions to automotive, industrial, and commercial customers.
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Linamar and GF Automotive will also build a new jointly owned light metal foundry in the southeastern United States. The new jointly-owned entity named GF Linamar LLC will provide light metal high-pressure die castings for powertrain, driveline and structural
components to the NAFTA market. The foundry is scheduled to begin production mid-2017. In addition, Linamar plans to offer machining services on site to provide optimal integrated cast and machined solutions at the best value, design and quality to customers. “We are very pleased with our progress in developing our global light metal casting strategy. GF Automotive is a highly respected technical leader in the market, well-known and positioned in the powertrain, driveline and structural components market where we both intend to grow significantly,” says Linda Hasenfratz, CEO of Linamar. “The combined capabilities of Linamar and GF Automotive create a global powerhouse in light metal products in key markets with the ability to grow and support customers globally and gives Linamar the opportunity to grow in structural body products in complement to our strong powertrain business.” “GF and Linamar complement each other very well combining leading expertise in casting respectively in machining,” adds Yves Serra, CEO of GF. “Our cooperation allows both partners to offer integrated solutions to their customers and for GF Automotive to expand its activities in the promising North American market.”
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CANAM-BRIDGES TO PROVIDE STEEL THE MMP EXPO SUPERSTRUCTURE FOR CHAMPLAIN SET TO RETURN BRIDGE CORRIDOR PROJECT IN 2016
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Canam-Bridges has signed a $225M contract with Signature on the St. Laurence Construction G.P. to supply the steel superstructure for the approaches of the new Champlain Bridge. The contract includes the fabrication of steel components for the new Île-des-Sœurs Bridge but excludes the cable-stayed section of the new Champlain Bridge. This is
the largest contract ever obtained by Canam Group. The announcement follows the signature of a letter last May. Fabrication will begin in autumn 2015 and deliveries will continue until spring 2018. Fabrication will be carried out primarily at Canam Group’s Quebec City and Laval plants and its Claremont plant in New Hampshire. The new bridge will span the St. Lawrence River from Île-des-Sœurs to Brossard. It features a three-corridor design, including two threelane corridors for vehicle traffic and a two-lane public transport corridor for a light rail transit system.
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s we continue celebrating this magazine’s 110th year of publication, in this issue we’ve scoured the pages from 1905 to resurrect some of the advertisements and products illustrating the leading edge of metalworking technology at the time.
While this issue hosts a preview of the 2015 Canadian Machinery and Technology Show, it’s been an interesting journey linking companies from over 100 years ago to businesses that are still active in today’s marketplace. Enjoy this trip down memory lane.
Armstrong Brothers Tool Co. Founded by four brothers in 1890, the Armstrong Bros. Tool Company in Chicago started by manufacturing bicycle parts and tools. The company first introduced a tool holder for turning machines in 1895, a forged shank for holding interchangeable cutting tools, a revolution at the time. Shifting its focus to wrenches and various hand tools over the years, in 2010 Armstrong became part of the Apex Tool Group, and today specializes in hand tools.
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John Ker and Abraham Goodwin started up in Brantford, Ontario in 1897. Their products included lathe chucks, face plate jaws, and all-steel chucks. In 1915 they began manufacturing explosive shells for the war effort. Ker died in October 1918 and Goodwin in January 1946, Russel Goodwin, Abraham’s son, began the Goodwin Chuck Company Ltd. in 1951. The company was last listed on a Brantford directory in 1973.
Francis Reed acquired the George Burham Co. in 1889, changing the company name in 1902. He first made drills for blacksmiths and carriage makers, and then moved to single and multiple spindle drilling machines. After Reed died in 1921 his sons Ralph and Morton continued the business until 1939, when it was acquired by Production Machine Co., now operating in Rhode Island.
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L.S. Starrett Company Founded in 1880 by Laroy S. Starrett in Athol Massachusetts, Starrett Tools first began by making precision squares. The company is still going strong today, manufacturing over 5,000 variations of precision tools, gauges, measuring instruments and saw blades for industrial, professional and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s current president and CEO, Douglas A. Starrett (fifth generation), succeeded his father Douglas R. as CEO in September of 2001. Still based in Athol, the company has a Canadian office in Mississauga.
Pratt & Whitney Co. Dating back to 1860, Pratt & Whitney Co. was founded by Francis Pratt and Amos Whitney, both mechanical engineers. The business was started in Hartford, Connecticut, and manufactured machine tools, tools for sewing machine makers, and guns and gun making machinery for the Union army in the American Civil War. Both Pratt and Whitney retired by 1902. The company’s first aircraft engine (Wasp) was produced in 1925—the beginnings of the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Co., a separate division. Pratt & Whitney Canada was started in 1928 in Longueuil, Quebec to assemble, overhaul and service P&W engines. Today the aero division is part of United Technologies Corp. Pratt & Whitney Co. carried on, becoming Pratt & Whitney Measurement Systems in 2003, now a global supplier of metrology equipment.
Edgar Allen and Co. / Williams & Wilson Drill manufacturer Edgar Allen and Co. dates back to the late 19th century and was based at Imperial Steel Works in Tinsley, Sheffield, South Yorkshire in the UK. The tools were distributed by Williams & Wilson Ltd., machinery and tool distributors out of Montreal, a long-standing company that was established in 1891.
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Bickford Drill & Tool Co. Henry Bickford started building upright drills in 1874 in Cincinnati, and the Bickford Drill & Tool Co. was started in 1893. In 1909 the company merged with Cincinnati Machine Tool Co. and became Cincinnati Bickford Tool Co. The Cincinnati Bickford brand was acquired by Wisconsin-based Giddings & Lewis in 1955. And in 2013 Giddings & Lewis became part of French-based Fives Group.
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TIME FOR CHANGE: CANWELD BY IAN CAMPBELL
or the past couple of years the CWB Group has been running Canada’s only welding focused conference— CanWeld—with a fair bit of success I must add. This yearly event has turned out to be a bit of a destination for some in the industry and those looking to make connections within it. Traditionally, the conference has been hosted in a new location each year, giving everyone an equal opportunity to attend and contribute. By all accounts 2014’s conference in Vancouver, held right on the edge of Stanley Park, was a high water mark with lots of great sessions, contacts, scenery and even some “at-conference” business deals going down. This year we find ourselves on the extreme other coast—with equally high expectations. Having now held the conference in several cities across the country, we are now preparing for a major change. Change can be tricky and one could argue the benefits of making any kind of change if what you are doing is already working. That said, leaving things as-is does not address the reality that everything has its best before date and our conference was rapidly approaching it. You see, we have big plans to support what has become a fairly well organized industry in Canada. For example, the Canadian Welding Association has over 59,000 members; the Canadian Welding Bureau has over 7,000 clients, who employ tens of thousands of welding professionals. Then there are the 38,000 or so welding inspectors and supervisors, plus thousands of schools, instructors and students who interact with the CWA Foundations. All are right here 24 | SEPTEMBER 2015
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ow that the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) is just around the corner I thought I’d discuss why attending can be very productive and how to get the most out of the experience. CMTS is the largest machine tool exhibition in Canada and is held every two years in the fall months in the Toronto area. There will be over 8,000 people attending with more than 700 sellers of machinery, equipment, and accessories. The exhibitors at CMTS spend a lot of time and money on their booths. Back when I used to work this show as a distributor we spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on our booth, and with such a large investment there was enormous pressure to sell products to justify the expense. This is no different today. But this show also offers a unique opportunity to meet and engage with the principals of each manufacturer and negotiate a great deal or take advantage of a “CMTS Show Special”. What I normally tell my clients, if they are thinking of making a show purchase, is to get a pre-approval in place prior to attending. This allows them to know what type of money they will have available and what a monthly payment will look like. Having worked in this industry for over 20 years, what I always remember most about CMTS is the interaction with customers. What CMTS always provided was an excuse to interact with your top customers. We always tried very hard to ensure our best customers came to the show so we could catch up during a time when there was no immediate pressure to close on a new purchase order. 28 | SEPTEMBER 2015
I always anticipated visits with customers that I hadn’t seen in some time, particularly if they were coming from either Quebec or Western Canada, and we used CMTS as an opportunity to have some fun with them in the evenings. The main benefit of being a Toronto-based distributor meant that I could plan a few unforgettable evenings. I have always felt sales, particularly in this industry, are relationship based. There is no question, you have to represent good equipment and offer it at competitive prices, but at the end of the day I knew if we ensured our customers received good equipment for a good price, along with the proper technical and application support, future orders would be forthcoming. Rarely if ever did an order get placed at CMTS that we were either not expecting nor hadn’t planned to conclude at our booth, but that doesn’t mean unexpected business and new relationships don’t ever occur. I remember sitting at our booth in 2007 and a father and son walked over to us for the first time. They ran, and continue to run, a precision machine shop in Quebec, and they required a 400mm pallet HMC, which coincidentally we had available. They told us they had been to at least two of our competitors’ booths and wanted our best price, which we were only too happy to provide. The deal was concluded, or so I thought. We were their last meeting of the day, and they had to head for the airport. But in order to get out the front door of the show, they had to walk past our competitor one last time, so I took it upon myself to walk them out and put them in a cab.
That plan had to be modified when I noticed out of the corner of my eye the salesman from our competitor was chasing behind. I could only imagine what their “revised” pricing was going to be at that point. Then it occurred to me I also needed to go to the airport, because we had a “phantom” engineer coming in from Chicago who needed to be met. So I kindly asked our new customer if we could split the cab to the airport, and I ended up walking them right to check-in counter. The next day we got the hard copy of the order and a deposit cheque. A new long-term and mutually beneficial relationship was established, and fortunately my grandfather (our owner) let me expense the cab rides to the airport and back. Having now attended this show as both an equipment seller and a financier, I can say from experience, there will be some significant business done over the four days. Anyone attending will be doing so with a specific purpose in mind. That said, doing business within the manufacturing industry is more of a marathon than a sprint. It takes a significant amount of time and effort to find (or sell) the right solution, but the greatest value of visiting CMTS may just be the opportunities to reconnect with existing customers (and suppliers) and forge new relationships. Till next month… Ken Hurwitz is a senior account manager with Blue Chip Leasing Corp. in Toronto. With years of experience in the machine tool industry, Ken now helps manufacturers of all kinds with their capital needs. Contact Ken at (416) 6145878 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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FINANCIAL RESTRUCTURING PART 2 BY ALMA JOHNS
s a continuation of our previous article, the sheer complexity and extensiveness of this topic makes it challenging to explain and it’s best to narrow it down to financial restructuring only for otherwise viable businesses. Here we will focus on capital structure—commonly made up of both debt and equity. The capital structure is determined by the objectives of management and shareholders, and to a large degree any party who has financial stake in the business, lenders in particular. There are numerous moving parts when undertaking financial restructuring. This process is not completely remote from other functions. All the moving parts need to come together to achieve the goals of financial restructuring.
FINANCIAL RESTRUCTURING Whether the financial restructuring process involves conversions of debt into equity or vice versa, or addition of a quasi-equity component (subordinated or mezzanine debt is a hybrid of debt and equity), the main objective is to achieve the most cost efficient and strategic capital structure relevant to the size of the business. Financial restructuring can either be proactive or defensive. Proactive restructuring is initiated by management. It is carried out when the balance sheet is relatively healthy and increasing debt and share buy backs are performed to maximize the capital structure. Another advantage of proactive restructuring is that the company can propose revised payment terms to lenders that is conducive to its 30 | SEPTEMBER 2015
own ability to generate cash flow. If the management anticipates future cash flow disruption, they act long before covenant breaches take place. Defensive restructuring is implemented in response to bank threats, as in the case of Hot Fab Metal Inc. in our previous article. The motive is to appease lenders during financial hardship or imminent bankruptcy. When early warning signs of financial distress emerge, the bank’s response is to “shore up” its loan exposure. If management waits until too late, banks will have the upper hand in terms negotiation. Whether the motive is defensive or offensive, companies with cash flow challenges should attempt to negotiate favourable terms as follows: (1) reorganization of repayment terms including deferral of principal for six months to 1 year. (2) If conversion from a short term (line of credit) into long term debt is necessary, ask to refinance over a longer term period (five years vs. two years) to lock in the lowest interest rate possible.
DEBT VS. EQUITY Debt restructuring is undertaken to strengthen the company’s balance sheet while freeing up cash flow to keep the business viable. Debts are efficient sources of capital because they are non-dilutive, meaning shareholders can maintain their existing level of ownership in the business. In most cases, debts are cheaper since interest rates are typically at Prime + 1% or 2% for relatively stable companies. Actual cost of borrowing are even lower if tax considerations are deducted from interest payments. Capital leases and present value of operating leases are considered debts when lenders assess the strength of a company’s balance sheet. Equity restructuring is implemented for various reasons. For private companies, it provides owners with a tax efficient exit mechanism,
especially if the intent is to pass the business on to the next generation of family owners. Restructuring may be carried out to write off accumulated losses for the purpose of achieving an ideal Leverage Ratio. Equity is a more expensive source of capital since investors seek an internal rate of return (IRR) ranging from 15 to 20% for similarly healthy businesses. This type of financing is ideal when the company does not fit into banks’ lending criteria. It is further beneficial if equity investors have more to offer than just capital. For example, private equity firms provide operational expertise and strategic buyers deliver synergies as a component of the partnership. Both have higher tolerance for weaker balance sheets and are more inclined to inject capital based solely on the company’s ability to generate cash flow. When negotiating with lenders or investors during the financial restructuring process, it is crucial to keep in mind the following: (1) Be clear about strategies and goals within one-year, two-year and fiveyear time frames – new products, new geographic markets, new customers; (2) Lay out other resources needed such as human capital, equipment and larger production facility; (3) Make sure that financial forecasts support strategies and vice versa. Hire a CFO or Financial Advisor who will assist in developing liquidity forecasts, improving cash flow management, navigating the complexities of financial restructuring and negotiating with lenders and investors. Alma Johns is President of Bench Capital Advisory Inc., an independent corporate finance and debt advisory firm based in Toronto. She can be reached at email@example.com or www.benchcapital.ca. www.canadianmetalworking.com
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he latest Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS), set for September 28 to October 1 at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, will be “bigger and better” than its predecessor, says Julie Pike, event manager of SME Canada, the show organizers. “The show will feature more advanced manufacturing, more machine tools, and more metalworking than in 2013. Visitors will experience live equipment and machines from 400 exhibiting companies who will be displaying world leading manufacturing brands. We are expecting more than 8,000 manufacturing professionals from across Canada to be in attendance,” says Pike. Held every two years, CMTS is the biggest event of its kind in Canada. CMTS 2013 (which also took place at The International Centre), had 390 exhibitors, an aerospace display devoted to the Avro Arrow and a total attendance of 8,107. All told, CMTS 2015 will take up 375,000 square feet at The International Centre, making the show “a bit larger than 2013,” states Pike.
Visitors can expect to see the latest and greatest in machine tools, tooling, metal forming and fabricating, automation, 3D printing/additive manufacturing, design engineering and plant management. The theme of CMTS 2015 is “Manufacture the Future”. To this end, floorspace at the show will be divided into “targeted technology zones” says Pike. Hall 1 will feature advanced manufacturing, while Halls 2, 3 and 4 will host machine tools, tooling and metalworking. CMTS kicks off with an opening keynote address from Linda Hasenfratz, CEO of Guelph, Ontario’s Linamar Corporation, on September 28. The same day, the Torontobased Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association will be holding an APMA Outlook Conference as part of CMTS. Introduced for the first time in Canada last year, the RAPID Canada Conference, centered on additive manufacturing, 3D printing and scanning technology, will be held at CMTS September 29 – 30. Launched in 1994 in the United States by SME, the RAPID conference is focused on a burgeoning market. According to consulting firm, Wohlers Associates, global sales of 3D printing products and services—which manufacturers can use to make parts and prototypes—will near $6 billion by 2017. The RAPID Pavilion will be based in Hall 1. “This year, the RAPID conference is focusing on two tracks—the first being design, R&D and materials development, while the second looks at the latest developments in medical device manufacturing involving additive manufacturing technologies,” states Pike. The medical manufacturing track will feature presentations on “How 3D Metal Printing Revolutionizes the Medical Industry” and “Changes in Dentistry with the use of 3D Scanning and CAD/CAM Technology.” www.canadianmetalworking.com
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Jeff Degrange, chief commercial officer of Impossible Objects LLC, will offer the RAPID Conference keynote address. His presentation— open to all CMTS attendees—is entitled, “Embracing Emerging Technologies.” Impossible Objects is a carbon fiber composites additive manufacturing provider based in Chicago. Hall 1 will also feature a “3D Playground” where “newly developed ideas in additive manufacturing will be presented and the audience can interact with 3D printing and scanning technologies,” says Pike. Hall 3 meanwhile houses something called Innovation Alley, “a dedicated area which will feature cutting-edge technologies applied across various manufacturing sectors,” according to Pike. Among other highlights, Innovation Alley will showcase high-tech automotive and aerospace prototypes and new university R & D into manufacturing technologies. There will also be a virtual reality segment and a robotics competition.
EXHIBITORS EXPRESS GREAT EXCITEMENT “CMTS is the single most important Canadian show for Haas in 2015,” says Joel Weiss, trade show manager at Haas Automation, headquartered in Oxnard, California. “Haas corporate has selected to exhibit at this show with strong support from our territory distributor. This show will be the show Haas showcases several CNC machines for cutting metal and making parts.” According to Ray Buxton, general manager of Mazak Corp. Canada, www.canadianmetalworking.com
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another major show exhibitor, “CMTS is the CANADIAN show. It is (or should be) for Canadians, by Canadians … Mazak thinks very highly of the CMTS show and we always are able to turn opportunities into orders at this very vibrant and rejuvenated event.” CMTS 2015 takes place against a backdrop of worrying economic indicators in Canada, including slumping oil prices, a sinking dollar and a potential recession. Despite these factors, exhibitors still have high hopes. “There is no doubt that there have been great economic pressures at play as of late mainly due to the price of oil and the resulting effect on that industry. However our customers in the non-oil related industries are busy and in fact continue to buy machines as projects present themselves … our quotation levels also remain brisk. In some cases we are seeing a longer than usual final decision making scenario, but again the reality is that customers are busy and machines continue to be sold. All of this coupled with the fact that we are displaying some great new Haas products that are excellent return on investment packages, give us confidence that CMTS-2015 will be a great show,” says Dan Ferko, president of Sirco Machinery Company Limited, a Haas factory outlet with branches in Toronto, Montreal and Windsor. Haas’ non-oil related customers come from “a broad range of industries including automotive, medical and general job shops for products being exported into U.S. markets. These companies have become extremely competitive in those U.S. markets with the strengthening of the U.S. dollar in relation to the Canadian dollar,” explains Ferko. Ferko says Haas closed a dozen machine orders at their booth during CMTS 2013, with several additional follow-up sales generated by show leads. Elliott Matsuura Canada, a machine tool supplier in Oakville, ON and CMTS exhibitor, also has great expectations, despite current economic turmoil. “Some sectors such as aerospace, aircraft, high-tech, etc., are very busy. We are hopeful that there will be a good turn-out to the show, giving us the opportunity to showcase the latest in technology from our major suppliers,” says Elliott Matsuura Canada vice-president, Vince D’Alessio. DMG MORI Canada, based in Mississauga, wants to “showcase our company’s growth even through these hard times” notes the company. DMG MORI Canada “looks forward to high
traffic in our booth” and hopes “to show all visitors that we are the world’s largest and most advanced machine tool builder by presenting a selection of our latest machines, all with ‘live’ demos.” The show isn’t just for big players; small job shops will benefit from attending, says Pike. As proof, she points to a Job Shop Appreciation Reception scheduled from 5 to 7 pm on September 30. Drinks and food will be on the house, while former Toronto Maple Leaf star Darryl Sittler will be in attendance. On the night of the Job Shop Reception, “the exhibit halls will remain open after regular business hours to accommodate small and medium-sized businesses who cannot afford to miss time away from their shops,” states Pike. CMTS gets top marks from exhibitors, even when compared to similar events around the world such as IMTS and EMO. “Many products that you see at the larger international shows are not necessarily well represented in Canada. The CMTS allows us to not only present the equipment, but also demonstrate our service and support capabilities, giving our customer the confidence to invest in our equipment,” says D’Alessio. “CMTS is the IMTS of Canada, making it the most important show for Canadian manufacturers to attend,” adds Mark Rentschler, director of marketing at Makino. “It also provides international suppliers and distributors … the perfect opportunity to speak directly to the unique needs and concerns of the Canadian market. It’s an exceptional opportunity to network and discover true game-changing solutions that will drive business growth.
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f previous shows are anything to go by, cutting tool companies exhibiting at CMTS 2015 expect lots of booth visits from aerospace and automotive reps. For these and other potential customers, cutting tool makers and distributors will be highlighting an array of products and services. “We are coming out with an entirely new line—an indexable milling tool that will be shown for the first time in North America at CMTS,” says Stephanie Goudreau, director of marketing and business development, Komet of America. “It’s our first foray into an entirely new application area where we were not really present other than a few carbide end mills”. According to an August 2015 press release, Komet’s indexable milling line consists of 63 new imperial and 63 new metric bodies.
“We’ll be showcasing our core product which is thread turning and thread milling tools,” states Scott Golden, vice-president of sales and marketing at Vargus USA. “We’ll be showing VRX grade which is our newly introduced premium thread cutting grade … we will also be displaying our Groovex products which are used in small parts and screw machine applications.” Emuge will be showing off its Top Cut VAR carbide end mills, MultiTAP universal tap expansion and EF High Performance Carbide Drills. The latter are “a complete line of 3xD, 5xD, and 8xD coolant fed carbide drills that are designed to run faster and last longer than conventional carbide drills,” says Emuge president, Bob Hellinger. SGS Tool Company will be exhibiting the Z-Carb HPR Five Flute Roughing End Mill—a new high performance rougher, says Clifford
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achine tool makers and distributors are eager to explain what they’re exhibiting at CMTS and why. Haas Automation, for example, will be displaying several new machines including the DM-1 40-taper Drill/ Mill Center, the UMC-750SS SuperSpeed Universal Machining Center, the compact TRT100 high-speed dualaxis rotary table and the redesigned ST-35Y big-bore Y-axis turning center. “We chose to take these particular machines to CMTS for a couple of reasons,” explains Scott Rathburn, marketing product manager at Haas. “First, they are our latest machines— all introduced this year—so CMTS is a perfect opportunity to show them off to the public. Second, they address trends we’re seeing in the industry for more speed, smaller footprints, and more multi-axis capability. “We also are displaying several other machines at CMTS—an ST-25 big-bore turning center, a VF-4SS Super-Speed VMC with an HRC210 high-speed rotary table, and a VF-5 50 taper VMC—to showcase how expansive the Haas product line is,” adds Rathburn.
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new NHX5000 2nd Generation horizontal machining center and uninew ecoTURN 450 CNC uni versal turning machine. And Elliott Matsuura Canada will be emphasizing automated solutions at its booth. “We intend to show off some flexible automation, linking a Nakamura-Tome turning center, Matsuura 5-axis machine and Carl Zeiss CMM with a KUKA robot and a Flexible Cell manager,” states Vince D’Alessio, vice-president of Elliott Matsuura Canada. “We will also have a few other automated solutions in the booth, a GF Machine Solutions EDM machine with System 3R WorkPartner system, a GFMS Mikron 5 axis machine
with multi pallet system and Matsuura 5-axis machines with multi pallet systems. We will also be exhibiting a Carl Zeiss Metrotom 800 CT-Scan (X-ray) CMM technology. This will be the first time we will be exhibiting this technology in Canada. “Our products flow over many industries. However, we do want to put more emphasis on automation. This is the key to successful manufacturing in Canada, and we are being asked to quote more automated solutions by our customers,” explains D’Alessio. Exhibitors remains optimistic in the face of economic uncertainty in Canada. “Many markets in Canada are still very busy, including automotive, aerospace, and mold, tool and die. We expect that CMTS will be well attended by manufacturers serving, or interested in serving, these markets,” adds Rentschler. Machine tool exhibitors speak fondly of the last CMTS which was held in 2013 at The International Centre in Mississauga, the same locale as the current show. “We attended CMTS 2013 in a big way. disWe had the largest exhibit we ever dis played. This was the first show returning to The International Centre. We believe this attenis a better venue for the show and atten dance was better than previous shows at [Toronto’s] Direct Energy Centre,” says D’Alessio. CMTS 2013 “was a very successful show for us … the general traffic and attendance was excellent and made our decision to return in 2015 a very easy one,” echoes Dan Ferko, president of Sirco Machinery Company, a Haas factory outlet with branches in Toronto, Montreal and Windsor. “The experience [at CMTS 2013] was excellent, since we sold many machines both at the show and as a result of the event,” adds Buxton. Needless to say, machine tool reps hope this year’s version of CMTS proves to be just as excellent. www.canadianmetalworking.com
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hen it comes to quality control on the shop floor, there is a vast array of different options and equipment. CMTS allows attendees a chance to see the latest and greatest in quality control. “Some of the new technologies out there include shop floor CMMs with higher temperature ranges, measuring sensors to reduce tool changes, metrology software for faster programming with retention of PMI/ GDT data and CNC offset control software,” says Rob Johnston, Carl Zeiss product manager for Elliott Matsuura Canada. Quality control equipment makers will be showing off products and knowledge at CMTS. “Creaform will be presenting two different solutions: the HandySCAN 700 and the HandyPROBE & MetraSCAN 3D that can both be combined with VXinspect, our intuitive and powerful 3D inspection software module. VXinspect is the unmatched solution for quality control in shop floor conditions,” says Emilie Grenier, regional marketing manager, Americas at Creaform, a manufacturer of portable 3D measurement solutions and provider of 3D engineering services, headquartered in Levis, Quebec. For Johnston, he is expecting to see more metrology equipment integrated with robots and automation cells. “There will be an increasing trend to have metrology equipment integrated with manufacturing to reduce the handling of parts and inspection back logs,” he explains. “We will be showing off a Zeiss DuraMax CMM integrated with a Matsuura Mill and Nakamura Lathe.” Peter Detmers, vice-president of sales at Mitutoyo Canada of Mississauga, ON, says his company will be offering quality control equipment and expert advice. “Our booth will provide attendees with an opportunity to see the broad scope of Mitutoyo products available to improve quality, reduce time to measure, and automate many of their common tasks. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with many of our techni46 | SEPTEMBER 2015
cal staff who will be present throughout the show to answer any and all questions regarding measurement,” says Detmers. When it comes to CMTS, exhibitors share similar goals. “Our goals for this show, as with every show, are to provide an opportunity for our customers, past, present and future to get a look at the innovations in measurement that we offer… of course participating in shows is not free, so as a business we will measure our return on the investment based on the success of sales during and after the show, as well as the number of new contacts we make,” adds Detmers. “Our objective is to meet a qualified audience of manufacturers and present them our range of portable 3D measurement solutions that fit their needs. [CMTS] is one of the best places to meet with our customers face to face!” echoes Grenier. While CMTS draws favourable comparisons to IMTS and EMO, quality control equipment reps say CMTS has its own unique qualities that they appreciate. “While CMTS is much smaller than other international shows, I find it provides a much more intimate experience for the customer. We are able to spend more time with individual attendees dealing with issues or questions they bring forward,” says Detmers. “As a ‘smaller’ show based on the total area, it is much easier for attendees to shop and compare vendors. You can make repeat visits to various booths to confirm answers to questions or even ask new questions that may not have originally been on your mind.” When asked about what trends we can expect to see at the upcoming show, Johnston explains, “I see a big trend in quality control departments finally converting to digital data gathering. Whether that is in the form of a fully automated/integrated CMM or simply adding digital handtools, most companies are now collecting electronic data for process monitoring.” There is much to look forward to and CMTS provides attendees a wide range of products and services to meet their quality needs. www.canadianmetalworking.com
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CMTS FLOOR PLAN THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
SEPTEMBER 28 â€“ OCTOBER 1, 2015
Featuring the RAPID Canada Pavillion
HALL 1 EAST Machine Tools, Tooling & Metalworking
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Exhibitors Exhibiting As Booth Number 3D Systems, CimatronE 1726 3M Canada Inc 4310 A2A Systems 1067 Abbott Workholding Products 2691 Able Seal & Design Inc 1415 Accusize Industrial Tools 1615 Additive Metal Manufacturing Inc. 1027 Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd 2899 Advantage Austria 3115 Aeroex Technologies Inc 2401 Agile Manufacturing Inc 1158 Air Turbine Tools 4010 All Lift Ltd 4016 Alro Steel Corporation 4219 Amada Machine Tools America Inc 1437 Ambrell Precision Induction Heating 4217 Amico Canada 2773 AMT Machine Tools Ltd 2031 Anubis 3D 1166 Athabasca University Faculty of Business 1261 Atlas Copco Compressors Canada Inc 3410 ATS Applied Tech Systems LLC 1514 Aurora Scientific Corp 1508 Autodesk Canada 1153 AutoForm Engineering USA Inc 1310 AVP Automations 4018 Axis Prototypes 1018 Azarbod Inc 1521 B.W. Guild Equipment Inc 2568 Balluff Canada Inc 1637 Barrie Welding & Machine 3823 Bar-Tech Enterprises Ltd 4218 Beckhoff Automation 1509 Beilun Futuo Mechanical Tools Co Ltd 3807 Belmont Equipment & Technologies 2062 BeneFACT Consulting Group Inc 3616 BENZ Incorporated 2707 Big Ass Solutions Canada 4304 Big Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc 2206 Bluco Corp 3811 Blue Chip Leasing Corporation 1940 Blum-Novotest Inc 1634 Bomatec International Corp 1209 Bonal Technologies Inc 1613 BONENG Transmission USA LLC 1607 Bosch Rexroth Canada 1143 Briney Tooling Systems 1825 Bucci Industries USA Inc 1829 Buffalo Shrink Wrap 3916 Burloak Technologies Inc 1249 BUWW COVERINGS 1612 BVA Hydraulics 1941 CAD MicroSolutions Inc. 1168 Caliber Industrial Supply Co 1841 CAM Solutions 1315 CAMFocus Inc 1330 CAMWorks/Geometric Tech 3517 Canadian Industrial Machinery 1823 Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters/ Canada Makes 1263 Canadian Metalworking 2165 Can-Cope Sales Ltd 2016 Candet (Canadian Nde Technology Ltd ) 1741 Caps N Plugs 1404 Capture 3D Inc 1152 Carlo Gavazzi (Canada) Inc 1621 Castrol Industrial North America 1331 CECOR 3416 Central Ontario Manufacturers 1083 Century Tools & Machinery Ltd 2536 CGTech 2500 CHEM-ECOL Ltd 2163 Cimetrix Solutions Inc 1047 City of Toronto, Water Efficiency Program 3814 CMTDA 2164 Commonwealth Oil 3514 Concierge, Industrial Research Assistance Program 1601 Condat Corp 3420 Cordstrap Canada 1516 Corwhin Tool & Manufacturing 1441 CP System 3608 Creaform 1059 CTMA 2170
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THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
SEPTEMBER 28 â€“ OCTOBER 1, 2015
Featuring the RAPID Canada Pavillion
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HALL 1 EAST
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Exhibitors Custom Prototypes Dalimar Instruments Inc Data Flute DCM Tech Inc Delcam DeSantis Industrial Springs and Stampings Design Engineering/Plant/Cmo Designfusion DGI Supply a DoALL Company DiPaolo Machine Tools Ltd. DMG MORI Dormer Pramet DPM - MacFarlane Dynabrade Inc Dynamic Machine of Detroit E.MC Canada Eagle Industrial ECi M1 Eclipse Tools North America Inc. Electromate Industrial Sales Ltd Electro-Techno Services Inc Element Financial Corp Elemental Controls Elgin County Economic Development & Tourism Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc Elumatec North America Inc Emec Machine Tools Inc Emec Machine Tools Inc EMKA Inc Emuge Corp Ensil Group EOS of North America Epicor Software Corp Epilog Laser Corp ERIEZ ESPRIT / DP Technology Exel North America Inc Expertech Distribution and Technologies Inc EXSYS Tool Inc Fagor Automation Fair Grant Writing Inc. FANUC Canada Ltd. FARO Technologies Inc
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Exhibitors Fastenal Company FCI Molded Products Inc FCS System Ferro Technique Ltd FESTO Fives Machining Systems Inc. Flangemart Hydraulics Flexarm Inc Flexpipe inc Flow International Corp FomUSA Formlabs Inc Fowler Precision Instruments FreePoint Technologies Inc Gadra Enterprises Garrett Industriel Inc Genistar Genius Solutions Geometric Solutions George Products (OASIS) GIE Media Inc Global Electronic Services Global Finishing Solutions Global Shop Solutions GMN USA Graff Diamond Products Ltd Greene Technology Guhring Corp
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THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 1, 2015
Machine Tools, Tooling & Metalworking
Exhibitors International Saws & Tools International Surface Preparation Canada Ltd Intlvac IPG Photonics IPS - Invoice Payment System IQMS ISB Island Automation Inc Isotop Inc ITI Group – IndexingTechnologies Inc / ITI Tooling Company Inc Jarvis Cutting Tools Inc JG & A Metrology Center Johnson Gage Co JVC Electric Inc. K+S Services Inc Kaeser Compressors Canada Inc KBC Tools & Machinery Keyence Canada Inc. Kingsway Consulting Group Inc. Kitagawa-Northtech Inc Koma Precision Inc Komet of Canada Tooling Solutions ULC Korloy America Inc Kubes Steel Inc Kubotek USA Inc KUKA Robotics Canada Kyocera Precision Tools Inc. Kyzen Corporation Laser Marking Technologies LLC/ LMT Group Latem and Plastico Ind Ltd Liburdi Automation Inc Linear Mold & Engineering Liquid Capital Lista International LMT Onsrud
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SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 1, 2015
Machine Tools, Tooling & Metalworking
Exhibitors QualiChem Quality Cutting Tools Inc Realtrac ERP Remi Industries Ltd Renishaw Canada Ltd Rhino Cutting Systems Riverside Brass & Aluminum Foundry Ltd RN Mark Inc Robert I Robotics Inc Rofin-Baasel Canada Ltd Rollomatic Inc Rousseau Metal Inc Saw Solutions Inc Schunk Inc Scientific Cutting Tools Inc Scientific Forming Technologies Corp Scott’s Directories Seco Tools LLC Seradex Inc Servetronics SGS Tool Company Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning Shop Metalworking Technology Magazine Shoptech Software SIC Marking Canada Single Source Technologies- Canada Single Source Technologies- Canada SLM Solutions NA Inc SMC Corp Of America SME & 3D Playground SMS Machine Tools Ltd SMTCL Canada INC SMW Autoblok Corp Solaxis Ingenious Manufacturing SolidCAM Inc.
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THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 1, 2015
Creaform — Booth 1059
VXinspect is an intuitive and powerful 3D inspection software designed for manufacturing companies conducting first article inspection (FAI) or quality control. VXinspect provides the simplest integration of probing and scanning measurement capabilities. The software features all the functionalities required by pre-production control or when setting up a high-efficiency measurement sequence to inspect multiples parts. www.creaform3d.com
Autodesk Canada — Booth 1153 The Autodesk booth will host a comprehensive and flexible set of tools for 3D mechanical design, simulation, tooling, visualization, and documentation. Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create. Everyone from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists use Autodesk software to unlock creativity and solve important challenges. www.autodesk.com
Flexarm Inc — Booth 1316 Designed to quickly go forward and reverse, a FlexArm Hydraulic Tapping Arm is made for tapping, not simply running in one direction like the spindle of a CNC Mill. FlexArm Hydraulic Tapping Arms allow customers to program their exact RPM for forward and an exact RPM for reverse. Whether an operator needs to run 30 RPM to pull a large ACME tap or 500 RPM to quickly tap 7/8”, they have the flexibility. This new line of FlexArm tapping solutions also features programmable depth control, allowing for consistency in tapping depth. www.flexarminc.com
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The KK single axis robot from HIWIN Corp. combines both ballscrew and guideway to achieve better performance on accuracy, stiffness, rapid installation, and space saving. The optimized U-rail not only guides the movement of the slider being driven by the ballscrew, but also can be used as a structural component when assembled into a multiaxis motion system. Compact, lightweight and in a variety of sizes, the KK single axis robot easily incorporates into a system design and is simple to install and maintain. HIWIN offers the KK robot equipped with the required accessories to assist with any integration project. www.hiwin.com
JG&A Metrology Center — Booth 1252 JG&A Metrology Center (Windsor, ON) has introduced an increase to its flat panel sizes for Computed Tomography (CT) systems. Cone beam systems now utilize the latest in flat panel technology and prove to be extremely cost effective when scanning parts up to 16”/400mm in diameter. With increases in LDA sizes as well, the CT systems now utilize the latest in line detecdetector array technology and are able to offer competitive rates when scanning parts up to 26”/650mm in diameter. JG&A Metrology center is a specialized lab focused on providing 3D internal part inspection using Industrial Computed Tomography (CT) equipment. www.jgarantmc.com
Eclipse Tools North America, Inc. — Booth 1327 The newly launched Filtramag+ magnetic filter is the ultimate in filtration technology. Its patented design, high intensity, magnetic cores make it 100% effective for use with materials which have lower magnetic permeability such as tungsten carbide and cast iron. With a stainless steel construction, high flow capacity and no block design Filtramag+ is also ideal for use in harsh chemical environments and wash systems. www.eclipsetoolsinc.com
Flexpipe Inc — Booth 1422
Flexpipe is a modular system used to build material handling solutions. This structural system includes a complete array of steel pipes, joints and accessories to build different custom solutions such as workstations, roller racks, industrial carts, material handling racks, mobile communication boards or any other solution that you can imagine. www.flexpipeinc.com
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Genius Solutions — Booth 1434
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SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 1, 2015
Genius Solutions develops ERP manufacturing software solutions designed specifically for engineer-to-order and maketo-order custom manufacturers. Genius Manufacturing ERP + CRM consists of a complete software toolset to help you manage quote-to-cash operations. The easy-to-use software has a CAD-to-BOM interface, synchronizing product design with factory production using a direct connection to SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor, and includes project management features and a manufacturing execution system. Genius Solutions was founded over 20 years ago by industrial engineers with custom manufacturing industry expertise. www.geniuserp.com
Beckhoff Automation Canada Ltd — Booth 1509
Beckhoff Automation Canada will be demonstrating the eXtended Transport System – XTS. XTS combines two servo drive principles into one new concept for product transport within a high technology manufacturing environment. Having the advantages of both linear and rotary servos, together with a closed track configuration, the XTS provides extended functionality to create a highly flexible and cost effective alternative to traditional product transport systems. www.beckhoff.ca
ERIEZ — Booth 1537
Heule Tool Corp — Booth 1626
Eriez’ new air-operated Magnetic Transfer System creates a wide magnetic surface area blanketing the sheet to easily move multiple parts or cut-outs up and off of burn tables. The powerful magnetic circuit design also allows lifting single sheets or plate up to three-inches thick from a stack to load the table. By using permanent magnets the transfer system does not require a controller eliminating power failure concerns. Standard models include 24, 48 and 120- inch designs to accommodate most common plate or sheet sizes. www.eriez.com
The new BSF tool extends their range for automated high volume production of back spotfacing and counterboring. Now, a counterbore ratio of up to 2.3xd is possible. The tool is used for diameters from 6.5 to 20 mm without needing to turn over the workpiece. The productive efficiency is distinguished by its process capability, proper functioning and high cost effectiveness, thanks to fast process cycles and a minimum of secondary time. www.heuletool.com
Spring Technologies Inc — Booth 1630
Blum-Novotest Inc. — Booth 1634
Fully integrated in the new unified NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS V10 platform, NCSIMUL CAM embodies SPRING Technologies’ response to today’s issues in CNC machine programming: rethinking the traditional serial method of tool path creation, part/ machine simulation, post-processing, G-code verification and simulation that can generate errors. By streamlining the conventional CNC programming process, and offering native CNC code (G-code) programming capability, NCSIMUL CAM not only eliminates errors while reducing programming time but enables CNC programmers to generate CNC programs made for the part as opposed to the traditional method of programming the part for the machine. www.springplm.com
FormControl comparative software lets operators check part dimensions and specific features and compare them to nominal values from a 3D file. It does this by allowing the operator to drive the machining center via PC, creating access to advanced inspection functions with “Point & Click” operation and reporting tools. FormControl, coupled with a BLUM’s infrared or radio probes, provides an inspection solution for any part that would become problematic to re-work once removed from its fixture. www.blum-novotest.us
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Lasers cut tubes accurately and efficiently BY NESTOR GULA
f all you’re doing is cutting a pipe or tube to length then a saw will do. But if you want to put holes—round or square—into a pipe and make other cuts or profiles, then the prospect of having one machine that can do this makes sense, and today lasers are the answer. “The whole advantage of lasers is about consolidating operations,” says Jeff Arendas, laser tube product manager at BLM group. If you were to manually perform tube cutting and preparation, the first step is usually to cut the pipe or tube to length. Then, depending on what the job requires, you would have to start putting the features in. You would do this by drilling, machining, punching or cutting. “The more features you add to the pipe the greater the justification of a laser. Because done manually that would be an incredible amount of setup and tooling 64 | SEPTEMBER 2015
involved—saw, probe, mitre, punch, drill, mill, grind, all those operations get consolidated into one automated process. And that is the real payback of the laser. It is being able to load the tube, press the button and get all those operations done fast,” says Arendas. Selecting laser cutting for tube and pipe is proving to represent more than simply being the most cost effective method of cutting tube and pipe, it’s expanding opportunities for fabricators. “Companies that have invested in automated tube cutting have discovered new markets: equipment frame and structural supports, construction tubing and I-beam, automotive and truck assemblies, agricultural equipment, recreational vehicles, exercise equipment, trailer industry, metal furniture and accessories, etc.” says Bob Kloczkowski, regional sales manager for ROFIN-SINAR, Inc. “By having a one-stop manufacturing process, a laser tube cutter will speed up production and increase the accuracy of the work. Cutting of tube and pipe with a laser www.canadianmetalworking.com
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Amada’s FOM2 RI puts the heat into a square tube. PHOTO: NESTOR GULA
cutting system is in most cases faster than a conventional machining operation,” says Frank Arteaga, head of product marketing for Bystronic. “Special hard milling tools would be necessary to create the shapes in the pipe. A laser cutter is capable of cutting any shape that has been programmed because of the small diameter of the focused beam (.004- to .008-inch).” As designs of furniture and other daily objects become more elaborate and compact, manufacturing complexity is increasing. “Many designers consider conventional methods of tube processing when designing a product. With a tube laser you can surpass conventional tube cutting methods. A designer can incorporate difficult end cuts, use slots and tab-type assemblies to make a better product and reduce the amount of fixturing needed in the welding process,” says Mark Mercurio, applications manager with Mazak Optonics. “This makes for a stronger product that is easier to assemble. And the process is often faster than conventional methods. www.canadianmetalworking.com
Conventionally tube processing is a batch process. The user has to process all tubing of the same shape at the same time so they are not constantly changing fixturing and tools required to make a certain shape.” Modern tube and pipe cutting laser systems allow for new opportunities for designers. Smaller batch runs can be easily accommodated because there is no need for specific tooling and fixturing. “On a tube laser, each tube shape can be different than the previous one,” Mercurio says. “Since the tube laser uses no hard tooling, change over in shapes is much easier. Production can then be scheduled on an “as needed” part basis and not by what tube shape is currently being machined. This leads to less inventory on the shop floor. Also, many of the benefits of the laser tube cutting are in the assembly of the parts after process. Assembly is faster because the parts are more accurate and fit together more accurately.” A tube cutting laser system can also save floor space by incorporating a storage system in the machine. “You can store a full bundle of material in the bundle loading system, saving space,” says David Dobson, sales engineer of TruLaser for TRUMPF Inc. “The laser serves as the cut off saw, the drill press, and the milling machine and eliminates those machines as well as the material handling between operations. With many materials, there is also no burr when the part is processed with a laser. This eliminates the need for de-burring operations as well. The material will not be handled until it comes off the machine as a finished product. Furthermore, there is only one machine to program and only one operator required. The end result is a finished part that has a much lower cost of manufacturing.” When choosing a tube cutting laser system one can go for a dedicated automatic system or a flat-bed combination system that will laser cut sheets and perform laser cuts on pipe as well. “Many flatbed lasers already offer an additional rotary axis that is capable of tube processing. These types of
A Mazak Optonics machine accurately cuts the company logo into a pipe. PHOTO: NESTOR GULA
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A Sparks fly as Amada’s FOM2 RI cuts into a tube. PHOTO: NESTOR GULA
flatbed machines have some limitations to the amount of production that can be completed,” says Mercurio, “Flatbed machines with a rotary axis do not have the ability to hold the tube properly during processing. They are fixture intensive and then require set up changes that tube lasers do not require when changing tube shape. “Also many flatbed lasers do not offer 3D processing that enables the laser to cut the tube on angles. Mazak has a 3D laser offering the rotary chuck that can process tubes
at angles that are required. They can also process tubes that require them to be bent before the cutting process.” Smaller shops that cannot justify the costs of a dedicated automatic laser tube cutting system may opt for the flat-bed with rotary option, but they need to be aware of the system’s limitations. “Flat sheet machines with the rotor attachment are sold more for the sizzle and not the steak. It is a wonderful idea, but it has been lacking in execution. Historically those machines have been around for at least 20 years but no one has really done a really good job,” opines Arendas. “The part that they are missing on all those machines is the ability to compensate for twisted or bowed tubing. Tubing is never straight. That is the most difficult thing in laser cutting tubing. The fact that tubes have twists or bows to them. If you are holding the tube at both ends and it is a banana, as you rotate it the laser is going to go to where the math data says it should go, and your hole is going to be out of whack because the tube is out of whack. That’s just the nature of tubing. “The automatic machines that are on the market, the TRUMPF, the Mazak and the
Featuring the rotary index as an integrated unit, the FOM2 RI allows the cutting head to be positioned near the chuck. Bowed pipe or tubing can be cut without vibration while maintaining accuracy. www.amada.ca
With ByAutonom, the labour tasks associated with laser setups and manned operations are reduced. Users have the option of incorporating the ByLaser 4400 or 6000 watt CO2 laser sources www.bystronicusa.com
The diffusion-cooled CO2 Slab laser from ROFIN has a beam quality of K=0.95 that ensures high processing quality and increased productivity. With its wavelength of 10.6 µm in the far infrared range, this CO2 laser is suitable for processing metals and other materials. www.rofin.com
The new LC5 model provides a single laser source and single cutting head capable of switching from sheet to tube processing. This system is equipped with a fiber laser up to 4.5kW and has automatic loading/unloading. www.blmgroup.com
Available with a 2.5kW or 4.0kW resonator, the 3D Fabri Gear 400 II from Mazak Optonics cuts a wide variety of tubes and pipes including round, square, rectangular and triangular. www.mazakoptonics.com
The TruLaser Tube 5000 combines sawing, drilling, milling and punching, into a single system. Self-centering clamp chucks keep tubes locked in position and ensure accurate cutting. www.trumpf.com
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BLM, all have the ability to compensate for the tube being out of position with a twist or bow, and that is huge when it comes to making accurate parts. The flat table guys will have to struggle for accuracy.” What the flat-bed systems have is a fast turnaround time to switch from sheet cutting to tube cutting. “It is about a two minute change over time,” says Dru Schwartz, LTC assistant manager for Amada America, Inc. Flat bed machines also might have limitations on the size of tubes they can work with. “Our FOM2 RI has a size limitation of 8.66inch round, 6-inch square, 8.66-inch diagonal on a rectangular tube, 3.5-inch angle iron and 6-inch c-channel,” he says. “There are also weight limitations as well. The FOM2 RI has a weight limit of 441 pounds. The machine can also hold a 20-foot stick of material.” There is no magic number that will let you determine whether you need a laser tube cutting system or if you should get a dedicated system or a combination flatbed system. “If a job should require 200 pieces of square tubing to be processed with 10 holes, five slots and irregular end cuts, the job would probably require drilling, machining and
sawing, explains Kloczkowski. “Processing time would include sawing parts to size, setup and fixture for drilling, and finally, programming and processing in machine center; three machines, three handlings, and three labour components to make the parts would probably exceed eight hours total. A laser work station could perform all functions in one handling and one setup; two hours total. Estimated time savings for 200 parts would be six hours as well as man hours for handling and setup.” Mercurio adds that another advantage is labour, there is less handling of the tubes. The automated tube cutting laser systems can do low and high volumes jobs. But you need the volume. “In an automated machine the average runtime is—and this is a broad statement—most parts will run between 15 and 60 seconds apiece,” explains Arendas. “That’s kind of your average production on an automated tube cutting machine. So if you are going to spit out, 30 seconds per part, that’s two parts per minute, 120 parts per hour, a thousand parts per shift, then you have enough work to keep the machine busy.”
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HYPERTHERM PURCHASES MONTREAL ROBOTICS SOFTWARE COMPANY Hypertherm has announced that Jabez Technologies is joining its team. Jabez Technologies, creators of software to simplify complex robotic programming, will combine with Hypertherm to make it easier for companies to incorporate robots for manufacturing applications. Combining Hypertherm’s cutting expertise with Jabez’s skilled engineering and support staff will make it easier for robotic programmers and integrators to achieve optimal results. “A growing trend toward lean and flexible manufacturing is resulting in the expanded use of robotics in our served industries. Manufacturers realize that robots are increasingly critical to producing higher quality products at a lower
cost and to achieving the speed and flexibility needed to remain competitive,” noted Evan Smith, Hypertherm’s president and CEO. “Adding Jabez to the Hypertherm team will enable Hypertherm to bring even greater value to our robotic customers, and at the same time provide Jabez with the support and resources to achieve its wider vision, which we share.” Jabez can enhance its support for a wide variety of robotic programming applications, including those beyond cutting, by leveraging Hypertherm’s global infrastructure and strong engineering community. “We are excited to join the Hypertherm family. Hypertherm’s vision regarding the future of indus-
trial robotics as well as the cultural alignment between our companies made a perfect and natural fit,” explains Chahe Bakmazjian, founder and president of Jabez. “We can leverage Hypertherm’s global service, support and logistics resources to better serve our rapidly growing base of robotic integrators and end users to accelerate the growth of Robotmaster.”
MESSER CUTTING SYSTEMS CELEBRATES 60 YEARS IN BUSINESS Messer Cutting Systems is located in a 100,000 square foot facility with 190 employees in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. They manufacture oxyfuel, plasma, and laser plate machinery for a wide range of industries including steel service centers, metal fabrication, structural steel, agricultural, energy, shipbuilding, transportation, and construction. This year, the company is celebrating 60 years of precision cutting technology in North America. “Messer Cutting Systems’ challenge for the past 60 years has been to provide the best machines and support that optimize technology and process advancements to meet customers’ ever increasing productivity needs,” says Messer president and CEO Bill Heller. “Machines have gone from cutting with slow, yet effective, oxyfuel to the exponentially higher speeds and performance of plasma and laser. 68 | SEPTEMBER 2015
Control systems that were once the size of a phone booth with the smarts of a low-end calculator have been replaced with ever-advancing PC technology. Staying at the forefront in advancements has allowed Messer to meet customer’s continual needs for the past 60 years and has laid a strong foundation to meet these needs going into the future.” Messer Cutting Systems initially began under the name CRO Engineering in the United States. CRO stood for the first names of the founding partners Carl, Rudy, and Orville, and the company was incorporated in 1955 as a flame cutting
machinery manufacturer with three employees working in 3,000 sq. ft. of rented space in Milwaukee. CRO Engineering pioneered many of the fundamental applications which are common today such as NC control, CNC control and laser cutting. In 1969, CRO Engineering delivered the first American-built numerically controlled laser cutting machine for shape cutting titanium in the aerospace industry. In 1968 at a welding fair in Essen, Germany, CRO displayed the first American-built plasma arc gantry cutting machine controlled by an NC system. Messer Greisheim GmbH, with cutting history dating back to the late 1800s, saw the machine as new competition and purchased CRO in 1973 and changed the name to MG Cutting Systems, which later became MG Systems & Welding and eventually Messer Cutting Systems, a subsidiary of Messer Cutting Systems GmbH Germany. www.canadianmetalworking.com
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BLM HAS A NEW PRESIDENT
BLM GROUP USA has announced the appointment of Jeff Ahrstrom as president and Chief Operating Officer. “The appointment of a new president and COO was part of our overall corporate organizational plan
established in July 2014,” says Jim Rutt, the retiring president and Chief Operating Officer. “The announcement of Jeff fulfills one area of that plan. Jeff will be a valuable asset to our organization and more particularly a valuable asset to our customers.” “BLM GROUP USA is a leader in its field and I welcome the opportunity to take the company forward and continue the growth realized under Jim’s tutelage,” said Ahrstrom.
Ahrstrom comes to BLM with over 30 years of experience in leadership positions within the machine tool industry. He was most recently managing director, central region with Ellison Technologies. Prior to that he held a variety of positions with Fives Machining Systems. Ahrstrom has a BS in Business Administration, an MBA and soon will complete his Doctorate in Business Administration.
Heavy-duty bench-top wire feeder
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ESAB introduces the Warrior Feed 404 HD designed to feed .030- to 3/32-in. wire at speeds of 50 to 800 ipm. This product was designed for applications such as high-volume fabrication, structural steel fabrication, heavy fabrication, ship building and others. The Warrior Feed 404 HD can reduce cost of operation by up to 50 per cent because of its drive roll design, which combines two lower gear-driven rollers with two upper idler/smooth pressure rollers. This design produces considerably less scrubbing of the wire, reducing debris generation by 8-12 times than that typically created from a 4-roll drive system. In addition, an upper idler system doesn’t mar the wire like a 4-roll drive system, resulting in 4X to 6X longer contact tip life with cored wires. www.esab.com
Lincoln Electric is expanding its consumable portfolio with UltraCore HD Marine. This gas-shielded, flux-cored wire electrode, preferred for shipbuilding, is rooted in Lincoln Electric’s HD design platform to enable a flat bead shape when welding at high deposition rates in all positions. This new electrode offers improved operator appeal over existing HD products through lower spatter and lower fume generation rates. Specifically designed to supply the shipbuilding industry with a consistent and quality-tested welding consumable, UltraCore HD Marine meets most shipbuilding standards, including: ABS, DNV, LR, and BV. The 15-lb spool package offers ease of handling and mobility, in order to increase the operating factor of sub-assemblies within shipyards. www.lincolnelectric.com
A clean bend with no marking Mate Precision Tooling is expanding its press brake tooling product line with the addition of Mate CleanBend forming technology. The CleanBend tool is available in both European Precision Style and Wila Trumpf Style tooling and can be adapted to American Precision Style tooling. The Mate CleanBend tool is designed with two opposing springloaded half-moon rollers that rotate as force is applied in the middle of the die, resulting in a clean bend with minimal to no marking of the sheet metal. They are available in segmented, full-length and half-length sizes to suit nearly any metal bending application. www.mate.com 70 | SEPTEMBER 2015
New technology extends life of the cutting wheel Walter Surface Technologies has extended its product portfolio of exclusive narrow-crown patented technology to all 4.5” and 5” ZIPCUT, ZIP+, ZIP Stainless and ZIP ALU cutting wheels. The Type 27 narrow crown patented technology incorporates an improved, refined metal cladding in the center hub which maximizes on safety and allows operators deeper cutting depth. The new technology extends the life of the cutting wheel, allowing for more cuts per unit. The narrow crown combines the extended life of a flat Type 1 wheel, with the extra stiffness of a depressed center cutting wheel. The metal cladding also maximizes safety. www.walter.com www.canadianmetalworking.com
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HELMET It’s all about protection and style when it comes to welding helmets BY NESTOR GULA
he helmet is the most important piece of safety equipment for a welder. It shields the eyes from intense light and the face from the radiation emitted by the spark. And it will dissipate some of the fumes that are emitted when welding. “A good helmet protects the eyes and skin not only from severe sparks but also from potentially vision-damaging ultraviolet and infrared rays emitted by the arc,” says Jamy Bulan, commercial equipment product manager for Lincoln Electric. “The right helmet must be able to be worn easily and comfortably for a full day’s work, providing flexible adjustments, while protecting a welder’s eyes and face from spatter and sparks and harmful light rays.” Not only is the helmet a source of safety, “a welding helmet also gives wearers an opportunity to add a bit of personal flair to their welding gear,” he adds. “With this in mind, welding helmets today are available in a wide range of colours and graphics. These visual features obviously command attention, but a helmet’s protective features, combined with comfort Proper welding considerations are attire in action. what welders should PHOTO COURTESY consider when selectOF MILLER ELECTRIC. ing the right helmet for their needs.”
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Welding helmets have evolved a great deal and are continuing to evolve. “Some recent innovations include arc tracking, which allows the helmet lens to track arc-on time during the welding process,” explains Eric Sommers, product manager, weld safety head and face protection for Miller Electric. “This data can be used to calculate productivity to help determine if additional operator training is necessary to improve efficiencies. “Another innovation is electromagnetic arc sensing on auto-darkening helmets. With this technology, the sensor picks up the magnetic frequency of the arc to eliminate any interference, meaning that the lens will darken only when the arc initiates and it will stay dark while the operator is welding. This technology works outdoors, too, where the sunlight could possibly interfere.” While auto-darkening helmets comprise the biggest chunk of the market and have the most new innovations in them, traditional fixed shade helmets still have their uses. “Traditional shield (passive) helmets are still used in large numbers, as these helmets are a low-cost option to an automatic, high-definition helmet,” says Guy Shelverton, global product manager, personal protective equipment, with ESAB. “Traditional helmets usually have advantages over automatic styles in terms of cost, weight and maintenance/servicing requirements. For welders who carry out single application work, where there’s no need to change the shade level at which they operate. The traditional shield helmet is usually a suitable option.” The trend, however, is moving towards auto-darkening helmets as they are becoming less expensive and offer other benefits that traditional helmets do not. “Companies commonly see cost savings through improved operator efficiency and productivity, while users appreciate that auto-darkening helmets help reduce fatigue www.canadianmetalworking.com
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on their neck eliminatby eliminat ing the need to nod down their helmet,” says Sommers. This last point is salient for anybody who has struggled to learn welding using a tratra ditional helmet. “Welding helmets featuring a fixed shade can be more difficult to use because a welder has to lift the helmet every time he or she wants to examine the weldment and joint, set position and prepare for welding and then flip the helmet down again when it’s time to strike the arc,” said Bulan. “This repetitive movement can case neck strain and fatigue after a full day’s work. Also, for less-experienced welders, it can be difficult to keep the MIG gun, TIG torch or stick electrode in the correct position to begin welding in the joint after the helmet is lowered into place. Poor weld starts can result in weld defects, something any welder obviously wants to avoid.” When choosing a helmet there are really only two criteria that should be met—safety and comfort. “While everyone’s perception of comfort is different, there are many options for headgear and helmet weights that allow individuals to tailor a helmet exactly to his or her liking. Additionally, the cushioning in helmets today has improved and the presence of more adjustable settings help welding operators find the right fit,” said Sommers. “Today’s helmets are considerably more functional than those of even 10 or 15 years ago,” said Bulan. “All, including the most inexpensive, must meet strict safety standards across the globe. In the United States, that standard is ANSI Z87.1 and in Canada it is CAN/CSA Z94.3. These standards address such concerns as light leakage and flame and impact resistance.” Whereas helmets of the bygone era were www.canadianmetalworking.com
one size fits all, today’s welder has a myriad of options to choose from. If you are performing many different welding processes, jumping from Stick, to TIG to MIG, then an auto-darkening helmet with shade control, which can switch from 6 to 13 in some instances, is necessary. “Some processes, like TIG welding on thinner materials, call for lower shade levels to adequately see the weld puddle to control the arc and judge appropriate travel speed,” he says. “Welding on thick materials at high amperages generally requires higher shade levels. “The helmet’s viewing size also is a major factor to consider. While it is based on preference, the amount of out-of-position welding performed can affect the amount of viewing area needed in a helmet. Some of the largest view sizes in auto-darkening models measure 3.82 x 2.44 inches or larger, which aids in delivering a clear natural view in combination with the helmet’s LCD technology.” Some models allow the user to control delay and sensitivity that will adjust when the auto-dark will kick in. “For example, if there are other welders operating very close by, the helmet’s arc sensor sensitivity can be reduced to help prevent triggering or darkening when those nearby welders strike their own arc,” he says. “Delay controls can be used to lengthen or shorten the amount of time it takes for the helmet to return to the light state following the completion of a weld. This can be helpful when tack welding, when the weld duration is short and the operator plans to move quickly. On
An externally mounted variable shade adjustment knob on a helmet from Lincoln Electric. PHOTO: NESTOR GULA
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the other hand, performing lengthy welds on thick materials may require that the delay be set for longer periods of time so that the operator does not have to view the larger, hotter weld nugget at the end of the weld until it has cooled for a second or two. Generally delay can be set for 0.5 seconds up to two seconds.” Basic and less expensive auto-darkening helmets will have one or two arc sensors, while premium models generally have four arc sensors. “With more arc sensors, there is less chance that the helmet will fail to darken as necessary,” said Bulan. Some auto-darkening helmets have grind mode which lets the welder keep the helmet on while grinding the weld—it will provide protection from the sparks and light of the grind. Helmets can have their controls on the outside or inside the helmet, and this is a personal preference where the outside controls are convenient while the internal controls are more protected from the harsh welding environment. If working in an environment that requires hardhats it is worth noting that not all helmets are hardhat compatible. Options for helmets range from respirators that will pump in air for work in extremely toxic environments to lenses that aid the welder to see the weldment better. Unlike the helmets of yore, the new helmets,
Lincoln Electric With a view window size of 3.82 x 2.44 inches, the Viking 2450 FFA Welding Helmet from Lincoln Electric has four auto-darkenauto-darken ing sensors and weighs only 21 oz. It has varivari able shade, delay, and light sensitivity controls and is replacepowered by a replace able lithium battery. It has a light-to-dark switching time of 1/25000 sec., a delay control (light to dark) of 0.1 sec. min. to 1 sec. max. It complies with ANSI Z87.1-2003/ CSA Z94.3. www.lincolnelectric.com 74 | SEPTEMBER 2015
while still robust, are more sensitive than the old ones. “There are some basics that can help make a helmet last a long time,” says Sommers. “These include reducing the number of impacts a helmet sees from drops, and storing the helmet within the manufacturer recommended temperature ranges. Also, before welding, allow the helmet to warm to room temp if it has been stored in a cold area.” The auto-darkening filter is powered by solar lenses, lithium batteries or both. These should be inspected and made sure they work before embarking on a welding task. “More than 90 per cent of the cost of an automatic helmet is related to the auto-darkening filter (ADF) lens. ADFs are subject to the same hazards as all electronic devices, so it’s important to follow basic precautionary guidelines: take care not to drop or bang/ knock the helmet, ensure water does not get into the electronics, and keep the helmet from overheating,” says Shelverton. “It’s also critical that, as common maintenance, wear parts be changed regularly. The most common wear and spare parts of the helmet are the front cover lenses and inside cover lenses. Based on the type of work, these lenses can be changed as much as twice a day or once a month. To ensure the best quality of view to the welder, the welder should consider changing and/or cleaning these lenses regularly.”
Miller Electric The 13.4 square inches of viewing area on the Digital Infinity Series helmets from Miller Electric provides good visibility for welding, and the redesigned headgear with oversized cushion provides extra comfort and support. With four arc sensors and InfoTrack lens technology, which features arc time tracking, timer functions, and a multi-language help menu, these helmets have a 1/20,000 sec. lens speed, a grind mode and meet ANSI Z87.1+ (2010) and CSA standards. www.millerwelds.com
ESAB The Aristo Tech HD helmet from ESAB features a new X-Tig component to allow it to react in low amp applications and almost eliminate sunlight interference and obstructed sensor occurrences. Characteristics include a 100 x 60 mm viewing area and a weight of 515g. Additional features include a grind mode that is activated at the lowest sensitivity and a digital control for adjustment of shade level from 5 to 13, as well as sensitivity and delay controls. This helmet conforms to CE, ANSI, AS/NZS, CSA specifications. www.esab.ca www.canadianmetalworking.com
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Welding safety is as important as welding quality
BY NESTOR GULA
etting a proper weld bead is essential to joining metal together, but even more important is the safety and well-being of the ones who are doing the welding. Welding safety has advanced a great deal since the early days, but that does not mean people should be lackadaisical about the precautions they take. Too often welders in small shops will lay down a few beads without proper clothing, and one type of protective clothing might not be suitable for all welding applications. “While lightweight gloves and welding sleeves paired with a long sleeve T-shirt work for TIG welding to protect from the heat and arc rays, that set-up does not work for overhead MIG or stick welding due to the possibility of spatter and slag falling on the welding operator,” says Eric Sommers, product manager, weld safety - head and
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face protection for Miller Electric. “In these applications, heavy-duty MIG/Stick gloves and a full leather coat are the recommended attire. There are many other configurations such as combination leather and cloth jackets, thinner engineered flame-retardant materials and basic flame retardant cotton that can also be used for the appropriate conditions.” Understanding the risks associated with the welding being done will help operators choose the proper protective clothes. “A welder working long hours in a heavy-duty MIG/MAG application, should consider thick leather garments/aprons because the resulting sparks and spatter are hotter and burn through quicker than in other applications,” says Guy Shelverton, global product manager, welding personal protective equipment (PPE) for ESAB. “In contrast, a TIG welder or the occasional hobby welder may be better suited to wearing a thinner FR (Flame www.canadianmetalworking.com
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Resistant) garment. Also consider the welder’s PHOTO COURTESY OF ESAB position when working, there may be a potential that sparks will fall onto the welder in places that require additional clothprotection. PPE cloth ing options like ankle gaiters, tightly collared garments, welding sleeves and hoods can be added for extra protection.” Besides safety, consideration must be taken into account for the welders’ comfort. Bulky ill-fitting clothing will effect performance and can lead to worker distress that can cause defects in the work piece and even accidents. “Synthetic materials should not be worn around welding, however, long pants such as jeans are appropriate provided they are long enough to extend over the top of the welding operator’s work boots to prevent sparks from entering the boot,” says Sommers. “Leather work boots should also be the minimum used while welding, with lace-less Wellington style boots or traditional work boots with metatarsal guards providing the best protection from sparks entering the boot.” Proper clothing protects these pipe welders.
that provide proper protection are essential. “Significant advancements have been made in glove construction, which allow gloves to provide enhanced dexterity while also maintaining, and even exceeding, the protection provided by traditional weld gloves,” says Sommers. “TIG welding, for example, requires a high level of dexterity to properly manipulate the torch and apply the filler metal during the weld — in this application a thin, tight-fitting and flexible glove is optimal. For MIG and stick welding, the gloves can cross over in use and range from unlined up to heavily insulated styles depending on the amperage and, therefore, the heat that the operator is exposed to during welding. Glove cuff lengths can also vary depending on the protection required for the specific application.”
FUMES When welding there are fumes which can be potentially toxic. No one denies this, and a great deal of care must be taken to minimize the risk to the workforce. “Welding operators should take it upon themselves to understand the importance of avoiding fumes in their breathing zone,” says Allan Hilbert, the Filtair product manager for Miller Electric. “The government enforces regulations and companies follow recommendations for fume control, because research has shown that workers who protect themselves feel better, have
GLOVE IT Gloves are an aspect of protective wear that is often not highly considered. Standard offthe-shelf work gloves are not recommended for welding work. “The two main types of welding gloves, MIG and TIG gloves, are most commonly made from leather,” says Shelverton. “The MIG glove is usually made from a cow hide and offers good protection for heavier duty applications, protecting the hand and wrist from heat, spatter and sparks. “The TIG glove is typically made from softer, thinner leather (goat or pig), because in these applications it is important for the welder to have better dexterity in the fingertips. Also, TIG welding normally poses less threat of heat and spatter.” For TIG welding, docile flexible gloves www.canadianmetalworking.com
Comfort and protection are keys to proper TIG welding. PHOTO COURTESY OF LINCOLN ELECTRIC
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Fumes are getting pulled away from the welder with this fume extraction setup. PHOTO COURTESY OF MILLER ELECTRIC
fewer sick days and are more productive. Knowing the potential dangers of breathing weld fume is the first step to preventing both short and long term health effects.” Fume extraction can be roughly divided into two areas: individual/localized fume extraction and whole fume plant extraction systems. “Fume extraction is a critical part of health and safety protection because it is the first consideration in ensuring the welding fume exposure is reduced to a minimum within the immediate environment of the welder,” says Shelverton. “While fume extraction installations can be complex and expensive, there are many models of more portable plug-and-play systems available. In many cases though, users go straight to PPE without considering fume extraction. This unfortunately may cause a higher level of exposure to the welder and more widespread fume exposure to others in the area surrounding the work.” Choosing between systems is a choice made by the application. “It depends on the size of the weldment and the types of welding posi-
tions that are required to perform the task,” says Hilbert. “Individual fume extraction points, or source capture, are the recommended method preferred by safety professionals since it captures the fume directly at the source before it can enter the welding operator’s breathing zone. “When using whole plant systems, it is very important to understand that these systems do not protect the welding operator’s breathing zone. Once the fume escapes the source, it become much more inefficient to capture and filter. The higher airflow needed to sufficiently change over all the cubic air volume in a large plant five to seven times an hour requires much more horsepower than it does to target the source and capture the fume as it is being created.” The right fume extraction equipment depends on the plant and the type of welding being performed. Simple, portable, fume extraction units that are on the market may be the easiest and quickest solutions for many shops. “If welders are moving around, then an individual, portable system makes sense,” says Shelverton. “Not only do they roll to the work area, their articulated suction hoods can be positioned in the ideal location to draw fumes away from the welder. If there are multiple welding bays constantly in use, then it probably makes better sense to have a dedicated, whole plant fume extraction system with fixed dropdown ducts and collection hoods.”
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Exploring options for efficiently cleaning up flat parts. BY DOUG PICKLYK
here are many deburring, rounding and polishing options available to manufacturers for cleaning up metal parts. Options range from bead blasting and tumbling to belt grinding, abrasive machining, mechanical deburring and more. When it comes to finding the most efficient hand held methods for deburring flat metal parts, shops often have operators using angle grinders to do the job. In deburring applications, the objective is to remove the sharp remnants left behind following cutting or punching operations, and the challenge— especially in flat part deburring where tolerances may be very tight—is removing the burrs without affecting the base material. Most abrasive suppliers measure the effectiveness of their abrasive products by using the G Ratio, a measure of grams of the abrasive consumed (or wheel wear) versus the grams of base material removed. Walter Surface Technologies also conducts a “Productivity Report” in which its products are tested and compared with competitors. “Factors we report on include removal rate and the efficiency of the wheel,” notes Stéphane Drainville, international product manager - tooling & power tools, with Walter Surface Technologies. “Productivity gains are measured by the lifespan of the product and the time it takes to finish the job.” Ultimately cost savings add up when the lifespan of the abrasive is longer (fewer replacements 1ST DEBURRINGEXPO required) and more The first ever DeburringEXPO is being material is being held at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre in removed, both leadKarlsruhe, Germany from October 13 to 15. ing to time savings This new event brings together over and reduced labour 70 exhibitors demonstrating the latest costs. in surface finishing While these meatechnology. sures work well for www.deburring-expo.de abrasive grinding 80 | SEPTEMBER 2015
and cutting applications, deburring is a delicate task demanding burr removal without affecting the part’s dimensions. “Effective time and consistent performance are the real issues with this application,” says John Thompson, national technical sales manager with PFERD USA. “With the application of burr removal on flat stock material there are several factors that are different from simple stock removal. As this is an on-hand operation the human factor must also be considered,” says Thompson. He adds that to test performance requires a consistent technique of the operator. “Consistent pressure, rate of travel and angle of surface contact is often more important than grit type. The proper procedure is pulling the deburring product. “Directing a circular disc in a pulling direction, with rotation from the parent material over the burr and off the edge allows more control with less potential for kickback and risk of operator injury,” notes Thompson. As for the best products to use for deburring operations, most recommend staying away from bonded abrasive wheels altogether. Designed for material removal, the wrong pressure, or a slip of the tool, by the operator can easily gouge or mar a metal surface. The common recommendation is to opt instead for a wire or nylon filament disk or brush. And while G ratios are an effective way to analyze effectiveness of abrasives, it’s more difficult to get an accurate G ratio for a wire or nylon brush. “Unlike a coated abrasive product, a wire brush by nature performs like a bead blast, removing impurities and burrs off of the surface without removing the base material,” notes Rick Hopkins product manager for welding and fabrication with Weiler Corp. He suggests a crimped wire brush for many deburring applications. These brushes allow for flexibility, and can be made more or less aggressive by altering trim length and/or www.canadianmetalworking.com
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gauge of wire used. The user should always select the proper brush based on the size and nature of the burr. “Because finish and tolerances are often critical, it is important to always choose the least aggressive brush required to do the job.” Hopkins is familiar with a shop that manufactures custom knee braces and uses an automated machine for polishing and finishing flat metal parts, but it also has manual deburring applications. The lightweight frames are made from aluminum, so a wire brush solution was recommended because the size of the burrs was minimal and an abrasive would have been too aggressive. Thompson at PFERD recommends the use of a wire bevel brush in a 4.5- or 5-inch diameter at a recommended maximum of 4,500 to 5,000 RPM. “The speed of the brush is critical,” he points out. “The correct speed recommended gives the best control for the operator with excellent burr removal and minimum surface adjustment.” His second suggestion, which he recommends be used on stationary machine, although it can be used in an on-hand operation with care to speed and procedure, is the PFERD M-BRAD product that contains abrasive grain impreg-
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nated on a non-metallic filament. Another common deburring product Hopkins points to is the carbide bur, a metal tool used in a handheld die grinding application, not likely used for flat part deburring. “We’ve had end users who have converted from a carbide bur to one of our Bobcat Mini Flap Disks [an abrasive wheel that can be used for deburring and blending steel],” notes Hopkins. He cites one application that involves the bottom lip of a lawn mower deck—a relatively large part that’s punched, then stamped and formed, and the operator needed to remove the burr from the bottom edge. “The client was using carbide burs and as a result was experiencing operator fatigue and the tools are more difficult to control, leading to a higher rate of failure,” says Hopkins. “In that specific application we went in and demonstrated our Bobcat Mini Flap Disk, and those absolutely did the trick.” In the end, it’s the nature of the burrs being removed that will dictate the tools required. For most hand held flat part deburring the experts recommend wire or nylon filament products that will effectively remove burrs with the greatest user comfort and the least risk of damaging the final part.
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ost fabricating shops are familiar with the ironworker. They have been around for years and the technology is tried and true. Ironworkers continually remain popular due to the versatility they offer users. When it comes to understanding why ironworkers have experienced the longevity they have, Jerry Kroetch, president of Scotchman Industries, explains, “That’s [something] we have asked ourselves for many years. An ironworker is one of the most used and abused pieces of equipment that most companies have.” The technology hasn’t changed all the much over the last several years, but the machine still remains a popular choice. “No other machine can do as much as an Ironworker does, like shearing, punching, bending, notching and cropping, for such a low buy in,” explains Kurt Neiman, president of Neiman Machinery Sales Inc. “Ironworkers still remain very competitively priced compared to other fabrication machine tools.”
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Neiman uses the example of the Swiss Army Knife to explain the machine’s popularity. “Its versatilities lend well for either a warehouse maintenance shop, transportation builder or repair facility, and the steel construction industry to everything in between,” he continues. “They are very versatile, you have the ability to punch holes, shear plate, shear solid rods, notch, and sometimes bending applications with optional tooling,” concurs Bernie Walter, vice president of Westway Machinery. “Rather than having three or four machines, the ironworker is much quicker. Anyone that is into any sort of production will benefit. And really, they are not very expensive.” Another advantage of the ironworker is its ease of use. Kroetch explains that the ironworker is easy to set up and most operators run the machine with very little training. “If not for having an ironworker things would need to be done the hard way, and they would be time consuming or they would need to be done on very expensive machines that need a trained operator.” Ironworkers are also extremely durable, which is very important in a shop floor enviwww.canadianmetalworking.com
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Laser marking system for punching can be added to an ironworker for enhanced productivity. PHOTO COURTESY: NEIMAN MACHINERY
ronment. Investing in an ironworker means having a solid and working machine for a significant period of time, making it a sound investment. “When it comes to ironworkers, the only thing that seems to go on them is the tooling wears out,” says Walter. “The actual machines seem to last forever. “ This is one of the strengths of the ironworker. The machine itself hasn’t changed much over the last couple of years, but where they advanced is in custom tooling. As Walter mentions, the tooling can wear out on machines, which is why it is important to buy quality tooling designed for your specific applications. “The thing that helps us is the fact that we not only build the machine we also build custom tooling,” says Kroetch. “Over the years we have sold hundreds of machines
not because the customer needed an ironworker but because we could build the tool he needed and it just so happened to be mounted in an ironworker.” “I have worked at Scotchman for 38 years and I can walk out into our special tooling department next week and say, ‘We can build that too.’ Our customers’ imagination is our limit.” When it comes to purchasing an ironworker, there are many things to consider. There are so many different models and styles available, depending on the desired application. Companies can work with you to help identify the specifications you need in order to get the right machine. “To purchase the correct machine you need to know the material thickness and the maximum diameter hole you wish to punch in that thickness. This tells you the tonnage of machine you need,” says Kroetch. He continues by explaining additional information you should know, including the maximum size angle iron and the maximum thickness and width of material you want to shear. Any one of these factors will determine the size required for your applications.
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Neiman points out that automation can play a significant part in the type of machine needed. Do you need CNC or not? “The world of ironworkers continues to evolve with more automation for increasing production and reducing set-up, along with new machine models,” he explains. “Some of the larger ironworker manufacturers are expanding the offerings for more automatic feed lines for processing flat bars, angle irons, etc.” For Walter, another consideration to think about is making sure you can get punches and dies in quickly. “You want to make sure the machine has good availability of tooling.” If the tooling wears and you cannot get replacements, the machine downtime can cause a backlog in production. The machines themselves can be basic for simple jobs or highly complex with many additional accessories for advanced work. Optional accessories can help save time and money. Some of the more popular features out there include conveyors, feed tables, measuring systems, and auxillary lighting systems. “Having a large choice of options and accessories makes the ironworker more flexible, and the more flexible the machine is, the bet-
ter the workshop can adapt easily to whatever work comes through the door,” explains Neiman. “This is especially important in a job shop environment or where you want to improve profitability.” Including additional accessories to any machine can increase productivity. Walter explains that adding a measuring system like gauges to a machine can make using an ironworker much more efficient. The operator is not forced to mark the material by hand any eyeball it through the processes, which can be extremely time consuming. “It’s nice to have gauges, they make the job easier,” he adds. That being said, one of the most important productivity enhancing tips is to ensure that the machine is running correctly and that all tooling and accessories are appropriately maintained. One of the most common factors in machine downtime is lack of proper maintenance from machine operators. “We see it time and time again, a machine with worn or broken parts, and in our opinion, most of these issues could be eliminated by simple maintenance,” concludes Neiman. “As mentioned an ironworker is one of the
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GEKA’s Bendicrop 85SD GEKA has developed the BENDICROP 85 SD model which, in addition to the cutting, punching and notching stations, holds a permanently fitted bending station with a capacity of up to 200x15 mm. Geka’s exclusive Bendicrop 85 SD is a dual cylinder machine with 5 working stations: Punching station, flat bars shearing, bending station, triangular notching station, and round and square bars shearing station. It is fitted with a system to reduce deformation when shear-
Scotchman’s 5014 TM ironworker The 5014 TM is a 50-ton hydraulic ironworker with a 3-station turret. This turret accepts up to three pieces of tooling reducing set-up time. This machine has 50 tons of pressure and the ability to punch a 13/16” hole in a 3/4” plate. Standard features including an angle shear that will shear up to 4” x 4” x 3/8” angle iron and a flat bar shear that can shear 3/4” x 4” to 1/4” x 14”. This machine also features a rectangle notcher that will notch up to 2-1/2” x 3” in 5/16” material. With its component tool table design, it has the ability to accept optional equipment, such as the 12” press brake, rod shear, square tube shear, picket tools, and pipe notcher. www.scotchman.com
Piranha’s Model PII-88 The Piranha Model PII-88 has dual-operator controls for the punch station and shear/coper stations and an Automatic Urethane Hold Down on the Plate and Angle Shear. Both ends of the machine can be operated independently of each other at the same time. A large, open punch station allows the use of a virtually unlimited range of standard accessories and special tooling, in addition to a 24” plate shear capacity. www.megafab.com 88 | SEPTEMBER 2015
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ing flat bars. There are two different versions of this model: S (300mm throat) and SD (500mm throat). Bendicrop 85 SD comes with standard hydraulic hold down system for angles profiles and flat bar cutting stations. It includes as standard equipment an automatic self-adjusting hydraulic hold down for cutting angles and flats, an integrated press brake station with bending capacity up to 8 “ x ½” plate and GEKA’s “anti-torsion cutting system” for flat bar shearing without deformation. www.neimanmachinery.com
Marvel’s MSIW60D MSIW60D is a heavy-duty, dual cylinder, completely integrated ironworker. This machine was designed with 60 ton capaccapac ity. It comes standard with 7 H.P. and a 10” throat depth. There are five work stations and simultanesimultane ous dual operation. This machine offers punching, flat bar shearshear ing, angle shearing, bar shearing, and notching. Standard features include a magnetic base work light and adjustable electric back gauge. www.marvelsaws.com
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BUSINESS PROFILE: GRINDING Marke Fox, president of Sharp-Rite Tooling and Manufacturing, with the company’s newer Walter Helitronic Power tool grinding machine.
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eginning as a small tool regrinding operation serving local machine shops in the lower mainland of British Columbia, Sharp-Rite Tooling and Manufacturing has blossomed into a multi-purpose grinding service and tooling provider with its sights set well beyond its B.C. borders. Marke Fox, president of Sharp-Rite, grew up in the grinding business that was started by his father in 1979. A tool and die maker who learned the trade in Germany, Fox’s father Jonni moved the family from Switzerland to Canada in 1966. Initially settling in Toronto, 10 years later the family headed west to B.C. where the Sharp-Rite business was launched. “We started off with one tool and cutter grinder and a drill sharpener,” recalls Fox. The antique-looking drill sharpener is still on the shop floor today. Over the company’s 35-plus years in business it has moved around but it’s always been located in the Coquitlam area, and like the local economy it has experienced its share of ups and downs.
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The most recent recession of 2008-09 was especially tough recalls Fox. “We actually got quite worried with what was going on,” he says. “When we got hit, there were days the lights were out completely. We often have an average of 60 to 100 orders in the shop at once, and there was not one job in the shop.” According to Fox it was a good learning lesson. And once the worst was over, Coquitlam, B.C. he began to re-evaluate the business and look at the direction the company was going to take. Today the shop offers a full slate of grinding services with a family of cylindrical grinders, surface grinders and a centerless grinder. A lot of the grinding work is for the energy sector, especially components for down-hole drilling. The most recent addition to the cylindrical line-up is a rebuilt Landis grinder capable of holding 4,000 lbs. between centers and a length of 122 inches. “These machines are simply workhorses,” says Fox, pointing to the series of older rebuilt grinders in use on the shop floor. “They’re built like tanks, you just can’t find these today.” The company is continually adjusting to service different market sectors. In the 1990s their shop had three surface grinders dedicated to lumber industry-related materials. As the forestry sector slowed down they had to diversify. “Up until two years ago we only had one small surface grinder in our shop,” says Fox. “Now the forestry industry is coming back, so 15 years later surface grinding is back again.” And then there is the tool and cutter grinding division, where the addition of a second Walter Helitronic Power www.canadianmetalworking.com
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CNC tool grinder was added four years ago. Fox recalls the first one his father bought in 1996. “It was state of the art, and we had the Mayor cutting the ribbon at the open house.” The newer machine includes the addition of an Eco loader, allowing the automated nonstop production of tools from blanks. This investment, along with time and money spent in R&D, has led the company to expand well beyond its regrinding services. Cutting tool regrinding is a very specialized service, and it can be very cost-effective for machine shops. Fox explains that cutting tools can generally be reground twice, and then those tools are done. And he estimates that a regrind is about one-third the cost of replacing a tool, and for custom tools, the savings can be double. In the lower mainland there are not a lot of direct competitors for SharpRite, yet there is room to expand, and Fox is exploring the U.S. west coast. Earlier this year the company landed its first U.S. customer, and within six weeks had fulfilled four regrind orders. “We’ve come a long way since 1979, but I think we’re also just getting started,” says Fox. He recalls having lunch with a colleague about eight years ago and saying, “Hey, wouldn’t it be awesome if we could manufacture our own endmills here in B.C.?” And the friend replied, “It will never happen.” It took a longer than Fox thought it would, but in the past year Sharp-Rite began selling its own line of regular-length endmills—launching online sales this past spring.
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ONE-STOP RECYCLING SERVICE As part of Sharp-Rite’s tool grinding services Marke Fox’s father Jonni, the company’s founder, initiated a pick-up/drop-off program for customers back in the 1980s. The company would drop off a “Sharp-Rite” box at clients to be used for picking up their dull tools, and then return the box with the sharpened tools. About a decade ago Marke Fox turned the boxes into a carbide recycling service, offering to pick up scrap tools (primarily carbide, since high speed steel isn’t worth as much). Customers receive a cheque or a credit on their next regrinding based on the weight. “We have hundreds of boxes in the mainland, and I would estimate that 80 or 90 per cent of the machine shops around have a Sharp-Rite box in them,” says Fox. The recycling is one more way Sharp-Rite rounds out its complete service for customers. Because they’re already in shops for regrinding or recycling they are very familiar with the tools customers are using everyday. This allows Sharp-Rite to help out clients in many ways. “We let them know when a tool isn’t in good enough shape to be resharpened, so we’ll ask if they want to replace it,” says Fox, admitting, “We don’t make as much on a new tool, but it’s the resharpening after, and for the customer it’s the convenience. We’ll supply them with a tool that’s equal to or better than what they already have. “We want to be that one-stopshop for our customers.”
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a lot more business to be discovered, perhaps even finding distributors to sell their tooling in the States. He also wants to further automate their manufacturing processes and likely invest in another CNC tool grinder. “There’s a lot ahead for us. I know we have to take baby steps. That’s what we’ve been doing, and so far it’s worked. The next step is getting some more young enthusiastic workers in here and training, and start building up the business.” Over its history Sharp-Rite has served as a training facility. Employees have learned the trade and then often left to start their own business. “Our biggest problem is finding more skilled workers. We have a lot of equipment and it could all be running, but we just don’t have the people to run it,” says Fox. He explains that they could use additional government support in this area. “Precision grinding equipment is very expensive, and training in our specialized trade is costly, it takes years of supervision and experience. We would love to be a training facility. Have young people come here and we’ll train them. “We will be a dying trade unless the government starts to initiate some sort of plan to encourage and support small manufacturing companies like us.” For now, Sharp-Rite is very alive, and its prospects are promising. Together with its sister company Keyway Tooling and Manufacturing that specializes in keyseat cutting tools (run by Fox’s older brother Rob), and its coating partnership, the businesses occupy over 10,000 sq. ft., and Marke Fox is optimistic about the tool manufacturing business. “All of the largest cutting tool manufacturers are not Canadian based, so why not support companies like us, and get us manufacturing here? “I know we can do it. There’s the challenge of labour costs, but we just have to get more efficient, that’s all.” www.canadianmetalworking.com
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ALIGNING WITH INDUSTRY TO FILL THE SKILLS GAP Neeginan Institute of Applied Technologies, Winnipeg, MB BY LINDSAY LUMINOSO
ucked in the former CP Railway building in Winnipeg, the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD) strives to assist Aboriginal people with education services and help them gain and maintain employment through a variety of programs. One of which is CAHRD’s Neeginan Institute of Applied Technologies. Located in an adjacent building, Neeginan offers full-time post-secondary programs as well as access to the latest machine tools and supplies to help students gain skillful employment in Winnipeg’s major industries, including aerospace, agricultural technology, and manufacturing. One of the most prominent comments in industry right now is the lack of skilled workers. Neeginan is working directly with industry in order to fill these needs. 94 | SEPTEMBER 2015
“Our training model is very flexible, we try to ensure that we can connect directly to industry needs which are often changing,” says Bill Bumstead, program development for Neeginan Institute of Applied Technologies. “We have programs that are no longer offered, we offer brand new programs, we put programs on hold or bring existing ones back. We offer a very flexible type of training model which is designed to meet our mandate which is to train and place people into employment. And how do we best do that, we make sure we are totally in tune with industries through partnerships.” The newest program, the CNC machine operator program, came out of this model. General machining programs are apprenticeships, which is a totally separate entity from what they are doing at Neeginan, explains Bumstead. “To be a CNC operator you don’t need to be a machinist, [operators] need to be trained specific to what industry needs with running the CNC machines. And it represents a transition; we are seeing more and more CNC operators and fewer machinists. You still need machinists but not in as large of a demand as in the past,” he says. In order to start the CNC machine operator program, Neeginan needed to ensure they were using the latest technology and equipment. They purchased five new machines from Elliott Matsuura Canada. “We have three brand new machines (mills),” says Drew Tapley, instructor for the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machine Operator program. “The [Matsuura vx-1000] has a fourth axis capability. They are all high-speed, real machines like the stuff that you’d see in shops. They include inner spindle coolant, with sophisticated controllers.” Tapley explains that the decision to buy all different machines was strategic. They wanted students to get a real-life experience. In most cases, on the shop floor, there would be a wide variety of brands and machine types. It’s great to learn on different machines with different processes and controls. “They all use FANUC controllers but having the students move from machine to machine, they get that operator real-life, tactile, and critical thinking experience for this job.” For the program, two lathes were also purchased: the typical two-axis YCM TC-16B and a five-axis live tooling Nakamura Tome SC200. “[The Nakamura Tome] is a pretty high-end machine. So again, just above and beyond what you would see out there for regular training,” says Tapley. www.canadianmetalworking.com
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The program is not only CNC specific, but also offers Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) training. Neeginan recently purchased the Zeiss DuraMax. The program also has a Parlec Parsetter TMM System for tool presetting, inspection, and data management. The program itself is fairly new, with the first eight students enrolled in February 2015. The program is six months long and has a practicum component, coordinated with industry professionals. “We added our own items like the CAD/ CAM, precision measuring, and blueprint reading,” says Tapley. “All the essentials are included, we basically created a custom course based on what we were asked and told from industry and feedback we received from them...Industry seemed to really like it. We heard, ‘Finally something we can use here.’ A lot of the shops are not machine shops, they are CNC shops and employers want CNC operators.” It was important, when developing the program, for Neeginan to reach out and connect with industry. Bumstead explains that Winnipeg has a pretty broad manufacturing base. There are large companies like Monarch, Cormer Aerospace, and Magellan, which have lots of CNC machines. However, he notes that Winnipeg also has a lot of SMEs, single ownership, two-person machine shops, which are slowly moving towards CNCs. For the shops that cannot afford to train internally, the hope is that young people coming out of the program can fill this void.
“There is a bit of an aerospace slant to the CNC program,” explains Bumstead. “Aerospace does use CNC, Standard Aero does, Cormer does—heavy CNC there because they do parts for defence vehicles, and there is Magellan, they do CNC. And then it’s also geared to the manufacturing sector. Those are the two main sectors in Winnipeg.” Connecting with industry is the key to success for Neeginan, as it has constantly reached out to meet the needs of the greater Winnipeg area. “Now, industry is coming to us,” says Heather McCormick, the director of education at Neeginan. This collaborative program ensures that the programs meet the needs of market demands and students are competent to fill the skills gap.
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FERMAT SHOWS OFF ITS SUCCESSES IN EUROPE Fermat recently showcased some of its greatest customer success stories in a tour across Europe and revealed plans to expand its reach within new and existing markets. The manufacturer of horizontal boring mills from the Czech Republic highlighted its advanced technologies and machining capabilities at a variety of machine shops and manufacturers that are using Fermat machines. Whether newly installed or building on existing equipment, one thing was certain, Fermat is providing customers with customized products and experiences.
Petra Mrkvová of Fermat and Michael Jacobsen of Nordmark Maskinfabrik A/S in front of one of several Fermat Machines in Jacobsen’s Denmark facility.
Stanislav Svoboda of Kovoobráb˘eníSvoboda, a job shop in Chodov, Czech Republic that specializes in the automotive industry, recently purchased a Fermat WFT 13 R CNC to enhance the shop’s capabilities. “There was great opportunity to machine bigger parts,” explains Svoboda. The new machine, which has robotic capabilities for automatic tool changing, has allowed the company to take on new customers in the area, cut production time significantly, and provide quality parts. “It’s a good brand with a good price,” he says. Michael Jacobsen of Nordmark Maskinfabrik A/S in Sæby, Denmark, a company specializing in the heavy goods industry specifically related to the wind energy market, explained that one of the greatest strengths he sees in working with Fermat is the company’s ability to customize solutions to fit his needs and make adaptable changes to existing machines. His forward thinking attitude, noting that “you won’t win a contract if you don’t have the machine to make the parts,” is what pushed him to purchase two new Fermat machines, which are waiting to be installed. These are in addition to many other Fermat machines already in production on the shop floor.
Stanislav Svoboda of Kovoobráb˘eníSvoboda s.r.o. stands in front of his company’s new Fermat machine.
Fermat is using this same attitude to propel itself into new markets in North America. Currently the company is distributed in Canada by TOS America, while going direct in Quebec. And the company recently announced the acquisition of Lucas Precision in Cleveland, OH, its importer and service organization in the U.S. market. The company offers a wide range of horizontal boring machines, grinding machines, and other specialized equipment.
MAZAK ADDS A DISTRIBUTOR IN WESTERN CANADA Effective August 1, Moretti Machine Tools Inc. of Edmonton became the new Mazak distributor for the prairie provinces. Mazak Corporation also announced that all sales transaction responsibilities in British Columbia will now be assumed on a direct basis. Moretti Machine Tools will be responsible for areas in the Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
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Alberta territories. Company president Alex Moretti has 25 years of distinguished service to the manufacturing industry in Western Canada, including 17 years in machine and tooling sales. A considerable amount of that time was a very successful career selling Mazak equipment, with an emphasis on customer relationships and service. The Moretti Machine Tool facility
will serve as a technical centre and complement Mazak’s strong commitment to its Canadian Technology Centre at the Canadian headquarters in Cambridge, Ontario. Moretti’s Technical Centre will provide training, conduct machine demonstrations and host special technology and education events. A Mazak service and applications group located in Alberta will provide service and
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FIVES ACQUIRES BRYANT GRINDER’S TECHNOLOGY Fives has acquired Bryant Grinder’s technology and intellectual property. This acquisition will allow the company to expand its expertise to the design and manufacture of high-precision/high-production inner-outer diameter grinders. Fives will also provide aftermarket services for the existing installed base. Bryant Grinder first began as an independent machine tool builder as Bryant Chucking Grinder Company, founded in 1909. The Bryant Grinder range of technologies and services will be operated out of and developed by the resources (sales – engineering – assembly – field service) of Fives Landis Corp. in Hagerstown, MD. Prior to this acquisition, Bryant Grinder was owned by Vermont Machine Tool. Products mainly include dedicated internal diameter (ID) and outer diameter (OD) high-precision/ high-production grinders, universal ID/OD (bore/seat/face) grinders,
support for Moretti Machine Tool customers in Western Canada. Ray Buxton, general manager of Mazak Canada, said that he and his team are excited to have Moretti Machine Tool on board and to begin working directly with those Mazak customers in British Columbia. He also noted that, going forward, those British Columbia customers should now contact Mazak’s facility in Cambridge for all their machine, service and support needs.
and CNC operating systems. Fives will also provide the full range of services to the installed base (parts, field service and machine remanufacture). This expertise of specialized precision grinders will allow Fives to
enhance its current offering to the bearing, drive train, fuel systems, medical and valve train industries. Bryant Grinder is known for originating the motorized wheel spindle and the “Revelations” CNC operating system.
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INTELLIGENT MILLING: CHATTER FREE INDEXABLES BY ANDREI PETRILIN
he chatter—vibration in metal cutting—poses an eternal headache for manufacturers. In machining, vibration brings about poor surface finish, loss of accuracy, reduced tool life and intensive wear of critical machine tool parts. While trying to prevent these negative effects, manufacturers are obliged to use expensive vibration-resistant tooling devices and reduce cutting data. In metal cutting, every possible means for reducing vibration is important for improving performance. Various methods intended for this objective include changes in workholding principles, using more rigid clamping fixtures, adoption of toolholders with vibration damping properties, etc. In milling, periodically changed impact load and thickness are sources of forced and self-generated vibrations. Therefore, prevention of chatter in milling is very important. For tool manufacturers, searching for an appropriate response is limited in possible design solutions. Basic design principles include using the highest possible rigidity and strength of a milling cutter, progressive cutting geometry and so on. There are also some specific principles that allow creating a robust vibration-proof cutting tool, including an unequal tooth pitch (angle pitch). In the case of solid carbide endmills, a variable helix angle significantly improves chatter stability. Also, a cutting edge with chip splitting action has definite advantages 98 | SEPTEMBER 2015
and effectively helps in reducing vibrations. Attempts to apply these principles to indexindexable milling cutters (with inserts) often meet with difficulties. Making a chip splitting cutting edge has led to success. However, making indexable milling tools with a variable positive axial rake is associated with a lot of design constraints. Varying axial rake angle by changing the inclination of an insert pocket is actually very limited—a correct design has to ensure proper tool back clearance. The design of the one-sided insert HM90 ADCT 1505 ...-CF, which is intended for clamping into the milling cutters of the HELI2000 family, fundamentally uses a different approach. A typical laydown indexable milling insert features rotational symmetry of its cutting edges about an axis perpendicular to the insert base. As a rule, it is the axis of a mounting hole. The new product bends this classical configuration. The insert has two helical cutting edges, but their inclination to the base is different. Consequently, when the insert is clamped into a tool, its cutting edges produce various axial rakes. Thus, the achieved result is similar to the variable helix angle of the solid endmills, which is so effective in the reduction of vibrations during machining. Important to note, the new asymmetric insert is suitable for already existing milling cutters. This feature provides improvement of the cutters’ performance in shoulder milling when rigidity of a technological system is low: high cutter overhang, thin-walled workpiece, problematic workholding, etc. As a result, the tool life of the insert increases by 15 to 20 per cent and the
power consumption is reduced by 10 per cent. Development of powder metallurgy and pressing technology will bring further increases of the height difference between corners of an insert and therefore will expand possibilities of changing the axial rake. Moreover, the portions of the rake face adjacent to the cutting edges may have a different topology that also allows varying the normal rake. These properties provide a good base for producing vibration-proof indexable milling tools. It is especially a high potential for extended flute cutters, the tooth of which is formed by a set of inserts. The new solution opens several options for varying the cutter geometry only by changing the order of mounting the inserts on the pockets: • a consistent tool axial rake • an alternating tool axial rake from one flute to another • a variable tool axial rake along each flute The peripheral surfaces of Iscar’s insert HM90 ADCT 1505 ...-CF have different colours: golden on one side and black on the other. This seemingly ordinary detail is convenient. It serves as an indication of edge inclination and makes mounting the inserts in a desired order simple. Chatter has a complex nature. Simulating vibrations is difficult— it depends on many factors. In the design stage, simulation does not always help to find the geometry of a vibration-proof indexable milling cutter for broad-spectrum applications. Therefore, the ability of simple “cutter tuning” for a vibration-free mode only by changing the order of insert clamping looks very promising. Andrei Petrilin is application/ project engineer, milling manager with Iscar. www.canadianmetalworking.com
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STEINER TECHNOLOGIES EXPANDS WITH NEW CANADIAN REP Steiner Technologies specializes in custom automatic back spot facing and back counter boring tools. The company is located in Fairport, NY, and has added the experience and tooling expertise of Peter Seessle to its worldwide list of tooling representatives. Seessle’s company, Expertech Distribution & Technologies, has partnered with Steiner Technologies to provide Canadian manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive, heavy equip-
ment, pump & valve, and oil & gas equipment industries the best in engineered back facing tooling solutions. “We think it is a great fit for us and look forward to working with Peter in helping manufacturers increase manufacturing profitability through speed improvements, cost cutting by eliminating secondary operations, and enhancing safety in their manufacturing process” says Andy Nolan president of Steiner Technologies. “Steiner Technologies is excited by
Designed for precision boring of large parts The newest addition to Mitsui Seiki’s heavy-duty series of HU100 horizontal machining centers is engineered for precision boring of large parts in energy-related industries as well as other critical applications. The quill spindle configuration of the new HU100 Quill Spindle is well suited for boring of oil and gas field valves and fittings in addition to other fluid-transfer components. The 4.4”-dia. quill has a W-axis stroke of 12” and produces hole pitch accuracy within 1.5µm and hexagon angle error within 0.002˚. The machine features X-Y axis stroke of 40” and Z stroke of 52” standard, and a 40” X 40” table that can handle a 6,600
Power-driven Z-axis measuring microscopes Mitutoyo announces power-driven Z-axis models for the MF and MF-U line-up of measuring microscopes. The newest models include Z-axis motor-drive capability while retaining manual operation on the X and Y axes. The electrically driven movement for focusing provides better operability and relieves operator fatigue. The viewing head is controlled using a jog shuttle placed near the remote control box. Limit the downward stroke of the head at any point by using the motor drive to set the lower limit of the head travel, which prevents the objective lens from colliding with the workpiece. www.mitutoyo.ca 100 | SEPTEMBER 2015
the opportunity of expanding our reach throughout Canada.” Seessle will be responsible for all of the Canadian market and brings more than 30 years of industry experience.
lb maximum work load. The work envelope has capacity for workpieces up to 60” in diameter. As with the entire line of HU100 machining centers, a variety of increased strokes and weight capacities are available to suit the customer’s application. Rigidity, squareness and parallelism of the machine’s construction result in guaranteed positioning accuracy of 3µm (+/- 0.0001”). www.mitsuiseiki.com
Chipbreakers for a wide range of applications Tungaloy’s FW & SW chipbreakers, the new wiper insert series for turning operations, deliver excellent surface quality while achieving efficient machining at high feed, resulting in improved productivity in general turning. The new FW & SW chipbreakers have unique wiper geometry and enable high-feed machining while maintaining surface quality. Also, the surface roughness is less than 50 per cent even at the doubled feed rate compared to the conventional insert. The insert series has 2 types of chipbreakers that covers a wide range of applications. SW chipbreaker is suitable for finishing to medium cutting and has special geometry that improves chip control. FW chipbreaker is for finishing and provides low cutting force, leading to stable chip control. www.tungaloy.com www.canadianmetalworking.com
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TOOL TALK Complex machining of medium-to-large hard metal components motor that generates 1,407 Nm of torque. The A and B rotary axes employ a highly rigid double-pindouble-pin ion drive system that ensures stable, continuous 5-axis machining even under the most demanding loads. These features enable the FSP-80V to deliver the consistent, superb accuracies that vertical style machines are renowned for. www.snkamerica.com
The FSP-80V from SNK is a viable alternative for a variety of industries requiring complex simultaneous 5-Axis contouring of difficult-to-cut materials. The FSP-80V incorporates all of the design and construction features required for the most demanding machining operations. The super-rigid box-frame spindlehead houses a dual face spindle driven by a powerful 30HP
Effectively removing fine particulate from spent oil PRAB’s Candle Filter is specifically engineered to meet the challenges of effectively removing fine particulate from spent oil in Honing and EDM machining applications and Tungsten carbide tool and steel ball grinding applications. This new filter uses a permanent media in a long cylinder that houses over 10,000 thin membrane wafers. These membranes effeceffec tively and
consistently capture grinding swarf at one micron. These filters operate with virtually no downtime for maintenance. The self-cleaning, air driven backwash system automatically clears the filter of dirt and debris allowing the Candle Filter to perform reliably under long production runs. This system was engineered for oil filtration in EDM, tungsten carbide tool grinding, electrical discharge machine, honing machine, and bearing grinder applications. This system’s permanent membrane wafers trap grinding swarf at 1-3 microns. The automatic air pressure back flush cycle reduces labor costs and increases process efficiency. www.prab.com www.canadianmetalworking.com
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MFH-RAPT R High Fe e d End M ills Experience the newest addition to the popular MFH-Raptor high feed milling cutter family. The MFH-Mini high feed end mills are available in diameters from 0.625” to 1.250” for small machining centers. Boost productivity and reduce machining costs with the MFH-Mini’s economical double-sided 4-edge inserts. Covering such a broad spectrum of machining operations, the MFH-Mini is an essential part to any machine shop’s cutting tool arsenal.
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UNITED GRINDING HOSTS TOOL GRINDING EVENT
United Grinding held a two-day Tool Grinding event in late July at its Fredericksburg, Virginia facility. Featuring the latest in its WALTER and EWAG machine tools, the event highlight was the introduction of the all new Walter HELITRONIC Diamond Evolution, a more compact machine capable of both rotary erosion and grinding designed for the production and regrinding of superhard materials including polycrysSumpAd_CanMetal.qxp_Layout 1 8/14/15
HELITRONIC Diamond Evolution is talline diamond (PCD) tools. available with a robot loader for a Unveiled on the first day of the maximum of 72 HSK tools or a maxievent, the HELITRONIC Diamond Evolution is a scaled down version of mum of 7,500 cylindrical tools. the two-in-one HELITRONIC Power Diamond rotary eroding and grinding machine that was also on display at the event. The new smaller footprint machine will erode or grind tools with diameters up to 165 mm and lengths up The new Walter HELITRONIC Diamond Evolution, revealed at United to 255 mm. Grinding’s Tool event in late July, attracted interest. ThePage 1 2:18 PM
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TOOL TALK Other machines featured at the Tool event included the EWAG Laser Line Ultra, an alternative for grinding/ eroding ultra-hard cutting tool materials by using lasers. The multi-axis machine uses an ultra-short pulse laser action for removal, and the technology is capable of machining complex geometries into cutting tool inserts. It’s used for cutting edges and chip breakers. Also featured was the EWAG Compact Line, a grinding solution for indexable inserts made of carbide, cermet, ceramic or PCB/PCD. The machine integrates a Fanuc robot for loading tools. Another highlight was in the tool measuring technology, which included the HELICHECK 3D a machine that uses lasers to rapidly scan a cutting tool and render a 3D image on screen which can be used for measuring data points for all angles of the tool. An overlay feature
will compare the tool scan to an existing 3D model to identify where the tool may be outside of tolerance. According to measuring technology product manager Ulrich Brändle, “Measuring technology is needed for any tool production facility because
it will improve processes and productivity.” The successful event, which included educational tracks on conventional tools, superhard materials and measuring technology, attracted clients from across North America.
The EWAG Compact Line, an automated solution for grinding indexable inserts.
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THE BENEFITS OF A SINGLE-SOURCE AUTOMATION SUPPLIER BY DAVE WALTON
uppliers play a crucial role in the delivery, performance and overall satisfaction of capital equipment, especially when it comes to automation. While automated systems provide numerous benefits to enhance and grow a business, the process of designing, specifying and integrating these technologies can be extremely challenging. This is why the selection of knowledgeable and experienced suppliers is equally or potentially more important than choosing the actual equipment.
TAKE A TURNKEY APPROACH Oftentimes business owners force themselves into a narrow list of suppliers by placing an emphasis on upfront investment costs or the use of existing, potentially outdated equipment. As a result, they soon find themselves spending valuable time managing multiple vendors rather than focusing on customer needs and growing the business. In order to prevent these issues, businesses should seek single-source automation suppliers that can ensure seamless deployment and integration of the following system components and processes: • Purchasing • Design • Machinery • Third-party equipment • Material handling • Application engineering • On-time delivery • On-site installation • Test runs • Training • Post-production support 104 | SEPTEMBER 2015
When working with a single-source automation supplier, manufacturers should expect the service of a dedicated project coordinator from the moment a request for quotation (RFQ) is submitted. This representative’s role is to coordinate every aspect of the project, from sourcing to servicing, for a comprehensive, cost-effective solution. This level of support is essential in simplifying installation, training and maintenance of the system, and it ensures that all objectives are met according to the original proposal during installation and post-installation phases. Manufacturers should expect the best solution for their application, with no compromises.
KNOWLEDGEABLE AND ACCOUNTABLE No one wants to experience finger-pointing between suppliers should an issue occur with the system. When companies require the highest levels of accountability in terms of technology, service and processes that effectively balance quality and cost, it’s critical that they identify an automation supplier with extensive knowledge and experience in these areas: • A deep understanding of the markets a company serves • Advanced expertise with machinery and automated systems • In-depth process engineering capabilities • On-site training, documentation and post-installation support • Effective and responsive regional support A single-source supplier ensures the system is up and running, and all equipment works cohesively over time. They should possess extensive process and operation experience and have intimate knowledge of the machines, making sure that what is delivered is a tightly integrated system where the cutting process,
machine control, robot, fixtures, interfaces and automation systems work together seamlessly. They ensure fast resolution of any engineering issues. For example, Makino’s integrated engineering group has experience automating hundreds of machines with several types of robotic and cell controller platforms and takes prime contractor responsibility for complete system installation and start-up. Automation should be an integral part of the supplier’s business. The supplier should offer a comprehensive range of products with full system integration capabilities, in addition to having a dedicated team to execute the project. For example, teams should include project managers, personnel responsible for application and fixture engineering, machine process and option engineers, automation integration engineers and field service engineers for installation. These personnel need to be experienced in integrating auxiliary processes, like part identification, part debur and inspection. They should also be familiar with overhead automation, robot end-of-arm tooling design and program development, the best ways to orient the machines and keeping the machines clear for easy access.
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Equipment should include an interactive cell controller that is capable of performing the series of automated functions, such as an overview of the cell status, control robot start/stop and access to robot work area, gauge cycle counters, cell runout, part-type selection and part tracking. The ability to provide this degree of engineering support in a single-source partnership is what enables a supplier to validate claims with guaranteed results, including cycle times, process capability index (Cpk) and cost per part, that meet or exceed production goals. In addition, financing an automated system can be simplified through the support of a single-source supplier. By consolidating investments down to one supplier, manufacturers can better visualize a return on investment (ROI) and rest assured that costs remain compliant with initial estimates.
TIMELY INSTALLATION Long lead-times can be costly when it’s necessary to react quickly to market opportunities. If a business is facing short lead-time requirements for new equipment, it’s important that an automation supplier is capable of meeting deadlines for installation and deployment in order to initiate production runs on day one without delay. With many parties coming in and out to install equipment, a single-source supplier can take on the brunt of the scheduling, communicating between all parties in order to handle tasks such as machine setup, tooling and probing. What many suppliers would consider unnecessary procedures www.canadianmetalworking.com
during the integration phase can easily become origins for headaches and failure later in the systems’ life span. It pays to have a supplier that is mindful of details from all parties involved, ensuring the system as a whole reflects the same level of reliability for years to come.
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HIT THE GROUND RUNNING A single-source supplier delivers not only tightly integrated machining systems but also the support needed to get an automated system up and running immediately following installation. This factor is especially important when it comes to an automated cell; manufacturers need to understand how the system operates and become familiar with any advanced machining features, such as managing tool life, so they can begin focusing on profitable production time. A supplier that offers robust onand off-site system training opportunities and system documentation, including user manuals, schematics, drawings and models, can help operators to quickly understand and feel comfortable with the new equipment and processes. At Makino, training opportunities are accommodated based on installation schedules in order to minimize downtime and make installation a productive period for operators. Additionally, a quality supplier should not disappear after installation. Those providers who can bring post-installation recommendations and help optimize the system further bring more value to the investment and ensuring ROI on every job. Dave Walton is engineering manager – production machinery, Makino Inc.
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TOOL TALK Expanding range of turning center models
Ultimate clamping repeatability
Doosan has expanded its range of Puma GT series Turning Centers with four new models: the Puma GT2600, GT2600M, GT2600L and GT2600LM. The family of four Puma GT2600 turning centers joins the Puma GT2100 and GT2100M, introintroduced in late 2013. Distinguishing feafeatures include a ridged 30° sinsingle piece slant bed design, box guideways, a non-liftlightning fast non-lift ing servo driven turret and EZ Guide i Conversational Programming System. Standard chuck size is 10” (optional 12” available) with a maximum swing over bed of 24.8” and swing over saddle of 18.1”. Maximum turning length is 25.9” on the standard Puma GT2600; 24” for Puma GT2600M, while the long bed versions offer 42.4” on the Puma GT2600L and 40.6” on the Puma GT2600LM. The maximum bar working diameter is 3.2” on all four models. www.doosaninfracore.com
Kurt’s VersatileLock Vises provide the ultimate clamping repeatability assuring 0.0005 inch repeating accuracy for highest quality results. The lineup of 20 VersatileLock Vise models includes convenient Reverse Models for part programming in the “Y” axis and easier part loading/unloading. The VersatileLock Vises are also available in models for Hydraulic, Manual and Pneumatic actuation to fit the application. The combination of the Anglock and the Pull-Type design in VersatileLock Vises creates an equalizing force between the moveable jaw so the one-piece vise body with integral stationary jaw, holding the work pieces in the most rigid and immobile state possible. Solid, one-piece bodies designed of 80,000 PSI ductile iron with machined steel components dampens cutter induced and machine table vibrations to achieve the highest cutting speeds and aggressive hogging operations. www.kurtworkholding.com
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TOOL TALK Perform intuitive 3D measurements with high accuracy
Automatic tool changer with drum-style magazine
KEYENCE’s optics, image processing, and structural design have been utilized to develop the next-generation of 3D meameasurement: the XM Series. Features include simple operation, the XM Series performs high-precision measurements using an onscreen interactive visual guide and touch probe. This system can be installed in any location or any manufacturing environment due to its portability and robust design. Additionally, operation does not require any foundation or ancillary equipment, and the system’s temperature and humidity operating ranges are 50-95° F and 20-80 per cent RH respectively. The XM Series offers easy programming. No previous CMM programming experience is needed to operate the XM. Simply select desired measurement parameters (elements, GD&T) and measure the target to complete programming. Augmented reality guidance images are created automatically, and measurement points with their 3D elements are visually overlaid. www.keyence.com
Automatic tool changers, type CTM are suitable for applications on NC milling machines, vertical and horizontal machining centers, CNC lathes, transfer machines, laser and plasma cutting machines. They are also effectively applied on wood and granite routing machines and machines designed specifically for cutting extruded aluminum. CTM Tool Changers are manufactured in four standard frame sizes and accommodate most types of tool holders. Each CTM tool changer consists of a dual motion cam operated exchanger that performs the high speed and mechanically synchronized movements for grasping, extracting, exchanging and inserting the tools simultaneously between the spindle and the magazine, plus the release of the tool grippers. This entire high speed cycle is operated by one three-phase, self-braking motor. www.indexingtechnologies.com
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NTK Cutting Tools — Booth 1743
THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 1, 2015
NTK Cutting Tools has released a new proprietary group of advanced composite cutting tool materials called “BIDEMICS”. They are designed for machining high nickel alloys used in the aircraft and oil & gas industries. JX1 is the first “BIDEMICS” grade released that has a 1600 SFM speed capability in semi-finish and finish applications vs. whisker ceramics. The second “BIDEMICS” grade is JP2, a coated multi-tipped finishing insert which competes directly against carbide and CBN applications. www.ntkcuttingtools.com
Briney Tooling Systems — Booth 1825 The Briney Tru Position End Mill Holders utilize a custom-engineered internal eccentric grinding technique developed by Briney that produces the reduced runout capability. Advantages of the Tru Position toolholder include: less runout for a more even chip load with less chatter, fewer tool passes to mill slots because of improved on-center rotation, machining time savings and improved machining quality. Testing and production proven applications show Tru Position toolholders to have twice the cutting tool life of other conventional end mill holders, reducing cutting tool replacement costs by half. Briney will also have on display their complete line CNC, ShrinkFit, HSK and collet style toolholders. www.brineytooling.com
Dormer Pramet —Booth 1838 A comprehensive range of indexable tooling has been added to Dormer Pramet’s established round tools, giving customers unprecedented access to a tooling program covering the vast majority of drilling, milling, threading, parting, grooving and turning applications. On display will be a new range of shoulder milling cutters, face milling cutters, turning holders, parting and grooving tools, as well as inserts for turning. Dormer Pramet’s round tools products including deep-hole drills, solid carbide end mills, the ‘Hydra’ replaceable head drills and multi-material taps will also be on display. www.dormerpramet.com
Emuge Corp — Booth 2028 Emuge Corp. will debut its new line of high performance Solid Carbide Drills at CMTS 2015. The Emuge EF Series Drills are the result of extensive research and development and incorporate special geometry, proprietary carbide grades and a PVD coating design, unique to the industry. The result is three-five times faster penetration rate than conventional carbide and cobalt drills, and exceptional, high quality threads and longer tool life. www.emuge.com 108 | SEPTEMBER 2015
DiPaolo Machine Tools — Booth 2019 Juaristi T-type horizontal boring mill, TX Series, includes extendable spindle diameters range from 110mm through 180mm, X-travels from 2000mm through 6000mm, and Y-axis vertical travel from 1500mm through 4000mm. Rotary table capacity is 8- 60 Ton. Spindle power/ torque (continuous rating) are from 37kW/1650 Nm through 70 kW/4120 Nm. Maximum spindle speed is 25004000rpm and rapid feed rate is 30m/ min. In addition to boring spindle the machines can be equipped with a high speed fixed spindle, a wide range of universal (3+2), contouring (5-axis) or facing heads. Full enclosure, automatic tool, head and pallet changers and other options are available. www.dipaolocnc.com
Modern Tool Ltd — Booth 2137 Modern Tool, established in 1960, has four offices across Canada providing sales and service coast to coast, including the USA and Mexico. The company has the largest inventory of new and used machine tools and metal fabrication equipment in Canada with over 575 machines in stock. It is also the exclusive distributor of DURMA Fabrication Equipment in BC, Alberta, Sask., Ontario and Atlantic Canada. The line-up includes: press brakes, plamas, lasers, shears, CNC Tools, plate rolls and more. www.moderntool.com
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Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc. — Booth 2160
THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 1, 2015
Matsuura Machinery Corp. has developed a 5-Axes Vertical Machining Center using “User Friendly” and “Safe” concepts. The MX850 is a high rigidity machine equipped with the Fanuc31i CNC control and 15K rpm spindle. The newest models of Matsuura machines are the VX 1000 and VX1500 VMC 3-Axes machining centers. www.elliottmachinery.com
Carl Zeiss — Booth 2160
PRODUCTS Nakamura-Tome — Booth 2160 Nakamura–Tome is the name associated with Multi-Tasking Turning machines. The new model NTRX features two spindles and B-Axis. The NTRX-300 has full 5-Axis capability. For those customers looking for a solution to productivity issues, Nakamura can help. www.nakamura-tome.co.jp
Hurco — Booth 2160 Hurco VMX Series of CNC mills starts with a heavy, ribbed frame made of fine grain, high-grade cast iron. The double-nut, pretensioned ballscrews are anchored at both ends for increased accuracy and rigidity. A dual-wound 12K spindle delivers necessary cutting power. The linear rails on all Hurco machines are larger, and spaced for increased strength. www.hurco.com
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AgieCharmilles — Booth 2160
Carl Zeiss is a leading supplier of CNC Coordinate Measuring Machines. Zeiss is renowned for its machine technology, scanning probe systems, and state of the art software. The reliability of measurement attained from Zeiss Contura G2 machines is a key to customer success. www.zeiss.ca
GF AgieCharmilles is the world’s leading provider of machines, automation solutions and services to the tool and mold making industry and to the manufacturers of precision components. The Cut30 EDM machine can handle a range of wire diameters and provides the ultimate in price/performance ratio with good surface finish results. www.gfms.com
EXSYS Canada Ltd. — Booth 2202 With the EPPINGER Gear Hobber attachment for all machine tool brand live-turret stations, shops can achieve single-setup, one-operation gear cutting capability when generating splines, spur or helical gears. The attachment’s adjustable toolholding system eliminates the need to rough gears on one transmachine then trans fer them to another for gear hobbing. To compensate for different types of grooves and pitches in splines and gears, users simply adjust the vernier dial to the applicable settings. www.exsys-tool.com
BIG Kaiser — Booth 2206 The DIASET Bench Top Tool Presetter is now equipped with a 5.7-inch colour LCD touch screen and camera. As an upgraded model, this visionbased camera version enables one-touch angle, radius, diameter and length measurements. An optional incident light allows for inspection of cutting edges for built-up edge, flank wear or fractures. The DIASET is built with a stable measuring column and base made out of mineral cast. This strong foundation ensures extreme rigidity and excellent temperature resistance for high repeatability and positioning accuracy of .0001”. www.bigkaiser.com www.canadianmetalworking.com
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Emec Machine Tools Inc — Booth 2230 & 2330
THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 1, 2015
Several 5-axis machines will be on display in addition to OSPcontrol simulators. The Okuma MULTUS U3000, a horizontal multitasking machine with full 5-axis contouring, the MU-6300V vertical 5-axis machining center and the popular GENOS M560-V vertical machining center, in addition to the LB3000 EX MYW horizontal lathe. The MULTUS U3000 is equipped with a 40-tool automatic tool changer, reducing set up time and eliminating repetitive fixturing, keeping non-cutting time to a minimum. An optional sub-spindle and lower turret are also available. www.emecmt.com
Delcam — Booth 2312
Machitech Automation — Booth 2336
Delcam PowerMILL can now mirror complete machining projects in one operation and maintain automatically the machining characteristics. PowerMILL 2015 R2 also saw the introduction of the ability to simulate machine-tool movements as tool changes are executed. The capability has been enhanced in the 2016 release by allowing more complex tool changes to be simulated, in particular those involving a carousel mechanism. www.delcam.com
Machitech will be doing live demonstrations on its Diamond Cut CNC plasma cutting table. A 5-axis plasma head will be on display which enables users to do bevel cuts, quickly change from straight to angle cuts and a magnetic torch breakaway system protects the operator in case of collision. At booth 2336 visitors will see how Machitech can help cut precise shapes and improve production efficiency. www.machitech.com
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Haas Automation Inc — Booth 2376 The DM-1 is a high-speed, lean-style machining center with a compact footprint. Its high acceleration rates, fast axis speeds, and short tool change times high-producmake the DT-1 a high-produc tivity machining center. The DM-1 has a 20” x 16” x 15.5” work cube and a 26” x 15” T-slot table. The 40-taper inline direct-drive spindle turns to 15,000 rpm, and allows high-speed rigid tapping, with up to four times retract speed. www.HaasCNC.com
Aeroex Technologies Inc — Booth 2401 Aeroex manufactures mist collectors in Barrie, ON. Engineered to overcome many of the short falls of other technologies and designs, the design minimizes the reliance on filters, provides exceptional fluid drainage, is suitable for high mist applications, and offers exceptional air quality, low maintenance and low life-cycle cost. www.aeroex.com
Koma Precision Inc. — Booth 2406 Rotary tables from Koma Precision are a logical choice when faced with the difficulties of maintaining a productive work environment. TSUDAKOMA RG series rotary tables are built using the new ball drive system featuring advantages like zero backlash, improved cycle times, energy conservation and a lifetime adjustment-free transmission system. The features offered on the RG series are for those looking for economical ways to improve the flexibility and productivity of their operation without compromising rigidity and accuracy. www.komaprecision.com
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DMG MORI — Booth 2418
THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 1, 2015
The NHX 5000 2nd Generation horizontal machining center is as compact as it is dynamic. It was designed for the manufacture of complex and demanding components and on through to highly efficient serial production. The new NHX series now boasts a Direct Drive Table with speeds of up to 100 min-1 and direct distance measurement systems from MAGNESCALE in all axes in its standard versions. The construction of the machines has also been optimized with regard to the use of shorter tools. The distance from the spindle nose to the centre of the pallet has been minimized to 70 mm thus ensuring longer tool service life and higher process stability. The new NHX 2nd Generation machines also offer all the advantages of the new joint DMG MORI design and CELOS. www.dmgmoriseiki.com
MC Machinery Systems Inc — Booth 2430
CGTech — Booth 2500
The LUMEX Avance-25 is the only machine in the world that relies on one-machine, one-process manman ufacturing of complex molds and parts by fusing metal laser sintering (3D SLS) techtech nology with high speed milling technology. The machine enables production of complicated parts through total manufacturing by digital engineering, using 3D data. The machine achieves the highest accuracy in part fabrication since metal powders are melted and sintered via laser, while surfaces are precisely milled at high speeds. www.mcmachinery.com
VERICUT 7.4 includes many enhancements that further simplify the process of simulating a CNC machine. Changes to how users interact with VERICUT further improve VERICUT’s workflow and simplify day-to-day NC programming and simulation use. VERICUT is CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software that enables users to eliminate the process of manually proving out NC programs. It reduces scrap loss and rework. The program also optimizes NC programs in order to both save time and produce higher quality surface finish. VERICUT simulates all types of CNC machine tools. www.cgtech.com
Mitutoyo Canada Inc. — Booth 2530 SV-3200 offers high-accuracy, highlevel analysis, and multi-functionality in three dimensional analysis and measurement of fine contour, as well as the conventional type surface roughness measurement. FORMTRACEPAK V5, allows data management in a consistent format, from the work site to the laboratory. The SV-3200 series manifest high-reliability especially in the horizontal roughness parameters (S, Sm), that require high accuracy of the X-axis travel. Various optional devices make this versatile for many applications. www.mitutoyo.ca
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Mazak Canada — Booth 2560 Among the most advanced Mazak machines on display at CMTS 2015 will include the VARIAXIS i-800, VARIAXIS i-600 and INTEGREX i-400ST. These 5-axis and Multi-Tasking models now incorporate the new SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY process-performance platform that has transformed the way Mazak multi-axis machines perform. Attendees can watch the VARIAXIS i-600 process a titanium-based guitar body in a single setup. www.mazakcanada.com
SMS Machine Tools Ltd — Booth 2580 The featured technology will be the Hyundai WIA L2100SY multi-tasking wedge type Y-axis CNC turning center. It has an 8” chuck on the main spindle and a 6” chuck on the sub spindle for complex machining in a single setup. A latest-generation BMT top plate increases tool performance and rigidity by securing each tool with four screws. Cutting is reinforced by all-axis box guideway design. www.smsmachine. com
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HORN USA Inc — Booth 2636
THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 1, 2015
PRODUCTS BENZ Incorporated — Booth 2707
The BENZ LinA and LinS enable machine programmers to broach splines, torx, hex and keyways. The BENZ LinA is designed for turning and machining center applications where cycle-time reduction and machine tool protection matter. This product was designed for I.D and O.D. applications. Modular design guarantees quick delivery and high flexibility with VDI, BMT, CAT and HSK connections. The BENZ LinA snd LinS are German engineered and backed by American sales and service. www.benztooling.com
The Supermini type 105 tool system from HORN performs demanding tasks involving bore diameters between 0.2 mm and 6 mm, with well over 1000 versions of the carbide insert that fit one toolholder. The new type 105 carbide inserts, for boring hard materials up to 66 HRC, are available to work in bore diameters of 4 mm to 5 mm, and bore depths to 10 mm, 15 mm and 20 mm. The boring inserts are available in a left-hand and righthand design. The heat resistant coating is applied to the carbide substrate under tightly controlled conditions to ensure proper adherence to the precision ground micro-geometry of the cutting edge. www.hornusa.com
Single Source Technologies Canada — Booth 2731 & 2627 The Makino a40 horizontal machining center was designed and built to address the challenges of non-ferrous die-cast parts production. The responsive #40 spindle accelerates to 12,000 in 0.5 seconds. This machine quickly completes common tapping operations with the 6,000 RPM Rigid tapping synchronization speed. Inertia active control (IAC) evaluates fixture and tool weights to optimize acceleration performance of multiple machine systems. www.singlesourcetech.com
Ferro Technique Ltd — Booth 2745
The Doosan DNM 350 5 axis, equipped with the FANUC F31i-A5 control, is designed for a wide range of applications. It is capable of full 5 axes[4+1 axes] simultaneous machining, greatly reducing the need for multiple setups and increasing the precision of the finished work piece. The powerful, 12,000 rpm high speed spindle provides superior performance in virtually any machining application. www.ferrotechnique.com
Poco Graphite — Booth 2791
UNISIG — Booth 2806
Poco Graphite is a manufacturer of premium graphite with a product line that includes more than 100 grades of graphites used in EDM, semiconductor and other industrial applications. The use of POCO EDM graphites increases the potential for optimum performance, maximizing the cost of ownership in your EDM applications. POCO will demonstrate the new electronic Technical Manual, available online or as an app. This interactive resource addresses EDM Theory, electrode material selection and EDM performance charts. www.poco.com
UNISIG’s USC-M series of 7-axis deep hole drilling and machining centers is ideal for mold production. Manufacturers can process parts with four-sided machining capability in a single setup. The machine utilize two independent spindles: one for gundrilling and BTA drilling and a second CAT 50 machining spindle. When combined with a rotatory workpiece table and programmable headstock inclination, accurate deep hole drilling and standard high-performance machining capabilities are available within the working envelope of the system. www.unisig.com
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Komet of Canada Tooling Solutions ULC — Booth 2807
THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 1, 2015
KOMET GROUP is a global technology leader for metalworking tools, with engineering and manufacturing in North America, supported by the sales office in Mississauga. Komet offers a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance drilling, bore machining, reaming, threading, and milling tools designed to help manufacturers maximize their productivity and profitability. The network of KOMET SERVICE Partners supports customers with their solid carbide tooling manufacture and refurbishment needs. The commitment to innovation and total customer orientation is also demonstrated in the mechatronic tooling, process monitoring systems, application designed special tooling, and engineering capabilities for special tooling packages, implemented at leading manufacturers, worldwide. www.komet.com
Vargus USA — Booth 3113 VARDEX gear milling tools are an original and innovative solution for the gear milling industry, offering a competitive alternative to the traditional Hob system. Gear manufacturers can now mill external splines, external cylindrical gears, sprockets and racks as well as many additional gear applications with VARDEX gear milling tools. VARDEX Gear Milling tools can be used interchangeably in a wide range of applications in gear, spline, rack and sprocket manufacturing. Each tool has a different number of flutes to achieve a variety of different cutting diameters, depending on the application. www.vargususa.com
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Heinman Machinery Ltd — Booth 3208 & 3008
Keyence Canada Inc. — Booth 3312
The Dah Lih DMX-320 5-Axis Vertical Machining Centre features a unique structural design to maximize rigidity and stability. The tilting axis allows for +30˚ ˜ -120˚ angle, utilizing a double expansion brake for increased force which minimizes vibration. The three main axes are mounted with ball/roller type linear guide ways for accuracy and high speed cutting. Quality and efficiency, the perfect solution from Dah Lih. www.heinmanmachinery.com
With KEYENCE Instant Measurement System, IM Series, all you have to do is place and press to conduct dimensional inspections. This simple operation measures up to 99 features in seconds. The software also supports to program as fast as a few minutes. www.keyence.ca
CECOR — Booth 3416 Stop by Booth 3416 to see live demos of CECOR’s Sump Shark sump cleaners. See firsthand how their Sharks clean dirty sumps quickly and thoroughly while also separating metalworking fluids from chips, swarf and sludge. Filtered fluids can then be re-used (when applicable). Less machine downtime, costs and mess. More “green” because less fluids disposal. Also, “kick the tires” on CECOR’s industrial dumping carts. See how their carts are better designed to maximize capacity while minimizing footprint. Easily collect and dump machine tool discharge and other plant waste. www.cecor.net
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Fives Machining Systems Inc. — Booth 3423
THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 1, 2015
Giddings & Lewis’ V Series is a productive addition to any shop floor. With fea features you won’t find on other lathes, the standard V Series offers hydrostatic rams for heavy cutting and infinitely-adjustable, dual-scale cross slides that handle a wide range of parts. Save money from the start with the V Lock tooling system that uses standard modular tooling, along with Giddings & Lewis quality, local service and supsup port and an affordable price. www.fivesgroup.com
PRODUCTS Condat Corp — Booth 3420 Condat has formulated various specialty chemical compounds and lubricants and because of its expertise has introduced the next generation of soluble oils. The new MECAGREEN products are innovative vegetable based chemistry that took its formulation team over two years to create. This unique blend of synthetic vegetable esters demonstrates some very favourable characteristics in both machining and grinding applications. Benefits include extended tool life, consumption reduction, improved cleanliness and is user friendly. www.condatcorp.com
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Nomura is the oldest Boring Mill manufacturer in Japan and their CNC Horizontal Boring & Milling machines are skillfully designed and superbly crafted to provide decades of accurate and trouble-free operation. Features like a consistently straight nitride-hardened spindle and rigid construction are your assurance of virtually error-free machining of costly materials for many years to come. To learn more about how you can get lasting precision from Nomura, give us a call. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Radan — Booth 3710
Vero Software — Booth 3710 Edgecam 2015 R2, the latest release of Edgecam’s game-changing manufacturing software, offers significant improvements in CAD and CAM functionality for milling, turning, and wire EDM. Highlights include an upgrade to Edgecam’s multi-spindle lathe setup, a new port-machining module for its 5-axis cycle, and an enhanced hole cycle that delivers significant time savings. Overall, Edgecam 2015 R2 offers about 50 items of new and enhanced functionality. www.verosoftware.com
Among the 180 improvements available in Radan 2015 are nesting upgrades that increase productivity while maximizing materials and maintaining ease of use. Radan now creates more compact nests than ever before by spreading parts more evenly throughout the sheet, and by better utilizing the middle of the sheet to fully utilize materials. Additional nesting upgrades include the automatic application of rectangular nesting when appropriate for nearly-rectangular parts, a time-saving enhancement that helps in maximizing the sheet. www.radan.com
Custom Service Solutions, Inc. — Booth 3720
MiJET Parts Cleaning and Collection unit utilizes an existing shop air-line and is easy to incorporate into a work cell since no electricity is required. Squeezing the air nozzle simultaneously creates an air stream for blowing off chips and liquids, and suction to capture all of the residue. Exhausted air is filtered to levels that can help your facility improve indoor air quality. Unhealthy oil-ladened air is captured, and falls from slippery floors are reduced. www.mijet.com
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Expertech Distribution and Technologies Inc — Booth 4004 THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
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Expertech is a manufacturing agent representing many world class lines specializing in workholding, rotary tables, clamping, cutting tools, bar feeders, magnetics, abrasives, gundrills, back spot facers, and measuring tools. The booth will include Samchully Workholding, Heimatec Live tools and angle heads, Stevens tombstones, BTC Manual Lathe chucks, Soph magnetics, GMN spindle repairs, F&D Cutting tools, Drillmaster gun drills, Riten centres, H&R chuck jaws and specialty tooling, LFA Drill chucks, Air turbine high speed spindles/handtools, premier specialty cutting tools, and repairs, Lexair collet systems and bar feeder systems, Steiner backspot facing and chamfering, Vargus threading/grooving. Please visit at booths 3907/4006/4008/4010 and Vargus booth 3113.
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GMN USA — Booth 4006 GMN offers a new range of high-speed spindles with highly efficient hydroviscous damping. The innovative product successfully reduces natural vibrations by up to 65 per cent in comparison with standard spindles. This makes for more cost-effective workpiece machining, since components can be worked consistently with greater cutting depths and therefore higher material-removal rates. Improved surface quality is obtained at all speeds, not only for rough-machining, but also during the finishing process and grinding. The new high-speed spindles are independently driven by their own small, energy-saving hydraulic power unit. In addition, the bearing preload of the spindle can be controlled via the oil pressure. In this way, the rigidity of the spindle can be modified and therefore its behaviour optimised depending on machining task, speed, and tool. Increased preload can be used to significantly improve spindle performance at lower speeds. www.gmnusa.com
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Seco Tools LLC— Booth 4206 Seco Tools, LLC will spotlight its new TP insert grades that achieve the elusive balance of toughness and hardness when turning steel alloys, cast irons and stainless steel workpiece materials. Engineered with speed, balance and versatility in mind, the TP2501, TP1501 and TP0501 grades are the first to feature next-generation Duratomic technology, making them the most reliable, predictable and productive of their kind. A thin chrome-colored PVD layer coats these inserts, making used-edge detection possible with the naked eye, all without impacting tool performance or cutting data. www.secotools.com
Alro Steel Corporation — Booth 4219
Big Ass Solutions Canada — Booth 4304
Alro is a metals service center with 60 locations in 12 states. Alro distributes metals, industrial supplies and plastics, offering cut-to-size metals and plastics with next day delivery to over 25,000 customers in North America. The metal inventory includes: aluminum, alloys, carbon steel, cast iron, stainless steel, tool steel, brass, bronze and copper. Integrity. Loyalty. Honesty. These principals have guided Alro since its founding in 1948 by brothers, Al and Robert Glick. www.alro.com
Powerfoil X2.0 features a patented system of airfoils and winglets, setting the world standard for airflow. This aerodynamic design features the patented, purpose-build NitroSeal Drive gearbox for maximum durability and cool operation. Nitorgen-filled and hermetically sealed to create the ideal internal environment, the gearbox used for Powerfoil X2.0 keeps contaminants out for zero maintenance. Backed by a thorough, nonpropriated 15-year warranty, Powerfiol X2.0 is built for the toughest industrial environments. www.bigasssolutions.com
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Eastbound via QEW • Take QEW EAST to Hwy. 427 NORTH. • Follow Hwy. 427 NORTH and exit at Dixon Rd. • Turn LEFT at the traffic lights at Dixon Rd. • Follow Dixon Rd (which becomes Airport Rd) for approximately 4 kilometers. • The International Centre will be located on your RIGHT. Westbound via Gardiner Expressway • Take GARDINER WEST to Hwy. 427 NORTH. • Follow Hwy. 427 NORTH and exit at Dixon Rd. • Turn LEFT at the traffic lights at Dixon Rd. • Follow Dixon Rd (which becomes Airport Rd) for approximately 4 kilometers. • The International Centre will be located on your RIGHT.
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Westbound via 401 • Take 401 WEST to Hwy. 409 WEST. • Follow Hwy. 409 WEST and exit at Airport Rd. • Turn RIGHT at the traffic lights at Airport Rd. • Follow Airport Rd for approximately 3 kilometers. • The International Centre will be located on your RIGHT. East and Westbound via 407 • Take Hwy. 407 EAST OR WEST and exit at Airport Rd. • Turn SOUTH at the traffic lights at Airport Rd. • Follow Airport Rd for approximately 5 kilometers. • The International Centre will be located on your LEFT.
TRAVELLING BY TRAIN The Malton GO Station is located adjacent to The International Centre. • Please use the tunnel walkway between the Malton GO Station and The International Centre • For current train transit times and locations, please call GO Transit at 1.888.438.6646 or visit www.gotransit.com. •
TRAVELLING BY PLANE The International Centre is located approximately 3 km from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (YYZ) on Airport Rd. • Many taxi and limousine services are on stand-by at each terminal. •
TRAVELLING BY BUS A bus stop is located near the MAIN Entrance of the International Centre on Airport Rd. • For current bus transit times and locations, please call Mississauga Transit at 905.615.4636 or visit www.mississauga.ca/ portal/miway. •
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FABRICATING MACHINERY AMADA CANADA, LTD. Since 1987, Amada has provided the Canadian industry with innovative sheet metal fabrication equipment including: CNC turret punch presses, lasers, punch/laser combination machines, press brakes, automated systems, tooling and software. Peter Burell T: 905 858 4496 email@example.com www.amada.ca
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LASERS ROFIN-BAASEL, CANADA LTD. A Canadian division of the laser industry leader ROFIN-SINAR, provides applications, sales and a sophisticated service/technical support network for our vast line of lasers for marking, welding, cutting, and surface treatment. For more information contact us at: T: 905 607-0400 E: Infoemail@example.com www.rofin.com
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ELLIOTT MATSUURA CANADA INC. Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc. is an industry-leading supplier of quality machine tools coast to coast in Canada. Since 1950, Elliott has provided complex metal cutting solutions to meet the challenges of aerospace, automotive, medical, energy, and other industries. T: 905-829-2211 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.elliottmachinery.com
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