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First application of CT scanning for metrology in America involves aluminum casting

Josh Schradin, one of the 3D Scanning specialists at Exact Metrology’s Cincinnati facility, recently completed a CT Scanning project involving aluminum castings measuring approximately 12” x 6” x 6” and weighing 10 to 15 pounds.

CT scanning for aluminum casting | Exact MetrologyThe company’s new Metrology Grade GE v|tome|x 300 CT Scanner, with Nanofocus Tube (180kV/15 W) and Microfocus Tube (300kV/500W), is equipped to “look inside” aluminum to a wall thickness or total amount of material of six to seven inches, or steel to a wall thickness or total amount of material of one inch.

First application of CT scanning for metrology in America involves aluminum casting | Exact Metrology
For this particular job, which represents the first use of CT scanning for metrology in America, the client was interested in wall thickness inspection as well as porosity and void analysis. The blue paint visible in some of the images was applied by the customer to indicate stress areas where leaking or breaking was suspected. Josh Schradin performed three stacked scans, each taking only about 30 minutes, to capture the entire casting. The result of the scans revealed the voids (legitimate holes) and highlighted the most serious problem areas in red-to-pink shadings.

CT scanning for porosity and void analysis | Exact Metrology

In addition to offering the only method to get 3D views inside a part, another primary benefit of the Exact Metrology CT scanning is the true dimensional data provided in a non-destructive test manner, i.e. without cutting up or otherwise destroying the test object.

The workpiece (casting) was rotated 360 degrees in the x-ray beam’s path, with multiple readings from various angles being taken. Once the CT grey scale images were converted into voxel-based 3D point clouds, Schradin was able to generate a CAD-to-Part comparison for the customer.

If interested parties have a need for Internal Defect Analysis/3D Quantitative Porosity Analysis, Materials Structure Analysis or Assembly Control, CT Scanning (Industrial X-ray), Exact Metrology invites inquiries for immediate assistance.

Exact Metrology is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company.

To see videos on this new scanner’s capabilities, please visit:

VG GE casting analysis with CT hi-res at Exact Metrology

http://youtu.be/DfRV-JzFlUo

v | tome | x m CT scanner at Exact Metrology

http://youtu.be/-PVlS7TYbks

For more information on this new system or to arrange a demonstration, please contact:

EXACT METROLOGY, INC.
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45249
Phone:  513-831-6620
Toll Free:  866-722-2600
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com
Steve Young, President
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Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings.   The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements. 

No. 980 for post curing fabric-coated silicone rubber gaskets | #GrieveCorp

No. 980 for post curing fabric-coated silicone rubber gaskets | #GrieveCorp

No. 980 is a 500ºF (260ºC), electrically-heated universal style oven from Grieve, currently used for post curing fabric-coated silicone rubber gaskets at the customer’s facility.  Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 30” W x 144” D x 30” H.  24 kW are installed in Nichrome wire elements to heat the oven chamber, while a 4200 CFM, 3-HP recirculating blower provides front-to-rear universal airflow to the workload.

This Grieve universal oven features 4” thick insulated walls, aluminized steel exterior, Type 304, 2B finish stainless steel interior, plus an integral oven leg stand and one pair of truck wheel guide tracks installed on the top of the floor to accept the customer’s wheeled fixture.

No. 980 includes all safety equipment required for flammable solvent processing, including explosion-venting door hardware and powered forced exhauster.

Controls on this oven include a digital indicating temperature controller.

 

For more information, please contact:

THE GRIEVE CORPORATION
500 Hart Road
Round Lake, IL  60073-2898
Phone:  (847) 546-8225
Fax:  (847) 546-9210
Web:  www.grievecorp.com
Email:  sales@grievecorp.com
Attention:  Frank Calabrese, VP

New extrusion head from market leader features NO hardware, for easy cleaning, plus quick-change tooling, as tips removes from the back, die from the front

The Bullet, showing the absence of hardware, i.e. nuts and bolts, so disassembly, cleaning and restart are made easier | Guill Tool

The Bullet, showing the absence of hardware, i.e. nuts and bolts, so disassembly, cleaning and restart are made easier

Guill Tool introduces The Bullet™, a new extrusion head with fixed center design, multi-port spiral flow design and gum space adjustment, plus the added feature of no fastening hardware, so cleaning and restart are easier and faster than any conventional head on the market currently, according to company sources.

The Bullet allows quick tooling changes, as the tips remove from the back and the die removes from the front of the unit.  The absence of fastening hardware eliminates leaking, as does the taper body and deflector design pioneered by Guill.

High- and low-volume applications are suitable for this head and are accommodated with the simple, easy changing of just one component.   A family of crosshead designs is available and users can specify the “caliber”, that is, the max. die ID.

A vacuum chamber and kit for assembly and disassembly are included with the unit.   Optional keyed tooling capability offers machine designers and end users quick orientation, so the overall unit design enables faster disassembly, proper cleaning and restart, allowing the line to become more profitable.

For further information, please contact:

GUILL TOOL & ENGINEERING CO., INC.
10 Pike Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
Phone:  401-828-7600
Web:  www.guill.com
Email:  sales@guill.com
Attention:  Bill Conley
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BEA16

See it at WESTEC 2015 – Booth 551!

Following its successful launch, SUHNER is presenting the BEA 16 spindle machining unit with an all new drive and control concept.

The objective of this new development was the integration of the latest servo drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth. Software developed additionally allows the user to program six different basic cycles without prior knowledge of CNC.

By visualizing these six cycles – drilling – combined drilling (drilling and thread cutting with the one tool) – thread cutting – drilling with chip removal – drilling with jump function – undercutting, the unit has become extremely easy to program.

Example of a drilling cycle with jump function | Suhner Automation BEA16

Example of a drilling cycle with jump function | Suhner Automation BEA16

Plus, should the required machining cycle not be found among the standard selections or prove more complex, the unit can be switched to sentence programming.

The BEA 16 machining unit itself is a precision device from the SUHNER spindle machining unit series that has been designed for gruelling continuous use in multiple shift operations.  The BEA 16 has a drilling capacity of 16 mm Æ in 450 N/mm2 steel. The max feed path is 140 mm, and the max speed is 500 rpm.

Today, rising production piece numbers and greater workpiece complexity with all-round machining are leading to a renaissance of the so-called special machine. However, today’s special machines are being used no longer as purely single-purpose solutions, but rather for whole part families.

Example of a sentence programming | Suhner Automation BEA16

Example of a sentence programming | Suhner Automation BEA16

These require different machining cycles, feed speeds, feed paths and rotating speeds, and, of course, must allow fast retooling. And it is these requirements exactly that the BEA 16 will meet to the full.

 

 

 

 

 

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SUHNER INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS, CORP.
Hwy 411 S./Suhner Drive
P.O. Box 1234
Rome, GA 30162
Phone:  706-235-8046
Fax:  706-235-8045
Attention:  Lee Coleman, Automation Division
www.suhner.com
automation.usa@suhner.com

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Product demonstrations and technical presentations from principals impress large crowd

On June 25, 2015, Exact Metrology held a tech event at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana for local companies, to demonstrate its new 3D scanning equipment. Cleverly titled “Don’t Gamble with Your 3D Scanning,” the event was attended by local area industries, including steel, oil & gas and power gen “players”.

Exact Metrology Tech Event 2

Hosted by Dean Solberg, Exact Metrology co-president, the day included presentations by Leica GeoSystems and Hexagon Metrology, business partners of Exact, plus product demonstrations featuring the newest technology in 3D scanners. Several scanners were demonstrated and available for hands-on use by the attendees, including the Romer Absolute Arm, the Leica Absolute Tracker and the Leica T-Scan.

Attendees were impressed by the ease of use, speed and accuracy of the demonstrated models, with scanning capabilities of over one million points per second. Bruce Bowditch of Leica described them as “a survey total station on steroids.”

Exact Metrology Tech Event - Romer Arm

Attendees could be heard discussing their excitement and one steel industry engineer commented, “That specific type of scanning can be applied to a lot of what we do. Pumps need to be scanned to assure proper fit. The Romer Absolute Arm is definitely quicker and more accurate. Our current process is so cumbersome; there’s just no comparison.” After trying out the Leica Absolute Tracker, one attendee in the oil industry stated, “Speed and accuracy is what we’re after. We have a model that does about half of what this can do. A lot less field time…hoping to get one. We’re excited.”

Exact Metrology offers a complete line of portable scanning and measurement technologies as well as contract measurement for 3D laser scanning services, reverse engineering services, non-contact inspection, metrology services, 3D digitizing and training.

See all the photos from the event on Facebook, here.

For more information on any of the systems discussed or to arrange a demonstration, please contact:

EXACT METROLOGY, INC.
Dean Solberg
20515 Industry Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53045
Phone: 262-533-0800
Local: 866-722-2600
www.exactmetrology.com
deans@exactmetrology.com

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings.   The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.