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No. 866 is a 550° (288°C) belt conveyor oven from Grieve, currently used for heat treating coiled spring steel at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 18” W x 20’ D x 15” H. 60 KW are installed in Nichrome wire heating elements to heat the oven, while a 4200 CFM, 3 HP recirculating blower provides vertical downward airflow to the workload.

The oven travel comprises an 1-1/2’ long open belt loading zone, 20’ long insulated heat zone with recirculated airflow, 1’ long open zone, plus a 12’ long cooling zone and an 1-1/2’ long open unloading zone.

This Grieve belt conveyor oven features 4” insulated walls, aluminized steel exterior and stainless steel interior. Two 12” diameter tubeaxial fans, each driven by a ½ HP motor, push/pull air through cooling zone and a 12” wide, ½” x ½” high carbon steel flat wire conveyor belt with 1/3 HP motor drive, variable from 16 to 44 inches per minute, are also onboard the oven.

Controls on the No. 866 include a 10” diameter circular chart recording temperature controller and a manual reset excess temperature controller.

 

For more information, please contact:

THE GRIEVE CORPORATION
500 Hart Road
Round Lake, Illinois 60073-2835 USA
Phone: (847) 546-8225
Fax: (847) 546-9210.
Web: www.grievecorp.com.
Email: sales@grievecorp.com.
Attention: Frank Calabrese.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan – GMTA (German Machine Tools of America) represents various top-quality German and other metalworking machine builder companies, including Profilator GmbH, Praewema, K + G, Rasoma, FIMAT and BvL, as well as Arnold lasers and other equipment. These machines are sold to the North American market by GMTA, primarily for gear and spline production, as well as other power transmission and various metalworking applications. The company’s target markets include automotive, off-highway, energy and other heavy equipment manufacturing. Machines are provided for gear honing, gear grinding, the patented Scudding® and now the game-changing Hard Scudding® process for gearmaking, polygon milling, turning, gear tooth pointing and multi-task machining operations, as well as various laser operations or fully-engineered machine tool and laser line integration. This newsletter is provided to our friends in the media to keep you and your readers updated on “News of Note” at GMTA.

In the news…

GMTA Vice President Scott Knoy addresses the annual sales meeting of Star SU on April 8, 2016.

GMTA Vice President Scott Knoy addresses the annual sales meeting of Star SU on April 8, 2016.

-Scott Knoy, our VP, spoke on April 8 to the national sales meeting of Star SU, partner to GMTA for tooling.

-GMTA is entering the printed circuit assembly grinding arena with a new machine. Testing is currently under way.

-GMTA is exploring the gundrilling market, with an eye on bringing such a line to the North American market.

-GMTA has secured a booth in the South Hall at IMTS and will be presenting its full line to the global metalworking market at this event in September, 2016.

GMTA Mexico exhibited BvL parts cleaning technology and our full line of machine tool and laser offerings at ExpoMaq in Leon.

GMTA Mexico exhibited BvL parts cleaning technology and our full line of machine tool and laser offerings at ExpoMaq in Leon.

-Our Mexican team exhibited at ExpoMaq with great success, showing a Bvl parts washer. We are now the exclusive representative for this line in Mexico. The new Queretaro facility of GMTA Mexico is already serving our considerable install base of machine tools and other equipment in-country with application engineering, sales and a full service operation.

-Hard Scudding® continues to impress the industry. With this unique technology, green and hardened gears can be machined on the same equipment, with a programming software unmatched in the industry for accuracy and consistent performance.

-Caterpillar selected our Rasoma machine line for a major insourcing on a bushing initiative.

-GMTA Scudding technology was selected for development of ring gears by GM.

-Likewise, GM has chosen GMTA to collaborate on super finishing and new gear honing projects.

-The company website www.gmtamerica.com has been updated to reflect all the new lines of equipment we currently handle for the North American market, from our locations in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Mexico.

-Magna selected GMTA for its Audi Heavy-Duty Flex Program.

-GMTA continues its application on the 9-speed transmission work at Chrysler.

-Arnold lasers are being used for cutting, cladding, welding and out-of-round part work, all with standard machines.   The laser head articulates around the part, rather than the part being turned on a table.

 

-Major automotive supplier GKN is utilizing our FIMAT machines at two facilities in North Carolina for grinding and milling of U-joints.

-Ford has purchased a proprietary machine design for its gear lab in Livonia, Michigan.

-GMTA was recently featured in Production Machining and other magazines for its customer successes and breakout technologies.

-GMTA is a sponsor of the upcoming AGMA annual meeting on Amelia Island, Florida. We are very proud of our long association with this great group of gearheads!

 

For more information on any items in this announcement, please contact:

GMTA (GERMAN MACHINE TOOLS OF AMERICA)
4630 Freedom Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: 734-973-7800
Fax: 734-973-3053
Web: www.gmtamerica.com
Email: scott@gmtamerica.com
Attention: Scott Knoy, VP

 

Customer needed post-assembly validation of fine wire configuration 

Scans of wire bobbin, showing precise path taken by 0.008” diameter wires inside; scan completed after final assembly of the unit, an inspection process not possible without CT scanning capability

Scans of wire bobbin, showing precise path taken by 0.008” diameter wires inside; scan completed after final assembly of the unit, an inspection process not possible without CT scanning capability

Exact Metrology, working at the company’s Brookfield, Wisconsin location, has successfully used its ProCon industrial CT scanning technology to validate the position of a wire configuration in the bobbin of an electronic lock assembly for one of its customers.

As techician Sean Plastine explains, “A customer came to us to verify the position of a 0.008” diameter wire inside its electronic lock assembly. The position of the wire could not previously be verified while the components of the lock were being assembled. Inspection of the wire bobbin after assembly was also impossible.”

By using its CT scanning technology on the completed lock assembly, Exact technicians were able to determine the wire’s precise position without the need for disassembly or other compromise on the finished article. Any deviation of the wire’s nominal position could be noted, allowing for subsequent changes in the assembly protocol, as needed.

The CT scan clearly shows the path that the wire pair follows inside the lock assembly.

Need to verify the location of a 0.008” dia copper wire in this approximate location

Need to verify the location of a 0.008” dia copper wire in this approximate location

Plastine adds, “We are very excited by the possibilities of this technology, as it’s opening new doors for our contract services at many existing and many more new customers.”

Exact Metrology is an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Certified Company.

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

EXACT METROLOGY, INC.
Dean Solberg, President
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 and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development assistance and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.  


 

Product demonstrations and technical presentations from principals impress large crowd at dual open house

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On March 17, 2016, Exact Metrology held a tech event in Cincinnati, Ohio with partner company, 3DVision Technologies at both of their offices. Held on St. Patrick’s Day, the event was cleverly titled “Lunch, Learn & Luck,” and had a “March Madness” theme with basketball games playing on multiple widescreen televisions. The event was attended by over 100 people from local area industries, including automotive, aerospace and consumer goods.

Co-Hosted by Steve Young, Exact Metrology co-founder and President, and Todd Majeski, President of 3DVision Technologies, the day included presentations and product demonstrations of the newest products transforming the manufacturing industry in 3D printing and 3D scanning. The informative event provided insight and hands-on experience, while displaying the newest technology that is reshaping the traditional manufacturing process.

The day began at 3D Vision Technologies office, (a provider of engineering solutions & 3D printing for manufacturing companies), with a presentation by Todd Majeski. Majeski discussed the company’s long-term partnership with Exact Metrology, and how both companies work together to improve processes, increase quality, and get their customer’s products to market faster through 3D scanning and reverse engineering. After several presentations and a question-and-answer session, attendees were welcomed into a showcase of 3D printer demonstrations and product displays of printed samples from miniature to lifesize versions, including a skateboard, helmet, and an automotive front grill.

The second part of the tech event was held at Exact Metrology’s office, conveniently located just a short walk away. Participants walked together and, after a St. Patrick’s Day themed lunch, began the afternoon session with a presentation by Steve Young. Young discussed the newest technology in CT (Computed Tomography) scanning systems, which allows users to not only scan the outside of a part, but to actually see inside of it without taking it apart, or damaging the item. Until recently, this technology was used primarily in the medical field but is creating much excitement within a variety of industrial markets now, as it enables manufacturers to check for defects, internal contact points after assembly, porosity and dimensional accuracy, comparing actual scans to point cloud data, CAD files etc. According to Young, this type of 3D scanning has been a “huge success” for his company, which he co-founded with Dean Solberg, who runs the company’s facility in the Milwaukee area.

Products displayed at the event included the P40 Leica Scanner, a long-range scanner, which, according to presenter Jacob Wallace, Processing Engineer at Exact, can be set up and ready to scan in 30 seconds. The scanner has a 150-meter range and will show everything in the surrounding area. Wallace recently scanned an entire office to make an accurate 3D model, complete with windows, doors, ceiling and wall thickness. Other uses of these long-range scanners include collecting topography of roadways (without stopping traffic) and large buildings of 500,000 square ft. or more, to collect information inside and outside of the building, all within a reasonable timeframe.

Inside a Playstation control, possible with the GE vtomex CT ScannerJosh Schradin, QA Manager, demonstrated the GE Vtomex M CT Scanner with a full rendering of a videogame controller he had previously scanned. Attendees were able to see internal components, including the smallest features on the circuit board. He explained how the scan could also be used to find defects or to process for reverse engineering.

Other products displayed and discussed at the expo were the Romer Absolute 77, an Articulated Arm with a Laser Line Scanner, the Atos Triple Scan, the Artec EVA Handheld Portable Scanner and the NDI ScanTrak Large Volume Laser Scanner.

Exact Metrology ended the afternoon with a St. Patrick’s Day raffle, with two lucky attendees winning a 48” high-def television and a MakerBot 3D printer.

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.

 

 

For more information on this new equipment, 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

Exact Metrology is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company.

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. 

 

Leader in 3D and CT scanning for industrial, commercial concerns achieves key aerospace supplier metric  

BV_Certification_AS 9100On January 28, 2016, Exact Metrology achieved certification as an AS91900 supplier, for its Cincinnati facility. Exact is a leading supplier of 3D and industrial-grade CT scanning equipment and services to myriad industries and commercial concerns. Co-President Steve Young, who heads up the Cincinnati operation for the company, made the announcement today.   “In achieving this prestigious certification, our team has great pride of accomplishment, as the AS9100 audit and certification process is extremely rigorous and required an in-depth knowledge by every associate at Exact of job performance scope, expectations, issue resolution protocols and our overall process operation.”

As the certification notes, Exact has its recognition for “…sales and supply of 3D non-contact and contact measuring equipment for inspection and reverse engineering to the commercial, aerospace, medical, automotive and industrial manufacturing industries.”

Exact-Metrology---Final-certExpanding on the audit process, Co-President Dean Solberg notes, “Every one of our associates realized something very special during the audit. Namely, because it was necessary that they understood the process and purpose of their work plus the issue resolution scenarios required, they appreciated their roles as interconnected team members at Exact. That’s very exciting to witness and has already raised their level of involvement in day-to-day operations.”   He further observed that the audit required a new level of goal orientation, self-evaluation and awareness of improvement possibilities across the entire facility, including operations, accounting, sales, service and especially management.

The AS9100 is a vital certification for the work this facility performs in the aerospace sector.

Exact is a prime supplier of equipment as well as the services that utilize various portable and stationary 3D scanning devices, plus one of the first industrial-grade CT scanners, a unit that can examine the internal geometric and material composition of various substrates on molded, cast and forged products, as well as food ingredients and packaging for seal integrity and safety.

Exact Metrology is also an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company.

For more information on this development 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

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.