VIP, December 2006

VIP, December 2006


December 7, 2006 Newsletter Sponsor

Donaldson® Torit® has introduced a new and completely unique mist collector for the metalworking market. The versatile WSO (water, smoke, oil) mist collector filters all three types of mist-simply change the filter to match the application. Engineered with patent-pending Synteq XP filter media, WSO provides superior draining, resulting in lower pressure drop and longer filter life. Unlike any other mist collector available, WSO provides metalworkers with a more flexible, cost-effective and simplified solution to address industry challenges such as faster machine tool speeds, higher coolant pressures, lean work cells and rising energy costs. The WSO system improves mist collection efficiency with 3-stage filtration consisting of a pre-filter, primary filter and final filter option. The first-stage prefilter removes large mist particles while the second-stage primary filter is selected to fit the mist application (water, smoke or oil). An optional third-stage HEPA or 95% DOP afterfilter can be added for smoke applications. Click here to learn more about WSO.



Cutting Tool Problems & Solutions

Shop-floor tool dispensing
A shop had two problems: Some of its machines could not run because the tooling needed for jobs was not available. It machinists were hiding tools in their personal toolboxes, so that they could complete the jobs they were assigned to do. The shop solved its problem with a tool dispenser that kept tools stocked - and available - for all of its jobs and machinists.
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Tooling up your mill-turn machine
A shop almost can guarantee that operations on its mill-turn machines can be optimized if it makes plans to put the right tooling with the right machine from the start. Maintaining a rigid plan and developing shortened times for tool changes are the key.
Read more.

Custom tooling delivered at high speeds
There are ways that you and your tooling supplier can speed the delivery of custom tools to help you to get a job up and running faster. Here is a report on how to make sure that custom tools get to you faster than ever.
Read more.

Angle attachments
The high costs of angle attachments can be controlled, and one of the surest ways to cut their costs is to reduce their weights.
Read more.

Dual-contact toolholding for mill-turning
Discover the benefits of a tooling system that provides simultaneous dual contact between machine spindle faces and toolholder flange faces, and between machine spindle tapers and toolholder taper shanks.
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Tooling protection
A protective finishing process that forms a nondimensional, deep-black finish can transform your off-the-shelf tooling into premium-grade.
Read more.



Featured Advertiser

Makino
— a leading manufacturer of horizontal and vertical machining centers and EDM machines — has announced a new series of online Webinars. Designed for shops of all types and sizes, the seminars are free to anyone who registers. The planned seminars are intended for shops in the automotive, aerospace, medical product and die and mold industries. In addition to metal cutting and die/mold, the seminars will cover new technologies, such as micromachining. Mark Rentschler, marketing manager, says, "Online seminars allow anyone with an Internet connection to attend without losing a day of work."The seminars concentrate on shop efficiency, lean manufacturing, asset utilization, machine tool integration and automation, machine tool technologies, and metal cutting processes. Makino′s application engineers, product managers and guest speakers will give presentations. Click here for more info on upcoming seminars and registration information.



Online Product Demonstration

If you are considering a shop management and control solution, take a close look at the industry leader: JobBOSS. Click here to view a FREE 10-minute audio overview or interactive demo.

If you have any questions, you can speak with a JobBOSS representative at 800-777-4334.



Featured Advertiser

Optical Gaging Products, Inc. designs and manufactures precision metrology systems that use video, laser, touch probe, and micro-probes to automatically measure critical dimensions of manufactured parts. With its installed base of 10,000+ systems in 63 countries, OGP provides SmartScope® multisensor metrology systems to help customers in a variety of industries to accurately measure parts of any material, texture, color, and opacity. Click here for more information.



Practical Machinist


Here is a quick taste of what you will find...
From General -- Best small, precision, full featured lathe ever?
"In the 5" to 7"range, what′s the best small lathe, full featured (quick change gearbox, power longitudinal and cross feeds, etc.) lathe ever made? "
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CNC Machining -- Secondary offsets
"I was told that there are not many machines that have secondary offsets. I am talking about a CNC lathe. I don′t know if this is true or not. If it isn′t true what other CNC lathes would have secondary offsets?"
Read more.

CAD/CAM -- Best multi-purpose CAM software
"Are there any CAM packages which would convert generated programs into conversational form for Mazak, Heidenhain and Fanuc? If not is this possible with additional software? Any advice would be appreciated."
Read more.







American Machinist's Machine Shop Workshop

Use Data. Get more competitive. Increase profit.
Machine shop managers will learn a systematic approach to improve operations by using AM′s benchmarking tools for Operations, Customer Satisfaction, Finance and Human Resources. Attendees leave with a plan to achieve continuous improvement, and a differentiating business strategy.

Don′t miss this opportunity to improve your business. Held in Cleveland, November 7-9, 2007 at the Marriott at Key Center.

Register by January 1, 2007 at AmericanMachinist.com for a 30% discount.

Click here to register.



Events

Improving Profitability Through Factory Physics Principles
January 16-18, 2006
Tampa, FL
Click here for more information.

8th Annual Six Sigma Summit
January 22-25, 2006
Miami, FL
Click here for more information.

Total Productive Maintenance Kaizen Event
January 22, 2006
Frisco City, AL
Click here for more information.



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