New West Coast Alliance Gives Methods Machine Tools a Higher Profile

Methods Machine Toolshas moved to a new office in Buena Park, California, office to better coordinate service for its customers on the US West Coast. The facility in Buena Park, 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Los Angeles, is part of a new marketing alliance between the Massachusetts-based supplier of precision machine tools and Selway Machine Tool Company, a major West Coast distributor and representative headquartered in Union City, California.

According to Method Machine Tools president Bryon Deysher, the alliance will be better for prospective buyers of machine tools as well as for longstanding Methods customers.

“Joining forces with Selway means we will have more engineers and service technicians to provide better response times, expert advice, training, and technical support,” says Deysher. “In addition to a larger sales force, this alliance also means larger inventories of machine tools and spare parts. With a larger showroom capacity, we’ll have even more machines on display.”

Notes Scott McIver, chairman of Methods, “This new arrangement makes both Methods and Selway stronger for the future.” And Bill Selway, president and CEO of Selway, says that “with the synergy of our combined operations, we are looking forward to a successful sales and support organization for southern California.”

Methods Machine Tools Inc., has been a supplier of precision machine tools and accessories for over 40 years. Methods is the exclusive North American source for Matsuura CNC machining centers, Nakamura-Tome CNC turning centers, and Fanuc RoboDrill CNC milling,drilling and tapping Centers. The Methods EDM division is the exclusive North American source for Fanuc Wire EDM machines, Exeron die sinker EDM machines, and HoleMaster high-speed hole driller EDM systems. The company provides installation, parts, service, and training through a nationwide network of dealers.

Surfware, Faro Team Up to Provide ‘Design-to-Reality’ Interface Solutions

Surfware Inc., developer of CAD/CAM systems under the SURFCAM brand, has announced an extensive collaboration with Faro Technologies, a leading provider of dimensional quality control products, to provide cutting-edge solutions in computer-aided manufacturing (CAM).

Among many new features in its latest service pack, the SURFCAM CAM software program now supports USB-enabled Faro portable measurement arms, marketed under the FaroARM name. Surfware actively pursued developing this specific enhancement to further augment what SURFCAM calls “design-to-reality” solutions.

“The SURFCAM and Faro alliance provides a seamless part digitizing to machining solution,” said Shaun Mymudes, Faro’s director of product management. “Using SURFCAM to capture dimensional data, Faro portable measurement arms provide our customers with a direct interface to a very high-end CAM program.”

The FaroARM interface for SURFCAM allows use of any Faro 6- or 7-axis portable digitizer as an auxiliary pointing device to input 3D coordinate data into an active SURFCAM session. It also allows SURFCAM users to freely intermix digitized input with all other input modes. This facilitates model creation, toolpath generation, and material removal simulation in a single environment, continuously displaying the FaroARM probe tip for graphical verification.

“Users can create, edit, generate and simulate toolpaths, then machine complex surface models all in a single setup without any file transfers,” said Don McKillop, president of CAM/CAD Technologies and the author of the FaroARM USB interface. “The SURFCAM FaroARM interface is uniquely suited for reverse engineering of complex 3D objects.”

This interface now supports both serial and USB connectivity, enabling the system to work with legacy and current Faro equipment. It includes a variety of convenient coordinate alignment techniques, probe calibration, probe changing within a session, system diagnostics, and a series of convenient digitizing modes. Digitizing modes include discrete point input, lock-plane input, streaming-coordinate mode input, and project-onto-plane input.

“We are proud to work with Faro Technologies to provide state-of-the-art ‘design-to-reality’ solutions,” commented Joe McChesney, product manager at Surfware. “We will strive to continue offering enhancements to SURFCAM that deliver the latest cutting-edge technologies to our customers.”

Granta Design Software to Include Portion of Moldflow Database

The recent 2003 International Moldflow User Conference was the occasion for Moldflow Corp. to announce a strategic partnership with Granta Design Ltd., known for its expertise in materials information technology. According to the agreement, portions of Moldflow’s proprietary plastics material database will be included in Granta’s CES4 Optimal Polymer Selector (OPS) product. OPS provides a systematic method for the selection of the most appropriate plastics material for a given application.

Granta customers will now be able to filter materials based on the availability of Moldflow material data, an important capability for customers using Moldflow analysis products in their product development processes.

“Granta customers will now have the ability to quickly eliminate materials that have not been characterized for use with Moldflow software tools in the earliest stages of determining material candidates for a given application,” says Peter Rucinski, Moldflow’s director of product marketing. “This further underscores the importance of having the necessary data to use Moldflow software products to perform analyses in those early stages of product development, when the cost of change is minimal yet the impact is greatest.”

Pathtrace Sees Growth and Potential in East Asian Sales

Two new Pathtrace Engineering Systems sales operations in China and Japan are predicted to contribute more than £1 million (about $1.6 million) in sales of the company’s EdgeCAM off-line programming software this year. Pathtrace Engineering Systems is a division of Pathtrace plc.

According to managing director Brian Steatham: “With the massive global investment in manufacturing in China by existing users of EdgeCAM, the market potential even without adding new customers is enormous. When we add our business potential from our operations in Japan where we are scoring high levels of success due to our solids-based, high level programming interface to any CAD system, the future looks very positive.”

Pathtrace operations in China are largely focusing on mold and die applications, where the solid and surface machining capability of EdgeCAM is drawing considerable attention. EdgeCAM has already been translated into Chinese and six people have been recruited to focus sales initially in the Beijing area.

The Japanese operation, based in Nagoya, is described as a center of excellence for Asia and is focusing on production machining of more complex components.

Both sites are currently partnerships but will become fully owned by Pathtrace later this year.

Automation technology

Reko Automation & Machine Tool has signed a systems integrator agreement with ABB Inc. ABB is a market leader in automation technology, with over 100,000 robots placed in industry. Reko Automation & Machine Tool is one of five operating divisions of The Reko International Group, a global organization offering advanced manufacturing solutions, including injection/compression and foam molds, hydroforming robotic material handling, laser cutting systems and dies, assembly and test systems, robotic/machine vision systems, stamping dies, robotic press automation, machine tending, and fixtures and gages.

manufacture plastic molds for the robot project can save cost,

“As a robotic systems integrator, many of our existing and potential customers request that we quote on a specific robot that they have standardized on,” says Roger Awad, president of Reko Automation & Machine Tool. “Since ABB is requested over and over, it only makes sense that we partner with a robot manufacturer that wants to work with integrators and also has end users that are satisfied with their products and service. ABB will greatly enhance our robotic efforts.”

Says ABB vice president Stefan Nilsson: “We look forward to working with Reko Automation, because they provide robotic manufacturing solutions that help their customers automate a variety of processes. These automation solutions, including machine tending, material handling, inspection and RTV dispensing that Reko Automation has successfully installed, work well with the broad range of robots that ABB has developed.”

United Grinding Technologies Announces Plans to Buy Ewag USA

At IMTS, the huge manufacturing trade fair held September 4–11 in Chicago, United Grinding Technologies (UGT) announced that it will acquire Ewag USA of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, and merge its operations into UGT. The merger is scheduled to be complete by January 1, 2003.

Ewag USA was founded in 1946 and now makes tool grinding machines and tool grinding centers for the production of rotary tools and high-quality indexable inserts of tungsten carbide, PCD and PCBN. Ewag will be a UGT product division specializing in tool and cutter grinding machines.

The company’s headquarters will continue to be in UGT’s facility at Miamisburg, Ohio

The Molding Company

Plastic Mold China & Co. KG, which specializes in inspection and measuring technology, will show off two new state-of-the-art tooling systems at an open house to be held at Zoller’s parent company in Freiberg/Neckar, Germany, October 22–25, and then at Zoller North in Hanover, Germany, November 12–15.

The Redomatic (top photo)consists of a Zoller Venturion/Saturn 2 device equipped with automatic longitudinal stop, tool turret and water cooling. Tools are shrunk within an accuracy of ± 0.01 mm.

The Redomatic Auto (bottom), a fully automatic shrinking, presetting, measuring, and cooling centre, could be the first system able to shrink, preset, measure, and cool 16 tools within 30 minutes. This is performed without intervention of an operator.

Zoller will also show off products for tool balancing in addition to its entire product line ranging from presetting and measuring technology to the universal measuring machine, Genius 3.

New Chicago-Area Program
Focuses on Business Planning

A new course called The Certificate in Strategic Management will help manufacturers in the Chicago, Illinois, USA area compete in the global marketplace. The accredited program is a strategic partnership between the Illinois Institute of Technology, the mold company & Manufacturing Association, and LBL Strategies.

The program begins in January 2003 and will be offered at the TMA Training Center in Park Ridge, Illinois, and also on site at a local company. The central theme of the program is to help manufacturers focus, make better business decisions, and grow. Participants will also conduct research and help assemble the information business needs to refine their business strategies.

Bar Stool Moulds

Many concerning the grownup men and ladies choose to possess the bar at home. But loads of space needs to acquire sacrificed for this. Once the home is relatively huge then it will not come going to be considered a problem. When each of the furnishings is made the decision then the turn arrives to the Bar Stool Moulds. Best suited after a stressful evening a relatively small cup of beer may nicely soothe. Some choose to stay in your own home to relieve the stress. So once the Bar Stool Moulds are selected they need to acquire careful. This small area concerning the bar can be to acquire decorated to game the surroundings. The lights, stools and relatively several other small factors need to acquire concentrated to game the option concerning the grownup men and ladies who will use it.

Stool Moulds
Stool Moulds

There are relatively several products present inside the Bar Stool Moulds. There is leather, metal and wooden also. The Bar Stool Moulds are comparatively of the bigger height. The products utilized should game using the decor inside the room. This could give a brilliant ambience as well as a visual element to the room. It is consistently preferred to take advantage of the stools which could tolerate the liquids. If some delicate substance is utilized then it is relatively challenging to clean up the mess if one thing spills out. The stools may nicely be relatively plain and backless. But some stools could have back again to help he individual getting sitting on it. The colors as well as the styles are relatively decent in these stools as they are able to be us only for decoration.

The  are for the most part height adjustable type. The individual getting sitting on these stools may nicely be tall or short. To create the table reachable to the proper dimension these adjustments is relatively necessary. These Bar Stool Moulds will help the grownup men and ladies to sit within of just one corner to appreciate their beverages and snacks. The quantity of Bar Stool Moulds needed as well as the design and design is particular choice. Each and every individual getting has their individual option in designs. The dimension concerning the measurement concerning the stools is taken. This could help the individual getting to select what sort of stool and what measurement needs to acquire taken. Some bars may nicely be near to the swimming pool side. Then the products concerning the stool need to acquire decided.

Plastic Mold Maker

Plastic Mold Maker

SINCERE TECH is one of the premium brands dealing in manufacturing of plastic based products like plastic molds, plastic molded parts. Being a prime producer of plastic injection mold and parts, we owe a great deal of contribution as a plastic mold maker in the CNC industries across the country. We are covering a huge market segment in China and abroad. SINCERE TECH is located in DongGuan City, China and is a renowned name for more than a decade. The company is stretched on 5, 000 square meters building that includes office, design, manufacturing, and molding and quality control areas.

SINCERE TECH has a workforce of 65 experienced workers and a variety of advanced equipment; we offer quality plastic molds, molded parts, die casting parts and machined parts with competitive prices and a ballistic quality. We solely distribute a major chunk of turned CNC parts to machined part suppliers of China and now at international level too.

plastic mold maker
plastic mold maker

SINCERE TECH has the reputation of making orders according to the customer’s needs and customization. We at SINCERE TECH take the pride of making simple CNC machining components to complex multi-cavity high production plastic molding. SINCERE TECH is here to provide the technical solutions and service required to make your project a success. As a precision turned parts manufacturer, our products are highly calibrated and precise to the nearest millimeter, hence offering precision beyond the highest quality measures.

SINCERE TECH provides warranty with the products to our beloved customers because here at SINCERE TECH we believe that customer satisfaction is the most important aspect of doing business in today’s world.

Our reputation for competence has been accomplished by listening to the requirements of our customers. Each and every person who is willing to buy our products is important for us and we do not compromise on the factor of customer satisfaction and always try our utmost to increase customer satisfaction towards our company and our manufactured products. Whatever your inquires may be, from simple CNC machining component to complex multi-cavity high production mold, SINCERE TECH are here to provide the technical expertise and service required to make your tooling project a success.

We not only manufacture CNC machining parts but also deal in all kinds of automotive related products such as tail lights and other plastic car related products. Our client’s lists of automobiles are Honda, Toyota, Nissan and many other plastic molds and plastic molding parts. And also we offer custom created turned parts as per buyer requirements. If you ever wonder how the axles and wheel assembly works with so much complexities, then you can understand the big role played by the machined and turned parts that help them achieve this functionality.

Providing high quality products to all the industrial buyers is our priority and we focus to give them maximum level satisfaction in terms of product quality and performance. In all cases our work comes with a warranty. Every tooling project comes with a commitment to our quality and service we never compromise on the factor of high quality material products and always produce extreme quality material based products for our valuable customers.

Turned Parts & Machining Parts Market

Turned parts and machining parts are greatly utilized in the industrial production of other more intricate machines, these turned parts are used to connect different parts of machine offering mobility and rotation capability as they are molded just to do that. Machined parts or turned parts both are of same nature in fact they are known with these two different names. Mining and drilling machines comprise of these machined parts and thus the mining and drilling sector has great demand of such parts. Mining machines producer are one of our great prospects. If you are one of those mining machines manufacturer feel free to contact us as our precision turned parts can be a great addition to your mining machines armory. We are also looking for machined parts and turned parts suppliers and distributors, if you belong to United States and Canada and dealing in turned parts or machined parts distribution, contact us and become our dealer.

SINCERE TECH continues to work hard to ensure our customers receive the highest quality plastic molds and parts. We are constantly working together to continually meet or exceed customer requirements, thus maintaining our name in the market as top machining parts manufacturer.