Make plans to catch one (or more) of the of nine different show floor product demonstrations offered during the Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS 2019), which runs April 2-4 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, Ohio. Each demonstration is scheduled to last 30 minutes and highlight specific equipment, services and ideas that can enable you to more effectively produce precision turned and machined parts in your shop.
April 2, 2019
- Automatic Drive Shaft Component: Booth 5013
Presented by Michael Huggett, national sales manager for Index USA.
Index will showcase this component to depict the potential of a multi-spindle lathe with two slides per station and backworking abilities. Produced from 16-mm barstock of free-cutting steel and machined every 6.2 secconds on the company’s MS16 six-spindle lathe, shops looking to produce medium to large quantities of small parts may find this presentation interesting.
- Reshoring Shaft Work to America Using Automation with Monitoring Capabilities: Booth 3026
Presented by Rick Bauer, vice president of Edge Technologies – automation division of Hydromat
Using a Patriot 551, Edge Technologies will load raw material into a CNC lathe. The unloader will retrieve all finished parts. The bar feeder will interact with the CNC lathe to manage the remaining material and make “batch part” production. All operations will be monitored remotely from an MTConnect application.
April 3, 2019
- When Swiss Isn’t the Answer: Game Changing Turning Platforms: Booth 6013 Presented by Greg Knight, vice president of sales and Phillip Judt, applications engineer at Production Turning Points
Absolute Machine Tools will present how parts created on multi and single-spindle screw machines and CNC Swiss-type lathes can be done better on B-axis mill/turn centers and multi-slide single-spindle machines.
- Innovative Technology on Display: Booth 6013
Presented by Brian Such, vice president of Marubeni Citizen’s Customer Support Group
Machine technology such as Low Frequency Vibration (LFV) machining and the L2000 laser machining and welding system will be presented and demonstrated. Marubeni Citizen says they will cover engineered accessories from the company’s R&D technologies group.
- New Technologies and Applications for Multispindles: Booth 1030
Presented by Olaf Tessarzyk, president of ZPS
How do you determine the need for a CAM or CNC multispindle machine in your shop? This presentation discusses how to determine the need for a CAM or CNC multispindle machine in your shop. Mr. Tessarzyk will go over the pros and cons of machining processes as they relate to some part examples.
- Unbeatable Productivity with NomuraSwiss: Booth 2012
Presented by Guy Metz, national product manager with NomuraSwiss
Learn about the hand-scraped dovetail slide concept, which is said to have improved parts quality and quick tool changes with its presetting device. NomuraSwiss will have four Swiss lathes in its booth, including its 10 mm five-axis, 20 mm six-axis, 32 mm with "B" axis and 38 mm five-axis models.
- Innovations in Engineering: Machines & Technologies for the Future: Booth 6016
Presented by Derek Briggs, Swiss product manager at Tsugami
Topics include the benefits and ease of use of oscillation cutting, MachineMetrics (IoT monitoring platform), SmartFlex guide bushing and quick-change tooling.
April 4, 2019
- Swiss Workholding: Booth 3013
Presented by Richard Schonher, product manager for Hardinge
- See Why the New Davenport Hybrid Is Right for Your Shop Now: Booth 7013
Presented by Sandro Belpanno, senior design engineer for Brinkman Products Inc.
Mr. Belpanno will discuss his shop’s experience with the Davenport hybrid, a five-spindle screw machine designed to improve production speed and CNC functionality. It is said to feature a robust chassis, quicker setup and easier operation to enhance process capabilities in tough-to-machine alloys.
Register for the show.
Also, check back for the most up-to-date information about in-booth demonstrations and learn more about 30-minute educational sessions in the Tech Talk Theater.