Manufacturing News of Note: May 2017
AME opens an engineering training department, Kapp Niles launches a new metrology business and more industry news.
The Ohio facility provides a three-month training environment for new employees and an intensive two-and-a-half-day seminar offering for end users and distributors.
Allied Machine & Engineering (AME) has opened its new engineering training department, which provides comprehensive, hands-on education programs for new employees, end users and distributors from around the world. The training department instructs new associates in the proper use and application of the company’s tooling in all phases of holemaking solutions in metal. Trainees participate in a three-month technical and hands-on training program focusing on how the tools work and where to apply them in various applications.
For end users and the distributors who support them, the company offers an intense two-and-a-half-day technical educational seminar (TES) featuring classroom and metalcutting demonstrations. These seminars, limited to groups of 15 to 30 attendees, are designed to keep participants abreast of the latest industry trends and the technology offered.
Here is more news to note:
- Kapp Niles Launches New Gear Metrology Division – The division is the product of the acquisition of R&P Metrology, whose employees and management have joined Kapp Niles.
- Sandvik Coromant Signs Strategic Research Agreement with Parc, a Xerox Company – The agreement gives Sandvik Coromant a stake in Silicon Valley research and development of automation capabilities for subtractive manufacturing.
- Methods Machine Tools Launches New Automation, Integration Center – The Charlotte, North Carolina, facility is slated to open this spring.
- TM Robotics Makes Distribution Partnership with ASG – The move is part of Toshiba Machine’s plans to double the number of distribution partners in 2017 over 2016.
Virtually every machine tool builder lists, as part of a machine's specification, accuracy and repeatability figures. What's generally not given is the method used to arrive at the figures. Though these methods are defined in linear positioning standards, not all builders use the same standards.
While countersunk and chamfered holes are similar in appearance, functionally they are quite different. Consequently, different gages exist to serve these different functional requirements.
Guidelines used to standardize the measuring process can provide a good basis for making gage decisions.