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CMM software; Yasda micro machining center; Metal additive manufacturing system; Slant-bed, auto-loading CNC lathes; Efficient work processes; Xpansion pins; Coolant recycling; Exchangeable head end mills; Abrasive waterjet system; Streamlining NC validation software; Advanced comparator video technology

July 6, 2016

CMM software

CMM-Manager 3.5 for Nikon’s iNexiv vision measuring equipment integrates vision measuring, autofocus laser scanning, rotary indexing, and touch probing to provide a true 3D multi-sensor system for inspecting physical products based on 3D CAD models.

By interfacing with the CAD model – an integrated part of measuring and inspection with the iNexiv video measurement systems – users can take programming and inspection offline, improving programming work, saving time, and bringing products to market faster.

With CMM-Manager 3.5, users import a range of 3D CAD models and can pick features to create automatic probe paths for vision and tactile measuring. Regardless of part complexity or geometry, parts are automatically aligned for the most efficient inspection and measuring. Simulations can be run and inspection results can be verified in real time.

Nikon Metrology

IMTS 2016 Booth #E-5060

Yasda micro machining center

The Yasda Micro Center YMC 430 Ver. II is for ultra-precise manufacturing and surface finishing on small, complex features. Linear motor-driven controlled axes and a rigid machine structure offer speed, precision, and surface quality. It is available with 3-axis or 5-axis capabilities. Linear positioning and circularity accuracy of <1µm (according to ISO 230-2 1997) is possible.

The 40,000rpm HSK-E32 spindle minimizes vibration and offers high reliability and repeatability in micro-milling applications. A symmetrical H-shaped column and a low-center-of-gravity structure provide high rigidity to the YMC 430 Ver. II.

The YMC 430 X-Y table has linear guideways and motor drive. Linear motor drives include optical scales that support and sustain sub-micron milling performance.

In the optional 5-axis micro-milling configuration, the YMC 430 is equipped with a motor-driven, direct-drive, high-precision tilting rotary table. This combination provides multi-face indexing and machining as well as simultaneous 5-axis machining without re-chucking. Applying the direct-drive motor to a tilted rotary axis creates backlash-free, high-speed, high-precision positioning.

Methods Machine Tools Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #S-9119

Metal additive manufacturing system

The SLM 280HL metal additive manufacturing system is a mid-range machine with a build envelope of 280mm x 280mm x 350mm featuring a bi-directional re-coater. Build times can be reduced by 30% by laying fresh powder on the build plate in both directions, as opposed to coating in one direction and then returning to a home position. Multiple laser configurations, including twin 400W or dual lasers of 400W and 1,000W, also increase build speeds compared to single laser options.

SLM Solutions

IMTS 2016 Booth #N-71

Slant-bed, auto-loading CNC lathes

The GT-27 SL 3-axis, gang-tooled, slant-bed is a 7.5hp, 6,000rpm, 5-C collet spindle machine with 13.5" of cross travel and a C-axis with driven tools. During IMTS 2016, the machine will be truncating an ID and OD thread and using a rotary broach as part of the machine demonstration.

Also on display will be the compact footprint ASL-100 Auto-Loading CNC lathe for processing of parts up to Ø2.3" with an automatic part load and unload station. A 6,000rpm, 15hp spindle with a 6" hydraulic chuck is standard. The machine is equipped with a 12-station tool turret and a driven-tool turret is available.

Ganesh Machinery

IMTS 2016 Booth #S-8045 & #S-8048

Efficient work processes

Smart Operation in the Sinumerik 840D sl CNC allows greater flexibility and speed, helping boost productivity. The feature encompasses job preparation, IT networking, improved usability with touch operation, and the use of mobile devices to perform monitoring and control functions. Smart Operation simplifies the integration of machines into the production process, does not require support by IT specialists, and can be implemented independently by machine operators.


IMTS 2016 Booth #E-4502

Xpansion pins

Modular XYZ Xpansion pins for tombstone, grid plate, and fixture plate applications provide accurate location, repeatability, and high holding forces for securing parts/components on the ID. Modular XYZ Xpansion pins are available in a threaded version for the most popular tombstones and grid-plates, internal rotary broach for simple install/removal, and a shorter press-fit in a variety of sizes.

Mitee-Bite Products

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-2413

Coolant recycling

The HydroFlow coolant recycling system maximizes use of water-miscible fluid – reducing fluid purchases and eliminating or lowering disposal expenses.

Coolant recycling systems include an appropriately sized dirty tank and clean tank, Eriez Automatic Proportioner Mixer for coolant make up and concentration control, and an oil removal device to clean coolant to less than 0.5% emulsified tramp oil and 2µm to 5µm microns of particulate matter.

Eriez Magnetics

IMTS 2016 Booth #N-6966

Exchangeable head end mills

The Phoenix PXM exchangeable head end mill series features cutting geometries and coatings for a variety of applications and materials. High acuracy and repeatability delivers radial runout of <0.0006" and axial repeatability of ±0.0012". The tool’s 2-face contact enables highly rigid clamping.


IMTS 2016 Booth #W-1779

Abrasive waterjet system

The MicroMax waterjet upgrades include accuracy enhancements and expanded accessory compatibility. The standard Omax Tilt-A-Jet cutting head offers greater precision and virtually zero taper with most materials. The machine’s linear traction drive system uses optical encoders to provide a positioning accuracy of <5µm. Protective bellows seal off all precision components inside the MicroMax, and rigid construction minimizes vibration, enhancing accuracy.

An optional catcher tank cooling package keeps water at a steady 72°F, preventing the work material from expanding or contracting during machining. The Omax Precision Optical Locator (POL) add-on accessory can locate existing points, edges, or holes in a pre-machined part for secondary machining operations or reverse engineering of a part where this is permissible. Also available is a rotary axis for full 6-axis machining.

The MicroMax is compatible with the Omax Variable Speed Solids Removal System (VS-SRS) for efficient removal of garnet from the waterjet catcher tank.

Omax Corp.

IMTS 2016 Booth #N-6228

Streamlining NC validation software

Vericut 8 CNC machine simulation, verification, and optimization software simulates CNC machining; including drilling and trimming of composite parts, water jet, riveting, robots, mill/turn, and parallel kinematics. Updates include a customizable ribbon bar that allows users to select the Vericut function to use. To ease the transition for existing users, a Vericut Classic setting organizes all of the menus and options where users previously found them.

Version 8 take further advantage of Machining Cloud metadata for integration with cutting tool suppliers and tool management systems. Vericut interfaces with tool management systems such as TDM Systems, Zoller, and WinTool for access to databases storing cutting tool information.


IMTS 2016 Booth #E-3346

Advanced comparator video technology

VidiProbe, available on CCP comparators, transforms a traditional comparator into an automated video measurement system by configuring a digital video camera inside the comparator’s optical system.

VidiProbe presents the comparator screen image on a video monitor, allowing automatic measurement of a variety of features, including surfaces. In addition to providing automation, VidiProbe’s digital zoom allows for higher magnification of small features without the need for extra lenses.

VidiProbe is a hybrid system for use as a shop-hardened, traditional comparator, or as an automatic vision system.

CCP (Certified Comparator Products)

IMTS 2016 Booth #E-5602