The push type F201 Cartridge replaces the Tornos F20-201 collet in CNC spindles, enabling
Masa Tool Inc.
IMTS 2018 Booth #432232
Compact horizontal machining center
The Mycenter-HX250iG compact horizontal machining center (HMC) offers accuracy, improved tool life with efficient chip handling, and increased productivity with automation capabilities. It provides reduced setup for small, detailed, highly accurate complex parts and ±0.000078" (2µm) positioning accuracy.
A 2-station automatic pallet changer (APC) is standard; a 10-station APC is available. The HMC features a 15,000rpm, dual-contact spindle with a 30,000rpm HSK-E40 spindle available.
Kitamura Machinery of USA Inc.
IMTS 2018 Booth #339148
Adaptive post-processing creates an integrated environment for independent steps of post-processing, tool path optimization, and G-code simulation, saving up to 35% in NC programming and machine cycle time.
All steps can be executed simultaneously, supporting automatic tool path corrections and eliminating errors that often arise in traditional, serial
Adaptive post-processing allows programmers to design tool paths regardless of the machine producing it, eliminating reprogramming when switching machines.
ICAM Technologies Corp.
IMTS 2018 Booth #133217
HBE Dynamic series bandsaws offer affordability, versatility, and efficiency. Cutting capabilities range from 10.2" to 42", and blade sizes from 1.25" to 2.625". Saws can be configured to support applications with bundle clamping, extended feeding grippers, and other options.
Vibration-damping grey cast iron provides solid, durable construction. The line’s
Behringer Saws Inc.
IMTS 2018 Booth #236844
Topic Track: Alternative
Session Topic: Metal Additive Manufacturing Myths: The Truth About Powder Reuse and Its Effect on Mechanical Properties
There is a preconceived notion within the manufacturing industry that powder reuse and recycling for direct metal laser melting (DMLM) negatively impacts material properties and leads to inferior parts. Engineers, skeptical about material recycling, often specify a maximum powder age and require additive manufacturing (AM) providers to discard all old powder. In reality, reusing and recycling powder with the proper controls not only has no effect on mechanical properties, it enables DMLM to be a more efficient and economical AM process. Stratasys Direct Manufacturing supported this theory through two separate 8-month long studies conducted in parallel to serial production. The first study focused on feedstock properties and the resulting room-and elevated-temperature tensile results of IN625. The second study focused on the chemical composition and room temperature tensile properties of Cobalt Chrome. The second also focused on the powder properties and room-temperature tensile properties of IN625. The mission to control, track, and develop the additive metals production process has led to increased confidence in DMLM. In this session, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing will present the results from their studies and explain what proper powder reuse and recycling control could mean for AM.
In 2014, global 3D printing company Stratasys combined established service providers Solid Concepts, RedEye, and Harvest Technologies to form Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. Together, we became the innovative leader of 3D printing and advanced manufacturing services.
Throughout our combined three decades of industry experience, we’ve honed our engineering and manufacturing expertise across a range of additive and conventional technologies. As true pioneers in 3D printing, we have developed processes and materials that optimize and enhance what can be achieved in manufacturing.
We leverage seven manufacturing locations and the largest capacity in North America to ensure every customer’s project is a success. Serving tens of thousands of customers at all stages of product development, we make it easier for businesses to bring quality products to market faster.
IMTS 2018 Booth #431600
The EVC 80 main
With lower amperage, EVC 80 can be the main power contactor in a hybrid-electric vehicle from the battery to the car, or an auxiliary unit contactor in a
Designed for OEM bus electrical center applications (BECs), this plug-in contactor is non-polarity sensitive, providing ease of installation for coil power. A shielded outer core offers enhanced electromagnetic compatibility capabilities.
Electric air conditioning compressor
Electric compressors for automotive air conditioners have been certified compliant with Automotive Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination (SPICE) Version 3 (Level 3) standards – informal regulations set for the in-vehicle software development processes formulated by European car manufacturers. Certification was provided by DNV GL, a third-party certifying body based in Norway.
Automotive SPICE Ver. 3 verifies Level 3 compliance for 17 processes, including project management, software requirement analysis, software architecture design, software integration and integration testing, software competency testing, and quality assurance.
MHI Thermal Systems
Commercial vehicle piston ring
A piston ring for commercial vehicle diesel engines enhances gas sealing capability by stabilizing ring dynamic motion and homogenizing oil film. The running surface profile of eLine rings, used in the 2nd groove, distributes oil more evenly around the cylinder bores and modifies the running face area for reduced gas pressure force. This enhances engine efficiency, increases robustness, and lowers emissions. Bench tests with eLine in different diesel engines have reduced blow-by up to 20%, which converts directly into increased mean effective pressure or decreased fuel consumption.
Rings used in the 2nd groove of commercial vehicle engines typically feature a tapered running face profile that can fail to produce a homogenous oil film. The relatively large running face area can cause radial ring instability when
General Motors and the SoftBank Vision Fund will invest $3.35 billion in GM Cruise Holdings LLC (GM Cruise), the autonomous driving division that GM started in 2016 with the purchase of Cruise Automation. SoftBank plans to invest $2.25 billion in the venture with GM offering the remaining $1.1 billion.
“Our Cruise and GM teams together have made tremendous progress over the last two years,” says GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “Teaming up with SoftBank adds an additional strong partner as we pursue our vision of zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion.”
“GM has made significant progress toward realizing the dream of completely automated driving to dramatically reduce fatalities, emissions, and congestion,” says Michael Ronen, managing partner, SoftBank Investment Advisers. “The GM Cruise approach of a fully integrated hardware and software stack gives it a unique competitive advantage.”
The SoftBank Vision Fund investment will be made in two tranches. At the closing of the transaction, the Vision Fund will invest the first tranche of $900 million. At the time that Cruise AVs are ready for commercial deployment, the Vision Fund will complete the second tranche of $1.35 billion, subject to regulatory approval. The SoftBank Vision Fund will own a 19.6% equity stake in GM Cruise and afford GM increased flexibility in capital allocation. www.gm.com; www.softbank-ia.com
Optis for autonomous driving simulation software
Simulation software giant Ansys has expanded its autonomous driving options with the purchase of
“More than 90% of