Topic Track: Plant Operations Session Topic: Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL) – Benefits and Lessons Learned for Production Implementation
The seven wastes are a fundamental part of lean manufacturing. Minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) is an environmentally and worker friendly means of reducing these wastes. MQL has been widely adopted in the automotive and aerospace industries with remarkable results. In automotive production it permits moving manufacturing cells closer together, reducing movement, and transporting waste. Additional benefits include reduced workforce exposure to mists, smaller cell footprints, reduced cycle times, lower variable costs, and reduced energy and water use. This can result in a 15% lifecycle cost reduction compared to conventional high-volume water-based coolant. Furthermore, inappropriate processing waste can be greatly reduced. One plant halved the energy needed to produce diesel engines and cut water requirements by 99.8%.
Many manufacturers could benefit from implementing MQL in their operation, but they often do not know where or how to start. This session will share experience and knowledge of what is needed to implement MQL in CNC machines:
MQL overview: Definition, advantages, types
Materials & operations: What does, doesn’t work
What Is Needed: Walk through the system explaining what is needed and what is desirable, from the applicator down through spindle and through the tool
Other process considerations
Air and chip handling
Unist has been manufacturing minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) solutions for metal cutting since 1957. The company provides solutions that save money in manufacturing processes by reducing the amount of fluids consumed. The consistent application of minimum quantities of fluid improves process efficiency, reduces waste, and is friendly to the environment.
Topic Track: Quality Session topic: Industry 4.0 and Model-Based
Enterprise for Quality Assurance – Inspection
Efficiencies, Design Inputs, and Manufacturing Outputs The Industry 4.0 roadmap helps us visualize the path toward a complete digital enterprise, as model-based enterprises (MBE) use today’s 3D CAD models to contain and provide rich content information to create, connect, and fully track relevant information for a part through its entire life cycle.
MBE can contain product and manufacturing information (PMI) including design intent, specifications, tolerances, toolpaths, and reporting standards. It provides interoperability, standardized methods and processes, and information efficiencies across design, supply chain, manufacturing, and quality assurance for a worldwide factory network.
This presentation will focus on one portion of this continuum – quality assurance, and its neighboring disciplines, and will explore the following:
What design intent information resides within a MBE CAD model that can promote quality assurance efficiency and correctness?
How can inspection machines use PMI and MBE for automatic programming to minimize machine downtime and maximize inspection throughput?
How can quality assurance output data improve, define, and control manufacturing methods?
How does quality assurance use data organization and standardized reporting methods in a model to provide results in an annotated and organized manner – usable in a common form by all disciplines in the product life cycle? Get these questions answered and begin to understand today’s best practices in quality assurance and cross-discipline part inspection methods.
OGP offers precision video and multi-sensor coordinate measuring systems for dimensional inspection, designed and manufactured at our corporate headquarters in Rochester, New York. We have more than 70 years of industry experience, making the products that fit a range of categories including; multi-sensor metrology, optical inspection, video measurement, laser scanning, and more.
Topic Track: Plant Operations Session Topic: Grow Your Company While Conserving Cash
Learn about the advantages of financing equipment including Section 179 Tax Deduction (or any other tax benefits for 2018). Become familiar with the reasons why companies use financing to acquire new equipment. Get an overview of the basic qualifications needed for financing.
Machinery Finance Resources (MFR) supports the manufacturing community with custom financing solutions for the acquisition of state-of-the-art machinery. Unlike traditional lenders, MFR has a thorough knowledge of the financial and business issues that U.S. manufacturers face daily. We speak your language!
MFR specializes in the financing of machine tools. Our customers work in precision manufacturing, woodworking, EDM, injection molding, stone cutting, and the glass fabrication business. We have financed close to $1 billion of new equipment purchases, representing more than 9,000 machines. Unlike most banks that maintain strict credit restrictions, we deal exclusively in equipment financing for manufacturers and have ample credit available. We offer a one-page application program for financing up to $500,000.
Backed by more than 75 years of experience, whether you’re a small job shop or a large corporation, we have the resources and knowledge to help your business develop and expand. When you work with MFR, you’re ensured a customized financing solution that meets your specific business needs.
in 3D Printing Process Chain Since the first pioneering companies have been able to shape metal powders by means of 3D printing or melting, more companies want to supplement their conventional production processes with additive methods. How quickly and comprehensively additive manufacturing (AM) of metal parts will be established depends, to a large extent, on the yield.
The 3D printing industry is far from guaranteeing the high reproducibility and reliability known from traditional manufacturing processes. AM has only a fraction of the combined know-how of conventional subtractive methods. Therefore, it requires a lot of investigation within every step of the process chain to enable optimal part printing. Gaining this process knowledge might take several years, but the number of iteration loops can be significantly reduced with detailed analysis of materials and processes. It takes significant experience combined with unique technology to allow for a deeper understanding and detailed monitoring of most process steps, such as material powder characterization, i. e., powder size, form, as well as distribution and compactness analysis, crystallographic analysis, build defects, internal and external surface analysis, internal and external dimensional analysis, and the influence of post-build treatments, such as heat treatment. Each step can have a significant impact on the overall yield, therefore, correlating information throughout the process significantly improves overall part performance and reduces optimal recipe development time.
Zeiss is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the optics and optoelectronics industries. The Industrial Metrology business group is a leader in CNC coordinate measuring machines and complete solutions for multidimensional metrology in the metrology lab and production. The Microscopy business group is the world’s only one-stop manufacturer of light, X-ray, and electron microscope systems with a portfolio that includes solutions for materials research and industry.
Topic Track: Process Innovations Session Topic: Ongoing Improvement with Indexable Drill Head Technology & Productivity Impact
Hole machining productivity can be significantly improved by adopting recent indexable drill head technology. The use of indexable head drills creates many benefits. In addition to increased productivity, fast indexing with high repeatability reduces operator variables which can result in more machine uptime and increased part throughput. Pat Cline, product manager for Iscar, a world leader in cutting tool innovation, shares the evolution of self-clamped indexable head drilling and the benefits of applying the most recent technology.
Iscar is about world-class manufacturing and application of cutting tools.
Iscar is about innovation and machining intelligently.
Iscar is about productivity.
Iscar helps you reduce the cycle time to produce your part, while increasing your current machine tool capacity and improving your profitability. Upon close working collaboration with industry, the people at Iscar have developed industry specific solutions to optimize productivity.
They understand the unique requirements of many industries and continually improve and introduce new ideas. Whether you are an automotive, aerospace, medical, die and mold, oil and gas equipment manufacturer, or a general machining subcontractor, Iscar has a solution to help you increase your throughput and resolve your machining challenges.
Iscar’s USA headquarters, located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas, houses its national distribution, customer service, and special tooling manufacturing centers. The technical center for seminars and demonstrations is also located on this campus where new product and specialty seminars are conducted.
Approximately 300 field-based application engineers and specialists are employed to assist in selecting and applying Iscar products. Many variables come into play when applying tooling, and officials at Iscar ensure that a high level of support is present to guarantee the best possible results.