Each 200- to 300-word abstract must be submitted by August 1, 2014 and should include a cover page with the title of the paper, author and/or speaker’s name, job title, company name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address of the primary contact person. Suggested topics include cleaning fundamentals, environmental issues, assessing cleaning quality, cleaning specifications, new cleaning processes, and new cleaning technologies.
All speakers must submit a presentation for inclusion in the conference proceedings by March 2, 2015.
Abstracts should be mailed, faxed or emailed to
Allison Miller, Conference Coordinator
Gardner Business Media Inc.
6915 Valley Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45244-3029
Okuma's VSST allows users to cut threads without chatter.
Eliminating harmonics, which can produce tool chatter or poor surface finish, is critical for maximizing CNC lathe productivity. Harmonic Spindle Speed Control (HSSC) and Variable Spindle Speed Threading (VSST) are functions built into Okuma’s Thinc-OSP CNC control that are harmonics problem solvers. HSSC and VSST are particularly useful when machining parts with high L/D ratios, thin-walled parts or thin-walled parts with threads.
Avoiding scrap caused by harmonic-induced vibration can be a challenge using conventional solutions. HSSC and VSST functions on an Okuma CNC lathe make it easier to achieve consistent surface finishes on parts, the company says.
Okuma’s HSSC and VSST is described in the company’s white paper.
Mitutoyo America’s newest M3 Solution Center in Houston, Texas.
Measurement and inspection provider, Mitutoyo America, has opened its ninth technical center in Houston, Texas. The company calls these centers M3 (M cubed) as a nod to Rene Descartes’ influence on mathematics through his Cartesian coordinate system, which we still use today to identify a point in space as a set of numbers. It’s very handy for machine tools.
The new center is located within minutes of Houston’s George Bush International airport. According to the company, customers can schedule appointments for product demonstrations and acquire technical assistance for measuring solutions for challenging applications.
An open house is scheduled for July 16 and 17 for visitors to stop by and check out the new facility. Festivities include tours of the 8,000-square-foot center, refreshments, raffles and live product demonstration from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. To RSVP, call Donna Boothe at 281-217-1864 or email her.
Production Machining’s July Digital Edition is now available. This issue features emphasis topics of Machining Centers and Systems & Software. This month’s cover story examines a shop that is using some creative workholding solutions to substantially increase production on their machining centers. Our other feature takes a look at how shop management software is helping a toolmaker grow through streamlined operations and increased profit margins.
Turn to our Tech Brief section for information about a single-pass honing process that sizes and finishes a bore with a series of progressively larger superabrasive tools adjusted to a preset diameter. We also present an expandable, scalable automation system designed to more easily work into a shop’s future needs.
Our Case in Point section visits a shop that made the shift to CAM as its increasingly complex parts required it.