PM News: Companies Colaborate To Enhance Machines

Gibbs and Associates (Moorpark, California) has completed developing 54 post processors for the entire NT product line, an advanced series of mill-turn machining centers by Mori Seiki (Rolling Meadows, Illinois).

Companies Colaborate To Enhance Machines
Gibbs and Associates (Moorpark, California) has completed developing 54 post processors for the entire NT product line, an advanced series of mill-turn machining centers by Mori Seiki (Rolling Meadows, Illinois). The post-processor development cycle was reduced as a result of the collaboration agreement for the purpose of improving GibbsCAM’s support of Mori Seiki’s machine tools, starting with accurate post processors.

“Accurate post processors still are the Achilles tendons of today’s advanced machine tools,” explains Rob Weinstein, Gibb’s senior vice president of sales and Mori Seiki account manager. “This is even more the case when dealing with advanced machine tool designs for multitask machining, which introduce a considerable number of add-on options and configurability. Working with Mori Seiki, we were able to significantly reduce the time it took to develop the set of post processors for its NT series.” Contact Gibbs and Associates at (805) 523-0004.

On June 8 this year, the Leitz Metalworking Technology (LMT) Group (Cleveland, Ohio) celebrated the opening of its Automotive Support Center (ASC) for the North American automotive industry in Auburn Hills/Detroit, Michigan. The services provided by ASC have been tailored to the needs of the automotive and machine tool industry. In addition to technical support, ASC also offers solutions in the areas of service and tool management. A regrinding unit is also available for tool refurbishment and modifications. Contact LMT-Fete at www.lmtfete.com.

ONA Electro-Erosion, S.A. (Durango, Spain) opened its new North American facility, ONA EDM USA in Addison (Chicago), Illinois. The office will serve as a technical center for customers and dealers, which includes applications, service and parts departments. The showroom has both wire and sinker machines that will be used to perform customer demonstrations, test cuts and training. Contact ONA at (630) 268-1635.

MAG Industrial Automation Systems (Sterling Heights, Michigan) has aligned Cincinnati Machine, Giddings & Lewis Machine Tools and Cincinnati Automation & Test to work as a business segment serving the aerospace, construction equipment, oil field equipment, power generation and general machining markets. The combined business segment, known as Cincinnati Technologies, will broaden capabilities and expand the manufacturing solutions offered globally. “Bringing together the best-in-class product lines and diverse experience base of these three industry leaders through a common selling and marketing channel will provide customers more choices,” says Dan Janka, president of Cincinnati Technologies. Contact MAG at www.mag-ias.com.

The management system of Isimac Machine Company, Inc. (Blandon, Pennsylvania) has been certified to ISO 9001: 2000 by KEMA -Registered Quality, Inc. The registration applies to the company’s manufacturing facility, which manufactures miniature and medium-sized precision parts for the electronic, medical, aerospace, cryogenic and defense industries. Contact Isimac Machine Co. at (610) 926-6400.

Delcam (Birmingham, England) has acquired the U.S.-based company International Manufacturing Computer Services Inc. (IMCS) (Fort Washington, Pennsylvania), the developer of the PartMaker suite of CAM software. The acquisition further extends Delcam ’s family of machining software, as well as reinforcing the company’s position in the U.S. market. This latest expansion will follow a similar pattern to Delcam’s acquisition of FeatureCAM last year in that PartMaker and SwissCAM will continue as independent product lines, but will be marketed worldwide through Delcam’s network of more than 150 subsidiary and reseller offices in more than 60 countries. Contact PartMaker Inc. at (215) 643-5077.

THK America, Inc. (Schaumburg, Illinois) celebrated 25 years of business operations in North America on June 5 this year. The company has advanced American operations from three employees in 1981 to more than 500 employees in the Illinois sales and service headquarters and the Columbus, Ohio, manufacturing center. Contact THK America at www.thk.com.