This heavy duty lathe features an 18 diameter chuck x 78″ turning length. Max. turning diameter is 27″. It has an 1800 rpm spindle, 12 tool turret and 50 hp motor. Box way construction for high rigidity and heavy duty cutting. We have been using this machine tool for full time since installation and it is really doing a good job. Thank you to Selway Machine Tool company!
imX Interactive Manufacturing Show in Las Vegas, NV
Rodney and Cayse Babcock attended the imX show in Las Vegas from Sept. 12-14. This show was a unique event to mix interactive learning with experiencing the latest in technical innovation. The show was sponsored by SME (Society for Manufacturing Engineers), and AMTDA (American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association), along with key machine tool suppliers and cutting tool companies. The attendees were invited by the exhibitors. This limits the number of people attending, and improved the interactive experience. We were able to get all the latest information on cutting tools and machine tools without wading through crowds of people. Excellent event!
Next Intent AS9100:2004 Certification
Next Intent is now certified by NSF International Strategic Registrations for Design & Development. Thanks very much to Paul Tamulonis and the entire Next Intent team for their hard work on this certification.
Click here for the Certification: AS9100-2004 cert 24 Aug 2011
Certification and New Machines
Next Intent ISO 9001:2008 Certification
Next Intent is now certified by NSF International Strategic Registrations for Design & Development. Thank very much to Paul Tamulonis and John Wildharber for their hard work on this certification.
Click here for the new ISO 9001:2008 Certification: NSF ISO_9001_2008 Certificate no exclusions
Wenzel is a German, family owned manufacturer of CMM’s. They have delivered over 5,000 Coordinate Measuring Machines worldwide. They are highly accurate machines, with all major axes constructed of granite for identical thermal reaction and long term stability. The new LH series CMM is accurate within 1.9 Microns, and includes the Renishaw PH10M Automatic Indexable Probe Head, and the SP25 Scanning Probe Kit.
Check out their website: http://www.wenzelcmm.com/domain/wenzelcmm/
This additional CMM will add to Next Intent’s capabilities and increase the throughput of our world class Quality Assurance Dept.
Brown & Sharpe Optiv CMM
OPTIV is a multi-sensor measuring system where the primary sensor is video. Optiv systems combine the power of vision, laser and touch probe inspection in one versatile system. Ideal for measurement of wire EDM flexures and small parts. Optiv is working great. Thank you to Hexagon Metrology for the great training.
Next Intent also added another OKK VP400, acquired through The Machine Group (http://www.tmgwest.com/). This is our 3rd OKK VP400. Thanks very much to Mark Luoni for finding this machine for Next Intent. Next Intent now has 6 OKK Vertical Machining Centers, all with 4th axis capability and thru spindle coolant. Super accurate, super rigid, super reliable.
Volumill added to GibbsCam
VoluMill™ within GibbsCAM offers expanded milling solutions for cutting methods that maximize material removal rates by building toolpaths that optimally control tool cutting factors. The process automatically takes into account the best option for milling pockets, including the speed of a tool plunging into the material and material removal rates. Variation in tool load is smoothed, allowing the machine to use much higher speeds and feeds.
Rodney L. Babcock