Exhibitor New Product Presentations
Hear SOUTH-TEC exhibitors present their latest product or technology in the Theater on the show floor. These presentations highlight new products launched at SOUTH-TEC 2013 or in the twelve months leading up to the event. Each presentation will be concise and provide information on how their product solves a problem, improves a process or saves money.
Tuesday, October 29
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
3D Sync – 3D CAD Editing Software
Chris Cook and Cecil Pruitt, Spatial Integrated Systems
Product: 3D Sync
3D Sync is a 3D editing software that allows you to edit mechanical parts and assemblies from virtually any CAD system. If you are an engineer or designer, chances are you have imported 3D data that needs to be integrated into your design. Since most 3D CAD software packages don’t provide tools to edit foreign data, you are probably wasting valuable time re-creating parts or assemblies. 3D Sync will complement your existing CAD system, enabling you to re-use more foreign data from your suppliers and customers, and reduce design times and costs associated with remodeling or paying supplier change fees.
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cut Energy Consumption up to 50% With Atlas Copsco’s GA VSD+
Robert Eshelman, Atlas Copsco
Product: GA VSD+
Introduction of a ground breaking new compressor, setting a new industry standard in energy efficiency. The new compressor can cut energy consumption roughly by half compared to traditional fixed-speed compressors.
Wednesday, October 30
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Flexible Tooling System for Lathes and Multi-Task Machines
Anthony DeHart, WTO USA
Product: Quick Flex Tooling System
Industry is very interested in having as much flexibility as possible without sacrificing quality or performance. The new Quick Flex system provides that in addition to being very economical and easy to handle by today’s workforce. Fast and easy to change with Patent Pending locking system and one hand wrench configuration. Adaptors available for using taps, drills, solid end mills, Weldon shank tools, indexable face mills, all in the same basic axial or radial toolholder.
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
James Wakeford, Barefoot/Mastercam
Product: Mastercam X7 Mill-turn
Mastercam Mill-Turn makes machining on today's high-powered, multi-stream machining centers simpler and easier. It automates much of the complexity, letting you program parts faster and with less effort.
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Advantage of Precision Shot Peening
Ruthann Browning, Comco Inc.
Product: Precision Shot Peening
Shot peening has been around for hundreds of years and is not a new technology. Peening of metal increases the fatigue life of parts, allowing them to be made smaller and lighter. While a great deal of parts that are peened are still very large, like struts or landing gear on airplanes, there is a growing market of much smaller metal parts that benefit from peening, including gears, turbine blades, shafts, bone screws and hip implants. Comco's new shot peening equipment is unique in that it offers an efficient peening method that specifically addresses the needs of small part peening.
Our presentation will discuss very briefly Micro Abrasive applications; precision deburring, selective cleaning, surface texturing and controlled erosion and how that evolved to precision peening. For peening technology, we will present a technical overview of the process, what “precision” peening means and what type of application and process problems are solved.
1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Machine Most Materials with One Grade of Insert
Trent Moss, Techniks/Nexus-Lamina
Product: Nexus Lamina High Performance PVD Inserts
High Performance 3X the thickness of conventional PVD coating, a patented process and composition of the PVD coating along with Swiss quality manufacturing process provides technology with allows users to use one grade or insert for most materials.
This simplifies the process of choosing the correct insert every time. Set ups are simplified and inventory reductions and machine downtime are drastically reduced. All of this allows shops to maximize their machine time to be more profitable.