Friday, June 29, 2012

sPINNer Stories: Bone Screw Deburring

A manufacturer of titanium bone drills and screws bought a sPINner to assist in the deburring of these precision parts. It was critical that no material be transferred to the part during processing. Also, the parts could not collide with each other during processing because any collision would damage the flutes of the drill.

The sPINner met this customer’s requirements. The sPINner uses a stainless steel pins (SUS-304). No material is transferred to the part during processing. Also, since all parts move in the sPINner at the same speed and direction, the parts do not damage each other from collisions.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

sPINner Stories: Credit Card Scanner parts

A manufacturer of credit card scanner parts makes small, intricate stampings out of 304 stainless steel. The stamping process left burrs on the bottom of the part. Due to the thickness of the part, about .015”, traditional methods such as tumbling often damaged the part by bending them.

The customer employed 20 full time workers to hand deburr each part. The results were inconsistencies, missed areas and very slow cycle times. At the right is a picture of the part. As you can see, because of the delicateness of this component part, manual deburring would be extremely difficult for even the nimblest of fingers.

During our testing of these parts, the entire production run of these parts was place a container and run through the sPINner for 2 minutes. 

The sPINner does not damage even the most delicate parts, so no parts were lost due to bending. Also, the cycle time of 2 minutes for the entire lot was drastically less that the many days it took with manual methods. Lastly, all the parts were fully deburred as the sPINner does not miss areas. All areas of the part are affected equally. This customer has purchased two sPINners to meet a growing production demand.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Challengers Award WINNER!

The purpose of the Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award® is to encourage and promote the development of innovative new technology in the field of woodworking machinery, supplies, and services for the furniture, kitchen cabinets, architectural woodwork, store fixture, upholstery, or specialty and general wood product industries.
TechniksUSA is very proud to be selected as a 2012 Challengers Award Finalist for our ATEMAG Extra Plus Aggregate Head. This head  features an oscillating cutting action that reduces the time it takes to cut a mortised lock pocket from 51 seconds to just 11 seconds. It eliminate door production bottlenecks and improves manufacturing quality with the amazing lock recess aggregate.
You can see it for yourself new aggregate router heads at IWF Booth 5239 August 22-25, 2012.
While you're there, don't forget to ask about our FREE COLLET SET with any aggregate head purchase. This is over a $400 value.
And remember to follow the @IWFAtlanta hashtag #IWFatlanta

On August 22, 2012 we where very honored to be named the Challengers Award WINNER for 2012 at The International Woodworking & Furniture Supply Fair, "IWF Atlanta 2012"

2012 IWF Challengers Award Winner: ATEMAG EXTRA Plus Aggregate Head