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GK公司庆祝成立60周年

发布时间:2020/10/27 21:50:57

振动设备制造商General Kinematics(GK)是总部位于伊利诺伊州水晶湖镇的美国铸造协会会员企业,于9月迎来了其60周年庆。GK感谢其员工、客户和社区一如既往的支持。

GK在公司发布的声明中称:“正是由于GK每位员工的智慧,公司才有了今天的发展。”

在创始人Albert Musschoot的孙子Tom Musschoot的带领下,GK的生产部门使用最新的材料切割、成型和焊接技术,现已发展成为一个220,000平方英尺的现代化制造工厂。GK还扩大了其全球制造业务,包括加拿大、中国、英国、德国、意大利、日本和泰国的外包合作伙伴。

General Kinematics Celebrates 60 Years of Innovation

Vibratory equipment maker General Kinematics (GK), an AFS Corporate Member based in Crystal Lake, Illinois, marked its 60th anniversary in September. GK thanks its employees, customers and community for their continued support.

In a company released statement, GK says, “It is the culmination of talent from every GK employee that has led General Kinematics to where it is today.”

Led by Tom Musschoot, the grandson of Founder Albert Musschoot, GK’s in-house manufacturing has grown to a 220,000-square foot modern fabrication facility, using the latest material cutting, forming, and welding technology. GK has also expanded its global manufacturing footprint to include outsourced fabrication partners in Canada, China, England, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Thailand.  

 

Signicast签订3D打印合作协议

制壳技术公司Signicast已与DDM公司签订了合作伙伴协议,用3D打印技术,便利且迅速的为精密铸造工艺提供陶瓷型壳。

DDM公司创始人兼首席执行官Suman Das博士说:“DDM非常荣幸能与Signicast携手进行现代化的精密铸造,同时为客户创造价值,使客户具备更快、生产复杂铸件的能力。这种合作关系极大地加速了DDM基于数字化铸造3D打印的陶瓷型壳产品向市场的推广。” 

DDM的LAMP(大幅面无掩模光聚合)陶瓷3D打印技术具备先进的功能(包括拓扑优化和生成设计),可通过3D打印的便捷性和更短的交货时间来实现复杂零部件的生产。Signicast公司具有广泛的材料选择,最先进的自动化技术以及可制造性专业知识的设计,双方表示,通过合作,客户可以预期在更短的时间内收到高质量的原型并检验其零件设计。

 “这是吸引Signicast客户的绝佳工艺,并为我们服务的所有市场提供了新的增长机会,”Signicast总裁Marc Riquelme说,“DDM的3D打印技术将巩固我们的核心产品,并扩大我们在增材制造领域的市场份额。”

Signicast和DDM之间的合作关系证明了精密铸造技术的进步,并为双方的客户带来了新的设计机遇。今后,Signicast希望除了原型生产之外,还可以将该技术应用于大规模生产。

Signicast Signs 3D Printing Partnership

Signicast, a Form Technologies company, has signed a partnership with DDM to offer the convenience and speed of ceramic 3D printing with the precision of investment casting.

 “DDM is extremely proud to join hands with Signicast to modernize investment casting while offering speed, complexity and value to customers. This partnership greatly accelerates the introduction of DDM’s ceramic 3D printing based Digital Foundry offering to the market,” said Dr. Suman Das, founder and CEO of DDM.

DDM’s LAMP (Large Area Maskless Photopolymerization) ceramic 3D printing technology brings advanced capabilities—including topology optimization and generative designs—for achieving complex components with the convenience and shorter lead times of 3D printing. Partnered with Signicast’s wide selection of material options, state-of-the-art automation technology, and design for manufacturability expertise, the companies say customers can expect to receive high-quality prototypes to validate their component designs in a fraction of the conventional time.

 “This is a great process to bring to Signicast customers and offers new growth opportunities to all the markets we serve,” said Marc Riquelme, president of Signicast. “DDM’s 3D printing technology will bolster our core offering and amplify our footprint in additive manufacturing.”

The partnership between Signicast and DDM is evidence of the advancements in precision casting technologies and opens up new design opportunities for both of their customers. Over time, Signicast expects to transition this technology for full-scale production runs in addition to prototyping.  

 

 

住友、木村铸造成立3D打印合资企业

住友商事株式会社(东京)对美国铸造协会会员企业木村铸造美国公司(KFA)进行投资,签订了协议,并将持有这个位于伊利诺伊州绍姆堡的使用3D打印技术生产原型铸件的制造商35%的股权。

住友商事株式会社长期从事木村铸造美国公司铸件的海外销售业务。住友商事表示,通过新的投资,其目标是在包括住友汽车零部件制造部门在内的各业务部门之间产生协同效应,同时还将其原型铸造业务扩展到建筑、农业机械、工业设备等客户。

两家公司表示,除了美国以外,他们还将在欧洲和亚洲进行业务拓展,以期支持全球相关行业的发展。

Sumitomo-Kimura Foundry Joint Venture Finalized for U.S. 3D Printing

Sumitomo Corp. (Tokyo) has entered an agreement to invest in AFS Corporate Member Kimura Foundry America (KFA) and will hold a 35% interest in the Schaumburg, IL-based manufacturer of prototype casting using 3D printing technology.

Sumitomo Corp. has long been engaged in the overseas sales of castings made by KFA. Through its new investment, Sumitomo says it aims to generate synergy effects between the businesses, including Sumitomo’s auto parts manufacturing unit, while also expanding the prototype casting business across its customer networks in construction and agricultural machinery, industrial equipment, and others.

In addition to the U.S., the companies say they’ll pursue business expansion in Europe and Asia, hoping to support the development of related industries around the world.

 

加大投资使阿达莱特的造型效率提高了50

作为对其铸造厂进行大规模投资的一部分,美国铸造协会会员企业阿达莱特,斯科特-菲茨公司(俄亥俄州克利夫兰)的子公司,于今年春天安装了DISA Matchplate(乔治亚州拉格兰奇)的24/28新型自动造型机,这是迪砂最新一代的造型机,也是此型号在美国的第一次安装。此外,该公司还安装了由Summit铸造设备公司(印第安纳州韦恩堡)定制的完整自动化取 模系统。

阿达莱特是一家拥有92年历史的防爆电气外壳和定制产品制造商, 为电气行业、石油和天然气行业以及大型OEM客户提供铝铸件。例如,阿达莱特(Adalet)的人身安全防护产品已在全球的工厂、石化厂、加油站和机场中使用。

 “公司以客户至上,以OEM制造商为导向,我们对质量要求很高,”阿达莱特总裁加里·魏森伯格(Gary Weisenburger)说,“因此,为了继续在美国生产我们的产品,并与其他外包公司或将产品外包生产的公司竞争,我们需要加大对铸造厂的投资,以生产出高质量的产品,同时拥有行业的最高效率。这就是我们将迪砂设备和Summit铸造设备结合起来所达到的效果。”

新的迪砂造型机取代了已使用34年的自动造型机,每小时可生产多达120个模具,大大提高了阿达莱特公司的生产效率和产品质量,同时降低了人工成本。设备升级还使许多手动成型的零件可以转换为自动成型。

“通过增大自动造型机的尺寸,我们可以减轻地面造型的工作量,这比我们在迪砂造型线上的加工速度要慢得多,”阿达莱特铸造厂经理克林特·赫斯说,“例如,生产其中一款高效率铸件,我们最多可以每小时在地面造型上得到两个铸件。现在,通过迪砂造型线,我们每小时可以获得100个模具。从每小时2个铸件到每小时100个是轻而易举可以实现的。

在做出最终的投资决定之前,阿达莱特公司花了两年时间研究设备、咨询并参观其他铸造厂。从3月中旬到5月中旬,这两台设备的安装用了7周时间,包括在铸造厂的水泥地面上挖两个大坑,并通过屋顶的一个孔降低了一些设备的高度。

 “我们要做的是满足客户需求并确保人员安全,”魏森伯格说,“我们对铸造厂的设备升级和基础设施投资,是我们在这方面迈出的一大步,并通过继续在美国生产自己的产品来掌握公司的命运。”

Capital Investments Beef up Adalets Molding Efficiency as much as 5,000%

As part of an extensive capital improvement of its foundry, AFS Corporate member Adalet, a Scott-Fetzer Company (Cleveland, Ohio) installed a new automatic DISA Matchplate (LaGrange, Georgia) 24/28 molding machine this spring, the latest generation of DISAs and the first of this size in the U.S.  In addition, the company added a complete automated mold handling system custom-built by Summit Foundry Equipment (Fort Wayne, Indiana).

Adalet is a 92-year-old manufacturer of explosion-proof electrical enclosures and custom products for the electrical industry, the oil and gas industry and large OEM customers whose products use aluminum castings.  Adalet’s human-safety products are used throughout the world in factories, petrochemical plants, gas stations and airports, for example.

 “We're very customer driven and OEM-manufacturer driven, and our expectations for quality are extremely high,” said Adalet President Gary Weisenburger. “So in order to continue making our product in the U.S. and outcompete other companies that are outsourcing and offshoring production of their products, we needed to step up and make a serious investment in our foundry that makes both a quality product and does so with the maximum efficiency available in industry. That's what we've accomplished with this combination of DISA and Summit Foundry Equipment machinery.”

Replacing a 34-year-old automatic molding machine, the new DISA unit is capable of producing up to 120 molds per hour, greatly increasing Adalet’s efficiency and quality while reducing labor cost at the same time.  The upgrade also enables many manually molded parts to be shifted to automatic molding.

“By increasing the size of our automatic molding machine, we were able to take some work off of our floor molding, which is much slower than what we can do on the DISA,” said Adalet Foundry Manager Clint Hess.  “With one of our high running castings, for example––we’d be lucky to get two castings an hour on floor molding. We can now run that same job on the DISA and get 100 molds an hour.  Going from two an hour to 100 an hour is a no-brainer.”

Adalet spent two years researching equipment, working with consultants and visiting other foundries before making its final investment selections. The seven-week installation process of both machines–from mid-March to mid-May–involved digging two massive new pits in the foundry’s concrete floor, and some equipment was lowered through a hole created in the roof.

 “What we're about is taking care of our customers and keeping people safe,” said Weisenburger. “This equipment and the infrastructure investment we made in our foundry is a huge step in our ability to do that even better than before––and to control our own destiny by continuing to make our own products right here in the United States.”