The Ace Micromatic Gemini XL Twin Spindle, combined with fast linear guideways and traverse rates of 1,968ipm (50m/min), makes the Gemini XL series suitable for industries with high-volume production.

Another machine in the production series line is the MCV450XL vertical machining center, equipped with an integrated rotary pallet changer with factory integrated overhead hydraulics, a 12,000rpm direct drive spindle, and Fanuc fine mold package with 400 block look-ahead. Linear pallet changers are available as an option.

A third machine, the DTC-400 XL high-speed drill tap machining center, is compact with high-speed spindle options, up to 24 tools, and rapid feed rates up to 2,362ipm (60m/min).

JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corp.

Quality management software

Inspection Manager (IM) Version 5.0, designed and built as a database (MS SQL) driven software, is an integrated set of applications encompassing quality management modules. IM creates inspection plans, ballooned PDFs, consolidates results, and generates reports to AS9102, Medical Industry Standards, AIAG/PPAP, and other standard or custom forms. Version 5.0 features enhanced support for metric dimensions, ISO, BSI, and ASME metrology standards.

One-Click OCR GD&T extraction and ballooning from 2D drawings, PDFs, TIFF, or other image files includes support for surface finish and welding symbols, saving hours (sometimes days) in the initial phase of inspection planning. Streamlining various modules and systems integration, it maximizes automation and efficiencies to meet current and future measurement and inspection quality requirements.

Enhanced job lifecycle management provides greater workflow support, managing jobs and batch records as they move along process stages. An upgraded database addresses installation scenarios, including external MS SQL server locations and advanced database administrator (DBA) settings. Version 5.0 of IM software is compatible across multiple locations, departments, and teams, providing access control permissions at desired levels of authorization.

High QA Inc.

Biocompatible, medical device grade adhesives

MED line products – MED-OG198-55 and MED-730-110 – have properties that address critical design challenges and are the latest addition to the line of medical-grade adhesives having undergone ISO 10993-5 cytotoxicity testing.

MED-OG198-55 is a special cationic-based, translucent, highly thixotropic gel with significant ultraviolet (UV) shadow curing capabilities and enhanced performance when thermally post cured. Useful in microfluidic designs, where its thixotropic nature prevents flow to specified areas, it’s also used in staking electrical and optical components, reinforcement, feed through, and sealing selected areas in drug delivery products.

MED-730-110 easy to use structural adhesive (1:1 mix ratio, dual cartridge packaging), has low or room temperature curing capability, and adheres to plastics, catheter tubing, and many difficult-to-bond materials, especially PEBAX.

Epoxy Technology Inc.

The HB400 benchtop optical comparator has expanded horizontal X-axis travel to 16" (400mm) for measuring larger parts. Available with optical edge detection, the HB400 benchtop model offers a 16" (400mm) diameter viewing screen, 6" (150mm) Y-vertical travel, 2" (50mm) focus travel, and 110 lb (49.9kg) workstage load capacity.

The single bayonet-style lens mounting system accepts a choice of six fixed interchangeable lenses, as well as OV2 Zoom or TOV2 fixed telecentric magnification video camera systems. The HB400 is available with MetLogix M1 tablet, M2 or M3 measuring software (when using OV2 and TOV2) PC, or digital readout systems.

The L.S. Starrett Co.