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BETTER PRODUCTION MMS SEPTEMBER 2018 122 mmsonline.com TOOLING FOR MILLING Pursuing Aerospace Quality Certification OCD currently has seven machines in its 5,000-square-foot shop, including three milling machines and four lathes. As production continues to expand, they have been planning a move into a 24,000-square-foot facility. Additional machines that have already been purchased for this expansion include a Mazak VC-500 AM hybrid multitasking machine. The VC-500 AM combines full five-axis capability and additive technology, which the shop hopes will reduce time to market and cut R&D costs. Like all of OCD's 40-taper machining centers, the VC-500 AM machining center will be using JMPP's high-torque retention knobs. The company also is moving heavily into the aerospace market and expects to complete its AS9100 certification soon. The quality-man- agement standard is important for aerospace manufacturers and sup- pliers, which require compliance to AS9100 as a condition of doing business. The pursuit of more aerospace work is one reason why the shop relies on the accuracy promoted by the reten- tion knobs. "We will often machine exotic alloys and harder metals like titanium and stainless steel. We won't skimp out on tooling or work- holding," Mitch Olson says. | JM Performance Products Inc. | 800-322-7750 jmperformanceproducts.com This is one of the high-torque retention knobs that is offered by JMPP and used in all of Olson's 40-taper machines. The knobs are designed to overcome a design flaw that JMPP says is inherent in V-flange tooling: a slight bulge at the small end of the toolholder that keeps it from making full contact with the taper of the spindle. The knobs are said to increase surface contact by 70 percent, mitigating milling problems like vibration and chatter to improve tolerances, repeatability, surface finish, tool life and spindle wear, among others. See ZEISS quality solutions at IMTS Being sure. Whether in the lab, the measuring room or in production, to ensure efficient and reliable quality assurance processes, more than just inspection systems are needed. You need the peace of mind that comes with having an experienced partner by your side—now and in the future. Register for a learning session and a chance to win ZEISS gear! Visit the ZEISS booths – East Building, 135502 & 135655 (ZEISS X-Ray Solutions). www.zeiss.com/imts-2018 1-800-327-9735 Your Quality Network Being sure.

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