A group from Smiths Machine held meetings with colleagues from their major machine provider, DMG/MORI SEIKI, during the high-tech manufacturer’s Innovation Days earlier this month. CCO Tim Smith, Engineering Manager Gerhard Hetzler, and CNC Specialist Jason Nichols held one-on-one meetings and took part in demonstrations of emerging technologies in turning and milling, ultra-high speed precision [...]
Smiths Machine recently purchased multiple seats of Siemens NX 8.5. After multiple demonstrations at the 2012 IMTS show, the Engineering team at Smiths Machine decided that NX was the right fit for the company’s needs.
Smiths Machine has added advanced grinding technology to its array of state-of-the-art machines. The ELB-America BD 10 STC Grinder offers both manual grinding as well as fully automated grinding cycles for mass production. The BD 10 STC features automatic sequence control for roughing, finishing and sparking out. It allows for multiple plunge cuts, surface grinding [...]
Smiths Machine is currently installing a new DMG HSC75 five-axis high speed cutting machine at its newly renovated Plant #1. The highly sophisticated machine will allow Smiths to service additional high tech markets and represents a significant expansion of its high-tech machining capability. Smiths Vice President Tim Smith said the HSC75 is renown throughout the [...]
While manufacturing a key component for the Army’s CROWS II remotely operated weapons system, Smiths Machine found itself in need of a grooving tool that would meet several important criteria. It found what it was looking for, and more, with PH Horn. Smiths Machine’s Robert Taber explains: “We were running a slower tool that didn’t [...]
Keith Schaffert, Group Leader for Smiths Machine, has worked with a lot of CMM equipment during his career, and found most of them to be “pretty good.” But when it came time recently to add a fourth CMM to Smiths in-house stable, there was no question in Schaffert’s mind which one it should be. “When [...]
A new 5-axis milling machine (shown here) has joined the lineup at Smiths Machine. Vice President Tim Smith said the DMG 100U duoBLOCK was added to support customer demand. “This investment in an additional 5-axis equipment represents an expansion of our capabilities and capacity. It also further represents our commitment to the latest, best technology [...]