Cryogenic deflashing with fine blast media is available from Nitrofreeze® Cryogenic Solutions, Worcester, MA Nitrofreeze cryogenic deflashing is an automated, computer-controlled batch process that can remove flash from tens to thousands of molded liquid silicone rubber (LSR) parts all at the same time. During cryogenic flashing, batches of molded parts are cooled below LSR’s glass transition temperature (Tg) so that the flash becomes hard, brittle, and easy to remove. The parts are then blasted with a specified cryogenic-grade polycarbonate media that comes in different diameters to finish part features without impacting critical surface tolerances or altering part geometry. This process is especially efficient at removing flash from cross-holes, blind holes, and other geometries that are hard to reach with hand tools.
Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals, Inc., North Haven, CT, has upgraded its processing capabilities by installing a new cut-to-length line in its Illinois facility. The metal service center can now cut wider widths and lighter gauges than previously available. The center can now uncoil, shear, and auto-stack sheet with widths up to 30 in. and gauges as light as 0.004. Alloy products available to be processed include stainless steel, aluminum, electrical steel, and more.
Cartesian gantry systems from Festo, Islandia, NY, enable manufacturers to reduce engineering and procurement overhead while speeding time to market. Using a free online productivity tool, manufacturers specify the EXCM in as little as 20 minutes. At the end of the design session, engineers can download 2D and 3D CAD files of the unit, learn the ship date, and receive a quote. With the CAD files in hand, machine design proceeds while the EXCM ready-to-assemble kit is being prepared for shipment.
A modular form-fill-seal machine for the medical and pharmaceutical markets is available from Kiefel Technologies, Freilassing, Germany. Up to 6,000 infusion, parenteral nutrition, or dialysis bags can be formed, filled, and sealed fully automatically per hour on the system. The SOLUTIONPERFORMER KFS system is available in various formats, from a compact basic version for standard applications to individually configurable solutions. The design of the bags can be customized from 50 to 6000 ml.