The Robert E. Morris Co. to Debut New Products and Simulate a Real-World Manufacturing Environment at the 2018 Smart Manufacturing Experience
(BOSTON, April 11, 2018) – The Robert E. Morris Company, one of the founding partners of the upcoming Smart Manufacturing Experience event, is planning an exciting and dynamic display on the exhibit floor at this inaugural event, taking place April 30 through May 2, at the Boston Convention Center. Co-sponsored by SME and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, the Smart Manufacturing Experience will provide attendees with practical solutions applying the latest advanced manufacturing technologies.
Show attendees are invited to visit work stations in booth #351 where The Robert E. Morris Company’s application engineers will recreate a real-world, smart manufacturing environment utilizing software from fellow exhibitors, MachineMetrics and Caron Engineering, to monitor networked Okuma and Tsugami machines in their booth and in the neighboring Tsugami/Rem Sales booth.
Several CNC machine tools from Okuma and Tsugami will be showcased at the event, including the new Okuma GENOS M460V-5AX 5-Axis vertical machining center. A full 5-axis simultaneous control and rigid, double column construction permit production of complex parts with speed and precision. In addition to cutting a complex, multifaceted demo part, the 5-axis machine will be programmed to surface-finish a prototype made on the Desktop Metal Studio System™, also slated for display in the booth.
Designed as an end-to-end solution, the office-friendly Studio System consists of three components: metal 3D printer, debinder and furnace. Unlike laser-based systems that selectively melt metal powder, the printer extrudes bound metal rods—similar to how a FDM printer works.
Booth visitors can expect to see a robotic loading/unloading system from Gosiger Automation interfacing with an Okuma LB3000 EX-II MYW Turning Center; the Tsugami M08SY Turning Center with Y-Axis and Gantry loading/unloading; an Okuma LT2000 EX twin spindle turning center, and the Tsugami VA2 high speed vertical machining center. High pressure coolant systems by MP Systems, tooling by Velocity Products, and other products from leading technology suppliers will be incorporated into live cutting demos, highlighting the company’s complete smart manufacturing capabilities from conceptual development and engineering of turnkey systems to full production.
In addition to participating in the exhibit area, The Robert E. Morris Company is scheduled to present two educational sessions on May 1. Michael O’Donnell, senior engineer for The Robert E. Morris Company, will facilitate a 10:20 a.m. conference session titled, “Hybrid Machining: The Intersection of Metal Removal and Additive Technologies,” where he will discuss key attributes and applications of Laser Metal Deposition and Fused Deposition Modeling.
Loren Olson, president of The Robert E. Morris Company, will be joined by other technology partners on the Main Stage at 2:30 p.m. for a presentation titled, “Dynamics of Change: Disruptive Technologies and CNC Machinery.” Each speaker will provide insights into how early adopters of emerging technologies are improving productivity, part quality and profitability.
To learn more about the Smart Manufacturing Experience, visit smartmanufacturingexperience.com.
About The Robert E. Morris Company
Founded in 1941, The Robert E. Morris Company (www.robertemorris.com) of Windsor, Connecticut is the exclusive distributor of Okuma, Tsugami and several other leading brands of precision machinery in New England, Northern New Jersey, and Eastern New York State including Long Island. In addition to new machine tools the company sells tooling, accessories, automation tools, software, measurement and inspection equipment, and provides related engineering and support services. In 2017, The Robert E. Morris Company became a Diamond Level supplier of Desktop Metal’s innovative metal 3D printing technology.
SME connects manufacturing professionals, academia and communities, sharing knowledge and resources to build inspired, educated and prosperous manufacturers and enterprises. With more than 85 years of experience and expertise in events, media, membership, training and development, and also through an education foundation, SME is committed to promoting manufacturing technology, developing a skilled workforce and attracting future generations to advance manufacturing. Learn more at sme.org, follow @SME_MFG on Twitter or facebook.com/SMEmfg.
About AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology
AMT represents U.S.-based builders and distributors of manufacturing technology – the advanced machinery, devices, and digital equipment that U.S. manufacturing relies on to be productive, innovative, and competitive. Located in McLean, VA, near the nation’s capital, AMT acts as the industry’s voice to speed the pace of innovation, increase global competitiveness and develop manufacturing’s advanced workforce of tomorrow. With extensive expertise in industry data and intelligence, as well as a full complement of international business operations, AMT offers its members an unparalleled level of support. AMT also produces IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology show, the premier manufacturing technology event in North America. amtonline.org
Oneika Mobley, SME
Bonnie Gurney, AMT
Jane McAlpine, The Robert E. Morris Company