There are large boring mills installed at KM. The smallest is Machine , a Mitsubishi MHT /. This machine has a pallet of . meters X . meters. The axis travel is . meters in X, . meters in Y, . meters in Z. Machine is shown in Picture . The largest boring mill at KM is Machine , a PAMA Speedram /. This machine has a rotary le and two fixed les. The rotary le measures meters X meters. The two fixed les are meters X meters and meters X meters. The axis travel is meters in X, . meters in Y, meters in Z. Picture is M, KM smallest large boring mill. Picture is M, KMs largest boring mill.
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Inprocess dimensions for large brications are measured and recorded in KMs quality system. Large brications are welded at KM using the FCAW, GMAW orSAWwelding process. KM welders are certified to AWS D.. KM has two robotic welding machines and two SAW welding machines along with manual welding stations with constant voltage and automatic wire feed. Picture shows KMs tandem wire robot welding in the head stock / tail stock station. Picture shows KMs tandem wire robot welding in the positioner station.
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This is the first in a series of articles that will explore the process controls that are used by contract manucturers that specialize in large machining and large brications. The focus is on the process controls that may be different for a contract manucturer of large machining and large brications. The intended audience includes buyers, 
KM MachineFabricating Inc. has a complete brication cility ready to handle your large and heavy brication needs. Our large brication and large welding capabilities start with steel plate procurement and include burning, forming, premachining, welding, blasting, heat treat, UT ultrasonic, MT magnetic particle, PT die penetrant inspection, paint, final machining and final inspection. KM can handle brications that weigh up to tons.
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Large steel castings can be subject to inclusions or structural anomalies. These inclusions can cause high tool wear and even catastrophic tool ilure. The need to machine mm diameter holes mm deep into a large steel casting with a high frequency of inclusions provided an opportunity to test various tooling solutions. High feed milling 
KM burns steel plate using a laser burner and a plasma / oxyfuel burner. Plate up to mm thick can be burned in house. KM utilizes outside suppliers for burnouts thicker than mm. Burnouts for large brications frequently require secondary operations such as beveling, forming, or machining. Beveling is performed in house at KM. Forming operations utilize KMs ton brake press, or those operations are outsourced. Machining of component parts is completed inhouse at KM. Component parts are blasted at KM prior to welding to remove scale and rust. KMs laser burner is shown in Picture , the plasma / oxyfuel burner is shown in Picture
KM can complete your large component outsourcing project by performing assembly operations. We have experience with assembly for the mining, construction and locomotive industries. Services include assembly of hydraulic lines, valves, and fittings, assembly of bearings, bushings and other components. When KM performs assembly operations for you a large component can come to your cility or to your customers cility in the state of completion that works best for your process or your customers process.
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There are large vertical gantry mills installed at KM for large machining. The right vertical gantry mill is chosen for each job at KM. This results in the lowest machining cost for each job. Machine is KMs smallest vertical gantry mill. It is a Mitsubishi MVR. This machine has a le of meters X meters. X axis travel is . meters, Y axis travel is meters and Z travel is . meters. Machine is KMs large vertical gantry mill. It is a SNK HFM. The le is . meters X meters. X axis travel is meters, Y axis travel is . meters and Z axis travel is . meters. Machine is shown in Picture . Machine is shown in Picture .
KM has a large CMM and a Faro laser tracker. These inspection tools can provide dimensional inspection of large brications. KM has a complete machining cility capable of machining any large brication that KM manuctures. Picture shows a large brication for the machine tool industry. This large brication was bricated, machined, painted and inspected at KM.
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No large machining or large brication job is complete until final dimensional inspection results are documented. KM has invested in the inspection equipment needed to insure that large machining and large brications meet customer requirements. KM has a large CMM Coordinate Measuring Machine capable of measuring parts as large as meters X . meters X . meters. For larger parts KM has a Faro Laser Tracker. The Faro Laser Tracker is capable of measuring any large machining or large brication part that KM can produce. KM has a large selection of manual gages that are used for inprocess and final inspection measurements. All gages and inspection equipment are calibrated and traceable to the appropriate national standards. KM is ISO certified. Picture shows the large CMM in action.
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There are large horizontal machining centers installed at KM for large CNC machining. The right horizontal machining center is chosen for each job at KM. This results in the lowest machining cost for each job. Machine is KMs smallest horizonal machining center. It is a Niigata HND. This machine has two pallets that measure . meters X . meters each. X axis travel is . meters, Y axis travel is . meters and Z travel is meters. Machine is KMs largest horizontal machining center. It is a PAMA Speedmat /. This machine has two pallets that measure meters X . meters each. X axis travel is . meters, Y axis travel is meters, and Z axis travel is . meters. Machine is shown in Picture . Machine is shown in Picture .
Economical and accurate machining of large components can be achieved using large CNC machines and the machining technique. This article will examine machining and relate the economical and quality benefits in terms of lean manucturings seven forms of wastes. machining refers to the use of a axis CNC machine in a 
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Modern Machine Shop Magazinedefines large part machining as the machining of any part that is too large to be moved by a single person or too large to fit in the work envelope of the most common CNC machines. KMs large CNC machining capabilities include parts as large as meters by meters by meters and tons. It is always beneficial to machine a part in as few setups as possible to reduce variation, setup time, handling time, and load and unload time. This varation and these times are waste, which add no value to the customer. This is especially true with large CNC machining where these ctors can contribute hours to cycle time and throughput time. KMs solution to high quality and cost effective large part machining is to machine a part complete in as few setups as possible, ideally in one setup, on a machine whose closely matches the part . This is accomplished with an equipment list that includes several s of large boring mills, large gantry mills, and large machining centers that are equipped with right angle heads, univeral heads, spindle extensions, and probes. KM matches the machine and machine to the part , part features, and production quantity. This means that each part is machined on the lowest cost machine that is capable of producing the part, while still meeting the objective of minimizing setups and waste.
Are you a buyer of large CNC machining capacity in the state of Michigan? Do you need to know the quantity and of large CNC machines that are available for outsourcing in the state of Michigan? Research on the top companies in Michigan as ranked by a Google search for Large Machining Michigan and 
At KM we are experts in three things. Large machining, large brication, and the pursuit of Zero for our customers. The pursuit of Zero for our customers means zero production headaches, zero production delays, and zero tolerance for errors. Our capabilities also include burning and assembly. KMs serves customerFigure s in the Oil Gas, Power Generation, Wind Power, Machine Tool, Mining, Construction, Agriculture, and Locomotive Industries.
Spending on new metal working equipment in the US is projected to increase by . Billion in according to Gardner Research . How does the manucturer of machine tools in the United States take advantage of this growth? This is an important question for machine tool design engineers and purchasing managers. The end user 
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KM has multiple horizontal machining centers in each class. This means that there is redundant capacity to accommodate multiple jobs or multiple customers in each machine . The redundant capacity translates into ster through put times for the customer. Figure defines the machine group s and the number of horizontal machining centers that KM has in each group.
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KMs brication and machining cilities combine to give our customers a one stop solution for their large brication needs. KM can handle the entire brication from raw material procurement through brication, heat treat, paint, machining and final inspection.
Machine Operators will produce parts to print on large stateofart capacity CNC Horizontal Boring Mills and Vertical Machining Centers. Requirements include related CNC machining experience or education in the field. Overhead crane operating experience is a plus. KM manuctures some of the largest components you will find. If you are looking for a challenging 
Fabrication begins with steel plate procurement to the customers steel specification. KM procures plate steel from several certified steel suppliers. The steel material certification is provided to KM along with the incoming steel. The material certification is documented in the KM quality system and is traceable to each component part and final part of every large brication that KM produces. Traceability is maintained throughout KMs manucturing processes.
Large Fabrications and large castings often require machining of large bores. The large machining contract supplier must have machines, tools, gages, processes and data collection systems in place to machine close tolerance large bores to the customers requirement. Large bores can be machined on a horizontal boring mill or on a vertical gantry mill. There 
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KM has the right boring mill for your large machining work. As a direct result of utilizing the right machine, the customer is paying for machining time on a machine that is large enough for the job, but no larger. KM has multiple large boring mills in each group. This means that there is redundant capacity to accommodate multiple jobs or multiple customers in each machine . The redundant capacity translates into ster throughput times for the customer. Figure defines the machine group s and the number of large boring mills that KM has in each group.
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The CMM Laser Programmer/Operator completes accurate inspections and measurements of large heavy metal machined, bricated, and welded parts to confirm compliance with customer part specifications and quality standards using Coordinate Measuring Machines CMM and Laser Tracker Machine as well as other technical equipment and visual inspection processes. This position requires a minimum of three 
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KM uses internal and third party resources to complete required weld inspections. MT magnetic particle, PT die penetrant, and UT ultrasonic inspections are preformed to insure quality welds are delivered.
Large CNC machining of large steel casting and large steel brications frequently requires milling operations in tight spaces where a standard right angle head attachment will not fit. In these cases it is necessary for the machining supplier to purchase a custom right angle head small enough to fit into the available space. Right angle 
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KM has AWS certified welding inspectors CWI and degreed welding engineers on staff. Welding process development and documentation is a critical part of large brication welding. KMs engineering processes insure that the proper welding procedure is tested and documented to meet AWS and customer requirements. Welder continuity logs are maintained as part of the quality system. Periodic layered processes audits and welder technique audits are preformed to insure that approved welding processes are followed.
Large brications are tacked at KM in part specific fixtures or on layout les. Fixtures for production jobs are designed and built at KM. These fixtures are used to reduce tack time and to insure dimensional repeaility. For low volume jobs or jobs that are too large for fixtures to be practical the tack operation is done on a layout le. Picture shows a brication being tacked on a layout le. Picture shows a large brication in a tack fixture.
Stress relief or heat treat is often a requirement on large brications. KM has multiple local sources for heat treat. These sources are able to document the heat treat cycle on each brication to satisfy customer requirements.
KM has a paint booth and is able to paint large brications to meet customer specific requirements.
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KM has multiple vertical gantry mills in each group. This means that there is redundant capacity to accommodate multiple jobs or multiple customers in each machine . The redundant capacity translates into ster throughput times for the customer. Figure defines the machine group s and the number of large vertical gantry mills that KM has in each group.