July 2023:New 60W JPT M7 Mopa Fiber Laser Engraver

As the factory’s business continues to expand, customer demand also increases. After CNC machining and come to surface finish stage, many customers need to laser print serial numbers, part’s information, or LOGO. In the past, SYD Precision was using CNC machines to engrave, it needs very high spindle speed and small-diameter cutters, or outsourced third-party laser engraving service. Engraving with CNC machine tools is time-consuming and has poor results. At the same time, the very high spindle speed causes great wear to the machine’s spindle. So the best solution is to use fiber laser engraver.

In recent years, with the popularity of laser light sources, the price of the fiber laser engravers have dropped, making it possible for small factories to purchase mid-to-high-end fiber laser engraving machines. After comparing many brands and laser light sources, as well as new features of the new generation products, we purchased a 60W JPT M7 MOPA laser engraver. And equipped with the following optical lenses:

  1. 70x70mm FL100mm, short focal length, very high power output, specially used for cutting thin sheet parts with thickness of 0.2mm-0.6mm, such as aluminum, stainless steel and copper, etc.
  2. 110x110mm FL160mm, medium-short focal length, high power output, used for engraving parts with deep depth requirement.
  3. 175x175mm FL254mm, medium focal length, general power output, daily work lens, can engrave most parts.
  4. 300x300mm FL420mm, long focal length, low power, mainly used for engraving large workpieces.

The software for fiber laser machines includes free EzCad2 by China, and paid LightBurn by USA. As a professional machining manufacturer, we chose LightBurn software.


Since purchasing the machine, in less than one month, we have done laser engraving job for four customers. Customer satisfaction has continued to be improved.

2023年7月:新购60W JPT M7 Mopa 激光雕刻机

随着工厂的业务不断扩大,客户的需求也慢慢增加。很多机加工表面处理后,客户都需要激光打序列号,打产品信息,或者LOGO。 以往都是在CNC机床用上非常高的转速配上小直径刀具雕刻,或者外发第三方激光雕刻。用CNC机床雕刻耗时多,效果不佳,同时非常高的转速对机床主轴损耗大,最佳方案还是激光。

最近几年随着激光光源的普及使得整机的价格下调,让一般小工厂都可以购买中高端激光雕刻机。在比较了众多品牌和光源,以及新产品的特性后,我们选择了60W的JPT M7 MOPA光源激光雕刻机。并且配备了如下的几个光学镜头:

1, 70x70mm FL100mm, 短焦距,大功率,专门用于切割0.2mm-0.6mm的薄板零件外形。

2, 110x110mm FL160mm, 中短焦距,较大功率,用于雕刻深度较深的零件。

3, 175x175mm FL254mm, 中焦距,通用功率,主要日常工作镜头,可以雕刻大多数零件。

4, 300x300mm FL420mm, 长焦距,小功率,主要用来雕刻大工件。

光纤激光机的软件有中国的免费EzCad2,和美国的付费LightBurn软件,做为专业的机加工厂家,我们选用了LightBurn.

自从购机后,不到一个月内,我们已经为四五个客户进行了激光雕刻,客户的满意度也不断的提升,并且机加工零件的交付期也提前了二到三天。

2023年6月:公司固话升级为VoIP商务系统


近一段时间以来,我们的传统桌面固话经常有广告,业务推销,以及冒充谷歌在线等欺诈电话打进来。这类电话大多数是印度英语口音打进来的,许多还是在海外的据点,这极大地影响了我们的正常业务运行。 因此,我们决定升级到VoIP系统,以便在VoIP服务器上进行更有效的设置,阻止和过滤掉绝大多数此类电话。


在比较了一些主要的VoIP提供商之后,我们最终选择了Vonage Business。 到目前为止,它的实用功能和客户服务都很令人满意。 对于桌面电话机,我们购买了 Poly CCX 600 商务媒体电话和 Yealink SIP-T46U电话。


自从我们升级了电话系统,有效的设置了限制和呼叫转移后,这类骚扰电话大幅减少。

June 2023: Company landline upgraded to VoIP business system

For a long time, our traditional comcast business phone number was overwhelmed by soliciting or fraudulent calling in. Such as cleaning service, demonstrating of new products or tools, Google listing cheater, etc. It has greatly impacted our normal business running. So we decided to upgrade to VoIP system, in order to get more efficient setup at VoIP server to block majority of soliciting and fraudulent callings.

After comparing some major VoIP providers, we finally chose Vonage Business. It’s useful features and customer service are satisfied so far. For the desktop phone, we purchased Poly CCX 600 Business Media Phone and Yealink SIP-T46U.

Since we upgraded our phone system and properly setup to divert the callings, the soliciting and other business unfriendly calls has reduced sharply.

May 2022: 工厂面积扩大

经过4年的辛勤经营,SYD Precision的规模正在扩大。 这个月,我们租下了隔壁的 16 号单元,使得我们的车间面积扩大一倍。 这种小厂房空间在硅谷湾区很受欢迎,很稀缺,我们等了差不多两年,才终于拿到。

接下来,将在新车间安置一台带动力刀头的数控CNC车床,和一台五轴CNC数控机床。 有了这两台先进的数控机床,批量生产或打样的交货期将大大缩短。

May 2022: We expanded our space to unit 16

After in business for 4 years, SYD Precision is expanding now. This month we rented the next door unit 16 as soon as it was available. This type of small space is very popular and as rare as hen’s teeth in Bay Area, we almost waited two years and finally secured it.

Next, one CNC lathe with live tools and one 5-axis CNC machine will be setup in the new space. With these two advanced CNC machines, the lead time for production or prototype will be greatly reduced.

June 2021: CNC Technical Sharing ‘A Semi-Auto Z-axis Tool Length Offset Method’

At present, optical transmission probe has become popular in high-end CNC machine tools, but for most old CNC machines if they are upgraded to optical transmission probe, then the hardware and software will be a large expense. If using the wired tool setter, the quality and stability of the tool setter is a big challenge, it may crash the tools if it can’t generate the signal on time, and the cost is still not low.

SYD Precision has two CNC machines equipped with Taiwan-made wired tool setter, and the other two CNC machines tools are equipped with self-designed semi-automatic tool setters.

Hardware parts:

  1. The Z-axis tool setter mounting seat designed and machined by us, installed on the upper right corner of the CNC machine’s worktable.
  2. A 2″ height Accusize brand industrial Z-axis tool setter purchased on Amazon.

(The tool setter is covered with a plastic box to prevent coolant from entering it when it is not in use)

The hardware picture:

CNC program for the semi-auto tool setter, wrote by SYD Precision:

%
O8106(Z-axis Tool Length Offset )
N100 G21
#1102=0
N110 G90
G91 G28 Z0.
G0 G90 G53 X-25.0 Y-74.0 
Z-280.0 
#1102=1 
M0  (Manually move the tool to touch the probe)
#1102=0 
#100=#4120 
#101=#5023  
#102=-515.174  
#150=#102-#101 
#150=-#150   
IF [#100 EQ 0] THEN #2299 = #150 
IF [#100 EQ 0] GOTO120 
#[2200+#100]=#150 
N120 G91 G28 Z0.  
M30  
%

Program description:

  1. The program needs to use the file name of O8000 series or O9000 series so that it can be protected by the system parameter #3202 and will not be deleted accidentally.
  2. The #1102 parameter must be added so that the cutter can be manually moved down and touched the probe to the correct position during the command of M0.
  3. Use G53 to quickly move the cutter to the top of the tool setter, Z-280.0 can be adjusted according to the size of the CNC machines.
  4. #102=-515.174 is the machine Z axis coordinate value when spindle gauge touches the tool setter, each CNC machine will have a different value.
  5. The Macro is used when spindle tool number is 0. The tool length offset is input into the register #99. You can choose another number bigger than 24 if your tool magazine has 24 tools.

Conclusion:

This semi-automatic tool length offset setting method can hardly be found in the Internet. It is an original invention of SYD Precision. It uses the Fanuc system parameters and Macro to automatically input the tool length offset. The method greatly improves the efficiency, avoids manual input errors, and 100% guarantees the correct value of the tool length offset is input into the right register number.

June 2021: 原创技术分享 “CNC半自动对刀程序”

目前CNC机床光学无线信号传输对刀在高端机床已经普及,但是对于大部分旧机床如果要升级为光学对刀,硬件和软件仍为一大笔开支。如果只是安装有线对刀仪,对对刀仪的品质和稳定性有严格的要求,费用依然不低。

SYD Precision 有两台机床安装有台湾产有线对刀仪,另外两台机床安装有自己设计的半自动对刀仪。

硬件部分:

1,自己设计加工的Z 轴 对刀仪 安装座, 安装在机床的工作台右上角。

2, Amazon上购买的 2“ Accusize 工业级别 的Z 轴 对刀仪。

(平时不对刀时,对刀仪用塑料盖子盖住,以免切削液进入)

硬件部分见下图:

软件部分,自己编写的对刀程序如下:

%
O8106(Z-axis Tool Length Offset )
N100 G21
#1102=0
N110 G90
G91 G28 Z0.
G0 G90 G53 X-25.0 Y-74.0 
Z-280.0 
#1102=1 
M0  (Manually move the tool to touch the probe)
#1102=0 
#100=#4120 
#101=#5023  
#102=-515.174  
#150=#102-#101 
#150=-#150   
IF [#100 EQ 0] THEN #2299 = #150 
IF [#100 EQ 0] GOTO120 
#[2200+#100]=#150 
N120 G91 G28 Z0.  
M30  
%

程式说明:

1, 程式需要用O8000系列或者O9000系列文件名,以便能得到系统参数#3202的保护,不被无意删除。

2, #1102 参数必须添加,以便可以在M0的时候手动把刀具移到正确的对刀Z=0.0的点。

3, 使用G53 快速把刀具移位到对刀仪的上方, Z-280.0 可以根据机床大小调整。

4, #102=-515.174 是主轴端部碰到对刀仪时候的机床Z轴坐标值。

5,宏指令为当刀具为0时,也可以输入刀具长度补正,我们输入的地址为offset 99 的位置。

总结:

这种半自动对刀方法在网上几乎不能被收索到,是SYD Precision的独创发明,它利用了Fanuc机床的系统参数和宏指令,能把主轴上的刀具的长度正确的自动输入到刀具补正的正确刀号,极大的提高了效率,可以避免人工输入的错误,100%的保证输入补长的正确值。

August 2020: 新冠病毒流行时期,我们工厂正常运作

新冠病毒爆发后,加州制造业受到很大影响,湾区的很多大公司,比如位于Fremont的特斯拉,都关闭了工厂。

SYD Precision 是属于小制造企业,归类为硬件制造供应商,按照州政府规定,可以在新冠病毒流行时期正常运营。前段时间,我们为湾区的两个医疗企业提供了治具制造和零件打样, 按期的交付了产品。

我们的零件制造工作和医疗公司的研究员和博士们的工作相比,微不足道,但是我们可以自豪的说,在新冠病毒时期,我们小工厂依然如旧的在努力工作。

August 2020: During corona-virus pandemic, we are still working hard

During the corona-virus pandemic, most of the bay area manufacturing industry have been sharply impacted, some big factories have been closed, such as Tesla in Fremont.

SYD Precision is a small business and categorized as hardware supplier, so we are still legally operating. We worked very hard with two medical companies in Bay Area to provide them the fixture and prototypes.

Our cnc machining work may be very humble comparing to those medical companies’ researchers and doctors, but we are very proud that we are still working hard as usual as before.

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