The recent passage of Hurricane Michael in northern Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina left a lot of destruction in its path that everyone is aware of. In order to share our good fortune in getting spared any significant damage so far this hurricane season, Actron and its employees held a bake sale to raise money for the American Red Cross to use specifically in hurricane relief efforts. We are very proud to say that through the generosity of our employees, along with the pledged matching contributions of Actron, we were able to send the Red Cross a check in the amount of $2500. Hopefully this can provide some small help to those who are suffering the most. Thank you Actron employees for this generosity and helping those in need.
Actron is pleased to announce the addition of a HAAS UMC-750 5-Axis machining center to our current portfolio of machines, providing us with even more sophisticated machining capabilities. This machine has true 5 axis, hi-speed machining capability and is equipped with all the bells and whistles with such equipment as touch probing, 12,000 RPM spindle, programmable coolant nozzles, halogen work lighting, rigid cast base and indexer, hi-pressure coolant, and a multitude of other features. It’s 30” x 20” x 20” work envelope will handle a large variety of products that our customers require.
5-axis machining is an effective means to reduce setups and increase accuracy for multi-sided and complex parts. The Haas UMC Series universal machining centers are cost-effective solutions for 3+2 machining and simultaneous 5-axis machining. The UMC-750 has an integrated dual-axis trunnion table with a 500 mm diameter platter that features standard T-slots and a precision pilot bore for fixturing versatility. The trunnion provides +110 and -35 degrees of tilt and 360 degrees of rotation to provide excellent tool clearance and large part capacity.
- 5-axis simultaneous machining
- Powerful inline direct-drive spindle
- Large capacity side-mount tool changer
- Includes Wireless Intuitive Probing System
- Made in the USA
See the Haas UMC 750 in action in the following video:
Let Actron quote on your next requirements for multi-axis machined parts. In addition to the UMC-750, we also have VF-4SS, VF-2SS and our large capacity VF-6SS and VF-11 milling machines capable of 4th axis machining.
Congratulations to the entire Actron Team for achieving a finalist position for the prestigious Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award. This is quite an honor. See PDF link below to read the official press release.
Actron Engineering is a Finalist for the prestigious 2018 Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award, presented by the Florida Sterling Council and FloridaMakes.
Three employees from Actron’s management team attended the Quality of Leadership (QOL) program in Clemson, South Carolina taught by Dr. Mike Bagley. Dr. Mike has had over 7,000 graduates worldwide complete his class and has many success stories.
The objectives of the program
- Understand the difference between managing “things” and leading “people”
- Develop knowledge, skill, and expertise for using a wide variety of leadership tools, techniques, practices, and actions for the purpose of developing people, implementing change, and growing the business
- Develop a personal leadership action plan
- Provide motivation and inspiration for helping managers, peers, and co-workers re-energize, reinvent, and recommit to being the best that they can be
As one of the team members that went to the class, I can truly say that it was very inspiring and there was never a dull moment. Dr. Mike was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the entire course.
Here are some pictures from the class and a QOL shrine made after we came back!
Actron was pleased to have the opportunity to be a small business sponsor and participate in the 6th annual Florida Defense Expo recently held at the Rosen Plaza Hotel and Exposition Center in Orlando, Florida on Feb 20, 2018. Actron joined other small businesses, prime contractors, and government and industry officials sharing thoughts, ideas, and capabilities regarding the important role the defense industry plays in supporting our brave war fighters and our country. Actron has been an active member in the FDCA since its inception and has participated in every Defense Expo held to date.
We had the opportunity to meet and have discussions with many industry primes such as Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Northrup Grumman, the Boeing Company, and Embraer as well as our fellow small businesses such as EEI Manufacturing Services, McCormick-Stevenson, SmartSat, and others.
In addition to industry representatives and several informative panels of experts discussing the current state of the defense industry in Florida, a well-represented, bipartisan group of members of the US House of Representatives including the Honorable(s) Charlie Crist, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Darren Soto, John Rutherford, Stephanie Murphy, and Mario Diaz-Balart. All of these representatives expressed the importance of maintaining a healthy defense industry and ensuring the safety of American citizens.
Actron looks forward to being a part of the 7th annual defense expo in 2019.
Actron is pleased to announce that we have qualified for an FMA Safety Award of Merit for 2018 based on our safety performance record for 2017. This award is given out to companies that demonstrate their commitment to safety by having a very low incident rate. The award will be presented at the FMA headquarters in Elgin, IL at the 10th Annual Safety Conference April 18-19, 2018.
Actron is pleased to announce that we have established the procedures and process controls to earn another Lockheed Martin Special Process approval, this one for powder coating to MIL-PRF-24712.
This is in addition to the following specs for which Actron is also approved:
7999070 EPOXY PAINT PROCESS
MIL-F-14072 PROTECTIVE FINISHES FOR GROUND ELECTRONICS EQUIPMENT
MIL-DTL-5541 ALUMINUM CHEM FILM, TYPES I & II
ASTM A380 PASSIVATION OF STAINLESS STEEL
QQ-P-35 PASSIVATION OF STAINLESS STEEL, TYPES II & VI
AWS D17.1 FUSION WELDING FOR AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS, GMAW & GTAW
AWS D17.2 RESISTANCE (SPOT) WELDING – ALUM AND MAG, GRP1, CLASS B
AWS D9.1 WELDING OF SHEET METAL
Congratulations go out to the entire Actron team for earning these important special process approvals.
To All Our Valued Customers:
As you know, Kobe Steel recently announced that certain materials it sold and shipped from September 2016 through August 2017 were not compliant with material specifications. These items were falsely labeled as meeting customer specifications, industry standards and/or having properties they did not have.
Upon receipt of Kobe Steel’s notice, Actron Entities Inc. immediately contacted its suppliers to determine whether they or any of their subcontractors utilized Kobe Steel materials in products provided to Actron during this timeframe.
We are pleased to report that this inquiry resulted in no reported purchases, directly or indirectly, from these suppliers that could have impacted Actron and its customers.
Actron will continue to monitor this situation and work with our suppliers. We do not intend to make further contact with our customers unless we are aware of problems with products Actron delivered to them that were impacted by this notice.
Actron was proud to join with BAMA, Hillsborough County, Environmental Engineering Consultants and the Hillsborough Community College to participate in the inaugural event of the Made in Tampa Bay Expo on Oct. 19! This event was open to the public showcased products made right here in the Tampa Bay area. The Expo was held from 3 – 7 pm at the Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry Campus, 4001 W. Tampa Blvd., Tampa 33614. This Expo featured products made in and around Tampa Bay. This gave the local community and interested parties the opportunity to meet with a variety of manufacturers to learn about the products and processes used to make them. There was a turnout of approximately 40 manufacturing companies, the Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, the president of Hillsborough Community College, and various other state and local officials.
In order to fill continuing demand for larger milled plates and columns, Actron has added a new HAAS 310mm 4th axis rotary table, primarily to integrate with our large capacity, VF-11 40 milling machine. This addition gives us added flexibility and increased productivity for peripheral hole machining in round platens and columns. Stay tuned for more news as we continue to enhance our capabilities.