Ingersoll Machine Tools’ new manufacturing, assembly and testing center in Rockford, Illinois officially opened.
The facility features North America’s newest, largest, and most advanced 5-axis MasterMill machine, offering new capabilities and capacity for customers.
“We have completed construction of new buildings, refurbished existing facilities, and built our largest and most capable machine tool to date, to create a 40,000 foot2 Technical Center and further our contracting abilities for our partners,” says Ingersol‘s Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jeffrey Ahstrom. “Additionally, we have added extensive testing and measuring equipment, so that we can ensure the precision work performed, matches the demanding standards set by customers, such as the US Navy and the groundbreaking Giant Magellan Telescope.”
“We will be helping drive the growth of American manufacturing, creating innovative private-public partnerships, and strengthening our economy,” says Chip Story, Chief Executive Officer of Camozzi Machine Tools Division. “For the local community, this means creating jobs, advancing skills, and developing the next generation of manufacturing leadership.”
“I am extremely proud to be here today,” says Lodovico Camozzi, President and CEO of the Camozzi Group. “When we bought Ingersoll in 2003, we were already aware of the value of this company and the contributions to manufacturing the institution had made historically. By bringing our global resources together, we have achieved some great things. We have met major technological challenges, including the automated inspection, and wash robots of the Genoa bridge, and the Magellan telescope.
The most advanced manufacturing technologies include the MasterPrint Robotic Thermoplastic Hybrid Additive printing cell; the world’s largest 3D metal printing and milling machines, and the Mongoose and Hawk Hybrid Multitasking Composite system configured for the Space Industry – all designed, built and supported in Rockford, Illinois.
High tech machines on display will include:
* The world’s largest metal additive and milling machines
* A multi-tasking machine based on a 5 Axis MasterMill fitted with multiple spindles and integrated with a MasterPrint additive machine.
* A High Rail MasterMill transfer pallet system with integrated cooling and quality monitoring for heavy land vehicles.
* MES 4, the largest and most productive 5-Axis MasterMill ever built.
* A technology development cell showing many Ingersoll core competencies, such as milling, automated fiber placement, large-scale 3D polymer printing, and quality inspection.
* The new PowerMax version of the H18 horizontal profiler, with new levels of ability to machine complex parts quickly.