Automated Precision Inc.

15000 Johns Hopkins Dr.
Rockville, MD 20850 US

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Company Profile

Automated Precision Inc. is a world leader of advanced metrology solutions for industry.

Our products make your machine tooling tasks more efficient! Come see what we have to offer!

API XD™ Laser System The XD™ Laser Measurement System is the newest iteration on the famous 5/6D Laser Measurement System.

Our products make your machine tooling tasks more efficient! Come see what we have to offer!

API Tracker3™ Laser Tracking System The recently released Tracker3™ (T3) laser tracking system combines industry leading functionality with unparalleled portability and performance.

Our products make your machine tooling tasks more efficient! Come see what we have to offer!

API Swivelcheck™ Solution The Swivelcheck™ utilizes a servo driven motor in conjunction with an electronic level and a precision rotary encoder.

As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

Five-Axis Volumetric Error Compensation for Large Machine Tools
System simultaneously corrects tool position in multiple axes to tighten machining accuracies on large machines that cut complex shapes.

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Big Inspection With Little Difficulty
A portable laser tracker let this shop increase not only its machining range, but also the range of its services to customers.

Product Categories of Automated Precision Inc.

Autocollimators
Calibration Equipment
CMMs
Coordinate Measuring Machines, Portable
Data Collection Devices for Gaging, SPC, etc.
Digitizing/Scanning Systems
Flatness Measuring Equipment
Gear Inspection Equipment
Interferometers
Laser Accessories & Supplies
Laser Measurement Systems
Maintenance & Repair
Probes, Electromechanical
Quality & Measurement
Software, Other Manufacturing

Trade Names

Active Target™
I-360™
IntelliProbe 360™
Radian™
SmartScan™
SmartTRACK Sensor
Swivelcheck™
Tracker3™
VEC™

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Company Profile

Automated Precision Inc. is a world leader of advanced metrology solutions for industry. Founded by Dr. Kam Lau in 1987, API has pioneered progressively higher standards of accuracy for coordinate measuring and machine tool operation. API products are installed and used by all of the world's leading automotive, aerospace, machine tool, and CMM manufacturers. API's experienced engineering team is unmatched in its ability to create advanced innovative products, which meet the needs of rapid evolving industrial technologies. API is an active member of, and a key technology partner in several federal and industry sponsored programs for the advancement of various manufacturing scenarios. Laser Trackers API invented the laser tracking interferometer and holds the basic patent on tracker technology. In 1989 API licensed its tracker technology to Leica and aided in the development of the first commercial trackers. To date, hundreds of Leica Trackers utilizing API technology have been sold worldwide. API Tracker II™ second generation tracker's improves on the technology while reducing size and weight to increase portability with improved reliability and accuracy. API, working with NIST, has set many standards in the industry. This experience has enhanced API technological richness, which is imperative for research, development and production. API is prepared and equipped to provide hardware and software solutions for all complex problems encountered in the industry. The results are improved machine tool performance, failure, prevention, significantly improved machine part accuracies and enhanced ISO9000 Compliance for manufacturing calibration standards. Metrology Instruments API has pioneered the development of many advanced measuring and sensing systems. Included are the company's high precision 2D and 3D digital scanning and probe systems, as well as an articulated CMM probing wrist. API's open architecture CMM controller provides a standard hardware and software sensor interface and uses a standard interface protocol which was jointly developed with NIST, Ford, GM and Pratt & Whitney. API's innovative patented, 5/6D Laser™ interferometer systems simultaneously measure linear straightness as well as pitch, yaw and roll. Use of the 5/6D systems reduces the time required for machine tool or CMM alignment down to 3 hours. API also produces advanced spindle dynamic and thermal analysis systems, and a complete thermal and geometric error mapping (Volumetric Error Compensation) system for real-time compensation of CMM or CNC machining systems. API also offers a unique rotary and tilt axis measurement and calibration system. Hardware, software and training API is dedicated to providing solutions for precision measurement and sensing challenges encountered in a manufacturing environment. API provides these solutions - hardware, software, training and service - with a professional, customer-responsive approach, which is innovative, practical and cost effective. API is continuously engaged in research and development related to advanced sensor and error correction concepts. Headquarters Automated Precision, Inc. (API), has relocated their headquarters and advanced manufacturing facilities to a newly-constructed two-story $4.6 million dollar, 45,000 square-foot building in Rockville, MD. The new API facility employs critical environmental HVAC controls, an enlarged precision machine shop, an extended 27 meter precision laser measurement rail for calibration, and secure T1 communications /data handling capability, which is necessary to support the production and distribution of its state-of-the-art-portable coordinate measurement and metrology product lines. API is the recognized technology leader in the development and manufacture of Laser Tracker and Laser Measurement Systems. API has sold its technology solutions and products to the U.S. Dept. of Defense, aerospace, transportation, automotive, machine tool, robotics, and shipbuilding/repair industries for over a decade. The company's customers use API products for improving the precise calibration of machines, for continuous improvement and quality control of machine parts, for rapid prototyping through reverse engineering of measured structures or discrete parts, for alignment of power train/power transmissions elements, and for ISO 9000 manufacturing process improvements. API's five US offices, its Asian office in Beijing, China and its extensive network of partnerships with recognized industry representatives throughout the world insure that all customers have quality local support.

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Our products make your machine tooling tasks more efficient! Come see what we have to offer!

API XD™ Laser System The XD™ Laser Measurement System is the newest iteration on the famous 5/6D Laser Measurement System. Like the 5/6D, it also has the ability to simultaneously measure all axis errors for rapid machine tool error assessment. Measurement is accomplished in 3 to 4 hours instead of days. The XD™ Laser provides fast, accurate... Read More >

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Our products make your machine tooling tasks more efficient! Come see what we have to offer!

API Tracker3™ Laser Tracking System The recently released Tracker3™ (T3) laser tracking system combines industry leading functionality with unparalleled portability and performance. These unique aspects add up to provide users in the Automotive, Aerospace, Ship Building, and Alignment industries with the best... Read More >

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Our products make your machine tooling tasks more efficient! Come see what we have to offer!

API Swivelcheck™ Solution The Swivelcheck™ utilizes a servo driven motor in conjunction with an electronic level and a precision rotary encoder. Once setup, the system is capable of running in automated or manual modes and may be integrated with our 5/6D™ or XD™ Lasers for horizontal table measurement. The current Swivelcheck™ product is in its second generation having become... Read More >