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How to Choose and Use Styli

The variety of probe applications on machine tools, CMMs, comparative gages and portable arms makes correct selection of styli usage essential for efficient, reliable and accurate measurement. Here are some key points that can be helpful in choosing...


To Scan or Not to Scan

Industrial metrology professionals are constantly tasked with finding the best methodology to inspect parts.


Get Focused Automatically

An industrial microscope is similar to operating a camera, in that the operator must consider various factors such as lighting, shutter speed and exposure to capture the desired image. An inspection microscope with automatic focusing capabilities ca...


Acoustic Emission Sensing Improves Productivity and Prolongs Grinding Wheel Life

In production of precision metal parts such as automotive or aerospace components, grinding to precise tolerances is of utmost importance.


Reducing Downtime With Tool Presetting

It’s an ongoing challenge. To remain competitive, shops must find new and more efficient ways to increase production. Often they look to new, faster and more precise machine tools as the answer. Sometimes experimentation with a variety of different ...


Retired Yet Inspired to Learn Machining

A retired engineer with no prior machining experience is learning how to be a machinist. His quickly increasing skillset demonstrates how new machining technology is becoming more capable and easier to pick up and apply.


Raising the Bar with Ballbar Testing

Few manufacturing companies rely on ballbar testing to maintain machine tool accuracy as thoroughly as Silfex. Now, advanced training and a move to a Renishaw QC20-W wireless system have enabled the company to take the benefits of ballbar testing to...


Manufacturing Professionals Needed, but Measurement Professionals Really Needed

Quality standards based on model-based definition are only increasing the need for skilled inspection professionals. This college recently added a course in computer-assisted inspection.


Is Your Bar Feeder Accurately Aligned?

This affordable, simple system enables shops to quickly and accurately check bar-feeder alignment on their own.


Big Visions for Micro Parts

Micromachined parts place unique demands on dimensional measurement systems. It pays to know the most effective approach for a given application.


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