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Published: 11/18/2014

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.

Published: 6/10/2014

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 ...

Published: 5/16/2014

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.

Published: 4/16/2014

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...

Published: 2/25/2014

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.

Published: 10/22/2013

Is Your Bar Feeder Accurately Aligned?
This affordable, simple system enables shops to quickly and accurately check bar-feeder alignment on their own.

Published: 9/19/2013

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.

Published: 8/14/2013

Flexible Fixturing Speeds CMM Inspection
Modular fixturing components enable users to realize fast change-overs on CMMs to open inspection bottlenecks and reduce machine tool downtime waiting for part measurement.

Published: 7/18/2013

Measurement Software Adopts Multi-Touch Interface
This interface shows how multi-touch technology creates an enhanced experience for users of metrology software on the shop floor.

Published: 6/24/2013

Lasers Offer Viable, Noncontact Alternative to Touch Probes
Specialized optics and automatic, real-time calibration make Nextec’s laser systems a viable alternative to mechanical touch probes for high-volume inspection applications involving complex geometry and tight tolerances.

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