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Published: 5/1/2016

“Pay As You Go” Probing
This part- and tool-setting probing system minimizes upfront costs by using a “pay as you go” model, whereby users purchase a six-month credit token that enables unlimited use of the system during that period.

Published: 5/1/2016

Don’t Sweat the Setup: Probing the Position of Complex Workpieces
This manufacturer uses a software tool to tailor the machining program to the location and orientation of each contoured part.

Published: 4/1/2016

Closed-Loop Gear Production
A familiar concept is now gaining serious traction, enabling manufacturers to develop closed-loop cells that automatically match the finished product to design concept goals.

Published: 1/15/2016

Industry 4.0 Through Metrology's Eyes
High precision 3D laser and CT scanning bring all the “big data” directly from shop floor to top floor.

Published: 1/1/2016

Meeting Microgrinding Challenges
A technology for microgrinding reminiscent of Swiss-type machines' sliding headstocks can handle higher length-to-diameter ratios in the grinding of medical guidewires and other long, skinny parts.

Published: 10/20/2015

Getting to the Point of Stylus for Measurement
Probe applications for machine tools and measurement systems come in many varieties.

Published: 10/13/2015

Can a CNC M-Code Accelerate Laser Calibration?
A metrology technology supplier describes a technique for significantly reducing the downtime to calibrate large machines.

Published: 6/23/2015

Project Puts Metrology Company on the 3D Map
High precision 3D mapping supports installation of a new beam transport line for scientific research.

Published: 6/8/2015

Automated Laser Scanning Using a Collaborative Robot
This device is said to be the first programmable laser scanning system to enable automated 3D scanning, dimensional measurement and dimensional gaging leveraging a collaborative robot platform.

Published: 4/24/2015

Working Toward Lights-Out Inspection
Contract shop PDQ is developing a process to enable its new CMM to inspect multiple parts unattended, thereby minimizing the impact that part measurement has on the company’s bottom line.