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Chasing after Volumetric Accuracy

One of the toughest challenges in five-axis machining of large parts is maintaining accuracy throughout the entire work zone. Grob Systems has developed a method of checking and compensating for possible distortions to a machine’s structure caused b...


Five Go-To Machining Technologies

There are a number of ancillary machine tool technologies that shops can use to become more efficient and effective. Here are five that I appreciate.


Retired Engineer Turns Machinist

The industrial benchtop CNC mill that Dan Rosenthal installed in his garage is no toy.


Mobile Metrology

When Clinkenbeard of Rockford, Illinois, decided to invest in a Romer six-axis portable metrology arm in the fall of 2013, they expected it to help ensure the quality of the parts they make. What they didn’t expect was the host of additional benefit...


The Road to Better Parts

Jenoptik Industrial Metrology is asking U.S.-based manufacturers to bring their quality challenges to its experts as part of its 2014 road show event: The Better Parts Challenge. The company will use its measuring devices and software to help shops ...


Employee Ownership

When a company has the support of a dedicated group of employees, it’s likely to continue to grow.


Measurement Technology Transcends Limitations

One metrology equipment supplier says its laser systems address common difficulties with noncontact measurement, while another touts a product that enables measuring surface finish on CMMs.


The Coolest Thing You'll See Today

While this video does not really relate to manufacturing, it certainly does demonstrate precision.


Probe Enables Finish Measurement on CMMs

Aerospace and automotive manufacturers no longer have to move parts for surface finish measurement on hand-held devices or dedicated machinery.


Advantages of New Laser-Scanning Technology

Here’s why many of today’s manufacturers are considering retrofitting CMMs and articulated measuring arms with the latest laser scanners.


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