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Video: Scannable Code Promotes Sharing of Cutting Tool Information in a Data-Driven Manufacturing Environment

Learn how a dot matrix code on the body of a toolholder enables critical information about the cutting tool to be captured, moved about the factory safely and updated promptly on a central database.


Like Playing Air Hockey on Your CMM

But not really. A new air-assist fixturing capability helps CMM operators glide heavy workpieces into place for part inspection.


On-Machine Probing of My Kind of Workpieces

Leave it to the Germans to develop probing routines to turn a machining center into a beer bottle opener. Gotta love it.


High-Production CMM Inspection

This CMM inspection system resembles a pallet-pool HMC.


Features for More Flexible Measurement

To support a variety of applications, materials and workpiece sizes, measurement and inspection equipment suppliers are offering features such as automated measuring and multiple sensors.


Visiting Renishaw in the UK

The unveiling of Renishaw’s new 153,000-square-foot Innovation Center gave me a good opportunity to visit a company in the U.K. that I’ve known for years.


Dock in the House

Gear manufacturers can use this device in the measuring lab when it is docked, and also on the shop floor as a portable system when onboard inspection isn’t available.


Metal Alloy Analysis Made Affordable

This handheld spectrometer for metal alloy identification features new X-ray technology and a price point that’s attractive to a wider range of manufacturers.


Metrology Data That Drive Manufacturing

HxGN Live is the annual international conference sponsored by Hexagon, the global company best known in the manufacturing industry for its broad range of metrology equipment. With its recent acquisition of Vero software, Hexagon now has CAM software...


Why Not Lights-Out Inspection?

A contract shop in Connecticut 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.


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