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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.

See Inside with CT Scanning

CT scanning—the same imaging technique used in the medical field—makes it possible to nondestructively inspect and measure manufactured parts. However, special considerations must be made for workpieces made of dense materials.

Get Focused

Microscopes offer the magnification necessary to inspect small parts, but the in-focus viewing field can be limited. A digital microscope with autofocusing capabilities can simplify inspection by creating composite images that show the entire select...

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...

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