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Today’s Overkill May Be Tomorrow’s Competitive Edge
In the process of significantly advancing on-machine probing capabilities, this shop has set itself up to achieve future goals as well.
Retelling the Story of Manufacturing
Metrology holds a clue to how the story of manufacturing can be retold along bold new lines, says Ola Rollén, president and CEO of Hexagon. In his keynote address at the recent HxGN Live event, he made the point that, in manufacturing, dimensional m...
Video: CT Scanning in Minutes, Not Hours
In addition to raw computing power, new microfocus source designs and intuitive software make this technology ready for the production line.
New Inspection and Measurement Zone on PM’s Website
Check out Production Machining’s new Inspection and Measurement zone, which includes articles, new products, videos, and blog posts related to this important shopfloor equipment.
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.