Inspection & Measuring Equipment
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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.
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...