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Manufacturer 'Softens' Hard Gage Costs with Software-Driven Gage

A software-driven comparative gage is starting to soften the cost for numerous hard gages at aero-engine component maker Meyer Tool Inc.


EDM, Metrology System Pairing Opens New Doors

Seeking a solution for producing and measuring smaller, more intricate parts, this shop combined a ram EDM unit and optical 3D metrology system. Each provided significant benefits on its own, but the pairing of the two technologies enabled the compa...


Precision Metrology Supplier Relies on HMC Accuracy

Global metrology supplier Quality Vision International produces critical measurement equipment components in-house to control quality and accuracy. HMCs from Makino enabled the company to not only achieve the precision required for components of one...


Probe Has Right Touch for Five-Axis Aerospace Parts

On-machine measurement is critical at this aerospace manufacturer, which needs to ensure that features of already high-value parts are within specification before performing additional operations. With the RMP600 strain-gage probe from Renishaw, the...


Presetting Process Cuts Scrap, Rework

Aerospace manufacturer Fokker Aerospace Group relies on Speroni’s STP46 tool measuring and presetting machine to ensure that step drills used to cut and chamfer holes on aircraft flap skins are within tolerance and set to the proper length. This mac...


Fast Inspection Adds Dollars to the Bottom Line

Putting out good products and being profitable are what it’s all about in the machining business.


Portable CMM Slashes Inspection Time

For very large parts, portable measuring solutions can be more practical than traditional CMMs and gages. One such unit from FARO helped this shop reduce inspection time by 80 percent on a large, cast iron housing.


Borescopes Target Rifle Barrel Defects

As one of only three manufacturers to receive a contract to produce mil-spec M-16 rifles, Sabre Defence must produce barrels to the most stringent quality standards. Hawkeye Borescopes from Gradient Lens Corporation offer the only way to view the in...


CMMs Provide Reliable, Accurate Measurement Data

Having used a CMM from Carl Ziess for about a decade, this manufacturer turned to the metrology supplier again when it needed additional inspection capacity. The MMZ B and Accura CMMs delivered the accuracy and reliability the shop had come to expec...


Auto Supplier Uses System To Gage Thread Depth And Reduce Costs

Each of the thousands of output axle shafts machined by American Axle&Manufacturing (AAM) (Detroit, Michigan) has at least six mounting holes, permitting the half shaft to be bolted securely to the flange. The proper location, depth and thread i...


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