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Published: 3/1/2014

CMM Removes Bottleneck in Automated Cell
By adding a Brown & Sharpe One CMM from Hexagon Metrology, Strattec was able to eliminate a production bottleneck in its automated cell and improve efficiency in other departments throughout the facility.

Published: 9/23/2013

Programmable Gages Help Create Automation Cell
Conroe Machine (Conroe, Texas) is doing what most machine shops only dream of: hard turning a family of parts around the clock in an unmanned cell that operates a “self-controlled” process.

Published: 7/18/2013

CMM Reduces Manual Inspection, Increases Efficiency
By integrating a Contura CMM from Carl Zeiss into its production process, Sunnen reduced manual inspections helped make the most of other improvement efforts.

Published: 2/25/2013

CMM Builds Quality, Throughput into Process
By using a CMM environmental enclosure and pallet-loading structure, one transmission manufacturer was able to increase its throughput along the entire production chain.

Published: 5/14/2012

Portable CMM Keeps Parts Out of Quality Lab
Using a portable Romer CMM arm from Hexagon metrology to inspect parts on the shop floor helps eliminate inspection bottlenecks at this provider of foundry tooling and engineering services. A new model with integrated laser-scanning capability has e...

Published: 4/11/2012

Larger Equipment Helps Expand Vision
The largest vertical-capacity Carl Zeiss CMM in the Western hemisphere and four large boring mills from MAG Giddings & Lewis prove critical to machining massive wind turbine components at Three-M Tool and Machine.

Published: 12/16/2011

Wireless Ballbar Speeds Medical Machine Testing
The QC20-W wireless ballbar from Renishaw enables this precision-machined medical device manufacturer to perform faster, more convenient CNC machine capability tests and produce a representative measurement of volumetric positioning accuracy.

Published: 10/17/2011

Software Speeds Inspection Documentation
InspectionXpert software from Extensible CAD Technologies has standardized and automated this manufacturer’s process for ballooning drawings and generating inspection reports.

Published: 7/19/2011

CMM Outperforms Expectations
For this precision manufacturer, keeping inspections cost-effective required a system that could provide both high accuracy and reduced measuring times. The Prismo navigator CMM from Zeiss delivered both, along with additional, unexpected benefits.

Published: 5/18/2011

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.