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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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...