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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...

Automotive OEM Employs Shopfloor CMMs To Improve Process Control

GM expects first-time quality from transmissions manufactured at this major manufacturer, which are shipped directly to the GM assembly line. There are no incoming quality checks or receiving inspection routines.

CMM Locks In Inspection And Productivity

This company, established more than 140 years ago, manufactures a high volume of brass padlocks annually. They are made on two large rotary transfer machines with drilling capabilities. The company is also doing reverse engineering for tooling purpo...

CAD-Based Measuring Software Handles Large Complex Parts

Many CMMs today are outdated with respect to the needs of today's quality standards and production requirements. In most cases, the original CMM machine hardware has the built-in precision to accurately provide the ongoing sophisticated measuring de...

Bore Gaging Flexibility Boosts Productivity

A key machining operation at the plant is the boring of metal; consequently, improved inner and outer diameter measurement ability is required.

Scanning CMM Gets Auto Parts To Market With Speed, Accuracy

In the game of darts, the bull's eye is 4 cm in diameter. It doesn't matter where the dart hits inside the bull's eye—dead center, slightly to the left or right of dead center—to score points, as long as it lands within the 4-cm circle.

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