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Published: 3/1/2008

Work Flow Boosts With CMM Upgrade
This shop knew that it needed to upgrade its CMM capabilities. It was going to take a couple of DCC CMM machines with varying work envelopes and a common comprehensive software package that the technicians as well as machine operators could easily b...

Published: 2/19/2008

Optical Measurement Keeps Pointe Precision Sharp
With increasing demand for strict tolerances, this manufacturer of medical and aerospace components needed a measurement system to ensure that critical part dimensions and features met customer specifications. Starrett's HD400 optical measuring syst...

Published: 5/4/2007

Laser System Checks CMMs For Accuracy
A CMM maker describes the laser system it uses to calibrate and service its machines.

Published: 4/3/2007

Gantry CMM Speeds Cycle Time While Increasing Output
A new 4-meter CMM let this shop inspect machine bases faster and more accurately.

Published: 4/3/2007

Supersized Surface Profiling System Inspects Large Bearings
A system for measuring bearings up to 84 inches in diameter involves moving the gage and granite surface plate to the workpiece with air-bearing assists.

Published: 10/14/2005

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...

Published: 8/25/2004

Process Control System Hones Job Shop's Competitive Edge
After researching the available systems, this shop chose a knowledge-based, process control software developed for metalworking operations comply with customers’ Cpk demands.

Published: 11/15/2002

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.

Published: 11/15/2002

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...

Published: 6/15/2002

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...