Measurement & Fluids

Inspection & Measuring Equipment

Inspection and Measuring Equipment includes all of the tools and devices that are used to verify that a part’s dimensions all conform to the tolerances required by the part’s design. Included are various hand-held gages such as calipers and micrometers, as well as more simple gage blocks or plug gages. However, inspection and measurement in most shops also goes beyond hand-held gages to include coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), the measurement machine tools able to execute programmed measurement routines. Also included in this category are devices such as profilometers that measure the finish of machined surfaces.

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Ask the Expert: Inspection & Measuring Equipment

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Touch Probe Calibration: Does Your Standard Shape up?

By: Matt Danford
These two shops’ experiences reveal the value of choosing artifacts that match the geometry of the measured feature as closely as possible.

“Pay as You Go” Probing?

By: Derek Korn
With this atypical concept, users purchase a six-month credit token that enables unlimited use of an on-machine probing system during that period.

vision system vs optical comparator

Vision System Versus Optical Comparator

By: Mark Albert
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence asserts that the choice must consider the need for quantitative data, adequate resolution, environmental influences, traceability and provisions for automation. This article states the case for preferring an advanced vision system.

Quick Vision Active CNC Vision System

By: Lori Beckman
The Quick Vision Active offers a wide field of view with interchangeable objective zoom lenses to meet the challenges of measuring small to large features.

PHT-6000 Series Portable Hardness Tester Tests Soft Metals

By: Lori Beckman
This hand-held device that allows the measure of hardness on small, large, flat, round, thin or thick workpieces.

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