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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Working Toward Lights-Out Inspection

By: Derek Korn
Contract shop PDQ is developing a process to enable its new CMM to inspect multiple parts unattended, thereby minimizing the impact that part measurement has on the company’s bottom line.

Zeiss Industrial Metrology Contura CMM

CMMs Expand Measuring Ranges

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
Zeiss Industrial Metrology now offers its Contura CMM in four larger measuring sizes.

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Surface Finish Gage Offers One-Button Calibration

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
Mahr Federal’s latest version of its Pocket Surf portable surface finish gage includes updated electronics and additional features.

George Products oasis Inspection Systems

Inspection System Software Adds Features

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
George Products Co. has added features to its Oasis Inspection Systems software package, including new language options for Spanish- and German-speaking users.

Engis Surface Engineering Literature

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
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