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Published: 4/16/2014

Raising the Bar with Ballbar Testing
Few manufacturing companies rely on ballbar testing to maintain machine tool accuracy as thoroughly as Silfex. Now, advanced training and a move to a Renishaw QC20-W wireless system have enabled the company to take the benefits of ballbar testing to...

Published: 2/25/2014

Manufacturing Professionals Needed, but Measurement Professionals Really Needed
Quality standards based on model-based definition are only increasing the need for skilled inspection professionals. This college recently added a course in computer-assisted inspection.

Published: 10/22/2013

Is Your Bar Feeder Accurately Aligned?
This affordable, simple system enables shops to quickly and accurately check bar-feeder alignment on their own.

Published: 9/19/2013

Big Visions for Micro Parts
Micromachined parts place unique demands on dimensional measurement systems. It pays to know the most effective approach for a given application.

Published: 8/14/2013

Flexible Fixturing Speeds CMM Inspection
Modular fixturing components enable users to realize fast change-overs on CMMs to open inspection bottlenecks and reduce machine tool downtime waiting for part measurement.

Published: 7/18/2013

Measurement Software Adopts Multi-Touch Interface
This interface shows how multi-touch technology creates an enhanced experience for users of metrology software on the shop floor.

Published: 6/24/2013

Lasers Offer Viable, Noncontact Alternative to Touch Probes
Specialized optics and automatic, real-time calibration make Nextec’s laser systems a viable alternative to mechanical touch probes for high-volume inspection applications involving complex geometry and tight tolerances.

Published: 5/13/2013

Probe Enables Finish Measurement on CMMs
The SFP1 probe uses technology incorporated in Renishaw’s five-axis Revo measuring head to facilitate surface finish measurement on CMMs.

Published: 5/8/2013

Modular Gaging for Short-Run Production
Gaging systems that consist of reconfigurable modules promise flexibility for high-precision inspection of short-run shaft production.

Published: 2/25/2013

A Tidy Turning Cell
This compact cell offers automated turning and inspection for extended periods of unattended operation.