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Published: 5/19/2014

Measuring System Speeds Up and Simplifies Inspections
Fralsen, Timex’s entity in Besançon, France, realizes that in order to run an efficient process to the end, the time it takes to do these things without error is especially important, even during part inspection.

Published: 3/1/2014

CMM Removes Bottleneck in Automated Cell
By adding a Brown & Sharpe One CMM from Hexagon Metrology, Strattec was able to eliminate a production bottleneck in its automated cell and improve efficiency in other departments throughout the facility.

Published: 9/23/2013

Programmable Gages Help Create Automation Cell
Conroe Machine (Conroe, Texas) is doing what most machine shops only dream of: hard turning a family of parts around the clock in an unmanned cell that operates a “self-controlled” process.

Published: 7/18/2013

CMM Reduces Manual Inspection, Increases Efficiency
By integrating a Contura CMM from Carl Zeiss into its production process, Sunnen reduced manual inspections helped make the most of other improvement efforts.

Published: 2/25/2013

CMM Builds Quality, Throughput into Process
By using a CMM environmental enclosure and pallet-loading structure, one transmission manufacturer was able to increase its throughput along the entire production chain.

Published: 5/14/2012

Portable CMM Keeps Parts Out of Quality Lab
Using a portable Romer CMM arm from Hexagon metrology to inspect parts on the shop floor helps eliminate inspection bottlenecks at this provider of foundry tooling and engineering services. A new model with integrated laser-scanning capability has e...

Published: 4/11/2012

Larger Equipment Helps Expand Vision
The largest vertical-capacity Carl Zeiss CMM in the Western hemisphere and four large boring mills from MAG Giddings & Lewis prove critical to machining massive wind turbine components at Three-M Tool and Machine.

Published: 12/16/2011

Wireless Ballbar Speeds Medical Machine Testing
The QC20-W wireless ballbar from Renishaw enables this precision-machined medical device manufacturer to perform faster, more convenient CNC machine capability tests and produce a representative measurement of volumetric positioning accuracy.

Published: 10/17/2011

Software Speeds Inspection Documentation
InspectionXpert software from Extensible CAD Technologies has standardized and automated this manufacturer’s process for ballooning drawings and generating inspection reports.

Published: 7/19/2011

CMM Outperforms Expectations
For this precision manufacturer, keeping inspections cost-effective required a system that could provide both high accuracy and reduced measuring times. The Prismo navigator CMM from Zeiss delivered both, along with additional, unexpected benefits.