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Published: 5/18/2011

Manufacturer 'Softens' Hard Gage Costs with Software-Driven Gage
A software-driven comparative gage is starting to soften the cost for numerous hard gages at aero-engine component maker Meyer Tool Inc.

Published: 5/17/2011

EDM, Metrology System Pairing Opens New Doors
Seeking a solution for producing and measuring smaller, more intricate parts, this shop combined a ram EDM unit and optical 3D metrology system. Each provided significant benefits on its own, but the pairing of the two technologies enabled the compa...

Published: 12/20/2010

Precision Metrology Supplier Relies on HMC Accuracy
Global metrology supplier Quality Vision International produces critical measurement equipment components in-house to control quality and accuracy. HMCs from Makino enabled the company to not only achieve the precision required for components of one...

Published: 11/30/2010

Probe Has Right Touch for Five-Axis Aerospace Parts
On-machine measurement is critical at this aerospace manufacturer, which needs to ensure that features of already high-value parts are within specification before performing additional operations. With the RMP600 strain-gage probe from Renishaw, the...

Published: 9/29/2010

Presetting Process Cuts Scrap, Rework
Aerospace manufacturer Fokker Aerospace Group relies on Speroni’s STP46 tool measuring and presetting machine to ensure that step drills used to cut and chamfer holes on aircraft flap skins are within tolerance and set to the proper length. Th...

Published: 9/20/2010

Fast Inspection Adds Dollars to the Bottom Line
Putting out good products and being profitable are what it’s all about in the machining business.

Published: 7/16/2010

Portable CMM Slashes Inspection Time
For very large parts, portable measuring solutions can be more practical than traditional CMMs and gages. One such unit from FARO helped this shop reduce inspection time by 80 percent on a large, cast iron housing.

Published: 5/12/2010

Borescopes Target Rifle Barrel Defects
As one of only three manufacturers to receive a contract to produce mil-spec M-16 rifles, Sabre Defence must produce barrels to the most stringent quality standards. Hawkeye Borescopes from Gradient Lens Corporation offer the only way to view the in...

Published: 4/13/2010

Small Parts Have Big Impact
Advanced micromachining capabilities have had a monumental effect on the way parts are produced. But as parts continue to get smaller, complexities increase, as do corresponding tolerance requirements.

Published: 1/18/2010

CMMs Provide Reliable, Accurate Measurement Data
Having used a CMM from Carl Ziess for about a decade, this manufacturer turned to the metrology supplier again when it needed additional inspection capacity. The MMZ B and Accura CMMs delivered the accuracy and reliability the shop had come to expec...