Inspection & Measuring Equipment

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Published: 9/15/2009

Laser Highlights
The number of different laser applications is surprising, yet it continues to grow. Here's a look at a few.

Published: 4/14/2009

Scanner Enables Fast, Flexible Inspection
When this tool and die shop sought to implement a new measurement solution, it placed a premium on portability, flexibility and accelerated inspection time. The Optigo white-light scanning system from CogniTens delivered all three. Compared with the...

Published: 12/4/2008

In-House CMM: An Efficient Choice
MAPCO Precision Machining, a Canton, Mich.-based CNC parts manufacturing business, agrees that having its own CMM capability is an essential part of contract manufacturing today. 

Published: 3/1/2008

Work Flow Boosts With CMM Upgrade
This shop knew that it needed to upgrade its CMM capabilities. It was going to take a couple of DCC CMM machines with varying work envelopes and a common comprehensive software package that the technicians as well as machine operators could easily b...

Published: 2/19/2008

Optical Measurement Keeps Pointe Precision Sharp
With increasing demand for strict tolerances, this manufacturer of medical and aerospace components needed a measurement system to ensure that critical part dimensions and features met customer specifications. Starrett's HD400 optical measuring syst...

Published: 5/4/2007

Laser System Checks CMMs For Accuracy
A CMM maker describes the laser system it uses to calibrate and service its machines.

Published: 4/3/2007

Supersized Surface Profiling System Inspects Large Bearings
A system for measuring bearings up to 84 inches in diameter involves moving the gage and granite surface plate to the workpiece with air-bearing assists.

Published: 4/3/2007

Gantry CMM Speeds Cycle Time While Increasing Output
A new 4-meter CMM let this shop inspect machine bases faster and more accurately.

Published: 10/14/2005

Auto Supplier Uses System To Gage Thread Depth And Reduce Costs
Each of the thousands of output axle shafts machined by American Axle&Manufacturing (AAM) (Detroit, Michigan) has at least six mounting holes, permitting the half shaft to be bolted securely to the flange. The proper location, depth and thread i...

Published: 8/25/2004

Process Control System Hones Job Shop's Competitive Edge
After researching the available systems, this shop chose a knowledge-based, process control software developed for metalworking operations comply with customers’ Cpk demands.