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Published: 11/15/2002

Automotive OEM Employs Shopfloor CMMs To Improve Process Control
GM expects first-time quality from transmissions manufactured at this major manufacturer, which are shipped directly to the GM assembly line. There are no incoming quality checks or receiving inspection routines.

Published: 11/15/2002

CMM Locks In Inspection And Productivity
This company, established more than 140 years ago, manufactures a high volume of brass padlocks annually. They are made on two large rotary transfer machines with drilling capabilities. The company is also doing reverse engineering for tooling purpo...

Published: 6/15/2002

CAD-Based Measuring Software Handles Large Complex Parts
Many CMMs today are outdated with respect to the needs of today's quality standards and production requirements. In most cases, the original CMM machine hardware has the built-in precision to accurately provide the ongoing sophisticated measuring de...

Published: 9/15/2001

Scanning CMM Gets Auto Parts To Market With Speed, Accuracy
In the game of darts, the bull's eye is 4 cm in diameter. It doesn't matter where the dart hits inside the bull's eye—dead center, slightly to the left or right of dead center—to score points, as long as it lands within the 4-cm circle.

Published: 9/15/2001

Bore Gaging Flexibility Boosts Productivity
A key machining operation at the plant is the boring of metal; consequently, improved inner and outer diameter measurement ability is required.

Published: 4/15/2001

System Measures Surface Finish And Profiles
As a quality systems supplier, this manufacturer imposes strict internal quality demands on its components. Many machined parts feature bearing surfaces that will come into moving contact with mating parts made of metal, plastics or powder metal.

Published: 4/15/2001

Software Speeds Up Automotive Part Inspection
Lotus Cars is known worldwide for creating award-winning sports cars at the forefront of vehicle design technology. The company has also developed a reputation for exceptional quality.

Published: 3/15/2001

Gage Improves Thread Inspection
When Superbolt, Inc., had requests from more and more of its customers to inspect its threads to System 23 (MIL-S-8879A-23) specifications, this producer of Stud/Bolt Tensioners realized it needed to find a new method to control the quality of the c...

Published: 3/15/2001

Software Charges CMMs
Eagle Manufacturing is a supplier of engine components to Ford Motor Company and Navistar International, a leading manufacturer of trucks, school buses and midrange diesel engines. Eagle’s 120-person facility produces cylinder heads, connecting rods...

Published: 2/15/2001

Checking Fixtures Built With Seamless Epoxy Paste
This company has realized significant time savings by developing outer and inner checking fixtures for a truck manufacturer using a combination of fiberglass and epoxy.