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Published: 1/15/2001

Job Shop Solves 2D Measurement Problem With Single-Axis Height Gage
Job shops are always trying to satisfy customers who are in a hurry. Sometimes these customers provide demanding or faulty specifications and then claim that a job isn't done right.

Published: 11/15/2000

Job Shop Upgrades CMM With Measuring Software
At the time, this company had a small manual Browne&Sharpe Validator CMM with Micro Measure 3 software. Mr. Myers knew this was not adequate to support the company's needs, especially in a QS9000 certification program.

Published: 9/15/2000

Roundness Measurement System Enhances Capabilities
The company says it owes its success to teamwork. Everyone--from the engineers who craft designs, to the machine operators who grind the parts, to the president who consults with all of them-collaborates on finding ways to make quality parts the bes...

Published: 3/15/2000

Truck-Chassis Quality Throughput Upgraded With Shopfloor Coordinate Measuring
CMMs, once relegated to protected, off-the-floor QA labs, are now proving out in manufacturing environments such as heavy-metal fabrication shops. The payoff is the same as in precision manufacturing: higher yields, better process control and lower ...

Published: 3/15/2000

Pump Maker Gains Production Efficiency With Smart Gaging Choices
The challenge facing this pump manufacturer was to make the high-tolerance inspection process so efficient that parts could be checked randomly by several machinists, without causing delays that would slow production.

Published: 1/15/2000

Meeting Rotating Part Specs Focuses Machine Shop On Quality Inspection
Portable arm coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) offer advantages beyond portability.

Published: 12/15/1999

Digitizer Drives Five-Axis CNC Head Porting To The Performance Redline
Why spend thousands of dollars on a precision machined engine block, crank and pistons, just to bolt on a set of unported cylinder heads with mismatched port volumes and rough wall surfaces? This is where hand porting comes in.

Published: 1/15/1999

Piston Maker Boosts Quality With Special Geometry Software
A leading manufacturer of pistons for high performance engines has improved its manufacturing accuracy and quality control by using a software package developed especially to measure the unusual geometry of pistons.

Published: 1/15/1999

Precision Fabricator Boosts 100 Percent Parts Inspection Program W/ Height Gage
Amherst has been able to attain much faster inspection with the addition of a new and highly versatile Fowler/Sylvac Z-Cal height gage from Fred V. Fowler Co., Inc. One of the key advantages of this gage is its ability to be used both in the inspect...

Published: 3/15/1998

Portable CMM Helps Ice The Production Of Refrigeration Units
Carrier uses the Romer portable CMM to simultaneously increase productivity and quality. This CMM has reduced Carrier's total measurement time of a typical frame from eight to ten staff hours down to one hour.