CMM Designed for Adaptability in Materials
IMTS 2018: Hexagon’s Global S coordinate measuring machine (CMM) is built for adaptability in materials, production processes and product demand.
Hexagon’s Global S coordinate measuring machine (CMM) is built for adaptability in materials, production processes and product demand. The machine combines smart technologies including user experience enhancements, advanced software and eco-friendly options. Measurements are made in one of three available performance levels, colored green, blue and chrome. Users select the needed productivity driver from throughput, precision, flexibility or shop-floor measurement options. The machine is customizable and is part of the company’s Enhanced Productivity Series (EPS) line.
This shop has a plan for dramatically expanding its contract machining business in high-value markets.
Lockheed Martin’s precision machining of composite skin sections for the F-35 provides part of the reason why this plane saves money for U.S. taxpayers. That machining makes the plane compelling in ways that have led other countries to take up some of the cost. Here is a look at a high-value, highly engineered machining process for the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.
The irregularity of a machined surface is the result of the machining process, including the choice of tool; feed and speed of the tool; machine geometry; and environmental conditions. This irregularity consists of high and low spots machined into a surface by the tool bit or a grinding wheel.