• MMS Youtube
  • MMS Facebook
  • MMS Linkedin
  • MMS Twitter
4/16/2007

Desktop Measuring Machine Built For Accuracy

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

The Microgage is a 3D desktop CMM designed for reliability and thermal stability. Available from Helmel, the CMM delivers volumetric accuracy of better than 5 micrometers. It has repeatability of 0.7 micrometer and scale resolution of 0.1 micrometer. The fixed-bridge design incorporates a moving stage for the Y axis. XYZ travels are 225 mm × 150 mm × 125 mm, with precision linear bearings in the X and Y axes and instrument roller bearings in the Z axis. Accuracy is intrinsic; error mapping and volumetric error compensation are not used. The machine is capable of dimensional inspection, scanning and reverse engineering of parts. It uses the company’s Geomet CMM Metrology Software and motion control, which provides operators with control over geometric measurement, analysis and programming.

RELATED CONTENT

  • Surface Texture From Ra to Rz

    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.

  • Going Lean in Order to Grow

    This shop has a plan for dramatically expanding its contract machining business in high-value markets.

  • Composites Machining for the F-35

    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.

Resources