Gaging System Measures Larger Parts with Speed, Repeatability
IMTS 2018: Renishaw’s Equator gauging system is designed for speed, repeatability and ease of use in manual or automated applications.
Renishaw’s Equator gauging system is designed for speed, repeatability and ease of use in manual or automated applications. The Equator500 system gauges larger parts than previous models. It has has a working volume of 500 mm in diameter and as high as 400 mm.
Other products on display are the RenAM 500Q multi-laser AM system, the XM-60 diagnostic laser measurement system, the Sprint scanning measurement system and the Revo multi-sensor measurement system.
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.
While countersunk and chamfered holes are similar in appearance, functionally they are quite different. Consequently, different gages exist to serve these different functional requirements.
This shop has a plan for dramatically expanding its contract machining business in high-value markets.