Zeiss Completes Steel Portion of New Facility
The new setting will provide an advanced digital infrastructure to demonstrate quality assurance insights for customers and demonstrate smart factory capabilities.
Zeiss has completed the steel portion of its new facility for Industrial Quality and Research (IQR). The facility is expected to be finished June 2020. The site will consolidate four existing Michigan facilities into one location and will bring a modern work environment to almost 170 employees.
The new setting will provide an advanced digital infrastructure to demonstrate quality assurance insights for customers and demonstrate “smart factory” capabilities. Spanning over 80,000 square feet with two floors, the new center will provide dimensional metrology and inspection equipment and services to a wide variety of industries. Zeiss measuring specialists will be able to perform proof-of-capability demonstrations for multidimensional measurement equipment, surface form and geometry equipment, and non-destructive testing and surface defect detection equipment.
The new facility will include system demonstration labs, team collaboration areas, individual focus rooms and so-called “digital experience”
The uses of working gage blocks are as varied as the number of gage blocks in a large set. The working blocks have an intermediate grade and are often used in the inspection or calibration lab, but they may also be found on the shop floor.
Measuring workpiece dimensions is relatively simple for machine operators but measuring workpiece geometry which involves more complex comparisons of part shape to an ideal shape--is now also practical on the shop floor. The gaging equipment for doing this is coming down in price while becoming easier to use.
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.