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Published: 4/1/2019

Vision Systems: One Shop's Competitive Edge for Measurement and Inspection
Even for high-volume machine shops like Alpha Grainger, every part is critical. When the bottleneck to inspect a vast number of parts resulted in lost business, the company built, then invested in, digital vision systems to gain a competit...

Published: 1/20/2019

Inspection System Helps Company Meet Short Lead Times
A digital video inspection system from Starrett is increasing this company’s inspection throughput and helping it get parts to its customer on time.

Published: 8/20/2018

Micromachining is About Precision
Holding tolerances on very small part features is not for the faint of heart. The skill is not only in the machining, but cleaning and inspection as well.

Published: 5/18/2018

Reverse Engineering: A Basic How-To
An inspection specialist imparts principles for successfully going about the reverse engineering process with 3D scanning equipment. 

Published: 4/1/2018

Evolution of Performance Camshaft Grinding, Finishing
Comp Cams has made numerous improvements to its CNC camshaft grinding process. The company has also implemented what it calls its “Micro Surface Enhancement” finishing technology, which works in tandem with its enhanced grinding process ...

Published: 1/19/2018

Automated Inspection on the Shop Floor
Most machine shops understand the value of automation when it is applied to such operations as turning, milling and grinding.

Published: 1/3/2018

Inspection Automation
A 3D white-light scanning sensor mounted to an industrial robot enables accurate, unattended part inspection.

Published: 12/1/2017

Machining in a Measured Future
Today’s most exclusive work serves as a proving ground for the coming era of more stringent specifications, less paper and more comprehensive quality control in general.

Published: 11/10/2017

The Link Between Gaging and Tool Cost Savings
New software delivers the next step for Renishaw’s programmable gaging system: a mechanism for changing cutting tools when they are truly at the end of their life, not after an arbitrary number of pieces have been run.

Published: 10/2/2017

Meeting the Machining Challenges of Additive Manufacturing
You can 3D print the part, but can you finish it? Here is how to overcome the challenge of part deflection in the machining of lightweight, complex AM parts.