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Published: 3/7/2020

What’s the Correct Reading?
A CMM, a bore mic and an air gage measure parts differently and may provide different values, yet all of them may be correct. Here’s how.

Published: 2/24/2020

New CMMs Gather More Data, Faster, for Automotive QC Department
Continental’s single-touch-probe CMM was bogging down quality control and limiting the information the company could glean for safety inspections. Two Altera CMMs from LK Metrology cut cycle times and increased insight. 

Published: 2/4/2020

Know the Performance Levels of Your Gages
By understanding the characteristics of three types of gages, you can choose the correct one for your application.

Published: 2/1/2020

IMTS Sparks Idea for Adaptive Technology in a CNC Machine Shop
An encounter with a virtual reality demonstration at the 2018 International Manufacturing Technology Show led to the discovery of adaptive technology that gives a shop’s legally blind QC inspector 20/20 vision.

Published: 1/30/2020

Companies Need a Process for Handling Returns
Review your return policy to ensure that it is clear, covers all types of returns and is being applied consistently.

Published: 1/16/2020

There is More Than One Way to Find a Match
Three ways to control the clearance between critical-fit parts.

Published: 1/7/2020

Shop Hands Over Gear Deburring to a Robot
Manual deburring of gears was an odious task for many of Katsa’s machinists, which in turn created a bottleneck that caused delays. The solution: a custom robotic deburring cell from Flexmill relying on Renishaw’s RMP60 pr...

Published: 1/7/2020

In-Process Testing in Automated Electronics Production
This automated plant can produce as many as 3,000 electrical fuses per hour, and integrated small force sensors ensure they meet the automotive industry’s standards.

Published: 1/6/2020

Effective Technical Process Through Metrology
As manufacturing processes and the resulting parts become more complex, shops must invest the time and resources to allow their inspection methods to keep pace.

Published: 1/3/2020

Adaptive Technology Opens CNC Shop Opportunities
VR goggles integrated with a camera give a legally blind young woman 20/20 vision and the chance to be a machine shop’s second-shift quality control lead.