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Published: 9/23/2018

Micrometers – Shifting into High Gear
Over time, the basic handheld micrometer has evolved to include numerous contact point configurations and digital electronics. But in 150 years, the micrometer is still one of the most popular and versatile precision measuring tools on the shop floo...

Published: 8/26/2018

Managing Cutting Tool Resources Through Shopfloor Connectivity
A manufacturer of cutting tool measuring equipment says that by using the data already available from devices such as tool presetters and vending systems, shops can easily establish an effective “smart” tool management system.

Published: 8/11/2018

CMM Inspection Aided by 3D-Printed Fixtures
Cincinnati Inc. has found that 3D-printed fixtures save money and effort in the inspection process for intermediate to complex machined parts.

Published: 7/25/2018

The Modular Multi-Gage Concept
Modular, multi-gage measuring devices work with a wide range of workpieces and and are ideal for short-run production in which flexibility and change-over are key.

Published: 7/16/2018

Software Helps NASA Automate Robot Programming Process
A process being developed by the NASA Advanced Composites Project uses software to help automate the programming of collaborative robots for safe inspection of composite fuselage components alongside workers, providing more consistent results.  ...

Published: 7/14/2018

Metrology Makes Manufacturing Smart
Realizing the full promise of data-driven manufacturing could require rethinking the role of quality control, both in individual operations and throughout the supply chain. 

Published: 7/11/2018

Using Augmented Reality on the Shopfloor
As the technology behind virtual reality comes into its own, companies are already looking at how manufacturers can make use of it.

Published: 6/12/2018

MMS Looks Back: 1940s - How They Rolled During World War II
What has changed in roller bearing manufacturing? The Timken Company and Modern Machine Shop reunite to explore the topic we covered 75 years ago. This story is part of our 90th anniversary series.

Published: 5/22/2018

When to use Split-Laser, On-Machine Tool Measurement Probes
There is value in using compact, on-machine laser probes to automatically measure cutting tools and detect broken tools. However, for some applications, a larger split-laser system is needed.

Published: 5/13/2018

Manufacturing News of Note: May 2018
Mahr to offer confocal microscopes, CGTech joins an R&D outfit and other industry news.