Measurement & Inspection

Manual and automated analog and digital gages, instruments, scales, tests and other devices, integrated systems and techniques used to report, record, and manage the data of precise physical dimensions, weight, temperature, pressure, current, voltage or other process value being generated from the forming, fabricating, welding or cutting of material.      

How Instant Measurement Brings Instant Results (and Heavy Traffic)

By measuring up to 99 dimensions in less than three seconds, the machine shop of this medical manufacturer realized immediate return on investment in their new system that inspects small, tight-tolerance components – and anything else, from milled parts to dimensions on laser marking.
Ballbar Systems

Learning New Tricks with Ballbar Analysis

Advanced ballbar testing enables this semiconductor component supplier to achieve better-than-new machine tool accuracy and extend machine life for unconventional silicon processing.
Bore Gages

Cutting Through Surface Noise: Easy Cylinder Head Inspection

This high-intensity, multidirectional lighting camera technology makes easy imaging of challenging part features on machined heads to provide a clear advantage for this automotive supplier.
Coordinate Measuring Machines

How to Minimize the Dynamic Error of CMM

The COORD3 Universal CMM from Perceptron uses the latest REVO-2 5-axis measuring system to minimize CMM dynamic error by managing all part feature scanning motion within the REVO-2 head.
Laser Scanners

One Step Closer to the Factory of the Future

As the Factory of the Future learns how to manufacture parts as seamlessly as possible, portable metrology is making major inroads for machine control in large robots used for assembly operations that previously involved very expensive fixed tooling, multiple operators, and many days to accomplish these tasks. 
Non-Destructive Testing

Emerging Trends in Nondestructive Testing

This review of some new products shows how advanced technologies are bringing flexibility and a wider range of applications to NDT inspection booths, pre-inspections and screening applications used in shops.
Other Gages and Gaging Equipment

Exploring Part Deviation with Surface Plate Measurement

The Millimar C1200 from Mahr Federal is a low-cost, easy-to-view and easy-to-use Digital IC Amplifier with a new high resolution, high color contrast display that provides clear and very responsive analog readings with selectable scales.

All-Touch CMM Software

This touch technology introduces smart phone productivity into the operation of coordinate measuring machines, portable arms and laser trackers.
Surface Roughness/Finish

Prerequisites for High Surface Quality

The flawless surfaces required in mold making demand large cutting volumes during the roughing sequence, but a perfectly finished surface at the end. This analysis from Heidenhain examines how, along with high quality machine tool mechanics and control performance, the optimal milling result necessary to do this depends heavily on the measuring technology.
Measurement & Inspection: Products

Measure Delicate Medical Materials with Accuracy, Not Force

Ideal for measuring malleable materials in medical devices with uncompromising accuracy, the Zero-Force Metro Length Gauge from Heidenhain can measure extremely sensitive materials without fear of product deformation.
The Zero-Force Metro Length Gauge from Heidenhain is especially suitable for measuring malleable materials in medical devices and maintains its high accuracy of ±0.2 µm and thermal stability due to the optical encoder technology inside.

Video Measuring Microscopes

The MarVision MM 320 video measuring microscope with image processing capability from Mahr Federal is well suited for measuring and/or dimensioning geometric elements of bone screws, hip joint implants, knee endoprostheses, and other medical parts.
The MarVision MM 320 from Mahr Federal provides accurate inspection of small medical parts down to miniaturized electronic components, the extremely precise measuring instrument is designed to meet the highest quality and production requirements.

Miniature Incremental Optical Encoder for Inspection and Metrology

The ATOM non-contact optical linear and rotary incremental encoder system from Renishaw combines miniaturization with leading-edge dirt immunity, signal stability and reliability. Its filtering optics use Auto Gain Control and Auto Offset Control for exceptional signal stability and dirt immunity that is ideal for medical applications, inspection and metrology. (view one)
The ATOM encoder system from Renishaw delivers unrivaled metrology performance and class-leading accuracy, with low Sub-Divisional Error (SDE), low jitter and long-term reliability.