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.      

Aluminum Extruder Reaps Profits from Innovative Temperature Measurement

Check out how this innovative pyrometer from AMETEK Land delivers high accuracy in a three-in-one capability for extrusion press exit, extrusion press quench zone and strip mills at Sapa Profiles UK.
Experts
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.
Optical Measurement Equipment

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.
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.
Software

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

FABTECH 2016: Tube & Pipe

Booth N-6100: The full electric YLM CNC 38MS AE rotary bender from J&S Machine features a new look, software system and design changes.
Take a closer look at some of the tube and pipe fabrication technologies that will be exhibited November 16-18 on the show floor in Las Vegas.

Semi-Custom Dimensional Measurement of Sheets, Discs and More

Booth N-7215: The ProTable X from Accurate Technology is a semi-custom dimensional measurement system designed to measure sheets, discs and more with an accuracy of ±.003 in across the entire linear range of measurement, which can be up to 48 in W x 120 in L.
The battery operated ProTable X semi-custom dimensional measurement system from Accurate Technology provides accuracy of ±.003 in across the entire linear range of measurement up to 48 in W x 120 in L.

FABTECH 2016: Forming & Fabricating

Booth C-22092: The Fiessler AKAS 3-P from Press Brake Safety is the first co-moving press brake safety system to provide high speed operation up to the clamp point. The operator's hands or fingers are protected by the presence of the 3D safety laser beam grid located beneath the ram.
Take a closer look at some of the metal forming and fabrication technologies that will be exhibited November 16-18 on the show floor in Las Vegas.