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.      

Measurement & Inspection Profiles

Each of these Profiles shares a concise background of who the company is that sells that product, along with a brief discussion of their technical expertise and knowledge.
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.
Coordinate Measuring Machines

LDI Distributes Tomelleri CMMs in North America through Regional Resellers

Laser DesignTomelleri Engineering line of Space Arm® articulated-arm CMMs.
Laser Scanners

Under the Radar

With a need to focus on monitoring process quality during the manufacturing process, this laser radar system provides a unique alternative to the shortcomings of the traditional inspection methods.
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

Laser Encoders Deliver Part-Per-Million Accuracy in Composite Machining

Laser encoders from Renishaw deliver part-per-million accuracy during week-long machining cycles on 40 meter long composite wing skins being built by Flow Corporation. 
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

Simple, Visible Inspection

Tailored for small and medium-sized shops, PiWeb sbs quality data management software from Zeiss connects all gaging and inspection devices into one common reporting system that standardizes reporting and personalizes graphical representation of measured parts for easier and faster communication.
Take a look at some of the latest advances in quality assurance software to help your shop remain competitive.

3D Dreams

LumiTrax Machine Vision lighting technology from Keyence uses high-speed cameras, intelligent lighting and a powerful algorithm to inspect parts with precision that can detect surface irregularities and workpiece patterns, regardless of workpiece variations or issues with ambient light. It can even inspect stains and stamps.
Take a look at some of the newest three-dimensional scanning technology that can reduce the cost of a typical manufacturing design cycle by up to 75 percent.

3D Infrared Robotic Scanning Inspection

The R3Dscan inline inspection is ideal for light weight carbon fiber, glass fiber, and fiber reinforced materials used to replace metal parts in order to reduce weight and improve efficiency.
Now it possible to inspect the dimension, shape, and position of parts with transparent, black, or reflective surfaces during manufacturing cycles.