Retrofitting CMMs or articulated arms with new laser scanners is one affordable option among many that shops are considering.
Inspection of a bore in an open setup often requires multiple measurement steps and mathematical calculations, but portable CMM technology from FARO can alleviate much of this work by allowing the user to fix the part in one spot, take several points to create an alignment of X- and Y-axes, and measure the bore. Software then determines the position of the bore and its deviation from the called out position.
The new Carl Zeiss Metrology Services will provide local contract metrology services, training, technical support and project management.
The Repurposed CMMs include a new CNC and electronics, measuring software and a laser scanner for full point-cloud creation with automatic feature extraction.
This $15.9 million acquisition moves Perceptron into a stronger position in the $1.8 billion global CMM market.
The advanced software in these new shop floor inspection systems integrates geometric dimensioning and tolerancing parameters into the measurement process to improve the assessment of functional precision in the parts being measured.
The XM Series handheld probe coordinate measuring machine from Keyence easily installed in any environment to perform intuitive 3D measurements with high accuracy using advanced optics, image processing and structural design.
Here are some of the latest technologies that are bringing new capabilities to CMM applications.