High-throughput CMM laser interferometry surface measurement systems
can be negatively affected by plant low-frequency vibrations, which can distort the interferometry measurements and deliver inaccurate readings. Here's how to prevent that from happening.
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.
They now sell and service Revolution series CMMs.
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.
Taking measurements at ground zero on the machine or the shop floor is the name of the game, and here are some of the latest portable metrology systems that can provide those competitive capabilities.
The Revolution Series HB Shop Floor CMM from AIMS is able to cut inspection time from days to minutes for many applications such as aerospace components.
Ideal for point cloud inspection, product benchmarking, 3D digitizing, virtual assembly, reverse engineering, rapid prototyping or CNC milling, the RS3 Integrated Scanner from Hexagon enables shops to inspect like-for-like parts in approximately half the time.