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 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.
A $100,000 initial donation complimented the group's donation of a Duramax CMM to the Precision Tool Manufacturing Training Program.
Here are some of the latest technologies that are bringing new capabilities to CMM applications.
A 10-page, 4-color, brochure highlights the Coord3 line of coordinate measuring machines that are available from Coord3 Metrology.