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.
Their new ROMER Absolute Arm provides 3D scanning that measures any type of part with minimal alterations, regardless of the material or shape.
Their purchase of CMI Technology will allow them to control quality and delivery time frames for components they manufacture for their LM and HB Series CMMs.
They are awarded $100,000 to develop technology that will reduce CMM set-up time and increase reliability of the operator interface.
The scalable TubeShaper software system from Hexagon can interface directly with one or more CNC tube benders to calculate and apply correctional data within the production cycle to streamline operations and almost completely eliminate scrap.
Contract manufacturers that are making parts for medical applications must measure and compare parts faster, with higher precision, and generate and integrate all types of inspection and measurement records for the production history of a given part. Here are some of the newest systems available to help them do that.
The LEGEX 4 CNC CMM from Mitutoyo can measure ultra-precise molds, aspherical lenses and parts for medical instruments, and calibrate master gages for research institutes.