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.
Air gaging technology has its roots back over 70 years and is today a viable and highly reliable method for many applications in industries where a high volume of parts is produced or where the precision of hard-to-access dimensions makes other measuring techniques impossible.
To help verify machine tool accuracy in closed-loop motion control systems, direct load monitoring using secondary feedback encoders eliminates common sources of position error — mechanical backlash, non-linearity, and hysteresis — and saves money along the way.
A process-controlled hard turning cell in this Texas machine shop deploys programmable gages for measuring and sorting mud-motor bearings – and the cell pays for itself in 18 days.
Jet engine component maker Meyer Tool reduces its hard gage costs by replacing multiple costly hard gages with a single software-driven Equator gage from Renishaw.
Hexagon Metrology's workshop will focus on measurement solutions for common aerospace challenges.
CNC verification and simulation software developer CGTech and ZOLLER, a presetting and measuring machine manufacturer, announce a newly developed tooling management interface that increases overall machining effectiveness by reducing the operating costs in tool presetting, simulation and prove-out.
The Coordinate Metrology Society's Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference attracted more than 500 professionals worldwide in the 3D portable measurement and inspection field.
There may be many ways to check a depth dimension on a part, but the fastest and most accurate is with the digital depth gage. Here are some that can meet your deepest needs.
The Ultra-Cal III Electronic Depth Gage from Fowler measures from 0-12 in with improved electronics, including direct RS232 output.
The ABSOLUTE Digimatic Depth Gage from Mitutoyo can keep track of the origin point once set for approximately 20,000 hours (three years) under normal use.