Breathe New Life Into New and Existing CMMs

By retrofitting a manual CMM to run Verisurf software, a shop adds additional functionality and productivity features that are quickly becoming requirements of manufacturing and quality engineers.
Software: Articles

Before Investing in Quality Management Solutions, Know Thyself

Manufacturers must now consider investing in enterprise quality management software that can verify and analyze their own understanding of their current quality capabilities across people, processes, and technology. 
Every shop should develop a high-level understanding of their existing quality resources so they can begin creating flow charts for each quality process that, in turn, will help them understand not only a breakdown of what takes place within a specific process, but also the resources allocated to each step along with any potential gaps that may exist. 

Trumpf Selects Hertzler Systems to Enhance Quality Management Control

TRUMPF North America has invested in Hertzler’s GainSeeker SPC software to improve quality management of its manufacturing processes.
TRUMPF, the largest manufacturer of fabricating equipment and industrial lasers in North America, was attracted to Hertzler's easy dashboard monitoring.

QVI Announced Introduction of c-vision Product Line at Quality Expo 2013

The projector combines the accuracy and automation of a large field of view video measuring system with the rugged, high load capacity and familiarity of a horizontal comparator to create a unique shop-floor measuring system and provides shop-hardened, high reliability measurement performance.(Click on photo to enlarge it)
Both c-vision models were on display and available for customer demonstrations at Quality Expo 2013 in Chicago, September 10-12, and will be shown at selected QVI Tech Tour events throughout North America.

Devil in the Details: Measuring Complex Pressure Vessels

Another mid-sized unit in set-up position, FARO Fusion at device position #1, comp-off
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The assurance of accurately placed features on complex units did not exist for Cannon Boiler Works until they moved into advanced metrology from FARO that completes inspection in the desired detail and generates other benefits as well.


Rare Breed: Tube and pipe bending shops must rethink their processes to improve accuracies and meet tighter tolerances at lower costs. Cathy Hayat of Hexagon Metrology explains how measurement technology designed specifically for these applications will not only increase their productivity and precision, but also dramatically reduce their scrap rates and lower their costs.

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Software: Products

Reality-Check to Avoid Collision

The software module »tool realityCheck« is available for all CNC-controlled tool presetter and measuring machines from ZOLLER, such as this »venturion 450«.
The software module »tool realityCheck« from ZOLLER prevents expensive machine tool crashes that are due to programmed nominal data that does not comply with real, actual data.

Reverse Engineering Announces Product Debut at SolidWorks 2014 will demonstrate the latest version of its feature-based 3D scanning point cloud tools fully-integrated inside the Solidworks 2014 modeling engine. announced that its next major release will debut at SolidWorks World 2014 in San Diego.

Data Transmission and Software Now Integrated into Wireless Digital Indicators

MarCator Integrated wireless digital indicators make data collection at the point of manufacture simple, easy to implement and use, reliable and cost effective.
Mahr Federal's integrated MarConnect transmitters and software allow for economical implementation of secure wireless transmission.