Coordinate Measuring Machines
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Now under AIMS ownership, Measurement Specialties Inc. has supported CMM brands including Sheffield – as retrofitting and upgrading business has increased over the last year, AIMS is now poised to broaden its customer service offerings.
One of manufacturing’s biggest challenges is filling the knowledge gap left by skilled employees who retire. Intelligent machine control (IMC) increases throughput regardless of who’s operating measurement and production equipment by removing the potential for human error.
The latest version of Renishaw’s 3D fixture-modelling software creates a metrology setup around a CAD model of an inspected part. With FixtureBuilder 8.0, users don’t need a coordinate measuring machine or other inspection device to confirm accuracy.
A series of special services are offered to medical equipment manufacturers to meet urgent CMM requirements. Topping the list is expedited sales and service for TP20/TP200, SP25M, Nikon L/LC/XC laser scanners, PH20 and REVO probes.
Exact Metrology offers practical ways to maintain safe, effective production in the workplace. Maintaining a six-foot distance from others as well as frequent hand-washing and device sanitizing are critical.
Mitutoyo America Corp.’s QM-Height Series measures height, height difference (step), inside/outside widths, inside/outside diameters, circle pitch, and free-form surface max/min heights to ±(2.4+2.1L/600) μm. Simple-to-use control panel enables most measurements to be made with one keystroke.
The coordinate measuring machine (CMM) manufacturer is entering the portable measuring arm market with the Freedom line of 24 3D articulating arms. A 6-axis model for touch probing and a 7-axis version for multisensor metrology including laser scanning are available in two accuracy levels.
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s R12 is a 12-megapixel version of the company’s AICON SmartScan white light scanner. The higher-resolution camera increases the accuracy of a system known for versatility and portability.
Software and hardware training for customers will be a major focus of the new location.
Michigan-based Tech Center houses facility with the latest metrology software.
Fowler High Precision and Verisurf Software partner to offer a lightweight direct computer control (DCC) coordinate measuring machine (CMM) loaded with zCAT software. Because the combination enables in-process inspection, the same employee making the part can now measure the part.
The multisensor MiSCAN Vision System is a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) with a microscopic-level scanning probe. The compact MiSTAR 555 is a space-saving in-line or near-line CNC CMM designed for high-speed, high-accuracy measurements with assurance from 10° C to 40° C.
Unison Ups Product Support Scope, Accessibility with ‘UltimateCare’
The rebranded service program facilitates selection of the right maintenance solutions, and also offers additional services such as CAD modellng, component prototyping and process optimization. Customers can choose services ala-carte or in tailored, bundled agreements.
Paperless Parts Launches Search Function to Expedite Quoting
Paperless Search, a digital search tool enhancing the quoting platform from Paperless Parts, provides easy access to all formats of historical data, and it’s available now to Paperless Parts customers.
In Development: New Laser System Creates Grease-Repellent Metal Surfaces
Funded by an EU grant, a European consortium is treating metal with high-power lasers that texture the surface with microscopic spikes that prevent grease and bacteria from sticking. Rough micro-topography acts like a bed of nails to stop dirt or liquid from attaching.