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May 2021

Abrasives Are Not All Created Equal

Quality Manager Tim Urano says Austin-based Wolfram Manufacturing

Many shops hesitate to incorporate abrasive finishing tools in CNC machines for fear of clogging coolant lines and damaging slides and bearings. However, finishing tools generate very little grit.

Many shops hesitate to incorporate abrasive finishing tools in CNC machines for...

5 Common Questions About Implementing a Robotic Welding System

Tregaskiss welding tips

Proper cable and consumables selection and tool center point (TCP) control play go a long way toward improving quality and optimizing overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Establish a thorough pre-implementation plan and monitor key issues to get the most of your investment.

Proper cable and consumables selection and tool center point (TCP) control play...

Need More Punching Capacity? Turn Your Press Brake Into a Punch Press

With Video

Does limited punching capacity and outsourcing lead times cause production delays in your shop? Here is a simple, affordable and effective system that can expand the capabilities of your press brakes, help streamline operations and eliminate the need for outsourcing or purchasing new equipment.

Does limited punching capacity and outsourcing lead times cause production delays in...

Simulation Software Optimizes Press Productivity

Tooling Tech Group’s die design services

Tooling Tech Group can analyze incoming part files, fix clash and clearance violations, identify tool design changes, and make adjustments to achieve the highest strokes per minute (SPM) without going through trial and error on the stamping floor. This applies to servo, mechanical and hydraulic presses regardless of manufacturer.

Tooling Tech Group can analyze incoming part files, fix clash and clearance...

Device Protects Ball Bearing Retainer Cages

With Video
Superior Die Set’s Cage Saver

Throw out your rubber bands and twist-wire! Superior Die Set’s Cage Saver retracts ball bearing retainer cages during die-handling and -maintenance and protects the assembly from water and detergent during pressure washing.

Throw out your rubber bands and twist-wire! Superior Die Set’s Cage Saver...

Efficiency-Driven Turret Punch Press

Murata Machinery’s Motorum M2044TS turret punch press

Murata Machinery’s Motorum M2044TS turret punch press uses a servo-electric punch drive system that incorporates the latest ram drive design. Large turret provides more stations for greater flexibility and increased productivity, and its smaller table is sized to accommodate limited floor space.

Murata Machinery’s Motorum M2044TS turret punch press uses a servo-electric punch drive...

Combination Machine Provides a One-Two Punch. Literally

LVD’s Strippit PL

LVD’s  Strippit PL provides a fiber laser cutter and punch press in one machine. The combination enhances efficiency by reducing production time and material handling, and lowers cost per part in both small lot sizes and high-volume runs.

LVD’s  Strippit PL provides a fiber laser cutter and punch press in...

Automatic Ball Cage Punching Machine Increases Output By More Than 40%

RT-HLKK1000 from Karl Klink

Powered by a servo drive instead of a flywheel, Karl Klink’s RT-HLKK1000 ball cage punching machine improves cut quality by increasing cutting speed. Two die stations and streamlined retooling process also help shorten cycle times from 10 to 7 seconds.

Powered by a servo drive instead of a flywheel, Karl Klink’s RT-HLKK1000...

Redesigned Punching Machine is Quieter Than Ever

Boschert’s Compact EVO CNC punching machine

Fabricators can easily integrate Boschert’s Compact EVO CNC punching machine into their networks via the machine’s interface. Operators can program complex CAD parts with the company’s BG Cut software.

Fabricators can easily integrate Boschert’s Compact EVO CNC punching machine into their...

Part Deburring, Cleaning, and Drying On A 15-Second Cycle

Ecoclean’s EcoCvelox

Combining high-pressure water jet deburring with low-pressure part cleaning and drying processes, the EcoCvelox from Ecoclean Inc. is a one-stop finishing solution. Highly configurable equipment enables highly flexible process design.

Combining high-pressure water jet deburring with low-pressure part cleaning and drying processes,...

Effective Cleaning and Coating of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Parts

Houghto-Prep ZP5 phosphorus-free cleaner and self-limiting coating from Quaker Houghton is for ferrous, aluminum, and other non-ferrous components in preparation for paint and other organic coatings.

Houghto-Prep ZP5 phosphorus-free cleaner and self-limiting coating from Quaker Houghton is for...

The Next Generation of Diffusion Bonding

Specialized furnaces with integrated hydraulic press systems use superior control of pressure and temperature to create better diffusion bonds when joining similar or dissimilar metals for fuselages, actuator fittings, landing gear trunnions, nacelle frames, nuclear control rods, turbine blades, medical devices, heat exchangers, lithium batteries and more.

Specialized furnaces with integrated hydraulic press systems use superior control of pressure...

Need More Punching Capacity? Turn Your Press Brake Into a Punch Press

With Video

Does limited punching capacity and outsourcing lead times cause production delays in your shop? Here is a simple, affordable and effective system that can expand the capabilities of your press brakes, help streamline operations and eliminate the need for outsourcing or purchasing new equipment.

Does limited punching capacity and outsourcing lead times cause production delays in...

Economical Ironworkers and Punch Presses for Full Fabrication of Standard and Custom Jobs

The two-cylinder/two-person operation of the MM Series Complete Five-Station Fabrication Center from Kalamazoo Metal Muncher allows the punch and shear end to be operated separately, independently and simultaneously at full capacity and speed. Their GB Series Hydraulic Punch Press can also be fitted with special tooling to allow shearing or forming.

The two-cylinder/two-person operation of the MM Series Complete Five-Station Fabrication Center from...

Grinder Enables Lights-Out Production of Extremely Tight-Tolerance Machining Tools

Vollmer VGrind 340S

Vollmer’s 5-axis VGrind 340S machines carbide drills and milling cutters with diameters from 0.3 mm to 12.7 mm, sizes increasingly in demand in the automotive, electronics and medical sectors. Automation options enable unattended production around the clock.

Vollmer’s 5-axis VGrind 340S machines carbide drills and milling cutters with diameters...

Add the Latest Controls to Older-Model Grinding Machines

United Grinding North America, Walter Helitronic Power rebuild

Owners who rebuild their Walter Helitronic Power machine can get the same speed, functionality, and ease of use as new models without the expense of buying a new machine with standard automation features.

Owners who rebuild their Walter Helitronic Power machine can get the same...

Cylindrical Grinders For Precise Packaging Components

United Grinding’s Studer S41 cylindrical grinder

United Grinding’s Studer S41 (universal) and S131R (radius internal) are designed to produce large, heavy canning and die-forming components from the extremely hard metals commonly used in the packaging industry.

United Grinding’s Studer S41 (universal) and S131R (radius internal) are designed to...

Updated 5-Axis Tool Grinder

Star Cutter NXT 5-axis tool

Star Cutter’s NXT runs the latest NUM tool-grinding software, provides automated marking, accommodates denser pallet arrays, and produces multiple profiles for tools up to 10 inches in diameter in a single run.

Star Cutter’s NXT runs the latest NUM tool-grinding software, provides automated marking,...

Heavy-Duty Bench Grinders

Palmgren #9682121 heavy-duty bench grinder

Palmgren claims its line of heavy-duty bench grinders provides four to seven times longer duty cycle under load and eight times less speed degradation than competing products. Wheel diameters: 6 to 12 inches.

Palmgren claims its line of heavy-duty bench grinders provides four to seven...

Thread Grinder Produces Workpieces More Than 6 Feet Long

Mitsui Seiki’s GSH 200A

Automatic phase, notch-position and effective-diameter adjusters along with automatic wheel in-feed position adjustment ensure Mitsui Seiki’s GSH 200A thread grinder delivers consistently repeatable precision.

Automatic phase, notch-position and effective-diameter adjusters along with automatic wheel in-feed position...

High-Speed, High-Precision Surface Grinder

With Video
Kaast F-Grind AH surface grinders

Featuring a longitudinal feed rate of 975 inches/minute and vertical feed of 17 inches/minute, Kaast’s F-Grind AH Series is equally capable of achieving a high-quality surface finish or critical dimensions on cutting and threading tools, punches and gauges.

Featuring a longitudinal feed rate of 975 inches/minute and vertical feed of...

Form Grinding Ball Valves Raises Output and Reduces Cost

With Video
Glebar’s PG-9DHD centerless form grinder

Glebar’s PG-9DHD centerless form grinder accepts a 10-inch-wide work wheel to produce multiple parts per cycle in a single infeed motion. It shapes spherical and cylindrical components 0.050 to 4 inches in diameter.

Glebar’s PG-9DHD centerless form grinder accepts a 10-inch-wide work wheel to produce...

Perform Two Gear-Machining Processes in One Clamping

With Video
EMAG VLC 350 GT

Both a grinding and a turning machine, EMAG’s VLC 350 GT speeds  transmission component production by enabling multiple machining processes of chucked parts in a single clamping operation.

Both a grinding and a turning machine, EMAG’s VLC 350 GT speeds ...

Grinding Method Eliminates Need for Multiple Machine Tools

With Video
Coventry Associates Eccentric Positioning System (EPS) MultiTool

Almost any operation that requires a combination of high accuracy and high force can be improved with the Eccentric Positioning System (EPS) from Coventry Associates. The grinder uses three circular rotary tables on top of each other instead of linear slide systems. 

Almost any operation that requires a combination of high accuracy and high...

Creep Feed Grinder Makes Light Work of Large, Heavy Components

United Grinding Blohm Profimat XT

United Grinding’s Blohm Profimat XT relies on a 80 hp spindle and 20-inch-diameter grinding wheels to fashion workpieces weighing almost 1,800 pounds. Control interface customized to visualize machine monitoring data.

United Grinding’s Blohm Profimat XT relies on a 80 hp spindle and...

Abrasives Are Not All Created Equal

Quality Manager Tim Urano says Austin-based Wolfram Manufacturing

Many shops hesitate to incorporate abrasive finishing tools in CNC machines for fear of clogging coolant lines and damaging slides and bearings. However, finishing tools generate very little grit.

Many shops hesitate to incorporate abrasive finishing tools in CNC machines for...

12,000-Joule Capacitive Discharge Welder

Weld Systems Integrators captive discharge (CD) welders

Weld Systems Integrators’ next generation of capacitive discharge (CD) welders monitors force in real time to ensure consistent-quality results. Throat depth provides room for automation options such as end effectors and fastener feeders.

Weld Systems Integrators’ next generation of capacitive discharge (CD) welders monitors force...

Machine-Monitored and -Controlled Linear Friction Welders

Taylor-Winfield Technologies 30-ton linear friction welder

Taylor-Winfield Technologies’ linear friction welders use solid-state bond welding to join parts of the same or different material in various geometries. Operators can adjust frequency and amplitude during the process.

Taylor-Winfield Technologies’ linear friction welders use solid-state bond welding to join parts...

Heavy-Duty Rocker Arm Seam Welders

Standard Resistance Welder Models RS1 and RS2.

Georgia-based Standard Resistance Welder products include Models RS1 and RS2. Offering a wide range of standard and optional features, the heavy-duty rocker arm seam welders are built around welded steel bases.

Georgia-based Standard Resistance Welder products include Models RS1 and RS2. Offering a...

Resistance Welders for Any Lot and Part Size

Seedorff ACME resistance welders

Financing, lease, rental, and recondition-to-new programs are available for all Seedorff ACME rocker arm, pedestal, bench, press-type, seam, butt-and-tee and multispot resistance welders. Automation options available.

Financing, lease, rental, and recondition-to-new programs are available for all Seedorff ACME...

Ultrasonic Metal Spot Welder Delivers Repeatable, High-Quality Results

Emerson Branson GMX-20MA

The actuator’s dual linear bearings and a digital load cell enable Emerson Industrial Automation’s Branson GMX-20MA ultrasonic spot welder to deliver consistent quality from weld to weld by maintaining energy levels.

The actuator’s dual linear bearings and a digital load cell enable Emerson...

A Different Type of Bond – Hold the Filler Metal, Please

Amada Weld Tech’s CD-A1000A

Solid state and resistance welding use pressure and/or electric current to fuse dissimilar metals, nonferrous metals, and composites without generating defects, like gas porosity and hot cracking, seen in fusion welding. Think things like bus bars and switches in automotive electric systems and appliances and nuts and fittings on various parts.

Solid state and resistance welding use pressure and/or electric current to fuse...

5 Common Questions About Implementing a Robotic Welding System

Tregaskiss welding tips

Proper cable and consumables selection and tool center point (TCP) control play go a long way toward improving quality and optimizing overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Establish a thorough pre-implementation plan and monitor key issues to get the most of your investment.

Proper cable and consumables selection and tool center point (TCP) control play...

Two in One: Hybrid Milling/Friction Stir Welding Machine 

Mazak expands its line of multitasking machining centers with the VTC-300C FSW, a milling machine with friction stir welding (FSW) package for joining alloys with low melting points. Machine also features full traveling-column design, automatic tool changer, and 40-taper spindle.

Mazak expands its line of multitasking machining centers with the VTC-300C FSW,...

Weld Dissimilar Materials and Eliminate Post-Weld Inspection Processing

With Video

The automated SpinMeld friction spin welding system from Coldwater Machine is a very fast solid-state joining technology for steels, aluminum, cast or sintered metals, carbide materials, magnesium, nickel, molybdenum, and other exotic materials that normally may not be welded using other methods.

The automated SpinMeld friction spin welding system from Coldwater Machine is a...

Add the Latest Controls to Older-Model Grinding Machines

United Grinding North America, Walter Helitronic Power rebuild

Owners who rebuild their Walter Helitronic Power machine can get the same speed, functionality, and ease of use as new models without the expense of buying a new machine with standard automation features.

Owners who rebuild their Walter Helitronic Power machine can get the same...

48-Inch-Diameter Table Blaster

Viking Blast & Wash Systems 48T shot blaster

Viking Blast & Wash Systems adds the model 48T shot blaster to its industrial line of table blasters. Airless blast cleaning is accomplished via one 15-horsepower VMax center-fed blast wheel. 

Viking Blast & Wash Systems adds the model 48T shot blaster to...

Modified Alcohol Ensures Process Stability In Metal Cleaning Applications

Safechem Dualene 1601

Safechem’s Dualene 1601 S is the first pre-stabilized, pure and virgin-grade modified alcohol developed for a wide range of metal cleaning applications. Results are comparable to Dow Chemical’s Dowclene 1601.

Safechem’s Dualene 1601 S is the first pre-stabilized, pure and virgin-grade modified...

Multimetal-Safe Formula Cleans and Protects

Kyzen’s Metalnox M6314CP

Kyzen’s Metalnox M6314CP cleaner and corrosion inhibitor can be used in virtually any industrial cleaning system and process to remove manufacturing oils from machined and fabricated parts.

Kyzen’s Metalnox M6314CP cleaner and corrosion inhibitor can be used in virtually...

Four Spray Systems for Parts Cleaning

MAFAC JAVA, Jayco Cleaning Technologies

MAFAC machines from Jayco Cleaning Technologies can be programmed to rotate the basket with or against the spraying frame. Built-in oil separators and demisters eliminate the need for an external device and exhaust ducting.

MAFAC machines from Jayco Cleaning Technologies can be programmed to rotate the...

Vacuum Washers for Parts Manufactured in Oil- or Water-Based Cutting Fluids

Gosiger Kleen Power

Gosiger’s Kleen Power (KP) KP.HMA machines remove contaminants from hard-to-reach, small-diameter tapped holes, blind holes and deep counter bores. The energy-efficient vacuum washers increase productivity by continually separating, cleaning, and reusing solvent.

Gosiger’s Kleen Power (KP) KP.HMA machines remove contaminants from hard-to-reach, small-diameter tapped...

Recyclable Packaging Film Prevents Corrosion and Discoloration

Daubert Cromwell ClearPak 5000

In multiple industry and OEM tests, Daubert Cromwell’s ClearPak 5000 earned the highest rating as a vapor corrosion inhibitor (VCI) for protecting aluminum, steel, and copper parts during storage and shipping.

In multiple industry and OEM tests, Daubert Cromwell’s ClearPak 5000 earned the...

One Product Protects Electronic Components from Two Types of Damage

Cortec’s EcoSonic VpCI-125 film and bags

Available as a bag or film, Cortec’s EcoSonic VpCI-125 guards against corrosion as well as damage from electrostatic discharge (ESD). Bonus: The vapor phase corrosion inhibitor (VpCI) product is recyclable.

Available as a bag or film, Cortec’s EcoSonic VpCI-125 guards against corrosion...

Energy-Efficient Wash-Rinse-and-Dry Parts Cleaner

Ransohoff LeanDrum CF

By providing full immersion as well as spray cleaning, Ransohoff’s LeanDrum CF for high-volume cleaning and cold forming applications eliminates the heat loss common in traditional spray systems and lowers chemical consumption.

By providing full immersion as well as spray cleaning, Ransohoff’s LeanDrum CF...

One Solution Cleans Multiple Metals

BHC’s AquaVantage 3800 GD

BHC’s one-product AquaVantage 3800 GD doesn’t contain any regulated ingredients. The mild formulation is safe and effective for cleaning steel, aluminum, and titanium parts for a wide range of manufacturing sectors.

BHC’s one-product AquaVantage 3800 GD doesn’t contain any regulated ingredients. The mild...

Safe All-in-One Solvent-Based Parts Cleaners

Alliance Manufacturing IK

Solvent-based vacuum degreasing is good for the environment, employees, and the bottom line. One machine cleans and dries parts by “sucking out” any remaining vapors before an operator touches them. Many systems also filter lubricant for reuse.

Solvent-based vacuum degreasing is good for the environment, employees, and the bottom...

Two Metal-Cleaning Solutions

Madison Chemical’s phosphate-free Aluma-Cling Blue eliminates having to brush by hand to clean bright aluminum and stainless steel. Clean-Gard 83 is an alkaline detergent that produces low-to-moderate foam, making it ideal for cleaning via ultrasonic cavitation.

Madison Chemical’s phosphate-free Aluma-Cling Blue eliminates having to brush by hand to...

Effective Cleaning and Coating of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Parts

Houghto-Prep ZP5 phosphorus-free cleaner and self-limiting coating from Quaker Houghton is for ferrous, aluminum, and other non-ferrous components in preparation for paint and other organic coatings.

Houghto-Prep ZP5 phosphorus-free cleaner and self-limiting coating from Quaker Houghton is for...

Taken to the Cleaners

With Video

Here are some innovative industrial parts washing systems that effectively eliminate the manual aspect of cleaning so that your shop can reduce costs and increase profit.

Here are some innovative industrial parts washing systems that effectively eliminate the...

The One Big Flaw in CNC Milling That’s Costing Tool Life

Early adoption of JM Performance Products’ High Torque retention knobs helped a titanium machining company overcome deficiencies at the spindle to advance its aerospace production trajectory.

Early adoption of JM Performance Products’ High Torque retention knobs helped a...

Next-Generation Square Shoulder Cutter

Seco Tools Turbo 16 square shoulder cutter

Seco Tools’ Turbo 16 square shoulder cutter inserts are the company’s first products with data matrix tags. The scannable codes store product and batch information, and can be read by the Seco Assistant smartphone app.

Seco Tools’ Turbo 16 square shoulder cutter inserts are the company’s first...

Cost-Efficient Small-Diameter, High-Feed Face Milling Cutter

Sandvik Coromant CoroMill 415 face milling cutter

Four-edged inserts help Sandvik Coromant’s CoroMill 415 face milling cutter reduce cost per component and increase productivity via a high metal removal rate. An E-M30 geometry complements M-M30 geometry assortment.

Four-edged inserts help Sandvik Coromant’s CoroMill 415 face milling cutter reduce cost...

Inserts with Two CBN Tips Double Efficiency

Lach Diamond, CBN-Duo-power ISO-Type DCGW

Two tips on Lach Diamond’s CBN-Duo-power inserts are finished with type B610 or type B600 cubic boron nitride (CBN) to increase productivity when turning  automotive components out of materials such as case-hardened steels and powder-metal alloys.

Two tips on Lach Diamond’s CBN-Duo-power inserts are finished with type B610...

PCD Round Tools for High-Efficiency Aluminum Machining

Kennametal polycrystalline diamond (PCD) end mills

Kennametal is leveraging its experience with polycrystalline diamond (PCD) tooling for the automotive industry to provide cost-competitive and highly productive drills, reamers, and end mills for aluminum machining.

Kennametal is leveraging its experience with polycrystalline diamond (PCD) tooling for the...

Increase Profitability in Square Shoulder and Face Milling

With Video
Iscar Neodo 90-degree indexable milling cutters

Featuring square double-sided inserts with eight cutting edges, Iscar’s Neodo family of 90-degree indexable milling cutters enables face and shoulder milling in steel and cast iron as well as milling close to shoulders where there are workpiece or workholding fixture constraints.

Featuring square double-sided inserts with eight cutting edges, Iscar’s Neodo family of...

Best of Both Worlds: Carbide’s Strength and Ceramic’s Speed

With Video
Greenleaf XSYTIN-360 end mills

The phase-hardened ceramic substrate on Greenleaf’s XSYTIN-360 end mills provides ultra-high strength and wear resistance at twice the feed rate of carbide end mills when slotting, pocketing, and profiling high-temperature alloys and other difficult-to-machine materials.

The phase-hardened ceramic substrate on Greenleaf’s XSYTIN-360 end mills provides ultra-high strength...

Economical Face Milling Of Stainless Steel

With Video
Dormer Pramet’s S450E double-positive 45-degree milling

Featuring the greatest number of cutting edges available for positive inserts, Dormer Pramet’s S450E double-positive 45-degree milling cutter allows the same cutter body to be used with octagonal inserts for face milling and round inserts for face/copy milling.

Featuring the greatest number of cutting edges available for positive inserts, Dormer...

Expand Machining Capability with Updated Tool-Manufacturing Software

With Video
ANCA CNC Machines’ ToolRoom RN34

In addition to a user-friendly design wizard, ANCA’s ToolRoom enables cutting tool manufacturers to expand into new markets with barrel shape ballnose (BSB) and large-radii double corner radius (DCR) endmill tool types that increase productivity.

In addition to a user-friendly design wizard, ANCA’s ToolRoom enables cutting tool...

Device Protects Ball Bearing Retainer Cages

With Video
Superior Die Set’s Cage Saver

Throw out your rubber bands and twist-wire! Superior Die Set’s Cage Saver retracts ball bearing retainer cages during die-handling and -maintenance and protects the assembly from water and detergent during pressure washing.

Throw out your rubber bands and twist-wire! Superior Die Set’s Cage Saver...

Automatic Ball Cage Punching Machine Increases Output By More Than 40%

RT-HLKK1000 from Karl Klink

Powered by a servo drive instead of a flywheel, Karl Klink’s RT-HLKK1000 ball cage punching machine improves cut quality by increasing cutting speed. Two die stations and streamlined retooling process also help shorten cycle times from 10 to 7 seconds.

Powered by a servo drive instead of a flywheel, Karl Klink’s RT-HLKK1000...

Abrasives Are Not All Created Equal

Quality Manager Tim Urano says Austin-based Wolfram Manufacturing

Many shops hesitate to incorporate abrasive finishing tools in CNC machines for fear of clogging coolant lines and damaging slides and bearings. However, finishing tools generate very little grit.

Many shops hesitate to incorporate abrasive finishing tools in CNC machines for...

In-Die Tapping of AHSS Material and More

Jarvis Cutting Tools works directly with machine builders to develop exclusive high-performance taps that address current and future production requirements.

Jarvis Cutting Tools works directly with machine builders to develop exclusive high-performance...

How to Eliminate the Need for Spot Welding and Riveting

One simple, high-cycle punch and die operation automatically feeds, punches, inserts and locks the self-piercing FAS-NER from AKH to produce a solid joint in similar or dissimilar metals and thicknesses.

One simple, high-cycle punch and die operation automatically feeds, punches, inserts and...

Need More Punching Capacity? Turn Your Press Brake Into a Punch Press

With Video

Does limited punching capacity and outsourcing lead times cause production delays in your shop? Here is a simple, affordable and effective system that can expand the capabilities of your press brakes, help streamline operations and eliminate the need for outsourcing or purchasing new equipment.

Does limited punching capacity and outsourcing lead times cause production delays in...

RFP Fringe Probe Increases 5-Axis Measurement System Flexibility

With Video
Renishaw RFP fringe probe

Renishaw’s multisensor REVO 5-axis measurement system provides highly accurate scanning, non-contact inspection and surface finish analysis at ultra-high speeds on one coordinate measuring machine (CMM).

Renishaw’s multisensor REVO 5-axis measurement system provides highly accurate scanning, non-contact inspection...

Submicron Surface Roughness Measurement

With Video

The LEXT OLS5100 laser microscope from Olympus guarantees measurement accuracy that simplify experiment workflows. The software’s several smart features minimize error with push-button scanning and analysis.

The LEXT OLS5100 laser microscope from Olympus guarantees measurement accuracy that simplify...

Laser Measures Wide Range of Hard-to-Reach Surfaces

Optical Gauging Products TeleStar Plus laser

Optical Gauging Products’ multisensor TeleStar Plus laser measures a wide range of materials and surface textures with extremely high accuracy. Its through-the-lens (TTL) design eliminates offset between the optical and laser sensors.

Optical Gauging Products’ multisensor TeleStar Plus laser measures a wide range of...

Surface Measurement for Non-Metrologists

With Video
Digital Metrology’s OmniSurf3D

OmniSurf3D from Digital Metrology Solutions helps users understand and communicate about surface texture without requiring a great deal of mathematical interpretation or metrology knowledge. The software provides the ability to interact with data from virtually any surface measurement instrument.

OmniSurf3D from Digital Metrology Solutions helps users understand and communicate about surface...

Improved Probe Provides Shop-Floor Measurements

With Video
Automated Precision portable

Automated Precision’s portable vProbe performs CMM-style measurements on the shop floor and is more versatile than a portable-arm coordinate measuring machine (CMM).

Automated Precision’s portable vProbe performs CMM-style measurements on the shop floor and...

Abrasives Are Not All Created Equal

Quality Manager Tim Urano says Austin-based Wolfram Manufacturing

Many shops hesitate to incorporate abrasive finishing tools in CNC machines for fear of clogging coolant lines and damaging slides and bearings. However, finishing tools generate very little grit.

Many shops hesitate to incorporate abrasive finishing tools in CNC machines for...

Double-Duty Measuring of Big Components

Bruker Alicona InfiniteFocus G5

Combining dimensional metrology and surface roughness measurement, the InfiniteFocus G5 from Bruker Alicona provides high repeatability and vertical resolution of up to 10 nanometers. An interface equips the system for fully automatic measurement during production.

Combining dimensional metrology and surface roughness measurement, the InfiniteFocus G5 from Bruker...

Measuring Small Components

With Video

The Flying Spot SurfaceMeasure 201FS laser sensor from Mitutoyo uses a point scanning method to achieve high reproducibility, best-in-class scanning accuracy and a high data acquisition rate for inspection and reverse engineering of small components.

The Flying Spot SurfaceMeasure 201FS laser sensor from Mitutoyo uses a point...

Optical Inspection of Cylinder Bore Surfaces

The Hommel-Etamic Toposcan system from Jenoptik can automatically measure the size of porosity and blow holes, stroke reversal radius, laser pocket structures, roughness of bore walls, torn and folded metal and cross-hatch angles.

The Hommel-Etamic Toposcan system from Jenoptik can automatically measure the size of...

Surface Roughness Testing Equipment

The SR160 Surface Roughness Tester from Starrett is tough, shock tested, and capable of withstanding the demands of a shop environment.

The SR160 Surface Roughness Tester from Starrett is tough, shock tested, and...
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