Surgeons have no room for error in the operating room. Likewise, just-in-time medical parts manufacturers cannot machine scrap if they want to be competitive, let alone profitable. Tech Machine (Colorado Springs, CO) combines probing, toolsetting, calibration and pallet fixturing technologies in an automated, quick part setup and machining system to ensure that complex-geometry parts are spot-on every time.
Aircraft testing ensures aircraft safety and helps develop new aircraft designs.
An aircraft endures various load forces and harsh environments during flight. In order to ensure the optimal performance of materials used in aerospace applications, it is necessary to fully understand the materials' behavior under various loading conditions. The list of loading forces and harsh environments is seemingly endless. Stress, strain, impact, fatigue and susceptibility to fracture only begin to scratch the surface.
Portable arm coordinate measurement machines efficiently measure large or bulky parts on the shop floor.
Portable coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are a viable solution to making the power of coordinate metrology flexible. Traditionally, when engineers think of portable CMMs, the first image that comes to mind is an articulated arm CMM. Articulated arm CMMs offer portability and are available in many different configurations.
Thousands and thousands of manufacturers struggle every day trying to guard the back door of their organization to stop defective products and services from reaching the customer. For the most part, it is a thankless and impossible job. Many times there are toe-to-toe, nose-to-nose arguments and even an occasional fistfight.