Work holding fixtures for inspection devices have evolved over time and now have become, in some cases, as complex as the parts they are designed to hold. There was a day when some 1-2-3 blocks, knee blocks, double-sided tape and hot glue were all you needed to fixture parts for measurement on a coordinate measuring machine (CMM).
If you recognize Praveen Gupta’s name, perhaps it’s because you read one of his more than 200 articles or 14 books. Or maybe you attended a conference in Chicago, Kuala Lumpur, or Zagreb and heard him speak. Perhaps you work at one of the more than 100 companies he’s worked with during his long career.
Whether its in-line, off-line, in-process, or post-process, manufacturers are constantly searching for the best available measurement technology, and today’s metrology companies are stepping up to the plate to deliver.
As auto makers strive to meet increasingly stringent requirements for weight reduction with a range of high strength lightweight materials, many manufacturers are moving to a mixed materials environment.