High-speed data capture technique cuts calibration time 85 to 90%, minimizing downtime on key assets
January 1, 2016
The word “laser” implies “light speed” for the casual listener, but witnessing a bi-directional laser calibration run on just one linear axis of a CNC mill conjures up a completely different image of something less than light speed.
Quality management professionals focused their eyes on the big update to ISO 9001 in September, and changes in the standard will require top leadership to do the same moving into the new year and beyond.
With concerns about greenhouse gas emissions and limited fossil fuels availability, U.S. government regulations, such as the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), have been put in place since 1975 to regulate the fuel economy of cars and light trucks.
Computed tomography (CT) scanners are a popular choice for inspecting both the external and internal geometry of parts — finding inclusions, voids and flaws that could cause failure or underperformance.
Manufacturers today understand the importance of an innovative, flexible and skilled workforce that is enabled by technology to make fast and efficient decisions and recognize and take advantage of new opportunities.