A project manager of the restoration of one of the largest coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) in North America discusses bringing this vintage tool back to life. Installed at The Boeing Co. in 1987 and then sold for scrap, the CMM is being reworked to better-than-new condition.
Robots have been playing an important role in automated manufacturing for decades. However, the larger question has always been, if the robot is smart enough to move the parts around, can we measure with it, as well?
Kraft Foods is working toward Six Sigma goals with new software that makes it easy to analyze Zarpac Performance Index (ZPI) data. By creating a direct link between ZPI manufacturing performance data and projects, the system eliminates the time-consuming process of manually collecting and transferring data.
Brembo N.A., Homer, MI, supplies high performance brake systems for the top manufacturers of cars, commercial vehicles and motorbikes worldwide. The company was ranked number one on the 2011 Quality Leadership 100 list. Listen to our interview with Dan Dandberg, president and CEO, to learn more about the company.
Michael Kambeitz, product specialist of the surface and form group at Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, (Brighton, MI), discusses the expanding capabilities for surface and form products related to CNC automation and controls.
An automations technology provider needed to upgrade its steam turbine, it used laser scanning to get highly accurate measurements and reduce engineering time. This eliminated the need for field machining.
Thanks to a telescope calibrated by scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Harvard University and the University of Hawaii, astrophysicists are learning more about the expansion of the universe.