Measurement

Measurement

Color vs. Appearance

With the number of color measurement instruments on the market, how do you choose the most appropriate one? It helps to understand the difference between measuring color and measuring appearance.
June 4, 2013

When white light strikes a surface, two different light interactions occur. Gloss or shininess is a geometric attribute related to the scattering of light off the first surface of the material.


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Software & Analysis

Contact vs. Noncontact Measurement for Computer-Aided Inspection

Make the right choices to meet operational needs.
June 4, 2013

The right choice of inspection hardware and software for Computer-Aided Inspection (CAI) can reduce inspection times by up to 90% while improving repeatability and reproducibility (R&R) variances by up to 50%.


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Portable Measurement

Drive Toward Advanced Portability in the Dimensional Metrology

Dimensional metrology has played a critical role in manufacturing since the 1850s.
May 8, 2013

Since the invention of the vernier caliper in the 1850s, dimensional metrology has played a critical role in driving the manufacturing industry to its current levels of excellence.


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Other Dimensions

The ‘PC’ Disease

It’s time to understand the symptoms and the cure.
May 7, 2013

Just so there’s no misunderstanding, the ‘PC’ referred to in the title is not about political correctness, a very bad disease in its own right. In this case it’s about panic calibration.


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Laser Trackers

Quasi-Monopoly Market Structure

The driver of the global laser tracker market.
May 6, 2013

Laser tracker equipment has been in existence for three decades, used widely in the automotive, aerospace and machine shops sectors for larger volume and high accuracy measurements.


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Measurement

Practical Metrology: Laser Trackers

Laser trackers are a portable, proven device for collecting accurate coordinate data.
May 3, 2013

All practical dimensional metrology applications rely on capturing data points in space, xyz coordinates.


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Coordinate Metrology Society Launches Level-One Certification Program for Portable 3D Metrology

First Examinations to be held at 2013 Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference
April 23, 2013
The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) launched the industry’s first Level-One Certification for Portable 3D Metrology. The first examinations will be held at the 29th annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC), July 22 – 26, 2013.
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Analysis

Where is the Next Big Opportunity for CMMs?

The answer lies on the shop floor.
April 17, 2013

The market for coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) is mature and, as such, experiencing low revenue growth rates.


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Wenzel America Partners with Liebherr Gear Technology

April 16, 2013

Liebherr will exclusively represent the Wenzel GearTec product line in the United States and Canada.


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Brunson Instrument Co. Highlights Tooling Bar at Control Show

April 10, 2013

Metrology Users Can View MVTB and Target Holder Kits at Brunson Stand/Booth 5306 in Hall 5.


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 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
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