Measurement

Other Dimensions

Calibration Cycles

Calibration frequency will vary with the application
April 1, 2014

A lot of people play fast and loose with the frequency of calibration on their gages, masters and instruments.


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WEB EXCLUSIVE

Advanced Aluminum Alloy Replacing Granite in CMMs

As CMM customers become more knowledgeable, CMMs manufactured with granite are becoming obsolete
March 31, 2014
INDUSTRY HEADLINE

IMRA America, Jenoptik Announce License Agreement

March 26, 2014

IMRA America, Inc., (IMRA) and Jenoptik Laser GmbH (Jena, Germany), a company of Jenoptik’s Lasers & Material Processing division, announce that they have entered into a license agreement for the use of IMRA patent rights for the patent family including U.S. patents.


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QUALITY WEB EXCLUSIVE

Exacting Precision for the National Synchrotron Light Source II

Portable CMMs Enable Extreme Accuracy for Alignment, Measurement, and Assembly
March 20, 2014

An aerial view of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) reveals an impressive half-mile ring structure for the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II).


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Measurement

Measuring Thickness

It can be a bit more complicated than you’d expect.
March 3, 2014

Thickness is a measure of coatings or films, such as the thickness of paint on metal, or the distance between the closest opposing surfaces of an object.


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Other Dimensions

Sending Ring Gages Out for Calibration

Ring Gages often require a little more attention
March 3, 2014

In my last column I outlined the process for preparing a shipment of plug gages that are being sent to an outside laboratory for calibration.


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A.A. Jansson Names Guzmán V.P. of Calibration and Metrology Services

February 14, 2014
Cheryl Guzmán has more than 25 years experience in the precision gage calibration, repair and metrology lines of services was named as Vice President of Calibration and Metrology Services at A. A. Jansson in Waterford.
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Aeroflex Announces the Acquisition of Shenick Network Systems

February 7, 2014
Aeroflex Holding Corp. (Aeroflex), a provider of high performance microelectronic components and test and measurement equipment, announced the acquisition of Shenick Network Systems (Shenick), a provider of virtual testing for next generation software defined networking.
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Customer-centered Focus Results in Integrated Innovations

CMM manufactures study customers to enhance user experience.
February 3, 2014

Integrated innovations through a customer-centered perspective describe the newest features in Coordinating Measuring Machines (CMMs). A CMM is a measuring device tabulating the physical and geometrical traits of an object, typically a part. Manufactures of these machines are studying customers’ needs and how they use these machines.


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Sending Gages Out For Calibration

Proper Packaging of the Gages is the Most Critical Step
February 3, 2014

My lab does a lot of fixed limit gage calibration and I sometimes wonder how the folks who deal with it on a day-to-day basis cope with it all.


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