Measurement

INDUSTRY HEADLINE

ShapeGrabber Joins QVI Family

April 3, 2014

Quality Vision International (QVI) announced that it has acquired ShapeGrabber Incorporated, a manufacturer of automated 3D scanners for industrial applications.


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INDUSTRY HEADLINE

PMEL Attacks Calibration with Military Precision

April 3, 2014

Precision is key for military applications.


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Measurement

Measurement Accuracy in Coordinate Metrology

Learn more about influencing factors, determination and optimization
April 1, 2014

Coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are often used to measure workpieces that have tight manufacturing tolerances. The “accuracy” is critically important.


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Measurement

Trends in Multi-sensor Measurement

Tactile and optical measurement techniques each have their advantages. Multisensor systems combine the strengths of both.
April 1, 2014

This well-known adage doesn’t just apply to the design of systems; it also applies to the systems themselves. In systems designed for automated precision measurement, users are typically balancing accuracy of measurement, speed of operation, and cost to purchase and operate.


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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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