Measurement

Measurement

Making Better Height Gage Measurements

The quality of the result depends on the instrument and the care with which the operator handles the procedure.
By George Schuetz
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The need for long range height measurements has been around since the principles of layout work became a fundamental requirement in machine shops.


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Other Dimensions

A Master

What Do You Expect Your Master To Do For You?
By Hill Cox
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Nothing makes life easier than having a ‘master’ for the dimension(s) you have to measure. But a simple request for one with a dimension attached to it, for example, is not enough information to get something that will do what you want it to.


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INDUSTRY HEADLINE

AMETEK to Acquire Zygo Corporation

By Quality Magazine Staff
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AMETEK, Inc. and Zygo Corporation announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which AMETEK will acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Zygo at a purchase price of $19.25 per share in cash


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Trescal Pursues Acquisitions in NA

By Quality Magazine Staff
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Trescal announced that it has acquired Instrument Calibration Services and Test Equipment Repair Corporation, two companies that provide calibration and repair services for a wide variety of measurement and test equipment.


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Chinese Inspection Machine Maker Accused of False Advertising

By Quality Magazine Staff
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According to information released by Navitar, Inc., Chinese metrology machine maker, Dongguan Jiateng Instrument Co., Ltd. of China, and it’s owner Peng Xiong liang, were fined 20,000 RMB by the local Dongguan China Bureau of Administration for Industry & Commerce (AIC) for falsely advertising on its website, advertisements, and brochures that Jaten metrology inspection machines included Navitar trademarked video microscope lenses as components, when in fact, they did not.


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Tektronix Opens Calibration Facility in Utah

By Quality Magazine Staff
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Tektronix announced the opening of their new service facility in Salt Lake City, UT.


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INDUSTRY HEADLINE

Industrial Machinery Market Growth to Double in 2014

By Quality Magazine Staff
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High demand for machines in manufacturing sectors ranging from auto making to packaging will push the industrial machinery market to new heights during the next five years.


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INDUSTRY HEADLINE

Zygo Receives Order of More Than $3M

By Quality Magazine Staff
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Zygo Corporation announced that its Semiconductor Advanced Packaging Systems group has been awarded an order valued in excess of $3 million from a major Asian IC substrate manufacturer to deliver multiple state-of-the-art High Volume Manufacturing (HVM) 3D/2D metrology systems for production process monitoring and product yield enhancement.


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INDUSTRY HEADLINE

ShapeGrabber Joins QVI Family

By Quality Magazine Staff
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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

By Quality Magazine Staff
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Precision is key for military applications.


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