Measurement

Customer-centered Focus Results in Integrated Innovations

CMM manufactures study customers to enhance user experience.
By Gena Johnson
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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
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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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Hexagon Metrology Partners with National Institute for Aviation Research

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Hexagon Metrology announced it will cohost a HxGN LIVE on Location Workshop with the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR). The workshop titled Metrology Solutions for Aerospace Applications will focus on the use of metrology to address typical challenges in the aerospace industry.
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Nominations for William A. Wildhack Award

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Each year NCSL International has the opportunity to recognize an individual for outstanding contributions to the field of calibration, metrology, and leadership to NCSLI by presenting the William A. Wildhack Award. Nominations are due by April 21, 2014.
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Frost & Sullivan: Adoption of Large-scale CMMs and Laser Trackers to Drive Demand from the Aerospace Industry

Applications involving inspection of aerostructures and aeroengines to boost demand for customized metrology solutions
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The need for dimensional metrology solutions to measure new aircraft designs or the latest lightweight bodies and components will sustain the metrology market. Demand from leading aerospace manufacturers for customized, end-to-end solutions is the primary driver for the market.
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InnovMetric Launches PolyWorks Japan to Expand Its Universal 3D Metrology Software Sales in Japan

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InnovMetric Software Inc. announced it launched PolyWorks Japan KK. This new subsidiary is located in the Minato ward, in Tokyo, Japan.
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The Price of Precision

Higher tolerance “insurance” comes with a price tag.
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There’s an old rule of thumb among suppliers of precision gages that tighter tolerances mean higher prices. This is understandable considering the extra effort involved working within such boundaries. But not all gage users understand this.


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When Air Blows Mechanical Gaging Away

You don’t have to be a gage engineer to appreciate the flexibility of air gaging
By George Schuetz
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It is perfectly natural that machinists should have an affinity for mechanical gages. To a machinist, the working of a mechanical gage is both straightforward and pleasing.


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Global Surface Vision and Inspection Market Expected to Reach USD 30.2 Billion by 2019

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According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Surface Vision and Inspection Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global market is expected to reach a value of USD 2.31 billion by 2019, at a CAGR of 8.9% from 2013 to 2019.
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Coordinate Metrology Society Announces Call for 2014 Papers

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The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) announced today their official Call for Papers for the 30th annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC). The CMS is the eminent membership association for measurement professionals around the globe.
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