Measurement

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Tektronix Opens Calibration Facility in Utah

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


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Industrial Machinery Market Growth to Double in 2014

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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Zygo Receives Order of More Than $3M

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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ShapeGrabber Joins QVI Family

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


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PMEL Attacks Calibration with Military Precision

Precision is key for military applications.


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Measurement

Measurement Accuracy in Coordinate Metrology

Learn more about influencing factors, determination and optimization

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.

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

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
INDUSTRY HEADLINE

IMRA America, Jenoptik Announce License Agreement

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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