Measurement

Laser Trackers

Quasi-Monopoly Market Structure

The driver of the global laser tracker market.
May 6, 2013

Laser tracker equipment has been in existence for three decades, used widely in the automotive, aerospace and machine shops sectors for larger volume and high accuracy measurements.


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Measurement

Practical Metrology: Laser Trackers

Laser trackers are a portable, proven device for collecting accurate coordinate data.
May 3, 2013

All practical dimensional metrology applications rely on capturing data points in space, xyz coordinates.


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Coordinate Metrology Society Launches Level-One Certification Program for Portable 3D Metrology

First Examinations to be held at 2013 Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference
April 23, 2013
The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) launched the industry’s first Level-One Certification for Portable 3D Metrology. The first examinations will be held at the 29th annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC), July 22 – 26, 2013.
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Analysis

Where is the Next Big Opportunity for CMMs?

The answer lies on the shop floor.
April 17, 2013

The market for coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) is mature and, as such, experiencing low revenue growth rates.


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Wenzel America Partners with Liebherr Gear Technology

April 16, 2013

Liebherr will exclusively represent the Wenzel GearTec product line in the United States and Canada.


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Brunson Instrument Co. Highlights Tooling Bar at Control Show

April 10, 2013

Metrology Users Can View MVTB and Target Holder Kits at Brunson Stand/Booth 5306 in Hall 5.


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AME Names New Champions Club Director

April 9, 2013

Oliver brings a lifetime of manufacturing and AME experience. 


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On Target with PDCA: A Quality Improvement Case Study

April 4, 2013

In this example of a quality improvement project the performance of a catapult needed improvement due to a high degree of variation in the distance traveled by a projectile.


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Other Dimensions

Comparing Calibration Laboratories

Conventional wisdom is usually a safe bet, but not always.
April 4, 2013

On the surface, it would seem there is little to be done when looking at calibration services.


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Measurement

Advances in Shaft Measurement

As shaft measurement systems have gained popularity, users have been demanding more and more capabilities from them.
April 3, 2013

The term “shaft measurement system” is standard industry parlance today, but to think of these gages as measuring only shafts is too limiting.


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Multimedia

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Podcasts

 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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