The laboratory will test metallurgical, physical and chemical analysis of materials in a multitude of sizes and scenarios. Testing of the material for use in robotic arms in space requires an innovative solution as material quality is of a fracture-critical nature. The facility created a tailored approach for the client as the requirements were so specialized.
We frequently calibrate gages and instruments in the dimensional field for labs that primarily deal with electronic or other disciplines. This occurs when their customers try to cut corners by adding one or more dimensional items onto an order they have received for their normal work.
There are a variety of ways to perform automated, high precision measurement, each with its own strengths. Contact measurement is more effective for measuring specific features—holes for example—to ensure that they are where they belong and of the correct shape and size.