Anyone in the fastener or screw machine business producing screw threads is familiar with ‘pitch’ micrometers. These relatively simple devices are often used to set up production equipment and monitor their output, but there are many misconceptions about them which can call their usefulness into question.
In the world of automated industrial quality control and inline inspection, both 2D and 3D technology have important roles to play. In this three part blog series we will look at the strengths and limitations of each, and how combining the two creates a more complete inspection system.
Gage manufacturers and calibration laboratories often find themselves in this minefield. New gages or instruments are supplied or calibrated and immediately returned by the customer because they aren’t correct.