Joel Martin

Joel Martin is a product manager for Leica Geosystems Metrology Division (Unterentfelden, Switzerland). For more information, e-mail, call +41 62 737 67 88 or visit


Tracking Progress: Re-evaluating Laser Tracker Technology

Handheld probes and scanners drastically expand possible applications

Laser trackers have long been the portable metrology tool of choice for companies serving the aerospace, automotive and other large-scale manufacturing sectors.

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Metrology Automation is Here and Now

Robots and laser trackers are changing the landscape in manufacturing.

Industrial robots have become part of our everyday life.

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Quality 101: Laser Tracking Fundamentals

Laser tracking systems entered the manufacturing marketplace in 1991. At the time, pundits speculated the new mobile measurement system was just a passing fad, unstable and expensive. More than 15 years later, laser tracking has withstood the test of time with several thousand installations worldwide. The technology has established itself as a standard-issue metrology tool for in-place inspection of large parts and assemblies in both the automotive and aerospace industries. Major inroads are being made in other precision industry applications that require accuracies of a couple thousands of an inch.
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Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
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