Articles by Joel Martin

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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2015 May

The May 2015 edition of Quality Magazine includes articles on cloud technologies, depth gages, ISO 9001, digital inspection and cool new products.

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