Historically, in-process gaging has not been widely used in the machine tool industry, but today that’s changing. Gaging companies have been evolving their products and making them easier to use, while enabling users to do more with gaging routines.
There’s a perception that in-process gaging adds to cycle time. However, when done properly, this functionality will likely save time and resources by reducing scrap and eliminating operator error. Here I’ll review some of the things you should consider if you’re interested in getting started with in-process gaging.