Lean manufacturing was originally focused on the manufacturing floor, but its methodologies have reached all levels of operations, from procurement to marketing. It has been adopted across a range of industries, from healthcare to hospitality.
Simple changes to how you use color measurement technology and the right training can significantly impact quality control and your bottom line. Here are seven questions every quality control manager should be asking.
The science behind 3D scanners and CMM technologies is different; however, both collect coordinate measurement data and are widely used within the plastics industry. When is it better suited to use non-contact structured light 3D scanners than touch CMMs?
In roundness measurement – measuring the roundness of a part to confirm that it does not deviate from the known specifications on the blueprint – complexity has increased as parts become more complicated with tighter tolerances.
Magnetic measurements are suitable to determine mechanical and technical properties of a material especially steel. The magnetic and mechanical properties of a material are determined by the microstructure.
The purpose of this article is not to review all techniques, but to discuss particularly the application of hardness testing to coatings, typical techniques used, best practices and special considerations to ensure accurate and repeatable results.
As the skills gap continues to impact the manufacturing field, skilled CMM users and programmers are harder to come by. In response, CMM companies have built the tools to be easier to operate and program.
July 8, 2022
Coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) can automate the measurement process and consequently eliminate quality inspection bottlenecks. The highly adaptable tools can measure a wide range of parts and materials and quickly adapt to production changes.
To simplify and hasten the measurement process, manufacturers are bringing measurement to the production line for verification, minimizing the time needed to refine machining.
February 14, 2022
As technology evolves, so do consumers’ tastes. We want more connected products that require increasingly integrated electronic components — such as household electronics that are connect to our phones.