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Non-Contact CMMs Beam Ahead

Contributing Editor Bruce Morey

1/7/2015

Expect to see even more non-contact sensors on CMMs. ‘Non-contact’ is of course a broad term, including optical and imaging sensors, laser point scanner, line scanners, structured light, and confocal devices. The new sensors I am seeing on coordinate-measuring machines in the industry range from incremental improvements of tried-and-true devices to truly groundbreaking new gadgets for metrology. Full Article

Workaday Metrology



Contributing Editor Bruce Morey

1/1/2015

The trend to place more accurate metrology devices on the shop floor continues. One reason is the evolution of the metrology devices themselves. They are getting faster, more rugged, and smaller. Matching the means is motivation. Manufacturers want to understand quickly what is happening in production, rather than wait for results of parts transported to a quality lab. Full Article

Injecting Quality at MGS Ireland



Edited by Senior Editor Michael Anderson from information provided by Hexagon Metrology

12/11/2014

Liffey Park Technology Campus in Leixlip, County Kildare, stands less than one mile away from the original (circa 1759) brewing location for the most famous of Irish exports—Guinness beer. Over 250 years later, the site is now home to several hi-tech companies, including the Ireland Headquarters of Hewlett-Packard (HP). Full Article

Koma Precision, Inc. and Hexagon Metrology M and H Product Line Form a Strategic Alliance



Press Release - Koma Precision Inc.

12/16/2014

Koma Precision, Inc. today announced their strategic alliance with the Hexagon Metrology M&H product line for the North American market, starting January 1, 2015. Koma Precision will now be the master importer and system integrator for m&h products offering high quality touch probes, tool setters and laser tool measuring systems for CNC machines. Full Article

Quality Scan: Great Tools: The Best Defense Against Downtime



Scott Walker, President, Mitsui Seiki USA Inc.

12/1/2014

Many OEMs in today’s time-sensitive manufacturing environment demand that their top tier suppliers have the equipment producing their parts available 98% of the time. The aerospace industry, for example, has an aggressive production schedule currently and is relying on its supply chain to provide parts as needed for assembly lines—no sooner and absolutely no later—akin to the automotive industry. Full Article

Advanced Manufacturing Now: Constantly Connected: New Expectations for Quality Service



Tony Imbrogno, Vice President of Service, MC Machinery Systems

12/1/2014

Today, I’m happy to report we’re seeing many signs of growth since the recent economic slump and business is booming for a lot of the manufacturers around the country. While this is reassuring, the recent growth and overall business doesn’t come without its challenges. An ongoing challenge for machine-tool owners is making sure they can stay up and running, and that their machines are performing when they need to. Full Article

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