The philosophy of calibration goes back to 1949 when the US Air Force was figuring out how many Gs a human being could handle. The experiment was known as MX981: Human Deceleratoin Tests. Full Article
Pierre Aubrey, President & CEO, ShapeGrabber Inc.
Quality control and inspection processes often have to be balanced with the need for speed. When the part in question is complex, the balance becomes even more delicate. Parts with compound curves and multiple features can be time-consuming to properly measure and inspect using traditional methods such as touch-probing, calipers, micrometers or gages. Full Article
Contributing Editor Bruce Morey
Detroit-area automaker sees quality jump after investing in a new metrology-focused organization, equipment and processes Full Article
Emuge-Werk Richard Glimpel & Co.
In today's demanding manufacturing environment, it is vital that all threaded parts are properly inspected with the correct types of thread gages. Full Article
Chris Vroman, Product Specialist, Jenoptik Industrial Metrology Division, Hommel-Etamic
According to ASME Y14.5 2009, the purpose of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) is to describe the engineering intent of parts and assemblies. GD&T specifications, when done correctly, provide only one way to encode and decode those standards and is not subject to interpretation. Full Article