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Manufacturing Engineering: August 2022

The August 2022 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are below.
CMMs are indispensable tools for many manufacturing companies, but so are in-process gauging products like this LSM-512S series Laser Scan Micrometer from Mitutoyo.

Finding the Right Coordinates

August 10, 2022
Shop floor metrology equipment is getting faster, smarter, and more automated. Is it time for an upgrade?
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
Ingersoll’s TurnSFeed might be thought of as a trigon with a twist, in that it cuts along the insert face, thus leveraging the chip-thinning effect.

Turning Away From (Some) Tooling Conventions

August 12, 2022
Has the cutting tool industry finally realized that the ISO and ANSI indexable insert systems, though good for standardization, sometimes stand in the way of increased productivity?
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
Tesa introduced the predecessor to its Imicor/Intrimik brand of internal micrometers more than 70 years ago. As with most measuring tools today, it has since been given digital capabilities.

Gaging Success

August 15, 2022
CMMs and other multifunctional metrology devices are becoming faster and more sophisticated, but top-quality gages and measuring tools still have an important place.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
Operators at BC Machining used this on-machine interface to report a few false positive warnings of tool breakage. The system is now 99 percent effective at preventing defects.

Measuring Up Efficiency

August 16, 2022
The first rule of efficiency is to accurately measure equipment utilization and quality rates.
Ed Sinkora
By Ed Sinkora Contributing Editor, SME Media

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