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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
QualiChem provides an assortment of water-based cutting and grinding fluids and straight oils. Such quality cutting fluids improve metalworking efficiency, part quality, and operator health.

Lean & Green: Machine Components, Cleaning and Environmental Tech

July 26, 2022
IMTS to highlight three important subjects, one pavilion, multiple buildings.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
For deeper analysis, meltpool data can be evaluated in AM Explorer. This level of detail is made possible thanks to a partnership with Interspectral, a 3D-visualization software company who worked with AddUp to create a user-friendly tool which can show any anomalies which may have occurred during the melting process.

Advances in In-Process Monitoring Software

July 20, 2022
Quality assurance while a part is being made could be key for AM acceptance
Nick Estock
By Nick Estock Product Manager, AddUp, Inc.
The ATOS 5 Airfoil blue light 3D scanner is engineered with specific advantages for the aerospace, gas turbine, and power generation industries.

Building Robust Metrology Automation Strategies

June 24, 2022
Automation with high data density is a key to smart manufacturing.
Ray Chalmers
By Ray Chalmers Chalmers Industrial Communications
The capabilities of digital twins will only grow as machine tool controls get smarter and more manufacturers begin to embrace the Industrial Internet of Things.

Mirroring the World

June 23, 2022
From SimCity to Universe in a Shoebox—the growth of digital twins and what they mean to small- and medium-sized manufacturers.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
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Ensuring Measurement Accuracy Using Calipers

June 21, 2022
Measurements have been used to define and attempt to control the stuff we make throughout recorded history. Here's the latest.
Aaron Burnett
By Aaron Burnett Quality and Manufacturing Engineer
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