Quality Plant Management

August 4, 2012

New technologies available to conserve 40% or more in direct costs

It’s a fact that air gauges are typically not in use approximately 90 per cent or more of the time they’re in your shop or QC department.

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August 3, 2012

Optical Gaging Products (OGP), a division of Quality Vision International Inc. (QVI), high accuracy SmartScope Quest dimensional measurement systems provides the most precise three-dimensional measurement available from OGP.

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June 7, 2012

Conference to highlight, plant operation improvement strategies, machining, fabricating technologies

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June 3, 2012

What you should consider before purchasing an optical measurement device

by Fritz Jordaan

Due to the extensive range of products available in the market, optical measuring devices range from stereo microscopes, measuring microscopes, and profile projectors, to 2D and 3D vision systems both manual and CNC.

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April 1, 2012

Mitutoyo Canada latest quality control measurement software, MeasurLink 7, combines real-time data acquisition, online SPC analysis, integrated networking and quality information sharing into an enterprise-wide solution. With four levels (Standard, Professional, Professional 3D and Process Analyzer), the software enables users to tailor a quality management system to their specific requirements.

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March 3, 2012

by Andrew Milivojevich

Statistical process control (SPC) is a decision tool developed in the 1920's by Walter Shewhart. Walter was a physicist and the father of modern day SPC. His work was motivated by a simple question, “how do we know when a process is behaving abnormally?”

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February 28, 2012

By Jeff Bourque

Assessing the CMM that will work best for your shop

As many manufacturers know, a coordinate measuring machine (or CMM) is a three dimensional device for measuring the physical characteristics of an object.

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February 28, 2012

To decide on a CMM for your operations, a quick run through a checklist will help you find the best one for your applications.

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February 3, 2012

by Tim Wilson

Tactile coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and vision based non-contact systems each have their advantages.  But combining the two in a single system can provide more measurement data more quickly to improve process control feedback, as well as saving time and cost, compared to measuring parts on several different systems.

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February 3, 2012

Mitutoyo has launched a laser scan micrometer data processing software - LSMPAK V2.0 - that can support multi-channel systems such as the company’s LSM-5200 compact controller.

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January 3, 2012

Carl Zeiss's O-Inspect multisensor measuring machine offers easy, accurate and efficient measurement of complext parts, claims the company.

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January 2, 2012

by Shop MT staff

Quality is critical in manufacturing and coordinate measuring machines play an important role in ensuring that quality.

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December 4, 2011

by Tom Groff , Optical Gaging Products (OGP).

Shop Technology Magazine discusses the merits of off-line measurement with Optical Gaging Products' Tom Goff, and how manufacturers can benefit from the different systems available on the market today.

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November 27, 2011

Mahr Federal has upgraded its software platform for its surface metrology systems. MarWin 4.5 offers increased functionality and ease of use, a range of new features, and a series of options for specific applications. The new platform is available on new systems and as an upgrade to all MarSurf XR, XC, XCR, and XT instruments.

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November 8, 2011

Visionx Inc. has launched new software tools for its non-contact comparative measuring technology that allows users to compare a part to its CAD data in real time, completely automatically - an industry first according to Visionx's distributor Methods Machine Tools Inc.

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