Quality Plant Management

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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November 8, 2011

by Alan Levine

Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) is a workflow process commonly used in modern manufacturing to produce components on numerically controlled machine tools.

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October 30, 2011

by Mary Scianna

In most instances, the type of measurement system you use in your manufacturing operation is determined by your production parameters.

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October 29, 2011

Renishaw's innovative gauging system, the Equator, launched last year, fills a measurement gap between complex CMMs and fixed or dedicated gauges.

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October 29, 2011

Mitutoyo`s newest line of in-line horizontal arm CMMs is the MACH-3A 653, designed for high measuring volumes in production environments.

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October 13, 2011

The Plant Manager Cutting (PMC) software module is the most recent addition to the successful suite of Bysoft CAD/CAM software.

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October 7, 2011

Offer the term “metrology equipment” to a group of industrial or manufacturing engineers in a word-association test and it's highly likely CMM (coordinate measuring machine) would be the response.

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October 7, 2011

Nikon Metrology Inc.'s latest stereoscopic microscope, the SMZ-745, is an airtight, anti-electrostatic and anti-mould designed microscope that prevents samples from being damaged by electrostatic discharge, as well as contaminants such as dust and water.

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