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Quality Scan: The Time to Start Planning for Obsolescence is Now

Frank Powell, Grinding Products Manager, Marposs Corp.


So, your shiny new, state-of-the-art metrology system is up and running. What’s next on the agenda? Well, after you relax for a minute and admire your handiwork, starting some serious, in-depth planning for its replacement is probably not a bad idea.No, there is nothing wrong with today’s hardware and software, and your shiny new system will probably last for many years. Full Article

IMTS 2014: Putting Process in Its Place

Executive Editor James D. Sawyer


A visit to the IMTS Quality Assurance Pavilion is not unlike going to a science fair. The level of sophistication and technology used in testing, measurement and metrology is almost overwhelming. Plus, the pace of innovation in this segment is exceptional. Full Article

Hexagon Buys CAD/CAM Developer Vero

Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak


Measurement systems builder Hexagon AB (Stockholm), parent company of Hexagon Metrology (North Kingstown, RI), today announced that it has acquired UK-based CAD/CAM software developer Vero Software.Vero’s software portfolio consists of a wide array of CAD/CAM brands, including Edgecam, Surfcam, Machining Strategist, Visi, WorkNC, Radan, Alphacam, Peps, Cabinet Vision, Smirt, and the manufacturing resource planning (MRP) system Javelin. Full Article

Quality Scan: Using More Effective Coolant Application to Improve Grinding Quality

John A. Webster


Unlike machining processes such as milling and turning, grinding wheels do not present a defined cutting edge to the chip-forming contact zone. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Safe, Productive Fume Extraction Technology

Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


Vermeer Corp., a family-owned and operated company was founded in Pella, IA, in 1948. Vermeer provides agricultural and industrial equipment to customers in more than 60 nations for industries including biomass, landscaping, pipeline, surface mining, tree care, and utility installation. For Vermeer, building a quality product for customers starts with a foundation of well-trained, skilled employees who are valued as its most important resource. Full Article

Hexagon Metrology Highlights “Measurement Automation Trends” at IMTS

Press Release - Hexagon Metrology


Hexagon Metrology today announced it will highlight measurement automation trends at the 2014 IMTS Conference Sessions. Scott Everling, a senior consultant from Hexagon Metrology’s Custom Solutions Group, will share his expertise on the topic “Measurement Systems to Optimize Automation Processes,” on Tuesday, September 9, from 1:15 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. in Room W-195, West Building, Level 1. Full Article

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