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Metrology at IMTS 2014 - Better, Faster, Smaller

Contributing Editor Bruce Morey


A number of new devices highlight a discernible trend. Metrology providers want to move precise geometric inspection on to the shop floor, developing small portable devices or new ways of using existing equipment. Full Article

Quality Scan: Using Metrology for a Competitive Advantage

Jeff Freeman


Manufacturing is one of the most challenging industries in the world of business. Foremost, it is highly competitive and attention to detail is crucial. Secondly, structural costs and regulatory compliance increase costs of doing business, leaving manufacturing companies continually looking for opportunities to reduce costs, improve productivity and increase profitability. Full Article

Interpreting the Language of GD&T in Metrology

Contributing Editor Bruce Morey


The industrial world is continuing its adoption of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), the advanced tolerancing methodology. The symbolic language is intended to be both more precise while providing more latitude in allowable variations, replacing the simpler method of adding tolerances to each dimension. Full Article

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

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