Contributing Editor Bruce Morey
The trend to place more accurate metrology devices on the shop floor continues. One reason is the evolution of the metrology devices themselves. They are getting faster, more rugged, and smaller. Matching the means is motivation. Manufacturers want to understand quickly what is happening in production, rather than wait for results of parts transported to a quality lab. Full Article
Edited by Senior Editor Michael Anderson from information provided by Hexagon Metrology
Liffey Park Technology Campus in Leixlip, County Kildare, stands less than one mile away from the original (circa 1759) brewing location for the most famous of Irish exports—Guinness beer. Over 250 years later, the site is now home to several hi-tech companies, including the Ireland Headquarters of Hewlett-Packard (HP). Full Article
Press Release - Koma Precision Inc.
Koma Precision, Inc. today announced their strategic alliance with the Hexagon Metrology M&H product line for the North American market, starting January 1, 2015. Koma Precision will now be the master importer and system integrator for m&h products offering high quality touch probes, tool setters and laser tool measuring systems for CNC machines. Full Article
Scott Walker, President, Mitsui Seiki USA Inc.
Many OEMs in today’s time-sensitive manufacturing environment demand that their top tier suppliers have the equipment producing their parts available 98% of the time. The aerospace industry, for example, has an aggressive production schedule currently and is relying on its supply chain to provide parts as needed for assembly lines—no sooner and absolutely no later—akin to the automotive industry. Full Article
Tony Imbrogno, Vice President of Service, MC Machinery Systems
Today, I’m happy to report we’re seeing many signs of growth since the recent economic slump and business is booming for a lot of the manufacturers around the country. While this is reassuring, the recent growth and overall business doesn’t come without its challenges. An ongoing challenge for machine-tool owners is making sure they can stay up and running, and that their machines are performing when they need to. Full Article