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Quality Scan: Coordinate Metrology Society Introduces Level Two, Device-Specific Certification

Ron Hicks, 2014 CMSC Chair, Coordinate Metrology Society


2014 is a special milestone in the history of the Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), marking the 30th anniversary of our conference and organization. During this hallmark year, the CMS will deliver a second Certification program to the profession of portable 3D metrology. Full Article

AMETEK to Acquire Zygo Corporation

AMETEK and Zygo Corp.


AMETEK, Inc. and Zygo Corporation announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which AMETEK will acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Zygo at a purchase price of $19.25 per share in cash, which represents a premium of 31% to Zygo's closing share price on April 10, 2014. The aggregate enterprise value of the transaction is approximately $280 million, taking into account Zygo's outstanding equity awards and net cash to be acquired in the transaction.  Full Article

Quality Vision International Acquires ShapeGrabber

Quality Vision International and ShapeGrabber


Quality Vision International (QVI®) today announced that it has acquired ShapeGrabber Incorporated, a manufacturer of automated 3D scanners for industrial applications. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of QVI, the world's largest vision metrology company, ShapeGrabber will gain access to new markets and customers for its 3D laser scanners. Full Article

Hexagon Metrology Launches 360° Smart Inline Measurement Solutions

Hexagon Metrology


Hexagon Metrology announced today the launch of  360° Smart Inline Measurement Solutions (360° SIMS), a new family of measurement solutions that can be fully integrated into demanding automotive production lines to serve manufacturers during launch, ramp-up and ongoing production. They enable full surface inspection and critical features measurement of up to 100 per cent of the produced car bodies, parts and sub-assemblies within production cycle time. Full Article

Quality Scan: Using CAM to Find Your Five-Axis “Sweet Spot”

Karlo Apro, Product Deployment Manager, CNC Software Inc.


In the manufacturing business we pride ourselves on accuracy and precision. These words are mantras of our industry. Yet nothing that moves is ever 100% accurate and that fact leads us to the great irony of five-axis machining. While five-axis systems, if used appropriately, can dramatically improve accuracy and productivity, the additional axes also increase the potential for the stacking of error. Nothing we make is ever perfect. That is why we have tolerances in our designs. Full Article

Quality Scan: Selecting Next-Generation Laser-Scanning Technology

Alex Lucas, Business Development Manager/Scanning Products, Nikon Metrology Inc.


New product development is a powerful force in expanding manufacturing’s impact on economies around the world. The focus on improving production efficiency and part quality while meeting stringent production schedules is unrelenting. Measurement and inspection is one vital area being marked for improvement by advances in laser-scanning technology. Full Article

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