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Injecting Quality at MGS Ireland

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

Koma Precision, Inc. and Hexagon Metrology M and H Product Line Form a Strategic Alliance

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

Quality Scan: Great Tools: The Best Defense Against Downtime

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

Advanced Manufacturing Now: Constantly Connected: New Expectations for Quality Service

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

Quality Scan: CT Scans: Not Just for Doctors Anymore

Andy Woodward, President, Wenzel America Ltd.


Computed Tomography or CT, as it’s commonly known, has been used in the medical field for years, but it’s use in industry has lagged far behind. Medical CT machines take multiple X-ray slices through human bodies so doctors can get a complete 3D image of the interior of the body. Full Article

Cognex Introduces Next-Generation Handheld Readers for Direct Part Mark Barcodes

Press Release - Cognex Corp.


Cognex Corporation, (NASDAQ: CGNX), the world’s leader in machine vision, today announced the next generation DataMan® 8600 series of handheld direct part mark (DPM) barcode readers. The DataMan 8600 provides unparalleled barcode reading performance for manufacturers implementing part traceability programs across the automotive, consumer electronics, aerospace, and oil and gas industries. Full Article

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