metrology

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Training that measures up

03/03/2015

Three new initiatives, from Mitutoyo UK, NPL and Hexagon Metrology, aim to give metrology training a long-overdue leg-up, reports Will Dalrymple [Article updated 5 March 2015]

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Machinery briefing - ISO 9001 update imminent

25/07/2014

Global quality management system ISO 9001, first published in 1987, will see a major revision published next year – ISO 9001:2015. Standards organisation BSI's lead programme manager, governance & resilience Sally ...

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Roaring forties - Renishaw gets into its stride

03/09/2013

Renishaw hit 40 earlier this year. Since 2000, it has been steadily growing its UK and international footprint, getting badly buffeted along the way, but is now in expansionist mood, as Andrew Allcock reports

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Control 2013 preview

14/05/2013

Andrew Allcock previews the annual Control show, held at Stuttgart Exhibition Centre, highlighting just a few of the developments that will be unveiled

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Innovation to die for

07/05/2013

Tool, die and mouldmaking operations require a skill set that is virtually unique in the machine shop segment. And, as Steed Webzell discovers, the technology is remarkably impressive, too

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Unusual measurements

29/03/2013

Andrew Allcock gets the measure of latest news in the application and development of metrology technology, discovering some surprising applications in this area

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Mould making and mould manufacturing technology

09/11/2012

A rapid moulding prototyping service is favourite for Eaton Electric, while Delcam software supports a multitude of processes at a Belarus tyre mould-making facility. Plus product and news updates

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The many sides of Hexagon

03/08/2012

Andrew Allcock travelled to Telford, to Hexagon Metrology's UK Precision Centre, to catch up on metrology and company news. Portable measurement technology is particularly active, he finds, while industry metrology ...

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Making perfect parts

09/03/2012

How can you be sure, when you press the cycle start button, that you will machine a perfect part? Metrology Software Products (MSP) has developed a suite of software that can make that possible. Andrew Allcock reports ...

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Autosport manufacturing made easy

05/01/2012

Complex parts, tight tolerances, difficult materials? Nothing a trip to Autosport 2012 won't resolve. Steed Webzell previews the main attractions

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Southern Manufacturing 2012 preview

02/01/2012

Steed Webzell previews Southern Manufacturing 2012, which has grown to become the UK's largest regional manufacturing technology and subcontracting exhibition (with video links)

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X-ray vision and more

02/01/2012

The application of computer tomography is still limited in engineering, but one German mould maker is benefiting. Elsewhere, probing is paying dividends. Andrew Allcock reports (includes links to product information and ...

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Core business - EuroMold 2011 preview

29/11/2011

The optimised machining of moulds and dies, and associated features such as cores and cavities, will take centre stage at EuroMold 2011. Steed Webzell previews the main attractions