metrology

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Protocol’s aims made clear

01/01/2006

AIMS (Advanced Integrated Mathematical System) is an open-architecture technology developed by The Boeing Company in the US and Metronor Group, Norway, to improve collaboration between manufacturers and suppliers. It is ...

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Extreme measures

01/10/2005

Maintaining process capability is something that becomes more crucial the more valuable the part under process, and also where the rate of production does not permit either afterthe- event inspection to confirm ...

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CMMs – where does the oil go?

01/10/2005

Hands up those who know their CMM maintenance schedule requirements? Are you sure? Hexagon Metrology, Telford, undertook a simple experiment during a recent seminar to find out how many of the participants did

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Zero defects in sight

01/10/2005

The French Meister factory manufactures electric valve parts for automobile equipment manufacturers that specialise in ABS braking systems. Over 20 multi-spindle lathes produce 120,000 parts every day, representing a ...

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Vision: who needs it?

01/07/2005

Almost every company that cares about quality can and probably should use vision as part of its quality assurance operations. It has become absolutely essential in industries such as the semiconductor and electronic ...

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Marked for life

01/07/2005

For many companies, particularly bluechip OEMs and their first tier suppliers, product and component identification throughout a manufacturing process has become a vital and indispensable part of quality control, ...

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Got your number

01/03/2005

According to US-based business consultancy AMR Research, cost and productivity initiatives by the world’s vehicle manufacturers aim to shift up to 45 per cent of warranty liability tosuppliers whose part numbers were ...

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Measurement on the move

01/01/2005

Launched in 1984, the Faro Arm today has 8,000 users worldwide, with some 600 installed in the UK. Faro is now the fourth largest measurement technology company with sales of $100 million and growth rates of 30 per cent ...

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Probing freedom

01/01/2005

Any error in measurement when using spindle-held probes affects positional accuracy; causes a loss of repeatability and can lead to a fall in productivity, a reduction in parts quality and even scrap. After all, the ...

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Beyond progressive

01/01/2005

Ever heard of Formaplex? Not yet maybe, but in less than 10 years Formaplex could be a term widely used in manufacturing circles to represent manufacturing excellence/efficiency just as kaizen, high-speed machining or ...

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Portable optical CMM/ software agreement

10/12/2004

Leica Geosystems’ Metrology Division has signed a global software licence and collaboration agreement with Metrologic Group. It means Leica Geosystems’ Metrology Division will supply portable CMMs with MetrologXG as ...

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LK’s ‘soft’ sell strategy

20/08/2004

LK’s new business strategy is becoming tangible following the launch of its Camio Studio 4 software and related announcements

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PLM theory in action

02/07/2004

PLM’s benefits include the decrease of engineering development lead time and cost, improved product quality and performance, plus reduced IT operational costs among geographically dispersed design teams and business ...

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Price or partnership?

18/06/2004

Balancing the best price with a quality product that is delivered on time is the golden rule of supply. Northern Precision, which last year sold in excess of 40 million fasteners, has the answer to most fastener ...