metrology

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Getting the measure of quality

07/05/2004

While business is beginning to flow in the right direction again for many UK manufacturing companies, the fact remains that the marketplace has shrunk in recent years. For companies trying to address this situation ...

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For the one in 10

02/04/2004

Ejector seat manufacturer Martin-Baker relies on accurate and repeatable manufacture of high-quality, complex components that simply can’t afford to fail. And it’s using CMM and machine tool probing to do it

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‘Go/no go’ still relevant

19/03/2004

According to Jonathan Tate,metrology manager at control and inspection specialist ACI (Europe):“The co-ordinate measuring machine (CMM) is in many ways being challenged,not solely because in repetitive inspection ...

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Equipped for new AQAP?

19/03/2004

The new AQAP 2000 series of standards will apply to MoD and NATO contracts placed from 1 April 2004 – but excluding software until mid-2005. In the UK,the MoD can be considered to be the 'ultimate customer'. It makes ...

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Probing:why not?

05/03/2004

Heidenhain (GB) estimates that only some 10 -15 per cent of vertical machining centre users in the UK use spindle probing. Add to that the fact that even those that have them are under-utilising them, says the Burgess ...

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Zeiss targets UK aerospace

16/01/2004

Zeiss’s new Technology Centre at its Industrial Metrology Division in Rugby underpins the company’s aerospace ambitions. Dr Rainer clearly believes the UK to be a centre for the aerospace industry and that is ...

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Probe properties pondered

16/01/2004

According to itp, experience in the field when continuous contact scanning aluminium with high point density – on engine cylinder blocks, for example – has shown that the conventional ruby or ceramic aluminium oxide ...

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ISO project to deliver 3D surface parameters

19/12/2003

The International Standards Organisation (ISO) is working to improve 3D surface measurement. The approach taken is to characterise the main properties of a surface based on the way the surface affects its performance ...

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Making it in Britain

17/10/2003

At 40 years of age, John Harper pondered his pension prospects: there and then he decided to rethink his priorities. That same day he mentioned to a senior management colleague, Steve Price, that he had made up his mind ...