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Control or inspect


Manufacturers are fully familiar with the alternatives of establishing and then regularly monitoring a capable process to assure output quality, or of inspecting products after the event to capture failures. Well, the ...

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Metrology solutions


Name the top three metrology suppliers in the UK. Well, the first two are pretty easy, but after that you are likely to struggle. But Metrology Direct’s managing director, Mike John, believes his company takes that ...

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Still touch and go


While scanning probes and non-contact probes have attracted recent headlines, the most common form of measurement probe – the touch probe – is still evolving.

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Breaking the myth


TESA - “Top quality calipers, micrometers, bore gauges and height gauges, but expensive”. If that is your perception, then it is wrong. Yet it is still a common misconception, says TESA Technology UK’s general manager, ...

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Millennium woman


A recently set-up Black Country presswork company is thriving, having spotted a business niche; it is headed up by 25-year-old Anna Stevenson.

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Quality through and through


A technology that is commonplace in medical fields has now found a use in the metrology area. Zeiss heralds it as “measurement revolution”, but it is a technology that most people will have heard of, although not in the ...

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New CMMs for old?


A software retrofit for mechanically reliable CMMs can bring modern CMM benefits at a fraction of the price.

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Innovation in profile


Baty has married 2D profile measurement with vision, thrown in a patented, novel measuring reference system to come up with a new type of inspection device for 2D profile measurement purposes.

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Quick off the mark


Laser part marking is driven by traceability and quality issues. And increasing demand for the process has spurred innovation in the equipment used.

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Measured strategy


The GTMA Metrology Section has set out on a new strategy following the appointment of a new chairman.

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Make it right; make it simple


Two ex-Renishaw employees have set up GS Productivity Solutions Ltd to drive up UK firms’ productivity and quality, and deliver a competitive edge. But ‘Make it simple’ is the mantra.

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Large measures


If you need to measure to microns but on large workpieces/structures, or over large distances, then laser trackers and even GPS systems are de rigeuer. Machinery provides an overview of this still unfamiliar territory.

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Industry must measure up


With the opening of its new southern technical centre in Swindon, during August, Hexagon Metrology simultaneously announced its intention to help drive up the measurement skills of those in UK manufacturing. The ...

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You have data: use it


There is a host of data contained within a CNC control system that can provide important information on machine tool performance, the cutting process, and the part being machined. This data can be used for all sorts of ...

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Top quality standard


If you are a manufacturer of aerospace parts and you employ unconventional processes such as EDM or impact finishing, expect the be touched by Nadcap soon - the increasingly common international aerospace quality ...

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In-process and in vogue


In-process measurement on machine tools seeks to reduce or eliminate the extra time and handling associated with CMM-based part verification. And coordinate and machine tool metrology is now an NPL Dimensional Metrology ...