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MACH 2020 preparations


MACH2020 (www.machexhibition.com) will take place from 20-24 April, 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. It will be the second show since the move to new halls, with the event last year attracting 25,000+ ...

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Decoding the Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence message


There may be many still puzzling over the change of name in 2015 from Hexagon Metrology to Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence (Hexagon MI) and who still see the company as a metrology operation. At the Las Vegas event, ...

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The micron factory


JLR’s new powertrain metrology facility offers engineers access to unprecedented levels of precision, thanks to a dozen-strong fleet of the best equipment in the business. But that’s just the start of the ambitious ...

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Aero challenge - extended feature


Kyocera SGS Precision Tools Europe hosted one of its first UK events since being bought by the Japanese industrial conglomerate Kyocera last year. Key themes were technical collaboration and superalloys, Will Dalrymple ...

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Single-click inspection: automated 2D part measurement


Final quality assurance checks of flat parts no longer need to be carried out manually using a micrometer or optical comparator. A new generation of image capture devices confirm whether a part’s 2D edge and surface ...

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Accuracy in a box: third-party CMM recalibration


Inbuilt 3D error maps are commonly employed to correct for repeatable errors in coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). CMM recalibration often requires that these maps be updated, but they are typically only accessible ...

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This month 25 years ago: November 1991


Manufacturing’s image; Cincinnati Milacron – another low-cost VMC, eyes growing market share; Yamazaki Machinery UK one of the 10 best in the world; Renishaw easy accuracy check; modular fixturing; gang-tooled lathes; ...

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Metrology case file: checking composites


At composites part specialist Reverie, a Baty R14 profile projector is used for non-contact measurement and inspection of autoclaved carbon fibre composite parts, and also as a method of checking CNC cutting tool ...