Measurement

The Measurement area contains the latest technology from the quality control department, including coordinate measuring machines and gauging.

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Multiaxis calibrator reduces heat effects

February 23, 2017

Renishaw’s XM-60 multiaxis calibrator measures all six degrees of freedom from a single setup in any orientation for linear axes. It can capture angular, linear, and straightness errors in a single setup. It also uses an XC-80 environmental compensator to correct for environmental conditions. It...

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Centennial College Instructor Lucian Toma with students and CMM.

Ontario’s Centennial College Transforms Students into Skilled Workers

February 15, 2017 | By Lucian Toma, PhD

Mechanical engineering programs at Centennial College in Ontario are dedicated to continual improvement as well as educating the next- generation industrial workforce.

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VED slide calibrates video machines

January 5, 2017

Heidenhain offers a video edge detection (VED) calibration slide for calibrating the pixel size of a camera within a video measuring machine.The standard glass calibration slide allows the user to find the pixel size of the current magnification and camera setup and teach it to a controller. This...

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Creaform moves its headquarters

December 21, 2016

Creaform, Lévis, Quebec, a manufacturer of portable 3-D measurement equipment, has moved its headquarters to Lévis’ Innoparc to better support its growth.This move represents a $20 million investment designed to triple its production capacity and hire a significant number of new employees. The...

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Camfil APC Americas names VP

December 14, 2016

Jonesboro, Ark.-based Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has appointed Graeme Bell to the position of vice president, Camfil APC Americas. He is responsible for the manufacturing, technical, and training facility in Jonesboro, as well as North and South American sales operations for the company's...

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Inspection instrument for indicators is fully automatic

December 9, 2016

Mitutoyo Corp. has introduced the i-Checker model IC-2000 for in-house calibration of dial indicators, dial test indicators, dial comparators (Hicator), bore gauges, cylinder gauges, digimatic indicators, linear gauges, and electrical comparators.Offering a measuring range of 100 mm, the unit can...

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Cutting fluid offers extra lubricity for hard-to-machine materials

November 10, 2016

 Walter Surface Technologies has released the new Coolcut S-50™ soluble cutting fluid for reducing heat buildup and friction on workpieces. EP additives in the liquid provide extra lubricity for cutting of high-tensile steel, stainless steel, titanium, aluminum, and copper alloys. The...

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Length gauges offer accuracy for in-process measurement

November 8, 2016

Heidenhain has introduced the +/- 1-µm accurate Acanto 1217 and 1218 length gauges. When the gauges are paired with the proprietary bidirectional serial interface EnDat 2.2, operators can monitor gauges being used in production and detect failures before they occur.Along with built-in error...

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Die segments for hot stamping manufactured using laser melting

November 1, 2016

Using 3-D printing, Schuler now is manufacturing prototype hot stamping dies with coolant channels running in an improved near net shape to help ensure fast cooling of all component areas and, thus, improved part properties, says the company.The firm uses laser melting as an additive manufacturing...

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Kimberly-Clark Professional announces winners of Jackson Safety scholarships

October 31, 2016

Kimberly-Clark Professional, Roswell, Ga., has awarded Jackson Safety scholarships to three experienced welding instructors selected by the American Welding Society for their commitment to welding safety.The award winners are:*Adam Lynnes, Lynnes Welding Training Inc., Fargo, N.D.*Dayton Block, St....

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Intersection warning system alerts workers to approaching traffic

October 11, 2016

Rite-Hite has introduced the Safe-T-Signal intersection warning system. The ceiling-mounted system alerts workers when traffic is approaching from other directions using LED lights in the shape of red stop signs (octagon) and amber yield (triangle) signs.The system uses unidirectional microwave...

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Cutting fluid extends cutting tool life

October 7, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has released the Coolcut S-50™ soluble cutting fluid.This cutting fluid increases cutting tool life and reduces heat buildup and friction on workpieces, even in tough applications on hard-to-machine metals, the company reports. Special EP additives in the liquid...

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. Inspection will no longer be considered as a parallel procedure, but rather an integral part of the manufacturing process.

Where will metrology be in 5 to 10 years?

September 29, 2016 | By Jerome-Alexander Lavoie

Metrology has come a long way since its conception during the era of the pharaohs. It has particularly evolved in the last 25 years with the advent of lasers, 3-D scanners, and optical technology. Therefore, it is logical to consider that this field will continue to evolve — new specificities...

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Micom expands corrosion testing laboratory

September 21, 2016

Micom Laboratories Inc., Dorval, Que., has purchased an additional Q-Fog CCT 1100 salt spray fog corrosion tester to accommodate an increasing demand for corrosion tests and accelerated aging tests using simulated, real-world atmospheric conditions.The company uses ASTM B117 and ASTM G-85 as...

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Creaform Engineering announces major expansion

July 11, 2016

Creaform, Lévis, Que., a provider of portable 3-D measurement systems and engineering services, has expanded its engineering division to meet increasing demand.In the past 15 months, the engineering division has created 50 new jobs, which expanded its workforce by 42 per cent; set up new...

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