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Why Non-Contact Optical Measurement Systems are Crucial for the Quality Inspection Industry.

Introduction Selecting the appropriate measuring technique in your given environment is crucial in producing the most definite results. To increase throughput and effectiveness of one’s company the integration of non-contact optical measurement systems should be considered due to its certain … Continue reading

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Maintaining Your CMM Machine

In order for your CMM to continuously operate in a safe and accurate way, then then the following maintenance schedule should be followed: WARNING Be sure to turn the main disconnect switch to OFF when making adjustments, removing or replacing … Continue reading

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Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Symbols Explained

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) is a system for defining and communicating engineering tolerances. It uses a symbolic language on engineering drawings and computer-generated three-dimensional solid models that explicitly describes nominal geometry and its allowable variation. It tells the manufacturing staff and machines what degree … Continue reading

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Effects of Temperature on Dimensional Measurement

Introduction A common phenomenon well-known to engineers and metrologists alike, is that everything changes when temperatures change. Although these subtle changes are usually invisible to the naked eye, the need for expansion joints when constructing bridges presents a more noticeable … Continue reading

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Micrometer Types and Usage Guide

Introduction Over a past number of years more sensitive measuring instruments have been developed due to the need of satisfying requirements for higher accuracy. These newer types of instruments however, are of the comparator type and require a setting master. … Continue reading

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Surface Finish Instruments & Usage Guide

Surface Finish Instrumentation The functional performance and mechanical properties of materials are all affected by surface finish. A total of 90% of all engineering component failures are believed to be initiated through mechanisms such as fatigue cracking, abrasive wear, or … Continue reading

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