(Inspection Tools and Instruments)
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Wireless operation facilitates use in small machining envelopes, and allows fast checks with minimal interruption. Volumetric accuracy testing adds new dimension.... (View Full Article)
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Constantly changing surface geometries, pin-wheeling shapes and tight, intricate features make turbomachinery components - impellers, blades and blisks - some of industry's most complex and exacting... (View Full Article)
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A probing technique called artifact or reference comparison lets machining centers test their positioning accuracy against dimensional masters to determine corrective compensations. It is especially... (View Full Article)
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With negative headlines often surrounding the British car industry, it is easy to forget that major manufacturers continue to operate world-class volume vehicle production facilities in the UK. The... (View Full Article)
(Industrial and Engineering Software)
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Renishaw's Productivity+ software allows machine tool probing routines to be programmed and simulated on CAD/CAM systems in the same manner, by the same people and at the same time as toolpath... (View Full Article)
(Inspection Tools and Instruments)
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Martin-Baker, the world's leading supplier of aircraft ejection seats, rely on Renishaw's QC10 ballbar and machine tool probe systems to manufacture complex, high-quality components. Martin-Baker... (View Full Article)
(Metal Cutting Machines)
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The change has resulted in a reduction in inspection time by as much as a factor of 5, ensuring quality control and inspection keep up with its high-productivity CNC machine tools.... (View Full Article)
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The rise in the popularity of air bearing spindles for new applications owes much to the ability of modern machine tools to provide extremely tight dimensional tolerances and fine surface finishes.... (View Full Article)
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Renishaw's automatic tool setting and tool breakage detection systems recently installed at Hewland Engineering Ltd, are proving to be highly successful in raising productivity of transmission part... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Scanning probes speed form-data collection and feedback to machining cells, reduce CMM fixturing and cut probe calibration time from hours to minutes at Kawasaki's Maryville, MO plant.... (View Full Article)
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Dunlop Aerospace Braking Systems, a part of Meggitt plc, is a global organisation that designs, develops and manufactures wheels and brakes for commercial and military aircraft applications. Aircraft... (View Full Article)
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Renishaw's XL-80 laser calibration system allows calibration service company Geo Tec Messtechnik to expand capacity to meet growing industry demands for tighter part accuracies and greater process... (View Full Article)
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Mike Sullivan founded Future Advanced Manufacture Ltd (Future AM) thirty years ago and realised immediately that competing on price was not the way forward: "There's always a 'Fred in the shed' down... (View Full Article)
(Inspection Tools and Instruments)
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Since adopting the machine tool probes, Associated Tools have benefited from an elimination of component rejections, and a 66% reduction in tooling set up times.... (View Full Article)
(Encoders and Resolvers)
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The digital age has led to a quantum leap in astrophotography, making even the furthest galaxies accessible to professional astronomers and observatories. Now, thanks to Astrosysteme Austria (ASA),... (View Full Article)
(Inspection Tools and Instruments)
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To serve both Lean and Six Sigma disciplines, manufacturers are moving to integrate part inspection and qualification more closely with production operations. They aim to use inspection for real-time... (View Full Article)
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Companies competing in today's global market are being driven to cut manufacturing costs to survive. Ask any production engineer where his bottlenecks are in his overall process. Often, the coordinate... (View Full Article)
(Encoders and Resolvers)
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In Stanley Kubrick's classic film Dr. Strangelove Slim Pickens was dropped from the aeroplane riding a bomb. If he'd been riding a motorcycle then he would certainly have been astride a KTM Nitro... (View Full Article)
(Inspection Tools and Instruments)
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Rigorous part inspection becomes increasingly essential as industries comply with ISO and QS9000 requirements and adopt Six Sigma disciplines. Parts must be produced to ever tighter tolerances, then... (View Full Article)
(Inspection Tools and Instruments)
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Probing can improve overall equipment efficiency in many different ways throughout the machining cycle. Probing has long been used for setup. With an inspection probe in its spindle, the machining... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Controls Software)
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Conroe Machine is doing what most machine shops only dream of - hard turning a family of parts around the clock in an unmanned cell that operates a 'self controlled' process. It integrates a FANUC... (View Full Article)
(Machine Tool Accessories)
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Martin-Baker, the world's leading supplier of aircraft ejection seats, relies on Renishaw's QC10 ballbar and machine tool probe systems to manufacture complex, high-quality components.... (View Full Article)
(Manufacturing Equipment and Components)
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Founded by Sir David McMurtry and John Deer 30 years ago, the UK-based company now employs more than 3,000 people, specialising in advanced manufacturing technologies. It sells most of its products... (View Full Article)
(Manufacturing Equipment and Components)
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It will, says Directed Manufacturing. This company sees metal additive manufacturing becoming as much of an established technology for final part production as plastic additive manufacturing is now.... (View Full Article)