metrology

Engine component machining investment at JCB

09/11/2017

JCB started assembling a range of own-design diesel engines to power its vehicles in 2004. Volumes have since ramped up and now the company has, following a £10 million investment, brought in house related machining ...

Decoding the Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence message

10/07/2017

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, ...

The micron factory

29/03/2017

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 ...

Aero challenge - extended feature

06/03/2017

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 ...

Single-click inspection: automated 2D part measurement

17/01/2017

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 ...

Accuracy in a box: third-party CMM recalibration

18/11/2016

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 ...

This month 25 years ago: November 1991

02/11/2016

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; ...

Metrology case file: checking composites

06/09/2016

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 ...