3D Printed vs Machined Fixtures and ZeroTouch®

The popular narrative surrounding 3D printing generally focuses on rapid prototyping and manufacturing end-use products, but these stories overshadow one of this technology’s greatest benefits in the world of metrology: Creating inspection fixtures. 3D-printed...

Improving Long-Term Performance of Metrology Systems

In challenging manufacturing environments, 3 key factors influence the long-term performance of automated metrology systems installed in uncontrolled environments. Creating a metrology solution that consistently meets demanding production rates, yields and uptime is...

IMTS 2018: Focus on Automation and Digital Technology

Automation, data and the need for speed were the driving forces behind the manufacturing quality assurance trends featured at IMTS 2018 in Chicago this past September. The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2018 featured the latest manufacturing...

Measuring Complex Part Geometries

Tightening dimensions are a trend both for components and for an increasing number of parts and devices. Incorrect part dimensional measurements can lead to failure and costly recalls. Small consumer products pack an enormous amount of technology into tiny units. In...