Removing the “Programming” from Part Inspection Programs

Production bottlenecks happen. Picture a funnel filled with small pebbles. When the pebbles enter the neck of the funnel, they jam together and very few escape. Just like the pebbles in a funnel, when one production station produces more than a subsequent station,...

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...

Automated Seal Inspection Improves Reliability of Sterile Packaging

Many medical device manufacturers are finding that automated seal inspection improves sterile package reliability, decreasing packaging failure, product contamination and costly recalls. Sterile packaging of medical devices is critical for patient health and safety....

Deciding Between a Non-Contact Metrology Platform and a Traditional CMM

Understanding the features of a non-contact metrology platform versus a traditional contact coordinate measuring machine (CMM) can help manufacturers choose the right equipment for inspection. By investing in the right inspection technology, manufacturers can improve...

Speed Wins in Contact vs. Non-Contact Surface Profiling

In surface morphology inspection, non-contact optical methodologies provide the same measurement results as a conventional contact profiler, but in a fraction of time. ​Surface finish quality matters in many industries, especially when consumer health and costly...

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...