Improving Product Quality Through Automation

While automating metrology and inspection to improve product quality is not new, the reasons and goals to automate have evolved along with the technology and need. For example, inspection techniques used by contract manufacturers (low-volume/high-mix) versus...

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...

3 Key Benefits of an Automated Non-Contact Metrology System

In the precise world of high volume manufacturing (HVM), microns and milliseconds matter when inspecting medical staples, fitness trackers and smartphones to meet either government regulations or consumer standards. The need for 100% inspection of parts is driving the...

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...

Benefits of Consolidating Metrology Operations into One System

Automated metrology platforms not only ensure high quality finished goods, these high speed solutions also lower total cost per part by consolidating multiple metrology operations into one system. ​High volume part manufacturers often have diverse process flows, and...