Data Integrity and The Digital Twin, Part 1

Industrial production technologies are rapidly advancing, and traditional metrology is increasingly turning to non-contact measurement techniques to keep pace. To maintain the higher throughputs required by product demands, production metrology processes are moving...

2020: The Year We Made Lemonade

Few would argue that 2020 was a transformative year. From the pandemic to racial justice protests and increased efforts to address climate change, this past year tested our entire society’s ability to respond and rapidly adapt to various situations and new ideas of...

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...

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...

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...