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Published: 2/21/2018

Benefits of Scanning Touch Probes for Setups
Touch-trigger probes are commonly used to speed and simplify setups for new jobs, but scanning touch probes are valuable for these duties, too.

Published: 2/10/2018

Manufacturing News of Note: February 2018
CT scanning for mid-size metal castings, funding secured for an Apprentice Academy in Virginia, and more industry news.

Published: 1/25/2018

Traceability Without the Paper Trail
A digital system makes it faster and easier to find, sort and glean insights from measurement tool usage and calibration data.

Published: 1/11/2018

In Hogout Machining, the CAD File Becomes Critical
To serve customers by helping them bypass casting, this shop first needs a close-enough relationship with the customer that it can count on getting good CAD data. Here is why.

Published: 1/10/2018

Manufacturing News of Note: January 2018
SST collaborates with SmalTec on micromachining EDMs, DMG MORI appoints a new president and other manufacturing news.

Published: 1/3/2018

Inspection Automation
A 3D white-light scanning sensor mounted to an industrial robot enables accurate, unattended part inspection.

Published: 11/10/2017

The Link Between Gaging and Tool Cost Savings
New software delivers the next step for Renishaw’s programmable gaging system: a mechanism for changing cutting tools when they are truly at the end of their life, not after an arbitrary number of pieces have been run.

Published: 10/25/2017

Buying an HMC: Peripheral Equipment Considerations
Is it time to move up to an HMC? Let’s consider some of the peripheral equipment that HMC buyers should think about.

Published: 10/23/2017

Vision System Assists On-Machine Probing for Fast Setups
The camera on this VMC combined with a tablet-like control helps speed and simplify on-machine probing routines during new job setups.

Published: 10/16/2017

October 2017 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Measurement & Inspection
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on software and instruments used in part measurement and inspection.