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Published: 5/22/2018

When to use Split-Laser, On-Machine Tool Measurement Probes
There is value in using compact, on-machine laser probes to automatically measure cutting tools and detect broken tools. However, for some applications, a larger split-laser system is needed.

Published: 5/13/2018

Manufacturing News of Note: May 2018
Mahr to offer confocal microscopes, CGTech joins an R&D outfit and other industry news.

Published: 4/24/2018

Enhancing Volumetric Accuracy of Large Machine Tools
Using a laser to track and record axis movement and tool-tip position enables this system to create an error map that can be used to compensate for inaccuracies inherent in the machine’s structure.

Published: 4/19/2018

Manufacturing News of Note: April 2018
Absolute Machine Tools turns 30, a new manufacturing cybersecurity hub in the works and other industry news.

Published: 3/31/2018

Float Your Air Plugs for Easy Part Alignment
One way to design clearance forgiveness into an air plug is to enable some float.

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.