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Laser Scanning/Reverse Engineering

Laser Scanning/Reverse Engineering

Are your blueprints or CAD files different than your part? With our on-site laser scanning services powered by NDI's advanced Optical Tracker System, our technicians are able to bring your physical parts into the digital domain.        ...

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Bobier February 1, 2017 No Comments

Why is a laboratory’s technical competence so critical to you as a manufacturer, supplier, exporter, or customer?

Why is a laboratory’s technical competence so critical to you as a manufacturer, supplier, exporter, or customer?

ISO 9001 certification does not evaluate the technical competence of a supplier or technician. Evaluation of a supplier against ISO 9001 does not assure your company or your customers that the test, inspection, or calibration data are accurate and reliable....

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Bobier December 14, 2016 No Comments

4 Point Calibration vs 4000+ Point Calibration

4 Point Calibration vs 4000+ Point Calibration

Do you see inconsistencies in your certifications on your master gages? Many calibration companies are using the 4 point calibration method. With this method, large areas of the ring gage go without being scanned. This leaves opportunity for missing defects...

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Bobier November 30, 2016 No Comments

The Renishaw Equator is now offered with the new INTUO gauging software!

The Renishaw Equator is now offered with the new INTUO gauging software!

Easy to program, easy to use. With minimal training, INTUO uses intelligent functions to help the engineer set up gauging of parts in a matter of minutes. Program gauging routines in minutes. A simple and cost effective way to increase...

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Bobier November 7, 2016 No Comments

Why is the Equator so accurate?

Why is the Equator so accurate?

What is the secret to the Equator's accuracy? The SP25M probe. Without a doubt, SP25M stands apart from other probes available due to its high scanning accuracy. The dynamics of SP25M allows faster scanning measurements to be taken. Tests show...

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Bobier September 30, 2016 No Comments

Renishaw Equator

Renishaw Equator

Is there a line-up at your CMMs? If Yes - We Have a Solution! Renishaw's Equator can help eliminate your CMM backups. We can provide an ultra fast turnkey measurement system that is micron accurate on the shop floor. A...

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Bobier September 30, 2016 No Comments

Importance of ISO 17025 Accreditation and Accuracy

Importance of ISO 17025 Accreditation and Accuracy

Until recently purchasers of gage or part dimensional certifications were forced to buy services without sufficient information about the uncertainty of the provider's measurement results. This could cause the customer to receive inaccurate measurement information. Fortunately, the ISO 17025 current...

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Bobier September 21, 2016 No Comments

Uncertainty of Measurement Effect on the Accept/Reject Ratio of Parts

Uncertainty of Measurement Effect on the Accept/Reject Ratio of Parts

The outdated Pass/Fall concept was replaced 10+ years ago by the ISO/IEC 17025 requirement, to list the uncertainty (U) value on all certifications performed by an A2LA ISO accredited laboratory. The theory being that manufactures would then select a calibration...

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Bobier July 14, 2016 No Comments

Dimensional Calibrations Questions to Ask Suppliers

Dimensional Calibrations Questions to Ask Suppliers

1.What is the constant temperature your Lab supplier holds? Metal changes in size when the temperature rises and falls. If the lab is not held at a constant temperature, it can cause problems with the stability of dimensional measurements. The...

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Bobier July 11, 2016 No Comments

Why Does Temperature Matter?

Why Does Temperature Matter?

Temperature is a vital aspect of any measurement process. As you know, metal changes in size (expands and contracts) when the temperature rises or falls. This can cause problems with the stability of dimensional measurements. Due to the constantly changing...

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Bobier June 14, 2016 No Comments