Are Pin Gauges Really Accurate

[tps_header]Like many precision measurement tools, gage pins are very simple, but very effective. With proper use, these precision tools can measure holes to a high degree of accuracy; read on…[/tps_header] [tps_title]Proper care of page pin sets[/tps_title] The important words here are proper use and proper care. Because these pins are so basic and seemingly inexpensive, […]

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Oops, I Missed My Precision Measurement By .0003 Inch

[tps_header]Without precision measurement tools the plastic injection mold making industry would never be able to produce the high quality products that we have all come to expect and rely on; read on…[/tps_header] [tps_title]How small is small?[/tps_title] The average consumer has no idea at all just how precise the mold making process must be in order […]

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How To Choose The Right Coordinate Measuring Machine

[tps_header]Coordinate measuring machines, CMM’s, come in a wide variety of styles and sizes,making it one of the most useful precision measurement tools; read on…[/tps_header] [tps_title]One size does not fit all[/tps_title] The uses and applications of a CMM are almost endless for mold making, tool-and-die, aerospace and precision machining operations. The right machine, used properly, can […]

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The Truth About Precision Measuring Tools

[tps_header]Unless you have personal experience in the use of precision measuring tools, you simply take for granted the high level of accuracy required to manufacture the things you use on a daily basis; read on…[/tps_header] [tps_title]Are precision measurement tools important?[/tps_title] Just consider, for a moment, how many manufactured items are within 10 feet of where […]

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Why Would Anyone Want A Laser Scan Micrometer

[tps_header]The laser scan micrometer, such as the Mitutoyo, Keyence, or Xactum brands are amazing precision measurement tools that are used in many manufacturing industries; read on…[/tps_header] [tps_title]Who uses laser scan micrometers?[/tps_title] Aerospace, automotive, mold making, and medical companies are just a few of the end users of these extremely versatile and useful gages. Production companies […]

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3 Advantages Of A Video Based Vision System

[tps_header]The video based vision system for precision inspection and measurement is a very accurate and flexible tool that has widespread use throughout the machine tool industry; read on…[/tps_header] [tps_title]Advantages of vision systems[/tps_title] There are many features to look for when considering a video based inspection system. The features range from simple desktop/PC based units to […]

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Why Precision Machining Makes Life Easier

[tps_header]While you are reading this sentence, there are millions of precision machining operations taking place; read on…[/tps_header] [tps_title]How precise is precision machining?[/tps_title] What people do not realize though, is just how precise this work actually is. If you were to take a cigarette paper and divide it twice in the thickness, you would be in […]

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Why The Precision Micrometer Has Not Changed In Hundreds Of Years

[tps_header]Ever since the invention of thevprecision micrometer in the mid 1800’s, the basic shape and function has remained unchanged. This is a testament to the simplicity and functionality of this amazing little measurement tool;  read on…[/tps_header] [tps_title]The faithful precision micrometer[/tps_title] Probably every single machinist, toolmaker, injection mold maker, tool and die maker and precision machining […]

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The Coordinate Measuring Machine Made Simple

[tps_header]Most up-to-date injection mold making, tool and die making and precision machining shops have a coordinate measuring machine, also known as a CMM, for inspection; read on…[/tps_header] [tps_title]CMM uses in mold making[/tps_title] One of the most common uses for a CMM is to inspect and measure EDM electrodes. This is a great way to check […]

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Tips For Buying A Height Gauge

[tps_header]The height gage is a versatile precision measurement tool that comes in several different styles. There is the old-fashioned vernier style, the dial height gage, simple or complex electronic gages and the gage block based styles; read on…[/tps_header] [tps_title]What to look for in a height gauge[/tps_title] These styles are also listed in order of increasing […]

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