Never Waste Another Minute Due to CNC Machine Inaccuracy

According to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) there are nominally 35 measurements which need to be taken to fully measure and qualify a machine. The exact number of measurements depend on the machine, variables such as the number of axes, setup and positioning of the axes, and performance abilities of the machine. All

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5 Reasons to calibrate your Machine Tool

What is Machine Tool Calibration?  Machine Tool Calibration is the process of measuring, diagnosing and correcting the manufacturing error within your Machine Tool or CNC machine. Most large machine tools come directly from the manufacturer with a set of tolerances. (Your machine will be within this specification). Over time, the error of your machine will increase as  it manufactures parts

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Calibrate Your Machine Tool in Hours with the XD Laser

The XD Laser Measurement System has the ability to simultaneously measure Linear, Angular, Straightness and Roll errors for rapid machine tool error assessment. The XD Lasers fast, accurate measurement of machine positioning and axial capability makes complete machine assessment possible with up to 80% less downtime. A complete measurement of a 1 meter volume machine

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What is Metrology? Find out and celebrate World Metrology Day.

What is metrology? Don’t get it confused with meteorology, it’s not all about the weather. Metrology is the scientific study of measurement. We’re always wanting to help the world understand metrology services and all the services offered in our industry. If you’re in the metrology industry you probably get a lot of very confused looks when you try to explain to people

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Lessons Learned: Untrained Operators Break Laser Trackers

An untrained laser tracker operator can cost your company a lot of time and money. That’s why API offers metrology equipment, machine tool alignment, and laser tracker training by a staff comprised of application engineers and calibrations technicians that are knowledgeable and experienced with the metrology industry and its equipment. We ensure your team is

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Volumetric Error Compensation – The Science

A new process for machine tool calibration Since the beginning of 2010, API has been offering a new, breakthrough technology for the volumetric compensation of machine tools, known as VEC. This transformational process has been developed together with BOEING and the machine tool manufacturer MAG. Increases in the volumetric accuracy of up to one order

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