5 Reasons to calibrate your Machine Tool

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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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5 Benefits of using Laser Tracker for Quality Inspection

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What is a laser tracker?  In today’s day and age, many industries – including the aerospace and automotive industries, have increasing standards in which their products must come within tolerance. Laser tracker’s have become the alternative 3D measurement solution to the traditional Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) in the measurement of large objects. The benefits made possible

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Measurement Applications in Nuclear Industry

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Nuclear Industry Expertise with API • Integrated metrology solutions for precision fit-up of replacement piping and associated components • Pipe soft templating – primary and secondary side • Interference/ load path analysis • High point vent inspection • Schedule optimization • Large component replacement • Containment scanning and modeling • Turbine alignment • Reactor coolant pump inspection

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IntelliComp Software by API

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API IntelliComp Software enables native Swivel and XD Laser files to be converted to your proprietary controller compensation format. Our IntelliComp Software greatly reduces the time it takes to execute data and create usable compensation files. It is an extremely valuable tool for a low investment. Remove 7 steps from your data conversion process Click here to download API

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How to Properly Clean an SMR (Spherically Mounted Retroreflector)

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For this blog post, we’ll be sharing how to properly clean an SMR (spherically mounted retroreflector). Before we start there are several “DO-NOT’S” that can ruin an SMR: – Do not blow directly into your SMR (only use canned air). You may add more debris to the mirrors. – Do not use a q-tip more than once.

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ATS uses XD Laser in Contract Measurement Services

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Spike Carter works alone. After 24 years as a service and applications engineer for a major European manufacturer, he left in 2004 to start his own contract measurement service. Setting out on his own, as Carter Advanced Technical Services Inc., his mission was to provide quality service in a timely manner. The XD Laser and

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Laser scanning a model 737 plane with the API Axxis Arm

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API offers in house and on-site 3D laser scanning. We have the ability, utilizing a multitude of laser scanning instruments that best fit your application, to reverse engineer your part, mold, tooling gauge or model. Our API Axxis 7 arm equipped with a Kreon laser scanner easily jumps locations around this Boeing 737 model painting over 80,000 point clouds

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3D Measurement in confined spaces using a laser tracker

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It is a paradox of manufacturing that objects requiring the most complex and precise three-dimensional (3D) measurements often offer the least freedom of movement, making it difficult to obtain such readings. Cockpit equipment, filling systems, aircraft parts and railroad cars are all such examples of objects that require very precise measurements in their construction but

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