Did you know that portable measuring machines allow you to measure directly within the manufacturing environment?
An increasingly popular coordinate measurement technology allowing users to both boost productivity and cut costs, portable measuring arms or PCMM’s have become a mainstay for manufacturing companies across a diverse range of sectors, including aerospace and automotive.
It’s no surprise that the aerospace manufacturing industry has been hit extremely hard due to COVID-19. What’s most important however is how the industry recovers from this. One of the key ways to do so is through metrology and maintaining profitability with reduced production rates.
Off the back of this, our strategic partners over at Hexagon are going to be hosting a completely FREE, 45-minute webinar session where their metrology experts will delve into the impact of COVID-19 on the aerospace industry and the best strategies for manufacturing companies to achieve ‘more with less’.
PTB (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt) is Germany’s National Metrology Institute. Much like an international version of NPL, PTB conducts numerical accuracy of algorithms for computing. The institute stands for progress and reliability in metrology for the benefit of society, trade and industry, and science.
Many of our customers are unaware that the world’s leading CMM software solution, PC-DMIS, is certified by the PTB. This means that the software’s ability to accurately measure straight lines, planes, circles, cylinders, spheres and cones have all been tested and calculated using the Gaussian theory – method of least squares.
Styli Ball Cleaning: Ensuring Consistency With Your CMM Inspection Results
Achieving consistent measurement and inspection results time and again is a must for many of our clients who invest in a CMM machine. Several factors can affect inspection accuracy and one of the easiest ones to rectify is the styli ball.
Often, simply due to regular use, the styli ball on a CMM will suffer from build up of dirt, contaminants and debris (examples in the images below).
If this is not cleaned away regularly and thoroughly then inspection accuracy will drop, resulting in inconsistent measurement results and potentially failing to meet quality standards. As well as this, adhesive and abrasive wear can affect a styli’s performance, these will both result in permanent changes to the ball’s composition and can’t be rectified. In this instance, a replacement styli is required.
PC-DMIS is the world’s leading CMM inspection software solution, enabling businesses to increase productivity with their measurements and inspections. With that being said, many PC-DMIS users across the world don’t benefit from the full potential of the software and simply aren’t aware of some of the incredible features on offer. For that reason, our PC-DMIS experts have put together this infographic detailing 10 of the software’s best features you need to start using.
PC-DMIS is the ultimate CMM inspection software solution, perfect for companies needing to save time, reduce costs, increase productivity and have greater control over their measurements. At Status, we bring PC-DMIS to our customers through our retrofitting services and CMM sales.
Earlier this month, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, our exclusive Technical Services partner, launched PC-DMIS 2020 R1 – the latest edition of the world’s most popular measurement software. Of course, a new release brings with it new benefits, capabilities and more. Let’s take a closer look at some of the new features…
Helping PC-DMIS Users Work ‘Smartly’ From Home and at no Extra Cost!
We’re excited to announce, that our partner’s at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, are providing free access to the latest version of PC-DMIS offline. To claim your entirely free of charge 90 day licence simply complete the form within this link.
This offer includes free licensing, remote access options and online training to help manufacturing professionals, remain productive while working from home.
Currently available to download until 30 June 2020.
Status Metrology – Statement on COVID-19: March 2020
At Status Metrology we support, maintain and provide CMM measurement services through our own machines and that of our clients. These machines are vital in ensuring that manufactured and engineered components and parts are dimensionally correct. Our clients operate in diverse sectors, such as medical, pharmaceutical, aerospace, defence, automotive, prototyping to name just a few.
The health, wellbeing and safety of our staff, suppliers, customers along with their respective families is our number one priority.
During these unprecedented times, we are monitoring developments on an hour by hour basis. We are providing guidance, support and advice to our colleagues on the COVID-19 virus. We have given our team the option of working from home, where possible, and we are actively following the World Health Organisation, Government and local medical authorities advice, guidance and updates.
Have you recently purchased or upgraded a CMM machine at your business? Have you employed new members of staff? If you’re looking for a metrology expert that provides PC-DMIS training, look no further.
Status offers a range of PC-DMIS training courses for individuals who are completely new to the CMM industry, or operators looking to advance their career and improve their knowledge of CMMs. All courses provided by Status are practical courses, allowing participants full use of a CMM machine.