Tony Tillett

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5 Reasons To Get A CMM Upgrade

Posted by Tony Tillett on Apr 4, 2018 10:06:00 AM

Even though CMM equipment is built to last and can serve for 20 or more years in hardware terms, software and controls systems become outdated rapidly as new technology appears nearly every year. The only way to keep your CMM as effective as possible without buying a new one is to have regular upgrades. Read more about the benefits of CMM upgrades below.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, New & Used CMMs, Retrofits & Upgrades

3 Reasons To Change Or Upgrade Your CMM Software

Posted by Tony Tillett on Mar 26, 2018 11:04:53 AM

First, let’s clarify two terms: upgrade and update. A software upgrade to a new version is usually chargeable. New versions deliver significant new functionality and capabilities over older versions and considerable development effort will have been expended to produce the latest version.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, Retrofits & Upgrades, CMM Software

New Features & Opportunities From PC-DMIS 2018 R1

Posted by Tony Tillett on Mar 12, 2018 9:28:03 AM

With every new release, it seems that the PC DMIS metrology software package from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence goes from strength to strength. Every update strengthens existing features, increases versatility and adds new functions. Such is the case with PC-DMIS 2018 R1, the first new release for 2018 - commercially available from 19th February.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, New & Used CMMs

What Is The Room Size I Need For A CMM Machine?

Posted by Tony Tillett on Dec 6, 2017 11:20:00 AM

A CMM or a coordinate measuring machine is a special device used by manufacturers for assembly processes and to test parts against the design intent. The machine allows generating special points that are analysed for construction of objects by recording the X, Y, and Z coordinates.

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Topics: New & Used CMMs

Status Celebrate Double Decade Tie-Up With Hexagon

Posted by Tony Tillett on Dec 6, 2017 11:14:13 AM

Independent measurement solutions provider Status Metrology and OEM Hexagon are celebrating a ‘unique’ 20-year partnership, which helped pave the way for a second user machine market in the UK.

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Topics: Events, Company News

ISO 10360-2 & UKAS Accredited CMM Calibration Services From Status Metrology

Posted by Tony Tillett on Nov 29, 2017 2:16:00 PM

Quality assurance control highly depend on CMMs. Over the last 20 years, they have almost replaced other inspection techniques such as fixtures and gauges. Since CMMs are very flexible, they reduce investment costs and increase inspection throughput.

Nationally and internationally recognised performance standards provide the means for CMM users to rate the calibration services of different providers. These standards are necessary when comparing competing suppliers, to help determine how well they will perform and to check whether they know how to work properly and safely.

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Topics: CMM Maintenance & Calibration, Quality Inspection, Company News

Status Metrology Partners With Mahr Metrology To Bring You Advanced Inspection & Measurement Solutions

Posted by Tony Tillett on Nov 22, 2017 9:23:00 AM

We are delighted to announce our latest supply partnership – with Mahr Metrology. Mahr is as close to being a ‘household name’ as it gets in metrology; a company first established in Germany in 1861 and now operating from bases in more than 35 countries. The Mahr Group specialises in metrology and production equipment, with each asset guaranteed to deliver a long service life and reliable results – whatever the application. We have been accredited to supply the full range of Mahr metrology supplies at competitive rates, with manufacturer’s warranty. We don’t currently carry out servicing or refits on Mahr equipment, although this may change in the future. Please check back regularly for updates.

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Topics: Company News

Introducing Our New Status Metrology Website!

Posted by Tony Tillett on Nov 15, 2017 1:55:39 PM

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new, revamped Status Metrology website! If you haven’t yet taken a look around, please visit our new features and sections. The new website is a big improvement on the last in a number of ways, which we will go into below. The new design is intended to make the site far more user friendly – allowing visitors to more quickly find and access the information they seek. We also make it easier for you to get in touch with quote requests and enquiries.

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Topics: Company News

Understanding & Diagnosing CMM Error Code Issues

Posted by Tony Tillett on Sep 15, 2017 11:22:55 AM

Error codes can appear on a CMM display or are reported by the PC interface for many different reasons, such as emergency, communication faults and stop events. These come in the form of error codes on the LCD and there are dozens of them. The lamp on your machine will blink a number of times, depending on the error and then will stop when everything is cleared. Error codes are numeric and depend on the ability to recover without a power restart and the overall severity of an error. Below we will go through the most common groups of errors and how you can use our Status Metrology App to identify and resolve them.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, CMM Software

How To Choose Good CMM Calibration Services

Posted by Tony Tillett on Sep 8, 2017 2:07:47 PM

Keeping your measurement data correct is vital and the best way to do it is by ensuring your CMM equipment is calibrated properly. It can be tricky to choose the right calibration service provider, as there are common mistakes that can be easily avoided. Don't rush into it and give yourself enough time to pick the right one.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, Retrofits & Upgrades

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