The CMM Calibration Procedure Explained

Posted by Tony Tillett on Sep 7, 2018 2:34:12 PM

Keeping your CMM machine calibrated regularly will ensure that the measurement data that you create is accurate. The definitive procedure for calibration of CMMs which is used by all CMM manufacturers is the ISO 10360 series. Most CMM machine calibration will be accomplished with the use of an artefact, but for more demanding calibration, a laser interferometer can be employed. Ultimately CMM machine calibration comes down to one thing: precision.

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Topics: CMM Maintenance & Calibration

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

What's The Ideal CMM Calibration Frequency?

Posted by Tony Tillett on Sep 1, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Keeping your CMM measurement machine calibrated needn’t be difficult, but it is very important for your machine to operate accurately and efficiently. There are many kinds of calibration techniques, and some will be necessary more often than others. The important thing is to create a schedule for calibration, so that you don't forget to keep your metrology sound. At Status Metrology we specialise in high quality CMM machines and calibration services, and maintain both ISO and UKAS certifications. Let us share some of our insight about CMM machine calibration, and how often you should be performing it.

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Topics: CMM Maintenance & Calibration, Tips & Tricks

TR_FG018 Error Code – The Common Cause And Future Prevention

Posted by Tony Tillett on Aug 2, 2017 10:00:10 AM

One that’s coming up a little more regularly here at Status Metrology HQ is the concerned call from a CMM Operator who’s machine isn’t performing and reporting a TR_FG018 error code. As machine environments, build quality and reliably all improve, it is human nature to expect the CMM to always be on point. However, TP20’s wear as they are swapped on and off the CMM however many times a day, week, month or year. Often as not when the touch probe isn’t seated properly or the contact surfaces are worn you’ll receive a TR_FG018 error code. Thankfully it is usually very easy to remedy, simply swap that touch probe off the CMM or re-seat the probe and ‘hey presto’ it should resolve the problem.

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Topics: CMM Maintenance & Calibration, Tips & Tricks, CMM Software

What Makes A Good CMM Calibration Artefact?

Posted by Tony Tillett on Jul 18, 2017 12:13:00 PM

Making sure that your CMM machine is well calibrated is an important part of keeping your measurement data accurate. There are a number of artefacts that you can use to test the calibration of your CMM machine, and they all do something different.

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Topics: CMM Maintenance & Calibration, Tips & Tricks

How Much Does CMM Calibration Cost?

Posted by Tony Tillett on Jul 12, 2017 10:06:54 AM

Keeping your CMM machine calibrated is vital to ensuring that your quality control process works the way it should. The tolerances that CMM machines are able to measure are exacting, but the data will only be useful if the CMM machine is properly calibrated. At Status Metrology we specialise in the sale, service and calibration of CMM machinery, and maintain ISO and UKAS certifications.

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Topics: CMM Maintenance & Calibration

ENGLISH / POLISH CMM Training Courses

Posted by webmaster on Oct 18, 2016 1:55:01 PM

Status Metrology Ltd is one of only a few companies providing training courses in the use of PC DMIS CMM Software and we are proud to announce that we are now also the first company in the UK to be able to do this in both the English and Polish language.

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Topics: CMM Maintenance & Calibration, Events

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