What Industry 4.0 Means For CMMs

Posted by Tony Tillett on Jul 5, 2018 9:02:55 AM

Are we in the throes of a fourth industrial revolution[1]? This is the line of argument put forth by proponents of Industry 4.0, a catch all description of how automation and cyber-physical processes are affecting the manufacturing industry.

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Unspoken Benefits Of Upgrading Your CMM Equipment

Posted by Tony Tillett on Apr 16, 2018 12:00:00 AM

By their design and functionality, CMMs wear really well. Only their software and electronic capabilities don’t last for years. That's why CMM upgrade services have become so popular in the few last years; they can restore machine capability to its full performance at a fraction of the cost of investing in a new unit.

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

A Brief History Of CMM Technology

Posted by Tony Tillett on Apr 10, 2018 11:32:00 AM

Coordinate Measurement Machines have an interesting history going back almost 60 years. The modern CMM industry produces over 6,000 new CMMs every year, as well as retrofitting and upgrading tens of thousands more. These CMMs can be Manual, where an operator guides the machine, CNC machines that are driven automatically by a special program. As ubiquitous as CMMs now are in manufacturing, it is hard to imagine a world when quality control was dependent on hand measurements.

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Topics: New & Used CMMs, CMM Software, Tips & Tricks

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equipment is built to last and can serve for 20 or more years in hardware terms, software and controls systems become outdated rapidly as new technology appears nearly every year.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

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

Shipping CMM’s Internationally - Doesn’t Need To Be A Headache

Posted by Tony Tillett on Aug 4, 2017 4:47:18 PM

After 25 years of successful trading, we’re proud that we’ve managed to recruit an enviable, loyal client base here the UK. However, you may be surprised to learn that our services reach significantly further afield than England's green and pleasant land. Our dedicated and experienced engineering and training teams relish the opportunity to top up their air miles, wrap up warm or pop on their sunglasses! Over the years Status have found themselves assigned to projects in the following locations:-

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Topics: New & Used CMMs, Retrofits & Upgrades

The Cost Of Opting For Cheap Machine Movers To Move CMM Machines

Posted by Tony Tillett on Jul 13, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Investing in new Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) equipment often requires a steep capital investment, so an attractive alternative is to buy used or refurbished machines at auction, often from users who are relocating. This is a valid way of acquiring CMM machines and many companies acquire a great deal this way.

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Topics: New & Used CMMs

3 Of The Best Advantages Of Sub Contract CMM Reverse Engineering Services

Posted by Tony Tillett on Apr 19, 2017 4:46:57 PM

Using CMM measuring equipment to reverse engineer parts is a great use for CMM technology. But there is an art to reverse engineering, and it's easy to waste valuable time and money. By subcontracting you’re reverse engineering needs to an experienced firm like Status Metrology, your company will realise some advantages that can create value, and avoid snags.

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Topics: New & Used CMMs, Tips & Tricks

The Art Of Accurate Measurement Makes Status Technology A Success

Posted by Tony Tillett on Oct 18, 2016 1:55:06 PM

Printed in the Nottingham Post, 31st July 2012

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Topics: New & Used CMMs

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