Metrology Features

Sam Pfeifle's picture
Sam Pfeifle
One of the topics that drew the most interest at the recently completed SPAR Europe conference, held at the RAI Conference Center in Amsterdam, was that of mobile scanning and mapping. What kind of...
Nikon Metrology Inc.'s picture
Nikon Metrology Inc.
Because damage inflicted on aircraft can affect structural integrity and radar signature, specific aircraft types are inspected to triage damage and define repair actions. To radically improve...
Digital Surveys Ltd.'s picture
Digital Surveys Ltd.
Building information modelling (BIM) is one of the most fundamental changes to affect the global construction industry. The growing worldwide adoption and implementation of this technology allows for...
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence's picture
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
The race is on for who will manufacture 1,000 mirrors for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). Cranfield University in the United Kingdom has begun work on producing seven of the mirror...
Jacques Hoffmann's picture
Jacques Hoffmann
In parts one and two of this ongoing primer on leak testing, we discussed pressure-decay testing and differential pressure-decay testing, respectively. Although those leak-testing methods remain the...
Gregory K. McMillan's picture
Gregory K. McMillan
Temperature is one of the four most common types of process loops. While the other common loops—flow, level, and pressure—occur more often, temperature loops are generally more difficult and...
Tracker Handbook by Javier Vera's picture
Tracker Handbook by Javier Vera
From time to time there are advances in technology that merit recognition. From the invention of the measurement ruler, to the first electric light bulb, to the creation of the first transistor,...
Minitab Inc.'s picture
Minitab Inc.
(Minitab: State College, PA) -- Swiss-based Metalor Technologies, a global leader in precious metals and advanced materials, is a supplier to electronics companies and manufacturers of medical and...
Nikon Metrology Inc.'s picture
Nikon Metrology Inc.
(Nikon Metrology: Brighton, MI) -- Process Sciences Inc. (PSI), a process engineering resource center, runs X-ray inspections to trace connectivity issues in electronic circuitry that otherwise...
Anonymous's picture
A new year always brings new hope, new plans, and new perspectives. While looking ahead is the most direct route to progress, looking back is essential to understanding the present. After all, the...
Anonymous's picture
Craig Leising
M icromachining and micromolding are fabrication technologies used for developing devices and components at the micro-to-macro scale. To provide quality control at this scale, manufacturers...
Michael R. Frecks's picture
Michael R. Frecks
Managing point data sets is already a concern for clients. Now the surveying industry promotes its efficiency at the cost of best practices with a million-point-per-second milestone. Check out the...
Robert Kaphengst's picture
Robert Kaphengst
Effective communication and consistent measurement across all engineering disciplines and processes are essential to the design and manufacture of the highest quality products. Geometric...
Anonymous's picture
Nathan D “Ned” Isaacs, Battery, Management & Technical Writing Consultant
Jeffrey G. Stark is president of Sensor Products Inc. M odern microprocessor-controlled electronics and high-power LED lighting operate at elevated temperatures due to Joule heating. As a result...
Environmental Quality Corner with Ken Appel's picture
Environmental Quality Corner with Ken Appel
Ken Appel is the manager of regulated industries for Veriteq. T he U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its European Union counterparts recently agreed to cooperate on pharmaceutical...
Anonymous's picture
Xing-Fei He
Xing-Fei He is senior product manager at DALSA Corp. Flawless brake operation is so essential to the safety of a vehicle that all brake systems have passed some type of safety testing before a...
Anonymous's picture
Rob Snoeijs
Rob Snoeijs is a freelance technical writer for LayerWise. LayerWise, a company based in Leuven, Belgium, focuses on selective laser melting (SLM), a powerful technology that shapes any desired...
Anonymous's picture
Kris De Sloovere and Walt Pastorius, Ph.D.
In 2008, wheel-alignment machine builder Burke E. Porter Europe NV (BEP) approached 3-D measurements specialists LMI Technologies Inc. for advice. At the time, BEP was developing plans to improve...
Anonymous's picture
Mario Gislao
Reporting and documentation are fundamental aspects of the modern quality control (QC) laboratory. Whether using digital imaging to document a defect on a mission-critical subcomponent, performing...
Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest's picture
Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest
A favorite media lament these days concerns the lack of high-school graduates prepared to go forth into design, engineering, or technology. That’s why we have seen so much push recently on STEM (...