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MarForm MMQ 200 Formtester Featured at MD&M East 2011

Provides measurement of surface-finish parameters according to ISO, ASME, and JIS

Published: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 15:25

(Mahr Federal: Providence, RI) -- Mahr Federal will be featuring the new option package for its well-known MarForm MMQ 200 Formtester at MD&M East, the medical design and manufacturing exposition held June 7–9, 2011, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, in New York. Mahr Federal will occupy booth No. 1781.

The new option package for the MarForm MMQ 200 Formtester provides the measurement of surface finish parameters according to accepted standards from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JIS). With the combined hardware and software option, operators will benefit from reduced setup and measurement cycle time, as well as reduced cost through the need of only a single piece of equipment for both form and surface measurements.

According to Pat Nugent, vice president for metrology products at Mahr Federal, the surface finish option will make the MMQ 200 an excellent choice for a number of medical applications. “We have customers that make orthopedic implants using this system to measure the roundness and other parameters on the spherical balls of hip joints,” says Nugent. “And we have another customer that makes medical imaging equipment that is using one of these systems to measure the bearings, shafts, and other components for roundness, cylindricity, runout, flatness, and perpendicularity.”

MMQ 200 was designed with roughness measurements in mind and can sample data with spacing down to 0.5 microns, well within accepted international standards for roughness measurement. The roughness option package utilizes the same skidded, diamond-tipped PHT stylus used on Mahr Federal’s PS1 and M300 surface finish machines, and the same MarWin-based surface finish software as the MarSurf XR 20. The stylus is mounted opposite the ruby-tipped form probe on the MMQ 200’s motorized T7W probe head. The MMQ 200 automatically swivels the probe to apply the diamond stylus, and changes from horizontal to vertical measurement as needed, utilizing standard surface finish parameter cut-off lengths. A skidless probe measuring option is also available.

Also on display at Mahr Federal’s MD&M East booth No. 1781 will be:

The next generation of Mahr Federal’s µMaxµm line of digital indicators. The µMaxµm line offers a wide range of new features, including Dynamic Max, Min, TIR; two-point difference measurement; multiplier factor for ratio measurements; indicator serial number identification; resolution to 10 µin.; selectable continuous output; and longer battery life.

The new generation of Mahr Federal’s popular line of MarCal digital calipers. Several innovations in the enhanced line include lapped guideways, a new reference system that retains the zero position setting, and an increased number of product options and accessories.

Mahr Federal’s line of Dimensionair air-gauging products for orthopedic and other noncontact applications. Air gauging is a proven, highly precise and accurate way of measuring bores and tapers often found in orthopedic implants. It’s quick and easy to use, requiring little skill on the part of the operator, and is highly adaptable to measuring special features for both dimensional and geometric tolerances.

A full range of Mahr Federal handheld gauges and other dimensional metrology products will also be on display.

MarForm MMQ 200


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Mahr Inc. a member of the Mahr Group, manufactures and markets a complete range of dimensional measurement solutions from handheld and custom-made gauges to technically advanced measurement systems for form, contour, surface finish and length for the automotive, aerospace, medical products, electrical, plastics, and optical engineering industries. Mahr also provides calibration and contract measurement services. Mahr's calibration laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005, NVLAP Lab Code 200605-0. Mahr Group is headquartered in Göttingen, Germany. Mahr Inc. is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island.