CMSC 2010

Join the Coordinate Metrology Society in Reno, July 12–16, at the spacious Grand Sierra Resort for the 26th annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC).

 

Rather than focusing on sales, as do most trade shows, this unique event for 3-D coordinate metrology focuses on technical education, yet showcases the latest in cutting-edge portable coordinate metrology systems, software, and supporting hardware throughout 30,000 square feet of exhibition space.

 

Technorazzi: Introduction to Laser Trackers

Many industries must precisely measure the three-dimensional features of large objects. An increasingly popular way to do this is with a laser tracker, which measures 3-D coordinates by tracking a laser beam to a retroreflective target held in contact with the object of interest.

 

Laser trackers replace conventional tools such as tape measures, piano wire, plumb bobs, and even theodolites—they are a more accurate and reliable tool that allow you to streamline your processes and gain confidence in your measurement results.

 

OGP Best Practices

This Optical Gaging Products video outlines the considerations choosing the appropriate measuring technology for your application.

 

* The size of your part

* 2-D or 3-D measurement

* Accuracy

* Throughput

* Single sensor or multisensor

 

For more information visit www.ogpnet.com

 

Technorazzi Live: CPM Labs Gauge Use and Abuse

The basics of measurement tools and techniques never goes out of style. Quality Digest's Technorazzi series of online instructional videos, hosted by editor in chief Dirk Dusharme and presented by Craig Howell of CPM Labs, is today's best resource for tips and training on the proper use of everything from dial calipers to vision systems.

 

Carl Zeiss Microscopy’s picture

By: Carl Zeiss Microscopy

(Carl Zeiss MicroImaging Inc.: Thornwood, NY) -- The Primo Star iLED microscope now available with three additional fluorescence attachments that allow users to work with different dyes such as FITC, Dapi, and Rhodamine/Cy 3. This permits the use of the LED-based microscope for single fluorescence applications in training, routine procedures, and basic research. It is particularly robust and easy to use, and features an outstanding price-performance ratio, to which the long-lasting, inexpensive and energy-saving LED light source makes a valuable contribution. 

Minitab Quality Trainer

Overview of Minitab's Quality Trainer.

Learn the statistics you need to improve quality and how to use Minitab Statistical Software to analyze your data any time you are online.

Visit www.minitab.com/training/elearning/?WT.mc_id=WA09I0139.

Special Report: Hazardous Substance Process Management—Part 2

This is Part 2 of our series on hazardous substance process management.

 

In this episode we cover:

* Taiwan's electronics industry as the birth of Hazardous Substance Process Management

* Why Taiwan saw QC 080000 as a means to ease ROHS compliance

* The passing of ROHS-type legislation in California 

* How audits from registrars such as Intertek strengthen ROHS compliance

 

For more information and a free white paper on QC 080000 click here.

 

Technorazzi: CPM Labs--Torque Wrenches

In this episode, Craig Howell, owner and president of CPM Labs, shows us how to use and care for a torque wrench. 

 

* How to use them
* How they work
* Calibration
* How to care for them

* Also shown: torque transducers and torque display

 

SEND US YOUR SUGGESTIONS! Is there a tool or topic that you would like to see Craig cover? Send us your suggestion by clicking the CONTACT link in the upper right corner of this page.

 

Training: Bill Tandler GD&T: Episode 1

SmartGD&T

An Advanced Beginner's Course

Presented by Bill Tandler, founder and president of Multi Metrics Inc.

Produced by Quality Digest and Musselman Pictures at the 2008 CMSC in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

Episode 1 Content:

* Course Overview

* Precise definitions of GD&T.

 

Technorazzi: CPM Labs--Vision System

Craig Howell of CPM labs demonstrates a simple vision system.

 

This type of system is quite simple compared to high-end vision systems, but the techniques are similar.

 

In this demonstration

* Measuring the diameter of President Lincoln's nose

* The distance between the leads on an integrated circuit

* Compensating for skew

* Measuring an angle

* Various types of light sources.

 

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