2003 Optical Gages Directory
Welcome to Quality Digest’s
2003 Optical Gages Directory. Instruments that fall under
the category of “optical gage” are vast and
varied. From a simple shadowgraph used to measure basic
dimensions to video microscopes with the capability of capturing
hundreds of parts at extremely close range, optical gages
are common in shop floor environments.
One tool that has gained popularity during the last few
years is the video measurement system. An alternative to
traditional contact measurement systems, these instruments
combine the strengths of optical comparators, noncontact
coordinate measuring machines and microscopes to offer the
complete solution that manufacturers seek.
Sometimes, however, all you need is a reliable optical
comparator. Used in manufacturing for more than 50 years,
this old standard has survived years of technological progress
by doing its job fast and dependably.
Whether you’re in need of a video measurement system,
optical comparator, toolmaker’s microscope, or anything
in between, you’ll find it within this guide.
What follows is basic contact information (i.e., address,
phone and fax numbers, and Web site address) for each company
that replied to our requests for information. To ensure
accuracy, we’ve only included companies that have
recently updated or confirmed our database information.
For more information, including specific product descriptions
and specs, visit www.qualitydigest.com/directories.
As with all of our directories, this guide is intended
only to provide readers with helpful information. Quality
Digest hasn’t evaluated, nor do we endorse, any of
the products or manufacturers listed in this guide.
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