MEASURING finished castings, patterns, jigs and any other kind of parts to ensure production to specification is a key part to manufacturing quality products that customers require.
However, some parts can be difficult to manipulate into a traditional coordinate measurement system because of their size or weight. In addition, stationary measuring machines can be costly.
To eliminate this problem, many companies are helped by Portable Coordinate Measuring Machine (PCMM) service contractors.
Outsourcing makes sense - overhead costs can be reduced, such as owning a CMM and employing somebody for this specialised area.
However, many companies that own a CMM are using the help of external PCMM contractors in sharing the workload during busy times.
PCMM services are more attractive because it is a mobile service and the service is offered on-site. The contractor works closely with the measured part's project personnel. The service provided is 100% customised to the client requirements.
There are some instances when the measured part's drawings are wrongly dimensioned - this is when a close communication with the costumer helps in providing an accurate requirement for an accurate measurement. Having the PCMM contractor on-site asking the right questions to the right person can prevent costly mistakes.
Inspexi-Universal CMM Metrology is a provider of portable CMM services. The company’s services include:
* 3D CAD measurements
* Reverse engineering
* CMM training in Mitutoyo Geopak, PC-DMIS and DelcamPowerInspect.
In addition, Inspexi are a national dealer for CMM Rayco fixturing.
Inspexi offers free consulting for companies who are interested in buying a new or used CMM.