SEMMLER Engineering has announced a comprehensive measurement service for the Australian manufacturing and tooling industry.
Using its Brown and Sharpe Mistral automatic CMM, Semmler says it can offer a range of measurement services, including verification of test pieces and gauges, measurement of tools, dies and one off parts, and batch measurement of parts for machine capability studies or preparation of ppap submissions.
Using the pc-dmis operating system, Semmler can handle many measurement tasks such as 2D/3D wire frame and surface CAD files, 3D CAD importing and reverse engineering.
Off-line programming is also possible, meaning a program on a simulated CMM can be developed before an actual physical workpiece is available.
Additionally, an interactive graphical representation of a part can be created, inspection results on that representation can be displayed, and dimensional deviations can be diagnosed graphically.
The comprehensive scanning capability of the system also enables metal thickness and inverse vectors to be used.
Semmler says the built-in analytical reporting capabilities of the system are powerful, including statistical analysis, individual XMR charts, X bar and R charts, histograms and cumulative probability plots.
Output can be made in both Datapage and Excel formats. Other features of the Mistral automatic CMM include true positioning tolerances supporting various RFS, MMC and LMC conditions, automatic calibration of an unlimited number of head positions and automatic construction of features based on intersections.