Tag: tools

laser scanning services in California

What does the reverse engineering process look like?

Fixing things forward with reverse engineering After 25 years in QC inspection, we’ve seen a lot of applicability when it comes to the reverse engineering process. Oftentimes, a request comes in when a client’s old machine finally wears down.  They are unable to replace broken parts because the manufacturer has long gone out of business. [...]
3d scanner vs cmm

3D Scanner vs CMM

Measuring tools are constantly evolving. Evenly spaced knots on yarn and the vernier scale ruler have given way to camera-based vision machines and profilometers that work at the microscopic level. There are many ways to capture data in the 3D space. Today, we’ll cover two machines that do this at the volumetric level: The 3D [...]
AXIOM 3d printer

3D Printer promises to change dimensional inspection business

Advanced Measurement Labs Procures AXIOM 3D Printer Tustin, CA, September 20, 2016 – ADVANCED MEASUREMENT LABS in Tustin, California, announces their newest asset: The AXIOM 3D Printer. Created by Southern California-Based Airwolf 3D, AML’s latest acquisition paints a picture of improved capability for the 24-year-old dimensional inspection house. “We see our AXIOM 3D printer as [...]
Origin Cal Caliper

How to use a digital caliper in dimensional inspection

We have a lot of CMMs in our lab that come with sophisticated software.  This allows us to program and automate the machines for our inspections.  While CMM's have high precision, we still keep a set of traditional metrology tools that we use as secondary verification. These include height gages, micrometers, and drop indicators. The [...]