A look at what is going on in measuring tech for powertrain and body applications.
In its 28th year as the premier manufacturing technology show in North America, the 2010 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) is being held Sept. 13 to 18 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Here are some new developments for contact measuring.
The process is called, in a coinage from Carl Zeiss IMT Corp. (www.zeiss.com/imt), “metrotomography.” That’s one part “metrology” and one part “tomography.” Essentially what this comes down to is a system that can perform non-destructive testing (NDT) through the use of X-rays...and a means by which the results can be measured.
When quality and speed are key concerns, then measuring equipment characteristics matter more than ever.
Keeping track of assets—be they parts or entire vehicles—can be more readily done in the largest production plants and associated parking lots through the implementation of a radio-frequency-based system.
Here's a brief look at some of the equipment that can help you make measurements where the work is being done . . .
Mid-size sedans represent the biggest car market in the United States for very logical reasons.
Rover is using CMMs in the styling studio, not only for purposes of measurement, but also for model milling. Capable CMMs are helping bridge the gap between styling and engineering. By Rolf Röhm, Product Manager Horizontal-Arm Systems, Carl Zeiss Corporation and David Hope, Sales Manager Measurement & Testing Division, HK Technologies Ltd.
When people are out skimming across the water, dashing through the snow, or traversing where normal vehicles fear to tread, the last thing they want is a powertrain problem. So Polaris Industries assures the quality of the builds of their products with a coordinate measuring machine.
This may be the first engine machining facility that is based on machines that make remarkably quick moves. And it may represent the means by which Ford will maintain its cutting-edge position in manufacturing powertrains—and not insignificant profits.
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