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Optical or tactile surface analysis: Which measuring method is best when? - Image
Qualified analysis of machined surfaces is based on the choice of the correct measuring method. Tactile and optical measuring techniques offer advantages and disadvantages that need to be weighed carefully. Two-dimensional profile sections are still considered the state of the art, but surface...
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2019-03-18 | Know-how | Reilly, Karin
Discontinuation of Windows 7: What you need to know - Image
The extended support for version 7 of the Windows operating system has been officially discontinued for January 2020. Microsoft has already successively discontinued support since January 2015, as the technology of the operating system has meanwhile been overtaken by that of its successor...
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2019-03-18 | Know-how | Reilly, Karin
Using Air Gaging for Measurement of Orthopedic Devices - Image
For patients, high-quality orthopedic components mean that implants can be kept for as long as possible, reducing or even eliminating the need for further procedures down the road. In order to ensure the level of quality required, many orthopedic device manufacturers use high-precision air gaging...
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2019-02-18 | Know-how | Reilly, Karin
Form measurement: Understanding common problems - Image
Form is a relatively easy to detect feature in many ways: after the measurement, the data is filtered to determine the results. It is one of the most basic measurements in support of many manufacturing processes – but some steps are still performed erroneously again and again. In this...
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2019-02-18 | Know-how | Reilly, Karin
Practical tip: Personalizing MarWin applications - Image
In order to start your data acquisition more quickly, thereby accelerating the measurement process in its entirety, you have the option of personalizing and customizing the user login for all MarWin applications (such as MarSurf, MarForm or MarOpto). Not only faster, but also more reliable ...
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2019-01-09 | Know-how | Reilly, Karin
Quality assurance with optical 3D measurement: the tribo test - Image
In order to have sound knowledge about the longevity of a workpiece, one must know its tribological values. The tribo test tests a material pair for wear. The resulting surface changes, which reach into the nanoscale, provide valuable information about the nature, functionality and longevity of...
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2018-08-03 | Know-how | Reilly, Karin
MarCator Digital Indicators – Practical Tips - Image
With the MarCator Digital Indicators, you are prepared for all measuring tasks: thanks to the integrated Reference system, the gages are ready for immediate use – once the zero position has been set, it remains secure for all further measurements. Many practical functions offer further...
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2017-10-23 | Know-how | Reilly, Karin
What degree of automation would you like? - Image
Faster testing processes, shorter set-up times and less influence by the machine operator: Automated measuring of workpieces is a trend in quality assurance. But what degree of automation would you like to have? 1, 2 or 3? 1: Manual measuring station with support with workpiece positioning. ...
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2017-05-15 | Know-how | Reilly, Karin
Surface measurement: Selecting the correct filter - Image
ISO 4288 requires the selection of the cut-off wavelength of the profile filter to distinguish between periodic and aperiodic surface profiles. Here you will find the basics of surface metrology and the choice of the right filter. Following procedure is recommended: Trial measurement...
Measuring roughness with MarSurf PS 10 – Selecting the correct filter - Image
Since the inception of roughness metrology, the number of internationally recognized surface parameters and international standards has continually increased. This fact makes it particularly difficult for new employees in the measuring room or in production to gain an overview of the broad field of...
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