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c-vision Lite Digital Video Comparator

Quality Vision International (QVI) has introduced its new c-vision Lite digital video comparator. This benchtop digital video comparator features a compact footprint that uses very little floor space. Its rugged design and construction make it suitable for use in often-harsh workshop conditions. Precision optics and lighting ensure enhanced image quality and precise imaging of a wide range of parts. c-vision Lite merges a familiar user-friendly comparator form with advanced digital imaging technology, offering the best of both worlds. vCA...

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Machine Tending with High-Speed Robot

FANUC America recently demonstrated ROBODRILL machine tending with a high-speed FANUC LR Mate 200iD robot. A fenceless FANUC LR Mate 200iD robot loaded raw parts into the new high-speed ROBODRILL a-D14SiB5 machine tool. Proximity sensors indicated when a part was present at the end of a chute, and the raw part was picked. The raw part, a rectangular aluminum block that was fed into the ROBODRILL system, was then cut with a specific program to form a business card holder. The LR Mate 200iD then unloaded the part and placed it onto an outbound...

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Crane Scale Fits Any Hook

Alliance Scale, Inc. has introduced a new, battery operated dual-shackle receptor crane scale that features a hand-held wireless remote indicator. The Alliance Anyload Dual-Shackle Dynamometer functions as a low-profile crane scale by simply attaching it under a hoist and then attaching the load to it using standard shackles. Measuring only 6.5" vertically, it has a 5 ton/10,000 lb. capacity and features a hand-held wireless remote indicator that operates up to 75 m away. Manufactured from die-cast alloy steel, the Alliance Anyload D...

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EBAM Systems Will 3-D Print Titanium Structures

Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) and provider of metal additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, has posted record machine sales in the month of December with the sale of four state-of-the-art electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) systems. The machines will be used to 3-D print titanium structures for aerospace applications, as well as to produce large parts for ground-based military vehicles and warships. Three of the four machines will be the EBAM 110 model. The fourth machine will be an EBAM 150 model,...

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Unique Benchtop Vision System Functions in Vertical or Horizontal Orientation

The L.S. Starrett Company has announced the introduction of the HVR100-FLIP, an innovative large field-of-vision (FOV) benchtop vision measurement system that is capable of being used in either a vertical or horizontal orientation, features a high-resolution digital video camera and minimal optical distortion for accurate FOV measurements of up to 3.65" (90mm). "We are excited to introduce the FLIP system," said Emerson Leme, Head of Metrology Equipment Division at Starrett. "With vertical or horizontal versatility, a lar...

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Additive Manufacturing for Mold and Die

GF Machining Solutions offers a configured 3-D printing machine. Made possible through a collaboration between the Switzerland-based GF Division and EOS, a Germany-based quality and technology provider of high-end additive manufacturing (AM), the solution combines AgieCharmilles AM 290 S tooling and AM technology to meet the needs of manufacturers in plastic injection and die casting. The integration of these two technologies enables mold and die shops to print mold inserts made of EOS Maraging Steel MS1, then finish them on a GF system such...

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