May 7, 2013

11 Dimensional Inspection Equipment Factors to Consider Before Purchasing

Purchasing dimensional inspection equipment requires making a big decision, and in most cases a significant financial investment. It is important to be certain that the equipment you buy will serve its intended purpose and provide the results you need.
April 30, 2013
dimensional inspection hand tools

10 Types of Dimensional Inspection Hand Tools and When to Use Them

The simplest solution is often the best. This old adage applies to almost anything, including dimensional inspection. In a room full of high-tech equipment like 3D scanners, coordinating measuring machines, and high-precision devices that can measure on a nano scale, sometimes the only thing you really need is a pair of calipers.
April 23, 2013

3 Types of Dimensional Inspection Contact Sensors and When to Use Them

For some dimensional inspection applications, the best way to obtain measurements is by using a sensor that comes into contact with the object. Contact sensors work best when the object is rigid and not fragile. They are also often used when the surface of the object does not lend itself to light sensors because it is reflective or too dark.
April 17, 2013

When to Use Non-Contact Sensors for Dimensional Inspection

Dimensional inspection can be performed with a wide variety of methods and equipment, depending on the object being measured. When selecting equipment, remember the cardinal rule of dimensional inspection: The object being measured cannot be altered during the measurement process.
March 5, 2013

Top 3 Scenarios NOT to Use 3D Scanning

3D scanning can be used for a broad range of applications. For example, you might want to create a replica of an artifact or inspect a sand casting to a 3D CAD model. However, not all dimensional measurement applications warrant the use of 3D scanning. In some cases, a different or simpler approach might be appropriate.