Monthly Archives: May 2015

New Product Announcement – 505 Series Dial Calipers

This notice is to inform you of changes to our 505 Series Dial Calipers. Due to product enhancements and changes to specifications and features, new part numbers have been created.
Update Overview
-  Improved finish on sliding surfaces for longevity
-  Removal of TiN coating on sliding surfaces without sacrificing wear life
-  New font for easier readabilityFor more detailed information including new part numbers, download a pdf file of the New Product Announcement for the  505 Series Dial Calipers. 
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Mitutoyo Quick Image – Two-Dimensional Vision Measuring Machine

Large-focal-depth Mode and High-Resolution Mode are Available at the turn of a Switch

Quick Image features a large-focal-depth mode (Normal) that supports measurement of stepped workpieces, and a high- resolution mode that provides more accurate measurement. The user can change from one mode to the other just by turning a single control.

To schedule a demo, please visit or distributor locator or contact us at 888-MITUTOYO.

NIST Engineering Metrology Toolbox

Description: This link is to the Engineering Metrology Toolbox on the website of NIST where two excellent calculators can be found. One is for calculating the elastic compression of spheres and cylinders at point and line contact which is extremely useful for high precision dimensional measurements. The other is for calculating the index of refraction of air which is needed for interferometric length measurements. Link: Calculator - NIST Engineering Metrology Toolbox The Mitutoyo Institute of Metrology provides educational courses and on-demand resources across a wide variety of measurement related topics including basic inspection techniques, principles of dimensional metrology, calibration methods and GD&T. We can be contacted via email at mim@mitutoyo.com, via phone at 888-MITUTOYO or 630-723-3620, or visit the Education home page. Education Home

American National Standards in Dimensional Metrology, ASME B89

Description: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME, is the developer of American National Standards in dimensional metrology. The designated committee is called “B89”. The standards are copyrighted and cannot be distributed here. Below is a link to the ASME website to purchase standards. Some of the important ASME B89 standards include:
  • ASME B89.1.5 Plain External Diameters (Master Discs or Cylindrical Plug Gages)
  • ASME B89.1.6 Plain Internal Diameters (Master Rings or Ring Gages)
  • ASME B89.1.7 Steel Measuring Tapes
  • ASME B89.1.9 Gage Blocks
  • ASME B89.1.10 Dial Indicators
  • ASME B89.1.13 Micrometers
  • ASME B89.1.17 Thread Wires
  • ASME B89.3.1 Roundness
  • ASME B89.3.4 Axis of Rotation
  • ASME B89.3.7 Surface Plates
  • ASME B89.4.19 Laser Trackers
  • ASME B89.4.22 Articulated Arm CMMs
  • ASME B89.7.2 Measurement Planning
  • ASME B89.7.3.1 Decision Rules
  • ASME B89.7.3.2 Measurement Uncertainty
  • ASME B89.7.3.3 Reliability of Dimensional Measurement Uncertainty Statements
  • ASME B89.7.4.1 Risk Analysis
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Surface Roughness Measurement

Description: This literature provides practical tips for the measurement of surface roughness in accordance with international (ISO) standards. surf_rough_pic Download: Tech Literature - Surface Roughness Measurement The Mitutoyo Institute of Metrology provides educational courses and on-demand resources across a wide variety of measurement related topics including basic inspection techniques, principles of dimensional metrology, calibration methods and GD&T. We can be contacted via email at mim@mitutoyo.com, via phone at 888-MITUTOYO or 630-723-3620, or visit the Education home page. Education Home on_demand_logoonline training...

Mitutoyo Laser Micrometer

Learn how to calibrate a laser scan micrometer from Mitutoyo in this short video. Tyler Duncanson demonstrates how to calibrate the LSM-902 Laser Scan Micrometer using a Mitutoyo Calibration Gage set.