Monthly Archives: August 2015

Validating Tolerances

Ultra-precise dimensional measurements critical to risk mitigation under AS9100 Rev. C. CIMG0495Gear Manufacturing, Inc. (GMI), Anaheim, CA, was founded in 1989 with a mission to manufacture high-quality custom gears and gear-related components and assemblies. Housed in 27,500-square-foot facilities, the company is equipped with the latest CNC machining centers supported by extensive engineering capabilities and leading-edge software. The company makes almost every type of precision gear configuration imaginable, which it produces in materials ranging from tool steel and titanium to cast iron, copper, all types of alloys and engineered plastics – virtually any material that can be used to cut a gear. Approximately two-thirds of GMI’s output is dedicated to the aerospace and defense industries and includes customers such as Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and Boeing, as well as...

Consider a CMM for Gear Inspection

CMMs offer a capable, affordable and flexible gear inspection option. Gear inspection has long been considered a highly specialized, expensive and difficult part of the gear manufacturing process, requiring a wide variety of complicated gages, testers, dedicated CNC equipment and highly trained experts. But if you want to make good gears, you need to have all that stuff, right? probe picWell, maybe not, says John Fox, senior CMM software application engineer for Mitutoyo America Corporation. According to Fox, the time may be right to consider a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) for your gear inspection needs. “We have many customers who are using a CMM for gear measurement, production and setup,” Fox says. “Customers including Honda, Kawasaki, Hitachi, Molon Motors, etc. use the CMM to measure purchased gears. And there...

Specialty Micrometers & Calipers: Mitutoyo Offset Caliper

Equipped with special offset-style jaws. ABSOLUTE System scale for error free, high-speed measurement. SPC data output. Origin-set, Zero-setting, Power On/Off, Data output, inch/mm conversion (inch/mm models) Alarm: Low voltage, Counting value composition error.