Monthly Archives: October 2020

Contracting Calibration Services

Description: This technical bulletin was developed to help owners of measuring equipment reduce risk and optimize their expenses in calibration. All measuring equipment requires calibration; however, there are many different types of calibrations which can lead to false assumptions and missed expectations. All too often, the end-user is either wasting money on unnecessary calibration, or worse, they are exposing their organization to unforeseen quality risks. This is especially true when contracting external calibration services. This bulletin provides recommended language when contracting calibration services and a ten-point checklist to follow. Download: Contracting Calibration Services 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. WWe can be contacted...

Mitutoyo America Corporation Releases New FORMTRACER Avant Measuring System

Mitutoyo America Corporation Releases New FORMTRACER Avant Measuring System

Mitutoyo America Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the FORMTRACER Avant Series Contour and Surface Roughness measuring system to our product line. The FORMTRACER Avant is Mitutoyo’s next generation Formtracer measuring system that measures advanced contour and surface roughness features with high precision, speed, flexibility and efficiency in one machine. The new FORMTRACER Avant enables conversion between contour and surface roughness measurements in seconds without closing down the software or switching off the controller. Key features of the FORMTRACER Avant include:
  • NEW quick sensor exchange without turning off machine
  • NEW enhanced stylus protection function
  • Increased drive speed on X and Z axes
  • NEW faster retraction of the stylus after measurement (58% improvement)
  • Increase in the amount of retrofit selections of optional surface/contour detectors
  • Easier part programming with the...