Plastics Industry Realities

Manufacturing plastics involves dealing with mutable, yielding material that can be easily warped or damaged by conventional tactile metrology. What’s more, inaccurate pieces can lead to increased costs for material disposal and recycling. This makes it even more important for plastics manufacturers to hit their tolerances every time.

High Volume

The same die or injection mold can be used to produce thousands or millions of identical components. That means the smallest imperfection in a mold can cause millions of repeated errors, rendering huge quantities of material useless. Quality assurance testing is essential, but testing each individual component can slow down production. Mitutoyo offers several different solutions for this including contact-less CMMs and Vision Measuring Systems.

Complex Measurements

Edge-to-edge dimensions, surface testing, z-axis height measurements, hardness testing: the list of possible metrology applications needed for a single plastic component is a long one. A range of non-contact or low-force solutions are needed to confirm all these factors are in compliance without causing damage to the part itself. This is where the comprehensive lineup of Mitutoyo metrology instruments, tools and equipment provides companies a great advantage.

Mitutoyo’s Expertise

Mitutoyo understands that not all metrology solutions are suited to the unique requirements of plastics manufacturing. We produce instruments designed to take the most accurate measurements possible without causing any damage to the workpiece itself.

“Low-Force” solutions with adjustable load pressure

Hardness testers and durometers suitable for a range of hardnesses, even soft foams

Optical gauging solutions in a full range of sizes and resolutions

Plastics Metrology Solutions by Mitutoyo

These ultra-precise micrometers offer adjustable levels of measuring force to accommodate soft or delicate workpieces, with automatic data retention to drastically reduce human error.
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Coordinate Measuring Machines

Capable of both contact and non-contact measurement, our CMM solutions are ideal for 3D inspection

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Small Tool Instruments and Data Management

Easily manage your measurement data using a Mitutoyo data management system powered by MeasurLink® software

Sensor Systems

As an industry-leading provider of contact and non-contact sensor systems, Mitutoyo supports your strictest measurement needs

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Vision Measuring Machines

Mitutoyo builds a wide array of highly accurate, best-in-class vision systems for non-contact measurement applications

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