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Northern Illinois University Honors Dr. Jim Salsbury

Northern Illinois University Honors Dr. Jim Salsbury, Mitutoyo America Corporation, for Contributions to Metrology Education

At their 2014 Scholarship Banquet and Alumni Awards event, the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at Northern Illinois University (NIU) awarded the Department of Technology “Honorary Alumnus” to Dr. Jim Salsbury, Corporate Metrologist, Mitutoyo America Corporation. Dr. Salsbury and Mitutoyo have a long history of actively supporting metrology education at NIU. In 2003, Mitutoyo started working with the Department of Technology in the development of a metrology laboratory. In the initial development, Mitutoyo provided micrometers, calipers, hardness testers, as well as other important measurement equipment. In 2008, Mitutoyo officially established the Mitutoyo Metrology Laboratory on the NIU campus to provide an enriched, hands-on, educational experience for technology and engineering undergraduate students. The laboratory is one of the best-equipped educational metrology laboratories...

MHR-14 Formula Hybrid Competition

Mitutoyo sponsored University of Michigan's Formula Hybrid car takes 1st place for endurance/dynamic events and 5th place overall. Listed highlights by day: Monday (4/28)
  • Check into competition
  • Electrical pre-inspection (pass)
  • Mechanical inspection (fail)
Tuesday (4/29):
  • Mechanical inspection (pass, 1st team to pass in the competition)
  • Marketing presentation (3rd place)
  • Design presentation
  • Electrical inspection (fail)
Wednesday (4/30):
  • Tilt Test (pass)
  • Electrical inspection (fail)
  • Missed both acceleration and autocross dynamic events
  • Issue with electrical system was ground fault detection not working reliably; the electrical and controls divisions worked through the night, and rectified this.
Thursday (5/1):
  • Electrical inspection (pass)
  • Rain test (pass)
  • Noise test (pass) - due to our lack of a tachometer, we had to tell the inspector what RPM we were revving at using an oscilloscope; the RPM had to be 8500, and have a maximum dB level of 110. We passed with 110dB.
  • Brake test (pass, 4th try)
  • Endurance event at noon - 22 laps completed,...

MCOSMOS v4.0 Release



We are pleased to announce the release of MCOSMOS v4.0.  For a complete outline of new features and enhancements download a copy of the MCOSMOS v4.0 announcement. If you would like further information or assistance regarding MCOSMOS v4.0, please contact your Mitutoyo sales representative or the Mitutoyo sales office in your area. Literature: To be released

Mitutoyo Contracer: A More Efficient Measuring Method

At Advics Manufacturing Ohio Inc., a CNC setup has dramatically transformed contour measurement of automotive brake components from a 45-minute specialist’s task to a 3 1/2-minute generalist’s job. Founded in 1987 and located about 40 miles northeast of Cincinnati, Advics Manufacturing Ohio employs more than 500 people dedicated solely to production of disc brake calipers and ABS units. These are supplied to automakers around the world for installation in more than 20 different vehicle models by the company, which has a reputation for being a quality-leader for brake products made in North America. Improve safety, comfort and environmental responsibility Advics’ mission is to add value to society by creating products to improve safety, comfort and environmental responsibility. Evidence of this pursuit is the implementation of a program of continuous improvement, which impacts every operation. One area targeted for...

Free Vision Seminar

Experience the full capabilities of Vision Measuring Systems used for Quality Inspection in Manufacturing, Inspection Labs, Testing and R&D and for any users from entry-level to expert.
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Innovative Polishing Systems/Mitutoyo Scratch Gage

Innovative Polishing Systems and Mitutoyo develop scratch gage

Mitutoyo America and Innovative Polishing Systems, Inc., Stuart, Florida, recently collaborated on development of an instrument capable of accurately and easily measuring the depth of scratches in glass. Innovative Polishing Systems’ business is to polish-out scratches in the repair of high-value glass typically found in architectural, auto, marine and aerospace applications. If the glass cannot be restored, it must be discarded. Polishing is feasible only if the scratch is not too deep, generally no more than 0.002”. So having good data on scratch depth is critical in determining the course of remedial action. As a result, Innovative Polishing Systems decided it would be beneficial to replace traditional, imprecise “manual” methods of determining scratch depth (feeling with a finger nail, or by visual comparison of the damage to...

Space Metal Fabricators/Mitutoyo Helicopter Blade Adjuster

Space Metal Fabricators and Mitutoyo America Collaborate on helicopter blade adjustment tool

Space Metal Fabricators of Columbia, South Carolina, and Mitutoyo America Corporation have jointly developed a tool to help helicopters fly smoother. While flying, helicopters generally experience a low frequency vibration in the main rotor blades. This is due, in part, to slight differences in each blade’s aerodynamics. These vibrations are not likely to cause structural damage but may adversely affect electronics; they also absorb power. To dampen vibration, some main rotors incorporate trim tabs located on the blades’ trailing edges which can be adjusted to keep blades rotating smoothly. Some systems incorporate electronic, in-flight rotor track-and-balance systems that provide information used to adjust the pitch of the tabs. Specialized tools then are used to physically bend the tabs. Besides in-flight indication, tab adjustment may result...

Assuring Performance of Long Gage Blocks

McNeal Tool Company of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mid Iowa Tools, Inc., specializes in the sales and support of precision metrology instruments and services.  This includes provision of gage calibration services to a national manufacturer of window and door products that are sold into residential and commercial markets. According to Wayne Schneider, McNeal Tool Field Engineer, “Many of the customer’s products include wood and extruded or roll-formed materials processed to length using tenoners, molder/profilers, or saws.  The length of these pieces can measure from around 90” to 140” or more, with tolerances typically kept to within ± 0.002”. To help keep machining processes centered on nominal values, the customer utilizes an SPC measurement routine that includes periodic use of long, single-axis measuring tables specifically designed to verify accuracy of long workpieces. The measuring tables are about...

Mitutoyo America Corporation Announces Three New VP’s

(Aurora, IL) Mitutoyo America Corporation would like to announce the appointment of three new VP's. Mr. Matt Dye will serve as the VP of Measuring Instrument Sales, Mr. Douglas Adkins will serve as the VP of Distributed Products and Mr. Michael Creney will serve as the VP of Measuring Instrument Sales Support. According to Mr. Shigeyuki Sasaki, President, these changes are effective November 1, 2012 and support Mitutoyo America Corporation's structure for continued growth. Mitutoyo Corporation is the world's largest provider of measurement and inspection solutions offering the most complete selection of machines, sensors, systems and services with a line encompassing CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machines), vision, form and finish measuring machines, as well as precision tools & instruments, and metrology data management software. Mitutoyo's nationwide network of Metrology Centers and support operations provides application, calibration,...

New Mitutoyo QVPAK® 10.0 vision measurement software includes numerous productivity enhancements

(Aurora, IL) Mitutoyo America Corporation announces availability of version 10.0 of its QVPAK® suite of vision measurement software. Now provided as standard with all Mitutoyo QuickVision® 3D CNC vision measurement systems, QVPAK® 10.0 makes it even easier and more intuitive to control all relevant vision measurement processes including lighting control, magnification and part programming. QVPAK® 10.0 includes new features that make part programming more convenient than ever. For example, the user interface can be freely split into windows that can then be dragged anywhere on the desktop, resized, minimized, placed atop one another or hidden. Each user can custom design individualized screen set-ups on several monitors including, for example, widescreen display of the workpiece image. The new loop generation allows virtual display and execution of complex loop strategies associated with part program creation. The operator is presented...