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MCOSMOS v4.0 Release

NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT 

MCOSMOS  v4.0

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
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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

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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...

Mitutoyo America Corporation Announces New President

(Aurora, IL), Shigeyuki Sasaki has been appointed the new President at Mitutoyo America Corporation, headquartered in Aurora, Illinois.  Sasaki has served numerous roles within Mitutoyo Corporation for the last 35 years including; New Product Development and Quality Control Departments in Utsunomiya, Japan; Manager of Purchasing and Planning in Mitutoyo Germany; General Manager in Mitutoyo South America; and recently Vice President and Executive Vice President of Mitutoyo America Corporation. He will remain as an active member of Mitutoyo Corporation’s board of directors. “To retain the leadership role in the metrology market, Mitutoyo America Corporation is committed to continue providing high tech, durable products which meet our customers’ demands.  We are excited to move forward to the “next- level”, under the guidance of Mr. Sasaki, whose leadership success has been a result of taking a hands-on, bottom building...

New MeasurLink® 7 from Mitutoyo enables selection of the exact level of functionality needed

(Aurora, IL) Mitutoyo America Corporation announces MeasurLink® 7 – the latest version of its suite of quality control management software that combines real-time data acquisition, on-line SPC Software analysis, integrated networking and quality information sharing into an enterprise-wide solution. With four modules, MeasurLink® 7 enables users to tailor a Quality Management System to their specific requirements. MeasurLink® 7 Real-Time Standard Edition is designed for acquisition and analysis of data in real-time to enable checking of variable and attribute inspection data to help maximize production and minimize defects. MeasurLink® 7 Real-Time offers views that allow the user to create Part characteristics, with nominal and tolerance data, and traceability lists. The data collection interface provides real-time graphics for Run Charts, Histograms and Statistics. Standard views include Datasheet (observations and charts), Classic View (chart windows), and 2D...