Improving the Inspection Process

Michael Nahum, Ph.D., is presi- dent of Micro Encoder Inc., Kirkland, Wash., a wholly owned R&D subsid- iary of Mitutoyo Corp., Kawasaki, Japan. MEI develops new technologies and software for products, such as small hand-held measurement instruments like calipers and micrometers, and capital equipment like machine vision systems and coordinate measuring machines. The company employs a combined 85 people at its 30,000-sq.-ft. (2,787-sq.-m) facility in Kirkland and 4,000-sq.-ft. (372-sq.-m) facility near Los Angeles. These facilities include state-of-the-art temperature and vibration controlled laboratories, electromagnetic and optical test and measurement equipment, more than 15 machine vision systems and five CMMs. Nahum spoke about the company’s areas of focus, how part miniaturization influences inspection, new metrology devices and techniques that can help part manufacturers meet their needs, and what still needs to be accomplished in order for metrology to improve.

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