Over the last 30 years or so, we have seen the rise and dominance of the 3 dimensional coordinate measuring machine in manufacturing. Driven by the need for accurate measurement to engineering drawings and for process control on the shopfloor, CMMs have become the universal instrument of choice for QC and production functions.
Creaform, leader in portable 3D measurement technologies, has introduced Go!SCAN 3D, a handheld white light 3D scanner featurings intelligent hybrid positioning and yielding great results when used in both industrial and non industrial applications.
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK's National Measurement Institute is offering the UK's first service for the verification of Articulated Arm Co-ordinate Measurement Machines (CMMs) to the ASME B89 standard used by arm manufacturers.
Demand for calibration services is expected to be high over the next 2 years in Europe, as regulations become more stringent and quality more essential across verticals. With competition in the European market being intense, turnaround time - without compromising quality - will be a key criterion for end users in selecting a calibration services supplier.