Reata Engineering recently welcomed our first scanning coordinate measuring machine (CMM) into our precision machine shop.
We installed the Hexagon GLOBAL S CMM to replace an older piece of CMM equipment, dramatically improving our precision machining measurement capabilities.
So, how is this new scanning CMM different from our old CMM?
While our last machine took 3-4 data points per inch, this one takes 1,000+ data points per inch!
This incredible improvement in measurement capability brings our inspection accuracy to a whole new level, which is especially important when working on the complex CNC machining projects we love so much.
Benefits of Our New Scanning CMM
The GLOBAL S CMM combines smart measurement and automation technologies to enhance the accuracy and speed of our inspection processes. These improvements help us better serve our contract machining customers.
Parts with complex geometries and tight tolerances demand advanced inspection technology.
Our scanning CMM enables us to measure high-precision parts with a high degree of accuracy and identify structural anomalies like warping, twisting, or surface finish issues. It also helps us reverse engineer parts when necessary.
The scanning CMM is optimized for efficiency to ensure that our precision machine shop’s meticulous inspection processes never contribute to delayed schedules.
Outfitted with a tool changer, this machine can run uninterrupted with minimal human intervention, reducing inspection times and freeing up our inspectors to focus on other important tasks that keep projects moving.
Improved data analysis
The scanning CMM yields a wealth of actionable data, allowing us to examine and analyze parts more closely than before. With this technology in place, we can ensure the parts we make are of the highest quality and that all critical specifications are met.
Our quality department also leverages this data for statistical analysis, which informs timely decisions on the busy shop floor.
Trust Reata for High-Precision Machining and Part Inspection
Simply put, our scanning CMM takes our inspection capabilities to the next level.
Whether it’s our quality engineers creating measurement routines, our operators executing inspections, or our quality managers analyzing CMM data, this advanced equipment empowers us to efficiently produce highly accurate parts.
But it’s not just our new machine that gives us an edge in precision machining inspection. Our precision machine shop’s most critical asset is the deep experience of our inspection team and their ability to know the appropriate tools and processes for conducting accurate inspections.
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