CMM reverse engineering is a method of creating a 3D virtual model from an existing physical part for use in 3D computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), computer-aided engineering (CAE), or other software. The process involves measuring an object and then reconstructing it as a 3D model. Its uses include cost estimation, supplying documentation, analysing product functionality and subcomponents, and identifying potential infringement against any patents that exist.
On-Machine Measurement (OMM) refers to measurement and inspection that takes place directly on a machine tool after the machine has finished its task. It uses an automatic tool changer to remove the machining tool from the spindle, replacing it with a measurement probe. OMM has been shown to reduce machining time, reduce waste and also reduce costs in some cases.
With many manufacturers now not ruling out On-Machine Measurement as a viable option for quality operations, there are still many that are sceptical. In this article, we take a closer look at On-Machine Measurement to help you decide whether or not you think it’s worth it…
Join The Status Team! We’re Looking for an Experienced Field Service Engineer
We are synonymous with the supply and service of high precision Co-ordinated Measuring Machines (CMMs). Having recently relocated to a new facility in Ilkeston, Derbyshire due to business expansion, we have 30 years trading experience having recruited an enviable customer portfolio. To assist with the additional growth of the business we are now looking to expand our busy and dynamic Service Department capabilities.
The Role – Product Specialist
Home and office based.
Fault-finding, diagnosis and repair.
Verification and calibration of CMMs (to UKAS & ISO 10360 Standards).
Service of CMMs.
Decommission, move and re-commission of CMMs.
Retrofitting and re-build of CMMs.
Upgrade and installation of CMM software and hardware.
Accurate and concise administrative paperwork.
Core working hours – Monday – Friday (8am to 4.30pm) – however flexibility is required.
What you’ll need to succeed
Seeking an experienced engineer with a incredibly well rounded aptitude and a positive outgoing nature. Preferably electrically inclined, but with a well-rounded comprehension of mechanical engineering also. Required for integration as a highly valued member of our existing service department and to develop our product offerings in Manual and CNC controlled high precision measuring machines.
Candidates must have an advanced competency in the workings of IT and the Microsoft Operating System. The associated CMM software package we specialise in is a global leader, Hexagon Metrology’s PC-DMIS. Experience of this is not imperative, but preferred.
The ideal entrant would have experience of electronic scematics and be proficient in soldering. Applicants should have confident customer service skills, be a willing team player and have a high level of energy. They must be willing in their ability to learn, have solid problem-solving skills and be confident under pressure. They must be looking for a long-term position with an appetite to grow within ever expanding, driven business amongst a competitive, fast paced industry.
Candidates need a full driving licence with no more than 6 points and willingness to travel extensively. You’ll need to be flexible to overnight stays, dependent on client’s geographical location and be willing for occasional travel outside of the UK.
What you’ll get in return
£25,000 to £40,000+ pa (Negotiable depending on experience).
Overtime outside of core hours.
An executive level company car.
Windows Surface, MiFi, mobile phone, fuel card, company credit card and on-site lunch allowance.
Increasing annual holiday allowance.
Very rarely weekend work.
What you need to do now?
Send your CV and a covering letter outlining why you’d be the right person for the job to Dean Tillett, Operations Director on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0115 939 2228 for more details.
6 Benefits of Metrology Software Training
Metrology software is a core component of a CMM machine and inspection department and the proper use of it is not only essential in ensuring the correctness of parts produced but knowing certain tips and tricks can have a drastic impact on throughput and productivity. A crucial differentiator in the highly competitive manufacturing landscape, no matter what sector you operate in.
Let’s take a look at 6 of the main benefits of metrology software training to equip your CMM operators with the skills needed to get the most out of your CMM and software (PC-DMIS in particular).
Upgrading Your Inspection Process to Include CMM Fixturing Systems
Manufacturing businesses constantly need to evolve and adapt to meet increased consumer demand for greater accuracy and customisation. When it comes to driving this greater precision that’s needed, many businesses will look to the rapidly advancing technology in measuring machines. However, fixturing systems are often overlooked.
Upgrading your inspection processes to include CMM fixturing systems will boost productivity and make your inspection more efficient. Take a closer look…
We are Recruiting an Office Administrator for our Ilkeston, Derbyshire office.
Status Metrology Ltd, based in Ilkeston, Derbyshire are a leading support provider and supplier of High Precision Co-ordinate Measuring Machines. We are seeking a front of house, Office Administrator on a full-time basis to perform a variety of administrative and clerical roles. Duties include providing support to our Directors, Managers and Employees in carrying out a range of administrative and IT related tasks, primarily supporting the Operations Team.
The ideal candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to organise their work using Microsoft Office tools, primarily Word and Excel.
If you also have previous experience as a secretary or administrator and familiarity within our industry, we’d like to meet you!
Status has been a strategic partner of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence since 1999 – providing our customers with their world leading CMM software, PC-DMIS and bringing incredible cost savings to the sector through retrofits (made possible with Hexagon’s cutting-edge technology).
They continue to stay at the forefront of the metrology industry and their latest product is no different – HP-OW Optical Sensors.
The team at Status is excited to announce that on June 7th we’ll be moving into our new premises at Ilkeston. This comes off the back of excellent growth for the business, despite the challenges of the pandemic.
Our new address will be:
Status Metrology Solution Limited, Merlin Way, Quarry Hill Industrial Estate, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 4RA