The exponential growth in the Metrology industry looks set to continue into 2022. This is because the demand for scientific measurement services has increased recently. Furthermore, many existing and emerging industries are desperate to capitalise on its unique blend of goods and services. In this article, we take a closer look at the top ten key metrology trends in 2022 to keep an eye on.
We’ve just updated our FREE Guide to CMM Maintenance.
For manufacturers working to extremely high-quality standards, such as those in the aerospace, medical and automotive industries the continued use of a CMM machine at optimum performance is critical. Downtime and underperformance of the machine can result in delayed production, unsatisfied customers, failure to meet quality requirements and potentially huge losses.
To help ensure a CMM continues to operate at a high standard and to avoid any inspection bottlenecks, regular maintenance, calibration and servicing should be carried out.
Knowing whom to call when your CMM needs service is vital to the proper functioning of your company and sticking to your project delivery dates. For over 30 years, Status have been supporting Coordinate Measuring Machines within the metrology industry. CMMs are made to last but only if you provide proper maintenance and calibration at regular intervals throughout their lifetime.
In the guide we take a closer look at CMM Maintenance and cover:
A Huge Range of CMM Software Options to Consider. One Real Choice.
When it comes to metrology, choosing the right software to accompany your CMM is a choice that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Even the best coordinate measuring machines can’t perform in an excellent manner unless they are fitted with the correct software.
The right software can make or break the success of your quality department. However, due to the huge range of CMM software options available, navigating through and finding the best one for your business can be a minefield. Our internal metrology experts at Status aim to make the choice easy…
Whether you’re an experienced CMM operator, fairly new to the metrology industry or simply interested in kick starting your metrology career, CMM training is a must. Even if you’ve been in the industry for many years, a lot will have changed and private training will advance your skills and knowledge, enabling you to work smarter and deliver greater productivity. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of private CMM training and why you should choose Status to help develop your metrology career.
Driving Sustainability With CMM Retrofits and Upgrades
Before we delve into how your business can drive sustainability with CMM retrofits and upgrades, we wanted to start by highlighting the importance of sustainability and how this has become more recognised over time as well as share some of the political landscape.
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).