6 Reasons to Sell Your Used or Unwanted CMM Machine to Status
Have you recently purchased a new CMM machine and no longer need your old machine? Do you no longer have a requirement for a CMM? Status understands that selling a used CMM machine can be extremely difficult, from finding a buyer to getting the machine moved. The good news is that Status are constantly on the lookout for unwanted CMMs that we can buy, refurbish, and give a new lease of life to.
What is a CMM and what are the benefits of using one?
A CMM or coordinate measuring machine is a device used to precisely measure and inspect the geometrical characteristics of an object, enabling manufacturers to accurately check that both prototype and production components and assemblies conform to the intended design.
What Industry 4.0 Means For CMMs
Are we in the throes of a fourth industrial revolution? This is the line of argument put forth by proponents of Industry 4.0, a catch all description of how automation and cyber-physical processes are affecting the manufacturing industry.
Unspoken Benefits Of Upgrading Your CMM Equipment
By their design and functionality, CMMs wear really well. Only their software and electronic capabilities don’t last for years. That’s why CMM upgrade services have become so popular in the few last years; they can restore machine capability to its full performance at a fraction of the cost of investing in a new unit. (more…)
A Brief History Of CMM Technology
Coordinate Measurement Machines have an interesting history going back almost 60 years. The modern CMM industry produces over 6,000 new CMMs every year, as well as retrofitting and upgrading tens of thousands more. These CMMs can be Manual, where an operator guides the machine, CNC machines that are driven automatically by a special program. As ubiquitous as CMMs now are in manufacturing, it is hard to imagine a world when quality control was dependent on hand measurements. (more…)
5 Reasons To Get A CMM Upgrade
Even though CMM equipment is built to last and can serve for 20 or more years in hardware terms, software and controls systems become outdated rapidly as new technology appears nearly every year. The only way to keep your CMM as effective as possible without buying a new one is to have regular upgrades. Read more about the benefits of CMM upgrades below. (more…)
New Features & Opportunities From PC-DMIS 2018 R1
With every new release, it seems that the PC-DMIS metrology software package from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence goes from strength to strength. Every update strengthens existing features, increases versatility and adds new functions. Such is the case with PC-DMIS 2018 R1, the first new release for 2018 – commercially available from 19th February. (more…)
What Is The Room Size I Need For A CMM Machine?
A CMM or a coordinate measuring machine is a special device used by manufacturers for assembly processes and to test parts against the design intent. The machine allows generating special points that are analysed for construction of objects by recording the X, Y, and Z coordinates.
Shipping CMM’s Internationally – Doesn’t Need To Be A Headache
After 25 years of successful trading, we’re proud that we’ve managed to recruit an enviable, loyal client base here the UK. However, you may be surprised to learn that our services reach significantly further afield than England’s green and pleasant land. Our dedicated and experienced engineering and training teams relish the opportunity to top up their air miles, wrap up warm or pop on their sunglasses! Over the years Status have found themselves assigned to projects in the following locations:- (more…)
The Cost Of Opting For Cheap Machine Movers To Move CMM Machines
Investing in new Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) equipment often requires a steep capital investment, so an attractive alternative is to buy used or refurbished machines at auction, often from users who are relocating. This is a valid way of acquiring CMM machines and many companies acquire a great deal this way. (more…)