Tech Tip - Calculate Cone and Cylinder Intersections

Tech Tip - Calculate Cone and Cylinder IntersectionsWhen measuring the intersection of a cone and cylinder, it can be challenging to determine the diameter at the location where the two features intersect. Consequently, it is often more accurate to calculate the gage diameter. This option is readily available in the Verisurf Report Manager using the Intersect feature.1.    The Intersect calculation requires that both the cylinder and the cone be measured first so that they are both displayed in the measure data tree. As always, the accuracy of the calculation will depend on both the device accuracy and the operator’s use of good metrology practices.2...

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Verisurf 2018 Beta Released: Now Runs on All Common CMM Brands and Models

Verisurf Software has just released a beta version of the latest updates to its flagship product, sporting a bevy of new capabilities, workflow improvements, and feature refinements. According to Ernie Husted Verisurf founder and CEO, the Verisurf 2018 release will boost productivity and is more flexible and easier to use than ever for the frequent inspection, tool building, and reverse engineering tasks customers perform daily. Major product improvements in the 2018 release include:·      Universal CMM: Enjoy the multiple benefits of running Verisurf on your existing motorized CMM without the hassle and burden of expensive controller or pr...

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Verisurf Featured In Quality Magazine

Engineering Classic DesignMorgan Cars builds on its heritage of classic design with technology and innovation.Morgan has been producing high quality handcrafted motor vehicles since 1909 and at the current Malvern Hills facility in Worcestershire, UK, since 1913. Today they produce their modern take on a British classic with a variety of traditional and modern vehicles, which embody Morgan’s heritage but embraces modern technologies.  More......

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Who’s the Keeper of GD&T Data?

GD&T is widely considered to be an essential tool for communicating design intent and ensuring parts meet the desired form, fit, function and assembly.Design engineeringArchitectural engineeringCivil engineeringElectrical engineeringIndustrial engineeringMechanical engineeringManufacturing engineeringTool engineeringQuality engineeringIn today’s highly specialized world of engineering it takes a village to develop and produce a component part, let alone a complete product. Who is responsible for Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) data? The answer depends on many variables, including the type of part or product being produced, production methods, ...

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Connect Education with Job Opportunities

Reprinted from Manufacturing Engineering Magazine June 2016, pg 94-95 WORKFORCE PIPELINE | A MONTHLY FEATURE ABOUT TRAINING, EDUCATION & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENTConnect Education with Job Opportunities Today, two-thirds of manufacturing companies report a moderate to severe shortage of available, qualified workers, with as many as 5% of current jobs going unfilled due to a lack of capable candidates-this represents 600,000 jobs. One technical job area that has been contributing to the problem and opportunity is Dimensional Metrology, the science of length, size and dimension measurement in 2D and 3D realworld and digital space in order to compare, ana...

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