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What are the advantages of using a disk micrometer?

November 2, 2020
Just when you thought that micrometers could not provide more interesting material to the field of metrology to talk about, out comes the disk micrometer. Disk micrometers might be the lesser known cousin to the standard micrometer we all know and love, but disk micrometers come with...

What are durometers and what do they measure?

September 28, 2020
Hardness of a material may be something taken for granted by the average person. The difference between your comfortable bike seat and your sturdy nightstand may not mean much to your daily life. However, those in the measurement world understand the nuance that exists between different hardness...

What is the best way to set a bore gage

August 3, 2020
Every metrologist loves a bore gage. Ok, maybe love is a strong word here, but every metrologist can certainly appreciate the bore gage for its important uses. Bores, more commonly known as holes, present a common conundrum for many standardized measurement tools. Different than the typical surface...

Do Surface Roughness Gages have optional Probes?

July 8, 2020
In the broader world, we are all familiar with rough versus smooth surfaces. In the world of metrology, surface roughness refers to the texture of a particular surface. When working in different industries, depending on the task at hand, you may be required to work with surfaces...

What types of special heads are available for the Fowler/Bowers bore gages?

March 17, 2020
What is bore measurement?Simply put, bore measurement is the measurement of holes. Bore measurement can be accomplished using a number of tools including micrometers, calipers, and gauges. There are a number of reasons you might need to take any number of measurements of a bore. Today, we...

What is an optical comparator?

February 11, 2020
An optical comparator is a precision measurement tool that projects a magnified identical image of small parts or objects in order to collect dimension measurements and complete inspection protocols. Also known as a profile projector, an optical comparator makes it possible to take precise and accurate ...
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