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What does an optical comparator do?

October 8, 2018
When industrial manufacturing and applied science come together, the result is the optical comparator. This simple machine was first created more than 90 years ago, and still functions today using the science behind optics. Optics involves the study of light and the general properties...

The World of Threads

September 10, 2018
A thread is the ridge found along a part, such as a screw, that is helical in structure and helps to convert rotational motion into linear motion. Threads can be on the internal or the external portion of a cylindrical part, and may also be sloping. Basically,...

What is graduation? Why is it important?

August 27, 2018
We are talking about graduation today. No, not the cap and gown kind that you remember from high school. We are referring to the graduation scale on precision measurement tools. As usual, we at Higher Precision believe there is not topic too small, literally ...

What is the point of a setting ring gage?

August 13, 2018
What are ring gages, and what are they used for? Well, ring gages are in and of themselves precision measurement tools, but go a step further by serving as a setting master for other gages as well. In this way, ring gages can be used to complete...

The latest in Mitutoyo microscopes

July 30, 2018
As most of you know, Mitutoyo has been building high quality precision measurement tools for decades. When you buy a Mitutoyo product, you are buying reliability and accuracy for all your measurements. Their microscope collections are no exception. At Higher Precision, we are proud...
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