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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 ...

What is the anvil on a micrometer?

January 6, 2020
Today we are going to outline micrometer anvils with a specific focus on flat and spherical micrometer anvils. As a basic and changeable component of the micrometer, understanding shapes and corresponding uses of the anvil is important. The micrometer anvil is the part of the micrometer that...

What are the Sylvac scans?

December 9, 2019
Since 1969, the Sylvac metrology company has been producing incredible precision measurement tools and systems. Newer to the collection of digital measurement instruments, Sylvac now offers a range of optical scan machines. The family of scans designed and produced by Sylvac is made up of well-made machines...
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