To Innovate Is To Unlock New Value
When it comes to manufacturing high precision fabricated metal parts for production or functional prototypes, it is extremely important that critical dimensions and key geometric characteristics match those in the 3D model. In the world of precision sheet metal and machining, even a variance of 0.005” can be disastrous to a project’s success. That is why it is vital that the quality control assurance systems of any metal shop are paramount to ensuring the correct part in the end.
“INNOVATION IS CHANGE THAT UNLOCKS NEW VALUE”
– JAMIE NOTTER
Innovation remains one of our core values at Meta Fab. We often find ourselves in conversation about just what does that means to us. Innovation comes in many forms. It does not always have to come in the form of inventing something new, or a groundbreaking process, though we would all like to strike that kind of innovative gold. Sometimes it can simply be the addition or improvement of a standard process that will bring new value. Personally, we cringe at the comment, “we’ve always done it that way” and instead elect for a better way to improve any process.
Most often, that innovative approach comes from bringing in new technology and software and leveraging those towards continuous process improvement. At Meta Fab, we are committed to investments in our people, and processes to ensure our product, confidence in continually delivered. As part of our commitment to exceptional quality, we have added the XM Series Handheld Probe Coordinate Measuring Machine from Keyence.
This handheld measurement machine combines flexibility with rigid precision and produces standard quality reports faster than the traditional method of calipers and a note pad. This addition decreases our response time to first article reports and ensures top-notch quality and tolerance in every project moving forward.
What exactly is a CMM machine?
A CMM stands for Coordinate Measuring Machine, which means through a series of cameras and positioning sensors, the machine measures the physical characteristics of a part or object. This specific CMM utilizes a flexible handheld sensor with a probe, which defines the measurements of the part in question. A CMM machine tests and verifies a part or assembly, guaranteeing it matches the intended design.
Why you should work with Meta Fab, Inc. as your #1 metal fabricator…
- Save Time and Money: Meta Fab is now able to meet customer demands even faster by increasing production and ensuring reliable, repeatable parts.
- Quality Assurance is Guaranteed: Sure there are other tools out there that measure parts with accurate precision, but the CMM machine takes the human error out of the process of quality assurance. Unbeatable services like First Articles have generated automatically, with photographs and detailed reports.
- Versatile with Multiple Probes and Techniques: Complex parts and assemblies may seem difficult to measure, the CMM from Keyence uses multiple handheld sensors and a rotating mounting plate. Now we can accurately capture every angle and feature of any fabricated part or assembly.