Dart Adds Coordinate Measuring Machine

Oct 11, 2010

Internal engine component company Dart Machinery, Troy, Mich., has acquired a Zeiss Accura 1200/1800/1000 coordinate measuring machine.

The Zeiss CMM will allow Dart to streamline the quality control process in significant ways, according to a press release. It is equipped with a passive scanning probe that does not use any motors or locking mechanisms to acquire measurement data-allowing it to measure hundreds of points per second along virtually any surface of a part.

The CMM also features advanced dynamic navigation software that compensates for the deflection that will occur in the stylus when it is pressed against a surface, even during movement, the release added.

“The combination of the dynamic navigation capability and the passive scanning probe will allow Dart to make extremely accurate measurements to any aspect of their full range of components as needed, while speeding the production process as well,” the company stated in the release. “This new technology will allow Dart to maintain tolerances with even greater consistency than was previously possible and will improve the turnaround time on many products.”