ROCKFORD, January 2015 — Clinkenbeard was featured in Foundry Management & Technology for its use of portable technology that gives it a competitive advantage.
The Romer 6-axis metrology arm, which utilizes a 3D laser coordinate system to determine part accuracy, augments Clinkenbeard’s two coordinate measuring machines (CMM), resulting in quicker turn-around time for testing complex metal castings and machined parts. Previously, all parts and castings had to be transported to the quality lab to be inspected. This method resulted in longer wait times and a higher number of damaged parts.
Steve Helfer, Clinkenbeard general manager, is quoted in the article about other benefits of the new machine. “We found that other area businesses have a need for this sophisticated technology because it’s extremely portable, we can load the machine up and take it to area shops to conduct measurement services on location.”
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