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8 05, 2024

Programming your CMM from Mastercam with Verisurf’s Universal CMM

By |2024-05-08T09:25:49-04:00May 8th, 2024|Categories: Metrology Minute|0 Comments

Most modern-day CMM’s will ship with onboard CMM programming software that is powerful yet challenging to learn and use. Companies end up investing weeks and even months getting one or two users proficient with the software. But those individuals can get sick or take vacation at inopportune times or perhaps leave the company. What happens then? Is there a simple way to transition a Mastercam CNC Programmer into a CMM programmer? Verisurf’s Universal CMM (UCMM) [...]

2 04, 2024

Introducing Verisurf Universal CMM

By |2024-04-03T08:38:39-04:00April 2nd, 2024|Categories: 3D Scanning, Metrology Minute|0 Comments

Attention all Mastercam users who inspect parts using a CMM . . . You no longer need to tolerate the programming system that came with your Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM). If you have multiple CMM’s, each with their own clumsy programming system, you can now program them all using a single simple-to-use software product that runs from within the user-friendly Mastercam programming environment. While CMM’s are a necessity in most job shops and manufacturing facilities, [...]

5 03, 2024

The Virtual Edge Deviation Tool

By |2024-03-05T09:13:11-05:00March 5th, 2024|Categories: 3d Scanning & Reverse Engineering, Metrology Minute|0 Comments

This blog post will discuss how to use the Virtual Edge Deviation Tool in Control X. It is often necessary to extract virtual edges of a part to compare them to the actual CAD model’s edge to ensure a part is within spec. Depending upon the resolution of the scanner, the sharp edges of a scanned part may be somewhat rounded or chamfered. Consider the requirements of checking the outer edge of the part shown [...]

8 01, 2024

Using Control X in the Dental Industry

By |2024-01-08T08:41:05-05:00January 8th, 2024|Categories: Metrology Minute|0 Comments

Planned vs. Achieved Results from Dental Aligners While most Control X users are inspecting mechanical parts by comparing the manufactured results to the nominal CAD model, there are many other uses for Control X, such as in the dental industry. We will explore some of the benefits of using Control X in the dental industry in this post. For example, companies that manufacture aligners have methods and algorithms in place for predicting what the final [...]

1 12, 2023

Metrology Minute – Importing PMI and Step 242

By |2023-12-01T08:56:52-05:00December 1st, 2023|Categories: Metrology Minute|0 Comments

In past Metrology Minute articles, we discussed the ability to import PMI data into Control X using the File, Import PMI option. As a reminder, PMI (Product Manufacturing Information) allows dissimilar systems to share manufacturing information specifically related to dimensioning and tolerances. So, for example, a Solidworks user can add PMI to their Solidworks model (see example below) using the MBD tab and then that PMI information, including but not limited to; Datums, dimensions with [...]

7 11, 2023

Metrology Minute – Pairing Manager in Control X

By |2023-11-07T09:03:32-05:00November 7th, 2023|Categories: Metrology Minute|0 Comments

When objects are scanned for inspection, Control X needs to be able to review the scan and extract analytic features from the scan. For instance, when measuring a radius, the software needs to be able to distinguish where one radius CAD feature ends and a new feature starts in order to perform an accurate measurement. Using the CAD model below as it example, it is comprised of many analytic features, such as cylinders, planes, tori, [...]

5 09, 2023

Metrology Minute – Airfoil Analysis

By |2023-09-05T09:10:44-04:00September 5th, 2023|Categories: Metrology Minute, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Exporting Airfoil Analysis Data to a Spreadsheet Using Control X When working with Control X, you often find yourself needing the data that is generated by the software to be exported in a usable form rather than just a static report. In this post, we are going to show you how we analyzed a machined airfoil. Using this machined airfoil below as an example, suppose we wanted to analyze its contour directly at the end [...]

9 08, 2023

Metrology Minute – Creating and restoring a Custom View

By |2023-08-10T10:13:17-04:00August 9th, 2023|Categories: Metrology Minute|0 Comments

During your inspection process, you might find an area that you would like to blow up and highlight. In the water pump example below, we wanted to create a cutaway and zoom in on the section of the circled hole region in Control X. In order to do this in Design X, you first need to add the dimensions. From there, you can turn on the View Clipping option, which is located in the Display [...]

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