On-machine probing has been very successful at Dynamic and our process is featured in the June issue of Modern Machine Shop magazine. Thanks to our John Kemeny for heading up this important project!
Here is a quick blurb from the article. Click link below to read the entire article.
Machines fitted with part probes are actually experiencing less downtime, not more, he explains, estimating overall savings at approximately four hours per day. That’s because these probes aren’t replacing the shop’s coordinate measuring machine (CMM); they’re complementing it. The idea isn’t to validate the final part, but to ensure the manufacturing process stays on track without tying up valuable, dedicated metrology resources. And although the CMM is still king when it comes to inspection, shopfloor measurements are more than precise enough to evaluate parts with typical tolerances of ±0.0002 inch.
What’s more, the shop has even bigger plans for leveraging its new probing capabilities. As Mr. Kemeny explains it, on-machine verification brings Dynamic Tool one step closer to a seamless automated process; one in which mold components proceed from one workstation to another in an unbroken chain with minimal intervention from shopfloor employees.