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7 Reasons to Calibrate Your Laser Tracker Today

7 Reasons to Calibrate Your Laser Tracker Today

7 Reasons to Calibrate Your Laser Tracker Today Invented by API Founder and CEO, Dr. Kam Lau, in the 1980s, Laser Trackers have become one of the most important pieces of dimensional metrology equipment for the manufacturing world. Trackers can be used to confirm...

3 Reasons to Calibrate Your CMM Today

3 Reasons to Calibrate Your CMM Today

3 Reasons to Calibrate Your CMM Today In the last 50 years, Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM)s have become a fixture in machine tool shops and manufacturing plants around the world. Even with the advent of Laser Trackers and multi-axis Scanning Arms, CMMs have...

7 Tools of Metrology Throughout History

7 Tools of Metrology Throughout History

7 Tools of Metrology Throughout History Metrology became an organized, scientific discipline in the 18th Century, revolving around clearly defined, standardized structures of units and ways to measure in the search of the most accurate measurements possible. But...

5 Tools of Metrology in Your Daily Life

5 Tools of Metrology in Your Daily Life

5 Tools of Metrology in Your Daily Life The most fundamental piece of Metrology is the unit For such a high-level field of study that is applied to the production and assembly of some of the most delicate and important manufacturing projects, Metrology is actually a...

3 Terms to Know When Determining Accuracy

3 Terms to Know When Determining Accuracy

The end goal of Metrology, as it is in Manufacturing and many other industries, is Accuracy. Measurement equipment cannot be depended on unless it is returning accurate numbers, and machined parts must be accurate to the model they were designed from. Yet, when we...

Micron Explained

Micron Explained

What is a Micron? Microns are used by manufacturers, OEMs, and MSPs to discuss tolerances and capabilities. But how long have we been using the term, and how small are they actually?  What is a Micron? Watch the video below. https://youtu.be/W6XqJMVqJaM The term...

What Is Laser Tracker Warm Up Time?

What Is Laser Tracker Warm Up Time?

What Is Laser Tracker Warm Up Time? https://youtu.be/DTcUg9AxMsM Have you ever wondered what happens when your Laser Tracker is warming up or why it needs to at all? We did! Watch as we discuss the need for warm-up time and how it affects tracker performance.

How To Set Up A Laser Tracker

How To Set Up A Laser Tracker

How To Set Up A Laser Tracker https://youtu.be/FEjXfUrkueg Daniel and Chris discuss how to set up a Laser Tracker for measurement, featuring API's Radian Pro Laser Tracker.

How Do SMRs Work?

How Do SMRs Work?

How Do SMRs Work? https://youtu.be/xBqrF_F2T0k So much emphasis has been placed on tracker accuracies, and the capabilities of the probes and scanners that pair with them. There is an often-overlooked component of tracker operation and measurement: Spherically Mounted...

What Is 6 Degrees of Freedom?

What Is 6 Degrees of Freedom?

What Is 6 Degrees of Freedom? What is 6 Degrees of Freedom, or 6 DoF for short? 6 DoF refers to the freedom of movement of a rigid body in three-dimensional space. But anyone can Google 6 DoF and get that definition. What does it actually mean? Put simply, the degrees...