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  • Ballbar diagnostics aid airframe manufacture

    An XI Squadron Typhoon at sunrise in Akrotiri, Cyprus © BAE Systems Without periodic checking and maintenance, CNC machine tools can lose positioning accuracy and introduce errors over time. Machining complex, high-value airframe components, BAE Systems turned to a wireless ballbar system to provide the machine tool diagnostics data it needed to maximise quality and productivity.

  • New 'free-run mode' in CARTO 2.1 software extends XM-60 functionality

    Capture 2.1 - during test in 'free-run mode' Building on the launch of the Renishaw XM-60 multi-axis calibrator in September 2016, the new release of CARTO 2.1 software brings valuable new functionality. The new ‘free-run mode’ in CARTO 2.1 software allows users of the XM-60 calibration system to capture data immediately, without having to define the positions, or even the number of targets.

  • Renishaw technology helps Breton calibrate its in-house machinery and control the quality of its output

    Breton's XCEEDER blisk test When Breton SpA wanted to add machine tool manufacture to its core business of building stone-processing machinery, the increase in required levels of precision prompted the introduction of around 30 devices from Renishaw, including laser interferometers, rotary axis calibrators, ballbars and touch-trigger probes. As a result, Breton’s range of high-speed, five-axis CNC machining centres are now among the world’s most advanced.

  • Renishaw unveils the new XM-60 multi-axis calibrator

    XM-60 multi-axis calibrator on a machine Renishaw, the world-leading metrology specialist, will exhibit its new XM-60 multi-axis calibrator at IMTS 2016, Chicago, USA and AMB 2016, Stuttgart, Germany. The XM-60 is capable of measuring all six degrees of freedom from a single set-up, in any orientation for linear axes. It offers significant improvement in simplicity and time saving over conventional laser measurement techniques.

  • Jingdiao's refusal to compromise on quality sees its business take off

    Jingdiao employees discussing the use of QC20-W ballbars Beijing Jingdiao Company Ltd has collaborated with Renishaw as its business has continued to grow over the years, with the two companies working together to open up new pathways to innovation and deliver superior quality.

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