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Renishaw announces new manufacturing facility in Norton Shores, Michigan
US-based R&R Fixtures has been a part of the Renishaw Group since its acquisition in 2012. R&R Fixtures will be changing its name to Renishaw Metrology Fixturing Solutions, LLC later this year and will be moving to a new facility located in Norton Shores, Michigan, in early 2020. The increase in market demand and growth in metrology fixturing cemented the need for increased capacity and capabilities.
New QuickLoad™ rail system improves speed, throughput and accuracy during part inspection
Renishaw is pleased to announce the introduction of the QuickLoad™ rail system to its range of metrology fixturing. The QuickLoad rail system has been developed for use on co-ordinate measuring machines and provides a secure workholding position when used in conjunction with QuickLoad base plates, which locate to the rail on either side using quick release magnets and location pins.
Imperial and metric high quality metrology fixtures
Global engineering technologies company Renishaw is introducing a ¼ 20 imperial thread size to its existing metrology fixtures product range. Customers globally will benefit from all fixturing components being available in M4, M6, M8 and ¼ 20 thread sizes.
“With fit-for-purpose CMM fixturing we save 50% of the inspection time”
Yeovil Precision Castings (YPC) Limited has invested in a comprehensive Renishaw modular metrology fixturing system, to increase repeatability of part inspection and to reduce the time taken in its quality control activities. As a result, YPC claims to take up to 50% less time to check batch samples than it did previously. CMM fixturing is no longer the ‘weak link' that it once was.
Renishaw has launched FixtureBuilder 3D-modelling software to create fixturing set-ups, and assist with documentation and off-line programming
Renishaw is presenting FixtureBuilder at EMO Hannover 2017 taking place in Germany from 18th to 23rd September. FixtureBuilder is a 3D-modelling software package designed to allow the off-line creation and documentation of fixturing set-ups.