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Product News: Inspection

Manufacturers of very small machined or molded parts can now inspect for internal burrs, surface finish and other attributes using Hawkeye Pro MicroFlex fiber optic borescopes from Gradient Lens Corp.(Rochester, N.Y.).

Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology

The O-Inspect multi-sensor measuring machine from Carl Zeiss (Oberkochen, Germany) is said to allow fast, accurate inspection of complex parts ranging from electronic and plastic components to parts for medical, automotive and precision engineering applications.


3D non contact measurement of micro parts is not a capability provided by just any optical measurement technique; in fact few can do so properly. And because roughness, shape, forms and dimensional characteristics of a micro fastener is vital to its end use, it will be crucial to monitor and control the end result with reliability.

The FMS Series of linear stages, said to "deliver performance as strong as steel," is ideal for surface metrology applications for smooth motion, low noise, high straightness and flatness, according to the Newport Corp., Irvine., Calif.

DWFritz Automation

DWFritz Automation is an automation equipment integrator that designs advanced precision automated systems for manufacturing, assembly, attachment and inspection.

Zemetrics Inc., recently acquired by the Zygo Corp.

thumb zegageZeGage™ is said to be the ideal non-contact optical profiler for quantitative measurements of 3-D form and roughness on precision machined surfaces, according to Zemetrics Inc., a non-contact optical metrology systems company based in Tuscon, Ariz.

Lenox Instrument Co.

Micro Borescope thumbLenox Instrument Co.’s Micro Borescope is for close-range inspection of micro devices, such as tubing; micromolded, machined and cast parts; and electronic and mechanical assemblies.

Electronic Assembly Products

Optilla inspection thumbElectronic Assembly Products now offers Optilia Instruments’ high-definition optical-inspection systems in the U.S. EAP provides sales and support for the W10x-HD and W20x-HD camera systems, developed for use in precision inspection, repair and quality-control applications.

Mitutoyo America Corp.

MDH micrometer thumbFeb. 24, 2012—Mitutoyo America Corp., Aurora, Ill., recently unveiled its High-Accuracy Digimatic® Digital Micrometer, which the company says is the world's first micrometer to offer 0.1?m resolution measurement—and in a hand-held tool.


Nanovea's M3 mechanical tester thumbMarch 12, 2012—Nanovea has introduced the N3 line of metrology products, consisting of three high-accuracy, fully automated measuring devices priced at around $20,000 each.