Thursday, July 26, 2012

Coordinate Measuring Machines

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Coordinate Measuring Machine 
Coordinate measuring machines (CMM) gather the surface x, y, z coordinates of an object to precisely measure its size and position for testing, dimensional and profile measurement, angularity or orientation, depth mapping, digitizing or imaging, assessment, and reverse engineering. It does this by analyzing the x, y, z coordinates via regression algorithms to construct features. At Century Metal Spinning uses it as an inspection device that allows for the measurement of any part quickly, efficiently, and accurately.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Metal Spinning Basics

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The metal spinning process begins with a flat disk or tube of metal spun at a high speed on a lathe. A spinning tool applies localized pressure that pushes the metal to form over a mold. This process transforms the flat sheet of metal into a round symmetrical part. Metal can be formed into cylinders, cones, hemispheres, and many other circular shapes. Metal spinning can be performed either by hand or using a computer numerical control (CNC) lathe.