Accumet Enhances Quality Inspection Capabilities with New Metrology System

Posted on Friday, November 15, 2013

Accumet has announced the addition of a new metrology system for measuring precision parts. The Boulder Imaging ML Series metrology system measures and records single or multiple high-precision, two-dimensional parts in seconds, dramatically reducing inspection time

As a full-service, high-power laser company for precision laser cutting, drilling, scribing, marking and welding, Accumet realized that their manufacturing productivity had outpaced inspection.  Fulfilling customer orders with 100 percent inspection reports in the least time possible was a critical opportunity to pursue.

“Incorporating the Boulder Imaging ML12 has dramatically increased the up time of our machine production, which has resulted in comprehensive operational improvements,” said Greg Sexton, President and CEO of Accumet. “Our quality and customer assurance is transformed when larger parts that previously required up to an hour to inspect now take mere seconds.” He added, ”We are also saving significant time with our First Article Inspection (FAI) Reports. Previously, FAI Reports were very labor intensive for our Quality Control Managers and caused significant downtime for the machine while parts were measured. With the ML12, we are now able to complete our First Article Inspection (FAI) Reports in real time.”

The Boulder Imaging and Accumet collaboration on the ML12 began in December 2012 with a prototype ready for testing by April 2013.  Since the final product delivery in June, the ML Series has undergone a software update allowing for simultaneous measurement and inspection of multiple parts.

“We couldn’t be happier with the results thus far,” said Sexton.  “By utilizing the newest metrology technology on the market, Accumet continues to increase production time and ensure accuracy and ultimately, our customers reap the benefits.”

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