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New CMM Machine Expands ACP’s Quality Capabilities

  • Tuesday, 19th February 2013
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ACP Composites is expanding its quality capabilities with the addition of a Helmel Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) to deliver precise, accurate manufactured components for the medical, aerospace and defence industries.

According to ACP, the CMM Machine delivers the ability to repeatedly inspect, measure, and scan easily and accurately. As a multi-use tool, the CMM Machine allows ACP Composites to inspect- to-print, monitor process control, analyse process variables, solve production problems, verify tooling and professionally document quality by performing dimensional, positional and surface measurements in a single system.

It explains that the CMM machine is also used in manufacturing and assembly processes to test a part or assembly. Precise measurements of the X, Y, and Z coordinates are generated by a touch probe attached to the third moving axis of this machine. The CMM machine will read the input from the touch probe, as directed by the operator. The CMM machine then uses the each of these points to determine size and position with micrometer precision which are then recorded and analysed.

For ACP Composites, their commitment to quality means having the ability to produce superior composite products that meet or exceed customer expectations. George Sparr, President of ACP Composites, shares, “To meet the strict requirements of UAV, aerospace, medical and high-technology semiconductor manufacturing, having the ability to perform and record precise measurements is critical. We expect that our CMM machine will become an essential piece of equipment here at ACP Composites and will ensure customer satisfaction in the final product.”


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