API Pairs up with UNC Charlotte for a Tech Day


On June 15th, API is partnering with UNC Charlotte to host a hands-on training and demo day. We’ll be showing attendees around the building, showcasing the inner workings of the metrology industry, providing demos of laser trackers, machine tool health, answering questions, and giving you a hands on look at the equipment involved. June 15th


10 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Metrology Services Provider


Customers need to be careful when hiring services from metrology services providers. There are many “Ma and Pa” businesses that may be run by technically capable people, but which lack the depth to provide their customers with a full range of support, especially when the unexpected occurs. The following list from Automated Precision, Inc. (API) gives


Rapid Tool Performance Check – Ballbar by Automated Precision Inc.


Increase Manufacturing Efficiency with the telescoping Ballbar from Automated Precision Inc. (API) quickly and easily checks contouring accuracy by testing how machine axes move in a circular path. API’s Ballbar measures the deviation made by the machine tool and displays the data in a polar plot format. This one affordable piece of equipment can save


Portable CNC Rotary Calibration System – Swivelcheck by Automated Precision Inc.


The revolutionary Swivelcheck™ from Automated Precision Inc. (API) is a one-of-a-kind instrument used to measure rotary axes and tables in the CNC Calibration process. This instrument calibrates swivel axes and tilt tables on machine tool centers; evaluates vertical rotary axes and table performance; and measures horizontal tables and axes when used with API’s XD™ Laser.


Measuring all 6 Degrees of Freedom – XD Laser by Automated Precision Inc.


The award-winning XD Laser™ from Automated Precision Inc. (API) is a multi-dimensional laser measurement system that simultaneously measures linear, angular, straightness and roll errors for rapid machine tool error assessment. The XD Laser is available in 1, 3, 5, and 6 Degree of Freedom configurations. The 6 dimensional XD Laser is the only laser measurement


Automated Precision’s Services Division Expands to New Building


March 31, 2017 NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Automated Precision Inc. Services Division answered the strong demand to expand its footprint by purchasing and moving into a new building in Oyster Point’s City Center. The new facility is located at 750 City Center Blvd. Newport News, VA 23606, and boasts 14,000 square feet of office and


NEW! API Announces OT2 Core


ROCKVILLE, MD, January 15, 2017 – Automated Precision Inc. launched its new OT2 Core wireless laser tracker – completely wireless & controller-free laser tracker technology. OT2 Core is a high performance laser tracker that delivers essential laser tracking measurement capability at an affordable price. Its compact size and wireless operation offers high accuracy measurement with


OT2 used at Large Binocular Telescope Observatory

At the top of Mt. Graham in the Arizona desert, the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory explores galaxies billions of light years away and discovers new exo-planets rotating foreign stars. Astronomers can rotate the 650-metric ton structure,theworld’slargestnon-segmented  mirror telescope, pinpointing its dual 8.4-meter diameter mirrors to locate these infinitesimally small bodies against the vastness of space.