Daniela´s Metalworking Reduces Labor by 85% with the Omnitrac 2 Laser Tracker


Daniela´s Metalworking was founded in 1999, by Divino Garcia.  Located in the city of Itaquaquecetuba, São Paulo, it employs 63 craftsmen.  The facility focuses on medium and heavy machining, including boilers, propellers, shafts, decks, steel casting, and naval brass equipment markets. Daniela´s Metalworking provides parts and services for shipbuilding such as: stainless steel and brass


Canadian Light Source Inc. Uses API Laser Trackers to Keep Systems in Check


The Canadian Light Source (CLS) is Canada’s national synchrotron light source research facility. As a particle accelerator, the CLS relies on sub-millimeter precision alignment of optical systems. The CLS uses an API Laser Tracker to control a network containing ~2000 monuments on floors, walls, and critical magnetic components for performing component alignments. Since 2008, the


30 Years of Innovation – Anniversary Sale


Our History 30 years ago, Dr. Kam Lau, the original inventor of laser tracker technology, founded Automated Precision, Inc. (API). As a leader in advanced measurement solutions, Dr. Lau and the API team have led the metrology industry through innovation and higher standards of accuracy. API products are used by the world’s leading commercial, consumer, industrial, and


API Completes A2LA Reaccreditation with Added Machine Tool Scope


Newport News, VA- Automated Precision- Services Division (API Services), a company specializing in three-dimensional measurements and high-value metrology solutions, announces that it has been awarded A2LA Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994 Awarded by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). We have expanded our current accredited tracker calibration capabilities to include our Omnitrac


Keeping old planes in the air with Laser Scanning by Ed Sinkora


Reverse engineering tricks with lasers allow designers to resurrect old aircraft designs quickly and efficiently Your father’s Oldsmobile may be long gone but his B-52 is still pulling missions, and they haven’t built the “BUFF” (Big Ugly Fat Fellow) since 1962. The last KC-135 tanker was built in 1965. Besides aging warbirds (the average plane


Electroimpact uses API Radian and OT2 laser trackers, paired with Active Targets


Electroimpact is a world leader in the design and development of automated aircraft assembly equipment, and provides highly accurate solutions for aerospace manufacturing ranging from robotic drilling and fastening to automated composite placement systems. The level of accuracy provided to Electroimpact customers, who count on building large parts with tight tolerances, can only be achieved


API Adds Brunson’s KinAiry System to Laser Tracker Certification Arsenal

Brunson KinAiry

Newport News, VA – 25 May 2017 Automated Precision- Services Division is proud to announce the addition of the Brunson KinAiry system to our laser tracker certification arsenal. The KinAiry field testing solution allows us to conduct a test of the tracker’s performance in under half an hour. The included software records all measurements, and


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