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

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Fermilab uses Radian Laser Trackers in the Alignment of their Particle Accelerator

Scientists at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) are working on research projects that aim to answer fundamental physics questions. How did the universe begin? What are dark matter and dark energy? What is the mass hierarchy of neutrinos? Are there other undiscovered particles beyond the currently known Standard Model of Particle Physics? To address

Laser Tracker Calibration

Laser Trackers – From Inspection to Manufacturing

Everything is better with lasers! Take large scale metrology, for example. Although they began as inspection tools, laser trackers have evolved into one of the most versatile weapons in the quality professional’s arsenal. As the price of laser trackers continues to decrease, with some systems falling below USD$100,000, more manufacturers will have to consider whether

Ayaz Patel, aerospace machinist, being instructed by Curtis Husted, tooling metrology specialist and part-time instructor at Cerritos College.

Cerritos College Students Inspect Parts Using API Laser Tracker

Curtis Husted, a coordinate metrology instructor at Cerritos College in California, teaches his class using an API Omnitrac 2 laser tracker from Automated Precision Incorporated. The OT2 laser tracker from API was obtained from enhancement funds provided by the chancellor’s office of the California community colleges. Husted’s MTT168 students use the laser tracker on aerospace parts to

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5 Benefits of using Laser Tracker for Quality Inspection

What is a laser tracker?  In today’s day and age, many industries – including the aerospace and automotive industries, have increasing standards in which their products must come within tolerance. Laser tracker’s have become the alternative 3D measurement solution to the traditional Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) in the measurement of large objects. The benefits made possible


Konecranes Machine Tool Service Purchases Advanced Laser Metrology Equipment from API

April 30, 2015 (Springfield, OH) – Konecranes Machine Tool Service has acquired new equipment to further advance its ability to serve the aeronautical and aviation industries. Konecranes Machine Tool Service recently invested approximately $300,000 in machine tool metrology equipment from Automated Precision Incorperated (API). The new API Radian laser tracker and four new 6-D laser


Lessons Learned: Untrained Operators Break Laser Trackers

An untrained laser tracker operator can cost your company a lot of time and money. That’s why API offers metrology equipment, machine tool alignment, and laser tracker training by a staff comprised of application engineers and calibrations technicians that are knowledgeable and experienced with the metrology industry and its equipment. We ensure your team is


API Laser Tracker Used for a Rolling Mill Calibration

Handan Iron & Steel Group Used API’s Laser Tracker to Calibrate Their Rolling Mill Handan Iron & Steel Group (Han Steel) was established in 1958 in Handan city, Hebei province, China.  With over 50 years of development, Han Steel has over 85.6 billion Yuan in total assets and 24,000 staffs.  Hans Steel is capable of producing up


Siemens Rail could buy multiple tachymeters, or just one API tracker

The railcar manufacturer’s quality control department was especially intrigued with the ability to automate measurement processes, thereby allowing the API tracker to take a more complete measurement, capturing the specific data that they needed. With its locomotives, Siemens makes an efficient operation possible for its customers while protecting the environment and resources at the same