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Point Probes and How to Calibrate them for Portable Coordinate Measuring Machines (Measurement Arms)

Point probes are a specific sharp pointed probe design that needs special consideration when calibrating them and using them. They differ from a ball probe in that they do not rely on the diameter of a ball to contact the part and then rely on a specified radial offset that calculates the location of the center of the ball to […]

Magnetic Mounts for Portable Arm CMMs and Laser Trackers

An excellent way to mount a portable CMM arm or laser tracker on a ferrous surface like a steel plate or table is using a magnetic mount.  Some customers use them as a very flexible mounting solution on a large steel table or even mount them directly on the bed of a machine tool.  They are easy to turn on and […]

SMR Cleaning Instructions

Please  click here for downloadable cleaning instructions in PDF format. Spherically Mounted Rertroreflectors (“SMRs”) are precision tools used in a variety of environments to measure and record data on tools, assemblies, and other objects using a laser tracker. SMRs can accumulate dirt, grime, and other foreign material which can reduce the SMR’s ability to return the laser beam and track well. It is […]

Laser Tracker Matte Satin Finish SMR

MetrologyWorks introduces the industries first and only Matte Satin finish 1.5″ Laser Tracker SMR. These Laser Tracker SMR s are a great match for portable cmm integration applications where you need to Laser Scan an SMR with a laser scanner or structured light scanner but you also need measure the same points with a Laser Tracker. They also work well when using […]

To Zircon or Not to Zircon. That is the FARO® Arm Probe Question

Often times, a customer calls in looking to replace their 3mm Faro Arm Probe or their 6mm Faro Arm Probe and the ask us which material should they choose, Zircon or Stainless Steel. The OEM probes on Faro EDGE, Platinum, Gage and Prime arms are typically Zircon, the older Gold and Silver Faro arms came with Stainless Steel Ball Probes. In […]

Laser Tracker Ball Probes - 1.5" Solid SMR's Now In Stock

We now stock 1.5″ Solid SMRs (SMR – Spherically Mounted Retroreflector). They are ready to ship. Compatible with any Laser Tracker, Faro, API, Leica. Our SMR’s are OEM quality and come at a substantial discount. We also sell 1.5″, 0.875″,and 0.5″ Solid, Break Resistant and Glass Element SMRs. SMR’s are sometimes also referred to as Tooling Ball Reflectors (TBRs), Corner […]

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