The Importance of Measuring and Aligning Machine Tools for Precision Parts Manufacturing

May 9, 2017

Reposted from Easy-Laser® We had a little chat with Eskil Norberg at the company Maskincentrum, who has many years of experience from measuring and aligning machine tools for the manufacturing industry in Sweden. Why is measuring so important? Because you must be able to predict the level of precision you can achieve for manufactured parts, […]






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Aligning the bar feed on an automatic lathe: A case study using the Easy-Laser® E940 Machine Tool system

December 6, 2016

Recently, I&E Central (along with a service partner) used the Easy-Laser E940 Machine Tool system to perform alignment on an automatic lathe similar to the photo above. The lathe has an automatic feeder for 20’ sections of tube stock which are supported alternately by V-rollers, and then clamped by “steady rests” while being machined. The […]






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Solving a super-precision lathe accuracy problem with Easy-Laser E940 Machine Tool measurement system

July 5, 2016

Problem: The machine shop of the engineering department of a prestigious Florida university wanted to identify the source of error in their tool room lathe. They had previously observed that when working pieces further away from the spindle chuck, there was an appreciable deviation in accuracy compared with close-to-the-spindle work. The machine shop instructor suspected […]






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