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The automotive industry – reliant on accuracy in machine tooling

Building cars is a complex process in which the role of machine tooling is central. Let’s take a closer look at how and why that’s the case. Broadly, automotive manufacturing involves seven steps. These are: Obtaining and then working/reworking the raw materials from which the car is madeThe design (body and engineering) of the carThe...
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27
sep

Tool geometry on stage at EUSPEN

This week saw EUSPEN’s annual conference take place in Copenhagen. If you’re not already familiar with that organization, EUSPEN is a community of influencers drawn from industrialists, researchers, and other authorities. It aims to advance the arts, sciences and technology in ways related to precision engineering, micro-engineering and nanotechnology. The conference focused on a variety of...
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20
sep

Cable and Wire Fair 2023 New Delhi

Between the 6th and 8th October, we’ll be in New Delhi for Cable and Wire Fair 2023. It’s the biggest wire industry trade show on the sub-continent, having grown exponentially in the past five years as the wire manufacturing industry has expanded. That’s not surprising. The Indian economy is growing rapidly with booming manufacturing, infrastructure,...
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12
sep

Accuracy and errors

We started this series with a close look at the meanings of traceability and true value. The definition of the latter touched on the concept of “accuracy”, but which nevertheless, as we explained, is not quite the same thing. So now, let’s dig a little deeper into what we mean by accuracy in the context...
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05
sep

Wire South-East Asia: meet Conoptica in Bangkok, 20-22 September

If you weren’t already aware, Wire South-East Asia is the major annual trade fair for the region’s wire and cable industry and as such, it’s a great time to learn about the latest trends and developments in the field in China, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and other local countries.  With that in mind, and by...
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29
aug

What is true value?

What is true value? It is defined as the actual physical weight/length/width or other measurable parameter of a specific object – for example, the length of a piece of string or the weight of a rock[1]. All objects have a true value because all have exact properties that can (in theory) be measured. Thus, when...
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22
aug

Heading for Hannover – meet the team at EMO, 18-23 September

The Conoptica team is heading to Germany, to attend EMO Hannover from 18-23rd September.  It’s the biggest trade fair in the field of industrial production technology, and one of the year’s best opportunities to catch up with the latest trends and developments in the field, particularly important because modernization is driving the industry ahead at...
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10
aug

Traceability – what is it, and why does it matter?

In measurement, traceability is critical because to have any real value, measurement systems must provide results that have traceable accuracy. What does that mean? Measuring up Let’s consider a question: why do we measure things? The correct answer is that we do so because measurements allow us to compare one thing to another: taller or...
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03
aug

We’re off to Wire China – join us!

The Conoptica team will soon be attending Wire China 2023 in Shanghai – from 4-7 September – so we thought now would be a good time to have a quick look into the event and the Chinese wire market. Wire China is a big show. It’s grown in recent years to become one of the...
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20
jul

What is calibration and why does it matter so much?

Let’s start this blog with the basics. The foundational question is “what is calibration”? After we’ve answered that, we can move on to considering calibration specifically in the context of machine tools. Then, we’ll look at a particular example of machine tool calibration, camera-based measurement. This will show us how the field of calibration is...
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