Do you need quality machining services from an ISO 9001:2015-certified company? Rayco of Schenectady uses conventional mechanical measurement techniques and coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) to gauge the dimensions of the parts we machine for you. The specific metrology methods we use are a function of part geometry, complexity, and tolerances.
Conventional mechanical measurement is the most basic form of part metrology. When used properly, however, calipers and micrometers are both quick and accurate. Rayco uses these hand tools for relatively simple parts, but we specialize in helping you realize complex part designs for the power generation, aerospace, defense, and medical industries. That’s where our CMM capabilities come in.
Coordinate measurement machines (CMMs) aren’t limited to physical features. Instead, they allow us to set a reference point for precision measurements. At Rayco, our CMMs also let us digitize the results. Mechanical measurements in 2D or even 2.5D aren’t difficult; however, when there are angles or features on circles, it’s much harder to measure parts by hand.
CMM technology lets us input a model based on your computer-aided design (CAD) file. The CMM then scans the part, and a measurement probe can articulate to different angles. Compared to conventional mechanical measurement, CMMs provide more in-depth reporting, including high and low spots. It’s easy for us to see what’s in and out of tolerance, and we can also provide you with reverse engineering.
Rayco’s ISO 9001:2015 certification proves we have the systems in place to use the tools that we have. It’s important for us to check the results of machining, and our ISO certification demonstrates our systematic approach to quality. Today, Rayco has the equipment and systems to measure geometrically complex, tight-tolerance parts. We also have the traceability you require, even for difficult-to-locate data points.
To learn more, contact us.