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October 23rd, 2020

Fowler Tool-A-Thon 20.3

September 3rd, 2020

Mitutoyo U-Wave Bluetooth

September 3rd, 2020

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September 3rd, 2020

NEW Product Warranty Information

January 10th, 2014



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Gaging Tip: Surface Texture from Ra to Rz

June 30th, 2010

The irregularity of a machined surface is the result of the machining process, including the choice of tool, feed and speed of the tool, machine geometry, and environmental conditions. This irregularity consists of high and low spots machined into a surface by the tool bit or a grinding wheel. These peaks and valleys can be measured, and used to define the condition and sometimes the performance of the surface. There are more than 100 ways to measure a surface and analyze the results, but the most common measurement of the mark made by the tool, or the surface texture, is the roughness measurement.

However, there are several different methods of roughness measurement in use today, and the method used on any given part depends largely on where in the world the part is manufactured, and the measurement parameters the manufacturer and the customer prefer to use. It is not uncommon for different parties involved in the production to use different methods for roughness measurement. In this article we will talk about only two of the many methods of roughness measurement, how to convert between these two methods, and how to avoid the problems caused by the inevitable use of more than one roughness measurement.

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June 29th, 2010

Made in U.S.A.

Exotic Metrology-Grade Rubber – Self-Curing in Minutes

Virtually Perfect Replica Casting of Internal and External Forms

Non-Toxic – Easy To Use – 100 Times Faster Than RTV Silicones

No Release Agent is Ever Needed.

Excellent For Checking Parts With Optical Comparators!

Final Color – LIGHT GREEN

For internal-shape applications where a thin pour will completely fill the cavity without voids. A complete replica casting is quickly formed. Manipulation time is 5 minutes and cure time is 15 minutes. Start to Finish: 20 minutes

New Product Announcements

February 9th, 2010

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