Located in their new North American Tech Center, LK Metrology has built a new CMM measurement services department for performing contract dimensional inspection using the latest metrology software with state-of-the-art multi-sensor technology applied to the newest LK Metrology CMM designs.
"As we continue to build the LK Metrology brand here in North America, it is important that we provide a complete range of CMM products and services in our served markets that include aerospace, appliance, automotive, off-highway, medical, defense, plastics, and an array of commercial products,” says Brian Samson, managing director of LK Metrology’s North American Operations. “Our new Measurement Services Department is now providing CMM dimensional inspection for all types of precision engineered components, manufactured parts and assemblies in a new state-of-the-art environmentally-controlled lab, and our highly- experienced Metrology Services Team is providing the needed consultancy and training for customers all over North America. The facility is certified ISO17025 for calibration services which allows LK Metrology to certify its CMMs used for contract services. LK Metrology is focused on working with our customer’s quality teams to provide the most comprehensive measurement services available.”
New LK Metrology state-of-the-art Measurement Services inspection lab. Brian Samson, LK Metrology Managing Director, left; Jerry Stevenson Jr. Metrology Solutions Engineer, right.
Current Metrology Services lab has three LK Metrology CMMs installed.
LK Metrology’s CMM Resources Include:
Overall measurement volumes up to 2.5m(98-in) x 2m(78-in), an LK Metrology SCANtek5 CMM, an LK ALTERA ‘M’ CMM, an LK ALTERA ‘C’ CMM and a soon-to-be-installed larger 25.15.12 LK Altera ‘M’. A broad range of CMM probes and sensors that include Renishaw SP25M scanning probes, REVO2 5-axis multi-sensor system, SP80 high-accuracy scanning head and Nikon Metrology L100 and LC 15Dx laser scanners are available.
LK Metrology Software capabilities Include:
LK Metrology CAMIO, Renishaw Metrology Modus™, Nikon Metrology FOCUS™, Nikon Metrology CMM- MANAGER™ and InnovMetric POLYWORKS| INSPECTOR™
LK Metrology’s CMM Measurement Services Include:
CMM dimensional inspection for complex geometries, freeform surfaces, thin-walled parts, 2D/3D profiles, reverse engineering and non-contact scanning.
LK Metrology Provides Quality Reports for: Full dimensional inspection, First Article inspection, Series inspection, analysis and investigation, process capability studies and Statistical Process Control (SPC).
LK Metrology’s Consultancy & Training Services include:
Standard and customized GD&T, inspection process optimization, Best-Practice CMM metrology, CMM programming and operation, and migrating legacy CMM programs.
About LK Metrology
LK Metrology is renowned for innovative CMM hardware and software solutions. The company’s metrology products are used worldwide to control and improve the quality of manufactured components. Its precision technology underpins the process chain from design, development, production and assembly through to quality assurance in global industries such as automotive, aerospace, defense, motorsport, energy, medical and contract inspection.
Established in England in 1963, LK Metrology has an impressive heritage in metrology dating back to the birth of CMM technology. Founded by CMM pioneer Norman Key and his father-in-law Jim Lowther, LK Metrology is credited with many of the CMM industry’s firsts including the first bridge-type design, first OEM to integrate computers, first to use a touch trigger probe, first to develop inspection software, first to use all air bearings and granite guideways, first to use carbon fibre composite spindles, first to use microprocessor- controlled drive systems, first to produce a truly thermally stable CMM and first to produce a high-accuracy horizontal-spindle CMM.
In 2018, LK Metrology was relaunched as an independent CMM manufacturer after several years as a division of Nikon Metrology. Headquartered in the UK, LK's CMM development and production are at the company’s facility in Castle Donington. Sales and support offices are in the UK, North America, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and China, supplemented by a worldwide distributor network.
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