Software for On-Machine Measuring of Tools

Marposs Corp. (Auburn Hills, MI) will present its newly updated 3-D Shape Inspector part measurement software for machine tools with up to 5 axes and newly enhanced software for its Mida Laser tool setters for gauging and updating the cutting radius of ball nose end mills and other tools. 3-D Shape Inspector turns a machining center or milling/turning machine into a virtual CMM by providing rapid verification of workpiece form and accuracy without removing the part from the machine, saving time in removing the part for inspection in a lab and then refixturing and resetting the part whenever additional machining is required.

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Marposs Corp. (Auburn Hills, MI) will present its newly updated 3-D Shape Inspector part measurement software for machine tools with up to 5 axes and newly enhanced software for its Mida Laser tool setters for gauging and updating the cutting radius of ball nose end mills and other tools. 3-D Shape Inspector turns a machining center or milling/turning machine into a virtual CMM by providing rapid verification of workpiece form and accuracy without removing the part from the machine, saving time in removing the part for inspection in a lab and then refixturing and resetting the part whenever additional machining is required. New tool gauge cycles for use with Mida Laser systems include a program especially designed to allow moldmakers to obtain the maximum tool life of ball nose end mills and other cutting tools.