Brown & Sharpe

250 Circuit Dr.
North Kingstown, RI 02852 US

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Digilog touch probe from Blum-Novotest

2018 Technology Review and Sourcing Guide: Inspection/Measurement
MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is an accurate, comprehensive, easy-to-read and easy-to-use use guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services. The year’s latest moldmaking product developments within mold engineering/design, build and maintenance/repair are broken down into 10 sections, including inspection/measurement.

Cavalier President Brian Bendig stands next to OPS Ingersoll Eagle 1200 gantry.

Technology Tuesday: Equipment of the Leadtime Leaders
Cruise through this slideshow to see what technology Leadtime Leaders use to make significant contributions to their fields.

2015 Leadtime Leader Awards Honorable Mention: Dynamic Tool & Design - Committing to a Scientific Process
This shop’s recent strides in mold qualification mirror an ongoing transition to a more systematic approach to mold manufacturing. Meanwhile, a culture of ownership ensures a full buy-in from veteran employees as well as fresh talent attracted through extensive workforce development efforts.

Fanuc Robocut 1iD CNC Wire EDM

Extreme Tool and Engineering, Inc.: Embracing Change
This shop—never content to rest on its laurels—combines lean initiatives and the latest in technology to be a one-stop shop for its customers and win the MoldMaking Technology 2008 Leadtime Leader Award: Small Shop.

Synergetic M2M Group: A Global Presence
Overseas operations in more than 10 countries solidifies this moldmaker’s place in the world and earns them the MoldMaking Technology 2007 Leadtime Leader Honorable Mention: Large Shop.

A CNC Charmilles Roboform 35P with 90/4 electrode and pallet configuration, QCRi Robot and ZAC Technology

Tech Tool & Mold, Inc.: Strength and Flexibility
This moldmaker garners the 2007 Leadtime Leader Award: Small Shop by being flexible with its customers, going lean, competing globally and uniting with other moldmakers.

SPI Class 102 injection mold

IDEAS, INC.: Good Thinking!
This moldmaker’s decision to venture into the rapid tooling market added up to rapid growth—and the winning of the 2006 Leadtime Leader Honorable Mention: Small Shop for the second year in a row.

MSI’s large EDM

MSI Mold Builders: Moldmaking Measured and Defined
A combination of lean strategies coupled with niche moldmaking garners this shop the MoldMaking Technology 2006 Leadtime Leader Honorable Mention: Large Shop.

Aggressive manufacturing techniques

Century Die: Forging Ahead
Manufacturing blow molds has kept this moldmaker in the black for more than fifty years-and has earned them an Honorable Mention in MoldMaking Technology magazine's Leadtime Leader competition.

Modern metrology software

Data Analysis Links Design With Manufacturability
New advancements in coordinate measuring machines give moldmakers a new tool in improving operations.

New generation CMMs

Dimensional Data Collection Through Coordinate Metrology: A Cost-Effective Way to Improve Moldmaking Operations
Advances in data gathering sensor technology and improved measurement and inspection software have made the use of coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) a viable and cost-effective method of improving moldmaking operations.

Product Categories of Brown & Sharpe

Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs)
Gages
Laser Digitizing/Scanning Equipment
Noncontact Measurement Systems
Optical Measuring Systems
Vision Systems