AUG 2018

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W H A T T O C O N S I D E R W H E N P U R C H A S I N G A C M M 8 ABOUT THE AUTHOR Barry Rogers recently retired as global director of sales for a major machine tool OEM. Prior positions include director of global sales and marketing for Sunnen Products, and national sales and market manager for Renishaw North America. He also has served as general manager of Cincinnati Milacron's LK CMM division in Detroit, Michigan. Barry recently started Alpha Strategies, a Chicago-based consulting firm which he serves as president. scanning leading and trailing edges of turbine blades very quickly. When the profile of a surface or surface flatness is important, non- contact white light and blue light sensors or cameras can be used. There are also probes available to measure surface finish on a CMM. CMMs add great value. In fact, producing data about a part to verify its accuracy, validate manufacturing processes, satisfy traceability requirements and serve other product lifecycle interests adds value as much as cutting chips does, so CMMs are, in fact, moneymakers—a good reason to select a new CMM with great care and forethought. Search Machines Smarter. Machining Center Drill/Tap Boring Mill Milling Machine Machine Type: The Machine Tool Search Engine SOURCE: Hwacheon IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:

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