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API Adds Brunson’s KinAiry System to Laser Tracker Certification Arsenal

Newport News, VA – 25 May 2017 Automated Precision- Services Division is proud to announce the addition of the Brunson KinAiry system to our laser tracker certification arsenal. The KinAiry field testing solution allows us to conduct a test of the tracker’s performance in under half an hour. The included software records all measurements, and […]

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Who is API Services Webinar

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10 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Metrology Services Provider

Customers need to be careful when hiring services from Metrology Services Providers.  There are many “Ma and Pa” business’ that may be run by technically capable people, but are lacking the depth to provide customers with a full range of support, especially when the unexpected occurs.  The following list provides customers with a checklist to […]

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API Appoints Song Chung VP Global Sales & Marketing

API Appoints Song Chung VP Global Sales & Marketing

The appointment of Song Chung as the new senior vice president of Automated Precision, Inc. (API) is announced by Dr. Kam Lau, Chief Executive Officer and owner of Automated Precision, Inc. Song Chung comes to Automated Precision, Inc. from a 20-year career with Perceptron, Inc. where most recently he had been senior vice president and […]

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How Laser Trackers Are Used From Inspection to Manufacturing

API using the Radian Laser Tracker

Everything is better with lasers! Take large scale metrology, for example. “Laser trackers first came to market in the early ‘90s and for the first ten years there wasn’t a whole lot of development on the technology side,” explained Joel Martin, product manager for laser trackers at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. “It was more trying to […]

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How to Avoid 3 Common Mistakes When Using Laser Trackers 

API using the Radian Laser Tracker

Addressing insufficient training, environmental sources of error and IFM vs. ADM. A laser tracker can be a powerful weapon in the metrologist’s arsenal, but only if it’s used correctly. After speaking to experts from the largest laser tracker manufacturers in the world, this white paper was created to serve as a guide for avoiding three of […]

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3D Scanning the Seabees Monument for Navy in Arlington, Virginia

Applications Engineer for API Services uses two of API’s scanners, the API Hemiscan and the API Imager, to make a digital copy of the Seabees statue.

In 1970, the Seabee Memorial began construction to build a monument in Washington, D.C. to honor the memory of those who served in Naval Construction Battalions. The famous Felex de Weldon – a former Seabee – designed the Monument of dark brown marble with bronze figures and bronze back wall. Automated Precision volunteered their services […]

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API shows how Automated Measurement Can Make Inspection Just as Fast as Production

API has put a unique infrared based structured light scanner into an integrated cell, stressing integration over the benefits of the nifty new sensor.

In automated mass production, speed is everything. It’s always been about pounds on the ground, whether you’re stamping, forming or machining and the increased speed of equipment has put pressure on the inspection side of things – namely metrology. It’s very difficult to inspect parts that are coming off a line at blazing speed. In […]

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Students inspect parts using API laser tracker

Curtis Husted, a coordinate metrology instructor at Cerritos college in California, teaches his class using an OT2 laser tracker from Automated Precision Incorporated. The OT2 laser tracker from API was obtained from enhancement funds provided by the chancellor’s office of the California community colleges. Husted’s MTT168 students use the laser tracker on aerospace parts to learn advanced aspects of metrology using the API laser tracker and Verisurf software. PHOTO CAPTION: Ayaz Patel, aerospace machinist being instructed by Curtis Husted, tooling metrology specialist and part-time instructor at Cerritos College. The curriculum for the advanced Verisurf and tool building class was developed in conjunction with Verisurf and other industry partners including Robb Rudluff from API Services. Husted says, “As an industry expert, I find that the API tracker is a great addition to our class curriculum. We use the tracker to set details, perform validation checks, measure features, all with a high level of confidence.” “​Our students are each equipped with a MasterGage PCMM at their work stations. This is good for tutorials and practice with getting comfortable with the software. We also have demonstrations with the API Tracker where ultra-precision measurements can be performed to give the students a sense of accuracy and confidence that they are measuring correctly,” says Husted. Cerritos College is the first community college in California to offer a

Curtis Husted, a coordinate metrology instructor at Cerritos College in California, teaches his class using an OT2 laser tracker from Automated Precision Incorporated. The OT2 laser tracker from API was obtained from enhancement funds provided by the chancellor’s office of the California community colleges. Husted’s MTT168 students use the laser tracker on aerospace parts to […]

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EMS Inc. and API Announce Reseller Partnership

EMS, one of the largest single source providers of advanced 3D Scanning and 3D Printing solutions, and API (Automated Precision Inc.) today announced a formal reseller partnership to distribute API’s advanced laser tracker metrology products in the United States. “API’s laser tracking products and technology are a great addition to EMS’ line of 3D Scanning products. […]

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