HEXAGON METROLOGY - ROMER ARM

 

Application

Metrology Industry. Portable coordinate measuring machines (CMM).

Previous Limiting Technology

Steel and/or aluminum cylindrical tubing.

Challenge

Cylindrical shafts needed to exhibit less thermal expansion/contraction (dimensional change) during temperature fluctuations.  Stiffer and lighter support structure also beneficial for higher precision and portability.

Solution

High modulus carbon fiber/epoxy composite tubing bonded to machined metallic joints creating an ultra-lightweight articulating arm capable of 3 dimensional measurements accurate to within 3 microns or less.

Product/Service Areas

Custom Tubes, Production