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7th September 2020

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Taylor Hobson Alignment Telescopes help shipbuilding industry meet their green credentials

Shipbuilders around the world are currently facing the challenge of reducing their environmental impact. The alignment telescope is used for accurate alignment of engines, propeller shafting and stern tubes - reducing vibration and wear which cause fuel inefficiencies.

23rd April 2020 • Read »

Groundbreaking fast 3D measurement of chamfer and edge break

Watch our short video to see how this handheld gauge and 3D analysis software measures chamfer, edge rounding and edge break at high speed.

16th April 2020 • Read »

Introducing 3D micro defect inspection at the MRO Europe Aviation Week

Spectrum Metrology is pleased to introduce a ground-breaking handheld gauging system to the MRO Europe exhibition for rapid micro-defect/corrosion analysis directly on the shopfloor. The 4D INSPEC ® inspection gauge is a completely new method of reliably measuring micro-defects in 3D such as scratches nicks, pits, protrusions, radius of curvature of grooves, spheres and shafts – even rivet geometry.

8th August 2019 • Read »

A Metrology Open Day hosted by Spectrum Metrology, 26th June 2019

Explore New Dimensions at the National Space Centre: Spectrum Metrology will be hosting an Open Day this June in conjunction with Taylor Hobson and FARO. Register now ...

12th March 2019 • Read »

4D Inspec XL micro-defect measurement system wins 2019 Prism award

We are pleased to announce that the 4D InSpec XL surface defect gauge has won the 2019 Prism award in Test and Measurement. The award was presented to 4D Technology during the Photonics West 2019 expo by SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics.

20th February 2019 • Read »

Shot peen marking / engraving - micro features

Peen marking/engraving for parts identification is a critical element in industries such as aviation, defence and medical

The mark quality is important to quantify: if the marking is too shallow the identification would wear off and if the peen marking is too deep this may create an ingress point for corrosion.

Difficult to quantify, each dot might be of a different depth, meaning that all the dots need to be measured. Scribe marks are equally tricky, because of variability and burrs that can be created. 

The 4DInspec surface micro defect system gives a rapid, accurate assessment of marking depth, producing a quantifiable result.

Watch our short video and see how easy it is to measure machined part marks and defects using the 4DInspec with its user friendly software: