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“The ROMER arm does two things for us. It allows

us to reduce our prototyping time while increasing our preproduction accuracy and to more accurately measure our post-production accuracy, which insures our con- tinued production of precise foundry and metal cast- ing products,” said Mark Morel, Morel Industries vice president. He noted this technology raises the bar for the industry and positions his company as a leader in technological advancement. Morel Industries is a nonferrous metalcasting facility that also pours small weighted iron and ductile iron parts. In ad- dition to spot checking the parts machined in-house, Morel explained, “Our goal is to spot check tooling that we buy out. All of our tooling is outsourced, so we spot check [new tooling], first article samples and machining.” Designed with six axes of infinite rotation, the

ROMER Absolute Arm is designed to allow access to difficult-to-reach places, enabling multiple applications on a wide array of work pieces. The available range of configurations incorporates internal or external scanners, as well as features such as a magnetic base for increased portability. The Kinematic Probe Joint provides repeat- able probe connection without recalibration. Automatic probe recognition enables users to store hundreds of calibrated probe profiles for instant recall. Te 6 Axis Arm comes with PC-DMIS Portable

software for tactile or scanning inspection. Laser scanning produces high density “clouds” of 3D points in minutes. Te optional PC-DMIS Reshaper software applies the scanned data to a variety of applications including point cloud processing, meshing, 3D control and inspection, and reverse engineering. Precision manufacturing is required for robotic assem-

bly lines where parts must be accurate within sometimes 1/10,000th of an inch. “We try to stick with typical casting tolerances, which for most dimensions across the parting line are anywhere from plus or minus ten thousandths to thirty thousandths per inch,” Morel said. “When competing globally, especially with China, we

must reduce waste as much as possible, while never compro- mising the integrity of our alloys,” he added. “Te ROMER Arm will help us be more efficient, which in turn helps us be more competitive for our customers.” Morel Industries will continue to identify, test, and ac-

quire technologies to improve its processes. “We have been in the foundry business for over three

generations and we have perfected the craftsmanship, it is now up to my generation to take this old-world crafts- manship and integrate it with the latest in technological advancements in manufacturing.” Morel said. “Offering the highest quality craftsmanship, with the fastest, most accurate, and efficient manufacturing processes is a

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Jim Beckwith, 800/537-4237


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