Zygo partners with Adcole on 3D metrology for automotive components

Feb. 21, 2017
Zygo has partnered with Adcole to provide advanced measurement and inspection technology for automotive components.

A unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies Division and a provider of optical metrology solutions, optics, and optical assemblies, Zygo Corporation (Middlefield, CT) has partnered with Adcole Corporation (Marlboro, MA) to provide advanced measurement and inspection technology for automotive camshafts and crankshafts. The latest Adcole system--the Model 1000 Z--incorporates Zygo's high-speed, non-contact optical sensor technology for precise and quantitative 3D metrology of precision machined surfaces for optimal process control.

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The Adcole surface finish inspection machine has expanded metrology capabilities, higher precision, and improved system performance using Zygo's optical scanning and profiling technology. The system provides non-contact and 3D measurement of surface roughness, waviness, and other features of precision-machined surfaces on camshafts and crankshafts with high accuracy and repeatability in machining environments.

"We are pleased that Adcole selected our technology to integrate into its next-generation system, which will deliver unique capabilities and performance not available in the market today," said Michael Schmidt, market development manager for Zygo. "With the need for higher efficiency engines and drivetrains, automotive components require surfaces to be machined and controlled to tighter tolerances in the foreseeable future. We are confident that our advanced optical technology and metrology sensors, combined with our partnership with Adcole, will allow us to continue to lead the industry and deliver precise and innovative metrology solutions."

SOURCE: Zygo; https://www.zygo.com/?/aboutus/news/20170215.htm

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Gail Overton | Senior Editor (2004-2020)

Gail has more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, product management, and editorial experience in the photonics and optical communications industry. Before joining the staff at Laser Focus World in 2004, she held many product management and product marketing roles in the fiber-optics industry, most notably at Hughes (El Segundo, CA), GTE Labs (Waltham, MA), Corning (Corning, NY), Photon Kinetics (Beaverton, OR), and Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA). During her marketing career, Gail published articles in WDM Solutions and Sensors magazine and traveled internationally to conduct product and sales training. Gail received her BS degree in physics, with an emphasis in optics, from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in May 1986.

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