Micrometers, calipers, and scales are some of the measuring instruments that are used in a wide range of manufacturing processes because they are cost-effective and easy to use. If you are just looking to get a quick indication of a part’s size, they will suffice. However, these tools require a skilled operator and proper alignments must be made to produce reliable results. That’s why their measurement speed, performance, and accuracy are sometimes limited.
If you are looking for alternatives that can help you qualify parts in an easier, faster, and more accurate method, you should look at variable gaging. These gages can help you compare a part to an external standard and more without much operator involvement and influence. Let’s find out more on what variable gaging can do for you!