Mantis Ergonomics Microscope’s

At Willrich Precision, we understand the importance of finding the right measurement solutions for your metrology needs. That’s why we offer Mantis Ergonomics, a range of products designed to improve comfort and productivity during inspections and measurements.

There are three different products to choose from:


This variant features an internally integrated digital camera, allowing for effortless image capture and documentation. It offers simultaneous optical and digital viewing and comes with easy-to-use PC software for image capture in various formats. It is compatible with all Mantis Elite options and configurations.


The Mantis Elite is a patented ‘eyepieceless’ stereo microscope that offers superb 3-D imaging and unparalleled comfort. It reduces operator fatigue, increases quality, and enhances productivity. With magnification options up to 20x, the Mantis Elite is the ideal stereo viewer for precision tasks that require magnification. It comes with switchable two-tube fluorescent lighting for high-intensity or suitable lighting.


The Mantis Compact is a low-magnification visual inspection microscope that provides excellent 3-D imaging and freedom of head movement. With Vision Engineering’s patented eyepieceless technology, the Mantis Compact is perfect for a wide range of inspection, manipulation, or rework tasks that require magnification. It offers quick-change magnification options of 2x, 4x, 6x, and 8x.

All Mantis Ergonomics products can be customized with additional options and stands to meet your specific application requirements. Our team of experts will guide you through the selection process and provide the necessary support to ensure you have the right solution.

At Willrich Precision, we aim to establish long-term relationships with our customers. As an ISO-accredited company, we offer years of credibility and expert assistance for your inspection and measurement needs.

Contact us today to learn more about Mantis Ergonomics and how we can assist you in finding the perfect measurement solution for your needs.

Q Span Gauging Systems

Are you tired of tedious and error-prone manual gauging tasks in your manufacturing process? Willrich Precision, your dedicated metrology partner, is here to revolutionize your measurement needs with our Q-Span Gauging Systems.

Q-Span Gauging Systems are innovative mobile robotic workstations designed to automate part handling and gauging of critical dimensions in high-mix, small-batch manufacturing. They allow you to automate your existing manual gauges and gauging techniques, improving process control, reducing variability, eliminating data entry errors, and increasing capacity.

Here’s the Q-Span Gauging functionality:

Each Q-Span Workstation is configured with a collaborative robot from Universal Robots, New Scale’s smart gripper/calipers, and teachable “plug-and-produce” software for zero-code programming. You can easily incorporate your preferred metrology tools, including calipers, thread gauges, height gauges, LVDT probes, bore gauges, vision systems, and more.

These systems automatically pick parts, measure multiple features on each part using automated gauges, and sort or place each part based on measured dimensions. They also record all measured data to a PC for statistical analysis, allowing you to digitize inspection data from multiple gauges into one output.

By implementing Q-Span Workstations, you can elevate your quality teams and tackle workforce challenges. With automated production processes, you can improve skills, capacity, productivity, recruitment, and retention.

At Willrich Precision, we are committed to providing you with the right solutions to meet your measurement needs. Whether you require standard gaging solutions or complex turnkey solutions, we’re here to help. Contact us today to start.

3 Functions of Fowler Bowers XT Holematic Groove Sets

We are excited to introduce the Fowler Bowers XT Holematic Groove Sets. These sets are designed to meet the demands and challenges of internal groove diameter measurement, offering exceptional precision and reliability.

The main 3 functions of the Fowler Bowers XT Holematic Groove Sets include:

  1. Fast and efficient measurements: with self-centering, 3-point heads, these sets provide exceptional repeatability. Additionally, they offer a resolution of 0.00005″/.001mm, ensuring accurate measurements and direct in/mm conversion.
  1. These groove sets cover a wide range of diameters: from 1/4″ to 4″ or 6 – 100mm, making them suitable for various applications. They also come with error-free Bluetooth data transfer, ensuring seamless connectivity for data sharing and analysis.
  1. Built to withstand harsh environments: the XT Holematic Groove Sets are IP67 protected against fluids and dust. This durability ensures reliable performance even in challenging production environments.

To cater to diverse needs, the XT Holematic Groove Sets include anvil profiles that suit common groove sizes. They also come with depth stops and UKAS-certified setting rings for accurate and standardized measurements. Furthermore, if your application requires special sizes, profiles, or depth extensions, Willrich can provide tailor-made solutions to measure any bore feature.

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Automate in 2024 | Boost ROI + Alleviate Bottlenecks

Are bottlenecks causing delays in your QC process?

By automating your QC process, you can alleviate bottlenecks and improve efficiency. At Willrich Precision Instrument, a dedicated metrology house with over 51 years of experience, we understand the importance of automation in streamlining your QC process.

Why should you automate your QC process?

Manual gauging is labor-intensive and can significantly slow down production. Additionally, being understaffed or relying on outdated processes and slow equipment like a CMM can further hinder your operations.

Automating manual gauging can help reduce or even eliminate bottlenecks in manufacturing processes. In-process manual gauging can slow down machine cycles and result in idle spindle time, affecting machine output. Automated gauging systems can streamline this process and ensure accurate measurements. In the case of incoming inspection, an automated gauging system can help avoid delays and bottlenecks caused by limited resources and the need for inspection of outsourced parts.

Is automation worth the investment?

It is definitely worth the investment, as it offers numerous benefits that can be quantified with a return on investment (ROI) calculation.

By automating manual gauging processes in manufacturing, companies can experience reduced labor costs, decreased risk, higher levels of quality, and increased capacity. A practical example demonstrates how automation can lead to significant cost savings. For instance, if a medical device manufacturer employs two full-time QC inspectors to measure small parts manually, it costs them $3,360 per week in labor. However, by implementing automation technology, the labor cost for part measurement can be reduced by at least 80%, resulting in savings of $2,688 per week.

With the estimated implementation cost of $125,000, the full payback period for this investment is under a year. Beyond the payback period, the ROI is significant. Over three years, the investment can result in a 300% return, paying for itself three times over.

At Willrich Precision, we offer a wide range of metrology products, from sophisticated scanners to basic measuring tools, ensuring that we have the right solution for your dimensional inspection needs.

Don’t let bottlenecks hold you back. Automate your QC process with Willrich Precision Instrument and experience the benefits of increased efficiency and improved ROI.

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Creaform’s MAX Series

Experience precision like never before with Creaform’s MAX Series, available exclusively through Willrich Precision.

The MAX Series redefines the landscape of large and intricate surface measurements, making them more accessible than ever, now offered by Willrich Precision.

With Willrich Precision as your trusted source, you gain access to the MAX Series, allowing you to accurately measure large parts and assemblies (up to 15m!) in industries such as aerospace, transportation, energy, mining, and more.

Our MAX Series, manufactured by Creaform, guarantees exceptional metrology-grade precision (0.100 mm + 0.015 mm/m) with ISO 17025 accreditation, meeting VDI/VDE 2634 part 3 standards. Its dynamic referencing algorithms enable precise 3D scanning in various environments, making it an ideal solution for quality control, tight tolerances, and reverse engineering of large parts.

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Smart Managing Data with MeasurLink by Mitutoyo

Measurlink software empowers manufacturers to automate inspection data, measure processes, reduce scrap, and improve customer relations. MeasurLink by Mitutoyo is an excellent solution for automating and centralizing data collection and is a critical aspect of smart factories.

MeasurLink has been developed and refined by industry experts over the past two decades, making it a reliable and robust software solution. It is designed specifically with Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory principles in mind, providing the scalability needed for future factories. 

Grow and scale your business with Mitutoyo whether you’re a small shop or a multinational enterprise, MeasurLink offers ease of use and power in SPC software. One of the key features of MeasurLink is its ability to create and manage quality libraries.

Using the Support Center operators and inspectors can intuitively build a library of parts and inspection routines. This library defines what, where, and how to inspect, while also allowing for the tracking of critical information such as material, temperature, lot number, and machine line.

Users can set names and tolerances for characteristics in each part that is to be inspected.
It also supports variable and attribute data, as well as calculated measurements like flatness, wall thickness, or area. This feature enables efficient and accurate inspection of numerous part numbers, all organized in a manageable tree structure.

The Routine Library allows for the creation of inspection routines for final inspections or in-process inspections during different manufacturing operations. Users can set notification alerts, define the order of inspection, choose devices to use, and determine the collection frequency. This feature ensures thorough and consistent inspections, giving manufacturers greater control over their processes.

MeasurLink also offers a Device and Station Library that connects the inspection stations. Users can choose from Mitutoyo or third-party devices to collect measurement data. Select various hardware options and ensure compatibility with existing equipment.

MeasurLink provides a Traceability Library for tracking non-measurement meta-data critical to product quality. This feature allows users to trace who, what, when, and where a measurement took place and provides valuable information for root cause analysis. By assigning a cause and corrective action, manufacturers can address issues effectively and prevent their recurrence.

Production Data is a huge aspect of management for smart factories. 

The Run Library from MeasurLink enables users to create inspection data sets based on lot, batch, time, or quantity. The ability to switch between active inspection routines, suspend inspection runs, and organize data by customer, PO, or lot number provides manufacturers with greater flexibility and control over their production processes.

The Gage Library will manage inventory for measuring tools and instruments. Users will know the location and calibration status, manage standards and calibration procedures, and generate certificates for quality assurance compliance. 

You will be assured that metrology assets are properly maintained and in compliance with quality standards.

MeasurLink by Mitutoyo offers an ideal data management solution for smart factories.

  • Quality libraries, traceability tracking, production & asset management
  • Automates data collection & centralizes it for manufacturers
  • Facilitates inspection data analysis and process measurement
  • Reduces scrap & enhances customer relations
  • Scalable, extensible, and interoperable
  • Meets future factory needs

DAQ Sources Types: USB, serial, text, DDE.

USB Input Tool: Plug-and-play, no special software/drivers needed.

Multiple Data Sources: Use a multiplexer for multiple inputs.

Connecting Multiplexer: Use a 25-pin to 9-pin USB adapter.

Pulling Data to MeasureLink: DDE for Mitutoyo software; Import templates for other sources.

Ready to enhance your operations with top-notch machinery, expert assistance, and dedicated support? Contact Willrich today and empower your team through automation and optimization. 

How Industrial 3D Scanners Along With 3D Printers Improve Product Development Processes

Industrial 3D scanners are playing an essential role in improving product development processes by integrating with 3D printers. Using advanced technology your team will effortlessly capture precise and detailed digital representations of physical objects enhancing accurate reproduction.

Industrial 3D scanners offer a turnkey solution for manufacturers and engineering firms to quickly and effectively carry out projects and other industrial applications.

Industrial 3D scanners combined with 3D printers will become a powerhouse for manufacturers to swiftly create prototypes, iterate designs, and test functionality before committing to full-scale production.

Use a streamlined development process that will accelerate time and reduce costs. Users have the ability to scan existing objects, this is reverse engineering, and now it’s possible to reproduce complex components.

By generating models from existing objects, companies can leverage the potential of 3D scanner-3D printer combos to revamp designs, create new parts, or manufacture spare parts for end users. Combining industrial 3D scanners and 3D printers opens up endless possibilities, enhancing the overall efficiency and innovation in product development across various industries.

How to Select the Right 3D Scanner for Your Needs
Compare low-cost and industrial-grade scanners.

Industrial scanners are faster and easier to set up, like the Go!SCAN 3D. Accuracy matters, especially in manufacturing. Industrial-grade scanners such as HandySCAN 3D offer precise results (0.050 mm) for realistic models.

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Scan Resolution and Versatility The resolution of a 3D mesh is a critical factor to consider when choosing a 3D scanner. Low-resolution STL files can result in uneven and pixelated prints, affecting the quality of your 3D models. A scanner’s ability to provide a higher mesh resolution is closely tied to its capacity to detect small details and maintain overall accuracy. Industrial-grade scanners, such as the Go!SCAN, offers remarkable resolutions of up to 0.100 mm, significantly surpassing the scan resolution capabilities of lower-end scanners. Versatility is equally important; high-end 3D scanners can capture data from a wide range of materials, shapes, colors, and sizes. In contrast, lower-end scanners may struggle with materials like machined parts and dark-colored surfaces, potentially limiting their applicability in industrial settings.

The Role of Versatility When selecting a 3D scanner, it’s crucial to ensure it can handle the diverse range of parts and components commonly encountered in industrial applications. A scanner’s ability to capture data from various materials and surfaces is a testament to its versatility. High-end 3D scanners excel in this aspect, enabling you to scan objects of different shapes, colors, and sizes without compromising on data accuracy. This versatility is a significant advantage, as it ensures your scanner can adapt to the ever-changing needs of your projects, allowing you to maintain efficiency and precision in your scanning processes.

Simplified Post-Processing with Industrial-Grade Scanners: Furthermore, industrial-grade 3D scanners often come equipped with user-friendly software that simplifies the finalization of scan data for 3D printing. One such example is software like VXmodel, which streamlines the editing of meshes, and generation of NURBS surfaces, and ensures best-fit alignments. These advanced features empower users to refine their CAD files, resulting in the highest-quality printed models. Industrial-grade scanners not only capture data with precision but also facilitate the seamless transition from scanning to 3D printing, enhancing the overall efficiency and output quality of your projects.

The Key to Making the Best Decision Is Knowing Your Needs

In the quest to select the perfect 3D scanner to complement your 3D printer, time is of the essence. Defining your specific requirements is the first step toward informed decision-making. Remember, the choice of a 3D scanner hinges on the exact nature of your industrial applications.

For those immersed in basic, non-industrial pursuits or pursuing hobbies, low-end 3D scanners may suffice—for now. However, if you’re an engineer or designer tackling industrial projects that demand the utmost precision in 3D models and parts, the urgency to consider industrial-grade 3D scanners cannot be overstated. These cutting-edge devices offer unparalleled levels of accuracy, resolution, and software capabilities that are simply indispensable. While it’s true that they may entail a more significant initial investment, their performance and the substantial return on investment they deliver are undeniable.

For comprehensive insights on using industrial 3D scanners in 3D printer projects, we recommend visiting the Creaform 3D Blog. There, you’ll find valuable knowledge and expertise to enhance your understanding of this field. Additionally, if you’re interested in purchasing these advanced products, you can conveniently do so through Willrich Precision Company, a trusted manufacturer and distributor in the industry. Don’t hesitate; take the first step towards 3D printing excellence by exploring the blog and product offerings today!

Don’t wait! Contact Willrich Precision Company today for a consultation and live demonstrations of industrial 3D scanners. Your path to excellence in 3D printing and modeling begins here, and time is of the essence in securing your competitive edge.

Historically, surface finish has been a controversial subject in tool rooms, machine shops and production departments. For years, surface quality was the sole responsibility of the machine operator


Check out this informative article from MMS Online to learn more about setting a roughness goal and meeting it, 

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Machinists are asked to do more and more as part of their daily tasks, and it seems like metrology or surface finish is increasingly a part of this


Modern Machine Shop’s latest article about portable surface gages covers the usefulness of using portable surface gages with smartphone applications. Read more about it here:

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Air gaging is advancing faster than ever before


Air gaging is advancing faster than ever before.

Take a look at Quality Magazine’s insightful article that dives into the innovation of air gaging in various industries. Read more:

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Know your height gages for efficient and accurate measurements


“Know your height gages for efficient and accurate measurements.”

Mitutoyo’s latest article provides a comprehensive guide, covering everything you need to know about height gages. From basic functions to advanced applications, this resource will boost your measurement expertise.

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Improvements in CMM equipment and developments in model-based software solutions have also helped make the technology more accessible to more companies

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“Improvements in CMM equipment and developments in model-based software solutions have also helped make the technology more accessible to more companies.” 

Read the blog from Mitutoyo: ‘Advances In Model-based Measurement Can Reduce CMM Programming Time’ to learn about the new technology and how it reduces programming time while enhancing efficiency in quality control processes.

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What You Need To Know About Height Gages

Height gages play an important role in precision measurement and quality control across numerous industries. As their name suggests, these instruments are designed to measure the height of workpieces accurately. A height gage consists of a slider with a measuring stylus that moves along a single vertical axis, perpendicular to a reference plane on the instrument base. This instrument provides precise height measurements relative to a chosen plane.

Measuring on Granite Surface Plate

Height gages are often used on granite surface plates. Here, they are used to measure and scribe part features from a reference plane. The accuracy and reliability of height gages make them invaluable tools for quality control. These instruments are often paired with accessories like the following to locate and measure specific features of a workpiece:

  • Touch probes
  • Scribers
  • Test indicators or CMM-style probes

Types of Height Gages

There are a number of height gages available. Each caters to different measurement needs and budget constraints. Two main categories are mechanical height gages and electronic height gages. They each have their subtypes.

Mechanical Height Gages

Mechanical height gages have been a staple in the industry for years. They come in three basic forms:

  • Vernier Height Gages: These are available in a wide range of heights – from 6 inches to 6 feet. Their versatility and use of both inch and metric scales on the beam make them a popular choice.
  • Dial Height Gages: Good for smaller measurements, dial height gages are generally available in sizes below 12 inches or 300 mm. They are easier to read than Vernier height gages. They’re also compact, so they’re convenient for personal use.
  • Digital Counter Height Gages: Equipped with a dial and dual-digit counters, these gages simplify the measurement process. The digital display is more user-friendly than Vernier scales. The dual counters allow for easy reference datum setting.

Electronic Height Gages

Electronic height gages are divided into three groups according to their features and accuracy:

  • Basic Electronic Height Gages: Comparable to mechanical gages where accuracy is concerned, these offer features like absolute zero, inch/metric conversion, floating zero, and data output.
  • Advanced Electronic Height Gages: This group improves on the previous one with better accuracy. Additional features can include ID/OD measurement, max/min, tolerance settings, TIR measurement, and probe compensation.
  • High-Accuracy Electronic Height Gages: This is the most advanced category. These gages boast the features of the previously stated groups but with even higher accuracy. Air bearings, motorized touch probes, part program generation, and computer interfaces for SPC are common in this class.

Taking Precise Measurements

Most height gages come with a scriber for locating the top of a workpiece. But, for better accuracy, a test indicator (or high-accuracy probe) can be used. Digital height gages provide the benefit of touch probes that help automate zero detection and distance measurements.

Using Digital Displays and Additional Features

Digital displays on height gages have a number of advantages. 

  • They are easier to read
  • Allow quick unit and resolution switches
  • Offer flexible zero-setting options
  • Can interface with electronic data collectors

This digital interface improves the measurement process and minimizes human error.

Advanced Functionality for Distance Between Centers

Traditional height gages had trouble with measuring distances between centers. But advancements have introduced height gages with calculation capabilities. These gages can memorize peaks and valleys within a sweep. This greatly aids measurements like center-to-center distances.

Maintenance and Accuracy

Regular maintenance is important for accurate measurements. The base, granite surface, and column(s) of the height gage should be kept clean and free from burrs or scratches. Proper maintenance helps guarantee the longevity and precision of these tools.

Height gages are invaluable instruments for accurate height measurements and quality control. With so many types available – from mechanical to advanced electronic gages – industries can choose the right tool for their needs. Regular maintenance and proper use techniques are critical for assuring consistent and reliable measurements.

Experience The Tailored Expertise of Willrich Precision Instruments! 

Discover a range of personalized gaging solutions – spanning from comprehensive design and build services to functional fit gages – along with cutting-edge metrology automation cells and easy shop floor metrology integration. Whether you require a standardized gaging solution or a multifaceted turnkey approach, allow Willrich Precision Instruments to assist you in meeting your simplest or most intricate measurement requirements. Our dedicated team does in-depth research and assessment of various products in the market to provide our clients with the ultimate premium solution for each unique application. Connect with Willrich Precision Instruments now at 866-945-5742 or reach out via email at [email protected].