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In-Place Machining Company Acquires East Coast Metrology, LLC

Strategic Partnership Expands Precision Field Service Capabilities and Strengthens Commitment to Customer Service Excellence

Milwaukee, WIIn-Place Machine Company, LLC (IPM) is pleased to announce the acquisition of East Coast Metrology, LLC (ECM) as part of a long-term growth strategy to expand reach and service offerings to customers and prospects across the U.S. and Canada. Globally recognized as the premier provider of high-precision industrial solutions, IPM has long been the leader in onsite machining, diamond wire cutting and drilling, and alignment and measurement services. Adding the experience, knowledge, precision metrology and calibration expertise of ECM increases the capabilities IPM’s Measurement and Alignment Services Division and exponentially enhances the benefits to customers across a multitude of industries.

“IPM could not be happier about East Coast Metrology joining our great Team,” said Dean Flint, President and CEO of In-Place Machining Company. “Their experienced high caliber group of engineers and expertise in the metrology and calibration space, as well as their company culture and dedication to customer service, make them a perfect fit for our customers and for our growth strategy.”

“This is a very exciting time for East Coast Metrology”, said Gary Confalone, former owner and President of East Coast Metrology. “It was very important to me that we partner with a company that understands the many benefits of metrology and calibration and is committed to investing in the technology and more importantly, in our people.” Mr. Confalone added, “I firmly believe we found the right partner in IPM.”

East Coast Metrology is a highly respected full-service contract measurement company specializing in 3D scanning and modeling, reverse engineering and design, training and certification, instrument calibrations, equipment rentals, integration and alignment services. Headquartered in Topsfield, Massachusetts, ECM hosts an ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited Laboratory where they perform instrument calibrations, repairs, and CMM part inspection and programming. ECM has an additional Midwest Regional Office in Wixom, Michigan and capabilities in Canada and Mexico.  

ECM joins Exact Metrology and OASIS Alignment Services in IPM’s growing Measurement and Alignment Services Division. Exact Metrology, an ISO 9001:2015 and AS 9100 Rev D certified company, also provides contract measurement and 3D scanning services, as well as metrology equipment solutions, and hardware and software rentals. OASIS Alignment Services is the leader in highly accurate precision machine alignment and mechanical services.

With the acquisition of East Coast Metrology, all IPM customers will not only benefit from expanded precision measurement and onsite machining services, but closer proximity to these services from sixteen locations strategically located across North America.

“The combination of East Coast Metrology, Exact Metrology, and OASIS Alignment Services as divisions of IPM give our great company a breadth and scale of high-end metrology capabilities that are unmatched in the industry,” noted Mr. Flint.

Please note: East Coast Metrology is committed to a seamless transition, and we are very excited about the additional industrial services this partnership provides our customers. Know that we remain dedicated to providing the high level of service expected of us, and that the ECM representatives that you currently work with, and trust do not change. If you have any questions or want to learn more, please do not hesitate to contact us.


In-Place Machining Company: On-Site Machining Solutions In-Place, Any Place in the World.

 With facilities across the United States and Canada, In-Place Machining Company is the premier provider of high-precision engineered on-site machining, large scale cutting & drilling, 3D scanning, and measurement and alignment services for a wide range of industries including renewable energy, aerospace, industrial, and military customers throughout the world. For more visit www.inplace.com.

 East Coast Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company

East Coast Metrology is a globally recognized full-service contract measurement company specializing in 3D scanning and modeling, reverse engineering & design, training and certification, instrument calibrations, equipment rentals, integration & alignment services. Headquartered in Topsfield, Massachusetts, ECM hosts an ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited Laboratory where they perform instrument calibrations, repairs, and CMM part inspection and programming. For more visit www.eastcoastmetrology.com

Corporate Contacts

Dean FlintGary Confalone
President & CEO In-Place Machining Company, LLCPresident, East Coast Metrology, LLC
3811 N. Holton Street428-A Boston Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212Topsfield, MA 01983
414.562.2000978.887.5781
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Exact Metrology Organized #HandsOnMetrologyFair

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, hosted their #HandsOnMetrologyFair in Brookfield, Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Ohio and Moline, Illinois. The fair featured discussions, presentations and demonstrations on several 3D scanning solutions available in the GOM #HandsOnMetrology tool kit including ATOS Q, T-SCAN hawk and Scan 1.

One of the demonstrations involved a GOM ATOS Q structured light scanner on a cobot mounted to a portable cart that can be taken wherever it’s needed. ATOS Q is a flexible 3D scanner for complex measurement and inspection tasks in different industries. The scanner delivers fully traceable measurement results, especially in harsh conditions. It captures quality information quickly and with a high degree of detail, providing a reliable basis to easily interpret the information. ScanCobot, a mobile automated 3D scanning system, easily integrates with ATOS Q.  Combined with an automated robotic arm, the GOM ScanCobot is cost-effective and easy to use. Ideal for a machine shop looking to automate their metrology lab, it doesn’t require a robot programmer to run the unit.

GOM T-SCAN hawk is a compact hand-held scanner that’s designed to capture data whenever needed. It includes technical features such as: photogrammetry of large objects, multiple laser sources and three scanning models. This makes it the perfect solution for fine detail. Thanks to the GOM Inspect onboard, the T-SCAN hawk offers a complete solution to simplify your entire workflow from scanning to evaluation and reporting.

 The GOM Scan 1 is a low-cost high-quality scanner with rotary table. It allows users to have some level of automation at an affordable cost.  The sensor is built to deliver 3D data with high precision. Easy to operate, the scanner is ideal for simple and fast measurements of small to medium-sized parts, even in confined spaces. With pre-installed GOM Inspect software, users can generate precise meshes and obtain 3D data easily and quickly.

Dean Solberg, Vice President of Metrology at Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining, believes there are many options for shops, regardless of budget. “We have a full spectrum of high quality scanners at affordable prices. Automated 3D scanning is within reach of the smaller shop reducing labor costs and the need for the skilled inspector.”


In-Place Machining Company: On-Site Machining Solutions In-Place, Any Place in the World.

In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Wisconsin, Washington, Virginia, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada, is the premier provider of high-precision engineered on-site machining, metrology, and large scale cutting & drilling services for a wide range of renewable energy, aerospace, industrial, and military customers throughout the world.                                  

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, is ISO9001, AS9100 Certified as well as ITAR Registered.

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.

GOM GmbH

GOM, a company of the ZEISS Group, specializes in industrial 3D coordinate measuring technology, 3D computed tomography and 3D testing. From product development to production and worldwide distribution, GOM offers machines and systems for manual and automated 3D digitizing, evaluation software, training and professional support from a single source. In industries such as automotive, aerospace, energy and consumer goods, more than 17,000 GOM system installations are in use internationally. At more than 60 locations and with more than 1,200 metrology specialists, GOM guarantees profound advice and first-class service. Since mid-2019, GOM has been a part of the ZEISS Group and has formed the Center of Excellence for optical metrology. With more than 31,000 employees in 50 countries and annual revenue totaling more than 6.4 billion euros, ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics.

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Exact Metrology Trains the Next Generation of Workers

The company’s biggest challenge is not only finding people to work, but finding those with enough knowledge to operate the equipment

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company and a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, provides extensive training to both customers and operators, from the basic to the most advanced operation.

Dean Solberg, Vice President of Metrology at Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining, believes there are several challenges facing the industry today.  With the older workforce retiring, it is no longer a problem of finding new workers to take their place, but more about finding people who want to work and have the necessary skills to work.  

When detailing training, Solberg mentioned that they offer customers “everything from basic operation of the equipment we offer for sale all the way to high level programming and operation of the equipment/software we sell.” Additional training options include DMIS, PolyWorks, Geomagic Design X and Geomagic Wrap. Training is available for the operation of anything from handheld metrology (Artec) to CT systems, geospatial systems, laser trackers and arms.

The company frequently partners with educational institutions, being present at career fairs and visiting colleges. They recently held a trade fair with the Milwaukee School of Engineering, presenting the latest in scanning technology to a consortium the school drives for additive manufacturing. The consortium is funded by a group of larger manufacturers based in Wisconsin. 

According to Solberg, the biggest challenge the company faces is “finding people with enough knowledge and understanding to operate the equipment.” He added that in their “classroom” environment, there are plateaus of knowledge. Thus, attendees with advanced skills get bored because there are also those that are less knowledgeable.  All training is in-person and dedicated to the customer.

While training hasn’t changed much in the last few years, Solberg finds that many manufacturers of equipment are trying to simplify the software they offer in order to appeal to lower skilled operators.  He states that the wage issue drives a lot of the lower level operators, saying, “You can’t afford to hire a scanner operator and pay then $30.00/hour.  So you dumb the operation of the software down and hire a $20.00/hour operator.

Regarding the future, the metrology industry follows the trends of the machine tool business (although metrology is about ten years behind). However, Solberg is optimistic given that “You are now beginning to see more automation in the metrology field with more coming every day.  An example is cobots, even robotically loaded CMM and CT scanners. Plus, you’re seeing more GO/NO GO gauges on the shop floor”.  He concludes that as time progresses, there will be more process control tools on the shop floor, making quality more predictive than reactive.


In-Place Machining Company: On-Site Machining Solutions In-Place, Any Place in the World.

In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Wisconsin, Washington, Virginia, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada, is the premier provider of high-precision engineered on-site machining, metrology, and large scale cutting & drilling services for a wide range of renewable energy, aerospace, industrial, and military customers throughout the world.                                  

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, is ISO9001, AS9100 Certified as well as ITAR Registered.

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.

For more information, please contact:

EXACT METROLOGY, INC. 
Dean Solberg
20515 Industry Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53045
Local: 262-533-0800
www.exactmetrology.com
deans@exactmetrology.com

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Bruce Williams analyzing scan data

Bruce Williams Starts New Chapter at Exact Metrology

Formally the president of Accurate Pattern Inc., a Wisconsin pattern-maker, Williams works as a trainer for the company’s educational initiative

Bruce Williams analyzing scan data

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company and a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, has hired Bruce Williams at their Brookfield, Wisconsin location to help customers with their metrology applications.

His educational background includes attending Milwaukee Area Technical College and Phoenix University (Brookfield, Wisconsin). Williams’ first job was in 1974 at J.P. Pattern Inc. (Butler, Wisconsin).   For eleven years, he had several roles in the company including patternmaking journeyman, sales and supervisor.  In 1985, Williams started working at Premold Corporation (Oconomowoc, Wisconsin), working sales and as a general manager.  From 1985 to 2021, he was the founder/president of Accurate Pattern Inc. (Butler, Wisconsin). They specialize in wood, metal and plastic patterns. Although Williams decided to retire in 2021, he works as a manufacturing adjunct instructor at Waukesha County Technical College (Pewaukee, Wisconsin).

Once he decided to “retire,” Williams reached out to Greg Groth, Exact Metrology applications engineer and Dean Solberg, vice president of metrology, both of whom he has had long business relationships with.  He commented that “I have always admired Dean and Greg in their technical expertise and the culture they promote.”  He is excited to work as an Exact Metrology trainer, specializing in 3D Systems Design X reverse engineering software.

Exact Metrology offers training options on all hardware and software options related to digitizing, reverse engineering, measurement and metrology. In his role, Williams will lead the recently implemented educational initiative for the company.  This will involve working with schools of all types as well as multiple trade associations to help educate the current and future workforces on the application of advanced metrology, especially robots and cobots, CT technology and advanced laser scanning in the quality area at all types of companies across America.  The educational initiative means that, “The training is specific to each customer with small in-person classes. The instructors are experts in the field and use practical examples including the customer’s own parts and data.”

Describing the experience, Williams commented, “This is a great place to share my years of pattern/tooling experience in combination with the latest technologies in metrology and modeling. It is satisfying to see customers and colleagues succeed as we help each other.”

In the future, he plans to keep learning and growing with others through his teaching, work at Exact Metrology and industry involvement.


In-Place Machining Company: On-Site Machining Solutions In-Place, Any Place in the World.

In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Wisconsin, Washington, Virginia, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada, is the premier provider of high-precision engineered on-site machining, metrology, and large scale cutting & drilling services for a wide range of renewable energy, aerospace, industrial, and military customers throughout the world.                                  

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, is ISO9001, AS9100 Certified as well as ITAR Registered.

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.

For more information, please contact:

EXACT METROLOGY, INC. 
Dean Solberg
20515 Industry Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53045
Local: 262-533-0800
www.exactmetrology.com
deans@exactmetrology.com

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Exact Metrology Displays the GOM ScanCobot

On display at the Milwaukee area and Cincinnati, Ohio locations, the ScanCobot offers the perfect combination for simple automated inspection tasks

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company and a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, recently announced the arrival of the GOM ScanCobot at their Milwaukee area office. The machine was set up, programmed and run by Phil Rediger, Exact Metrology applications engineer.

Scanning different angles

The ScanCobot is a mobile measuring station with a collaborative robot, a motorized rotation table and powerful software.  According to Rediger, “…The software figures out the optimal positions to scan to get the most comprehensive profile possible on the part.” The device provides cleaner, more accurate data than manual scans.  To measure a part completely, the sensor must face the part from different directions.  The robot arm has an ATOS Q scanner mounted on the end effector.  Combined with the motorized rotation table, the robot articulates the 3-view scanner around it.

Measurement planning, digitizing and inspection take place in the virtual measuring room (VMR) of the powerful software GOM Inspect Pro. The VMR is the central control and measurement planning software that represents the complete measuring procedure. In the software, the CAD data set of the part to be inspected is imported together with the associated measurement plan. The sensor positions and robot paths are computed fully automatically. Additionally, automatic teaching allows the user to work with the system without the need for specific robot programming skills.

Thanks to the Blue Light Equalizer and fast data processing, ATOS Q offers a superior performance. The Blue Light Equalizer enables high-speed fringe projection and is so powerful that even on uncooperative surfaces short measuring times can be achieved. Two different ATOS Q scanners are available.  Both can handle a 500mm cube part. 

The ScanCobot can easily and quickly be moved from one location to another. Only a standard socket is required for commissioning.  It can also be used with a tripod for select scanning.

Exact Metrology offers the device for sale or service and is designed for multiple, repeat scans on a production line, as one-off scans. Currently, the company is focused on promoting this product for diecast and injection molded parts. However, the uses are many, including composite and additive parts. 


In-Place Machining Company: On-Site Machining Solutions In-Place, Any Place in the World.

In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Wisconsin, Washington, Virginia, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada, is the premier provider of high-precision engineered on-site machining, metrology, and large scale cutting & drilling services for a wide range of renewable energy, aerospace, industrial, and military customers throughout the world.                                  

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, is ISO9001, AS9100 Certified as well as ITAR Registered.

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.

GOM GmbH

GOM, a company of the ZEISS Group, specializes in industrial 3D coordinate measuring technology, 3D computed tomography and 3D testing. From product development to production and worldwide distribution, GOM offers machines and systems for manual and automated 3D digitizing, evaluation software, training and professional support from a single source. In industries such as automotive, aerospace, energy and consumer goods, more than 17,000 GOM system installations are in use internationally. At more than 60 locations and with more than 1,200 metrology specialists, GOM guarantees profound advice and first-class service. Since mid-2019, GOM has been a part of the ZEISS Group and has formed the Center of Excellence for optical metrology. With more than 31,000 employees in 50 countries and annual revenue totaling more than 6.4 billion euros, ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics.

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For more information, please contact:

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company
Dean Solberg
20515 Industry Avenue 
Brookfield, WI 53045 
Local: 262-533-0800
www.exactmetrology.com
deans@exactmetrology.com

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Exact Metrology Attended Coordinate Metrology Society Conference

Leader in 3D Scanning reintroduces itself to the public following new partnerships  

2.)	Chris Lafferty scanning with Artec Leo

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company and a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, recently exhibited at the Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC).

Held in Orlando, Florida, the conference provided attendees with the opportunity to try the latest innovative coordinate metrology equipment and educate themselves in metrology principles. It also included numerous technical presentations from industry experts and hands-on workshops providing training opportunities on metrology hardware and software solutions.

Present in booth 219, Dean Solberg, Vice President of Metrology at Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, said that it was exciting to be back meeting face-to-face with this unique group of metrology technology professionals.  He added that the goal of being at the CMSC this year, was to re-introduce Exact Metrology to the industry and share the additional solutions and measurement service offerings the company now provides as part of the Measurement & Alignment Services Group of In-Place Machining Company. Partnering with them in this group is OASIS Alignment Services: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, a long-time supporter of the CMS and provider of 3D metrology and alignment services.

Demonstrated in the Exact Metrology booth was the handheld Artec Leo 3D Scanner. The Leo seamlessly captures 3D renderings, offering onboard automatic processing through an intuitive touchscreen. The scanner captures a 360-degree view, loading it on the touchscreen for your review. After the images have been compiled into a 3D image, you can rotate and review the final product. Scanning 80 frames per second, the Artec Leo offers fast, detailed scans of small and large objects. The wide-angle lens allows you to accurately capture large objects, and the high-accuracy scanning lets you move in close to capture intricate details. Additionally, the touch panel screen, built-in battery, and wireless connectivity allow you to capture 3D images without the need for additional equipment.

While at the conference, Exact Metrology representatives had the opportunity to interact with metrology experts from several industries including automotive, aviation, defense, marine (shipbuilding), agriculture and construction.

Talking about the purpose of attending CMSC Mr. Solberg said, “It is always exciting for us to support and be a part of the CMSC and learn about the latest advancements in metrology. Staying ahead of the curve allows us to provide only the best measurement solutions and services to our current customers – and to our now expanded customer base of both In-Place Machining Company and OASIS.”


In-Place Machining Company: On-Site Machining Solutions In-Place, Any Place in the World.

In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Wisconsin, Washington, Virginia, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada, is the premier provider of high-precision engineered on-site machining, metrology, and large scale cutting & drilling services for a wide range of renewable energy, aerospace, industrial, and military customers throughout the world.                                  

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, is ISO9001, AS9100 Certified as well as ITAR Registered.

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.

OASIS Alignment Services: A Division of In-Place Machining Company

OASIS Alignment Services: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, provides 3-Dimensional Metrology Services, Precision Alignment Inspections and Diagnostics and Mechanical Services across a wide range of industries including aerospace, automotive, power generation, shipbuilding, pulp and paper, converting, printing, plastics, textiles and more. OASIS has completed thousands of successful projects since its inception in 1982 and continues to set industry standards in alignment procedures, specialized tooling and reporting techniques. OASIS operates service centers in New Hampshire, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin, California, Washington, and Ontario and Québec, Canada. For more visit www.oasisalignment.com

About Artec 3D

Artec 3D is an international company, headquartered in Luxembourg, with offices in the United States (Santa Clara, California), China (Shanghai) and Russia (Moscow). Artec 3D develops and produces innovative 3D solutions and products. Artec has a team of professional experts in the collection and processing of 3D surfaces as well as biometric facial recognition. Artec 3D’s products and services can be used in many industries, such as in engineering, medicine, media and design, entertainment, fashion, historic preservation, security technology and many more.

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EXACT METROLOGY, INC. 
Dean Solberg
20515 Industry Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53045
Local: 262-533-0800
www.exactmetrology.com
deans@exactmetrology.com

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Ohio State House

Exact Metrology Uses CT scanning for Ohio State House

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company and a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, recently used CT (Computed Tomography) to assist a former Ohio State University student with a special project.

Caroline Karbowski a Biology major as well as an undergraduate student researcher in Molecular Biology, started her own company called See3D. A nonprofit organization, See3D helps the blind and visually impaired to see through touch using 3D printing to create models. They then distribute them to those in need.

Ohio State House

Since 2017, See3D has distributed over 1,400 models to people in 23 states, 9 countries and 23

organizations. Ms. Karbowski taught herself Braille in 6th grade because she wanted to “read books in the car without getting dizzy.” From there, her interest grew and she discovered that she could add Braille labels to 3D printed models. Blind students could make their own scientific observations instead of only relying on someone else’s observations.

See3D contacted Exact Metrology wanting to take a particular physical part and convert it into a digital model, a service the company can provide rapidly with multiple methods of data capture and full-time staff for modeling and reverse engineering. The nonprofit had access to a scale model of the Ohio State House. The model is presumably a one-off model made by an artist. The challenge consisted in modeling the minute details and features of the state house into a printable format. An accurate point cloud was required. The geometry of the part and small features made industrial CT scanning the ideal choice for data capture.

The scan was completed by an Exact Metrology applications engineer, with a ZEISS METROTOM 6 scout (GOM CT). Using an x-ray generating source and a digital detector, an image showing the difference in density was created. Thousands of images were taken automatically. When a sufficient number of images were captured, they were stitched together to create a 3D x-ray image or volume. The volume can then be surfaced into a model by the gray value difference between materials in the volume. In this case, an outer shell featuring a core and a base. The applications engineer noted that when a point cloud was generated of the Ohio State House, it had too many points to be feasibly processed into a printable format. Exact Metrology’s in-house reverse engineering team removed the unnecessary data points while maintaining accuracy to provide a printable digital model of the state house. The engineer commented on his experience by saying, “I enjoyed this job because it was an interesting, unique part with the added bonus of helping See3D provide a valuable service.”

Last year, Caroline was selected as the Next Generation Innovator of the Year by her university. To hear her talk more about See3D and the inspiration behind it, view below:


In-Place Machining Company: On-Site Machining Solutions In-Place, Any Place in the World.

In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Wisconsin, Washington, Virginia, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada, is the premier provider of high-precision engineered on-site machining, metrology, and large scale cutting & drilling services for a wide range of renewable energy, aerospace, industrial, and military customers throughout the world.

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, is ISO9001, AS9100 Certified as well as ITAR Registered.

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.

For more information, please contact:

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company
Steve Young
11575 Goldcoast Drive  
Cincinnati, OH 45249 
Local: 513-831-6620
Toll Free: 866-722-2600
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

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Exact Metrology Named Distributor of #HandsOnMetrology

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company and a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, recently announced they have become the North American distributor of HandsOnMetrology. The new digital platform HandsOnMetrology.com was set up to share the benefits of 3D metrology with a global community. As a representative of this new 3D scanning network, Exact Metrology will be an official contact for companies in the US who want to optimize their quality control processes with new, state of the art 3D scanning and automation solutions. 

Available at both the Brookfield (Milwaukee), Wisconsin and the Cincinnati, Ohio location, the #HandsOnMetrology portfolio offers measuring systems including GOM Scan 1, ATOS Q, T-SCAN 10/20 and the hand-held T SCAN hawk. Exact Metrology also offers the GOM ScanCobot automation solution. 

GOM Scan 1 delivers the foundation for detailed and accurate 3D meshes with industrial standards such as GOM fringe projection technology and Blue Light Technology. The sensor is built to deliver 3D data with high precision. Easy to operate, the scanner is ideal for simple and fast measurements of small to medium-sized parts, even in confined spaces. With pre-installed GOM Inspect software, users can generate precise meshes and obtain 3D data easily and quickly.  

ATOS Q is a flexible 3D scanner for complex measurement and inspection tasks in different industries. The scanner delivers fully traceable measurement results, especially in harsh conditions. Optical and electronic systems of the robust, optical 3D sensor are dustproof and splashproof. ATOS Q captures quality information quickly and with a high degree of detail, providing a reliable basis to easily interpret the information. Its Triple Scan Principle offers advantages for measuring reflective surfaces and objects with indentations. The Blue Light Equalizer enables high-speed fringe projection and is so powerful that, on dimensionally challenging surfaces, short measuring times can be achieved.  

The compact hand-held 3D scanner T-SCAN hawk is designed to capture data whenever needed. It includes technical features such as: photogrammetry of large objects, multiple laser sources and three scanning models. This makes it the perfect solution for fine detail. Thanks to the GOM Inspect onboard, the T-SCAN hawk offers a complete solution to simplify your entire workflow from scanning to evaluation and reporting.  

The GOM ScanCobot, a mobile automated 3D scanning system, easily integrates with ATOS Q. With the high-precision quality of ATOS combined with an automated robotic arm, the GOM ScanCobot is cost-effective and easy to use. It improves efficiency in quality control of small to medium-sized parts, including plastics, fabricated metals and castings. The combination of the GOM ScanCobot and the proven ATOS performance results in fast fringe projection, data processing, high throughput and a design ideal for industrial use.  


In-Place Machining Company: On-Site Machining Solutions In-Place, Any Place in the World. 

In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Wisconsin, Washington, Virginia, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada, is the premier provider of high-precision engineered on-site machining, metrology, and large scale cutting & drilling services for a wide range of renewable energy, aerospace, industrial, and military customers throughout the world.  

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, is ISO9001, AS9100 Certified as well as ITAR Registered.  

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements. 

#HandsOnMetrology 

#HandsOnMetrology is a new global 3D scanning network and provides a digital go-to for everything you always wanted to know about 3D scanning on the platform HandsOnMetrology.com. The platform is operated by GOM Metrology that sets new standards in optical 3D metrology. From step-by-step setup instructions to more advanced tutorials and expert hacks: the platform is made for learning and for getting inspired. It gives users all the information they need to deliver 3D scanning excellence. HandsOnMetrology.com supports the community of designers, technicians, engineers, scientists and specialists with valuable knowledge to increase product quality, optimize processes and expand possibilities. 

For more information, please contact:  

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company 
Dean Solberg 
20515 Industry Avenue  
Brookfield, WI 53045  
Local: 262-533-0800 
www.exactmetrology.com 
deans@exactmetrology.com 

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Artec Blue Light scanner in action

Exact Metrology Shares Innovative 3D Scanning Technologies & Scanning with Area Industries

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, recently hosted Technology Fairs at their facilities in Brookfield, Wisconsin and Moline, Illinois.  

Exact partner PolyWorks demonstrating software data collection
Attendees were able to see many equipment lines demonstrated and interact with Exact technicians
Scan used for reverse engineering
3D scanning

Each event drew over 100 people from the surrounding  areas who were interested  in learning more about the industrial benefits of innovative and highly accurate 3-dimensional  scanning technologies and software. Attendees included quality assurance and quality control engineers, manufacturing and production personnel, and other supervisors and technicians from a variety of industries including power generation, automotive, off-highway, consumer durables, and others.

Attendees were able to see many equipment lines demonstrated and interact with Exact technicians
Attendees were able to see many equipment lines demonstrated and interact with Exact technicians

Dimensional metrology instruments displayed included the latest scanners from Artec, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, GOM CT, Romer, and more. In addition, demonstrations were provided showing the advanced functions of PolyWorks and Geomagic 3D software. At the Moline facility, attendees witnessed the precision measuring and dimensional layout capabilities of that locations in-house large-scale Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM). The Technology Fairs in both locations featured hands-on scanning and data capture demonstrations as well as educational training sessions in breakout rooms. Discussions were led by Dean Solberg, Vice President, Greg Goth, Division Manager, technology partner personnel, and other Exact Metrology engineers.

Among the hot topics discussed by attendees during the luncheon and demonstrations were technology trends – including robotics, the benefits of reverse engineering parts and components, and long-range scanning of complete process lines and equipment.

Breakout session gave attendees scanning and data collection tips galore
GOM CT scanner in action
Breakout sessions drew standing-room-only crowds
Logos of participating companies
Ward Tannhauser demos Artec Blue LIght scanner
Exact technican performs scan
CMM viewed by attendees, measuring a suspension section

In-Place Machining Company: On-Site Machining Solutions In-Place, Any Place in the World.

In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Wisconsin, Washington, Virginia, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada, is the premier provider of high-precision engineered on-site machining, metrology, and large scale cutting & drilling services for a wide range of renewable energy, aerospace, industrial, and military customers throughout the world.                                  

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, is ISO9001, AS9100 Certified as well as ITAR Registered.

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.

OASIS Alignment Services: A Division of In-Place Machining Company

OASIS Alignment Services: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, provides 3-Dimensional Metrology Services, Precision Alignment Inspections and Diagnostics and Mechanical Services across a wide range of industries including aerospace, automotive, power generation, shipbuilding, pulp and paper, converting, printing, plastics, textiles and more. OASIS has completed thousands of successful projects since its inception in 1982 and continues to set industry standards in alignment procedures, specialized tooling and reporting techniques. OASIS operates service centers in New Hampshire, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin, California, Washington, and Ontario and Québec, Canada. For more visit www.oasisalignment.com

For more information, please contact:

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company
Dean Solberg
20515 Industry Avenue 
Brookfield, WI 53045 
Local: 262-533-0800
www.exactmetrology.com
deans@exactmetrology.com

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Scanned car part with Blue Light

Exact Metrology to Exhibit at Coordinate Metrology Society Conference

Leader in 3D Scanning Joins Master Metrology Users at this Unique Event

OASIS Engineer
OASIS Engineer

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company and a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, will be exhibiting at the Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) with their sister division, OASIS Alignment Services: A Division of In-Place Machining Company.

Held between July 25th and July 29th at the Renaissance Orlando SeaWorld this practical, user-driven metrology conference provides attendees with the opportunity to try the latest innovative coordinate metrology equipment and educate themselves in metrology principles. In addition, attendees can receive certification and have the ability to implement their newfound knowledge directly into the workplace. Face-to-face interaction is available with over 400 master end users of metrology solutions, including developers, decision makers, and equipment vendors and service providers.  The CMSC includes numerous technical presentations from industry experts, hands-on workshops providing training opportunities on metrology hardware and software solutions, and a one of a kind networking event.

Scanned car part with Blue Light
Scanned car part with Blue Light

All of the major players, including the metrology equipment manufacturers that Exact Metrology resells for, will be exhibiting and attending. According to Dean Solberg, Vice President of  Metrology at Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company,  “Our main focus for this show is to share who we are now as the two  precision measurement companies that currently make up the Measurement Services Group of In-Place Machining Company.  We look forward to discussing our joint metrology services with show attendees. These include 3D Scanning, Dimensional Inspection, Long Range Scanning (GEOSPATIAL), Reverse Engineering, Industrial CT Scanning, Precision Machine Alignment and Training on Polyworks and Geomagic.”

In attendance in booth 219 will be Mr. Solberg and Myron Smith, Director of Training and Development at OASIS Alignment Services: A Division of In-Place Machining.  

Reflecting on the importance of the show, Mr. Solberg believes it’s the ideal place “…to get a first-hand look at new developments in precision measurement systems and software.” Mr. Smith added “The CMSC provides us with the chance to explore best-in-class 3D metrology options, as well as share the benefits of our services with the members of this unique society.”


In-Place Machining Company: On-Site Machining Solutions In-Place, Any Place in the World.

In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Wisconsin, Washington, Virginia, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada, is the premier provider of high-precision engineered on-site machining, metrology, and large scale cutting & drilling services for a wide range of renewable energy, aerospace, industrial, and military customers throughout the world.                                  

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, is ISO9001, AS9100 Certified as well as ITAR Registered.

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.

OASIS Alignment Services: A Division of In-Place Machining Company

OASIS Alignment Services: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, provides 3-Dimensional Metrology Services, Precision Alignment Inspections and Diagnostics and Mechanical Services across a wide range of industries including aerospace, automotive, power generation, shipbuilding, pulp and paper, converting, printing, plastics, textiles and more. OASIS has completed thousands of successful projects since its inception in 1982 and continues to set industry standards in alignment procedures, specialized tooling and reporting techniques. OASIS operates service centers in New Hampshire, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin, California, Washington, and Ontario and Québec, Canada. For more visit www.oasisalignment.com

For more information, please contact:

EXACT METROLOGY, INC. 
Dean Solberg
20515 Industry Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53045
Local: 262-533-0800
www.exactmetrology.com
deans@exactmetrology.com

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