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Metrology Equipment Servicing
Engineering and manufacturing span a wide range of industries, but every workshop requires maintenance, repair, and calibration for its metrology equipment to stay up and running smoothly. Depending on the equipment’s purpose, an unexpected breakdown could cost peace of mind, millions of pounds, or even lives and livelihoods. Many forward-thinking […]

Metrology Equipment Servicing and Preventative Maintenance


An Introduction to Sine Plates and Sine Bars
Sine plates and sine bars help designers and engineers measure angles, an essential job in any workshop. The most accurate tool for measuring incline and taper, sine plates and sine bars use precision engineering and simple trigonometry to verify quality and root out imperfections. Understanding their functions and uses helps […]

An Introduction to Sine Plates and Sine Bars


Digital height gauge in use
The digital height gauge‘s versatility and precision make it a staple of any machining operation. From the simple need to measure and compare workpiece feature heights, possibilities arrive in quality control, compatibility assessment, and manufacturing planning. New digital height gauge innovations stem from a metrological history spanning centuries, originating in rulers, […]

Guide To Digital Height Gauges



What is a CMM Machine
Eley Metrology has been at the forefront of the CMM market in the UK for over 40 years. Over this time, our experts have been asked lots of questions about CMM’s, but the most common one is still ‘What is a CMM Machine’. If you’re new to the manufacturing industry […]

What is a CMM Machine


Lean Manufacturing
Lean manufacturing is a production method that eliminates waste without sacrificing productivity. It was pioneered by the Toyota Motor Company and was adopted as their operating model, known as the Toyota Way. Lean manufacturing consists of 5 key principles; Precisely specify value by specific product Identify the value stream for […]

How Can Metrology Support Lean Manufacturing


Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Following crisis after crisis, the world needs a less explosive energy solution than fossil fuels. Combustion engines are dirty and dangerous, and climate change wreaks more and more environmental havoc every year. Scientist found a solution right under their noses, in the most common element in the universe: hydrogen. Hydrogen […]

Hydrogen Fuel Cells: Advantages and Disadvantages



What is Coordinate Metrology
Design engineers and manufacturers use coordinate metrology to precisely measure the features of machine parts. By mapping coordinates onto a given workpiece, coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) can compare parts along a production line, or even predict whether a prototype is up to scratch. The French theorist René Descartes developed coordinate […]

What is Coordinate Metrology?


Metrology in Aerospace
Although it was the Wright Brothers who famously took flight for the first time in 1903, the story of aviation can be traced back through human history for nearly two thousand years. What is considered to be the first modern aeroplane design was created by George Cayley in 1799. Nicknamed […]

The Role of Metrology in Aerospace


Metrology in Manufacturing
The vital role of metrology in manufacturing cannot be understated. Metrology affects all our daily lives. However, the vast majority of the population will never have even heard of the term. Whether we drive a car, get on a plane, watch TV or turn on the kettle, metrology will have […]

The Importance of Metrology in Manufacturing



CMM Interim Checks
CMM interim checks are important to safeguard your equipment and to make sure your machine operates appropriately in between annual servicing and calibration. With constant or excessive use of a machine, issues may materialise, which may lead to inaccurate results being produced. By completing regular interim checks, you can reduce […]

CMM Interim Checks – Why Are They Important