Taking measures to ensure ultimate quality
Sheet metal manufacturer KMF has invested in a new ROMER measuring arm to enhance their advanced quality control system and measuring processes for high-accuracy parts.
KMF Group's metal fabrication facility in Staffordshire, UK, designs, manufactures and assembles complex metal components for global OEMs in the aerospace, medical and defence industries. A recent project, which has involved the installation of a new ROMER portable measuring arm with an integrated scanner, will change the way KMF measures parts — improving accuracy and providing faster-than-ever 3D data capture across a range of surfaces and applications.
The new inspection equipment, which holds full B89.4.22 certification, will now form a vital part of the at KMF, being utilised for first article inspection, part-to-CAD and in-process measurement.
The system is also suited to product benchmarking, reverse engineering, rapid prototyping and 3D modelling.
The accuracy of the complete scanning system is fully verifiable and traceable, and customers who rely on KMF for high-accuracy applications like aerospace engineering and high-volume automotive manufacturing can benefit from increased confidence in the exactness of measurements.
Gary Sutton, Quality Manager at KMF Precision Sheet Metal, led the project: "Investment in the new ROMER equipment will provide KMF with a more flexible measurement solution to allow easier use of model data and improve our measurement capability."
"The tool will complement the extensive quality procedures already in place to improve the accuracy of inspection and help minimise overall measurement time. Continuous investment in this technology guarantees we have the inspection equipment to match the tight tolerances required by our customers."
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KMF Group is a market leader in the supply of subcontract precision sheet metal fabrication and CNC machining services. With 240,000 sq. ft of manufacturing space in the UK and Slovakia, over 500 employees and generated sales of £38 million, KMF has the versatility and agility to bring high-precision parts to market very quickly and handle small batches or large-scale product transfers.