1μm = One Millionth of a Meter and why this matters …
June 21, 2022
Sandston, VA June 21, 2022 …. Kosmo Machine recently announced procurement of a new LK Altera Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) to supplement an existing line up of prominent measuring equipment.
Further expanding their metrology equipment inventory of two modern Faro Arms, two existing CMMs, a Keyence Vision System and a full complement of assorted instruments and gages; Kosmo continues to increase its complex manufacturing capacity to satisfy ever-changing market demand from new and current customers.
CMM’s are “measure only” machines used for dimensional checks and conformity verification to customer specifications and industry standards. This particular model features a working envelope of 59” x 47” x 39”, large enough to accommodate most precision components produced at Kosmo Machine. Fitted with a fully articulating motorized head allows either conventional “touch” probe measurement of complex parts or full scanning of free-form surfaces utilizing the latest multi-sensor metrology software with thermal compensation allowances built in.
“Volumetric accuracy and repeatability of 1.5 micron or µm (.000058”) ensures exactness and consistency with each measurement. For perspective, the average human hair measures 70 microns in diameter +/- 20µm, a naked eye can see objects as small as 40µm, a red blood cell is 8µm and most dust particles measure 5µm,” said Mike Redden, President.
Redden added, “The complexity and strategic nature of our contracts impose progressive alignment with modern manufacturing and inspection technologies, which continues to advance our company and further strengthens meaningful relationships with our clients. All of which rely on us to have the ‘right stuff’. This class leading machine – in fact our entire technology suite – will further supplement Kosmo’s ability to maintain our AS9100 Quality Management System, and stellar reputation as a regional manufacturer of precision machine components.”
Kosmo Machine Inc. is an employee owned (ESOP) company supporting many industries including aerospace, defense, advanced fiber manufacturing, motion controls, heavy industries, among others. ITAR compliance and CMMC Level 2 attainment during 2021 supports internal cybersecurity initiatives and DOD flow down requirements.
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