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CMM Inspects Parts up to 10 Feet Long with Measurement Accuracies to One Ten-Thousandths of an Inch

Coordinate Measuring MachineAugust 12, 2008, Woburn, MA, USA: Lytron announced today that it invested in a new coordinate measuring machine (CMM) for testing cold plates, chassis, and heat exchangers. A CMM is used in manufacturing to test a component or assembly against the design specifications. Lytron purchased the additional CMM in order to expand its overall testing capacity as well as to test parts (up to 10 feet long) that have been brazed in its new vacuum furnace. The new CMM can accommodate parts up to 10.0’ (3 m) long, 3.8’ wide (1.2 m), and 3.0’ (0.9 m) high.

The CMM’s style probe head is capable of measuring to accuracies of 0.0001" (0.003 mm). The probe is positioned automatically via Direct Computer Control (DCC) and is run by a program called PCDMIS. This program works with many CAD software programs, including SolidWorks®. It also has its own statistical software called DataPage.

“Lytron performs all mission critical processes in-house, including quality inspections of all custom designed and built components. With our testing capabilities, we can ensure the highest quality inspections and the highest quality parts,” notes Craig Carswell, Lytron’s chief operating officer. In addition to being able to test larger parts with the new CMM, Lytron can now also test numerous smaller parts at once. This helps to reduce inspection time, in turn reducing total lead time for customers.

Lytron's standard and custom cold plates, cooling systems, and heat exchangers are found in the medical, laser, military/aerospace, power electronics, analytical, and semiconductor markets. The company engineers custom components and systems for OEMs as well as provides off-the-shelf standard products for OEMs and end users. Lytron sells directly from its U.S. headquarters and through its representatives and distributors around the world.

For more information, please email info@Lytron.com or call +1-781-933-7300.