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Reliable quality management for medical products

Implants must fulfil the highest quality requirements and are subject to strict standards. This obliges medical technicians to ensure maximum precision and precise quality control of the surface finish. Quality management in medical technology, and especially in implant manufacturing, involves measuring and documenting tight specification limits as well as adhering to them in ongoing production.

Customer story: ITS. GmbH uses mobile surface measurement to create perfect implants

In order to treat fractures surgically, surgeons need implants that not only provide excellent support, but which can also be easily removed once the fracture has healed. To guarantee the smooth surface of the implants, ITS. GmbH successfully uses the SURFCOM TOUCH 50 measuring device from ACCRETECH.

Customer story: Hill Helicopter’s quality ‘takes-off’ with ACCRETECH

Given the extremely competitive environment global aerospace manufacturers operate within, as well as ensuring the precision capabilities of their quality control equipment, the speed and operational efficiency of the sector’s inspection aids are becoming ever more important. The recent installation of an ACCRETECH SURFCOM NEX surface and contour measuring machine at the premises of Hill Helicopters illustrates the advantages aerospace manufacturers gain when they are able to achieve rapid, high-precision inspection results.

Customer story: P.E.L. Pintossi face new quality challenges together with ACCRETECH

At its factory in Sarezzo (BS), P.E.L Pintossi produce a wide range of components for industry, on which it carries out a large number of processes with increasingly high quality requirements: thanks to the new SURFCOM NEX Profilometer-Roughness Gauges from ACCRETECH, profile and surface control can be carried out directly in production, just a few meters from the machine.

Customer story: Kingsbury quality comes to the ‘surface’ with ACCRETECH

The surfaces characteristics of technical products have a crucial impact on their performance, lifespan, and visual appearance. Further complicating component inspection, many industries surface roughness tolerances parameters are narrowing. After searching for a suitably accurate and efficient portable means of inspecting the surfaces characteristics of ground components, the technical staff of Kingsbury’s Grinding Division discovered the advanced HANDYSURF+ instrument.

Quality assurance in additive production

3D printing is not in the pipeline – it has been around for a long time and offers an attractive alternative to traditional production processes in selected applications. This method is used by the automotive and aerospace industries and in medical technology, particularly in product development.
Our white paper explains clearly what impact the Industry 4.0 specifications will have on quality assurance in additive production, both now and in future.

Webinar Form Measuring Part 1:
Measuring systems and fundamentals of measurement


Incorrect interpretations of form measuring results can lead to defect-free workpieces being discarded or defective ones being put into production. This can result in fatal and costly quality defects. Quality managers therefore need security in measurement settings and processes. The different parameters play a decisive role.

Our two-part webinar on form measuring technology introduces you to the basics of the application area and is suitable for both beginners and experts.

The webinar has already taken place. But you can watch the recording here:

Webinar Form Measuring Part 2:
Form parameters


For many mechanical precision components, functionally ever smaller deviations from the ideal form are required. Tolerances for dimension and form in the sub-micrometre to nanometre range are required in industrial manufacturing. Part 2 of the webinar is aimed at trainees, students, skilled workers, quality inspectors and production managers and provides extensive specialist knowledge and many practical examples of different components and their specific measurement requirements.

The webinar has already taken place. But you can watch the recording here:

Success story: The RDS Precision Decision

Given the intense competition between engineering subcontractors it is often the businesses with unique selling points that stand out from the crowd. In addition to establishing a reputation for delivering on time and on budget, the main differentiator of RDS Precision Engineering is its highly developed quality ethos. To help ensure the premium quality of the company’s output, regular investments are made in high-precision inspection equipment such as the SURFCOM NEX 041.

Sensors – the gateway to the smart factory

“Industry 4.0 – where can I buy it?” This is the question that decision-makers will ask themselves at some point when faced with the mammoth task of transforming their existing, tried and tested production into a smart factory, while considering the economic aspects of doing so. This white paper sets out the concrete requirements that Industry 4.0 places on metrology and what this all means for the design of production and test planning.

Guidebook Measuring Forms

Form measurements are among the most fundamental measurements in production processes. This is because even the smallest deviations from the ideal geometric form can considerably restrict a component’s functionality. In this regard, there are some points to consider in order to reduce measurement uncertainties and achieve extremely accurate results.
In our guide, we give you an overview of the most important tolerances and reference points and explain how you can avoid typical errors when measuring roundness.

Technical drawing: surface profile by stylus and gaussian filter

Surface metrology webinar Part 1: Fundamentals and filter methods

New technologies lead to increased surface quality requirements. This also means greater demands in terms of quality assurance. At the same time, more and more measuring tasks are being carried out in production, which is why production employees are increasingly having to deal with the subject of surface measurement. Our two-part webinar introduces you to the technology involved in roughness measurements.

In part one of the webinar, you will learn the basic principles of surface measurement and the associated filter methods.

The webinar has already taken place. But you can watch the recording here:

Technical drawing of profile roughness parameters: sampling lenghth and evaluating length

Surface metrology webinar Part 2: Surface parameters

Surface roughness cannot be defined as clearly as length, for example. For this reason, the quality of the surface is defined and determined by means of various measuring methods, as can also be seen in technical drawings. In part two of our webinar, we discuss the various surface parameters in greater detail and explain the difference between 3D and 2D roughness measurements.

The webinar has already taken place. But you can watch the recording here:


User story: A micrometer gives you the edge on the world champion

Fischer provides the skis for Nordic skiing’s global elite. One factor for success or failure is how the boards are cut. The manufacturer’s team of experts conduct measurements with an ACCRETECH SURFCOM TOUCH 50 to ensure that the skis have exactly the right roughness. This results in shorter setup times as well as better quality – and the instrument also features in the competition.

Metrology for surfaces – A guide to investments

A new project is pending – and the customer insists that certain surface parameters on the workpieces need to be determined.
Given the abundance of measuring instruments, those responsible for quality assurance are then faced with the question of deciding what an appropriate metrology solution looks like.
The parameters defined for surface metrology are not the only requirements that a surface measuring instrument needs to satisfy. Our new guide explains the other aspects that should be considered when selecting the respective measuring instrument.

Front page ACCRETECH White Paper E-Mobility

Quality assurance for e-mobility.

E-mobility is part of the future. In Germany, the new economic stimulus package specifically promotes e-mobility, and in Switzerland and Austria, too, the proportion of electric cars is rising steadily. Quality managers are questioning what the trend means for quality assurance in this context, and whether it is advisable at this point to invest in new measurement technology.
We polled experts from research and industry for their thoughts on the matter. Their responses, some controversial and unexpected, can be found in our new white paper.

A drive shaft is measured with the SURFCOM NEX 030 from ACCRETECH

Highest precision despite complex workpieces

Maximum precision is essential for Pankl Aerospace Systems Europe. The company produces tailor-made drive components for the aviation industry. The complex geometries of the components constantly present quality assurance with challenges that require flexible solutions.
Read about where Pankl is headed in our user report.

Italian Company Elettro is checking the cutting quality with the HANDYSURF+

Quality performs well

These days, many companies are facing the challenge of meeting increasing quality requirements while facing competition at home and abroad. Why not ensure product quality in production, while also demonstrating such quality directly to the customer?
In our user report, read how a plasma cutting system manufacturer benefits from using HANDYSURF+.

Measuring surfaces – tactile or contactless?

These questions are constantly asked by those responsible for quality assurance and production.
The fact is that, especially on or in the production line, optical measurements and inspections are increasingly taking place, as these technologies work significantly faster in many cases. However, the choice of technology is complex.
This article helps to evaluate the relevant aspects for the correct measuring strategy.

7 aspects for high-precision measuring results

The requirements for precision and speed in quality assurance. Quality managers face challenges here: in addition to choosing the right measuring instrument, certain precautions before and during the measurement can contribute to better accuracy.
However, in day-to-day business, there is rarely time to keep an eye on the important aspects and brief employees on decisive criteria.
Use our guide to check the important aspects of surface measurement, and as a knowledge checklist for your staff.