Our new temperature controlled Inspection Lab houses our Brown and Sharpe CMM's, Mitutoyo CMM's and all of our 3D measurement Equipment. In addition to the standard equipment in our lab, we have available two MicroVu Vision CMM's, Mitutoyo Roundness Machines, Mitutoyo Profilometer and Contour Machines, Romer "Absolute" portable CMM Arm with Kreon Laser Scanner, Renishaw Equator Automated go-no-go gage for production inspection, Steinbichler (ultra high end-high resolution) White Light Scanner, two Leica Laser Trackers, light force high accuracy thickness gages from Heidenhain and Mitutoyo, Renishaw XL-80 Laser System for Linear Measurement and annually calibrated hand tools.
To discuss how our services can meet your specific needs, please contact John Servin at John@hsands.com. I will provide you with a comprehensive quote for the requested services and direct you to one of my qualified engineers should you grant us the opportunity to perform these jobs.
HS&S Metrology is fully capable of handling all of your custom gage needs. Custom gages can be built to print and checked for accuracy via one of our 4 CMM's. Existing custom gages can be reworked to new condition and recertified by equipment and instrumentation calibrated to conform to the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST). HS&S Metrology can also handle any gage that needs to be designed and built from the customer's concept and needs.
Build To Print
Fixture & Bench Gages
Automatic & Semi-Automatic
Go, No Go
Computerized and pneumatically actuated gage systems
Gages built to date:
Ceramic plate flatness gage with .00001" resolution
Automated diameter and run-out gage for motor manufacturer
Production Go/no-go part gage for castings
Video based in process alignment tool for specialized precision saw
special gage for measurement of 10 foot (red hot) 2000 degree hot steel rings
laser based height gage calibration tool
custom large ID bore gages
Laser based micrometers
Custom gage stand for wafer measurement
We use only the best components: Heidenhain, Renishaw, LaserMike, Solaris, Brown and Sharpe. Metronics
Gages Built Per Specifications : ANSI14.5, ISO9000, AS9100:2009, Traceable to NIST
HS&S offers equipment and software training, onsite contract inspection, and in house volume piece inspection. Below is a list of all the services we offer :
First Article and production run inspection
Contract CMM programming (MCosmos and PCDmis)
Non-contact surface topography
"on-site" Portable Arm CMM inspection
Leica Laser Tracker for large parts and structures
Optical and Vision system calibration Certification
Rentals of machine with operators (rent-a-Lab)
Temporary staffing for your QA department
NEW ! Our new temperature controlled Inspection Lab houses our Brown and Sharpe CMM's, Mitutoyo CMM's and all of our 3D measurement Equipment. In addition to the standard equipment in our lab, we have available two MicroVu Vision CMM's, Mitutoyo Roundness Machines, Mitutoyo Profilometer and Contour Machines, Romer "Absolute" portable CMM Arm with Kreon Laser Scanner, Renishaw Equator Automated go-no-go gage for production inspection, Steinbichler (ultra high end-high resolution) White Light Scanner, two Leica Laser Trackers, light force high accuracy thickness gages from Heidenhain and Mitutoyo, Renishaw XL-80 Laser System for Linear Measurement and annually calibrated hand tools.
HS&S's 3D laser scanning technology can provide you with:
Fast, ultra-accurate results, reducing your time to market
Complete measurement data of the entire surface of your object, verifying that the as-built part matches your CAD model
True CAD models for FEA testing of actual geometry to correct problems before parts go into production
CAD models to validate tooling, even when no current models exist
Profile data of the whole part so assemblies can be digitally put together, revealing inaccuracies and interferences
With 10 years of successful 3D scanning projects, HS&S can scan anything from tiny components to full vehicles and structures. We have one location/lab. but you can ship to us overnight and we will over night it back to you the next day. If it is a large part we can come to you because all our equipment is portable.
We are ISO9000 Certified and compliant to A2LA specifications for Mechanical Testing and soon to be ITAR certified.
We can deliver in many native formats:
Whether comparing a physical part to its CAD model or digitizing a prototype with the intent of developing a new CAD model, laser scanning yields high accuracy point cloud data that can be modeled and used for:
Tool path creation
Polygonal / STL meshes
And many more
Precision 3D Spatial Measurements with Laser Tracking Services
HS&S laser tracking service performs 3D measurements with a high degree of precision and speed. Our ability to capture and interpret 3D shapes with respect to any chosen coordinate system, makes this exciting technology one you should consider. Laser tracker rentals also available!
Benefits of Laser Tracker Services:
Accurate- laser tracking has an accuracy of 15 microns over a distance of 20’
Extremely portable- laser tracking gives the ability to measure and inspect objects on-site, in-process or where it’s most efficient and cost-effective for you
Laser tracking uses an ultra-precise laser beam to measure objects (0-72 meter range)
Can be used in most any environment
Due to the tracker's spherical measuring volume, dimensional information is able to be evaluated from almost any perspective
High-Precision- the coordination of both vertical and horizontal encoders allows for angles for very accurate measuring capabilities using the laser tracker
Set milling machines and align machine tools with accuracy
Check parts on machine beds
HS&S’ experienced metrologists use the latest digitizing and software technologies available for both contact and non-contact measurement to perform dimensional inspection for your company.
The HS&S's Northern California facility is covered by ISO/IEC 17025. This standard is more stringent than the ISO-9000 standard, or the QS-9000 standard, and is the correct standard for a testing laboratory. Also soon to be ITAR Registered for Military product manufacturers
Through the scanning of a physical part, 3D scan data is compared directly with the nominal CAD model to verify that the finished part or tooling conforms to the original design intent. Alternately, two sets of point cloud scan data can be compared with each other during the manufacturing process to assure parts stay in spec.
Traditional touch-probe contact measurement is usually used when certain (prismatic) features or locations of a part need to be dimensionally inspected to a tight tolerance. It can be performed with a manual CMM/PCMM, or automatically with a programmable CMM.
Dimensional Inspection Services Include:
Physical part to CAD model comparison (product verification / tooling verification)
PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) - Production part approval prior to the first production shipment of product in the following situations to identify changes that might affect the direct customer or ultimate purchaser
Process Capability Studies - Collect, compile, and analyze data utilizing best practices
Gage R&R (Repeatability & Reproducibility) - The HS&S electronic data processing center and our high speed computerized CMMs can help you meet your R&R and Statistical Process Control requirements in a useful, timely way
Impartial Evaluation - Third party non-biased assessment of product conformance and specifications. HS&S also provides expert witness testimony in product liability
3D Surface roughness/surface evaluation non-contact optical inspection- state-of-the-art equipment and expert understanding of 3D surface metrology help you solve your problems related to surface roughness, wear, texture, finish, flatness and more
3D Surface Roughness - Via NanoFocus Equipment
We are now able to help solve your problems related to squeaks, leaks, friction, wear, appearance and adhesion by providing 3D Surface MicroTexture/Wear Measurement, Analysis and Inspection services.
Many industries benefit from these services including Automotive, Biomedical, Aerospace, and Materials.
Machine Tool Calibration
With everyday usage, and in some cases seasonal changes, your machine tool will lose its accuracy. This has a direct impact on the quality of your product and the efficiency of your processes.
A periodic ( usually once a year ) calibration will help assure your machine performs within specifications and minimize scrap and rework of product due to poor machining accuracy.
What Are The Benefits Of Laser Calibration?
Increase Machine Uptime and Productivity
Minimize Scrap and Improve Part Accuracy
Increased Positioning Accuracy
Develop Predictive Maintenance programs on machine wear patterns
Detect mechanical soundness after a crash
Better circular interpolation
Match the accurate machines with the closest tolerance work
Laser Calibration and BallBar Analysis
Laser calibration should be performed after any major mechanical work is done to a machine's axis, such as replacement of ballscrews or thrust bearings. Our Renishaw XL-80 laser measures positioning error and allows our technicians to set compensation in the control and determine if repairs are needed and can be done without tearing down most existing setups.
Ballbar analysis is one of the best tools to determine your machine tool's mechanical and servo performance and allows comparisons with other machines in your facility. It allows error sources such as backlash, reversal spikes, lateral play, squareness, straightness, scaling mismatch, and servo tuning discrepancies to be pinpointed, quantified, and reduced or eliminated, resulting in better accuracy in circular interpolation. Ballbar analysis can be performed in all planes of motion (XY, YZ, and XZ) if required.
HS&S has performed many forms of machine building, rebuilding, machine design and machine automation over the years but since 1970 they positioned themselves as Hardinge HLV-H and Chucker Experts. The president of Hardinge visited our rebuild facility in 1984 and noticed that we painted the collet closer and motor castings black instead of grey like the rest of the machine. A year or two later Hardinge used the black wrinkled finish as aesthetic contrast also. If you have a Hardinge that no longer holds tolerance or just need an overhaul, send us an email and a picture and we can make it like new or trade it in for a rebuild machine out of our stock.
Rebuild features include:
Complete dismantle for testing/evaluation and prep for paint
Dovetail bedplate precision reground (replaced if needed)
Top of carriage is also ground for aesthetics purposed
New Bushing in the Vari-disc assembly
Collet seat is re-ground
New Long feed hand wheel gear shaft and bushings
new bearing on collet closer and tailstock
Tailstock spindle replaced
New Clutches in Apron/feed mechanism
Way oiling System is completely cleaned out and new Metering jets are installed
New precision "America made" class 7 spindle bearings
All mating ways and gibs hand scraped for fit & alignment
Nameplates and legend plates replaced
New spindle motor bearings and drive belts
Cross feed screw & nut replaced and fitted
Feedbox dismantled and bearings replaced
Heidenhain or Acurite DRO with .00005” resolution
Halogen work light
Digital Vari-speed conversation for spindle
Also rebuilding: HARDINGE HC chuckers and Monarch EE lathes