U.S. Navy Chooses Mitutoyo CMM for Calibration Lab
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Mitutoyo America Corp.
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Press release date: October 10, 2005
Weapon technology is advancing rapidly and the measurement technology that it needs must advance with it to enable the correct determination of new system effectiveness. In response to this, the U.S. Navy's Calibration department, NAVSEA, had to replace an old CMM machine to advance their Metrology R&D department.
The largest of the Navy's five systems commands, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) engineers, builds and supports America's Fleet of ships and combat systems. Accounting for nearly one-fifth of the Navy's budget (approximately $20 billion), NAVSEA manages more than 130 acquisition programs, which are assigned to six affiliated Program Executive Officers (PEOs) and various Headquarters elements.
After several tests, the Mitutoyo Legex 12128 was chosen due to its high accuracy. The Legex accuracy ISO-10360-2 specification (0.6+1.5L/1000 um) was the deciding factor for NAVSEA. After installation of the machine, NAVSEA measured the uncertainty of the Legex 12128. The machine probing performance exceeded the published specifications (0.6+1.5L/1000 um).
NAVSEA customers include: Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Commerce (DOC), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), US Postal Service, National Security Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Canadian DOD, US Army, US Air Force Missile Defense Agency, Assistant Secretary of the Navy - Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN(RDA)), Strategic Systems Programs, Office of Naval Research (Best Manufacturing Practices), AEGIS, Virginia Class Submarines, Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM), Surface Ship Undersea Warfare, Ships Self Defense System (SSDS), Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS).
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