Metrology service excellence. It’s something all metrology service providers strive for, but how many can confidently say they have successfully achieved this?
At Verus Metrology Partners, we have transformed the way our clients execute their measurement processes. With the end goal of solving our client’s measurement challenges always at the forefront, our bespoke metrology fixturing solutions are the reason we are the trusted metrology turnkey solutions provider to many global blue-chip leaders in the MedTech and Pharmaceutical industries.
The pursuit of Metrology Excellence
Metrology excellence doesn’t happen overnight, however. Since 2008, our drive for leading-edge innovation, superiority and client-support backed by investments in our people and processes has streamlined the accuracy and repeatability of our bespoke inspection fixtures. Leading to complete confidence in our metrology solutions and in our company.
The design and manufacture of our fixtures is a three-step process – positioning, locating and securing a component within a measuring capacity for inspection. In any case, the primary aim of our metrology fixtures is to ensure operator interference is minimalistic, reducing the risk of distorting the component or its measurement results. By holding the component securely in place without force, a more accurate and speedier measurement process will be achieved each time.
Experts machinists, the Verus manufacturing team utilises their years of experience and specialist knowledge in the production and assembly of our bespoke fixtures, with the outcome resulting in a robust and precise metrology inspection solution. In its superiority, our modular fixtures are a work of art, immersed in quality, accuracy and functionality.
Our innovative, market-leading solutions can be built to incorporate any number of components. This ranges from single component measurements right through to highly sophisticated, large multi-station metrology fixture solutions. We take a great deal of pride in the fixtures that we produce, and we want others to see that pride in the finished product.
Further Investment in Capacity at Verus
With a background of toolmaking, we have a deep understanding of what our clients’ look for in an efficient and effective metrology process. It’s this mutual respect for the process of measurement and its continual improvement that close working partnerships are formed with our clients’.
With this in mind, we continue with our efforts of increasing our inhouse manufacturing capacity. The purchase of two new Hurco CNC Milling Machines, VM30i and VM10i, allowed us to increase the level of productivity thus reducing the lead time of completed projects. Our current total of inhouse manufacturing capacity now stands at seven Hurco Machines including six CNC Mills and a CNC Lathe.
Speaking with Graham Maskell, Export Sales Manager at Hurco LTD., he discussed the rapid expansion and investment Verus has made over the last number of years. He stated:
Hurco are delighted to be a machine tool supplier to Verus, we have seen them expand rapidly in the past two years. The benefit of the Hurco machine to Verus, besides its compactness, is the high level of technology built into our control software.
Graham discusses benefits the Verus team are seeing as a result of this investment including; reduced cycle time and superior accuracy which improves efficiency and results in a shorter turnaround for our clients. He says:
In addition to having the option of a module that allows native handling of DXF files, it can accept externally written G-code for milling 3D freeform surfaces. Ultimotion software was supplied as part of the package, giving fast, smooth, dynamic motion that is exceptional for such a low-cost machine and greatly helps to reduce cycle times and improve surface finish. Surface finish and accuracy are key for Verus, Hurco are providing both in a small powerful machine package.
The Importance of a Trained Workforce
The addition of these two powerful and versatile milling machines adds extra value to Verus’ already advanced manufacturing processes. But what good is purchasing the finest of manufacturing machines if we don’t provide the necessary training to go with them? The answer is NONE! At Verus, our promise to our team is to provide ongoing inhouse training and support in all areas required. For our manufacturing engineers, providing Hurco training allows them to maintain the top-quality production services that they already provide.
Hurco Workshop at Verus
Last week, our Manufacturing Engineers benefited from a training and development course conducted by a Hurco expert. This two-day course incorporated a refresher on the VM30i and VM10i CNC Milling Machines along with introductory training on the CNC Lathe for our newest members. On completion of the training manual provided by Hurco, our expert Manufacturing Engineers are fully certified CNC Milling Machinists.
Colm Taylor, Manufacturing Manager at Verus Metrology Partners highlights the importance of increasing capacity for our clients at Verus Metrology. He says;
“For Verus, it is crucial to be able to program and set up multiple jobs per day. By bringing our total number of in-house manufacturing machines to seven, we have increased our productivity levels massively. This has resulted in quicker manufacturing times and the highest quality of completed metrology fixtures.”
Regarding the advantages of incorporating our solutions into their measurement process, Colm says;
“Our clients are seeing the benefits through saving ample amount of time and resources. Their products are now reaching the market quicker as a result of improved productivity and increased throughput at Verus Metrology.”
And on the importance of continuous development for Verus’ employees, Colm states;
“When you invest in a machine that is as powerful as the Hurco, the quickest way to achieve maximum benefit is to make sure you have proper training. Our commitment to both our employees and our clients drives us to always be at the forefront of Metrology Inspection technologies and this is reflected in constant investments in new equipment, software and training.”