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About the topic
Walk-Up Metrology is the capability and utilization of a vision and multi-sensor system to be effective for a wide range of measurement applications. Applications can range from simple manual measurements of one feature to measuring many features on multiple parts in a semi-automated fashion.
Systems and technology of this type are simple-to-use for basic measurements but are also very powerful when utilized by a trained operator for more complex measurement runs. Walk-up metrology solutions are desirable as they are versatile, offering a wide range of uses from engineering and development, reverse engineering, quality and inspection. Companies can experience a rapid pay back on a metrology system of this type.
Mark G. Arenal is the general manager of Starrett Kinemetric Engineering Inc. in Laguna Hills, California, a subsidiary of The L.S. Starrett Company headquartered in Athol, Massachusetts. He oversees the development and manufacturing of precision optical and video measurement systems which are used in many facets of manufacturing.
Prior to this, Arenal was involved in the creation and development of two companies in the measurement and precision motion technology space. The first company was RAM Optical based in Huntington Beach, California, and the second being Kinemetric Engineering. Kinemetric Engineering specialized in customized measurement and precision motion systems.