Case study Firearms

Focus: Measuring Gun Barrel

Challenge.

Gun barrels are high production parts that require precision measurements.

Traditional methods, such as hand gaging, are subject to inaccuracies and variable repeteability, depending on an inspector technique and individual skill set.

Hard gaging require set-up time and is limited to specific parts. In order to speed up production and achieve the necessary accuracies, an authomated inspection system is required.

The VICIVISION advantage.

VICIVISION Optical measurement system perform fast and accurate external dimensional profile measurements on a wide range of cylindrical parts.
Measurements are done in one easy step, and no special fixturing is required.
The adjustable upper tailstock moves easily to accomodate various size parts. VICIVISION makes it easier and faster to measure run-out, coaxiality, diameter, radii, angles, external threads and chamfers.
VICIVISION Full-Scan processing acquires a complete profile scan of a part in one pass, allowing tens or even hundreds of dimensions to be measured in the same fast cycle time.

The result.

The VICIVISION MTL 850 Ergon successfully measures a variety of gun barrels with reduced setup time and no special fixtures. Parts are easily secured on the machine through a locking mechanism on the adjustable upper tailstock.
Parts are measured directly on the shop floor, providing rapid feedback to the manufacturing process.
This automated solution provides fast, repeatable measurements for gun barrels.

Gun Barrel on the  MTL 850 Ergon.
Part courtesy of  Sig Sauer Inc. and OGP Optical Gaging Products.