Empire Precision Adds Optical Metrology Equipment for Added Quality Assurance

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The new multisensory measuring system is the latest in a series of investments Empire has made since expanding into plastic optics in 2012.

The new system will allow Empire to measure critical optical dimensions quickly and to tight tolerances.

Empire Precision Plastics, a manufacturer of precision opaque and optical plastic injection molded parts, announced the addition of a multisensory dimensional measuring system to its optical metrology lab. New optical metrology capabilities improve Empire’s ability to test precision plastic optics.

The new system, a SmartScope Flash 200 from Optical Gaging Products (http://www.ogpnet.com/), will allow Empire to measure critical optical dimensions quickly and to tight tolerances, offering its customers further quality assurance. The machine features a high-quality zoom lens, built-in illumination, and multisensory versatility including video, touch probe and laser capabilities.

“Our customers rely on our data being accurate; it has to be right,” Empire Quality Engineer Chuck Kirchhoff said. “We’re proud of our capabilities and the work we do in exceeding our customers’ expectations.”

The new machine joins an already impressive optical metrology department, including an OGP Optical Comparator with a Telecentric lens system; a Zeiss Eclipse 2840 Coordinate Measurement Machine with Calypso software, scanning technology and automatic probe change; and an OGP SmartScope Flash 300; as well as various standard open plate inspection tools.

This investment is one of many made by Empire Precision since the company’s expansion into plastic optics in 2012.

“Pair the latest technology with a team of metrologists and quality engineers with over 65 years of experience, and Empire Precision Plastics gives its customers the best in part verification and data,” Kirchhoff noted.

Empire Precision (http://www.empireprecision.com) has a 20-year legacy of partnership with its customers in solving their most challenging injection molding problems. Empire provides medical device, consumer, industrial and military/aerospace customers with plastic molded parts and assemblies, from prototype to high volume manufacturing and assembly. Their comprehensive in-house capabilities allow for faster time-to-market and better finished quality, improving profit margins for their customers. Empire Precision Plastics is ISO 9001:2008 and 13485:2012 Certified.

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