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Stanley Black & Decker Adds 3D Inspection System

Stanley Black & Decker Adds 3D Inspection System
February 22
16:51 2023

Stanley Black & Decker recently integrated General Inspection’s VisionLab 3-D measuring systems into their manufacturing processes, streamlining their threaded insert inspection processes and improving overall quality.

Multiple manual gauges, such as micrometers, calipers, and optical comparators, which are inherently subject to human error have been replaced by this 3-D gauging system.  In addition to VisionLab’s profile measurements, Stanley chose to add an optional top camera to measure the inner diameter of the inserts.

In seconds, all dimensions (lengths, diameters, radii, angles, and GD&T features) are measured and displayed with a pass or fail indication.  This saves time and money while improving quality by accurately measuring parts within two microns.  Part feature tolerances are assigned with the appropriate part number and stored in memory for quick recall.

VisionLab 3D gauging system advantages include:

  • Complete inspection time in less than 5 seconds
  • Up to 360 profile measurements
  • Enhanced GD&T feature measurements
  • Simplified 3D GUI
  • Built-in self-calibration
  • No license fees

Stanley Black & Decker reported Engineered Fastening organic revenues rose 9% in the final quarter of 2022, led by aerospace growth of 37% and auto growth of 14%, which were partially offset by industrial markets.

Aerospace fasteners delivered its sixth consecutive quarter of sequential revenue improvement as the recovery in commercial OEM production continues.  The auto fasteners’ strong quarter demonstrated business’ ability to gain share in a dynamic environment and outpaced global light vehicle production in the quarter and for the full year.

Founded in 1991, Davisburg, MI-based General Inspection manufactures gauging and sorting machines and inspection systems for fastener manufacturers, with additional offices in Spain and China.  Web:

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