We have been in business since 1986 (formerly as Precision Measurement Laboratories), specializing in dimensional inspection services / first article inspection services, reverse engineering, and 3-D scanning. Our clients range from small job shops and manufacturers to leading firms in commercial, industrial, defense, automotive, medical, and aerospace markets. Our services can be integrated into any stage of your design and manufacturing process. We are located in Southern California with customers nationwide.
Our measurement equipment is calibrated and traceable to N.I.S.T.
Our Quality Management System is certified to ISO9001 and the AS9100 aerospace standard and we are ITAR registered. We are also accredited to Nadcap (Measurement and Inspection).
DIMENSIONAL INSPECTION AND METROLOGYSince 1986, Precision Measurement Laboratories has provided world-class solutions in dimensional inspection. From simple caliper measurements to the most complex CAD surface profiles, we promise quick turn-around, reasonable rates and friendly service.
- Hardware: Zeiss, API, Faro
- Software: Zeiss Calypso, Innovmetric Polyworks
- Specialities: First Article inspection, CMM inspection (including on-site Faro Arm and Laser Tracker measurements), 3-D scanning, non-contact inspection, reverse engineering, capability studies.read more
REVERSE ENGINEERING AND CAD
We used AutoCAD and Cadkey in the late 1980’s and migrated to Varimetrix advanced 3-D surfacing and solid modeling in 1991, when the technology was very new. We incorporated these technologies into our service offerings early on, realizing this would be the future of the industry. This made us the first inspection/reverse engineering lab on the West Coast to provide advanced surface and solid modeling.
We specialize in reverse engineering projects involving precision scanning of existing parts to produce clean 3-D CAD models suitable for CNC programming or 3-D printing. Our experience in manufacturing allows us to build CAD models that are targeted to a specific manufacturing process. For example, when we model a sand casting, we will include the appropriate draft, parting lines and cores necessary to make the part. Even in cases where these details cannot be scanned because they are machined away or worn, we will provide a clean complete model.
Reverse engineering and digitizing of existing parts and tooling
3-D CAD modeling (wireframe/surfaces/solids)
2-D engineering drawings and drafting
Product development for cast and formed metal parts
Conversion of legacy data to 3-D CAD