August 2016 Gage Report



Come See the MIC 360 in Action!

The MIC 360™ In-Process Diameter Measurement Gage is an in-process gaging system that measures any large diameter from 8″ to virtually any diameter you can manufacture!

It doesn’t require a standard… one person can easily operate…measurements are captured electronically…it repeats with extremely high accuracy…and this is all done with just ONE tool!


Put Your Hands on a MIC TRAC

Gagemaker’s MIC TRAC™ Calibration and Gage Setting Systems are completely customizable. If you only need to set a measuring instrument or verify a gage is calibrated, then we’ve got you covered.   Say you need to calibrate your typical hand tools and gages such as calipers, indicators, bore gages, micrometers or even threaded rings and plugs – you’ll find that’s pretty quick and easy with Gagemaker too.

Come visit Booth # 5242 in the East Building to check out the MIC 360™ In-Process Diameter Measurement Gage and the MIC TRAC 3000 Shop Floor Gage Setting and Part Measurement System in action along with all the other exciting projects that Gagemaker has in the works!

Register at IMTS 2016 and remember to add Gagemaker – E5242 to your MyShow Planner.

Can’t wait to see you there!

What: IMTS 2016
When:Sept. 12-17, 2016
Where: Booth # 5242
East Building
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

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Strengthen Your Quality System Part III


Part III: Thread Height and Thread Form

Last month we discussed the importance of Pitch Diameter and Lead and how to inspect them.

This month we’re finishing up with the final two important inspections: Thread Height and Form.

Step 4: Thread Height

Measuring thread height helps monitor and control the depth of cut during manufacturing. It can also detect a broken insert, or be used to calculate the minor or major diameter, when only one is known.  Accurate thread height contributes to the interchangeability and integrity of the threaded assembly.

After zeroing the Thread Height Gage on a flat surface, measure the root-to-crest thread height at several locations. Rock the gage front to back and observe the direct reading.

Step 5: Form

profilecheckingburrsForm provides a complete picture of many thread design aspects including axial alignment and pitch. Form is inspected with a simple profile template.

Check proper form and pitch by placing the correct profile template into the threads. Position the profile to overhang the beginning and ending threads.  While sweeping around the thread, feel for burrs or debris.

While seated in the threads, hold the template still and shine a light behind it to detect steps or signs of a chipped insert. A template that stands too far out of the threads or allows excess light to shine through could be an indication of lead error.

Visit the website to view the whole system!
Learn more about all the pieces of the JSS® Straight Thread Inspection System to ensure the best parts, Functional Size, Pitch Diameter, Thread Lead, Thread Height, and Form.

Or don’t wait and take a quick look at the whole system now:

 Contact Gagemaker today for more information!


Also, visit our poster section to get your free downloadable posters for the JSS™ Straight Thread System Gages and our handy quick reference Calibration/Setting poster.