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  • Grand Rapids Metrology Travels the Globe!

    August 26, 2019

      We have worked with some of the top 10 automotive manufacturers in the world and are most known for our automated vehicle weighing systems! These systems weigh vehicles as they come off production lines to ensure quality standards are met. Projects have been done in Canada, Mexico, India, and China! Because we help make […]

  • Surface Plates – The Types, Use, and Calibration

    April 29, 2019

      Surface plates provide a flat plane used as a horizontal reference point for your dimensional measurements. They can be made from granite, metal, cast iron, or glass. Granite is considered to be the best material for a surface plate due to its surface hardness, low thermal expansion, no rust or corrosion, little warping, and […]

  • What Are Dynamometers Used For?

    December 10, 2018

    Dynamometers are commonly referred to as a dynameter or dyno. They are used to measure power, output, force, and torque. A force is applied to the flexible metallic ring of the dynamometer, it bends, and the applied force is measured. They are used in a variety of industries from laboratory science to manufacturing. Dynamometers are […]

  • Autoclaves in the Automotive Industry

    November 7, 2018

      It’s no secret that fabricating composite components has become a trend for the automotive industry. The composite parts are light, stable and maintain a high performance. They are used to reduce design cycle time, vehicle weight and CO2 emissions. There are a variety of composite fabrication processes that involve molding to shape the resin […]

  • Balanced Automotive Spot Checking

    Balanced Automotive Spot Checking

    March 1, 2017

    Grand Rapids Metrology has an on-going, long term relationship with an automotive manufacturing company. This company desired to know the weight distribution of its vehicles quickly after their assembly. Essentially, they required a quality spot checking of vehicle’s weight off of the production floor. These measurements are mandatory by EPA Standards in this industry. Before […]