Zeiss Calypso

MBC offers a wide variety of options with Calypso.

CMM Programming

MBC offers Zeiss Calypso CMM programming. We offer both off-site training facilities or we will come to your facility and program your parts in Calypso. We bring 30 years of experience to programming.

 

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Training

We offer 3 training courses:

Operator Training

Operator training will allow your operator to learn how deal with issues that may arise and can not be resolved without a programmer present. This training is good for the off-shift operator. This is a two day class.

Programmer Training - Beginning and Advanced

We offer Basic and Advanced training

 

Operator Training – 2 days

This training consists of training a CMM operator to be familiar with opening programs and running them either through the Calypso CAD window or through the Auto Run function. This class is structured for a CMM operator and is excellent for the off-shift personnel. Each class will have instruction along with “hands on’ situations.

The follow topics will be covered:

  • Startup and shut down
  • Loading a program
  • Loading Auto Run
  • How to activate the Auto Run sequence
  • How to master the reference sphere to calibrate probes
  • How to calibrate probes
  • How to re-qualify probes
  • How to recover from a broken stylus tip
  • E-Stop recovery
  • Recovery from a Power outage
  • Manual Alignment
  • Fixture Alignment

This class will also cover topics that arise during the training that the operator has experienced and still has questions about.

 

CMM Basic Training - 4 Days

Day 1

Hardware
  • CMM
  • Probe Head
  • Controller
  • Joystick and control panel
Starting Calypso
  • Homing the CMM
  • User interface
  • Preparation-Feature-Characteristic
Coordinate System
  • Cartesian coordinate systems
  • Machine coordinate systems
  • Basic System
Concepts
  • Result based measurement plans
  • Automatic feature recognition
  • Pull down menus
  • Opening a new measurement plan
  • Storing measurement plan
First features and characteristics
  • Checking a diameter
Probe Qualification
  • Calibration sphere
  • Master probe
  • Probe and stylus
  • Standard and manual qualification
  • Manual / automatic probe change

Day 2

Base alignment and clearance planes
  • Primary, secondary, & tertiary axes
  • Manual and automatic alignments
Clearance Planes
  • Definition of travel paths
  • Settings
Features
  • Circle, Line, and Plane
  • Cylinder, Sphere, and Cone
  • Select Features for Characteristics
  • Strategies
  • Point List
  • Auto circle path
  • Intermediate positions
  • Sub clearance plane
  • Space point
Characteristics
  • Diameter
  • XYZ Values
  • Cartesian distance
  • Angle
  • True Position
Automatic Runs
  • Actual selection
  • All characteristics
  • Navigation
  • Speed
  • Custom/ default printouts

Day 3

Construction Features
  • Recall
  • Intersection
  • Symmetry
  • Perpendicular, Projection
  • 3D-Line
  • True Position/ Form
Special Alignment
  • Rotate
  • Rotate Distance
  • Displacement
  • New Coordinate System
Exercises

Day 4

Programming Lab
Review
  • Review any issues
Each student will receive a workbook. Each student will receive a certificate on the successful completion of the class

 

CMM Advanced Training - 4 Days

Day 1

Review of Basic Training

  • Designed to cover any issues the programmer is struggling with

CAD Programming

  • Opening a CAD model
  • CAD model manipulation
  • Picking features off the CAD model

Coordinate System

  • Cartesian coordinate systems
  • Machine coordinate systems
  • Basic System
  • Start Alignment

Features and characteristics

  • Selecting features and creating characteristics

Day 2

Fixture Alignment
  • How to create a fixture alignment
  • How to import fixture alignment into the finished program
CAD Programming – Writing a program
  • Opening a CAD model
  • CAD model manipulation
  • Picking features off the CAD model
Features and characteristics
  • Selecting features and creating characteristics
The student is now writing a CAD based program

Day 3

Review of Day 2
Begin to write a program on the customers part and incorporating a fixture alignment
CAD Programming – Writing a program
  • Opening a CAD model
  • CAD model manipulation
  • Picking features off the CAD model
Features and characteristics
  • Selecting features and creating characteristics
Scanning
  • Digitizing
  • Unknown Counter
  • Curve
  • Step Width
  • Settings

Day 4

Review of Day 3
Finish writing a program on the customers part and incorporating a fixture alignment
Review of CAD Programming

Each student will receive a certification on the successful completion of the class


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Over the Web Support

We offer over the web support for Calypso programming or training. This supports is $125.00 and hour and there is a 2 hour minimum charge.

 

What People are saying

"Mark is a highly-skilled CMM expert. He is results oriented and has a firm grasp of technical terms. Mark has a great ability to communicate in a way that can be understood by technical and non-technical personnel alike." Bob Wasilesky Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Nikon Metrology, Inc.,
“I've known Mark for about 12 years, he helped me learn the high level language in GeoMeasure. He has great patience as a teacher and is very knowledgeable within the CMM field. He is quick to share his vast knowledge with others wanting to learn how to program a CMM. His delevopment of the NewCastle CMM software is quite an accomplishment in itself. The software is very useful and easy to learn.” Duane Wade, CMM Programmer, Paragon Medical,
“Mark and I worked together on various CMM programming applications at Mitutoyo. During that time he displayed an outstanding knowledge of Mitutoyo's GeoMeasure 6000 CMM software. With that knowledge I am sure that he has developed the same capability with other CMM software systems he has worked with since then.” Jim Wessling, Owner, Metrology Solutions, Inc.,
“Mark has been extremely helpful on many occasions when dealing with complicated parts and sometimes confusing customer drawings. Often, the CMM is the only gauge capable of measuring certain features, thus a capable CMM programmer is invaluable to producing a quality part on the machine. I would highly recommend Mark to anyone who depends on a CMM to produce quality parts in their organization.” Heiko Scherrer, Application Engineer, Chiron America, Inc.,
“I worked with Mark for several years as an Applications Engineer at Mitutoyo. He has vast knowledge of CMM and general Metrology, I would highly recommend Mark for any task as a metrology professional.” Peter Rau, Applications Engineer, Mitutoyo America,
“Mark on several occasions has helped my company out with CMM programming questions and understanding GD&T and its meaning in the CMM world. He is very knowledgeable in many areas and responds quickly. Mark also has a huge network of colleagues and friends that he can rely on their knowledge. I have and would high recommend Mark as a colleague or employee in the highest regard. Dan Cortte, Quality Engineer, Kaysun,tinnitus cure