API Services Celebrates a Decade Beyond Measure

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Contract Metrology Services Company Marks Ten Years in Business

Newport News, VA API’s Services Division has announced the completion of their tenth year providing customized, expert metrology results on a contract basis all over the world.

Founded in 2008, API Services provides personalized three-dimensional laser tracker scanning and calibration services to customers in industries ranging from aerospace to shipbuilding. They operate out of a state-of-the-art calibration lab in Newport News, VA, and their team of experienced Service Engineers travel the globe to meet customer needs.

API Services can help with every step in the manufacturing process. They can scan a prototype part to create a model for mass production, inspect the first pieces off the production line to ensure accuracy, do spot checks throughout the manufacturing process to maintain repeatability, reverse engineer old parts to return them to production, and calibrate machine tools to check for inaccuracies and help compensate for their errors. At their Calibration Lab in Newport News, they calibrate API’s Radian Laser Tracker series, and can even certify other tracker brands.

The secret is the people of API Services. “If I count it up, we probably have more than 300 years of metrology experience across our team,” said Ron Hicks, VP of Global Services for API. “With that kind of experience, they’re able to adapt very quickly on an inspection and identify solutions that help the customer get results with their process”.

API Services pairs that experience with API’s top of the line products. “Our service engineers use our products, all of them. They use the Radian trackers, all of our MTC products, our SMRs, the vProbe, and they would give you a tremendous recommendation for our products,” Ron Hicks added. “I’m really excited to bring API’s equipment to more manufacturers throughout the world.”

API Services has been providing tailored metrology applications for a decade. They are ready to help customers from all industries usher in the next one.

About API Services

In 2008, API launched its highly successful Global Services Division.  API Services specializes in three-dimensional measurements and high-value metrology solutions. API Services is home to some of the world’s leading three-dimensional metrology technical experts, with many certified by the Coordinate Metrology Society.  With over 300 years of combined metrology experience, our measurement specialists are the authority on the latest three-dimensional measurement systems such as laser trackers, digital photogrammetry, 3D laser scanning systems and other integrated systems.  Our core personnel come from the same industries we serve: aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding and energy.  The machine tool calibration team is world-class, offering the latest machine compensation methods; including volumetric solutions.  Supporting our technical experts are API’s Engineering Team with 25 people having multiple Ph.D., Master’s and Bachelor Degrees.

To solve your problems, Automated Precision offers metrology products, dimensional inspection and services including consulting, calibration, machine tool error mapping, contract measurement, 3D CAD modeling and reverse engineering.  The continuous integration of the most advanced measurement technologies available today and superior customer support are the primary objectives of API.  We look forward to serving you.

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