AIMS Metrology acquires Measurement Specialties Inc.


AIMS Metrology, a Dayton, Ohio-based OEM for coordinate measuring machines, has acquired the assets of Measurement Specialties Inc. (MSI). Also based in Dayton, MSI calibrated, certified, and programmed Sheffield [and other brands] CMMs and provided retrofit and repair services. In 2017, AIMS purchased CMI Technologies to expand control quality and delivery timeframes for components it produces for its Revolution Series 5-axis CMMs. MSI will expand AIMS’ service footprint.

“MSI has more than 100 years of combined experience in the measurement and inspection industry,” said AIMS Vice President Mark Gearding. “Adding that tribal knowledge to our team allows us to ramp up customer support for our Revolution Series CMMs as well as Sheffield machines and other brands. It also allows us to add employees with high-value skill sets. Since the pandemic, we’ve seen an uptick in our retrofit and upgrade business.”

AIMS plans to cross-train its service engineers to enhance support capabilities. The OEM will also be able to increase its capabilities for the development and application of custom part programs.

AIMS designs and produces coordinate measuring machines integrated with 5-axis measurement technology for accurate, flexible three-dimensional inspection of in-process and post process parts. The OEM’s line of Revolution Series 5-axis LM and HB CMMs are built in the United States and engineered for the shop floor, the lab, and automated applications in smart factory settings. AIMS expanded its line in 2020 with the 5-axis multisensory Summit 10.10.10 developed for high volume, large parts inspection. The OEM’s CMMs are exclusively supported by Renishaw technology through probe heads, touch probes, scanning probes, incremental encoder scale systems, change racks, styli, controls, and Modus software. In addition to matching customer requirements with the right turnkey CMM system, AIMS provides installation, calibration, service/support, and training. Machine retrofits and refurbished equipment are also available.