15000 Johns Hopkins Dr
Rockville, MD 20850
For 35 years, API has developed a portfolio of dimensional metrology sensors. With Dynamic 9D LADAR’s ability to deliver robot or rail-mounted automated non-contact measurements, API’s innovative sensors are now fulfilling Manufacturing 4.0 and Quality 4.0 initiatives. These initiatives are completed through API’s Integrated Metrology (iM) portfolio of solutions to go above and beyond conventional portable metrology. iM is the integration of API’s latest products and technologies for factory/process automation, with 9D LADAR serving as the culmination of our three decades of effort. But LADAR does not replace the Laser Tracker. In API’s iM vision, Laser Trackers work with LADAR to produce a single, integrated, 6DoF precision, large volume solution, offering maximum set-up flexibility. LADAR is the final piece that allows API to completely deliver on Dr. Lau’s original vision of tracked robots delivering high precision measurements at the speed of production. iM focuses on factory automation using robots for machining, assembly, and inspection, but also includes integration with conventional CMMs and CNCs where higher precision manufacturing processes are needed. For those applications, API’s MTC and VEC solutions provide the inspection, verification, and calibration needed at speeds that keep production running. iM unites API’s complete offering of high precision sensors and our Globally Local team of Real Metrologists to deliver high speed, high precision Industry 4.0 solutions to quality departments around the world.