Company Profile | August 24, 1999

Brown and Sharpe

Source: Brown & Sharpe, Inc.
Brown & Sharpe Brown & Sharpe is the world's leading manufacturer of dimensional measuring equipment. The product line ranges from hand-held precision measuring tools such as calipers and micrometers to custom metrology equipment, optical measuring instruments, coordinate measuring machines, inspection software, and integrated measuring systems. Brown & Sharpe also offers a full range of aftermarket services including calibration, contract measurement, equipment retrofits and rebuilds, software upgrades, parts, maintenance and repair services, technical support, and training.

The company has recently added disk and flat panel measuring systems to its product line. These advanced systems combine elements of particle physics, optics, high speed electronics, and signal processing for extremely accurate surface analysis.

Brown & Sharpe operates 12 manufacturing plants and 23 Precision Centers on three continents, including Brown & Sharpe Qianshao, a new joint venture company, providing coordinate measuring machine R&D, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service, and customer support throughout China and Asia. To make access easier, the company has launched, a site that offers virtual hardware and software demonstrations, interactive technical support and easy, on-line purchasing.