Mitutoyo CorporationEstablished 1934
Mitutoyo was founded in 1934 by Yehan Numata with one product, the micrometer. Mitutoyo’s philosophy at that time was to make high-quality micrometers, but also to produce them in quantities that made them affordable and available to all of manufacturing. This philosophy was expanded in the next several decades to include a wider product offering, and it made Mitutoyo the benchmark brand for calipers, dial indicators, and other measuring tools.
The vernier caliper gives a direct reading of the distance measured with high accuracy and precision. It comprises a calibrated scale with a fixed jaw, and another jaw, with a pointer, that slides along the scale. The distance between the jaws is then read from the position of the pointer directly on the scale.
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