A coordinate measuring machine is a tool that consists of a few different parts such as a motion system, a probing system, a computer and measurement software. CMMs usually use glass or another type of reflective material as their scale to measure each axis within a machine’s movement range. The finer the marks are on a scale, the finer the resolution of the reading will be. There are many different probes that you can use with a CMM such as a touch trigger probe or an analogue probe.
- Coordinate Measuring Machines use glass or another reflective scale to measure the position of each axis.
- The finer the marks on a scale the finer the resolution the reading of the coordinates will be.
- Probes for a coordinate measuring machine can use different mechanisms to trigger such as trigger probes and analogue proves.
“Although aluminum and granite frames are both common, granite’s superior thermal stability and vibration damping makes it the most effective option.”