Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs) are used in practically every industry that requires precise dimensional inspection of manufactured parts. In today's competitive environment, manufacturers demand CMMs that are accurate, reliable, fast, economical, and provide maximum flexibility with respect to operating environment.
In order to meet these often conflicting requirements and provide maximum value in the products delivered to their customers, CMM manufacturers must make informed design decisions, intelligent material choices, and employ novel techniques.
The end result should be an affordable machine that is highly accurate, measures parts quickly, and is relatively insensitive to its environment. The key to achieving this goal is the careful management of the machine's intrinsic error.
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