When General Motors Corp.'s Allison Transmission Div. (Indianapolis) began pilot production at a new plant in Baltimore early last year, the company encountered big problems with a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) used in its main housing and fabrication cell.
It can be rolled up and carried under a person's arm. It can be crumpled up like paper and it can be rolled over with an automobile tire. Of course, the last thing is what the pressure pad is made to do.
Manufacturers’ demands for versatility, accuracy, higher throughput, greater point density and continuous operation have resulted in the development of coordinate measuring machine (CMM) probes designed for a range of applications.