Designers of consumer electronics gear, it seems, are constantly developing ways to shrink a product's size without sacrificing features or capabilities found in the bigger model it is meant to replace.
Michelangelo used the principles of reverse engineering to create great sculptures. Today, manufacturers use it to create images of products to speed up prototyping, manufacturing and testing processes.
Multisensor coordinate measuring machines integrate vision, laser and traditional touch probe measuring technologies into a single system. If done right, these high-end machines can be a natural fit for today's flexible manufacturing cells.