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and multisensor coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are no longer used
exclusively in the inspection lab. More and more, they are used directly in
production. This means that operators must sometimes measure at temperatures
that deviate greatly from calibration temperature. Measurement errors resulting
from this temperature differential are often underestimated and neglected and,
therefore, cause errors in measurement results.