A CMM can tell that a part is out of spec, but that’s just a symptom and rarely provides enough information to identify and correct a problem. The standard first question is “Is there a trend; will this be an ongoing problem?” An ideal reporting system can help answer this question. Use this 7-point checklist for guidance.
Recently, measurement technology in manufacturing environments has taken a leap forward. Just as cell phones and integrated wireless computer peripherals have become common, integrated wireless technology is moving onto the shop floor. Integrated wireless in digital calipers and indicators offers users substantial benefits over cabled or add-on wireless transmitter devices.