CMMs are the most accurate metrology equipment available for quality inspection. However, due to their widespread use in a manufacturing environment, they can nevertheless become bottlenecks and not be available for inspections. Moreover, they can potentially generate critical delays in shipping produced parts to customers. There are now several alterative metrology instruments that can help QC managers unload their CMMs and perform accurate measurements right on the shop floor, regardless of harsh working environments and instabilities.
CMM or portable metrology: how to choose the most effective measuring tool
May 1, 2017