Coordinate Measuring Machines

Coordinate Measuring Machines

Macfab’s CMM Inspection services deliver best in class tools and techniques to measure, inspect and verify high precision highly complex parts as part of our full-service end to end CNC manufacturing solutions.

Accurately measuring dimensions and tolerances for complex parts is not only essential but can even be lifesaving in industries such as defense, healthcare, and aerospace. That’s why our Coordinate Measuring Machines gather a wide range of precise measurements for even the most complicated geometry.

Our automated Coordinate Measuring Machines offer high accuracy, speed and versatility. You can measure the accuracy of a part down to 0.0001 of an inch. The measurement accuracy is not dependent on an operator, and the measurements can be fully automated and programmed as well.

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Advantages of CMM Inspection

Faster Setup Time

Inspections on some types of parts can be very time consuming. A CMM can simultaneously align a part in three axes by orienting the part in drawing direction with reference points easily.
Data can then be compared directly with the drawing dimensions, and as well easily create a part reference system with operator defined orientation for further efficiency.

Single Setup

Our CMMs can align parts in one setup, so that any error coming from different orientations can be easily identified and calculated.

Task Flexibility

Our CMMs can measure almost any dimensional characteristic of a part configuration, including warped surfaces, gears and cams. No special fixtures or gages are required, and because the probe’s contact is very light, parts can be inspected without being clamped to a surface.

Improved Productivity

CMMs are much more productive than conventional inspection techniques as a result of the computational and analytical capabilities of their built in data-handling and computing systems.

Accuracy

The part coordinate system of the CMM means all measurement results are coming from one origin. This results in higher accuracy and fewer errors as compared to the traditional hand inspection tools.

Reduced Operator Influence

CMM inspection reduces the work of an operator, saving time and improving accuracy.

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A Coordinate Measuring Machine Overview

A Coordinate Measuring Machine or CMM enables high precision and accurate measurement for parts of varying dimensions. The CMM is built of a structure that moves in three dimensions, with a sensory probe, a computer control, and a recording system.

This allows the CMM to record every point of the object along the x, y, and z-axis. CMM machines come in all shapes and sizes. This is helpful not only to take measurements but also to position accurately in other precision machines. These measurements can then be used to verify initial design plans or specifications to ensure that the finished product is identical to the original design.

CMMs are most commonly constructed using granite for tables to ensure dimensional stability. The smallest CMM are portable, whereas the largest are usually built on top of a concrete foundation.

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CMM - Inspect and Verify with Ease

Whether it is highly complex parts or very small samples, our Coordinate Measuring Machines are equipped with the latest technology to manage a wide range of product verification and certification scenarios.

With our state-of-the-art and automated Coordinate Measuring Machines, you can measure across the x, y, and z-axis to build a three-dimensional point cloud that can be compared to a computer-aided design.

Whether it be a single point in a 3D shape or the whole shape, our CMM inspection services guarantee high levels of accuracy while accounting for environmental differences such as temperature and humidity. This ensures a stable testing and manufacturing condition for your production needs.

Accurately measuring dimensions and tolerances for complex parts is not only essential but can even be lifesaving in industries such as defense, healthcare, and aerospace. That’s why our Coordinate Measuring Machines gather a wide range of precise measurements for even the most complicated geometry.

Our automated Coordinate Measuring Machines offer high accuracy, speed and versatility. You can measure the accuracy of a part down to 0.0001 of an inch. The measurement accuracy is not dependent on an operator, and the measurements can be fully automated and programmed as well.

We provide a full-suite of CMM inspection services for small to medium-sized parts with 700 x 1000 x 600 mm travel. We complement this with our world-class precision engineering services, making Macfab a one-stop-shop for all your manufacturing needs. At Macfab, we deal with components of small to medium sizes when verifying using CMMs. Your project is in safe hands with our advanced CMM capabilities.

Our CMM Inspection Services are a value add to our full service precision CNC manufacturing solutions.