High Technology Inspection Services
3-D CNC, Inc. can assist you in precision technology inspection measurement services. We are fully equipped to offer open layout inspection services, vision system inspection services, and coordinate measuring machine dimensional inspection services.
Send us your parts, and we can present to you fully documented inspection reports to your specifications. Our capabilities can accurately measure down to +/- .00002."
Please give a 3-D CNC representative a call to discuss your requirements. We are eager to serve you.
Inspection Measurement Services Capabilities
- Open layout inspection services
- Vision measuring system inspection services
- Coordinate measuring machine system inspection services
What is a Coordinate Measuring Machine? (CMM)
A Coordinate Measuring Machine or CMM is a device for measuring the physical geometrical characteristics of an object. This machine may be manually controlled by an operator or it may be computer controlled. Measurements are defined by a probe attached to the moving axis of the machine. The probe touches the part of interest and allows collecting discrete points on the object's surface.
The typical CMM is composed of three axes, an X, Y and Z. These axes are orthogonal to each other in a typical three dimensional coordinate system. Each axis has a very accurate scale system that indicates the location of that axis. All three axes are displayed on a digital readout. The probe is used to touch different spots on the part being measured. The machine then uses the X,Y,Z coordinates of each of these points to determine size and position. Newer models like the Zeiss Prismo CMM at 3-D CNC, Inc. have probes that drag along the surface of the part taking points at specified intervals. This method of CMM inspection is more accurate than the conventional touch-probe method and most times faster as well.