Replacing GO/NO-GO Gages with a Portable CMM

Technology is improving at a rapid rate, and as goods become more advanced, the parts that make up the total become more complex as well. This complexity leads to tighter tolerances when performing quality assurance. A small run of parts can be checked on a traditional CMM. This process is very thorough and yields a large amount of useful data that can be tracked and correlated. A drawback to this method is that parts must be taken from the shop floor into a CMM lab for testing, which is very time consuming. Additionally, using a CMM for high volume inspection often leads to bottlenecking caused by a lack of CMM operators or lack of time to complete a full inspection of a large volume of parts. […]