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Archive > 1997 > September/October 1997 > Thermal Effects on CMMs

The article "Thermal Effects on CMMs" appeared in the September/October 1997 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
The trend toward moving coordinate measuring machines to the shop floor to become an integral part of the manufacturing operations brings real time process control within the reach of many companies. Putting measuring machines on the shop floor, however, subjects them to harsh environmental conditions. Like any measuring system, CMMs are sensitive to any ambient condition that deviates from the "perfect" conditions of the metrology lab.

Keywords
CMM, inspection, measurement, coordinate measuring machines, temperature

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