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Coordinate Measuring
Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM)

RFM has assembled a document on the basics of coordinate measuring. The Table of Contents are detailed below and the 27 page document can be received for free by contacting RFM.

Table of Contents

1. Understanding the CMM
        a. The Coordinate System
        b. The Machine Coordinate System
        c. The Part Coordinate System 
2. What is Alignment

3. What is a Datum

4. What is a Translation

5. What is Rotation

6. Measured and Constructed Features

7. What is Volumetric Compensation

8. Qualifying Probe Tips

9. Projections

10. Using Effective Probe Techniques

11. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Contact RFM to receive a free copy of the Basics of Coordinate Measuring (PDF).