Selecting the right measuring equipment for dimensional measurement tasks is very important.  The basic approach is:  THE APPLICATION DETERMINES THE SENSOR.  The user needs to consider various aspects when making this decision.

Multisensor Coordinate Measuring Machines due to their high level of flexibility, multisensor coordinate measuring machines are used in many applications today.  Several optical and tactile sensors are calibrated precisely to each of their and capture even complex workpiece geometries when used in combination.

Computed Tomography measuring with computed tomography is even simpler.  Instead of individual measurement points or scan lines, as with conventional CMMs, the CT produces a point cloud of the entire workpiece.

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