Coordinate measuring machines (CMM) are devices used to find out coordinates of a point on a specific, moving work piece. CMM come in very handy in various industrial applications. They are available in different sizes and designs and each machine might be different from the other. Some machines focus on providing solutions to a specific problem and they are also the ones most sought after.
Prices of different coordinate measuring machines
Different kinds of machines Many manufacturers produce different kinds of machines. Each has a different aim and technology used in every different machine also differs from the others. Some of the popular and trusted brands offering a wide range of measuring machines are Zeiss, Nikon, Walter, AberLink, FARO, Rational, Creaform, Hexagon Metrology, GP Inc, Mitutoyo, Starett and Microplan. Some of the manufacturers like Zeiss and Nikon offer many machines designed for different applications. Zeiss Zeiss, a popular brand in the niche, has several machines. The most expensive and the most accurate machine is the 3D optical coordinate measuring machine. The bridge-type machines are also useful but have far less features than former. Zeiss is one of the most expensive brands and you will have to pay a hefty sum to own one of its products. Nikon has a similar range in which the 3D optical machine offers better features than its bridge-type counterparts. The prices might not be as high as Zeiss but you can't consider the deal a bargain. Mitutoyo Corporation Mitutoyo Corporation is one of the well known suppliers of CMM machines to the industry. It has a large range of products ranging from the high accuracy machines to portable CMM and optical probes to manual probes. The cost is definitely less than the two former manufacturers and you can consider Mitutoyo for ordering in bulk. Other manufacturers also offer products and you can research further about all the manufacturers and compare the prices.
Applications of coordinate measuring machines
With different kinds of coordinate measuring machines in the market, one can choose according to his/her requirement. They are useful in a lot of applications. Their use in dimensional measurement is well-known. Features Apart from that they also help in triangulation, profile management, imaging, digitising an object, object measurement and depth measurements. To carry out all these applications with precision, many features like adaptability, protection, software applications and temperature adjustment is taken care of.