Testing proposal for an optically tracked CMM (OTCMM) in a pre-normative context

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ConferenceThe Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC), July 24-30, 2016, SE Nashville, Tennessee
AbstractThe current sets of internationally-recognized standards and some national guidelines in the area of coordinate measurement systems (CMS) represent a fundamental way to ensure better communication about a system’s specifications between users and manufacturers. The documentary and physical standards produced to date help solve part of an issue faced by companies that integrate contact or non-contact three-dimensional (3D) coordinate measurement machines (CMM) into their production pipeline: deciding in which technology to invest. Quality CMMs typically involve a significant investment when considering the cost of equipment, training, software, and maintenance contracts over the functional lifetime of a given system or systems, notwithstanding the requirements of the global nature of manufacturing activities. With recent interests in portable CMMs, documentary and physical standards have attracted the attention of industrial users and the technical community at large. Both tethered like articulated arm CMM (AACMM) and untethered like optically tracked CMM (OTCMM) systems have emerged from being nice to have to the must have 3D equipment on the shop floor. Portability and flexibility for in-process product measurements and verification are displacing more traditional methods that require fixed gantries especially when OTCMM are combined with vibration tracking ancillary devices that can dampen the effects of typical shop floor on the quality of 3D measured coordinates.
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AffiliationMeasurement Science and Standards; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number23001166
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