Coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are used in 3D printing to measure the dimensions and geometries of 3D printed parts and components. CMMs use a touch probe or laser scanner to collect precise measurements of the part's surface features and dimensions.
CMMs are capable of measuring parts with high accuracy and precision, making them ideal for quality control and inspection in industries such as aerospace, automotive, and medical. They can be used to measure features such as hole diameter, surface flatness, and feature location.
The measurement data collected by a CMM can be used to verify the accuracy of the 3D printed part and ensure that it meets the desired specifications. If any discrepancies are found, adjustments can be made to the 3D model or printing process to correct the issues.
CMMs can be automated, which allows for faster and more efficient measurement of multiple parts. They can also be integrated with specialized software that can analyze the measurement data and generate reports on the part's quality and conformance to specifications.