**What this book is:**This book is not a training manual but educational manual on how to apply CMM techniques across all CMM software platforms.

Common Conversion Factors

Environment Settings

Coordinate-Measuring Machine (CMM) Probes

Touch Trigger Probes

- Resistive
- Strain-gauge
- Piezo

Passive Sensors

- Simplicity
- Dynamic Response

- Complexity
- Dynamic Response

CMM Stylus Selection

Stylus Variables

- Stylus Sphericity (roundness)
- Stylus Bending
- Thermal stability
- Coefficient Expansion

DMIS Probe Command Set

Measurement Uncertainty

Measurement Uncertainty and your CMM System

- MPE = Maximum Permissible Error
- MPEE - Maximum Permissible Error for length measurement
- MPEP - Maximum Permissible Error for probing
- ISO 10360-2 Where do E and P apply?
- MPERONt(MZCI) - Maximum Permissible Error for form measurement (roundness)
- MPETHP and MPEĎ„ - Maximum Permissible Error for scanning probing

Projection Planes and Plane Normal Vectors

Understanding the 6 Degrees of Freedom

- Using The Correct CMM Alignment Principles

- Alignment
- Datum
- Origin
- Coordinate System
- 3-2-1 Setup
- Coordinate Systems

- What is a Coordinate System?
- How Do I Create A Coordinate System?
- Myths And Truths About Establishing Coordinate Systems
- Cartesian Coordinate System
- Polar Coordinate System
- Spherical Coordinate System
- Datum Definition When the Datum Is a Cylinder
- Basic Alignment Strategies
- Sample Alignments
- Plane/ Line/ Line
- Plane/ Line/ Point
- Plane/ Circle/ Line
- Plane/ Circle/ Circle
- Advanced Alignment Strategies
- Best-Fit Alignment
- RPS Alignment
- CAD Alignment

- Circle
- Cylinder
- Line
- 2d Line
- 3D Line Spatial Vector
- Cone
- Partial Arcs
- Measurement Methods
- Measurement Strategies
- Diameters

- Data from Scanning
- Filtering – What is it?
- Filter Methods
- Filtering Types

- What Are Direction Vectors .
- How To Calculate Direction Vectors
- Direction Vectors for Common Angles

Gage R&R

- Terminology of R&R
- Variability
- How to perform a Gage R&R
- Gage R&R Method
- The 10% Rule
- Calculating Gage R&R
- What If the Gage R&R Is Not Good?

DMIS Commands

- General Setup Commands
- Machine Settings
- Operator Prompts
- Sensor Select

- Three Step Method
- One Step Method
- Measurement Features
- Work Plane

Trigonometry Calculations

- Angle Measurement
- The concept of angle
- Right Hand Triangles
- Oblique Triangles
- How to Calculate Chord Length

Create Your Own Bolt Hole Calculator in Excel

- Getting Started
- The Formulas

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

**EXPANDED GD&T SECTION**

- GD&T Resources
- GD&T printed or web materials
- GD&T Training Companies
- Datum Feature Constraints
- Profile
- Changes to GD&T
- New and Refined Modifiers
- Expanded Profile of Surface and Line

CAD

- Data Exchange
- IGES and Step
- Issues When Programming From CAD
- Surface Normals

CAD Modeling

- The Basics
- Reverse Engineering
- CMM Scanning Options

Higher Level Language Examples

- Common HLL Usages
- Jump To
- If-Then-Else Statement
- Relational Operators
- Call External Program
- Write a program to calibrate a disc, cylinder, or shaft styli .
- Save results and increment serial numbers
- Write a program to query if a fixture alignment needs run .
- Write a program to add date and time stamping
- Write a program to add operator input

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