First of all to know all details regarding tasks to do with CMM:
- Smallest tolerance to apply, in order to choose the correct resolution and uncertainty.
- Biggest size of parts / devices to measure, in order choose the right CMM size.
- Take in account: Bigger CMM --> smaller accuracy
~Aguilar L, Quality Senior Engineer, Puebla, Mexico
Don't stop with the first you see and try them out on some of your harder parts to measure. Try programming simple part to see if the program is as simple as the part.
~Donald S, Quality Control, Greenville, TX
Handle the Machine with Care,Use all the Listed Safety precautions,Keep the Machine in Vibrationless environment
~Prasanna V, Quality Control, Chennai, India
Maintain the ambient conditions for keeping this machine, it will give you best results every time.
~Arsalan Ahmad, Process Engineer, Lahore, Pakistan
Software selection and training until the operators get it. Get the CAD Files to program too.
~Thomas Bates, Sr. Quality Engineer, Huntsville, AR
Review and check several suppliers. and check their applications.
~Francisco Saldana, Facilities Manager, Monterrey, NL, Mexico
Be sure what is your number one application before you buy
~Mihai Jipa, Managing Partner, Bucharest, Romania
Look at the ease of use on software before hardware.
~Paul F, CMM Programmer and operator (Portable And Table), Elgin, IL
Sorry, never actually used one myself.
~Engineer, Christchurch, New Zealand
Do not buy the first M/C you see
~Mark W, Quality Control, Birmingham, England
Pcdmis is very good
~Michael H, Quality Control, Huntsville, AL
RETAIN AN EXPERT
~GERALD ROSSANO, Engineering Consultant, FORT MYERS, FL