When manufacturing organizations integrated coordinate measuring machines within their processes in the 1960’s, their main objective was to inspect manufactured products to ensure that key dimensions were within their specifications. Thirty years later, point-cloud scanning technologies emerged and made it possible to quickly digitize and analyze tooling, prototype pieces, and pilot assemblies to reduce time to market while engineering a new product. Today, as we have successfully integrated dimensional analysis and quality control workflows within a single solution, you can now deploy a common 3D measurement platform for your entire product engineering and manufacturing lifecycle.
Metrologists know that measurement systems aren't perfect. By performing a Measurement System Analysis (MSA), you can identify the components of variation in your measurement process and take corrective measures to ensure it represents no more than 30% of measured deviations.