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Point Probes and How to Calibrate them for Portable Coordinate Measuring Machines (Measurement Arms)

By | FARO®, Portable CMM Arm, Tips, Uncategorized

Point probes are a specific sharp pointed probe design that needs special consideration when calibrating them and using them. They differ from a ball probe in that they do not rely on the diameter of a ball to contact the part and then rely on a specified radial offset that calculates the location of the center of the ball to…

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SMR Cleaning Instructions

By | Laser Tracker, SMR, Tips

Please  click here for downloadable cleaning instructions in PDF format. Spherically Mounted Rertroreflectors (“SMRs”) are precision tools used in a variety of environments to measure and record data on tools, assemblies, and other objects using a laser tracker. SMRs can accumulate dirt, grime, and other foreign material which can reduce the SMR’s ability to return the laser beam and track well. It is…

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