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Temperature and Dimensional Measurements

Description: As presented by Jim Salsbury at Mitutoyo America's Open House June 7, 2018. Download handout:  Tech Presentation - Temperature and Dimensional Measurements handout The Mitutoyo Institute of Metrology provides educational courses and on-demand resources across a wide variety of measurement related topics including basic inspection techniques, principles of dimensional metrology, calibration methods and GD&T. We can be contacted via email at, via phone at 888-MITUTOYO or 630-723-3620, or visit the Education home page. Education Home on_demand_logo...

Common Mistakes in Dimensional Calibration Methods

Description: Mitutoyo America Corporation has a long history of providing world-class calibration services as well as premier educational instruction in calibration methods and techniques. This presentation is based on some of the key issues that have been observed in our popular Hands-On Gage Calibration course over the years. Calibration is all about maintaining quality and establishing traceability for measuring equipment. To achieve these goals, calibration must be a well-engineered search for errors. Economic realities limit the amount of time and testing in calibration, and therefore methods must be chosen wisely to provide the most information with the least amount of work. This presentation leverages the excellent American national standards available in dimensional metrology – the B89 series of standards developed under the auspices of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers ( This presentation has been delivered by Mitutoyo...

CMM-GD&T Measurement Planning

Description: This presentation has been delivered at a number of national and international events, and based on the positive response received, Mitutoyo America Corporation wanted to make it more widely available. Many users of coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) struggle with the measurement of workpieces toleranced in accordance with ASME Y14.5 (GD&T). There is no measurement method dictated by ASME Y14.5, as this standard is for defining product requirements and is not a measurement compliance standard. Users of CMMs must consider a number of business and technical factors when planning a measurement method. This presentation introduces the topic of measurement planning and highlights the American national standard on Dimensional Measurement Planning, ASME B89.7.2. This presentation recommends organizations develop best practices for CMM use, and some examples and topics for consideration are discussed. Read more Comments are closed

Testing CMMs and the ISO 10360 standards

Description: This technical presentation provides an overview of the specifications used to describe the accuracy of coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) along with the methods and tools used to calibrate CMMs in the field. The national and international standards used by all CMM manufacturers, including the ISO 10360 series, will be discussed. The history and purpose of standardized testing will also be briefly reviewed to provide understanding on how the calibration of CMMs differs from other measuring equipment. This presentation will also discuss the role of CMM calibration in traceability and show how Mitutoyo America provides traceability to CMM calibrations. test_cmm_ho_pic Download handout style: Tech Presentation - Testing CMMs and the ISO 10360 standards Handout test_cmm_pres_pic

Testing vision CMMs and ISO 10360-7

Description: ISO 10360-7:2011 is the first international standard to address the calibration and testing of non-contacting coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) equipped with any type of imaging probing system, such as video or vision measuring instruments. This technical presentation provides an overview of this standard along with some insight into the options available in the standard. This presentation also explains how the tests in this standard can be used for the most modern three-dimensional measuring systems while still providing testing methods to meet the needs of older systems. test_viscmm_ho_pic Download handout style:  Tech Presentation - Testing Vision CMMs and ISO 10360-7 Handout test_viscmm_pres_pic Download presentation style: