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Science of measurement; the principles on which precision machining, quality control and inspection are based. See precision machining, measurement.
- precision machining ( precision measurement)
precision machining ( precision measurement)
Machining and measuring to exacting standards. Four basic considerations are: dimensions, or geometrical characteristics such as lengths, angles and diameters of which the sizes are numerically specified; limits, or the maximum and minimum sizes permissible for a specified dimension; tolerances, or the total permissible variations in size; and allowances, or the prescribed differences in dimensions between mating parts.
Highlighting the benefits of modular metrology fixtures versus traditional methods, this brief video covers the differences in set-up times, ease of set up, inspection repeatability, part stability and metrology accuracy. Posted Feb. 1 by Renishaw Inc., a global precision measurement equipment and software company, the video also features the company's FixtureBuilder software.