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Use of laser triangulation probes in coordinate measuring machines for part tolerance inspection and reverse engineering
Author(s): Warren H. Stevenson
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Paper Abstract

Laser triangulation range sensors mounted in coordinate measuring machines are finding increasing use for dimensional measurement applications. These applications include confirming that part dimensions are within tolerances and, in some cases, providing the dimensional database needed to reverse engineer products. This paper summarizes the results of recent studies on the performance characteristics of triangulation probes, describes certain effects which are not commonly understood, and presents concepts for improved designs and data analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1821, Industrial Applications of Optical Inspection, Metrology, and Sensing, (28 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.145557
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Warren H. Stevenson, Purdue Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1821:
Industrial Applications of Optical Inspection, Metrology, and Sensing
Gordon M. Brown; Kevin G. Harding; H. Philip Stahl, Editor(s)

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