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A method of measuring an object uses a coordinate measuring machine, which is positioned within an environment (e.g., a clean room). The method receives sensing information relating to the coordinate measuring machine, the environment, or both the coordinate measuring machine and the environment. Next, the method controls the coordinate measuring machine to perform, based on the sensing information, a specified mechanical action.


Patent
Hexagon Metrology Inc. | Date: 2016-05-27

A method and apparatus for measuring an object using a coordinate measuring machine locates the object using logic associated with the coordinate measurement machine. In response to locating the object, a controller directs a measuring device of the coordinate measuring machine to measure the object.


Patent
Hexagon Metrology Inc. | Date: 2015-03-27

A coordinate measuring machine has a base for supporting an object, a movable assembly having a probe for measuring the object, and a rail movably guiding the movable assembly along its length. The rail includes carbon fiber and has a rail CTE. The coordinate measuring machine also has an air bearing member circumscribing the rail and fixedly coupled with the movable assembly. The air bearing member has a member CTE, which is about equal to the rail engineered CTE.


Patent
Hexagon Metrology Inc. | Date: 2014-05-29

A method of measuring an object registers the object with a model of the object, and determines at least one feature of the object to scan. Next, the method controls an X-ray scanning device to scan less than the entirety of the object to produce visual data representing at least one scanned portion. The at least one scanned portion has the at least one feature, while the X-ray scanning device is controlled as a function of registering the object and model.


Patent
Hexagon Metrology Inc. | Date: 2015-09-22

An apparatus and method of measuring an object (having at least two edges) projects a plurality of x-ray images of the object. At least two of the plurality of x-ray images are projected from different directions relative to the object. The apparatus and method also locate the at least two edges in the x-ray images, and ray trace a plurality of lines. Each ray traced line is tangent to at least one point on at least one of the located edges. Next, the apparatus and method reconstruct at least a partial wireframe model of the object from the tangent points of the ray traced lines. The wireframe model includes the at least two edges. Finally, the apparatus and method measure between the at least two edges of the at least partial wireframe model.


Patent
Hexagon Metrology Inc. | Date: 2015-09-17

A multi-mode coordinate measuring machine system can be configured to measure coordinates in a variety of ways with a certain set of components. For example, an articulated arm coordinate measuring machine can measure coordinates on an object using a contact probe or a non-contact measuring device mounted on the articulated arm. Then, a user can remove the non-contact measuring device from the articulated arm coordinate measuring machine, and take additional measurements of the object that can be aligned with measurements taken by the articulated arm and devices attached thereto.


Patent
Hexagon Metrology Inc. | Date: 2015-06-08

An articulating probe for use with a coordinate measuring machine comprises an attachment portion, a measuring portion, and at least one articulating joint. The attachment portion can be configured for attachment to a coordinate measuring machine. The measuring portion can be configured to contact an object to be measured by the coordinate measuring machine. The at least one articulating joint can be configured to allow rotation between the attachment portion and the measuring portion. Further, the articulating joint can comprise an angular sensor configured to measure an angle of the joint.


Patent
Hexagon Metrology Inc. | Date: 2015-01-06

A coordinate measurement device comprises an articulated arm having a first end, a second end, and a plurality of jointed arm segments therebetween. Each arm segment defines at least one axis of rotation. A laser scanner assembly is coupled to the second end of the arm and is rotatable about a last axis of rotation of the articulated arm. The laser scanner assembly comprises a laser and an image sensor. The laser is positioned on an opposite side of the last axis of rotation from the image sensor.


Patent
Hexagon Metrology Inc. | Date: 2015-09-21

In some embodiments, an articulated arm coordinate measurement machine can include a plurality of transfer members and a plurality of articulation members connecting the plurality of transfer members to each other to measure an angle between the transfer members. The machine can additionally include at least one coordinate acquisition member positioned at an end of the articulated arm. Further, the machine can include a harness connected to at least one of the group consisting of the transfer members and the articulation members to support at least a portion of the weight of the transfer members and the articulation members. The harness can also be configured to mount to a human.


Patent
Hexagon Metrology Inc. | Date: 2015-04-14

A method and apparatus for measuring an object using a CMM receives nominal geometry data relating to the object, and produces a set-up path based on the received nominal geometry data. The method also conducts a set-up measurement of the object using a CMM probe. The CMM probe conducts the set-up measurement by following the set-up path, and the set-up measurement of the object produces scan path information. The method generates a scan path using the scan path information, and controls the CMM probe to conduct a fine measurement of the object by causing the CMM probe to move along the generated scan path.

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