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3-axis measuring tool

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10-20-2013 11:18 PM




I was unsure where to post this, hope this is an acceptable place.



Have a weldment assembly, ca. 2 x 1 x 1 meters in size. Manufacturing is struggling to do an accurate control measurement of placement of arms. Does anyone know of a good tool for this? We have an infinty scan/plot device, but this is to expensive to use in that environment by unfamiliar(sometimes) people. 


Something mechanical that can be used to make +/- 1mm measurements in 3 axis would be great.

I am picturing a slide ruler with an "elevator or something of that sort.


Any tips?

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Re: 3-axis measuring tool

10-21-2013 09:06 AM in reply to: terje.antonsen

First thought would be lasergrammetry.  Second thought would be a total station.  Those are the only tools I'm aware of that can provide the accuracy you are looking for, reconciled across multiple dimensions.

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