Good practice training for Portable CMM Arms
Duration: 1 Day
Location: Bristol and Bath Science Park
Portable arms have become established as an essential measurement tool in manufacturing, and are being used in an increasing variety of engineering sectors. The diversity of uses for arms can make it difficult to ensure that measurements are always conducted using sound metrology principles and are used appropriately.
This one-day event is aimed at portable arm operators and other staff involved in the planning or delivery of coordinate measurement.
The course includes:
- The foundations that underpin good measurement practice
- Measurement planning - reference networks, datums, tooling, reach and access setup, probe/scanner selection
- Environmental considerations and how to handle them, including an appreciation of measurement uncertainty
- Field checks, drift checks and monitoring the results
- Data collection strategies - number and distribution of measurement points, offsets, and suitable analysis methods
- Measurement System Analysis - how to ensure that equipment and processes generate data that is consistent, robust and fit-for-purpose
- Documentation - operator controls, work instructions, reporting, equipment maintenance and calibration records
The course is primarily classroom based, but includes practical exercises for participants to complete with a portable arm. There are also workbook-based questions to complete, helping to embed learning and ensure that concepts are understood. The concepts are universal and the course is not tied to a specific software or hardware platform.
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Our Training Facilities
Our training facilities are located at the National Composite Centre at the Bristol and Bath Science Park. This is easily accessible, just off Junction 19 on the M4 and ten minutes from the M5.