Expert Automotive CMM Service

What is a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)?

A coordinate measuring machine, or CMM, is a machine with a fine electronic probe used to measure discrete points on an object. 

Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs) have applications in many different industries. They are commonly used for quality assurance purposes. In the automotive industry, CMM’s are also used to measure suspension hardpoints for use in vehicle dynamics simulations.

Man measuring suspension with CMM

More Than a Machine: Automotive Experience + CMM

 While many companies offer FARO arm measurements, our automotive experience makes us your best choice for CMM of suspension hardpoints.

We can measure XYZ coordinates of suspension pick-up points, chassis, drive-train, and body reference locations for complete vehicles and/or vehicle sub-assemblies. This information is invaluable for vehicle build quality assessments and computer modeling/vehicle simulation work. 

Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) Diagram

Our in-house FARO Platinum Arm is available for use as an add-on to a K&C test, where it can quickly and easily measure the deflection of components under realistic loading conditions.

Our Coordinate Measurement Machine Process

Our K&C rig provides a unique (and ideal) reference for vehicle CMM work. The center portion of the rig is a precision ground-plane surface plate that conveniently five feet off the ground. 

The rig provides excellent accessibility to key measurement locations (like suspension pick-up point geometry), and the staff at Morse Measurements is vehicle-minded. We can boil down complex CMM measurements into useful results for vehicle design validation and computer modeling.

Coordinate measurements are made using an in-house FARO Platinum arm. Complete vehicle suspension pick-up point geometry can typically be measured in one day. You are provided with the XYZ coordinates in the reference frame of your choice in an easy to read and understand spreadsheet. You are also provided with the raw data files and constructions if more detailed information is required. Upon request, IGS files can be delivered as well.

Advantages to CMM at Morse Measurements

Accuracy:

Our K&C rig provides precision vehicle alignment to a known ground plane reference, which ensures correct geometry measurements. Plus the vehicle is extremely accessible, so it is not necessary to remove bodywork, etc. to access key measurement locations. When we’re doing CMM measurements, we think of our K&C rig as a surface plate that is conveniently located five feet in the air.

Quality:

We have experience with vehicle modeling, so we know what we’re trying to measure. We make sure that all CMM information is boiled down to the essentials, so you have the information you need with a minimum of fuss. For example, we find accurate ball joint centers and reference axes that make sense to vehicle engineers. CMM measurements are a great compliment to K&C testing.

What is a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)?

A coordinate measuring machine, or CMM, is a machine with a fine electronic probe used to measure discrete points on an object. 

Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs) have applications in many different industries. They are commonly used for quality assurance purposes. In the automotive industry, CMM’s are also used to measure suspension hardpoints for use in vehicle dynamics simulations.

Man measuring suspension with CMM

More Than a Machine: Automotive Experience + CMM

 While many companies offer FARO arm measurements, our automotive experience makes us your best choice for CMM of suspension hardpoints.

We can measure XYZ coordinates of suspension pick-up points, chassis, drive-train, and body reference locations for complete vehicles and/or vehicle sub-assemblies. This information is invaluable for vehicle build quality assessments and computer modeling/vehicle simulation work. 

Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) Diagram

Our in-house FARO Platinum Arm is available for use as an add-on to a K&C test, where it can quickly and easily measure the deflection of components under realistic loading conditions.

Our Coordinate Measurement Machine Process

Our K&C rig provides a unique (and ideal) reference for vehicle CMM work. The center portion of the rig is a precision ground-plane surface plate that conveniently five feet off the ground. 

The rig provides excellent accessibility to key measurement locations (like suspension pick-up point geometry), and the staff at Morse Measurements is vehicle-minded. We can boil down complex CMM measurements into useful results for vehicle design validation and computer modeling.

Coordinate measurements are made using an in-house FARO Platinum arm. Complete vehicle suspension pick-up point geometry can typically be measured in one day. You are provided with the XYZ coordinates in the reference frame of your choice in an easy to read and understand spreadsheet. You are also provided with the raw data files and constructions if more detailed information is required. Upon request, IGS files can be delivered as well.

Advantages to CMM at Morse Measurements

Accuracy:

Our K&C rig provides precision vehicle alignment to a known ground plane reference, which ensures correct geometry measurements. Plus the vehicle is extremely accessible, so it is not necessary to remove bodywork, etc. to access key measurement locations. When we’re doing CMM measurements, we think of our K&C rig as a surface plate that is conveniently located five feet in the air.

Quality:

We have experience with vehicle modeling, so we know what we’re trying to measure. We make sure that all CMM information is boiled down to the essentials, so you have the information you need with a minimum of fuss. For example, we find accurate ball joint centers and reference axes that make sense to vehicle engineers. CMM measurements are a great compliment to K&C testing.

Morse Measurements provides cost effective, one stop shopping for a comprehensive K&C test session in less than a day…

The Morse Measurements support staff is responsive and helpful.

Joe La Joie

Race & Development Engineer, Vehicle Dynamics Performance, Inc.

Get in touch:

Call Now: 704.638.6515

Call Now:
704.638.6515

      

1163 Speedway Blvd.,
Salisbury, NC 28146

Phone: 704.638.6515
Fax: 704.638.6516
Info@MorseMeasurements.com

1163 Speedway Blvd.,
Salisbury, NC 28146

Phone: 704.638.6515
Fax: 704.638.6516
Info@MorseMeasurements.com

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1163 Speedway Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28146

Phone: 704.638.6515
Fax: 704.638.6516
Info@MorseMeasurements.com