Renishaw Inc.

1001 Wesemann Drive

West Dundee, IL 60118 US

Fax: 847-286-9974

The invention of the touch trigger probe in the early 1970's revolutionised the development of the co-ordinate measuring machine as the industry standard for 3D measurement.

Although the potential for applying probe routines on machine tools was quickly realised, it was not until the mid-1980s and development of more sophisticated machine controls, that probing became adopted by the world's largest machine tool builders.

Historically there has been a marked reluctance by the users of machine tools to use touch probes, typical objections included "increased cycle times" and "machine tools are for cutting not for measuring". Both sentiments have been largely based on misconceptions as to the real applications and benefits of touch probes, and also entrenched attitudes to improvements in methods of machine tool operation.

Today, the acceptance of quality control in the production environment, and drive towards
maximising machine productivity, has finally seen probing accepted as standard practice in the field of production engineering.
  • Additive Manufacturing Machines for Metal Parts
  • Additive Manufacturing Machines—Powder Bed Fusion
  • Calibration Equipment
  • Calibration Software
  • Comparators, Optical & Other
  • Digitizing/Scanning Systems
  • Encoders/Resolvers
  • Fixturing Systems
  • Flatness Measuring Equipment
  • Flaw Detection Equipment
  • Gages, Digital
  • Grinding Machines, Surface, Rotary Table
  • Interferometers
  • Laser Accessories & Supplies
  • Laser Measurement Systems
  • Linear Scales
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • On-Machine Probes
  • Probes, Electromechanical
  • Quality & Measurement
  • Quality Documentation Software
  • Replacement Parts/Repair Parts
  • Retrofitting, Rebuilding, Remanufacturing Services
  • Software, Post Processors, Stand-Alone (Sold Independent of CAM System)
  • Surface Finish Measuring Equipment
  • Tool Condition Monitoring Systems
  • Tool Presetters
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