With the latest 3D Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) technology, Element’s CMM inspection services allow the precise measurement of components as part of quality assurance.

Our CMM inspection services support you from R&D to series production to quickly and effectively develop solutions for maintaining tolerances.

Why CMM inspection is important 

In many areas, the exact dimensions are decisive for the quality of products. For components such as housings, threads, and brackets, the dimensions must remain within tight tolerance limits. In complex components such as motors and gearboxes, deviations in the range of thousandths of a millimeter can already impair the interaction of moving parts and the functionality.


How does CMM inspection work?  

We use tactile coordinate measuring machines and optical measuring microscopes, as well as optical 3D coordinate measuring technology that generates a 3D image of the component using digital recordings. This is similar to CAD data or a design drawing and shows deviations, displacements, and deformations of the component from the target state with pinpoint accuracy. 

The advantages of this method are its speed, automatability, and contactless measurement without cables or bulky sensors.


CMM inspection and measurement services

Coordinate measurement technology and 3D measurement technology can be used for numerous complex metrological tasks. Our measurement services include

  • optical and tactile measurement of components with coordinate measuring machines
  • contract measurements according to drawings 
  • initial sample inspections according to DIN EN ISO 9001, VDA 6.1 or QS-9000
  • measurements after product modifications
  • series tests including statistical recording, evaluation, and customer-specific presentation
  • measurement during production
  • acceptances and certifications


The Element advantage 

Measurement technology has its limits when it comes to dimensional inspection of components with complex geometries and cavities. In these cases, our 3D metrology with industrial computed tomography can offer solutions. 

For the measurement of very large components such as rotor blades and structures, Element provides 3D scanning by laser tracking, and surface roughness testing with 3D optical profilometry

Element locations in Europe and North America offer 3D coordinate measuring machine services using optical and tactile measuring technology. For more information about our CMM inspection services or to request a quote, contact us today.

Our team of over 9,000 Engaged Experts in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to help you.