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Top 3 Ways to Increase Your Positioning System’s 3D Accuracy

RJ Hardt
President, Peak Metrology

Positioning systems are used to automate almost every high-precision manufacturing process. Many of these processes occur in 3D. Some examples include positioning a part’s surface in 3D to be 100% inspected and laser cutting a feature along a complex 3D path. For these types of processes, it’s exponentially harder to achieve manufacturing tolerances in terms of microns and nanometers due to the additional errors that positioning systems exhibit within a 3D space. However, when speaking in terms of spatial positioning accuracy, or 3D accuracy, there are some fundamental considerations that can be taken to increase a machine designer’s chances of successfully meeting tolerance goals.