The most important property of a coordinate measuring machine is its contribution to the achievable measurement uncertainty in a measurement process. To select a machine, the user must be able to compare different machines, define purchasing conditions and check the function.
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Machines
 Coordinate measuring machines with XY table
 Coordinate measuring machines with guideways in a single plane
 Coordinate measuring machines with bridge
 Coordinate measuring machines with rotary axes
 Coordinate measuring machines for twodimensional measurements
 Coordinate measuring machines with Xray tomography
 Coordinate measuring machines for special applications
 Sensors
 Software
 Special characteristics
 Accuracy
 Publications
 Literature page