Different coordinate systems are used in coordinate measuring machines for different tasks, e.g. for machine axes, sensor measuring ranges and datum systems on the workpiece and on the CAD model. These coordinate systems are related to each other due to the functional principle of the machines or are deliberately related by the user to solve certain measuring tasks.
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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
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