Essentially, this is the international standard of measurement verification that specifies the acceptance tests for verifying the performance of a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) used for measuring linear dimensions as stated by the manufacturer. It also specifies the re-verification tests that enable the user to periodically re-verify the performance of the CMM. These tests are vital in ensuring your CMM is and stays precise and accurate. Before purchasing a CMM, it is important to get familiar with the basics of this standard. Even though this has been the accepted standard since 1994 internationally, not all coordinate measuring machine manufacturers abide by this certification. There are other standards that are sometimes used. They are not only less rigorous than the ISO 10360 standards, but they make it impossible to compare one CMM to the next because it is not the standard. SUMMARY OF ISO 10360 CMM STANDARDS • ISO 10360-1:2000 Terminology. • ISO 10360-2:2009 Length tests, E (contact probing systems). • ISO 10360-3:2000 Rotary table tests. • ISO 10360-4:2000 Contact scanning tests. • ISO 10360-5:2010 Contact probing tests, P. • ISO 10360-6:2001 Software testing. • ISO 10360-7:2011 CMMs with imaging probing systems. • ISO 10360-8:2013 CMMs with optical distance sensors • ISO 10360-9:2013 CMMs with multiple probing systems • ISO/FDIS 10360-10 Laser trackers (under development) • ISO/DIS 10360-12 Articulated arm CMMs (under development) AN IDEA TO DO ADVENTURE BECAUSE There's just something beautiful about walking in snow that nobody else has walked on. It makes you believe you're special. SO, WE DID THIS…..