Low-Level Dimensional Metrology Process Planning and Execution

  • Yaoyao (Fiona) Zhao
  • Robert Brown
  • Thomas R. Kramer
  • Xun Xu


For enterprise quality control, it is more sensible and pragmatic to generate a device-independent measurement plan (from the high-level measurement process planning activity) rather than a device-dependent one. The reason is because the workshops or factories may have different types of measurement devices with different measuring capabilities. The device-independent measurement plan will then give certain freedom to the shopfloor to choose available measurement devices. In industry, the dividing line between high-level and low-level measurement planning activity is vague. Generally speaking, the choice of measurement device for a particular measurement plan represents the starting point of low-level dimensional measurement planning activity. Also, measurement plan execution is tightly linked with the low-level measurement planning. Often when the low-level measurement plan.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yaoyao (Fiona) Zhao
    • 1
  • Robert Brown
    • 2
  • Thomas R. Kramer
    • 1
  • Xun Xu
    • 3
  1. 1.National Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburgUSA
  2. 2.Mitutoyo America CorporationAuroraUSA
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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