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Early Results From the NIST M48 CMM in the New AML Facility



John R. Stoup, Bryon S. Faust, Theodore D. Doiron


The Advanced Measurement Laboratory at NIST in Gaithersburg has already provided real, measurable improvement in some dimensional metrology measurement processes at NIST, most notably in the performance of the NIST Moore M48 coordinate measuring machine1. The M48 was considered by many as the state-of-the-art coordinate measuring machine of its size in the world prior to the move into the AML. The goal was for this machine to maintain that reputation after the move into the new AML facility. This paper will describe the effort, considerations and requirements, testing, and outcomes from the move into the AML and show clear improvements to the quality of the data being generated by the machine in its new environment.
Proceedings Title
Measurement Science Conference 2006 (Presentation)
Conference Dates
March 2-3, 2006
Conference Location
Anaheim, CA
Conference Title
Measurement Science Conference


accuracy, CMM, coordinate measuring machine, Moore M48, process control, step gauges, thermometry, uncertainty


Stoup, J. , Faust, B. and Doiron, T. (2006), Early Results From the NIST M48 CMM in the New AML Facility, Measurement Science Conference 2006 (Presentation), Anaheim, CA (Accessed May 30, 2024)


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Created March 3, 2006, Updated February 19, 2017