What Your Shop Needs To Know About PCMMs

For the machine shop that supplies the aerospace industry, PCMM (portable coordinate measurement machine) and MBD (model based definition) are everyday terms that are integral parts of its daily inspection routines. In the effort to drive quality and control processes, aerospace OEM’s have altered the inspection methodology and the tools of their entire supply chain.


For the machine shop that supplies the aerospace industry, PCMM (portable coordinate measurement machine) and MBD (model based definition) are everyday terms that are integral parts of its daily inspection routines. In the effort to drive quality and control processes, aerospace OEM’s have altered the inspection methodology and the tools of their entire supply chain. Many of these suppliers are small or mid-sized machine shops that have invested in inspection hardware, software and processes to satisfy strict quality standards. With the success of these supply chain efforts, Portable CMM’s and the Model Based Definition Inspection technology are expected to spread to all industrial segments.