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posted 23 March 2001 09:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dawn   Click Here to Email Dawn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Standard Rule of Thumb:
Most accurate gage for checking an ID for accuracy: CMM vs Sunnen Gage vs Plug Gage. Any thoughts?

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posted 24 March 2001 07:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Al Dyer   Click Here to Email Al Dyer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not familiar with a sunnen gage but I would tend to choose the CMM over a plug gage. When using a manual plug gage there is a higher degree of operaror bias. MHO


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posted 24 March 2001 06:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for   Click Here to Email     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I need to know the application (size, tolerence)to recommend the best method. Typically for checking parts the CMM or the Sunnen are good for +/- .0001". Some Cmm's can do better then others. In a production application the Sunnen wins hands down. If you are trying to calibrate plain ring gages, I use a Federal internal comparator. our uncertainty is +/-.000009"+1.5 X L.


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posted 26 March 2001 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DICKIE   Click Here to Email DICKIE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Of the 3 instruments you mentioned I would choose the Sunnen gage. As was mentioned the plugs have more operator bias than the Sunnen or the cmm. Recent uncertaintity analysis on one of our LK cmms was .000182 x 2.1 L. We have a sunnen gage and I can attest That they are better that the other two.

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