Project- Handheld CMM Probe

Northern Digital Inc. contracted Jeff Dayman of Dayman Design Inc. to design the internal mechanics and covers of the handheld CMM probe shown. This device worked with a PDA and NDI's Polaris camera system to perform measurement in the volume roughly the size of a two car garage at +/-20 micron accuracy. The 5 IRED "puck" units used kinematic mount features to ensure repeatable positioning during IRED repair disassembly and reassembly. Light weight was critical. Close collaboration was required with the PCB designers and with Renishaw, the probe tip supplier.