Benefit quantification of interoperability in coordinate metrology

E. Savio, S. Carmignato, Leonardo De Chiffre

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One of the factors contributing to limited reproducibility of coordinate measurements is the use of different inspection software. Time-consuming efforts for translation of part programmes are sometimes needed, and interoperability of inspection equipment has the potential to reduce these inefficiencies. The paper presents a methodology for an economic evaluation of interoperability benefits with respect to the verification of geometrical product specifications. It requires input data from testing and inspection activities, as well as information on training of personnel and licensing of software. The model is illustrated using an automotive case study and the related assessment of an investment in interoperability. © 2014 CIRP.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCIRP Annals : Manufacturing Technology
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)477-480
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Coordinate metrology
  • Economics
  • Manufacturing
  • Manufacture
  • Personnel testing
  • Personnel training
  • Software testing
  • Units of measurement
  • Coordinate measurements
  • Economic evaluations
  • Geometrical product specification
  • Input datas
  • Inspection software
  • Reproducibilities
  • Testing and inspection
  • Interoperability


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