CMM Inspection Services

Inspecting parts is integral to BGM’s operations. As an ISO 9001 certified manufacturing facility servicing the automotive, construction equipment, HVAC, sports equipment and several other sectors we know Quality can never take second place. Blue Grass Manufacturing Co. of Lexington Inc. uses its Quality Technicians and advanced equipment to perform all kinds of complex inspections on parts. We can do the same for you too.

We often use our Zeiss CMM to control production, undertake capability studies, and sort parts. We have the expertise on hand to quickly program an inspection plan, or design a sort, to measure the most complex geometries to high precision on small or large parts. Our highly experience staff can chose from a variety of probe sizes, scan options, and approach directions to ensure the feature of interest is measured. We have a huge collection of fixture and mounting options to ensure the part is stable during measurement and we have the trained operators to process parts continuously for days at a time if needed. We can ensure temperature is controlled, soft handling and corrosion protection so that parts are measured precisely, accurately, reliably and then re-packaged to maintain good condition.

Our fully automated Zeiss coordinate measuring machine (CMM) installed in a large dedicated temperature controlled space and calibrated to ISO 17025 is capable of recording every feature of complex components and assemblies with an accuracy of better than ±0.0002 (5µm)". Zeiss is the leader in precision metrology equipment and a trusted name used in the most demanding machining and manufacturing industries. The machine is capable of measuring parts up to 63"(1600 mm) in length, 39.37"(1,000 mm) in width, and 23.62"(600 mm) in height. Longer parts can be accommodated by overlapping inspection plans. Our Calypso software easily accepts data from customer supplied CAD files.

CMM inspection data can be supplemented with comparator and hand inspections, surface finish, hardness or visual inspections and used as part of the detailed statistical studies such as PAPP’s. We can even do the analysis too because we know what’s needed in today’s high precision data heavy lean manufacturing world.

For more information about our CMM and inspection services, see the table below or contact us directly.

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CMM Inspection Capabilities

Dimensional Inspection
Zeiss CMM
Maximum Part Length
63" (1600 mm)
Maximum Part Width
39.37" (1000 mm)
Maximum Part Height
23.62" (600 mm)
0.0002" (4 micrometers)
Additional Services Offered
Sorting, Capability Studies, PPAP

Process Control/Documentation
Inspection Reports
Production Volume
Low Volume
High Volume
Lead Times Available
1 week typical faster for rush jobs

Additional Information

Industries Served
OHV (Off-Highway Vehicle)
Industrial Equipment
Industry Standards Met
ISO 9001
UL Compliant as Applicable
Knowledge base
Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
Lean Manufacturing
File Formats Accepted