The research was carried out in collaboration with LK Tool Co.
Ltd. The purpose was to investigate the potential application of the laser-
based range-finding Optocator sensor for non-contacting inspection on a
computer-assisted coordinate measuring machine (CMM) as an alternative to
the conventional touch trigger probe. LK provided a Granite 80 bridge-type
CMM, and was consulted on aspects of CMM technology. [Continues.]
A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.