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CMM Retrofits and Upgrades: Enhance Your Measuring Capabilities with Great Lakes Metrology

At Great Lakes Metrology, we understand the importance of precision and accuracy in your manufacturing processes. Coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) play a crucial role in ensuring the quality and consistency of your products. Our team of experts specializes in providing top-notch CMM retrofits and upgrades to help you maximize the potential of your equipment. With our cutting-edge technology and unparalleled customer support, we ensure that your CMMs deliver the best possible performance, enabling you to improve productivity and enhance quality assurance.


Our retrofit and upgrade solutions are designed to extend the lifespan of your CMMs while providing you with the latest advancements in metrology technology. By partnering with Great Lakes Metrology, you can unlock the full potential of your measuring equipment and stay ahead of the competition.

Benefits of CMM Retrofits and Upgrades

  • Improved accuracy and repeatability: Our retrofits and upgrades enhance the precision of your CMMs, ensuring consistent and reliable measurements.
  • Enhanced speed and efficiency: By upgrading your CMMs with the latest technology, you can significantly reduce measurement time and improve overall efficiency.
  • Extended machine lifespan: Our solutions help prolong the life of your CMMs, protecting your investment and minimizing the need for costly replacements.
  • Reduced downtime and maintenance costs: With our retrofits and upgrades, you can minimize machine downtime and lower maintenance expenses.
  • Compatibility with the latest software and hardware: We ensure that your CMMs are compatible with the most up-to-date metrology software and hardware, enabling you to leverage the latest advancements in the field.

Our CMM Retrofit and Upgrade Solutions

Hardware Upgrades

To enhance the capabilities of your CMMs, we offer a comprehensive range of hardware upgrades tailored to your specific measurement needs. Our hardware solutions are designed to improve accuracy, speed, and flexibility, enabling you to tackle even the most challenging measurement tasks with ease.


Our hardware upgrades include:


  • Renishaw probe systems: We offer various Renishaw probe systems, including touch-trigger probes, scanning probes, and strain gauge probes, to improve the accuracy and flexibility of your CMMs.
  • Scanning heads and sensors: Our high-speed scanning heads and sensors enable you to capture detailed surface data quickly and efficiently, ideal for complex geometries and contoured surfaces.
  • Temperature compensation systems: We provide temperature compensation solutions to minimize the impact of environmental factors on your measurements, ensuring consistent results even in challenging conditions.
  • Vibration isolation platforms: Our vibration isolation platforms help reduce the influence of external vibrations on your CMMs, enhancing measurement accuracy and repeatability.

Software Upgrades

In addition to hardware upgrades, we also provide cutting-edge software solutions to optimize your CMM performance. Our software upgrades offer advanced features and functionalities that streamline your measurement processes, improve data analysis, and ensure seamless integration with your existing systems.


We provide upgrades for:


  • PolyWorks: PolyWorks is a powerful and versatile 3D metrology software suite that offers a wide range of tools for CMM inspection, reverse engineering, and quality control. Our upgrades ensure that you have access to the latest features and enhancements, enabling you to optimize your measurement processes and improve efficiency.
  • CMM Manager: CMM Manager is a user-friendly and intuitive software solution designed to simplify CMM programming, data management, and reporting. We provide upgrades to help you leverage the full potential of this software, ensuring that you can easily manage your CMM operations and make data-driven decisions.
  • MCOSMOS: MCOSMOS is a comprehensive CMM software package that offers advanced capabilities for measurement, analysis, and reporting. Our upgrades keep you up-to-date with the latest features and improvements, allowing you to streamline your CMM workflows and enhance the accuracy and reliability of your measurements.
  • Other leading metrology software: We also provide upgrades for other popular metrology software packages, ensuring that you can leverage the full capabilities of your CMMs.

Controller Retrofits

Modernize your CMMs with our controller retrofit solutions. By upgrading your CMM controllers, you can benefit from faster processing speeds, improved data management, and seamless integration with modern software platforms.


Our controller retrofits are compatible with a wide range of CMM brands and models, including:

  • Zeiss
  • Mitutoyo
  • Brown & Sharpe
  • DEA
  • And more

With our controller retrofits, you can breathe new life into your existing CMMs, extending their lifespan and improving their overall performance.

Why Choose Great Lakes Metrology?

  • Expertise: Our team of certified metrology professionals has extensive experience in CMM retrofits and upgrades. We have the knowledge and skills to tackle even the most challenging projects.
  • Quality: We partner with leading metrology equipment manufacturers to ensure the highest quality solutions for our customers. Our retrofits and upgrades are built to last, providing you with reliable performance for years to come.
  • Customization: We understand that every customer has unique needs and requirements. That’s why we tailor our retrofit and upgrade solutions to your specific applications, ensuring that you get the best possible results.
  • Support: Our dedicated customer support team is always ready to assist you with any questions or concerns. We pride ourselves on providing prompt, knowledgeable, and friendly support to ensure your complete satisfaction.

Upgrade Your CMM Today

Ready to take your CMM performance to the next level? Contact Great Lakes Metrology today to discuss your CMM retrofit and upgrade needs. Visit our website at or call us at 1-616-788-7726 to speak with one of our metrology experts. Let us help you unlock the full potential of your measuring equipment and drive your business forward.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long does a typical CMM retrofit or upgrade take?

The duration of a retrofit or upgrade varies depending on the scope of the project. Our team will provide you with a detailed timeline based on your specific requirements. In general, most retrofits and upgrades can be completed within one to two weeks, minimizing downtime and ensuring a smooth transition.

Will a CMM retrofit or upgrade disrupt my production schedule?

We strive to minimize downtime during the retrofit or upgrade process. Our team will work closely with you to schedule the project around your production needs, ensuring that any disruptions are kept to a minimum. Moreover, we offer on-site services to further reduce the impact on your operations.

Are your CMM retrofit and upgrade solutions compatible with all CMM brands?

Yes, our solutions are compatible with most major CMM brands, including Zeiss, Mitutoyo, Brown & Sharpe, DEA, and more. Our team has extensive experience working with a wide range of CMM models, and we can customize our solutions to fit your specific equipment.

What kind of warranty do you offer on your CMM retrofits and upgrades?

We stand behind the quality of our work and offer comprehensive warranties on all our retrofit and upgrade solutions. Our standard warranty covers parts and labor for one year from the date of installation. Extended warranty options are also available. Please contact us for more information on our warranty terms.