When it comes to measuring for CNC beginners, we’re going to focus on the two most common measuring tools: the micrometer and calipers.
We’ve got picks for finding a good quality measuring tool and instructions for how to take care of it once you have it.
Finally, we have info on blueprints because you can’t measure it if you don’t know what you are measuring. Skip to the bottom for your blueprint guides.
Types of Machine Shop Measuring Tools
One set of calipers can taken many different types of measurements. Find out what calipers are good at and learn about the different types of calipers available.
Measuring Tool Recommendations
More Measuring Resources
Before you measure it, you need to know what you are measuring. Learn to read engineering drawings with tips for avoiding some of the common mistakes.
Machine Shop Math
Learn to speak like a machinist and work with the numbers and values you will find on engineering blueprints. A practical guide with plenty of examples to help you learn.