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
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.
There are a limited number of GD&T symbols used. Find the complete list here with links to other types of blueprint symbols you might come across.