State of the art rapid machine tool verification methods are fully automated and take just a few minutes. They are able to fully verify that a machine tool is operating within tolerance, before critical machining operations are carried out on high-value components.
Traditional methods of verification machine tools require considerable down-time as well as highly skilled labor. In the past, this has meant that machine tools were meticulously verification when they were built.
A full verification would then only be performed if errors were observed in the parts they produced. In the pursuit of improved quality and zero-defects, many manufacturers now perform regular checks and recalibrations. This means that checks may be performed weekly and Verification annually. This is a major step forward, although a significant risk of non-conformance remains.