CNC Probing

CNC utilizes contact probes for various purposes:

  • Edge Finding
  • Zero Setting
  • Digitizing (point cloud)
  • Mapping

Several major companies exist (example Renishaw) to service major industry; less so for home or prosumer markets.

Of late, two have captured my attention.

Kurokesu AKA Saulius Lukse  from Lithuania ( (two production runs have been produced so far, and a wireless variant in development):

Announcing TPA2 touch probe



and TouchExpress ( Cliff Hall from New Zealand):