The FARO Gage and Gage-PLUS are portable, computerized devices that compare a part’s measurements to its original design measurements. As the user guides the Gage’s tip over the surface of the part, the system’s laptop computer simultaneously records all of the 3-D measurements and automatically creates detailed reports so users can provide proof that their outgoing and incoming parts meet the specifications. Quality control personnel use it to verify that the parts have been made correctly, and, if not, where they need to be corrected. The Gage helps machinists improve quality while reducing scrap, re-work and labor costs by measuring parts right on the machinery that produces them. This also eliminates the cost of expensive fixed CMMs, climate-controlled quality labs, and hand measurement tools such as micrometers and height gages.