Metrology Features

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C. Yu, F. Karl, M. Ilardo, M. Ke, S. Sharma
Laser trackers are widely used for metrology and precision surveys. Depending on the approach, range, and instrument itself, the measurement accuracy can vary from millimeter to micron. Several...
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Mark H. Stone
Historical dimensions for the cubit are provided by scripture and pyramid documentation. Additional dimensions from the Middle East are found in other early documents. Two major dimensions emerge...
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Mike Richman
One of the foundations of our modern, technology-based society comes from established and commonly agreed-upon measurements. On May 20 each year, we acknowledge this fact by celebrating World...
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Belinda Jones
The Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) has long been revered by measurement professionals for its original technical papers and presentations covering current and future industry trends....
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Gary Confalone
This year, the Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) is proud to provide attendees at the Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) with many new and exciting experiences, starting with a...
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Ryan E. Day
You run a manufacturing business, so you know how it goes. The cost of doing business and manufacturing product never decreases. You know that your revenue must increase just to keep up. You also...
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Fran Webber
Much like your attic, garage or basement, the NIST archives are home to quite a number of arcane objects of unclear origin and purpose. We periodically collect these victims of misplaced...
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Tim Mouw
Surface appearance can change your perception of color. Think of a glossy magazine. If the light is shining directly on the page, you may need to tilt the magazine and change the reflection angle to...
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Olympus
Modern 3D laser confocal scanning microscopes can resolve fine surface-topography detail as minute as a few nanometers, quickly and easily. It is the solution that advanced manufacturing industries...
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NIST
You can’t see well without lenses that can focus, whether those lenses are in your eye or the microscope you peer through. An innovative way to focus beams of neutrons might allow scientists to probe...
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Ryan E. Day
Invented in 1987 and commercially available since 1991, laser trackers have long been a mainstay of the aerospace industry. Automotive manufacturers have also adopted laser trackers for quality...
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NIST
A decade before an iceberg shattered the hull plates of the Titanic and half a century before a plague of brittle fractures started sinking Liberty ships during World War II, scientists in the United...
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Tim Mouw
To control color, you need to be able to compare very small differences, determine their impact and understand how to address that impact. In this series we’ve already looked at the history of color...
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Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest
In our March 30, 2018, episode of QDL, we discuss the gig economy, metrology training, and psychobabble (you know who I mean). “Are You (and Your Company) Ready for the Gig Economy?” More and...
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Walter Copan
Being from Colorado, I’m a big fan of winter sports: skiing, skating, snowboarding, hockey, bobsledding, and even curling. Like many people, I look forward to the Winter Olympics every four years...
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Belinda Jones
In 2013, the Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) launched the first level-one certification for 3D portable measurement professionals. Since that time, the organization has consistently rolled out...
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Lucas M. Valdez
Tight-tolerance part inspection, whether for industrial applications or national laboratory requirements, is generally performed using cartesian coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). High-data...
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Gary Confalone
More than 30 years ago, a group of professionals formed an organization known today as the Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS). Their overall objective was to standardize the industry in terms of...
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Keith Bevan
As the world heads into the fourth industrial revolution, we are still struggling with skills gaps and workforce shortages in the metrology industry. These skills are critical not only to...
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Paulina Kuo
I am a scientist. I am often wrong, and that’s OK. You may have heard about major errors in science and engineering that made the news headlines, like the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge,...