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CMSC 2016 Finalizes Networking Events, Annual Banquet, Nissan Smyrna Plant Tour

July 25–29, 2016, in Murfreesboro, TN

Published: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 17:10

(CMSC: Weatherford, TX) -- The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) has announced the final schedule of events for its annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) to be held July 25–29, 2016, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The conference is world-renowned for original technical papers and presentations delivered by industry experts from around the globe.

The CMS will kick off the conference with its traditional Icebreaker for all attendees and exhibitors on Monday night, July 25. This popular social networking event is sponsored by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. Also scheduled for Monday is a special orientation for new conference attendees at 5:30 p.m. The PrecisionPath Consortium for large-scale manufacturing will hold a working meeting on Monday, July 25, at the CMSC.

On Tuesday, July 26, the organization features keynote speaker Ed Morse of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, followed by two rounds of the popular CMS Metrology Quiz competition. Afternoon workshops are also scheduled during the week covering robot calibration and GD&T. A laser tracker presentation will be held in the Measurement Zone sponsored by Metrologic. The CMS has also expanded the footprint of the Education Zone sponsored by Creaform. Both zones offer challenging daily activities, including knowledge contests and hands-on competitions using portable metrology systems.

Technical papers and presentations are delivered by master metrologists throughout the day on Wednesday and Thursday. The Fun, Run, and Walk Race starts the day on Wednesday, July 27 at 6 a.m. More networking and educational events round out the CMSC program agenda. On Wednesday evening, a reception will be followed by the annual CMSC banquet and a bus trip to downtown Nashville to enjoy the sights and sounds of Music City.

The CMS is offering an optional tour of the Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant on Friday morning, July 29. The plant opened on June 16, 1983, and continues to be the top-producing automotive plant in North America, producing 640,000 vehicles annually in the 5.9 million sq. ft. complex.

The CMS also recognizes this year’s meal and break sponsors: New River Kinematics (NRK), Laser Projector Technologies (LPT), Geodetic Systems (GSI), Quality Magazine, and Metrology Works. The CMSC Exhibitor Hall will be at capacity with leading service providers and OEMs featuring portable measurement systems, software, accessories, peripherals, and service providers catering to the needs of the industrial measurement marketplace.

Conference attendees hail from prominent science and research laboratories, educational institutions, and industries such as aerospace, satellite, automotive, shipbuilding, power generation, and general engineering and manufacturing.


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The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS)—presenter of the Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC)—is comprised of users, service providers, and OEMs of close-tolerance, industrial coordinate measurement systems, software, and peripherals. The metrology systems represented at the annual CMSC include articulated-arm CMMs, laser trackers, laser radar, photogrammetry and videogrammetry systems, scanners, indoor GPS, and laser projection systems. The CMS gathers each year to gain knowledge of the advancements and applications of any measurement system or software solution that produces and uses 3D coordinate data.