QDL: What is the Coordinate Metrology Society?

QDL for August 9, 2019

The CMSC is more than just the only U.S. Trade show for large volume 3D metrology. It's metrology education and outreach, increasing diversity in the metrology field, and plotting a path forward for meeting the future personnel and technical needs of manufacturing.



CMSC 2011

Don't miss the 2011 Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel and Spa in Phoenix on July 25-29, 2011.


The Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC) provides a professional venue where ideas, concepts and theory flow freely among participants. The educational atmosphere encourages attendees to network and learn about the latest innovations in the field of portable 3D industrial measurement technologies. We will provide technical presentations by Industry Experts, advanced Workshops and Seminars along with an Exhibition Hall filled with the worlds leading providers of the metrology systems.


For more information on CMSC 2011 visit www.cmsc.org.

Technorazzi Live: CMSC 2010, Interviews With Randy Gruver and Steve Hand

In this episode: From the floor of the Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference in Reno, Nevada, we interview Steve Hand and Randy Gruver on the need for certified metrologists.


Steven Hand is Director, Fabrication Nuclear, for Chicago Bridge and Iron, which is responsible for about 85 percent of the nation's nuclear containment vessels and about 40 percent of the pressure vessels. Hand speaks on the need for certification for metrologists working in the nuclear industry.


Randy Gruver is an employee development specialist with Boeing. He is also the chair of the certification committee for the Coordinate Metrology Society. In this interview Gruver outlines the goals for the committee in creating a certification program for qualified metrologists. 

Technorazzi Live: CMSC 2010, Interviews With New Attendees

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In this episode: From the floor of the Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference in Reno, Nevada, interviews with two new attendees of the show: Divyesh Ladva, Director Technical of Gatrad Cal-Test Laboratories & Research in India, traveled 36 hours to be at the show. Louis Ponce, President of Coast Aerospace in Huntington Beach, California, tells us why he attends the show.

Technorazzi Live: CMSC 2010, Ron Rode and Talion Edwards

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In this episode: Interviews from the floor of the Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference in Reno, Nevada. Interviews with Ron Rode, Project Manager of Planet Tool and Engineering, and outgoing Chair of the CMSC; and with Talion Edwards, Associate Technical Fellow, 3-D Imaging and Reverse Engineering, and incoming Chair for the CMSC.

Technorazzi Live: CMSC Show in Reno, Tom Greenwood

Introduction to Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference in Reno, Nevada. Interview with Tom Greenwood, Director of A350 Leading Edge Spar for Spirit AeroSystems.

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By: Fujitsu Ltd.

(Fujitsu Ltd.: Tokyo) -- Fujitsu Ltd. announces the development of the world’s first computer-aided design (CAD) engine, designed to be used as part of a 3-D CAD system for designing machinery that is capable of processing data for 1 million parts in 0.2 seconds.

The new engine features processing performance that is 200 times the speed of existing 3-D CAD systems, giving it the power to process large-scale machinery with 1 million parts in only 0.2 seconds. Although the processing performance limitations of existing systems have traditionally forced engineers to design mechanical, electrical, and control systems using separate systems, the new engine enables the design of these elements to be consolidated into one system, streamlining the task of designing large-scale machinery.

In addition, the ability to share 3-D data between departments, from design to manufacturing, prevents wasted effort and information discrepancies that can take place at each stage in the design process, thereby reducing the need for revisions during manufacturing, shortening development lead times, and increasing product quality.

This engine is to be incorporated into a iCAD V7 software package which Fujitsu plans to release at the end of 2010.

CMSC 2010

Join the Coordinate Metrology Society in Reno, July 12–16, at the spacious Grand Sierra Resort for the 26th annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC).


Rather than focusing on sales, as do most trade shows, this unique event for 3-D coordinate metrology focuses on technical education, yet showcases the latest in cutting-edge portable coordinate metrology systems, software, and supporting hardware throughout 30,000 square feet of exhibition space.


For more information on the CMSC plus tour and recreation information (e.g., multiple social events in which to interact and network with the “Who’s Who” of the metrology world), visit www.cmsc.org/cmsc-attendee-information.

By: U.S. Foodservice

(U.S. Foodservice: Rosemont, IL) -- U.S. Foodservice, one of the premier food service distributors in the United States, is continuing its commitment to food safety by hosting a technical working group established to standardize the Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), or food safety standards, in the United States. The meeting of the “Produce Harmonization Initiative,” as it is known in the food industry, was in Rosemont, Illinois, on May 12–13.

This influential group of industry representatives is working to develop a single set of national standards for the produce industry in the United States that can be audited, recognized, and accepted globally by all segments of the food industry. The result of the initiative would enhance consumers’ protection from potential hazards that may contaminate produce at the farm level. Participants include some of the country’s most respected organizations, including Chiquita/Fresh Express, McDonald’s, Sunkist Growers, Target, Taylor Farms, and the United Fresh Produce Association.

The goal of the technical working group is to develop the best food safety standards to protect consumers. The first draft of these standards is expected by Oct. 1.

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By: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

(Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.: Waltham, MA) -- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a leader in serving science, has launched the Thermo Scientific Lumina, a new research-grade dual-monochromator-scanning fluorescence spectrometer that offers a new level of clarity in fluorescence measurement. Designed for demanding research applications and routine laboratory analysis, the Lumina delivers 0.5 nm spectral bandwidth, high sensitivity, and fast scanning speed, providing industry-leading performance for rapid and accurate assay development, quantification, and sample analysis applications in life science, QA/QC, materials science, pharmaceutical, environmental, photochemistry, and luminescence laboratories.

With its ability to provide 0.5 nm spectral bandwidth, the Lumina offers superior resolving power when compared with competitive systems in the same price range, enabling analysts to uncover the most detailed information about their samples, including sample features that are closely positioned, and better discriminate between peaks in spectra. Additionally, the Lumina’s increased sensitivity offers the advantages of lower limits of detection, less noise, and more consistent baseline measurements.

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