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(CMSC: Benbrook, TX) -- 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. These metrology systems include:

  • Traditional CMMs
  • Articulating arms
  • Electronic theodolites
  • Laser projection
  • Laser trackers
  • Laser radar
  • Laser scanners
  • Photogrammetry
  • Videogrammetry

 

Why attend?

CMSC is an international group of close-tolerance industrial measurement specialists, manufacturers, and developers of alignment systems, targeting hardware, portable coordinate measurement machines (PCMMs), electronic theodolites, laser projection systems, laser radar, laser trackers, photogrammetry/videogrammetry systems, and metrology software. No other conference or seminar in the country focuses specifically on 3-D coordinate metrology.

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(CMS: Benbrook, TX) -- The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) is sponsoring its 26th annual conference, the Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC), in Reno, Nevada, July 12–16. The conference brings together measurement system users, developers, manufacturers, and researchers to present and discuss innovative applications, research, and technology developments/techniques of common interest. The CMS committee is soliciting original papers with this Call for Papers on a broad range of innovative metrology topics. Complete abstracts are requested by April 16. 

Each year technology leaders have the opportunity to present their work and solutions to CMS colleagues. The committee takes very seriously the commitment to provide technical papers and presentations that explore technological issues, theory and practice in advancements in coordinate measurement applications. The quantity of accepted presentations will greatly influence the schedule of this year’s conference. 

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(CMSC: Reno, Nevada) -- The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), the preeminent membership association for measurement professionals, recently announced it will present the 26th Annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC) July 12–16 at the world-class Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. This five-day event is the only North American conference that caters solely to professionals using portable 3-D coordinate measurement technology on manufacturing factory floors and in science laboratories. Attendees include quality professionals (both expert and novice), metrologists, manufacturing executives, scientists, students, teachers, and more.

Attendee registration is now open and available online. Interested attendees or exhibitors will find detailed information about the conference at www.cmsc.org.

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(CMS: Issaquah, WA) -- The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) is sponsoring its 26th annual conference in Reno, Nevada, July 12–16. The conference brings together 3-D measurement system users, developers, manufacturers, and researchers to present and discuss innovative applications, research, and technology developments/techniques of common interest. The CMS committee is soliciting original papers with this call for papers on a broad range of innovative 3-D metrology topics. Complete abstracts are requested by April 16.

Each year technology leaders have the opportunity to present their work and solutions to CMS colleagues. The committee takes very seriously the commitment to provide technical papers and presentations that explore technological issues, theory, and practice in advancements in coordinate measurement applications. The quantity of accepted presentations will greatly influence the schedule of this year’s conference.

Presentations are only accepted through the criteria listed below where the diverse audience should be enlightened by dynamic, well-researched, well-documented, and informative technology applications representative of the CMS professional society.

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(CMS: Issaquah, WA) -- The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) announced today it is conducting an online industry survey for experts and novices working in the field of metrology. The CMS ( www.cmsc.org ) is currently working to establish a 3-D Coordinate Metrology Certification Program, and seeks feedback on the needs and requirements from the industries it serves. The society urges metrologists, quality managers, quality control specialists, manufacturers, engineers, scientists, and others involved in high precision measurement and inspection to participate in the five-minute online survey at: www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=AzZkjEZ6GIGW2_2fypdOLKOg_3d_3d3D .

The CMS will convene this summer at its 25th Annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC) from July 20-24, at the Louisville Marriott Downtown in Louisville, Kentucky. At this time, the Certification Committee will present a two hour workshop at the conference, which will include the results of the survey. The body of knowledge gained in the past year will serve as the foundation for future CMS certification efforts.

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Technology is changing the face of aerospace manufacturing and quality assurance. No place is that change more welcome and dramatic than at Vought Aircraft Industries Inc. in Hawthorne, California.

According to Paul Evans, quality assurance lead, changes in processes and systems at his plant alone have saved literally thousands of dollars in time and costs. “At the heart of these changes,” says Evans—a 34-year veteran with Vought—“is our adoption of Verisurf Software to run our portable CMMs.” Vought first introduced Verisurf into its Hawthorne operations in 2007, when the software was selected for what Mr. Evans called an “across-the-board changeover… and to prepare for the ramp-up for a major model change.”

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(New River Kinematics Inc.: Williamsburg, Virginia) -- New River Kinematics, producer of  SpatialAnalyzer (SA), increased its first quarter revenue 54 percent above first quarter 2008 revenues. This trend continues the company’s strong growth of recent years. The company’s annual revenues increased by 31 percent in 2007 and increased an additional 22 percent in 2008. Aerospace, shipbuilding, and new global markets were the areas of strongest growth, as accuracy and speed demands continue to be a priority.

NRK’s cornerstone product SpatialAnalyzer is widely recognized as the premiere portable metrology software solution. NRK partners with all the leading instrument manufacturers in portable metrology. SA interfaces with over 100 different measurement instruments, giving customers the opportunity to standardize on a single software platform. Language translation tools integrated within SA are one of the key reasons for the strong international license sales growth.

“SA enhancements like GD&T and measurement plan scripting are tools that speed up processes with a very high level of accuracy,” says Paul Collins, NRK’s chief operating officer. “What it means to our customers is getting the job done right… and faster. This ultimately results in significant cost savings.”

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(Delcam International Inc.: Windsor, Ontario, Canada) -- Delcam previewed the forthcoming version of its PowerINSPECT inspection software at the Control exhibition held in Stuttgart, Germany, May 5–8.  This new release of the world’s leading hardware-independent inspection software is scheduled for release in the summer and will include a range of enhancements to make it easier and more flexible to use.

The most obvious change will be a completely new interface for undertaking “simple” measurements. This will make it much easier to undertake basic tasks, such as measuring the distance between two points or two planes, or the centers of two circles, or checking the thickness of a section.

It has also been made easier to add or delete points during an inspection from a set of measurements defining any feature. Points might need to be added to collect extra data from a suspect area, while “rogue” measurements can be deleted to prevent them from affecting the overall inspection.

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(Verisurf Software Inc.: Anaheim, California) -- VERISURF X, the newest software release from model-based metrology pioneer Verisurf Software Inc., has become the company’s fastest-selling new product introduction in two decades.

The next generation ‘X’ version software package was first previewed late last year, and through the end of March 2009 had exceeded sales of all of the company’s previous releases.

“Reaction to Verisurf X has been overwhelming and very gratifying,” says Ernie Husted, president of Verisurf. “Beyond our traditional aerospace markets, we are finding excellent response in industries as varied as automotive, medical, and energy.”

VERISURF X features Verisurf’s proprietary common-platform technology for managing all CMMs, articulating arms, laser trackers, and other emerging technology-measuring devices. It provides powerful capabilities for inspection, reverse-engineering, and reporting from a single interface, saving time and investment in multiple platforms.

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(Metris: Leuven, Belgium) -- At Control 2009, Metris launched the multilaser XC65D scanner that captures all 3-D details of features, edges, pockets, ribs, and freeform surfaces in a single scan. The cross scanner’s entirely digital operation boosts scanning frequency and drives intelligent laser intensity adaptation to scan any surface without user interaction. The superior performance of XC65D further accelerates the digital inspection process, providing better insight, more flexibility, and much higher productivity.

Real 3-D measurement through multilaser technology

Incorporating three lasers in a cross pattern, the XC65D obtains a full 3-D view that accurately captures the bore of a hole or the flanges of a notch. In this way geometric features can be extracted from the acquired point cloud with higher confidence and accuracy. The XC65D avoids taking multiple scans of the same feature using different scanner paths and orientations, eliminating time-consuming probe-head indexing and drastically reducing overall inspection time. With laser stripes being projected from three sides, the XC65D also provides maximum coverage of complex surfaces with many ribs and pockets.