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Education

Any Educational Institution that provides metrology related programs that support the Coordinate Metrology Society are welcome to post their links on this page.  Please contact education@cmsc.org to facilitate postings.

Center for Precision Metrology

The Center for Precision Metrology is an interdisciplinary association of UNC Charlotte faculty and student researchers, allied with industrial partners in the research, development and integration of precision metrology as applied to manufacturing. Working with dimensional tolerances on the order of 10 parts per million or better, precision metrology encompasses the methods of production and inspection in manufacturing, measurement, algorithms, tolerance representation, and the integration of metrology into factory quality systems.

 

Coventry University

The world’s first and only Foundation Degree in Metrology is a vocational qualification that has been developed in collaboration with employers to ensure that the learning and skills acquired are those that employers need.

The programme is designed to introduce you to the principles and practices of metrology in the workplace. The course aims to develop your understanding of different measurement systems across national and international standards, and to develop your working knowledge of measurement methods and applied uncertainty for measurement and calibration.

National Physical Laboratory

 

NPL is an internationally respected centre of excellence in measurement and materials science. Since 1900, when Bushy House was selected as the site of NPL, it has developed and maintained the primary national measurement standards. Today it provides the scientific resources for the National Measurement System financed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. NPL also offers a range of commercial services, applying scientific skills to industrial measurement problems, and manages the MSF time signal. The NPL cooperates with professional networks such as those of the IET to support scientists and engineers concerned with areas of work in which it has expertise.

Royal Institute of Technology

SIMET is an attempt to prevent this loss of competence. It will be a national forum for industrial dimensional metrology people to interact and create a renewed interest in this area. SIMET will develop the necessary educational tools to improve education and raise the competence of individuals so they are prepared for the upcoming challenges of future industrial metrology. Through industrial enrolment the research agenda for future metrology will be highlighted and the need for improved funding of will be emphasized by joint pre-competitive research proposals as joint activities between industry and academy.

 

http://www.kth.se/?l=en

 

http://www.simet.se/index_eng.htm

 

Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution has supported the CMSC in the past several years by providing Technical Research through reverse enginerring presentations, by MCI. Please visit the Smithsonian's MCI page here http://www.si.edu/mci/index.html.

Arizona State University Design Automation Lab

The Arizona State University Design Automation Lab spun-off from the CAE & Expert Systems Lab in 1993. Its predecessor, the CAE & Expert Systems Lab was established in 1985 with seed money from the National Science Foundation. The charter of the lab was to work on technologies that would result in closer interaction between design and manufacturing. Therefore, the lab initiated research programs in Features Technology, Intelligent CAD systems, Concurrent Engineering, DFM, and Tolerance Modeling. The current focus of the lab has been extended to include the problem of Engineering Data Management in a heterogeneous, distributed environment and computer modeling of the design process, and design-manufacturing communications. In 1993 the lab received a major boost in facilities as a result of an Equipment Grant from Hewlett-Packard, which has brought state-of-the-art HP computing power and I/O devices to the lab. In 1997 new computing equipment was added to keep the lab up to date. The lab is also used in undergraduate teaching in the areas of CAD/CAM, Databases, Software Engineering, and Finite Element Analysis.

 

http://asudesign.asu.edu/