Coordinate Metrology Society Announces 2011 CMCS Measurement Study

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The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) announces that it will conduct a largescale interactive measurement study during the 27th annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC) July 25-29, 2011, at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. The study, titled “How Behaviors Impact Your Measurement,” will be coordinated by the National Physical Laboratory (UK) and assisted by members of the CMS Certification Committee. All attendees will be encouraged to participate in daily data collection activity, which will provide hands-on experience with large volume measurement systems. Participants will perform a series of prescribed measurements using measurement systems provided by ATT Metrology Service, a subsidiary of study sponsor Metrologic Group. Each participant will be asked to provide information on their level of experience and background in metrology. The purpose of the workshop is to explore the measurement strategies and behaviors of coordinate metrologists.

A special CMSC Workshop focused on the results of the measurement study will be held on Thursday, July 28. Data collected during the first three days of the conference will be compiled, and then examined for measurement variability. The outcome will be presented by the National Physical Laboratory. The criteria of the measurement tasks will enable various training and assessments techniques to be analyzed, such as the evaluation of prior learning and experience, questioning techniques, and practical task monitoring and demonstration.

The Coordinate Metrology Society is a membership of users, service providers, and OEM manufacturers of close-tolerance industrial coordinate measurement systems, software, and peripherals. The society 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. For more information about the CMS and how to join the organization, visit their web site at [www.cmsc.org].