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Easier and cheaper traceability in industry by up to date methods of calibration

Objective

The present dimensional calibration methods are highly diversified/specific and require a big number of different standards. All these standards must be calibrated in accredited laboratories which from the side of logistic effort, availability of the standards, and costs for the calibrations is big burden for small metrology service providers. With co-ordinate measuring machines accuracies can be reached which satisfy almost any regular demand from industrial metrology-if the proper procedures are used. The problem is the knowledge of the procedures and the official acknowledgement of them. The intention is to significantly reduce in average the efforts and costs associated with the traceability of industrial dimensional metrology laboratories by the almost exclusive use of coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). Fully documented, ready to use procedures shall be developed. The procedures shall cover virtually the whole spectrum of calibrations required for dimensional metrology in classical mechanical production, excluding for the time being only the calibration of small gauge blocks and small standards for form (i.e. roundness, straightness).

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIMETRIK S.A.
Address
Poligono Industrial De Gojain, C/ San Blas 11
01170 Villareal De Alava
Spain

Participants (6)

3D - QUALITY SYSTEMS
Germany
Address
Robert Bosch Strasse, 27
73431 Aalen
CENTRO ESPANOL DE METROLOGIA
Spain
Address
C/ Del Alfar, 2
28760 Tres Cantos
CZECH METROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Czechia
Address
4,V Botanice 4
150 02 Praha 5
METROLOGIC GROUP SA
France
Address
Chemin Des Preles, 8
38240 Meylan
TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finland
Address
Korkeakoulunkatu, 6
33101 Tampere
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
Denmark
Address
Building 101 A
2800 Lyngby