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GTMA to host 'Make Measurement Matter' event in October

12 August 2011

On Wednesday, October 19 2011, the GTMA will once again host its popular Make Measurement Matter road show. This year the event will be held in The Paddock Suite, at one of the UK’s most popular racing circuits, Donington Park in Derbyshire. Free parking and free refreshments are available to all visitors and a key focus of the event will be over 30 of the top UK metrology companies exhibiting, along with the extensive networking opportunity in a relaxed environment.

The association’s chief executive, Julia Moore, says: “By hosting the event the GTMA is providing a focal point for a technology transfer from the science of measurement into the most demanding manufacturing environments.”

Visitors can also gain firsthand information from leading industry and academia Key Note Speakers, including Dr Jon Petzing, Senior Lecturer in Metrology at Loughborough within the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. His applied research and consultancy is concerned with contact and non-contact dimensional metrology, surface metrology, optical metrology, acoustic metrology, pressure metrology and metrology standards.

He will speak about Modern Metrology – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. “Measurement and Metrology have been with us for thousands of years, providing the backdrop to trade and barter in known amounts such as length, mass and time. The modern era has a very similar need for metrology but across a much broader spectrum of measurement types. For many industries it is about allowing the successful assembly of components sometimes sourced from disparate parts of the world, into functional products that satisfy specification. The ever growing industrial demand is for better accuracy, precision, repeatability and resolution, but ideally at no extra cost and a reduction of time,” says Jon Petzing.

Modern metrology is synonymous with the computer and the laser. Companies worldwide are inventing and developing new measurement solutions that produce better and/or faster definitions of existing measurements, or provide new types of measurements and volumes of data that had previously been unobtainable or unthinkable. However, the perceived and real benefits of modern metrology need to be balanced against the inherent complexity, cost and resource management that modern metrology often entails.

Visitors can also enjoy a skid pan ride at the world-renowned motorsport venue. However, places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Registration is now open here.


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