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The Advanced Dimensional Measurement Systems for Manufacturing (ADMSM) project provides the measurement science and infrastructure needed by industry to adopt new dimensional measurement technology. We accomplish this by investigating new measurement systems, characterizing their errors, developing and codifying instrument test methods into documentary standards, designing high accuracy dimensional artifacts, and, as needed, creating new measurement services.
Figure 1. Some of the parameters used in the model ADMSM-developed model for spherical coordinate 3D laser scanners.
Figure 2. Scale bar (left) for use in field testing of laser trackers (right).
New dimensional measurement technologies provide significant benefits to industry such as increasing measurement throughput, enabling new manufacturing process (such as additive manufacturing) and providing more detailed part information for manufacturing process improvement. However, before purchasing and using new measurement technology, the user must understand the capabilities and performance of the instrument. This is not a simple task and, for much of U.S. industry, can be sizable barrier to the adoption of advanced measurement systems.
The ADMSM has unique assets and capabilities that we apply to these measurement challenges, including
The ADMSM regularly partners with U.S. industry to develop tests for new instruments as well as to provide U.S. manufacturers of measurement equipment access to our unique facilities early in the development process, helping them shorten the time to market. Through these industrial contacts, the ADMSM exchanges the vital information regarding the measurement technologies and their uncertainly sources that is critical to developing documentary standards.
Figure 3. Laser tracker calibration in Tape Tunnel Facility.
Lead Organizational Unit:pml
60 m Measuring Tunnel
Large Scale Laboratory
Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML)