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The NIST Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory: Promoting a Healthy U.S. manufacturing Sector Through Measurements and Standards

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Author(s)

David C. Stieren

Abstract

The research, measurement and standards activities of the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory (MEL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are summarized as they relate to aerospace manufacturing. NIST is a non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Technology Administration that was established in 1901 as the National Bureau of Standards. MEL is one of seven NIST measurement and standards laboratories. MEL works with the American manufacturing sector to develop and apply technology, measurements, and standards. MEL provides industry-needed engineering tools, interface standards, systems architectures, and traceability. Through its research and services, MEL helps U.S. Industry successfully compete in the global marketplace. Manufacturers employ MEL research results, test methods, software conformance tests, callibration services, and measurement tools. Selected MEL programs will be summarized to highlight the MEL work that is relevant to the U.S. aerospace manufacturing sector.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE Aerospace Conference
Conference Dates
March 1, 0016
Conference Title
IEEE Aerospace Conference

Keywords

architecture, infrastucture, interface, interoperability, metrology, standard

Citation

Stieren, D. (2001), The NIST Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory: Promoting a Healthy U.S. manufacturing Sector Through Measurements and Standards, Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE Aerospace Conference (Accessed June 13, 2024)

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Created February 5, 2001, Updated February 19, 2017