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Precision Engineering Division 2009 Program Technical Accomplishments



Michael T. Postek


The Precision Engineering Division (PED) is one of five divisions of the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory (MEL)at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). PED provides the United States with the foundation for dimensional measurements ranging over 12 orders of magnitude (from kilometers to nanometers). PED establishes both artifact and documentary standards through research, development, measurement services, and information dissemination. PED also conducts infrastructural research and development in precision engineered length-metrology-intensive systems in instrumentation for both measurement and production. This document is a compilation of the technical accomplishments of PED for the past 5 years, with an emphasis on the Dimensional Metrology, Nanomanufacturing Metrology and the Next-Generation Nanometrology Programs within the Division.


Dimensional metrology, nanomanufacturing, nanotechnology, coordinate measuring machines, microscopy, particle beams, gauge blocks, roundness


Postek, M. (2010), Precision Engineering Division 2009 Program Technical Accomplishments, Other, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed February 26, 2024)
Created February 19, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017