QMT Features: September 2014
Make Measurement Matter
The GTMA Make Measurement Matter road show will be held this year at the Wigan Athletic stadium on 16 October

Over 40 UK inspection and metrology companies will be exhibiting at the event, which also provides extensive networking opportunities in a relaxed environment. Visitors will also benefit from free parking and free refreshments.

Now in its eighth successful year, MMM 2014 is a focal point for a technology transfer from the science of measurement into the most demanding manufacturing environments.

GTMA Chief Executive Julia Moore said: “With keynote speakers from industry-leading ‘blue chip’ manufacturing companies and an interesting transfer of measurement technology into the Police service, MMM 2014 will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the very latest measurement and inspection technologies and services available. This knowledge could provide a vital competitive edge.”

Keynote Speakers include John Rusted, Humberside Police, Forensic Collision Investigation, who will talk on ‘The adaptation and adoption of HDS technology for use in collision investigation’.

Other speakers include National Product Verification Programme Leader at the NPL, Phil Cooper, speaking on ‘Product verification’, and Simon Gough-Rundle, Group Assistant Chief Metrologist and Chief Metrologist for Aerospace Supply Chain at Rolls-Royce, with a presentation entitled ‘Development of Measurement and Inspection within the global Aerospace Supply Chain through generation of industry minimum standards, collaborative working and audit programmes’.

One of the longest serving senior collision investigators within the Police service, John Rusted is a former chairman of the Institute of Traffic Investigators and has specialised in road collision investigation and reconstruction at Humberside Police since 1985. As a consequence he has dealt with and reconstructed a great number of fatal road traffic incidents, and has also been responsible for investigating and reconstructing murders and manslaughters during that time. He will be speaking about the benefits of the wider adoption of HDS technology within the UK’s collision investigation community.

He says: “My team of six investigators were pioneers in the use of 3D HDS technology for road related incidents, being one of the two forces that the Highways Agency and Department of Transport selected to participate in a national project. I now head up the UK element of the European CrashCube project.”

Phil Cooper from the National Physics Laboratory will focus on product verification. An important process requirement for manufacturers aiming to provide complete assurance that components and products are manufactured according to the original design specification, thereby reducing product failure, poor performance, waste and customer dissatisfaction.

The purpose of Simon Gough-Rundle’s work is to raise the standard of measurement and inspection compliance and performance across the whole supply chain. He says:

“The current approach taken by many aerospace primes has realised many benefits, however the model used cannot be scaled to access the full potential across a global supply chain. The proposed new approach is to use collaborative working to establish a set of minimum standards for measurement and inspection across the aerospace industry. The compliance to the agreed minimum standard will be raised using an industry wide audit programme.”

The day will be opened and chaired by Andy Morris, Laboratory Manager, NPL at the University of Huddersfield. He has experienced measurement issues in many different industry sectors, from nuclear through underwater acoustics, electrical, dimensional, nano-metrology and many others. At NPL, he specialises in working with manufacturers to with the introduction of new measurement technologies.  
QMT is a media partner of Make Measurement Matter.


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