Speaking at the end of this year’s very successful LVMC (Large Volume Metrology Conference), incoming Chairman Ben Hughes of NPL announced a new name and focus for the event. From 2015, the event will become the European Portable Measurement Conference, incorporating LVMC. This reflects a desire to take the event into Europe in the future and acknowledges that not all portable metrology is necessarily related to measuring large volumes.
Ben Hughes told QMT: “We want to attract people from European industry who have maybe seen this as a UK-centric event. The new name gets that message across, as does the fact that we want to take this event to Europe either next year or the year after.”
He added: “Some people have found the reference to large volume metrology confusing. Everything here is portable metrology and a lot of it is not used on large volumes. It is also about measuring small features on large structures.”