QMT News: September 2009
National Freeform Centre launch

The NPL is setting up a Centre for Freeform Measurement, together with a special interest network for freeform metrology. Launching at the NPL, Teddington, on 1st October, this industrially focused centre will provide high precision measuring facilities, such as laser scanners, white light fringe projectors and other coordinate measuring systems. It will also provide traceability routes via complex reference artefacts and support for a range of diverse measuring techniques and associated point cloud data handling processes.

Confirmed speakers at this free one-day launch include:

• Chris Simmons – Rolls-Royce plc
• Dr Michael McCarthy – National Physical Laboratory
• Andrew Brownhill – UK Atomic Energy Authority
• Annemarie La Pensée – National Museums Liverpool
• Dr Lifong Lou – Institute of Dentistry at Barts and the
London School of Medicine and Dentistry
• Andy Robinson – National Physical Laboratory
• David Bambrough – Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd
The event includes a tour of the Free Form Centre.

Enquires - contact:
Hannah Carter at hannah.carter@npl.co.uk
or telephone 020 8943 6612
Technical enquires: contact:
Dr Michael McCarthy at michael.mccarthy@npl.co.uk
or telephone 020 8943 6655

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