Where metrology – the science of measurement – was once seen by many manufacturers as an expensive yet essential contribution to the product inspection function of the business, the use of computer controlled automation and increasing adoption of digital manufacturing technology is highlighting the crucial dependence on metrology for gaining confidence in product and process data.
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We are therefore designing a framework for education and training of metrologists to provide recognition of the role and of an individual’s competence within it. Following on from the MCDDM launch event where Training and Development was presented by Steff Smith of the Institute of Measurement and Control, Phil Bamforth of Rolls Royce and Trevor Toman of Coventry University/MCDDM, a workshop was held to ascertain the essential features of the framework. It is consequently being designed to lead to Chartered Scientist/Metrologist, PhD, Eng.D but can also end at whatever point the individual chooses that aligns to their career needs and aspirations.
In 2021, a White Paper was produced by members of the MCDDM Training Committee outlining the current challenges of Metrology Training and an outlook on how these issues could be addressed. The document is now available for download through the link below and comment is welcomed via the contacts listed.
Download our white paper (July 2021)
Introduction to Metrology - Online Enrolment
Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing - January 2022
NPL L1 Dimensional Measurement User - January 2022
An Introduction to Process Control - February 2022
Metrology Masterclass - February 2022
NPL L2 Dimensional Meausrement Applier - March 2022
The next stage will be to identify members of a Special Interest Group (SIG) who will be responsible driving the actions necessary to align industry needs and training and development opportunities and to ensure standards are created to ensure compliance and quality of delivery and output.
Metrology CPD delivered at Coventry University