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Metrology for Additive Manufacturing

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Metrology for Additive Manufacturing

Metrology for Additive Manufacturing Course 2018

The course provides lectures on a range of cutting-edge metrology topics for additive manufacture, both post- and in-process. Learning material includes introductory and advanced metrology lectures, and hands-on training in the use of measuring instruments.

The lectures are designed to explain the challenges when measuring additively manufactured parts and to convey best measurement practice. 


  • Professional delegate £1000
  • PhD student £800


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Course Dates

3rd September 2018 – 7th September 2018
Course Description

The lectures will cover the following topics:

Basic metrology

  • Why measure?
  • History
  • Traceability
  • Error and calibration
  • SI units
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Lab good practice

Surface metrology

  • Measurement technologies
  • Measurement methodology
  • AM surfaces

In-situ metrology

  • Measurement during AM processes

Form metrology

  • Contact measurement
  • Optical measurement
  • X-ray CT measurement

Practical application

  • Surface and from lab sessions
  • Applied case study

Cutting-edge research symposium

  • All aspects of AM metrology

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