At CMSC 2010, experts speak on precision alignment for industry and research (including NIF and JWST)

June 3, 2010
The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) has chosen twenty-five technical white papers to be presented at its annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC; July 12 to 16, 2010, Reno, NV).

Benbrook, TX--The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) has chosen twenty-five technical white papers to be presented at its annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC; July 12 to 16, 2010, Reno, NV). White-paper submissions were received from metrology experts and scientists from research laboratories, universities, and leading manufacturers in North America, Eastern and Western Europe, India, and Japan.

Topics to be presented include aligning the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) using laser radar; aligning the 192 laser beams at the National Ignition Facility (NIF; Livermore, CA) using a simultaneous multiple laser tracker; Airbus A320 aircraft assembly-line alignment; and other applications of photogrammetry, articulating arms, laser radar, laser trackers, 3-D scanners, and 3-D vision systems.

An exhibit hall will showcase portable measurement systems (PCMMs), software, accessories, peripherals, and service providers. Conference attendees hail from science/research laboratories, educational institutions, and industries such as aerospace, satellite, automotive, shipbuilding, power generation, and general engineering.

The CMSC is an annual event sponsored by the Coordinate Metrology Society. Established in 1984, the five-day conference is held each year at a different location. For more info, see: http://www.cmsc.org/content4042.

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