National Physical Laboratory

Dimensional Dimensional

Dimensional metrologists at NPL provide a wide range of services, facilities and expertise to support UK manufacturing, science and the metrology community.

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The measurement of size, shape, form and texture are fundamental to controlling the quality and efficiency of manufactured goods from nano-engineered structures and devices, through automotive components and medical implants, to large-scale aerospace assemblies. 

We operate a range of unique facilities, housed in state-of-the-art temperature-controlled laboratories, in order to offer the smallest measurement uncertainties in the UK.

What we do

Provide a range of standard and bespoke measurement services and solutions, many of which are accredited to ISO 17025.

Provide specialist advice and consultancy.

Undertake leading edge R&D to provide future measurement standards, instruments and services.

Dissemination of knowledge and best practice to industry through publications, training, networks and measurement services.

For general enquiries, please contact us

Measurement needs

Please tell us about any measurement needs you may have. Some examples of these might be:

  • Issues relating to product inspection
  • Issues relating to process control
  • Training requirements
  • Obtaining specialist calibration or testing support
  • Problem solving on measurement issues
  • Demonstrating or assessing measurement system or product performance

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