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Measurement for our planet

As COP26 approaches, discover how NPL plays a key role in enabling climate action through the delivery of accurate, reliable data that supports decision making and enables low carbon innovation.

Advanced Manufacturing

Productivity and competitiveness

Boosting performance for all industries and technologies

Maintaining international competitiveness

NPL works on productivity and competitiveness for all industries and technologies, ensuring enterprises remain internationally competitive in a challenging marketplace through the provision of world class measurement expertise. Our work covers three key areas:

  • development of traceable measurement infrastructure to enable validation and verification processes for advanced machinery and full part characterisation
  • tactical and strategic focus on a whole systems approach, targeted at assurance, sustainability and collaboration through partnerships with Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • enabling industry to access world class measurement expertise through schemes such as Analysis for Innovators (A4I) and Measurement for Recovery (M4R) to support innovation and collaboration

Helping industry innovate

We collaborate with other organisations on projects which bring our measurements skills to the forefront. We support companies from SMEs to original equipment manufacturers. We support the government objectives to increase productivity, support levelling up and encourage innovation. We have world class expertise in data science, dimensional measurements, material selection, sensors and instrumentation. 

World-class research that delivers impact

As the UK's National Metrology Institute we provide:

  • support for innovation in advanced machinery and manufacturing
  • greater understanding on the validation and verfication of data, as well as the traceability around that data
  • expertise in how to automate and integrate new technology with existing production and assembly lines
  • automated measuring tools or equipment for real and virtual use
  • support for reducing the environmental impact of manufacturing and moving towards net zero  

Our team combines professionals with experience in industry, consultancy, non-profit organisations, science and innovation. The team sets NPL's advanced manufacturing strategy, assessing UK and international market drivers and policy developments.

We work closely with our scientists to inform NPL's approach to current and foreseeable industrial challenges and create partnerships with key stakeholders from the private, public and non-profit sectors to help drive innovation.

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Analysis for Innovators

Analysis for Innovators (A4I) gives UK businesses access to cutting-edge R&D, expertise and facilities to help solve analysis or measurement problems that can't be cracked using standard technologies and techniques.

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Measurement for Recovery

NPL and our National Measurement Laboratory partners are providing access to world-class specialist measurement science and engineering support, advice and facilities for UK companies.

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Guaranteeing the performance of ultra-high-vacuum components

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Product verification support leads to significant savings

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Lean manufacturing and assembly technologies

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Training helps improve quality control and customer satisfaction

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Working with NPL

Our researchers are at the forefront of new innovations that promise to deliver new solutions to Advanced Manufacturing challenges. We play a vital role in providing reliable data for to develop the standards and assurance to accelerate new products to market. Learn more about our research areas and working with our experts.  

If you have a research collaboration where our expertise can help, please contact the team and discuss your challenge.

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Work with us

Our research and measurement solutions support innovation and product development. We work with companies to deliver business advantage and commercial success.
Contact our Customer Services team on +44 20 8943 7070