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Providing confidence and traceability

NPL develops highly-accurate metrology instruments, sensors and artefacts. We design, manufacture and deliver innovative technical solutions based on state-of-the-art measurement science and precision engineering expertise. As the UK’s National Metrology Institute, we enable and support accurate and traceable measurements. By tranferring knowledge and skills from a world-leading metrology institute to the scientific community in the UK and globally, we are supporting the UK’s position as a scientific superpower.

Most industrial processes and instruments rely on measurement. We work in partnership with customers who demand absolute confidence in their measurements and sensing applications.  Our instruments range from standard artefacts to bespoke systems designed to meet specific measurement requirements. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


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Bespoke instruments

We work collaboratively to design and manufacture innovative measurement instruments when there is no off-the-shelf solution available

Bespoke instruments

Standard instruments and components

NPL has a wide range of standard instruments for taking accurate measurements

Standard instruments


Calibration can involve comparing the properties of an object against an artefact with defined properties.  


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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