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Dimensional measurements

The capabilities and expertise to deliver confidence in the conformance of even the most complex components

Without highly accurate dimensional measurement we cannot have confidence in the interchangeability of parts and components. This can impact safety and profitability, as well as harming global trade. Our high accuracy dimensional measurements help organisations independently evidence conformance to demanding requirements. We provide consultancy support to manufacturers, enabling them to identify inspection strategies to improve product quality and drive process improvements. 

We can provide your people with the skills on the state-of-the-art measurement, inspection, analysis techniques they need to improve your in-house capability, including on-the-job inspection training. Customers in sectors such as defence, aerospace, automotive, space and medical work with us to gain the confidence they need in evaluating high-precision parts and structures.  

As the UK's National Measurement Institute, we maintain the UK standard for length, making our services directly traceable to the National Standard metre. We offer the most accurate and authoritative measurements in the UK and you can be sure that everything we deliver will be trustworthy and impartial. 

We have a comprehensive suite of measurement and calibration services, consultancy support and training – which can be tailored to maximise the impact, including access to flexible high-end measurement and inspection capacity. Our experts are available to help clarify requirements, interpret results and solve problems.  

Dimensional measurement consultancy

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Develop new skills, enhance existing work practices and upskill your workforce. We provide training on:

  • Dimensional measurement – user and applier
  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Measurement uncertainty
  • CMM verification
  • Training

    E-learning course: Introduction to Surface Topography Measurement

    This course will introduce learners to the measurement, analysis and characterisation of surface topography, and the role of calibration and standards.

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    Find out more about our expertise in this area, and how we are creating impact from science and engineering.

    Case study

    Validating nanoparticles for calibration standards


    Case study

    Improving safety in automated vehicles


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    Still struggling to work out what you need? We pride ourselves on giving sound technical advice to guide you. By combining expert advice, standard tests and bespoke consultancy, you can be confident in our approach.

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