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CMSC 2011 Rounds Out Conference with Networking and Service Events, Boeing Tour

July 14, 2011
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BENBROOOK, TX ––The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) announced today its final schedule of events for the 27th annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC) from July 25 -- 29, 2011, at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel and Spa in Phoenix, AZ. The conference will kick off with its customary Icebreaker event for all attendees and exhibitors on Monday night, July 25. This social networking event is co-sponsored by Hexagon Metrology and the CMS.

On Wednesday morning, July 27, the CMS will host a 5 Billion Micron Fun Run/Walk. Attendees should bring their running shoes. Water and T-shirts will be provided for all participants by sponsor InnovMetric. Technical paper presentations and workshops will be held during the day on Tuesday through Thursday. A full listing of the CMSC 2011 technical presentations and Conference Registration information can be found at

Four more networking and educational events round out the CMSC Agenda. The Wednesday evening Social Hour is sponsored by ATT Metrology and the Metrologic Group. Following this event, the entire CMSC membership will gather for the CMSC Banquet and Trivia Night on Wednesday evening, July 27, which will culminate in an interactive trivia tournament featuring measurement and pop trivia questions. On Friday, July 29, a Tour of the Boeing Advanced Development Center for Rotorcraft in Mesa, AZ will be conducted. Immediately following the tour will be a community service event held in support of the Mesa United Way.

Also during the conference, the Coordinate Metrology Society will champion the Arizona Transplant House and American Cancer Society. CMSC attendees will find an informational brochure and donation envelopes in their gift bag, and are encouraged to donate to this worthy cause. The society will host Tom Davie, the Executive Director of the Arizona Transplant House, who will have a table near the entrance of the Exhibit Hall to accept donations. The organization provides crucial support to patients and families during their transplant or cancer treatment journey.

The CMSC 2011 schedule also includes a 2011 CMS Measurement Study, and valuable workshops including a 3D metrology hardware review, GD&T software as applied to 3D scan data, and an important CMS Certification Committee update. The CMSC Exhibitor Hall featuring more than forty-five exhibitors will showcase portable measurement systems (PCMMs), software, accessories, peripherals and service providers catering to the needs of the industrial measurement marketplace. Conference attendees hail from prominent science/research laboratories, educational institutions, and industries such as aerospace, satellite, automotive, shipbuilding, power generation and general engineering and manufacturing.

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