RENO, NV — The Coordinate Metrology Society passed a milestone with a record-breaking number of original technical presentations on tap for the 2018 Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) to be held in Reno, NV from July 23-27.

The CMS will host an extensive slate of 28 technical papers and presentations for this year's conference programming. The organization has long served the specialized needs of portable 3D measurement /inspection professionals and scientists worldwide. For the first time, the CMS will open their doors to the traditional coordinate measuring machine (CMM) community, and honors their attendance with seven technical presentations for this segment of the industry. The five-day event provides an open, educational atmosphere for attendees and exhibitors to share their experiences and challenges, research, concepts and theory.

The CMS has finalized its peer-review of abstract submissions for CMSC 2018, and selected 28 original technical presentations from industry experts representing leading international companies and organizations such as NIST, NPL-UK, Lockheed Martin, The Boeing Company, Boeing Canada, Navy Sea Systems Command, Tusas Engine Industries Inc., Newport News Shipbuilding, Electroimpact, Hardringe Inc., Capvidia, FFT and more. The scientific community is well represented with papers chosen from Argonne National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Fermi National Laboratory. Prestigious educational institutions are also in the mix including MIT Lincoln Labs, the University of Bath Mechanical Engineering, the Chinese Academy of Science and Tianjin University. The CMS Executive Board publishes top selections from these technical papers in its prestigious, biannual Journal of the CMSC.

The 2018 CMSC presentation roster lives up to tradition with topics covering best practices, emerging trends, and the application of metrology techniques and technology. Subject matter is wide-ranging from “Laser/Optical Scanning: Technology Overview from a User's Perspective” to “Coordinate Measuring Machines in a Department of Defense Research Environment” to “Automated Navy Radar Array Survey with Laser Trackers.” Speakers will explore the use of portable 3D coordinate measurement systems, traditional Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs), laser trackers, articulating arms, photogrammetry systems, laser radar, 3D scanners and sensors, inspection software and more. For a full agenda of papers, check the CMSC website at

For 30 years, the CMSC has traveled all over North America to a new venue each year. Designed to empower a rapidly evolving profession, the conference attracts metrology practitioners, quality control managers, manufacturing executives, scientists, students, and educators — hailing from prominent science/research laboratories, educational institutions, and industries such as aerospace, satellite, automotive, shipbuilding, power generation, and general engineering. Attendees find enriching, informative opportunities to learn about technology achievements, network with high-level master users, and get an overall picture of the state of the metrology industry.

The CMS supports metrologists through education but also connects conference delegates to leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), software developers and service providers. The CMSC Exhibition Hall features the popular Measurement Zone and Education Zone, and more than 45 exhibitors showcasing the most current 3D measurement and inspection solutions utilized in manufacturing, research and development, and various scientific fields. Attendees can also participate in training courses, metrology challenges, educational forums, industry updates, and a local tour.

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