The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) in collaboration with the PrecisionPath Consortium (PPC) today announced the official launch of their 3D Measurement Industry-at-large Survey at can also select the "Take our 2020 Survey" button found on either the CMS or PPC websites to make their contribution to this important study. Users, managers, experts, or novices in the field of 3D measurement are urged to take the survey being offered until August 31, 2020. The study is conducted solely for research purposes and all answers are private. To ensure confidentiality, no identifying personal information is linked to the survey responses, although an email address is required to initiate the surveyThe PrecisionPath Consortium will review the granular findings of the study and report the results in a State-of-the-Metrology Industry Report to be released in the second half of the year. All participants are invited to enter a giveaway for an Apple iPad, sponsored by New River Kinematics (NRK).


The 2020 CMS-PPC survey examines the principal factors affecting measurement professionals today. 3D measurement practitioners are asked to share their perspectives on career requirements, technology usage, workforce trends, job challenges and the anticipated support needed to move the industry forward. Metrologists serve in a variety of roles in diverse industrial and scientific markets such as aerospace, automotive, power generation, medical, and national laboratories. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete, yet it comprehensively sweeps the metrology industry landscape. 

"Our 2020 State-of-the-metrology industry survey is officially open to measurement and quality professionals. The PrecisionPath Consortium conducted its last survey in 2016, and we were very pleased with the participation and insights it provided for our PPC Technology Roadmap project," states PPC Chair, Dr. Ed Morse of UNC Charlotte. "The CMS and PPC will use the 2020 study to clarify the needs of our membership and guide our education and career-enhancement programs. This timely snapshot of the industry is important to the CMS membership and sheds light on what is trending in our highly specialized discipline. The PrecisionPath Consortium will share the main takeaways of the survey later in the year with the PPC and CMS members."

            Interested professionals from the science, design or manufacturing communities are invited to join the PrecisionPath Consortium. Please contact Dr. Ed Morse, PPC Chair at [email protected], if you can commit to attending remote or in-person monthly meetings. The next meeting is set for Tuesday, May 19 at 1pm EST via WebEx.

About the Coordinate Metrology Society

The Coordinate Metrology Society is comprised of users, service providers, and OEM manufacturers of close-tolerance industrial coordinate measurement systems, software, and peripherals. The metrology systems represented at the annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) include articulated arm CMMs, laser trackers, laser radar, photogrammetry/videogrammetry systems, scanners, indoor GPS and laser projection systems. The Coordinate Metrology Society gathers each year to gain knowledge of the advancements and applications of any measurement system or software solution that produces and uses 3D coordinate data. For more information on this organization, visit their web site at