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Belinda Jones


The Indefatigable Technical Paper

Among the greatest attractions at the CMSC

Published: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 20:22

There are plenty of opinions in the blogosphere about technical papers, their value to the marketplace, and the pros and cons of producing them. Despite all the debate on the topic, the tirelessly persisting technical paper is here to stay. For the measurement professional, there is no richer content than the knowledge transfer of timely, relevant information presented by industry experts each year at the Coordinate Metrology Society Conference.

Now in its 35th year, the Coordinate Metrology Society is once again pleased to announce 21 original expert presentations and related white papers will be delivered at the 2019 CMSC, which will cover research, innovations, best practices and substantive application successes. This annual event will be held at Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, FL, from July 22–26, 2019. The CMS has long served the specialized needs of 3D measurement/inspection professionals and scientists worldwide, now including both the portable and traditional coordinate measuring machine (CMM) communities.

Conference programming includes substantive technical presentations from leading companies and organizations, including Spirit Aerosystems, Newport News Shipbuilding, Electroimpact, Porta Performance, Wagstaff Inc., Parker Intellectual Property Enterprises, and JDP Metrology Consulting. The scientific community is well represented with papers chosen from NIST, National Solar Observatory, Argonne National Laboratory, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Prominent educational institutions from around the world will also present technical papers, including UNCC Center for Precision Metrology, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Nottingham, University College London, Shanghai Institute of Metrology and Testing Technology, and Tianjin University. Each year, the CMS Executive Board peer reviews and ranks top selections from the conference technical paper roster to be published in their prestigious, biannual Journal of the CMSC.

This year's slate of technical papers lives up to CMSC’s industry reputation with a broad selection of topics from emerging trends to the application of metrology techniques and technology. Subject matter is extensive from the user-friendly “How to Get the Most Accuracy out of Your PCMM” to the high-level presentation “Tracker Kinematics and Uncertainty Using Quaternion.”  Other experts share experiences such as “DKIST’s Journey of Using a Laser Tracker,” “Dynamic 3D Measurement of a Deployable Gossamer Antenna Structure Via Multi-Camera Photogrammetry in Zero Gravity,”  and “Creating a New Concept in Performance-Built Sport Catamarans.” Application-level presentations will cover topics such as “Using Coordinate Measurement Machines To Shorten Time To Market For Aerospace Engine Components” and “Thickness Inspection of Composite Parts.”

For more than three decades, the CMS has hosted their annual conference in a new venue each year across North America. Designed to empower the rapidly evolving measurement 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 will find abundant opportunities to learn about technology achievements, network with high-level master users, and get an overall picture of the state of the metrology industry.


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Belinda Jones

Belinda Jones is the founder and owner of HiTech Marketing LLC, in Westbrook, Connecticut. For more than a decade, Jones has written articles and commentaries about manufacturing, engineering, quality assurance, CAD/CAM/CAE applications, and other high-tech topics. She has extensive experience in marketing communications, technical sales, and applications engineering. Before joining the computer industry, she was a broadcast copywriter for four years. Jones holds degrees in fine arts and mechanical engineering, and studied cultural arts in Europe.