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CMSC 2011 Rounds Out Conference With Exciting Special Events

Ice-breaker networking event, Boeing tour, community service event, and 5 Billion Micron Fun Run/Walk

Published: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 14:38

(CMSC: Benbrook, TX) -- The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) has announced its final schedule of events for the 27th annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC) scheduled for July 25–29, 2011, at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference will kick off with its customary ice-breaker event for all attendees and exhibitors on Monday evening, July 25. This popular, 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 complete list of the CMSC 2011 technical presentations as well as conference registration information can be found at www.cmsc.org/cmsc-attendee-information.

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 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 CMS 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 3-D metrology hardware review, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) software as applied to 3-D scan data, and an important CMS Certification Committee update. The CMSC Exhibitor Hall featuring more than 45 exhibitors will showcase portable coordinate measurement systems (PCMMs), software, accessories, peripherals, and service providers catering to the needs of the industrial measurement marketplace. Conference attendees come from prominent science and research laboratories, educational institutions, and industries such as aerospace, satellite, automotive, shipbuilding, power generation, and general engineering and manufacturing.

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The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS)—presenter of the Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC)—is comprised of users, service providers, and OEMs of close-tolerance, industrial coordinate measurement systems, software, and peripherals. The metrology systems represented at the annual CMSC include articulated-arm CMMs, laser trackers, laser radar, photogrammetry and videogrammetry systems, scanners, indoor GPS, and laser projection systems. The CMS 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.