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New Headquarters for Third Dimension, UK Supplier of Noncontact Optical Metrology Solutions

Published: Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 14:42

(Third Dimension: Filton, Bristol, United Kingdom) -- The new headquarters for Third Dimension, a world leader in supplying noncontact optical metrology solutions to the global manufacturing industry, were formally opened on June 24, 2011, by the Right Honorable Jack Lopresti, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the UK Parliament constituency of Filton and Bradley Stoke.

Third Dimension is the manufacturer of the GapGun range of products, which are precision shop-floor optical metrology tools for the aerospace and automotive manufacturing industries. The new headquarters, which houses the company’s office and manufacturing staff and is 50-percent larger than their previous headquarters, is located in the Brabazon Office Park in Filton, South Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

“It has been a pleasure to visit Third Dimension today to see a real developing local success story that is founded on engineering excellence and sheer hard work,” says Lopresti. “Third Dimension is proof that even in the harshest of economic circumstances, a company can be successful. For a company of this size to design, assemble, and market a product that in a matter of years is being picked up by all the major manufacturers in one of the most demanding industries, and sold in more than 25 countries around the world, is testament to its knowledge and application. A successful business creates wealth and opportunity for local people, with the creation of new jobs all the way down the supply chain. I am delighted to be part of a government that recognizes the crucial role played by small- and medium-sized enterprises in our economy, and our policies will always do everything possible to encourage precisely the type of innovation and entrepreneurship that Third Dimension has in clear abundance.”

Third Dimension’s founder and chief technical officer, Tim Monks, says that the move to a new headquarters was necessary to keep pace with increased demand and to pave the way for growth with investment in staff and the launch of new products. “In the short-term we are going to be launching a range of new technologies this year, which will consolidate our position in our prime aerospace and automotive markets, but which will also open the way to new markets, specifically in consumer electronics and in renewable energy,” says Monks.

“The company will continue to develop GapGun and will continue to make ever-greater advances on the aeronautical and automotive manufacturing sectors, but the growth and the new headquarters enable us to make advances in the wind power manufacturing sector and to explore the vast potential of consumer electronics manufacturing,” continues Monks. “We are also developing new associated technologies that we are very excited about, and will be looking to launch these within the next few months.”


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Third Dimension develops and manufactures handheld and robotic laser measurement solutions that provide noncontact, optical, and precision profile measurement for manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive, and energy sectors. Established in 1995, Third Dimension is based in Bristol, United Kingdom.