Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference Featured Career Enhancement Opportunities for Metrologists

Weatherford, TX – August 3, 2015 – The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) announced today their 2015 Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference attracted a who’s who of industry leaders in the field of 3D portable metrology. The 31st annual event was held from July 20 – 24 at the Diplomat Hotel on the white sand beach of Hollywood, FL.  The CMSC is where measurement professionals convene for the transfer of knowledge from technology veterans and solution providers. The premier event attracted metrologists from 13 countries around the world, including an impressive number of new attendees. The CMS focused heavily on expanding access to career enhancement programming, and launched an all new Measurement Zone with daily activities, which was well received by conference delegates.

The CMS prides itself on the open, educational atmosphere cultivated at the CMSC. The event not only attracted the top brass in the industry, but a broad spectrum of representatives including manufacturers, engineers, scientists, quality control specialists, metrologists, educators, and students. All attendees were encouraged to discuss applications, seek solutions, and explore the newest technology advancements from OEM manufacturers of close-tolerance, industrial coordinate measurement systems, software, and peripherals.

Inspirational keynote speaker Dana Bowman parachuted down to the hotel beach “on target” and greeted CMSC attendees. Bowman, a retired Sergeant First Class and member of the U.S. Army’s elite Golden Knights parachute team, kicked off the conference with his “life without limits” story on Tuesday morning. A double amputee due to a parachuting accident, Dana has inspired audiences all over the world. He was the first double amputee to reenlist in the Army and later become the Golden Knight’s lead speaker and recruiting commander during his 20-year military career.

As in years past, the 2015 conference delivered an impressive slate of 19 authoritative white papers and application presentations provided by CMS members, special industry guests, and master users of portable measurement technology.  Industry experts discussed their successful use of 3D coordinate measurement systems for a variety of applications from aerospace assembly to shipbuilding to automotive inspection. The agenda included speakers from BMW Manufacturing Company, Newport News Shipbuilding, Northrop Grumman Aerospace, The Boeing Company, Naval Surface Warfare Center, FFT Produktionssysteme GmbH& Co. (Germany), Argonne National Laboratory, National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), National Physical Laboratory (NPL- UK), UNC Charlotte, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Canada), Leibniz University at Hannover (Germany) and other leaders in the field.

The CMSC’s career enhancement programming included the CMS Level-One and Level-Two Certification examinations, an expanded Measurement Zone with 5 educational zones, laser tracker and advanced user competitions, practical workshops and a packed Exhibition Hall featuring the latest trends and brightest minds serving the technology needs of the portable measurement marketplace. The CMSC Exhibitor Hall was abundant with new product introductions, technology previews, and end-to-end solutions. The well-rounded conference also included evening networking events, User Group Meetings, a popular 5 Billion Micron Fun Run/Walk, and the annual CMSC Banquet with entertainment.

About the Coordinate Metrology Society

The Coordinate Metrology Society is a membership of users, service providers, and OEM manufacturers of close-tolerance industrial coordinate measurement systems, software, and peripherals. The 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 about the CMS and how to join the organization, visit their web site at

About the Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference

The Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference is an annual event sponsored by the Coordinate Metrology Society. Established in 1984, the five-day conference is held each year at a different location, and attracts visitors from around the globe.  CMSC has achieved world renown for its comprehensive program of top-shelf white papers and applications presentations given by industry experts from science/research laboratories and leading manufacturing industries. No other trade show rivals the high level of authoritative information provided by CMS members and master users of metrology instrumentation, software, and peripheral equipment for quality control, quality production, and precision assembly and metrology-aided alignment.

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