The Coordinate Metrology Society Celebrates 35th CMSC Conference

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) today announced registration is open for its annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) from July 22 – 26, 2019. The event will be held at Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida.  This landmark occasion celebrates the conference that has been dedicated to measurement professionals worldwide for 35 years. The CMS will also pay tribute to the 10th anniversary of their popular Measurement Zone, a crowning achievement for the organization. The CMSC is designed to meet the continuing education needs of the portable and traditional CMM communities. Since 1984, industry experts have presented more than 525 original technical papers at the yearly event. In celebration, the CMS Executive Committee has special programming in the works for this year’s seminal gathering.

In 2009, the Coordinate Metrology Society wanted to expand their education mandate with a large visible presence at the conference. The Measurement Zone was conceived and launched to provide engaging experiences for attendees through daily activities in various Zone areas, including knowledge and hands-on competition challenges using the latest metrology systems. Located in the heart of the CMSC Exhibition Hall, the Measurement Zone provides access to e-Learning tablets providing a variety of metrology topics from measurement uncertainty to dimensional control techniques. Other popular programs have been added in the past decade including the ever-popular CMS Quiz Show and the well-attended Ask the Experts event. With an eye on the future, the CMS continues to add value and content to the Measurement Zone for metrology practitioners and scientific researchers.

“We are excited to offer expanded professional development opportunities to our membership at the 35th CMSC,” said Scott Sandwith, 2019 Chair. “The CMS will pay tribute to those who blazed a trail for metrologists, who recognized early on that we are a unique, and important, community under the manufacturing and research science umbrella. The metrology sector needed mentorship and continuing education. The founders also recognized the importance of connecting conference delegates to leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), software developers and service providers. All of these priorities have made the Coordinate Metrology Society Conference what it is today. We are indebted to these industry pioneers who believed in sharing both practical and applied knowledge of metrology. In this spirit, the CMSC fosters a new generation of measurement professionals and creates a collaborative bridge between novice and expert practitioners.”

The organization continues its Call for Papers to the portable and traditional Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM) communities. Abstracts must be submitted by March 8, 2019 and should cover new developments in hardware and software, diverse applications of 3D metrology to improve processes, productivity, and the user experience. The CMS Executive Committee peer reviews all abstracts, and if selected, the author(s) will receive a Notification of Acceptance on April 5, 2019. The comprehensive CMSC Technical Paper Guidelines document can be downloaded here

For more information, contact Daniel Sawyer or Keith Bevan, Technical Presentations Coordinators at

About the Coordinate Metrology Society

The Coordinate Metrology Society is comprised of users of 3D portable and stationary measurement technologies, service providers, and OEM manufacturers of close-tolerance industrial coordinate measurement systems, software, and peripherals. The professional organization offers Level-One and Level-Two Certification programs for career enhancement, and supports industry initiatives such as the PrecisionPath Consortium for Large-Scale Manufacturing. The membership gathers each year at their annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) to gain knowledge of advancements and applications of any measurement system or software solution that produces and uses 3D coordinate data. The portable metrology systems represented at CMSC include articulating arms, CMMs, laser trackers, laser radar, photogrammetry /videogrammetry systems, scanners, indoor GPS and laser projection systems.  For more information on the organization, please visit their website at

About the Coordinate Metrology Society Conference

The Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) is the world’s premier event for Measurement Technology Professionals. This annual event is 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 is acclaimed for its comprehensive program of top-shelf white papers and applications presentations given by industry experts from science/research laboratories and manufacturing industries such as aerospace, space hardware, antenna, automotive, shipbuilding, power generation, and general engineering. No other trade show rivals the high level of authoritative information provided by CMSC members and master users of portable metrology instruments, software, and peripheral equipment for quality control, quality production, and precision assembly.


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