Recent developments in large-scale dimensional metrology

G. N. Peggs, P. G. Maropoulos, E. B. Hughes, A. B. Forbes, S. Robson, M. Ziebart, B. Muralikrishnan

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With ever-more demanding requirements for the accurate manufacture of large components, dimensional measuring techniques are becoming progressively more sophisticated. This review describes some of the more recently developed techniques and the state-of-the-art in the more well-known large-scale dimensional metrology methods. In some cases, the techniques are described in detail, or, where relevant specialist review papers exist, these are cited as further reading. The traceability of the measurement data collected is discussed with reference to new international standards that are emerging. In some cases, hybrid measurement techniques are finding specialized applications and these are referred to where appropriate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)571-595
Number of pages25
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Dimensional metrology
  • Distance measurement
  • Measurement uncertainty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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