Metrology


A Brief History of Height Gauges
As long ago as 1631, Pierre Vernier, a French scientist, mathematician and engineer invented the “Vernier scale” and so provided the basis for mechanical engineers to measure and manufacture more accurately than ever before. His system of dissimilar scales became the basis of precision measurement and provided a standard of […]

A Brief History of Height Gauges


Do you find setting up on your CMM difficult? If the answer to this is yes, then you need an Eley Metrology Sledge. Eley Metrology, the measurement solution specialists have produced a work handling device to make the movement of workpieces simple. With air-bearing action and a granite base power, […]

Are Your Work Pieces too Heavy to Position by Hand?


Metrology is the art of precision measurement. More specifically the scientific study of measurement, including both¬†theoretical and practical¬†aspects. Agreed units and standards within the world of metrology are extremely important as this shows us whether the results given have the correctness and accuracy that is required. Measurement Uncertainties There are […]

An Introduction to Metrology



  In a world full of optical machines and 3D scanning arms,¬†traditional coordinate measuring machines (CMM) are still relevant. Below we highlight just three of the reasons why your traditional CMM can be useful for many years to come.   Accuracy The need to measure holes, planes and spheres still […]

Traditional CMMs – Why They’re Still Relevant