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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


How to get a job in engineering
What Qualifications Will I Need? If you’ve set your heart on a job in engineering then there are a number of routes you can take. Typically to apply at a university for a degree in engineering you will need Science and Maths, with Physics also being a preferred option. Most […]

How to Get a Job in Engineering


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


  As quality processes become more complex with more requirements from each industry, you realise that completing the tasks in-house is becoming a costly exercise and it’s slowing your production down. At this point, outsourcing your measurement is the ideal solution. With growing production lines and a lack of inspectors […]

Outsource Your Measurement & Make Your Quality Processes Seamless


  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



  As a UKAS Accredited Laboratory, Eley Metrology ensures their products are of the highest quality and pride themselves on the longevity of all of their products, particularly their Digital Height Gauges. This unrivalled product specification for the Vertical Measuring System (VMS) is achieved through the rigorous testing procedures that the […]

Behind the Scenes: VMS Testing & QA


Spring 2016 provided a trip to Boston for 2 lucky engineers from Eley Metrology. Having shipped its latest long-bore measurement (LBM) CNC CMM to an aerospace supplier near Boston, US – it was service time. The LBM offers a solution to a challenging branch of metrology: the precision measurement of […]

Some Engineers Have All the Luck


2016 marks the 40th year of success for one of the metrology industry’s leaders, Eley Metrology. Having gone from strength to strength throughout their time at their Derby Headquarters and working with large aerospace and automotive manufacturers. Eley Metrology is officially celebrating 40 years of business with great clients. Founded […]

Celebrating 40 Years of Manufacturing Excellence