It is safe to say that most people will have never heard of the term metrology, but the reality is that it has a vital role in our daily lives and an important role in the manufacturing sector.

Metrology is the science of measurement, and it is present in things we do every day, whether it be driving our cars to work or turning on our TVs.

In manufacturing, most parts are produced in automated production lines, which are manufactured to precise specifications. When it comes to producing parts for the aerospace or automotive sectors, for example, there is little space for errors or mistakes, and this is where metrology becomes an important factor. Metrology allows manufacturers to produce numerous identical parts of sophisticated equipment in mass, quickly, safely and accurately.

This also becomes important in our daily lives. The benefits of producing these parts to a higher standard are then passed onto the customers. For example, when going to buy a new car, it is important to know that you can trust the manufacturing process and that the car you are buying is safe and will last you a long time.

Not only that, but metrology is present in a lot of different sectors that recurringly affect our every day lives; medicine, fashion or construction being some of the examples.

At Manchester Metrology you can shop the latest equipment. We continuously invest in new technology and we are a leading supplier of metrology equipment, including 3D technology, CMM inspection services and reverse engineering.

We offer metrology support throughout the UK and worldwide for both indoor and outdoor 3D measurements. We offer laser scanner equipment hire, stocking a wide range of calibrated measurement equipment including 3D scanners, 3D printers, laser trackers and portable CMMs.

Manchester Metrology’s Snapmaker has 3-in-1 software which allows your stunning creation to be just a few clicks away. Helps entry level users to complete the work quickly. You can see it in action here.

In addition, Manchester Metrology also has a vast range of probes, mounting options and accessories for your metrology equipment and offers both onsite and offsite training on a variety of the latest software.