(T3.J2.2 NIMTech Project: Metrology for New Industrial Measurement Technologies)
The NIMTech project is a project that is jointly funded by the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP) participating countries within European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET) and the European Union (EU) under the F7 programme. The NIMTech project started on the 1st of march 2008, and will end by the 28th of feburary 2011.
The scope of NIMTech project is broad and interdisciplinary in nature. The goals of the project are designed to address some of the major technical issues facing the industries, National Metrology Insitutes (NMIs) and researchers in the field of dimensional metrology. In order to accomplish these, five European NMIs (PTB, CMI, NPL, INRIM and MIRS/UM-FS) in consultation with their industry partners put their technical know-how and resources together to implement this task.
Further objectives of the project include:
- Development of new 3D metrology systems up to 10 m both in measurement laboratory and production environmental conditions together with test facilities and associated test procedures
- Development of software for automatic evaluation of measurement uncertainties for new 3D measuring systems
- Design and manufacturing of complex 3D standards (freeform artefact, gear master, waviness artefact)
- Development of numerical standards and procedures for internet based software validation
Outcome and Contributions:
- Improve manufacturing capability by increasing the understanding of complex measurement systems.
- Provide input to standard specifications and to encourage best practice.
- Ensure traceability in 3D coordinate metrology for complex geometries and freeform surfaces.
- Improve interoperability and supply chain efficiency in high value industrial sectors.
- Extend the technological lead of EUROPEAN industry in the field of machine engineering, automotive and aircraft industry.
- Strengthen the EUROPEAN NMIs according to the EMRP roadmaps.