Being held for the ninth time this year the GTMA is set to once again host its popular Make Measurement Matter road show. On Thursday, 15th October 2015, the event will be held at the Kettering Conference Centre, Northamptonshire. An excellent event venue with brand new facilities, it has free parking for over 600 vehicles and free Wi-Fi. Free refreshments will also be provided.
Registration is now open at www.makemeasurementmatter.co.uk
A key focus of the event will be over 45 of the top UK inspection, metrology and measurement services companies that will be exhibiting, along with extensive networking opportunities in an environment set to nurture strong business links. Demonstrating the very latest technology, these companies are active participants in creating successful engineering solutions for the current and future demands of all industry sectors. Visitors will also benefit from free parking and free refreshments.
Providing a focal point for the transfer of technology from the science of measurement into the most demanding manufacturing environments, MMM 2015 will deliver an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the very latest measurement and inspection technologies and services available. “Knowledge gained here could provide a vital competitive business edge,” states association chief executive, Julia Moore. “With keynote speakers from industry-leading ‘blue chip’ manufacturing companies, such as Rolls-Royce, it is the must attend metrology event in the UK.”
Within a manufacturing company the role of metrology, first and foremost, must be as a business tool. Chairman for the event, Trevor Toman, Head of Metrology at Coventry University, says: “Metrology adds value and reduces costs, which ultimately improves the relationship with customers. In order to achieve this you need a metrologist that can really understand your measurement systems.
“While measurement systems put a stamp of quality on a product or a process or even a service, metrology puts a stamp of quality on the measurements made by those systems. Metrology gives you the confidence to make the right business judgement. Generally using metrology to quantify and understand behaviours of processes.”
Metrology can bring to manufacturing a real confidence in any measurement results, allowing management to make decisions with a greater degree of assurance. It will also tell you how well you are performing, becoming a tool to help improve business to outperform global competition.
He concludes: “It is better to understand what you can achieve than base decisions on shifting measurement results. The enemy of production is variation; the biggest enemy of any measurement system is variation. So, if we can reduce the variation in the measurement system then we can truly understand the real variation that exists in our production process.”
Good measurement systems equate to better business decisions, and MMM 2015 will provide the ideal opportunity for visitors to find out about how metrology can influence and improve their businesses.