Manufacturing Metrology Team
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The Team is carrying out the fundamental research to enable the next-generation of offline and online metrology tools for advanced manufacturing methods including:

  • precision manufacturing
  • additive manufacturing
  • high dynamic range manufacturing

Breaking the physical barriers of optical measuring instruments using rigorous modelling and manufacturing information, we work across all Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) to deliver bespoke solutions for manufacturing tasks. The team offers a measurement and consultancy service to industry. We ensure traceability of measurements through the use of rigorous uncertainty estimation.

Our research covers:

  • exploiting the concept of “information-rich” metrology
  • dimensional metrology 
  • internal geometry measurement and characterisation
  • mathematical techniques for characterisation of advanced surfaces
  • calibration and verification of instruments in industry
  • precision instrument design       
Examples of surface texture and form measurement
"If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it" - Lord Kelvin


Research themes

The research main themes are:

  • surface metrology
  • coordinate metrology
  • calibration and verification
  • precision instrument design
  • optical and x-ray metrology techniques    


CIRP (The International Academy for Production Engineering), ASPE (American Society for Precision Engineering), and euspen (European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology)
Non-contact surface texture measurement
Geometric (form) measurement by fringe projection


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Manufacturing Metrology Team

B92 Coates Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD