Manufacturing Metrology Team

Quality Control for Additive Manufacturing event

The first QCAM event was held at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry, UK from 23-24 January 2017. Around 100 academics and industrialists involved in many aspects of additive manufacturing, across the manufacturing pipeline, attended this lively event. The event sprung out of a smaller meeting held in 2016 on the subject of metrology for additive manufacturing – the EPSRC Manufacturing Fellowship of Professor Richard Leach. At the smaller meeting, it was decided to run QCAM; mainly to benchmark where the UK stands in terms of both research and technology readiness. QCAM was chaired by Professor Leach (University of Nottingham), Dr Peter Woolliams (NPL) and Dr Ben Dutton (MTC), and was organised by euspen. The meeting had three keynotes (UK strategy, powders, standards), three state-of-the-art talks (dimensional & NDT, surface metrology, in-process) and several short papers. Both post-process and in-process techniques were discussed, along with data mining approaches, process monitoring, process control, build strategy development, design for metrology and machine learning approaches to control. There was a lively open forum and it was decided to run a similar event, probably in January 2019. There was a real sense of community at the meeting and many participants formed project consortia or just agreed to work together in the future. 

The presentations can be downloaded here.

The agenda can be downloaded here

The next euspen additive manufacturing event is in October (joint with ASPE): 

For photos of the event, see

Manufacturing Metrology Team

Room B38 Advanced Manufacturing Building
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB