NIAR partners with metrology company on free workshop

01/28/2014 10:54 AM

08/08/2014 10:21 AM

Hexagon Metrology of North Kingstown, R.I., and the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University will co-host a workshop focused on the use of metrology to address challenges in the aerospace industry next month.

The free workshop, titled “Metrology Solutions for Aerospace Applications,” will cover seam validation, fastener flushness, reverse engineering, in-process management, eliminating line-of-sight inspection issues, setting details with ease and other topics.

Jim Arness, a senior engineer with Lockheed Martin, will be the keynote speaker.

The goal is to train the workforce on technology from Hexagon Metrology to reverse engineer outdated tools, validate inspection processes and methods and develop techniques to benefit low-volume production environments, organizers said.

“We are extremely pleased with our relationship with Hexagon Metrology and the benefits derived from this strategic partnership,” Brian Brown, associate director of NIAR’s CAD/CAM Lab, said in a statement. “This workshop will not only feature the capabilities of Hexagon Metrology’s precision measurement solutions for a broad array of applications but highlight NIAR’s expertise as the premier educational resource for the aerospace industry.”

The workshop will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 19 at the National Center for Aviation Training at 4004 N. Webb Road.

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