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13 Dec 2018
MedTech Impact Expo & Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
MedTech Impact on Wellness is an educational session at the A4M/MMI Annual World Congress in Las Vegas, featuring perspectives from clinicians, healthcare executives, technology and device developers, and entrepreneurs. With a diverse array of panel speakers, all of whom represent various aspects of the rapidly advancing industry of healthcare technology, sessions will primarily focus on how to revolutionize the prevention, diagnosis, and management of chronic disease. The specialized 3-day conference track includes lectures surrounding the medical applications of digital technology, with specific focus on obesity and concussions. Further key topics include healthcare delivery•and the ways in which technology can better engage Medicaid and Medicare patients•and the advantages of wearable & wireless technologies. Healthcare practitioners and professionals will be introduced to procedures, protocols, and practices that ultimately aim to improve overall patient care, and more efficiently manage population health.
14 Dec 2018
Workshop on European Metrology Networks, Berlin, Germany
The workshop is for Champions of the approved EMNs and any champions of potential EMNs still under development, along with their mentors, to discuss lessons learnt from the General Assembly approval process, subsequent developments of the approved EMNs, and the first call for JNP projects.
Berlin Workshop Agenda
18 Dec 2018
ISO/IEC 17025:2017- The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), Frederick, Maryland
This course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

Course Content
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
  3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
  4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
    1. New Definitions and Concepts
    2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
    3. Organizational and Management Structure
    4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
    5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
    6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
  5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
  6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
  7. Participation in proficiency testing
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18 Dec 2018
GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerencing) Fundamentals, San Antonio, Texas
GD&T is an international symbolic language used on mechanical engineering drawings to supplement and optimize traditional coordinate dimensioning and tolerancing. Dan Bauer from ITR holds Senior GD&T Certification from ASME and will be teaching GD&T Fundamentals including the following:
  • What is it, who uses it, and why
  • Metric and inch dimensioning and tolerancing conventions
  • Major Elements of GD&T
  • Key elements and major changes to the last three revisions to Y14.5 and ISO 1101
  • Industry-specific standards, requirements, and exceptions to Y14.5
  • How to Interpret Feature Control Frames, Datums, and Basic Dimensions
  • Inspection and measurement options for each of the 14 GD&T Symbols
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of GD&T for Design, Manufacturing, and Inspection
  • Basic Steps for Applying Coordinate and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing to New Designs or Drawings
  • Customized application and interpretation exercises based on Participant Drawings
This program is appropriate for all management, design, manufacturing, quality, inspection, purchasing personnel to understand the benefits and proper application and interpretation of GD&T. More ⇒
19 Dec 2018
Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty (EMU 101), Frederick, Maryland
This course is a suitable introduction for both calibration and testing laboratory participants, focusing on the concepts and mathematics of the measurement uncertainty evaluation process. The participant will gain an understanding of the statistical techniques required to estimate measurement uncertainty, and will practice those skills to create basic uncertainty budgets.

Course Content
  • Introduction:
    • The requirement for uncertainty estimates.
    • Uncertainty References, Definitions, The GUM; and other more user-friendly material.
  • Mathematics:
    • Significant digits, scientific notation, and units conversion.
    • Basic statistics used in the GUM.
  • Estimating Uncertainties:
    • Type A and Type B methods.
    • Distributions, confidence levels, standard deviation.
    • Distributions and Applying corrections.
    • Outside limit estimates.
    • How many measurements (sample size).
    • Combination of uncertainties.
    • Correlated vs. uncorrelated.
    • Expanded uncertainty; and confidence intervals.
    More ⇒
20 Dec 2018
Applied Measurement Uncertainty for Calibration Laboratories, Frederick, Maryland
During this workshop, the participant will be introduced to several tools and techniques that can be applied in the testing laboratory environment to efficiently and effectively create measurement uncertainty budgets which comply with ISO/IEC 17025 requirements. The tools presented are generic in nature such that they may be applied in a variety of testing laboratories.

Course Content
  • Metrology terminology and definitions.
  • Requirements for metrological traceability.
  • Statistical applications using Microsoft Excel.
  • The uncertainty estimation process.
  • Repeatability and reproducibility methods.
  • Development of the test uncertainty budget.
  • Understanding and reporting measurement uncertainty in test reports.
After successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  1. Discuss the concepts within the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty of Measurement (The GUM);
  2. List and define the contributors for testing laboratory measurement uncertainty estimates;
  3. Determine how contributors are considered for inclusion in the uncertainty budget; and
  4. Build a basic Test Measurement Uncertainty Budget.
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20 Dec 2018
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - 6.3 - Facilities & Environmental Conditions Along & Section 6.4 on Equipment, Webinar
This webinar will look into the requirements requiring facilities and environmental conditions along with equipment specified in ISO/IEC 17025:2017. This will shed light onto records which need to be maintained along with environmental related requirements concerning laboratory activities performed both at the fixed facility and on site at the customer location. More ⇒
01 Jan 2019
Fluke Calibration’s free, on-demand web seminars
Fluke Calibration’s free, on-demand web seminars cover a wide range of metrology and calibration topics. In addition to on-demand web seminars, Fluke Calibration offers various live web seminars including interactive question and answer sessions. View the upcoming schedule of live web seminars to learn what's coming up. And to be notified when new live web seminars are scheduled, sign up for our web seminar alerts today. Download Upcoming Web Seminar Schedule

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01 Jan 2019
Measurement Explained Series: National Physical Laboratory (NPL), United Kingdom
Provided as free e-courses by National Physical Laboratory (NPL), United Kingdom
'Measurement Explained' is a new series of text-based units that introduce basic measurement principles across the measurement sciences. These online open units are available free of charge, and stand as ideal precursors to our more extensive certified e-Learning Courses. The universe of measurement just got simpler, and is now available to you whenever you want, wherever you like, for free.
Measurement Fundamentals Explained
This is the first online open unit from NPL's 'Measurement Explained' series. This unit introduces Metrology, the science of measurement, along with some basic metrology concepts. It covers topics such as 'accuracy', 'precision', 'calibration', 'traceability', but also outlines the International System of Units and the realization of the SI Base Units.
Measurement Uncertainty Explained
This is the second online open unit from NPL's 'Measurement Explained' series. It introduces the basics of measurement uncertainty, along with some underpinning concepts such as 'error', 'standard deviation' and 'probability distributions'. Additionally, this unit gives an overall perspective on its importance to measurement practice and explores the eight main steps to evaluating uncertainty.
Dimensional Measurement courses
To ensure efficient processes, quality products and customer satisfaction, NPL Training has designed a series of e-learning and blended learning courses that cultivate good measurement practice. The aim is to improve manufacturing and testing processes, reducing products' variation, and enabling early identification of defects. Improve Quality Assurance & Quality Control, through good measurement practice, and select one of our Dimensional courses.
Geometrical Product Specification Explained
This online open unit introduces dimensional measurement, geometrical tolerancing, tolerance types, and covers relevant considerations when designing and/or interpreting an engineering drawing.
Traceable Measurement of Drivetrain Components for Renewable Energy Systems
This Measurement Explained e-learning course will serve as an introduction that complements further face-to-face training sessions.
This course will introduce:
  1. The current state of the wind energy industry
  2. The basics of wind turbine and drivetrain structure
  3. An overview of common mechanical problems that occur with each of these components
  4. Measurement strategies for key drivetrain components
The course will also introduce metrology terms and practices in relation to wind energy systems (WES), and outline measurement considerations for components within the drivetrain to support longevity and performance of the wind turbine.
Microwave NDT for Composites Explained
This Measurement Explained online unit introduces microwave non-destructive testing (NDT) for the inspection and characterisation of fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) composite materials and structures. After providing some background to the technique, the course moves on to cover the equipment and procedures involved in microwave inspection.
This course is divided into four sections:
  1. Introduction to microwave inspection
  2. Preparing for measurement
  3. Performing the measurement
  4. After the measurement
01 Jan 2019
WorkPlace Training - elearning
Precision Measurement Series-Level I, Precision Measurement Series-Level II, and ISO/IEC 17025 Complaince: An easy to access, menu driven curriculum allows the learner to concentrate on the topics specific to their job requirements. For anyone taking measurements, new hires, students or a refresher for more experienced technicians. All titles have their own parameter specific glossary, pre and post tests and Certificate of Competency. More ⇒
03 Jan 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for Testing and Calibration Labs, Chicago, Illinois
Learn about the updated ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard.
Significant Updates to the new ISO/IEC 17025:2017
The course will present the major new changes to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 as follows:
     ISO standard update process
     The new standard structure
     The major changes in the standard
     Changes in terminology
     Expected changes in Management System Documentation
     Effective transition policies to new standard
     Expected transition dates to new standard
     Complete Overview
Receive a complete overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 with valuable insights and tools to help you implement the requirements of the standard. See the detailed Course Outline/Syllabus here.
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07 Jan 2019
Training for internal auditors in all organizations with quality systems (labs, inspection bodies, certification bodies, proficiency testing providers), Chicago, Illinois, USA
Quality managers in all the different types of organizations with a quality system cannot do it all on their own. This is true for all organizations with a quality system. An internal audit program is not a quality-only activity. It is an operational activity as important as marketing and sales.

The Internal audit is the absolute best tool an organization can use to determine the health of their quality system • and its ability to support meeting organizational objectives

This course is designed to motivate staff to participate in an internal audit process and learn how to plan and conduct internal audits within the CAB.

This 2-day Training Course examines auditing principles and techniques and facilitates the practice of required internal audit skills. It is based on internationally-recognized approaches to conducting conformant internal audits. The techniques learned by participants promote the involvement of all types of staff as auditors and auditees. The course includes easy-to-implement methods for risk-based thinking, continual improvement, and closing out findings through the analysis of root causes aimed at their elimination.
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07 Jan 2019
AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (AIAA SciTech 2019), San Diego, California
From its creation in 1963, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has organized conferences to serve the aerospace profession as part of its core mission. Spanning over 70 technical discipline areas, AIAA’s conferences provide scientists, engineers, and technologists the opportunity to present and disseminate their work in structured technical paper and poster sessions, learn about new technologies and advances from other presenters, further their professional development, and expand their professional networks that furthers their work.
09 Jan 2019
NCSL International Twin Cities Section Meeting (1311)
Please join us for the NCSLI Twin Cities Section Meeting on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at the Summit Brewery. We are bringing you local and national presentations from: Dr. Greg Hetland, International Institute of GD&T; Dallen Baugh, Additel Corporation; Rick Cullen, Lowell, Inc., and Brian Downie, Precision Repair & Calibration. Join us as we network and learn from one another, on these very important Metrology topics. Summit Brewery Tour following meeting! You don’t want to miss this event.
09 Jan 2019
2019 USNC-URSI: National Radio Science Meeting, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado
This open scientific meeting is sponsored by the U.S. National Committee (USNC) for the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). The USNC-URSI is appointed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and represents U.S. radio scientists in URSI. Through technical co-sponsorship of the meeting by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, authors will have their choice of submitting one-page abstracts that are not archived on IEEE Xplore, or two-page summaries that are archived on IEEE Xplore. At least one author is required to register for each presented abstract or summary. Papers must be presented for their corresponding summaries to be archived on IEEE Xplore. Abstracts or summaries on any topic in the interest area of a Commission are welcome. Contact the appropriate USNC-URSI Commission Chair listed below or visit the meeting website for further information.
09 Jan 2019
ISO 9001 Internal Auditing Training, San Antonio, Texas
Learn the fundamentals and applications of ISO 9001 Internal Auditing. This two-day internal auditing course covers the recently revised ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) Standard, requirements and auditing techniques.

This internal audit training class will benefit individuals participating in an internal audit for the first time; employees of companies interested in implementation or management of ISO QMS; and quality professionals who want a refresher course. No prior audit experience necessary.

Topics covered in this Internal Auditing course will enable you to:
  • Understand the ISO 9001:2015 QMS requirements.
  • Understand the changes in the 9001:2008 revision.
  • Plan and conduct effective internal audits.
  • Apply the proper interpretation of the standard in actual internal audit situations
  • Understand management’s role in the QMS and auditing process.
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09 Jan 2019
Annealing a PRT: Why, When, and How, Webinar
You already know that PRTs are subject to resistance drift. You may know that sometimes they can be recovered through annealing. But you might not know exactly how to go about the process of annealing. Join this free Fluke Calibration Web Seminar to learn:
    • Why annealing can minimize the effects of resistance drift
    • How to restore your RTPW value to its original calibrated state
    • Why an annealing program can help extend calibration intervals
    • What equipment is required to anneal a PRT
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10 Jan 2019
Metrology Boot Camp, Plymouth, Minnesota
Please join us for our two-day Metrology Boot Camp. We'll use classroom presentations, demonstrations, and hands on activities to drill our participants on the basic elements of dimensional measurement:
      Define what a valid measurement consists of
      Describe accuracy & repeatability
      Define measurement traceability
      Describe the role & subject topics of ISO & ASME written standards
      Describe physical standards used to establish measurement traceability
      Identify calibration principles
      Use 1D, 2D, 2.5D, and 3D measurement systems
      Describe basic principles of surface & form analysis
      Match measurement problems to potential metrology solutions
      Complete gage repeatability & reproducibility studies (GR&R)
      Build a measurement uncertainty budget
      Describe principles of metrology software validation
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13 Jan 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Introduction, Implementation and Internal Auditor, Qatar City Centre Rotana Hotel, Doha
Learn everything you need to know about ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory accreditation. We’ll take you through every stage of the certification journey on our ISO/IEC 17025 Introduction, Implementation and Internal Auditor training course. Start with a detailed overview of the standard and its requirements. And discover how to meet these in your laboratory by implementing an ISO/IEC 17025 quality control system. Our experts will also explain auditing techniques so you can maintain accreditation by monitoring, assessing and improving performance.
Learning Objectives:
  • The requirements and scope of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard
  • How to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025
  • The principles and application of quality control
  • Understand the laboratory accreditation process
  • How to monitor and continually improve quality control processes
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14 Jan 2019
ISO 9001:2015 Requirements (TPECS), Houston, Texas
BSI's "ISO 9001:2015 Requirements" competency-based 2-day course teaches a general understanding of the concepts of the ISO 9001:2015 standard and how the requirements impact the day-to-day operations of organizations in any industry. An experienced instructor explains the clauses of ISO 9001:2015 in detail, providing a base for understanding the Quality Management Principles and includes auditing the requirements of the standard. Students learn by participating in group exercises and in-depth discussions.

BSI is an Exemplar Global certified training provider for the competency unit QM • Quality Management Systems. Attendees achieving competency in this course will receive a certificate of attainment.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand quality management definitions, concepts, and guidelines
  • Understand the purpose of the ISO 9001:2015 series
  • Understand the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 standard
  • Understand the seven Quality Management Principles
  • Understand the process approach
  • Auditing to requirements
  • How to identify nonconformities
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14 Jan 2019
Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty (EMU 101), San Francisco, California
This course is a suitable introduction for both calibration and testing laboratory participants, focusing on the concepts and mathematics of the measurement uncertainty evaluation process. The participant will gain an understanding of the statistical techniques required to estimate measurement uncertainty, and will practice those skills to create basic uncertainty budgets.

Course Content
  • Introduction:
    • The requirement for uncertainty estimates.
    • Uncertainty References, Definitions, The GUM; and other more user-friendly material.
  • Mathematics:
    • Significant digits, scientific notation, and units conversion.
    • Basic statistics used in the GUM.
  • Estimating Uncertainties:
    • Type A and Type B methods.
    • Distributions, confidence levels, standard deviation.
    • Distributions and Applying corrections.
    • Outside limit estimates.
    • How many measurements (sample size).
    • Combination of uncertainties.
    • Correlated vs. uncorrelated.
    • Expanded uncertainty; and confidence intervals.
    More ⇒
15 Jan 2019
Laboratory Management: Role of the Quality Manager and Technical Management, Denham Grove, United Kingdom
All laboratories need to have sound business processes to enable them to deliver technically sound calibrations and tests to their clients. When a laboratory is seeking to have its competence recognised through accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, these processes must also enable the laboratory to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. This course is designed to help delegates gain an understanding of how the business processes of their laboratory can be combined effectively with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, and the roles of the quality manager and technical management in this framework. Download Course Flyer
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15 Jan 2019
Dimensional Measurement Training: Level 1 - Measurement User, INSPHERE Ltd, Bristol, United Kingdom
A three day training course introducing dimensional metrology, the importance of good measurement practice and the right measurement behaviours.
Aims & Objectives
  • To provide underpinning knowledge and expertise in using measurement tools and an appreciation of the importance of measurement
  • The deliver practical training for people who are required to use dimensional measurement techniques to complete their daily tasks
  • To instil and encourage a questioning culture
Benefits to the learner:
  • To understand the importance of using the correct measurement tools for varying applications
  • Give delegates a sense of responsibility for the measurement process and its practical application
  • Hands-on experience of why measurement is critical to the entire manufacturing engineering process
  • To encourage learners to develop a measurement strategy in the workplace
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15 Jan 2019
Applied Measurement Uncertainty for Calibration Laboratories, San Francisco, California
During this workshop, the participant will be introduced to several tools and techniques that can be applied in the testing laboratory environment to efficiently and effectively create measurement uncertainty budgets which comply with ISO/IEC 17025 requirements. The tools presented are generic in nature such that they may be applied in a variety of testing laboratories.

Course Content
  • Metrology terminology and definitions.
  • Requirements for metrological traceability.
  • Statistical applications using Microsoft Excel.
  • The uncertainty estimation process.
  • Repeatability and reproducibility methods.
  • Development of the test uncertainty budget.
  • Understanding and reporting measurement uncertainty in test reports.
After successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  1. Discuss the concepts within the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty of Measurement (The GUM);
  2. List and define the contributors for testing laboratory measurement uncertainty estimates;
  3. Determine how contributors are considered for inclusion in the uncertainty budget; and
  4. Build a basic Test Measurement Uncertainty Budget.
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15 Jan 2019
The Future of Transportation, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
The next Manufacturer Measurement Network event will offer a range of talks about the future of transport.
Lightweighting and composites
Since battery and electric motor drive systems are less power-dense than internal combustion engine/conventional aero engines, the bodies of cars, trucks, aircraft and rail vehicles need to be made more lightweight. A considerable amount of funding is going into research into composites to achieve lower weight. Hear from leading scientists who are exploring how to speed up the uptake of the key technologies.

Electric and hybrid propulsion
The world is moving away from hydrocarbon fuels and moving towards electric and hybrid propulsion in road, air and rail transport. Understanding how these new technologies may impact your business, and getting an understanding of where the technology is likely to go from subject specialists, could help you make better decisions about the future product mix of your business.

Autonomous vehicles
CAV (Connected and Autonomous Vehicles) is the scientific name for driverless cars. Hear from a specialist about how CAV will become a reality, and the threats and opportunities it is likely to present.
15 Jan 2019
Understanding ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Online Training
This training course examines both the quality system and technical requirements within the standard. It includes practical concepts such as document control, preventive and corrective actions, internal audits, traceability, measurement uncertainty, and method validation. The course contains extensive reference to the Canadian and international interpretation and implementation guidance documents which accredited laboratories use. This courses uses lectures, discussions, and exercises, including case studies. This is a two-day course that is split over 3 part-days
    After completing this course participants will be able to:
    • Interpret the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard as it applies to their laboratory
    • Develop, implement and maintain an effective laboratory management system
    • Understand and apply the documentation requirements
    • Monitor and continually improve quality control processes
    • Prepare for and maintain accreditation
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16 Jan 2019
Workshop on new developments in high performance ADCs and their characterisation, Teddington, United Kingdom
This is a one-day workshop bringing together industrial players in the area of high performance analogue to digital converters (ADCs). Topics will include the latest developments in ADC technology and performance, as well as methods for characterisation. The application of quantum-based characterisation techniques will also be presented.

This event is sponsored by the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) project QuADC: 'Waveform metrology based on spectrally pure Josephson voltages'.
17 Jan 2019
Introduction To ISO/IEC 17025, Las Vegas, Nevada
This course helps you understand and apply the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard. You’ll examine the origins of the standard, and learn practical concepts like document control, internal auditing, proficiency testing, traceability, measurement uncertainty, and method witnessing.

This course will provide students with a general overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. Most of the elements of the standard will be reviewed, as well as the standard’s applicability, origin, purpose, and marketplace. Important concepts such as document control, internal auditing, proficiency testing, traceability, measurement uncertainty, and method witnessing will be reviewed. There will also be a discussion on the international oversight of the standard and recognition.
Learning Objectives:
  • Gain an understanding of what the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard requires
  • Learn how a quality manual is designed and audited
  • Examine the origin of the standard, the benefits of accreditation, and the role of accreditation bodies
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17 Jan 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), San Francisco, California
This course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

Course Content
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
  3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
  4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
    1. New Definitions and Concepts
    2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
    3. Organizational and Management Structure
    4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
    5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
    6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
  5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
  6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
  7. Participation in proficiency testing
    More ⇒
20 Jan 2019
ISSRD 2019 - International Conference on Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial and Civil Engineering, Ooty, India
ISSRD - International Conference on Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial and Civil Engineering (ICMMICE) is a prestigious event organized with a motivation to provide an excellent international platform for the academicians, researchers, engineers, industrial participants and budding students around the world to SHARE their research findings with the global experts. ICMMICE 2019 will be held in Ooty, India on 20th January, 2019.

The key intention of ICMMICE - 2019 is to provide opportunity for the global participants to share their ideas and experience in person with their peers expected to join from different parts on the world. In addition this gathering will help the delegates to establish research or business relations as well as to find international linkage for future collaborations in their career path. We hope that ICMMICE - 2019 outcome will lead to significant contributions to the knowledge base in these up-to-date scientific fields in scope.
22 Jan 2019
Laboratory Internal Audit, Denham Grove, United Kingdom
All laboratories need to carry out an internal audit of their business processes and performance of tests and calibrations to ensure delivery of a competent service to their clients. An accredited laboratory needs to check not only that laboratory personnel at all levels are implementing the prescribed processes but also that its systems and practices are compatible with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. The course aims to help delegates gain a sound understanding of the internal audit process and its value to management. This interactive course allows delegates to gain confidence in performing an internal audit through role-play. Download the course program
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22 Jan 2019
Asian Conference on Engineering and Natural Sciences, Hokkaido, Japan
Asian Conference on Engineering and Natural Sciences (ACENS) is an international platform for scholars, researchers and practitioners to discuss interdisciplinary research and practices in the fields of engineering, natural sciences and beyond.

2019 ACENS will take place from January 22-24, 2019 in Hokkaido, Japan. Prospective authors are invited to submit original research abstracts or full papers which were not, are not and have not been submitted/published/under consideration in other conferences and journals.
Paper Topics include:
  • Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering
  • Biological Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering and Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Information Engineering and Technology
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering and Technology
  • Power & Energy Engineering
    Download Call for Papers
22 Jan 2019
Integrated Metrology for Precision Manufacturing Conference, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
MetMap Integrated Metrology for Precision Manufacturing is a two-day conference and is the first of two conferences being held as part of a road mapping project to define the future of integrated metrology in advanced manufacturing in the UK. Academic and industrial experts will present and promote key advances in precision manufacturing metrology and establish any additional critical requirements from UK industrial users and manufacturers.

The conference will focus on four key themes - sensor development, process monitoring, process control and data handling. A number of keynote speakers will set the scene and review the future, and each session will consist of a state-of-the-art review and regular talks. The second conference in this series will concentrate on additive manufacturing, so this topic will not be covered here.
24 Jan 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Section 6.6 Externally Provided Products and Services, Webinar
A look at the requirements specified in Section 6.6 which incorporates both purchasing and subcontracting. This webinar will take a look at the requirements in regards to a procedure and records along with maintaining with compliance to this section. This includes the qualifications, which are needed along with the expanded requirement of monitoring of the performance and re-evaluation of critical supplies and services. More ⇒
28 Jan 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), Dallas, Texas
This course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

Course Content
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
  3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
  4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
    1. New Definitions and Concepts
    2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
    3. Organizational and Management Structure
    4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
    5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
    6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
  5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
  6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
  7. Participation in proficiency testing
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29 Jan 2019
Calibration Certificate Evaluation, Webinar
This 4-hour webinar is conducted on two days, with a 2-hour session on each day. The learning event will introduce concepts necessary to successfully implement ISO/IEC 17025:2017 compliant calibration certificates within the laboratory and evaluate service provider certificates for compliance.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the two webinar sessions, using notes and reference materials, participants will be able to:
  • IDENTIFY ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (Sections 6.6 and 7.8) or NIST Handbook 143 criteria related to the evaluation of calibration certificates;
  • DESCRIBE common nonconformities that can occur when reporting measurement results, including SI unit and symbol errors;
  • EMPLOY template job aids, checklists, and other tools that can be used to successfully complete a calibration certificate evaluation; and
  • ANALYZE “real world” certificate examples to discover nonconformities and propose appropriate corrective and improvement actions."
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29 Jan 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - What's New or Different? Online Training
This course looks at the differences between ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO/IEC 17025:2017. It covers the structure of the new standard, provides details on the new requirements, and changed requirements, and looks at the steps to transition to compliance with the new standard. This is a one-day course that is split over two half-days.

    After completing this course participants will be able to:
    • Describe the structure of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard
    • Describe the changes in the approach to the revised standard
    • Interpret the new or changed requirements as it applies to their laboratory
    • Conduct a gap analysis to prepare for the transition to the revised standard
    • Apply the requirements of the revised standard to the laboratory management system
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04 Feb 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for Testing and Calibration Labs, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Learn about the updated ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard.
Significant Updates to the new ISO/IEC 17025:2017
The course will present the major new changes to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 as follows:
     ISO standard update process
     The new standard structure
     The major changes in the standard
     Changes in terminology
     Expected changes in Management System Documentation
     Effective transition policies to new standard
     Expected transition dates to new standard
     Complete Overview
Receive a complete overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 with valuable insights and tools to help you implement the requirements of the standard. See the detailed Course Outline/Syllabus here.
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04 Feb 2019
Introduction to Mechanical Drawings and GD&T, Plymouth, Minnesota
This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic components, sections, views, terminology and graphical representation of engineering drawings.
Course outline:
The evolution of engineering drawings, Related engineering standards, Review of terms and definitions.
The components of a blueprint
  • Line types
  • Dimensions (baseline, chainline, coordinate, basic & reference)
  • Tolerances (linear, angular, bilateral, unilateral)
  • Symbols
  • Border
  • Title block
  • Revision block
  • Notes (general & specific)
Basic drafting conventions
  • Third angle projection vs first angle projection
  • Isometric views
  • Orthographic views
  • Section views
Evaluating a sample part
Exercises to reinforce views, projections and drafting practices

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04 Feb 2019
Understanding ISO/IEC 17025:2017, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
This training course examines both the quality system and technical requirements within the standard. It includes practical concepts such as document control, preventive and corrective actions, internal audits, traceability, measurement uncertainty, and method validation. The course contains extensive reference to the Canadian and international interpretation and implementation guidance documents which accredited laboratories use. This courses uses lectures, discussions, and exercises, including case studies.

    After completing this course participants will be able to:
    • Interpret the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard as it applies to their laboratory
    • Develop, implement and maintain an effective laboratory management system
    • Understand and apply the documentation requirements
    • Monitor and continually improve quality control processes
    • Prepare for and maintain accreditation
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05 Feb 2019
ATX West 2019: Automation Technology, Anaheim, California
ATX West connects you with serious automation and robotics professionals for three days of design and manufacturing immersion you can't find anywhere else. Connect with over 20,000 engineers and executives who are ready to forge business partnerships. Learn from industry luminaries presenting their insights. This is your chance to find answers to your current automation technology challenges — from sensors to machine learning — while keeping up with the latest innovations reshaping the industry.

The nation's largest advanced design and manufacturing conference offers three in-depth, expertly curated educational programs covering 3D printing, smart manufacturing and medtech. Learn from renowned experts and get the latest insights that can help advance your projects, and your career • all with unlimited track hopping.
05 Feb 2019
Dimensional Measurement Training: Level 1 - Measurement User, INSPHERE Ltd, Bristol, United Kingdom
A three day training course introducing dimensional metrology, the importance of good measurement practice and the right measurement behaviours.
Aims & Objectives
  • To provide underpinning knowledge and expertise in using measurement tools and an appreciation of the importance of measurement
  • The deliver practical training for people who are required to use dimensional measurement techniques to complete their daily tasks
  • To instil and encourage a questioning culture
Benefits to the learner:
  • To understand the importance of using the correct measurement tools for varying applications
  • Give delegates a sense of responsibility for the measurement process and its practical application
  • Hands-on experience of why measurement is critical to the entire manufacturing engineering process
  • To encourage learners to develop a measurement strategy in the workplace
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05 Feb 2019
Gas Flow calibration using molbloc/molbox, Phoenix, Arizona
Gas Flow Calibration Using molbloc/molbox is a four day training course in the operation and maintenance of a Fluke Calibration molbloc/molbox system. The course’s central objective is to assure optimum system use. Equipment The molsystems used in class examples consist of:
  • molbox1+
  • molbox RFM
  • molbloc-L and molbloc-S, various ranges
  • molstic-L and molstic-S mounting systems
  • MFC switchbox and MFC-CB
  • COMPASS® for Flow calibration software
Devices under test (DUTs), various examples Students are encouraged to bring devices under test or other hardware that will enable them to more closely duplicate the actual application in which their system is used. This course is intended for technicians, managers and engineers that are current or future molsystem users or are responsible for molsystem implementation. The course is frequently attended by potential customers to help them determine an optional molbloc/molbox system configuration for their application.
Course topics:
  • Review of the fundamentals of mass flow measurement
  • Operating theory of molbloc/molbox
  • Detailed use of a molsystem to perform a variety of typical calibration and measurement tasks
  • Proper techniques for test setup, operation and data collection, both manually and with COMPASS®
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05 Feb 2019
GD&T - Intermediate Principles, Plymouth, Minnesota
Course outline:
Theory and rules of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing: Introduction
  • Rule 1 on feature size
  • Rules 2 & 3 on material condition principles applied to features
  • Pitch diameter rule
  • Comparison of changes between ANSI U14.5M-1982 and ASME Y14.5.1M-1994
Linear transformation to GD&T
  • Implications of +/- tolerancing
  • Conversion of square zone to diametral
  • Datums and datum features
Datum precedence
  • Planar datum features
  • Datum features of size
  • Inclined datums
  • Compound datums
  • Datum targets & partial datum features
  • MMC, LMC & RFS applied to datum features
  • Introduction to multiple hole patterns defined as a single datum
  • 14 geometric symbols
Symbols & definitions
  • Tolerance zones
  • Actual mating envelope
  • Supporting symbology
  • Feature control frames
Single-segment feature control frames
  • Composite feature control frames
  • 2D analysis of single-segment & composite feature control frames
  • Virtual condition principles
  • Simultaneous requirements
  • Beginning levels of 3D analysis
  • Beginning analysis of measurement applications
Negative implications of specific measurement procedures
  • Analysis of data from case studies and formula calculations
  • Position calculation exercises & review of general guidelines
  • Global simplification of GD&T
GD&T boundary comparisons
  • Reduction of symbology (14 symbols down to 3)
  • Preview of GD&T Level III: Advanced Applications & Analysis
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05 Feb 2019
Introduction to the Basics of Clamp Meter Calibration, Webinar
The Digital Clamp Meter is one of the most widely used electrical measurement instruments and provides electrical traceability to many industrial users. However, it is the nature of measurement products that they require regular checks to ensure that they operate not only in a functional sense, but also within their specifications. Such regular checks are known as calibrations and require a certain amount of knowledge of technology in order to calibrate them effectively. This web seminar seeks to identify the important functional and calibration parameters and to offer a generic guidance strategy for their routine verification.
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05 Feb 2019
Southern Manufacturing and Electronics, Farnborough International Exhibition, United Kingdom
Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the UK and a major pan-European showcase for new technology in machinery, production equipment, electronic production and assembly, tooling and components as well as subcontract services across an impressively wide range of industry. A must-attend event for anyone involved in design, engineering production and procurement - the place to see all the latest in production hardware, components, consumables and technology serving a wide range of industries including Aerospace/Defence, Automotive, Electronics Assembly/ Production, Industrial Machinery, Packaging/Handling/Logistics, Energy, Marine, Medical/PharmaBio, Mechanical Engineering and Metal Processing.
06 Feb 2019
Military Additive Manufacturing Summit Registration, Tampa, Florida
DSI’s 3rd Annual Military Additive Manufacturing Summit & Tech Showcase is designed as an educational and training “Town Hall” forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military services, defense agencies, and civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate. The 2019 summit will focus on the technology and innovation needed to further develop additive manufacturing technology and current level of capability in order to deliver greater flexibility to the warfighter in deployed environments.
06 Feb 2019
Internal Auditor for ISO/IEC 17025, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
This 2-day Training Course provides you with the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct internal audits of laboratories that are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025. It covers the principles and practices of effective internal audits in accordance with ISO 19011, Guidelines on auditing management systems. The course includes lectures, exercises and mock audits to teach the skills required to conduct internal audits.

    After completing this course participants will be able to:
    • Understand the requirements for internal audits contained within ISO/IEC 17025
    • Describe the role of the lead auditor and the audit team
    • Conduct a document review
    • Conduct an opening meeting
    • Determine conformance of the laboratory to their quality system through interviews and observation
    • Record observations and objective audit evidence
    • Document audit findings
    • Prepare an audit report
    • Conduct a closing meeting
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07 Feb 2019
Conducting an Effective Management Review, Webinar
This 2-hour webinar introduces the Laboratory Management Review process, an important tool to foster communication between top management and laboratory personnel to improve laboratory operations to produce quality calibrations and highly satisfied customers.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of (or during) this session, using your notes, ISO/IEC 17025:2017, and NIST Handbook 143, you will:
  • IDENTIFY management review criteria (Section 8.9) in ISO/IEC 17025:2017, NIST Handbook 143, and your laboratory quality manual and related procedures;
  • LIST the personnel that should participate in a management review;
  • LIST the 11 elements that are typically discussed during a management review;
  • SELECT sources of objective evidence that are used during a management review;
  • DISCUSS the value and benefits of management reviews; and
  • APPLY the management review and process to laboratory scenarios.
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07 Feb 2019
GD&T - Advanced Applications, Plymouth, Minnesota
Course outline:
In-depth analysis & implications of advanced ASME Y14.5 principles
  • Multiple feature patterns used to define a single datum & negative implications of using "non-functional" surfaces as datum features
  • 3D analysis of composite position callouts in relationship to multiple hole patterns defined as single datums
  • Calculations for determining allowable position tolerance for floating and fixed fastener designs
  • Positioning holes and patterns of holes at "zero tolerance" for optimizing manufacturability and critical cost reductions
  • Positioning functional coaxial cylinders from independent datum features vs. to each other and defined as compound datum features
  • Boundary principles used with profile for non-cylindrical shapes
  • Contoured surfaces as datum features
  • Mathematical definitions and implications of ASME Y14.5.1M-1994
  • Surface roughness implications for features of size and form constraints
  • Optimization strategies in applications and analysis of design, manufacturing, and measurement
Common error implications of dimensioning & tolerancing of tooling and functional gaging, based on product designs
  • Negative implications of common incorrect measurement procedures on CMMs and procedures to resolve/minimize problems
  • Profile definitions and boundary implications in corner transition areas
  • Uncertainty implications of ASME Y14.5 and transformation/development efforts that affect all technical areas
  • Chracterization of physical-to-functional heirarchies and the importance of this analysis to realizing optimum functional intent
  • Examination of students' drawings with an eye toward making them clearer so as to optimize design intent and maximize ROI
  • Advanced tolerancing development within ASME Y14.5
Extension principles for datums used in non-standard designs
  • Complex 3D profile geometry and tolerance boundaries
  • Critical simplification of ASME Y14.5
  • Statistical tolerancing
  • Implications of GD&T for Six-sigma initiatives and product reliability
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07 Feb 2019
Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing Training, Muskegon, Michigan
Mark Foster has over 30 years of experience in design, quality, and GD&T. In these sessions, he shows how communicating engineering specifications ensures everyone understands the process, he explains blueprint nomenclatures and how GD&T (ASME Y14.5.1M-1994) IS the standard.

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11 Feb 2019
Fundamentals of Metrology, Gaithersburg, Maryland
The 5 day Fundamentals of Metrology seminar is an intensive course that introduces participants to the concepts of measurement systems, units, good laboratory practices, data integrity, measurement uncertainty, measurement assurance, traceability, basic statistics and how they fit into a laboratory Quality Management System. Additional topics covered will include overall Laboratory Management and specific discussions of the requirements for proficiency testing, calibration certificate generation and software verification and validation. Topics will be covered using a variety of measurement disciplines and laboratory measurements and case studies so that the participants will be able to apply the concepts to any measurement discipline upon completion. Topics are covered in a mixture of training styles including lecture, hands-on exercises, case studies and discussion.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:
  • IDENTIFY and USE reference materials to ensure good quality, accurate, traceable measurement results;
  • EXPLAIN highlights and key concepts of each topic (noted on the Table of Contents and the detailed learning objectives ) to each other and to your managers and show how these topics fit in to a management system using ISO/IEC 17025:2017 as the basis.
  • Have and know how to IMPLEMENT several simple tools, job aids, and references to use and improve your laboratory operations.
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11 Feb 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Lead Assessor Training, Orlando, Florida
Develop your expertise and value as an ISO/IEC 17025 specialist. Review, write, and understand ISO/IEC 17025 nonconformances. Hone your skills; understand the rigors of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. This course is invaluable for new assessors and as a refresher for long-time assessors of ISO/IEC 17025. Consultants who help transition clients from other ISO standards and from the 2005 version to the requirements of the latest ISO/IEC 17025 will also benefit from this course.

The 4.5-day ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Training course is designed to further develop your understanding of ISO/IEC 17025 and help you understand how to plan and lead an ISO/IEC 17025 assessment. Attendees will gain an understanding of uncertainty, traceability, and PT/ILC and how they are assessed. This course will prepare you to meet technical demands of the assessment while providing practical exercises to aid comprehension.Attending an ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Training course is just one of the necessary steps in becoming a contract assessor for an accreditation body. More ⇒
12 Feb 2019
Uncertainty of Measurement, Denham Grove, United Kingdom
Any laboratory wishing to achieve accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 is required to have, and to apply, policies and procedures for the estimation, use and reporting of uncertainties of measurement for any tests or calibrations covered by their scope of accreditation. Drawing on experience of training skills of estimating uncertainty of measurement to more than two thousand testing and calibration practitioners over the years, this course aims to provide delegates with an appreciation of the concept of uncertainty of measurement in both a testing and calibration environment, and uses a combination of lectures and interactive exercises and demonstrations to take delegates through the process of calculating uncertainties.
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12 Feb 2019
Combined Laboratory Management, Denham Grove, United Kingdom
All laboratories need to have sound business processes to enable them to deliver technically valid calibrations and tests to their clients. When a laboratory is seeking to have its competence recognised through accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, these processes should also enable the laboratory to demonstrate that they meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. This course combines the key elements of the Laboratory Internal Audit and Laboratory Management courses to provide skills for staff responsible for internal audit, quality management or technical management within a laboratory or organisation.

What are the benefits?
To facilitate delegates’ understanding of how the business processes of a laboratory can be combined effectively with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 and to provide and aid understanding of the internal audit process and its value to management.

    By the end of this course you will be able to:
    • Apply your knowledge and understanding of the principles taught to a wide variety of situations to allow the planning and delivery of internal audits.
    • Have a basis for deciding which tasks fall within the remit of your Quality Manager and Technical Manager.
    • Understand how effective management controls can be implemented, and be able to undertake structured preparation for UKAS assessment.
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12 Feb 2019
Forensic Measurement Confidence (Web-Based) Level 100A: Measurement Uncertainty, Webinar
This live web-based course introduces the foundational concepts of Measurement Traceability, Measurement Assurance and Measurement Uncertainty for forensic service providers. The training provides a detailed review of the ISO/IEC 17025 and ANAB accreditation requirements and terminology used for measurement traceability and uncertainty and how these requirements apply to a forensic laboratory. Additionally, participants will acquire an understanding of the interrelationships between measurement traceability, measurement assurance and measurement uncertainty, learn about uncertainty components to consider and how to determine if those components are of “importance” as well as learn a practical approach for estimating measurement uncertainty.

Each session is 2 hours in length. This training is applicable for all staff in a forensic testing or calibration laboratory.
Learning Objectives:
  • Provide a detailed review of the ISO/IEC 17025 and ANAB requirements for Measurement Traceability and Measurement Uncertainty.
  • Review terminology used in ISO/IEC 17025 as it relates to these topics.
  • Demonstrate the interrelationships between measurement traceability, measurement assurance and measurement uncertainty.
  • Provide a construct of a basic process for estimating measurement uncertainty.
  • Discuss the importance of knowledge required for testimony in a court of law on these topics.
Course Pre-requisites:
The courses in the series must be taken in sequence. A student must complete Level 100A before they will be allowed to attend 100B and complete Level 100B before they will be allowed to attend Level 100C. More ⇒
12 Feb 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - effective quality management for labs, French edition, Brussels, Belgium
The new version of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, which covers the general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, has been published end December 2017.

During this information session, discover the new technical and organisational requirements for carrying out tests and calibrations in laboratories. In addition, learn how to adapt your own quality management process to meet the new standard.

During this information session:
  • You will discover the core requirements, key elements and issues of ISO/IEC 17025:2017;
  • You will learn which new components of the standard are vital to your quality management system;
  • You will discover which components of your system you should adjust to comply with ISO/IEC 17025:2017;
  • You will find out how you can perform this adjustment successfully;
  • You will gain insight into the possible interpretations of the standard and the requirements of an accreditation process.
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12 Feb 2019
Seminar - Gage Calibration, Aurora (Chicago), Illinois
Mitutoyo America’s Gage Calibration course is a unique, active, educational experience designed specifically for those who plan and perform calibrations of dimensional measuring tools, gages, and instruments. This course is taught at the world-class, Mitutoyo America A2LA accredited calibration laboratory in Aurora, Illinois, by experienced instructors and dimensional metrology experts. The class size is intentionally small - a maximum of 6 students - to ensure personalized and customized instruction to meet the needs of individual students. The course combines modern calibration and quality management ideas with best practices and “how-to” calibration methods for common calibrations. The course is ideal for those operating in ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories or in gage labs supporting manufacturing operations.

The course covers the most common dimensional calibrations but also allows for individual students to cover topics of interest. Upon enrollment, students will have the opportunity to complete a questionnaire to ensure the customized course meets their specific needs. The Hands-On Gage Calibration course will also address the essential elements, policies, and requirements of a modern gage calibration system. Woven into the hands-on experience, the course will cover calibration system standards, laboratory management, traceability, measurement uncertainty, temperature issues, and laboratory accreditation.
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12 Feb 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), Las Vegas, Nevada
This course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

Course Content
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
  3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
  4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
    1. New Definitions and Concepts
    2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
    3. Organizational and Management Structure
    4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
    5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
    6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
  5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
  6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
  7. Participation in proficiency testing
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13 Feb 2019
Automation & Testing 2019: The Trade Fair Dedicated to Industry 4.0, Testing and Measurements, Innovative Technologies, Robotics, Turin, Italy
A&T: Automation and Testing is the exhibition that gathers the best of robotic process automation and metrology. A&T was founded in 2007 as a fair dedicated to Testing and Measurements aiming to contribute the diffusion of the innovation culture, addressing in particular industrial and scientific audiences. At present, it has become the reference event in Italy for this specific sector. Keeping a perspective towards evolution and innovation, A&T has chosen to update its brand identity by inventing a logo that combined in the best way the two souls of the fair: the robotic and the precision measurement. A&T, Automation & Testing represents the fair essence who brings together the best technology in the field of automated production and accurate product testing.
13 Feb 2019
Electrical Measurement, Lindfield, Australia
This two-day course (9 am to 5 pm) covers essential knowledge of the theory and practice of electrical measurement using digital multimeters and calibrators; special attention is given to important practical issues such as grounding, interference and thermal effects.
Knowledge and Skills:
The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills:
     to understand the principles of operation of digital multimeters and calibrators
     to understand the principles and techniques used in the measurement of electrical quantities
     to understand the processes involved in the use and calibration of electrical equipment
     to identify various sources of error that affect electrical measurements
Topics:
The topics covered include:
     overview of primary standards
     measurement of resistance
     principles of operation of digital multimeters and calibrators
     measurement of direct voltage and current
     principles of calibration
     measurement of alternating voltage and current
     measurement of high voltage
     reporting calibration data and uncertainties
     estimating measurement uncertainty
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13 Feb 2019
Forensic Measurement Confidence (Web-Based) Level 100B: Measurement Uncertainty, Webinar
This live web-based course introduces the foundational concepts of Measurement Traceability, Measurement Assurance and Measurement Uncertainty for forensic service providers. The training provides a detailed review of the ISO/IEC 17025 and ANAB accreditation requirements and terminology used for measurement traceability and uncertainty and how these requirements apply to a forensic laboratory. Additionally, participants will acquire an understanding of the interrelationships between measurement traceability, measurement assurance and measurement uncertainty, learn about uncertainty components to consider and how to determine if those components are of “importance” as well as learn a practical approach for estimating measurement uncertainty.

Each session is 2 hours in length. This training is applicable for all staff in a forensic testing or calibration laboratory.
Learning Objectives:
  • Provide a detailed review of the ISO/IEC 17025 and ANAB requirements for Measurement Traceability and Measurement Uncertainty.
  • Review terminology used in ISO/IEC 17025 as it relates to these topics.
  • Demonstrate the interrelationships between measurement traceability, measurement assurance and measurement uncertainty.
  • Provide a construct of a basic process for estimating measurement uncertainty.
  • Discuss the importance of knowledge required for testimony in a court of law on these topics.
Course Pre-requisites:
The courses in the series must be taken in sequence. A student must complete Level 100A before they will be allowed to attend 100B and complete Level 100B before they will be allowed to attend Level 100C. More ⇒
13 Feb 2019
2019 the 6th International Conference on Frontiers of Industrial Engineering (ICFIE 2019), London, United Kingdom
It will be an internationally renowned forum for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences, and challenges in the field of industrial engineering.

It will bring together experts from academia and industry to exchange the latest research results and trends, and their practical applications in the aforementioned areas of industrial engineering. This will be accomplished through the following three modes of communication: keynote presentations, parallel sessions, and poster sessions.
13 Feb 2019
Cómo Calibrar un RTD, Semenario Web
Para obtener los mejores mediciones fuera de sus termorresistencias (RTD o PRT), debe asegurarse de que sabe cómo calibrarlos apropiadamente.

Asista a este seminario web para aprender acerca de los dos métodos que puede utilizar para asegurarse de que los RTDs y los PRT son siempre bien puesto a punto - y le puede dar la precisión que necesita. Usted aprenderá acerca de RTD / PRT caracterización y obtener consejos para aumentar la eficacia de las pruebas de tolerancia. Más ⇒
14 Feb 2019
Automotive Engineering Show New Delhi, India
Automotive Engineering Show New Delhi, an exhibition on technologies for automotive manufacturing, successfully launched its debut edition in the rich automotive cluster of the Delhi/NCR region. The show displayed cutting edge manufacturing solutions from 55 exhibitors and welcomed 3,169 visitors over its three days. Companies such as Banner Engineering India, Dow Corning India, Faro Business Technologies India, ifm electronic India, Keysight Technologies India, Leuze Electronic Pvt Ltd, Micro-Epsilon India Pvt Ltd among others demonstrated their product expertise with live technology demonstrations. The New Delhi edition, co-located with ACMA Automechanika New Delhi, will definitely bring together various segments of the automotive industry to learn, conduct profitable business and network with like-minded people.
14 Feb 2019
Forensic Measurement Confidence (Web-Based) Level 100C: Measurement Uncertainty, Webinar
This live web-based course introduces the foundational concepts of Measurement Traceability, Measurement Assurance and Measurement Uncertainty for forensic service providers. The training provides a detailed review of the ISO/IEC 17025 and ANAB accreditation requirements and terminology used for measurement traceability and uncertainty and how these requirements apply to a forensic laboratory. Additionally, participants will acquire an understanding of the interrelationships between measurement traceability, measurement assurance and measurement uncertainty, learn about uncertainty components to consider and how to determine if those components are of “importance” as well as learn a practical approach for estimating measurement uncertainty.

Each session is 2 hours in length. This training is applicable for all staff in a forensic testing or calibration laboratory.
Learning Objectives:
  • Provide a detailed review of the ISO/IEC 17025 and ANAB requirements for Measurement Traceability and Measurement Uncertainty.
  • Review terminology used in ISO/IEC 17025 as it relates to these topics.
  • Demonstrate the interrelationships between measurement traceability, measurement assurance and measurement uncertainty.
  • Provide a construct of a basic process for estimating measurement uncertainty.
  • Discuss the importance of knowledge required for testimony in a court of law on these topics.
Course Pre-requisites:
The courses in the series must be taken in sequence. A student must complete Level 100A before they will be allowed to attend 100B and complete Level 100B before they will be allowed to attend Level 100C. More ⇒
16 Feb 2019
ECMMM 2019: 3rd European Conference on Materials, Mechatronics and Manufacturing (ECMMM 2019), Amsterdam, Netherlands
2019 3rd European Conference on Materials, Mechatronics and Manufacturing (ECMMM 2019) aims to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, and professinals from the industry, academia and government to discourse on research and development, professional practice in materials, mechatronics, and manufacturing technologies. ECMMM 2019 will be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands during February 16-18, 2019. It is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in the fields of materials, mechatronics, and manufacturing. It also serves to foster communication among researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of scientific areas with a common interest in materials, mechatronics, and manufacturing and related techniques.
16 Feb 2019
ICMEP 2019: The 8th International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering and Process, Prague, Czech Republic
The 8th International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering and Processes (ICMEP 2019) will take place in Masaryk Dormitory, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech, from the 16th to the 19th of February of 2019.

ICMEP, is an annual conference organized with the intend of being a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Manufacturing Engineering and Process. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.
19 Feb 2019
Assembly Engineering 2019, Bad Nauheim, Germany
The automotive sector stands on the threshold of long-term changes which will not stop at the doors of the assembly line. The need for greater adaptability and flexibility will be especially apparent in final assembly • the last link in the automobile industry’s value chain. Alternative drive forms and an accelerating trend towards ever more customised product variants make it inevitable that traditional assembly processes will soon be replaced.

But what will these new, flexible and adaptable assembly processes look like in practice for automobile manufacturers? What features will state-of-the-art logistics concepts require to accommodate adaptable assembly processes? Which technologies and automation tools can we use to support assembly? What aids are available to help workers in the factory and what benefits do they offer? And how will testing and inspection procedures change to cope with rising complexity and guarantee continuing high product quality in the future?

The "Assembly Engineering 2019” conference that takes place in Bad Nauheim on 19-20 February 2019 offers answers to these vital questions. Once again, it provides a high calibre forum of international engineers for further discussion of the key issues faced by the industry with practical lectures and presentations of the latest project results and advances made by leading OEMs, suppliers and research institutes.
19 Feb 2019
MET-101 Basic Hands-On Metrology, Everett, Washington
This course introduces the student to basic measurement concepts, basic electronics related to measurement instruments and math used in calibration. We will also teach various techniques used to make good measurements using calibration equipment. The student will be competent to make measurements after passing the final exam. Attendees of this course should have a basic understanding of math, algebra, physics and science. Some hands-on experience in plant process maintenance, process calibration or meter calibration is helpful but not required.

Course topics:
  • Introduction to measurement
  • Safety in the cal lab
  • Math for the calibration specialist
  • Basic electronics for metrology
  • Working and secondary standards
  • Lab instrumentation and precautions
  • Environmental impact on measurement uncertainty
  • Understanding and using instrumentation specifications
  • Important considerations regarding cables, connectors, and adapters
  • What is a "guard" and when to use it
  • Digital multimeters calibration principles
  • Basic thermometry calibration principles
  • Basic pressure calibration methods and techniques
  • Handheld scope calibration considerations and concerns
  • Documentary quality standards and the calibration professional
  • Course exam
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19 Feb 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), Minnetonka, Minnesota
This course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

Course Content
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
  3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
  4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
    1. New Definitions and Concepts
    2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
    3. Organizational and Management Structure
    4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
    5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
    6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
  5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
  6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
  7. Participation in proficiency testing
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20 Feb 2019
Joining in Car Body Engineering 2019, Detroit, Michigan
The US Network for Automotive Engineers

Finding and developing the "right" joining technologies is what the US-based Automotive Circle conference Joining in Car Body Engineering is focusing on. It aims to bring about an intensive exchange of information and networking among expert automotive engineers from OEM as well as their suppliers, providing valuable contacts and ideas to develop modern car body joining solutions tailored to the American market requirements.

The 2-day conference is organized by the Automotive Circle, the foremost communication network of automotive engineers and organizer of the EuroCarBody conference. The platform focuses on application-oriented technical progress concerning all relevant joining technologies for series car body production. A particular emphasis is placed on opportunities to improve throughput and flexibility for vehicles produced for the American market.
20 Feb 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Highlights of Changes for General Staff, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
This course looks at selected changes to the Standard as it applies to general staff in the laboratory. It outlines the changes and the background to the changes in an understandable way, with a minimum of reference to clauses and technical terms. It is intended to provide an accessible overview of the changes, that will prepare the general laboratory staff member for changes to their management system resulting from the revision to the Standard. This is a one-half day course presented virtually.

    After completing this course participants will be able to:
    • Describe the new structure of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard
    • Understand the concept of risk-based thinking
    • Interpret the new or changed requirements as it applies to their role in the laboratory
    • Understand the rationale behind the changes
    • Be prepared for the changes they may see in the laboratory management system as a result to the revision to the Standard
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20 Feb 2019
Quality Master Class: Latest trends in quality performance management! English Version, Brussels, Belgium
ISO 9001 is the reference standard for quality management. In September 2015, it was completely reviewed and now the standard is aligned with ISO’s High Level Structure (HLS) for Management System Standards, allowing for better integration within an organisation’s overall management processes.

This three day master class session aims at providing the necessary knowledge and guidance on the interpretation of the most important new elements. International top experts show you the way to success. Are you a professional in QMS and other management systems? Then this Masterclass is important for you.
  • In this seminar you will:
      ☑ Implement key trends in Quality Management
      ☑ Learn how these trends and changes affect your organization
      ☑ Get knowledge first hand from international experts who are at the source of the new ISO 9001:2015 and who will guide you how to interpret all these new elements in a pragmatic manner into your QMS and during audits
  • After this seminar you will:
      ☑ be able to interpret the new trends and elements of the ISO 9001 to your business as a real expert
      ☑ better understand those important items that have an impact on your organisation
      ☑ share visions with other experts and receive feedback for further reflection towards sustainable value creation
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21 Feb 2019
Internal Auditing Best Practices, Webinar
This 2 hour webinar will consider internal auditing techniques and best practices that are used by a metrology laboratory to comply with ISO/IEC 17025 criteria.

Learning Objectives:
During this webinar, using your notes and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 orNIST Handbook 143, you will:
  • IDENTIFY internal auditing criteria (Section 8.8) in ISO/IEC 17025:2005 & NIST Handbook 143;
  • IDENTIFY the steps of an audit cycle;
  • DESCRIBE the difference between a “desk audit,” “functional audit,” “technical audit,” and “management system audit”;
  • IDENTIFY template checklists and other tools that can be used to successfully document the audit process; and
  • APPLY best practices to conduct an effective internal management system audit within your laboratory.
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21 Feb 2019
TCT Asia 2019, Shanghai, China
TCT Show, a world-leading design-to-manufacturing event delivering business-critical insights on 3D printing, additive manufacturing, CAD/CAE, metrology and inspection as well as conventional manufacturing processes such as moulding, casting and CNC machining.

Over 10,000 professionals from 60 countries and 20 key industries including automotive, aerospace, healthcare, consumer products and many more will attend TCT across three show days to be inspired, do business and find solutions for their design and manufacturing challenges.

“There’s so much going on at TCT, this year’s event will attract more people and showcase more technology than ever before. With more than 300 exhibitors on the largest show floor to date, more than 60 world-class speaker sessions and exciting interactive show features, visitors will gain key insights into the latest AM and 3D printing technologies, materials and processes that will help shape the future of design-to-manufacturing Innovation," Scott Humphrey, Marketing Manager, TCT Group commented. "If you’re serious about improving your design, development and manufacturing processes and want to excel in your industry sector, then you have to visit TCT Show this September.”

Visitors attending the TCT Show will benefit not only from the opportunity to connect with 300 cutting-edge exhibitors, displaying the most innovative and dynamic technologies and services available on the market, but also from ground-breaking product launches, exciting demonstrations and enthralling presentations from a world-leading speaker line up.
21 Feb 2019
2019 3rd International Conference on Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering(CAMME 2019), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
CAMME 2019 provides researchers and industry experts with one of the best platforms to meet and discuss groundbreaking research and innovations in the field of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering.

International invited speakers are invited to present their state-of-the-art work on various aspects, which will highlight important and developing areas.
23 Feb 2019
3rd International Conference on Mechanical, Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering (ICMAA 2019), Chengdu, China
ICMAA 2019, The 3rd International Conference on Mechanical, Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, will take place in Chengdu, China, from February 23-25, 2019. This event is organized by Sichuan Institute of Electronics, with support from National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Singapore Institute of Electronics, The Multimedia University, Malaysia, and Tula State University, Russia etc. ICMAA 2019 is a not-to-be-missed opportunity that distills the most current knowledge on a rapidly advancing discipline in one conference. Join key researchers and established professionals in the field of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering as they assess the current state-of-the-art and roadmap crucial areas for future research.
24 Feb 2019
ALLSENSORS 2019: The Fourth International Conference on Advances in Sensors, Actuators, Metering and Sensing, Athens, Greece
ALLSENSORS 2019 is intended to serve as a forum for researchers from the academia and the industry, professionals, standard developers, policy makers, investors and practitioners to present their recent results, to exchange ideas, and to establish new partnerships and collaborations. The topics could be on techniques and applications, best practices, awareness and experiences as well as future trends and needs (both in research and practice) related to all aspects of sensor-based applications and services.
Topics Include:
  • Measurement theory;
  • Automation instruments;
  • Instruments and measuring technology;
  • Instrument design and measurement theory;
  • Mechanical measurements;
  • Measurement in nanotechnology;
  • Measurement in biomedicine;
  • Measurement in environment (pollution, Arctic, humidity, etc.);
  • Microwave measurements;
  • Measurement of the noise and vibration;
  • Measurement of force and strain;
  • Measurement of displacement and proximity;
  • Nondestructive testing; Light/Radiation monitoring;
  • Computer online measurements;
  • Sensor-based visualization and detecting systems;
  • Single and multi-parameter measurements.
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24 Feb 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Auditor Team Leader, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Dubai,U.A.E.
Take responsibility for ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory accreditation. And take our ISO/IEC 17025 Auditor/Team Leader training course. Understand effective quality control and how to achieve certification in your testing or calibration lab. Get in-depth knowledge of the standard to lead your team towards ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, and take on the role of auditor to maintain compliance. You will gain the confidence to build awareness of quality control that can help cut costs, save time and even reduce insurance premiums. And you will be recognized as the expert who can drive continual improvement through ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation and auditing.
Learning Objectives:
  • The requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 and how to meet them
  • Understand the laboratory accreditation process
  • How to plan, conduct and report on a lab audit
  • The team roles and responsibilities required by ISO/IEC 17025
  • How to continually improve quality control processes
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25 Feb 2019
PHOTOPTICS 2019: 7th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology, Prague, Czech Republic
Optical systems are ubiquitous in modern society, with an ever-increasing number of applications covering medical sciences (vision technologies, surgical instrumentation, medical imaging), spatial exploration (telescopes, lenses, spectrometers), telecommunications (fiber optics), information processing (quantum computing), industry (from cutting, welding to precision metrology) and military/weaponry technology, to name but a few examples. Furthermore, laser and optical technology are in general absolutely essential to performing applied research in areas such as chemistry and biology, providing fundamental analysis tools. The success of optical systems and technologies in high-end scientific research has also found its way into everyday consumer products such as printers, displays, discs, cameras and eyeglasses, not to forget that optical fiber is crucial to telecommunications in general and internet in particular. This 7th edition of PHOTOPTICS will feature three different tracks on Optics, Photonics and lasers, covering both theoretical and practical aspects.
25 Feb 2019
NCSL International Technical Exchange, Orlando, Florida

Three Days of Measurement Training Conducted by Experts in the Field of Metrology! February 25-27, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. The NCSL International Technical Exchange will build and enhance specific hands-on skills in the calibration of measurement and test equipment. This three-day training will also teach best practices along with introducing new and innovative calibration hardware, software and calibration services. Each training session is taught by measurement science experts from throughout the industry. 10% discount when registering 3 or more attendees from your company. Must call the NCSLI Business office at 303-440-3339 to register and receive discount. More ⇒
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26 Feb 2019
HOUSTEX is the Industry-Leading Southwest Manufacturing Trade Show, Houston, Texas
HOUSTEX is the industry-leading southwest manufacturing trade show. From additive manufacturing to robotics, machining centers to welding, and dozens of technologies in between, showcase your product or explore the best in manufacturing at HOUSTEX 2019. With more than 58,000 square feet of exhibit space, HOUSTEX 2019 will showcase products of all types, from additive manufacturing, to automation and robotics, to the largest machining and processing equipment—even new products that haven’t yet been announced in the trades. Experience Texas manufacturing and get started on your pathway to success at HOUSTEX.

Discover the latest manufacturing trends, meet face-to-face with technology experts, and gather insights that will help you boost your business during numerous educational opportunities at HOUSTEX 2019. From Lunch & Learns to Brew & Views, Keynotes to Knowledge Bars, you’ll hear about hot topics and best practices you can put to use immediately. Explore aisle after aisle of the latest manufacturing products, software and services, immerse yourself in the ever-present buzz of equipment and conversations, and make critical connections with today’s manufacturing luminaries. Follow your pathway to success at HOUSTEX 2019, February 26-28 in the heart of manufacturing—Houston.
26 Feb 2019
2019 Workshop on Materials, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Hong Kong, China
On behalf of the Organizing Committees of 2019 Workshop on Materials, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (WMMM 2019), we cordially invite you to participate in this event to be held in Hong Kong from February 26-28, 2019. WMMM aims to provide a platform for scholars, engineers, and scientists to present robust research demonstrating the expanding frontiers in the fields of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing.

Manufacturing Engineering requires the ability to plan the practices of manufacturing; to research and to develop tools, processes, machines and equipment; and to integrate the facilities and systems for producing quality product with the optimum expenditure of capital.

Today mechanical engineers are pursuing developments in such areas as composites, mechatronics, and nanotechnology. It also overlaps with aerospace engineering, metallurgical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, and other engineering disciplines to varying amounts. Download Call for Papers
26 Feb 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - effective quality management for labs, Dutch edition, Antwerpen, Belgium
The new version of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, which covers the general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, has been published end December 2017.

During this information session, discover the new technical and organisational requirements for carrying out tests and calibrations in laboratories. In addition, learn how to adapt your own quality management process to meet the new standard.

During this information session:
  • You will discover the core requirements, key elements and issues of ISO/IEC 17025:2017;
  • You will learn which new components of the standard are vital to your quality management system;
  • You will discover which components of your system you should adjust to comply with ISO/IEC 17025:2017;
  • You will find out how you can perform this adjustment successfully;
  • You will gain insight into the possible interpretations of the standard and the requirements of an accreditation process.
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26 Feb 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - What's New or Different? Online Training
This course looks at the differences between ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO/IEC 17025:2017. It covers the structure of the new standard, provides details on the new requirements, and changed requirements, and looks at the steps to transition to compliance with the new standard. This is a one-day course that is split over two half-days.

    After completing this course participants will be able to:
    • Describe the structure of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard
    • Describe the changes in the approach to the revised standard
    • Interpret the new or changed requirements as it applies to their laboratory
    • Conduct a gap analysis to prepare for the transition to the revised standard
    • Apply the requirements of the revised standard to the laboratory management system
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28 Feb 2019
Metrology Boot Camp, Plymouth, Minnesota
Please join us for our two-day Metrology Boot Camp. We'll use classroom presentations, demonstrations, and hands on activities to drill our participants on the basic elements of dimensional measurement:
      Define what a valid measurement consists of
      Describe accuracy & repeatability
      Define measurement traceability
      Describe the role & subject topics of ISO & ASME written standards
      Describe physical standards used to establish measurement traceability
      Identify calibration principles
      Use 1D, 2D, 2.5D, and 3D measurement systems
      Describe basic principles of surface & form analysis
      Match measurement problems to potential metrology solutions
      Complete gage repeatability & reproducibility studies (GR&R)
      Build a measurement uncertainty budget
      Describe principles of metrology software validation
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01 Mar 2019
BIPM•TÜBÍTAK UME project placements, Ankara, Turkey
The BIPM and TÜBÍTAK UME, the National Metrology Institute of Turkey, are running a joint training initiative entitled "BIPM•TÜBÍTAK UME project placements" (2018 & 2019). The initiative provides opportunities for metrologists at early stages of their careers to gain in-depth knowledge and experience by conducting research on a subject of their interest for a period of 1 to 3 months in TÜBÍTAK UME's laboratories. In addition, it is expected that participants will have the opportunity to attend lectures delivered at TÜBÍTAK UME by experts from BIPM and TÜBÍTAK UME. Training in the laboratory will help participants to achieve their project goals while delivering the wider benefit of developing the technical skills required by researchers from emerging NMIs and DIs as necessary to enhance their engagement in the CIPM MRA.
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04 Mar 2019
Geometrical Tolerancing to BS 8888 and ISO standards - Level 1, Teddington, United Kingdom
A three day training course intended for anyone who needs to understand the theory and practice of Geometrical Dimensioning & Tolerancing.
Aims & Objectives
  • To apply geometrical tolerancing in a consistent and systematic manner
  • Ensure a specification is complete and avoid common mistakes
  • To learn how to read geometrical tolerances in a logical and systematic way
  • Recognise common errors and incomplete specifications
  • Note: This course is available for ASME Y14.5 or BS 8888 and ISO Standards.
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04 Mar 2019
Lean and Six Sigma Conference, Phoenix, Arizona
ASQ’s Lean and Six Sigma Conference offers a variety of session formats and focus areas that allow you to customize your learning experience. Choose from a wide array of session topics that focus on one of the four focus areas outlined in the conference program. Explore these topics in a concurrent session or go more in-depth by participating in available workshop sessions. The wide range of choices allows you to engage in the conference in a way that best suits your interests and preferences.
  • Concurrent Session: These 60-minute sessions are meant to present real applications, results, and solutions based on quality principles or theory that can be implemented immediately.
  • Workshop: Workshops will lead participants from an identified beginning point through a logical and clearly identified end point with the expansion of the related body of knowledge and include hands-on learning activities that demonstrate and reinforce the concepts presented.
04 Mar 2019
Principles of Pressure Calibration, Phoenix, Arizona
A five-day training course on the principles and practices of pressure calibration using digital pressure calibrators and piston gauges (pressure balances).The class is designed to focus on the practical considerations of pressure calibrations.

Course topics:
  • Fundamental physics of pressure
  • Moves through Metrological terminology
  • Calibration principles
  • Piston gauge fundamentals
  • Day-to-day issues that can influence the quality of a calibration
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05 Mar 2019
Understanding & Evaluating Measurement Uncertainty, Teddington, United Kingdom
Aims & Objectives
  • Give improved understanding of measurement uncertainty, methods for measurement uncertainty evaluation and the circumstances in which those methods apply
  • Support the provision of scientifically defensible results
  • Emphasise model-based uncertainty evaluation
  • Help make better use of the GUM
  • Help tackle more challenging uncertainty evaluation problems than those covered directly by the GUM
Module details
The course is based on the considerable experience gained by the presenters of the needs of practitioners in the area of measurement uncertainty evaluation. The course covers:
  • Underpinning statistical concepts
  • Developing and using a measurement model
  • Formulating a problem of measurement uncertainty evaluation
  • The conventional approach to uncertainty evaluation of the GUM
  • Other approaches to uncertainty evaluation, including a Monte Carlo method
  • Extensions to problems with more than one measurand
  • Examples and case studies
  • Current international work on the GUM including the GUM Supplements
Delegates are encouraged to bring their own problems of uncertainty evaluation, for which there will be ample discussion time.
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05 Mar 2019
Practical Temperature Calibration, American Fork, Utah
A three-day course loaded with valuable principles and hands-on training designed to help calibration technicians and engineers get a solid base of temperature calibration fundamentals. The course material, developed by Fluke calibration experts, is taken from years of technical support experience covering common temperature calibration questions and is based on the techniques used in our world-class calibration laboratories.

Course topics:
  • Accreditation issues
  • Risk Assessment
  • Future changes in temperature traceability
  • Realizing a triple-point of water
  • How to check RTPW
  • How to calibrate a metrology well
  • How to maintain a temperature calibration equipment
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07 Mar 2019
Humidity Measurement, Lindfield, Australia
This one-day course (9 am to 5 pm) provides information about the main concepts and practical techniques involved in measuring humidity in air and explains how to make such measurements accurately and consistently.
    Knowledge and Skills:
    The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills:
       to understand the concepts involved in humidity measurements
       to know how to select and apply humidity instrumentation
       to interpret measurement results and calculate required features
       to recognise various sources of error that affect humidity measurements
    Topics:
    The topics covered include:
       basic concepts, tables, charts and formulae
       humidity standards
       dew point meters and practical secondary standards
       hygrometers and some special problems in hygrometry
       humidity chambers
       general practical recommendations
       examples and calculations
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07 Mar 2019
NCSL International Washington/Oregon Section Meeting (1431)
The NCSL International Washington/Oregon Section, would like to invite you to: present, exhibit sponsor and attend our Spring Section meeting on Thursday, March 7th at the Mitutoyo Showroom in Renton, WA! We wish to demonstrate the changing metrology landscape by demonstrating common problem areas in Dimensional measurement, highlighting new measurement methods, changes to Mitutoyo America will offer the ability to earn certification of knowledge and skills in dimensional calibration. The Level 2 hands-on performance tests for the calibration of micrometers and calipers will be available following the close of the NCSL International meeting.
11 Mar 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for Testing and Calibration Labs, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Learn about the updated ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard.
Significant Updates to the new ISO/IEC 17025:2017
The course will present the major new changes to ISO/IEC Standard 17025:2017 as follows:
     ISO standard update process
     The new standard structure
     The major changes in the standard
     Changes in terminology
     Expected changes in Management System Documentation
     Effective transition policies to new standard
     Expected transition dates to new standard
Complete Overview
Receive a complete overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 with valuable insights and tools to help you implement the requirements of the standard. See the detailed Course Outline/Syllabus here. More ⇒
11 Mar 2019
Certified Quality Technician Certification Preparation, Indianapolis, Indiana
Reinforce your current understanding of the Certified Quality Technician (CQT) Body of Knowledge. Get practice in applications that may not be used every day, and become familiar with “exam-style” questions throughout the course.

Students receive course materials and a copy of ASQ’s Certified Quality Technician Handbook: Second Edition. Please bring a non-programmable calculator to class (T130 is recommended).

Note: This course is a refresher and, due to time limitations, is not intended to cover all the components of the Body of Knowledge in great depth. Taking this course does not constitute, nor imply, the successful passing of the ASQ Certified Quality Technician examination.
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11 Mar 2019
Internal Auditing ISO/IEC 17025:2017, Indianapolis, Indiana
The 2.5-day Internal Auditing to ISO/IEC 17025 training course prepares the internal auditor to clearly understand technical issues relating to an audit. Attendees of this course will learn how to coordinate a quality management system audit to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and collect audit evidence and document observations, including techniques for effective questioning and listening.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements.
  • Learn how to coordinate a quality management system audit against ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
  • Develop an understanding of the technical systems and issues of the accredited laboratory.
  • Know how to collect audit evidence and document observations, including techniques for effective questioning and listening.
  • Learn how to report the findings and conclusions.
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11 Mar 2019
MC-206 Basic MET/CAL® Procedure Writing, Everett, Washington
In this five-day Basic MET/CAL® Procedure Writing course, you will learn to configure MET/CAL® software to create, edit, and maintain calibration solutions, projects and procedures. Acquire the knowledge to program more effectively in the MET/CAL® language using all the features of the software. The majority of the class time is spent in hands-on development of MET/CAL® procedures and reports The Basic MET/CAL® Procedure Writing course is designed for cal lab personnel who have hands-on experience with the operation of MET/CAL® software prior to attending the class.

Course topics:
  • Basic operation of MET/CAL® software
  • Adding standards
  • Using non-reference standards
  • Running reports
  • Customizing the run prompts
  • Overview of the Function Selection Codes (FSC)
  • Examples of MATH and LIB FSCs
  • Examples of IEEE, SCPI and PORT FSCs
  • Establishing uncertainty in MET/CAL®software
  • Complete a working procedure for a Fluke handheld DMM
  • Test your procedure using a Fluke calibrator
  • Full results table
  • Examples of uncertainty in a procedure
  • Using Crystal Reports
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11 Mar 2019
IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS), Sophia Antipolis, France
Sensors Applications Symposium provides a unique opportunity for researchers and developers to share progress in sensor technologies, methods, applications, standardization, and commercialization. General and Special Sessions offer forums where participants can exchange ideas and gain information on the sensor state of the art. A mix of plenary, poster, demonstration, plug-fests, and other networking activities ensure that your work will be seen.
12 Mar 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Awareness, Denham Grove, United Kingdom
This course aims to provide an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. In particular how the business processes of individual laboratories may be informed and enhanced in meeting its requirements. The course focuses from a personal perspective, reflecting primarily on the structure, resource, process, management and general requirements. The course will enable delegates to gain an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and its function as a framework for demonstrating competence and to gain an understanding of conformity - all of which is achieved through a combination of presentations, exercises and discussion. Download Course Flyer
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12 Mar 2019
ISRACHEM: The 15th International Exhibition for Chemical and Process Industries, Tel Aviv, Israel
International Exhibition on Industrial Processing, Chemical Engineering, Metal Finishing, Measurement Control and Instrumentation. Israchem • The International exhibition for technologies, equipment, and services for the following industries: Process, chemical, petrochemical, plastics, oil refining, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, food, Detergents, cosmetics, ecology, minerals, fertilizers, weed and pest control, paints & adhesives. Within Israchem exhibition, a special display area ´Analiza’ will showcase technologies, equipment & instrumentation for Industrial Laboratories.
12 Mar 2019
Automation & Electronics-2019: 22th international specialized exhibition, Minsk, Belarus
“Automation and Electronics” exhibition is the only specialized event in the Republic of Belarus for domestic and foreign producers, suppliers of automation means and electronic elements, processing equipment and materials for electronic and electrotechnical production manufacture in the Republic of Belarus.

Factory automation:
  • Automation of technological processes
  • Financial and economic activity management and analysis.
Production automation:
  • Design automation and engineering data management;
  • Technological processes automation;
  • Primary metering and control means;
  • Data conversion and communication;
  • Executive units and equipment: relay, drive mechanism; CNC equipment; welding, metal cutting equipment; pneumatic, compressor, hydraulic systems; heat, ventilation systems, water-supply equipment etc.
12 Mar 2019
Dimensional Measurement Training: Level 2 - Measurement Applier, INSPHERE Ltd, Bristol, United Kingdom
A four day training course building on the knowledge and measurement principles gained through the Level 1 training course.
Aims & Objectives
  • To provide knowledge and expertise in the application of measurement
  • To enable organisations to save time and money through the implementation of best measurement practice
  • To encourage a planning culture
Benefits to the learner
  • Application of the fundamental principles of geometrical product specification and measurement tools
  • To understand the fundamental principles of calibration
  • To apply fundamental measurement calculations
  • Respond to measurement results and related uncertainty
  • Communicate, question and plan the measurement process
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12 Mar 2019
Seminar - Gage Calibration, Aurora (Chicago), Illinois
Mitutoyo America’s Gage Calibration course is a unique, active, educational experience designed specifically for those who plan and perform calibrations of dimensional measuring tools, gages, and instruments. This course is taught at the world-class, Mitutoyo America A2LA accredited calibration laboratory in Aurora, Illinois, by experienced instructors and dimensional metrology experts. The class size is intentionally small - a maximum of 6 students - to ensure personalized and customized instruction to meet the needs of individual students. The course combines modern calibration and quality management ideas with best practices and “how-to” calibration methods for common calibrations. The course is ideal for those operating in ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories or in gage labs supporting manufacturing operations.

The course covers the most common dimensional calibrations but also allows for individual students to cover topics of interest. Upon enrollment, students will have the opportunity to complete a questionnaire to ensure the customized course meets their specific needs. The Hands-On Gage Calibration course will also address the essential elements, policies, and requirements of a modern gage calibration system. Woven into the hands-on experience, the course will cover calibration system standards, laboratory management, traceability, measurement uncertainty, temperature issues, and laboratory accreditation.
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12 Mar 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), Ballwin, Missouri
This course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

Course Content
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
  3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
  4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
    1. New Definitions and Concepts
    2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
    3. Organizational and Management Structure
    4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
    5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
    6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
  5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
  6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
  7. Participation in proficiency testing
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13 Mar 2019
Uncertainty of Measurement for Labs, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Evaluation and Estimation of Uncertainties of Measurement. Introduction to metrology principles, examples and practical exercises. The training includes case studies and discussions, with application of statistical components in practical examples that are frequently encountered by testing laboratories. See the detailed Course Outline/Syllabus here.

LEARN KEY APPLICATIONS IN THE STANDARD:
     Perform measurement uncertainty calculations that meet your needs and satisfy accreditation requirements.
     Work through examples of uncertainties in calibration and testing.
     Understand Calibration & Measurement Capability (CMC) as applied to the accreditation process.
     Distinguish between and correctly interpret terms used in calibration and uncertainty.
     Compare and learn how “Measurement Uncertainty” scores over “Accuracy.”
     Understand what random and systematic uncertainties are and how they occur.
     Understand confidence limits and coverage factor.
     Learn to use a technique of combining random and systematics to get combined uncertainty.
     Develop an uncertainty budget.
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13 Mar 2019
Lamdamap 13th International Conference & Exhibition, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), Sheffield, United Kingdom
The 13th International Conference and Exhibition on Laser Metrology, Coordinate Measuring Machine and Machine Tool Performance, (LAMDAMAP 2019) will be organised by euspen drawing together many of the worlds distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering and medicine.

Advanced machine tool metrology supports superior part production; enabling, understanding and tracking of baseline performance machines.

Whilst the trend towards nanometre level surfaces finishes and features progresses, matching both form and finish coherently in complex parts remains a major challenge.

This year, the conference will focus on novel manufacturing technologies and machine tools, new developments in measurement techniques, performance evaluation for machine tools and CMMs, roughness and machine tool standards, and metrology in new fabrication techniques.
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14 Mar 2019
International Surface Treatment Technologies Fair (part of WIN Eurasia 2019), Istanbul, Turkey
As 6 trade fairs will be coming together within the scope of WIN EURASIA, exhibitors and visitors will have unique opportunity to showcase and experience the 360° Manufacturing Industry.From sheet metal processing to metal forming technologies; automation services to electric and electronic equipments, hydraulic & pneumatic services to intralogistics; WIN EURASIA 2019 will be bringing all the ecosystem needed for the future’s factories.
Exhibited products and services:
  • Surface Treatment
  • Surface Treatment, Mechanical
  • Surface Treatment, Chemical
  • Surface Treatment, Electrochemical/ Electrolytical
  • Paint and Plastics Coating Systems
  • Surface Cleaning and Pre-Treatment
  • Hardware / Software
  • Metrology and Quality Control
14 Mar 2019
Laborama 2019, Brussels, Belgium
UDIAS organized in 1957 the first trade fair under the name Laborama. During this event, mainly laboratory equipment and measuring equipment were exhibited. Laborama evolved rapidly and partly due to the increasing number of exhibitors from the industry, the fair was renamed Instrurama in 1966. Instrurama once every three years took place in the palaces of Brussels Expo on the Heysel.

In 1998, a scholarship was again organized at the request of the laboratory sector, specifically to offer distributors and manufacturers of laboratory equipment and accessories the opportunity to present their offerings. In 1998 Laborama started as a regional one-day scholarship. This means that 1 trade fair day is organized in Flanders and 1 day in Wallonia. In the meantime, the market has evolved considerably. So much so that the importance of Instrurama decreased. Partly on the advice of the exhibitors, this exhibition is no longer organized (for the time being). Laborama, on the other hand, is organized every year with increasing success!
14 Mar 2019
Fundamentals of Measurement Uncertainty, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendees of the 2-day Fundamentals Measurement Uncertainty training course will learn a practical approach to measurement uncertainty applications, based on fundamental practices. Measurement uncertainty for both testing and calibration laboratories will be discussed. Attendees will gain an understanding of the steps required, accepted practices, and types of uncertainties that need to be considered by accredited laboratories.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the need for measurement uncertainty
  • Examine international practices and practical statistics
  • Develop an understanding of uncertainties and budgets
  • Understand and calculate specific examples for measurement uncertainty
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14 Mar 2019
ISO 17025 : les évolutions de la norme version 2017, Paris, France
  • Objectifs:
    • Identifier les changements majeurs de l’ISO 17025
    • Comprendre les structures de la norme
    • S’approprier les nouvelles exigences de l’ISO 17025
  • Niveau requis
    • Connaissance de l’ISO 17025 version 2005 souhaité mais non obligatoire
  • Moyens pédagogiques
    • Exposés
    • Travaux dirigés
    • Dossier technique remis à chaque stagiaire
    • Evaluation du stage
    • Déjeuner-rencontre pris en commun avec l’intervenant
  • Modalités d’évaluation
    • Cette formation ne donne pas lieu à une évaluation formalisée
    • Un questionnaire d’évaluation de la satisfaction du client est remis en fin de stage
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14 Mar 2019
GW (Gravitational Wave) Metrology Workshop, Boulder,Colorado
The purpose of the Workshop is to bring together researchers and metrologists in scientific areas related to the observation of gravitational waves by interferometry. The primary interest of the metrology is related to lasers and laser-detector measurements and related optics. The ultimate goal of the workshop is twofold:
  1. to improve the ability of gravitational wave observatories to identify events, and
  2. to improve our ability to extract source parameters such as the distance from Earth from the gravitational wave signals.
The benefit of the GO Workshop is to share knowledge and experience among researchers and metrologists so that resources may be used efficiently and for maximum impact for gravitational wave science in the US and around the world.
19 Mar 2019
Laboratory Internal Audit, Denham Grove, United Kingdom
All laboratories need to carry out an internal audit of their business processes and performance of tests and calibrations to ensure delivery of a competent service to their clients. An accredited laboratory needs to check not only that laboratory personnel at all levels are implementing the prescribed processes but also that its systems and practices are compatible with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. The course aims to help delegates gain a sound understanding of the internal audit process and its value to management. This interactive course allows delegates to gain confidence in performing an internal audit through role-play. Download the course program
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19 Mar 2019
Fundamentals of Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Port Melbourne, Australia
This three-day course (9 am to 5 pm) provides information on ISO 1101 Geometrical Product Specifications, related standards and their application to engineering drawings.
Knowledge and Skills:
The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills:
     to recognise the ISO 1101 drawing practices and benefits of geometrical tolerancing
     to understand key geometrical tolerancing concepts
     to interpret datum reference frame and select datum features
     to know symbols and how to apply them to drawings
Topics:
The topics covered include:
     ISO drawing conventions
     GPS basics
     size and boundary conditions
     the datum system
     form tolerances
     orientation tolerances
     location tolerances
     run-out tolerances
     profile tolerances
     workpiece edges
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20 Mar 2019
SEMICON CHINA: Shanghai New International Expo Centre, China
We aim to provide a platform for executives, managers, engineers and researchers to exchange the latest developments in semiconductor technology. It also offers opportunities for those who are interested in investing and collaboration in the semiconductor industry in Asia, particularly in China. We are soliciting papers from authors around the world on all aspects of semiconductor technology and manufacturing, including device engineering and technology, Front-End-of-Line (FEOL), Back-End-of-Line (BEOL), packaging, metrology and testing, as well as emerging semiconductor technologies and IC design.
20 Mar 2019
PROMTEHEXPO Siberian Industrial and Innovative Forum, Omsk, Russia
Promtechexpo will feature Metallurgical machine building, general machine building, robotics and automation, instrument making, non-destructive testing and technical diagnosis in industry, laboratory control in industry, measuring instruments, product quality control systems, nanomaterials and nanotechnology etc.

Topics Include:
  • Metallurgical machine building
  • General mechanical engineering
  • Robotics and automation. Instrument making
  • Non-destructive testing and technical diagnostics in industry
  • Laboratory control in industry
  • Measuring instruments
  • Quality control systems
  • Components and components, technological equipment, software
  • Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies
20 Mar 2019
CMM Verification to ISO 10360, Teddington, United Kingdom
A one day practical course on Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM) Verification covering the 12 parts of ISO 10360 Geometrical Product Specifications (GPS) and the acceptance and reverification tests for CMMs.

Aims & Objectives:
  • Provide an understanding of the 13 published parts and one draft part of ISO 10360 and how they relate to both traditional CMMs and alternative co-ordinate measurement systems
  • Know how a CMM is specified
  • Be able to carry out the test and analyse the data
  • Be able to calculate the test uncertainty
Benefits to the learner:
  • Understand the role of the technical committee responsible for the standard
  • Learn the terminology and symbols used
  • Understand the limitations of an ISO 10360 test
  • Be aware of the practical considerations when carrying out the test
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21 Mar 2019
2nd International Conference on Umanned Aerial Systems and Aerospace(ICUASA 2019), Shenzhen, China
ICUASA 2019 welcomes researchers, engineers, scientists and industry professionals to an open forum where advances in the field of Umanned Aerial Systems and Aerospace can be shared and examined. The conference is an ideal platform for keeping up with advances and changes to a consistently morphing field. Leading researchers and industry experts from around the globe will be presenting the latest studies through papers and oral presentations. Over the three days of this conference, you’ll have an opportunity to hear about the latest developments and changes in an incredibly exciting field.

2018 International Conference on Umanned Aerial Systems and Aerospace(ICUASA 2018) has been held successfully in Shanghai, China on 27-29 April, 2018.
21 Mar 2019
2nd International Conference on Technological Advances of Sensors and instrumentation on(ICTASI 2019), Shenzhen, China
ICTASI 2019 welcomes researchers, engineers, scientists and industry professionals to an open forum where advances in the field of Sensors and Instrumentation can be shared and examined. The conference is an ideal platform or keeping up with advances and changes to a consistently morphing field. Leading researchers and industry experts from around the globe will be presenting the latest studies through papers and oral presentations.

2018 International Conference on Technological Advances of Sensors and instrumentation(ICTASI 2018) has been held successfully in University oi Malaya, Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia during Jan. 26-28,2018.
25 Mar 2019
RFQM 2019: Francophone Meetings on Quality and Measurement, Nantes, France
The Francophone Meetings on Quality and Measurement 2019 will take place at the Westotel in Nantes from March 25 to 28, 2019: Quality and Measurement are two inseparable branches that need to be more valued within companies and laboratories, whatever the case may be. their sector of activity. The event is an unmissable event with exceptional character since it was an opportunity to take stock of the experiences gained. Conferences and training workshops led by specialists will be offered.
RFQM in numbers:
  • 4 days of exchanges
  • 18 training workshops
  • More than 50 lectures and posters
  • 1 round table
  • An exhibition on Quality, Measurement and Instrumentation FORUMESURE
  • 150 participants!
  • Conferences and Posters
More than 50 lectures and posters on the following topics will be presented during the RFQM:
  • Measurement and Quality Management
  • Management, Quality and Innovation
  • Metrology, Instrumentation and Measurement Methods
  • Quality in Higher Education
  • Quality in Research
  • Quality and measurement in health, agri-food and environment
  • Normative repositories
  • Validation of Methods
25 Mar 2019
Geometrical Tolerancing to BS 8888 and ISO standards Level 2, Teddington, United Kingdom
An intensive two day course in geometrical Tolerancing, which follows on from, and builds upon, the Level 1 course.
Aims & Objectives
  • Learn how to define more advanced datum structures
  • Find out how to use the Least Material Condition modifier
  • Discover how to use the Maximum Material Condition modifier with datum references (datum shift)
  • Note: This course is available for ASME Y14.5 or BS 8888 and ISO Standards.
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25 Mar 2019
Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty (EMU 101), Reston, Virginia
Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty (EMU 101), http://www.a2la.org/events/introduction-to-measurement-uncertainty-emu-101 This course is a suitable introduction for both calibration and testing laboratory participants, focusing on the concepts and mathematics of the measurement uncertainty evaluation process. The participant will gain an understanding of the statistical techniques required to estimate measurement uncertainty, and will practice those skills to create basic uncertainty budgets.

Course Content
  • Introduction:
    • The requirement for uncertainty estimates.
    • Uncertainty References, Definitions, The GUM; and other more user-friendly material.
  • Mathematics:
    • Significant digits, scientific notation, and units conversion.
    • Basic statistics used in the GUM.
  • Estimating Uncertainties:
    • Type A and Type B methods.
    • Distributions, confidence levels, standard deviation.
    • Distributions and Applying corrections.
    • Outside limit estimates.
    • How many measurements (sample size).
    • Combination of uncertainties.
    • Correlated vs. uncorrelated.
    • Expanded uncertainty; and confidence intervals.
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25 Mar 2019
FORUMESURE 2019: Exhibition on Instrumentation, Accreditation, Measurement and Quality, Nantes, France
Come meet companies specialized in Instrumentation, Measurement and Quality, they will unveil multiple equipment and innovative techniques. You wish to exchange with experts of Measure and Quality, come to FORUMESURE. Participate in the many open access animations around the Measure (Demonstrators, conferences, round table). FORUMESURE is organized in parallel with the Francophone Meetings on Quality and Measurement [RFQM].

In parallel with the FORUMESURE exhibition, will be held the 3rd edition of the RFQM (Francophone Meetings on Quality and Measurement: RFQM 2019 ). A major international event around Quality and Measurement offering a multitude of conferences and practical workshops. This year you will have the chance to attend the plenary lectures on Monday, March 25, 2019, conferences led by internationally recognized experts in their sector.

Industrial, suppliers of measurement equipment, certifiers, experts ... come and exhibit your innovations, display your work and present your products and services at the FORUMESURE International Exhibition.
25 Mar 2019
Time and Synchronization Across Industries: A 2020 Vision, San Jose, California
Synchronization and timing systems are a critical factor in so many industries’ success. Telecom (e.g., 5G) • Financial Services • Electric Grid/Power • Transportation/Automotive • Industrial Internet- Broadcasting and Multi-Media. ATIS’ Workshop on Synchronization and Timing Systems (WSTS) is North America’s leading timesync event bringing together the leading experts to share knowledge, demonstrate their innovations, network and more.

The event also features sector-independent talks on Sources of Timing: GNSS, Network Links, Oscillators; Timing Security/Assured Timing; and Measurement/ System Validation. For the latest timesync knowledge, WSTS is the place!
26 Mar 2019
Temperature Measurement, Lindfield, Australia
This three-day course (9 am to 5 pm) covers the measurement of temperature and the calibration of temperature measuring instruments. It incorporates extensive hands-on practical exercises.
Knowledge and Skills:
The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills:
     to understand the principles of operation of common temperature sensors and their instrumentation,
          especially thermocouples and resistance, radiation and liquid-in-glass thermometers
     to employ suitable processes for calibrating and using temperature measurement equipment
     to identify various sources of error that affect temperature measurements
     to develop the technical understanding required to become a NATA signatory
Topics:
The topics covered include:
     physics of temperature measurement
     temperature scale, traceability and international standards
     thermocouple electromotive force, measurement and calibration
     properties of thermocouples and systematic errors
     infrared and general radiation thermometry and their application
     errors and calibration in radiation thermometry
     calibration baths and furnaces
     digital thermometers
     resistance thermometry: associated errors and calibration
     enclosure testing (multi-site measurements)
     liquid-in-glass thermometry
     estimating measurement uncertainty
     extensive hands-on practical exercises in measurement
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26 Mar 2019
AeroTech Americas Congress & Exhibition, Charleston, South Carolina
With today’s rapid growth of technology, you need to keep pace with the latest developments or you risk falling behind. SAE 2019 AeroTech Americas, now held annually, is the North American-based, tip-to-tail aviation event focused on the next generation of air transport. If you’re involved in any facet of modern aircraft development, then this is exactly where you need to be.

This critically important, comprehensive event brings together all of the best minds and key stakeholders to share information on emerging and applied technologies, discuss industry issues, and connect with other aviation professionals.

Greater frequency for AeroTech Americas is now needed because of the speed of the industry’s advancement. The 2019 event marks the first of the new annual AeroTech Americas, followed by AeroTech Europe.

Join hundreds of engineering professionals, regulators, and researchers at the cutting edge of aerospace to help shape the aircraft of tomorrow. Secure your spot today.
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26 Mar 2019
Applied Measurement Uncertainty for Calibration Laboratories, Reston, Virginia
During this workshop, the participant will be introduced to several tools and techniques that can be applied in the testing laboratory environment to efficiently and effectively create measurement uncertainty budgets which comply with ISO/IEC 17025 requirements. The tools presented are generic in nature such that they may be applied in a variety of testing laboratories.

Course Content
  • Metrology terminology and definitions.
  • Requirements for metrological traceability.
  • Statistical applications using Microsoft Excel.
  • The uncertainty estimation process.
  • Repeatability and reproducibility methods.
  • Development of the test uncertainty budget.
  • Understanding and reporting measurement uncertainty in test reports.
After successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  1. Discuss the concepts within the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty of Measurement (The GUM);
  2. List and define the contributors for testing laboratory measurement uncertainty estimates;
  3. Determine how contributors are considered for inclusion in the uncertainty budget; and
  4. Build a basic Test Measurement Uncertainty Budget.
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26 Mar 2019
Évaluation et Maitrise des Incertitudes de Mesure, Paris, France
  • Objectifs:
    • Être capable d’évaluer l’incertitude d’un résultat de mesure ou d’essai dans son contexte professionnel, en mettant en oeuvre la méthode préconisée par le Guide pour l’expression de l’incertitude de mesure (GUM)
    • Comprendre et appliquer les textes nationaux et internationaux les plus récents traitant de l’estimation et de l’utilisation des incertitudes de mesure
  • Moyens pédagogiques:
    • À chacune des étapes de progression de la démarche sont développées les connaissances nécessaires en statistiques et en métrologie avec exercices pratiques, basés sur une expérimentation de physique, qui se construit au fur et à mesure avec les stagiaires. Une synthèse conclut
  • Chaque étape:
    • Une documentation complète est remise aux stagiaires: les supports de cours, les fiches de TP
    • Déjeuner-rencontre pris en commun avec l’intervenant
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27 Mar 2019
ELEKTRONIKMÄSSAN 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden
Trade Show dedicated to Electronic Products Design. At Elektronik, meet with over 100 local & national suppliers showing new products & ideas (Contract Manufacturing, Components, Test & Measurement, OEM, Connector, Batteries, PCB and Embedded Technology).

Elektronik has been organized in Gothenburg since 2011 and has become an established concept over the years. The exhibition will be held on 27th-28th of March 2019 for the first time at Easyfair's new exhibition center - Åbymässan in Gothenburg. In the electronics-intensive Gothenburg region, much research and development takes place, both in business and in the university world. The 2019 version of Elektronik takes place with the focus on new exciting solutions. With the Advanced Engineering Fair organized in parallel, the future is in focus, creating a dynamic meeting place for the entire electronics industry.
27 Mar 2019
M+R ANTWERPEN 2019, Antwerp, Belgium
M + R 2019, your specialized event for process instrumentation in the heart of the largest (petro) chemical cluster in Europe: Antwerp.

Just 25 km from Antwerp Expo you will find the processing plants, among others BASF, Styrolution, Air Liquide, Eurochem, IBR, Eurochem, Solvay, Ineos, Monsanto, Eastman, Evonik, Bayer, Ashland, Monument Chemical, Lanxess, Lubrizol, Borealis, Total Refinery, ExxonMobil (Refinery & petrochemicals), Total (Olefins & Polymers), Nippon Shokubai, Kuraray, Praxair, 3M, Electrabel…

Futureproof forum for process instrumentation in the heart of the largest (petro) chemical cluster in Europe:
  • Obtain an overview of innovative measuring and control technologies for the efficient management and optimisation of industrial processes.
  • Discover all possibilities of intelligent instrumentation (with digital data input) for your process control, safety, energy management, condition monitoring and diagnostics.
  • Participate in conferences about IoT, process measurements & ATEX/AEC 61511 given by well-known scientists and process engineers. Meet peers and exchange knowledge in the Human Networking Bars.
28 Mar 2019
American Association for Laboratory Accreditation 2019 Tech Forum, Reston, Virginia
Be part of one of the accreditation industry’s largest annual events. A2LA is a non-profit, public service membership society, dedicated to the formal recognition of competent testing and calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, and reference material producers. The A2LA Technical Forum is event-extension of who we are and has grown to become one of the largest, multidiscipline events in the accreditation industry, attracting attendees from over 12 different industries, including automotive, environmental, pharmaceutical, calibration, and more. The forum promotes discussion and training on topics related to the accreditation industry through face-to-face interactions with staff, members, assessors, accredited organizations and other interested parties. The goal is to further strengthen the value of accreditation for all stakeholders. Join a global group of industry professionals for:
  • Training and educational meetings on best practices
  • Public training for support of accreditation
  • Accreditation program-specific technical meetings
  • A2LA member-specific meetings and sessions
  • Dinner, awards and recognition
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Networking with peers
All A2LA stakeholders are invited, including assessors, accredited conformity assessment bodies, association members, advisory committee members, government bodies, specifiers, board members, committee and council volunteers, and any other interested party.
28 Mar 2019
Metrological Traceability of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 along with those specified in PJLA Policy PL-2 “PJLA Measurement Traceability", Webinar
The requirement for metrological traceability are defined in Section 6.5 if the 2017 Standard and is supported by Annex A of the Standard. This webinar will look at these requirements and also take a look a specific polices captured in Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation policy (PL-2) in regards to traceability and expand on what is needed when traceability is not maintained by the use of accredited sources or NMI’s which are not recognized by the CIPM MRA. More ⇒
31 Mar 2019
AMUG 2019: Additive Manufacturing Users Group, Chicago, Illinois
Get ready for the biggest and best AMUG Conference ever. There will be more users at the event and more technologies represented. With AMUG’s expanded scope, expert, intermediate and novice users of all commercial additive manufacturing technologies are welcome. Join us from March 31-April 4, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois, to learn, exchange ideas and build your professional network.

AMUG is a global community focused on accelerating the education and advancement of additive manufacturing and 3D Printing.

Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference brings together engineers, designers, managers, and educators from around the world to share expertise, best practices, challenges, and application developments in additive manufacturing.
01 Apr 2019
NIST Handbook 133 - Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods - Basic, Gaithersburg, Maryland
This 4 day seminar will focus on the requirements and basic test procedures for packages labeled by weight. This will include, but not be limited to, a review of U.S. Weights and Measures Laws, good quantity control processes, sampling, calculating standard deviation, moisture allowances, inspection reports and calculations, test procedures, tare, relevant court cases, drained weight and ice glazed procedures and more. The sessions will include formal lecture, class discussion, exercises, reading assignments, audio-visual presentations and hands-on practice.

Learning Objectives:
After this seminar, you will be able to:
  • DEFINE the History, Scope and Package Requirements.
  • EXPLAIN the Statistical Basis of Handbook 133 and Sampling Plans.
  • DESCRIBE What, When and Where to Test.
  • EXPLAIN Health and Safety aspects.
  • IDENTIFY Good Measurement Practices.
  • Properly SELECT Measurement Standards and Test Equipment.
  • APPLY Basic Test Procedure.
  • APPLY Tare Procedures.
  • COMPUTE Nominal Gross Weight and Determine Package Errors.
  • DESCRIBE and APPLY moisture allowances.
  • RECOGNIZE the Scope of Chapter 3.
  • IDENTIFY Gravimetric Test Procedures for Liquids.
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01 Apr 2019
Model-Based Enterprise Summit 2019, Gaithersburg, Maryland
The goal of the MBE Summit is to identify challenges, research, implementation issues, and lessons learned in design, manufacturing, quality assurance, and sustainment of products and processes where a digital three-dimensional (3D) model of the product serves as the authoritative information source for all activities in a product's lifecycle. The theme of the MBE Summit 2019 is Democratizing the Implementation of MBE. The model-based community has moved beyond the question of “why is MBE important?” to “how do we deploy MBE?”. The 10th MBE Summit is focused on highlighting the long history of MBE and real-world implementations of MBE in practice. Academia, government, and industry practitioners are encouraged to submit papers topics related to this year’s theme using the following tracks: 1) Systems Engineering and Lifecycle Management; 2) Design; 3) Manufacturing; 4) Quality and Inspection; and 5) Operations, Logistics, and Sustainment.

Call for Papers
    We are inviting submission of material to be considered for presentation. The three submission categories are:
  • Papers (1,000 words minimum; 4,000 words maximum, 4 figures maximum)
  • Posters with abstract (250 words max)
  • Vendor Demonstration with abstract (250 words max, product / process demonstration only, no presentation slides, vendors only)
The MBE Summit organizers are using a third-party service to help publicize this call for papers, as a mechanism to collect and review submissions, and to disseminate review results to authors. For full details, please see: https://easychair.org/cfp/mbe2019
02 Apr 2019
Dimensional Measurement Training: Level 1 - Measurement User, INSPHERE Ltd, Bristol, United Kingdom
A three day training course introducing dimensional metrology, the importance of good measurement practice and the right measurement behaviours.
Aims & Objectives
  • To provide underpinning knowledge and expertise in using measurement tools and an appreciation of the importance of measurement
  • The deliver practical training for people who are required to use dimensional measurement techniques to complete their daily tasks
  • To instil and encourage a questioning culture
Benefits to the learner:
  • To understand the importance of using the correct measurement tools for varying applications
  • Give delegates a sense of responsibility for the measurement process and its practical application
  • Hands-on experience of why measurement is critical to the entire manufacturing engineering process
  • To encourage learners to develop a measurement strategy in the workplace
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02 Apr 2019
Frontiers of Characterization and Metrology for Nanoelectronics, Monterey, California
The 2019 International Conference on Frontiers of Characterization and Metrology for Nanoelectronics (FCMN) will be held at the Monterey Marriott in Monterey, California, Apr. 2-4, 2019.

Conference Description:
The FCMN will bring together scientists and engineers interested in all aspects of the characterization technology needed for nanoelectronic materials and device research, development, and manufacturing. All approaches are welcome: chemical, physical, electrical, magnetic, optical, in-situ, and real-time control and monitoring. The conference will summarize major issues and provided critical reviews of important semiconductor techniques needed as the semiconductor industry moves to silicon nanoelectronics and beyond.

The conference consists of formal invited presentation sessions and poster sessions for contributed papers. The poster papers cover new developments in characterization and metrology especially at the nanoscale.
03 Apr 2019
ANALYTICA VIETNAM 2019, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
International Trade Fair and Conference for Analytical Instrumentation, Biotechnology, Laboratory Technology and Services. Our supporting program gave visitors unique insights into actual practice besides the exhibition. At analytica Vietnam conference international speakers presented their solutions to the latest challenges facing the industry as well as promising research findings.
03 Apr 2019
Strategies in Car Body Engineering 2019, Bad Nauheim, Germany
In order to successfully meet the challenges that car body engineering faces today, car makers need to employ a strategic approach which covers a variety of aspects, from choosing a suitable material strategy to integrating corresponding, state of the art joining technologies, from optimizing production processes to implementing adequate smart factory concepts, from ensuring a time and cost efficient production to maintaining flexibility when handling an ever-growing number of model variants.

This conference focuses on all key issues in global car body development, planning and production, including:
  • global production concepts, platform and modularization strategies
  • applied material strategies
  • new or optimized production processes
  • the implementation of specific production technologies
  • field reports and "lessons learned” based on current body concepts
  • smart factory solutions in the body shop
  • predictive maintenance
04 Apr 2019
MetrologyAsia 2019, International Precision Measurement and Testing Exhibition, Singapore
The Precision Engineering Industry Event, MetrologyAsia gathers top metrology brands to showcase the latest measuring & inspection applications for users to deliver quality products with maximum productivity and accuracy. Technological advancements bring about more complex manufacturing processes and more sophisticated parts are being produced. This in turn leads to an increase in the demand for metrology solutions which provide highly detailed and precise measurements.
07 Apr 2019
10th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2019), Mumbai, India
The International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE) is the leading international forum for presenting and discussing novel ideas, innovations, trends and experiences in the field of performance engineering.

Modern systems, such as big data and machine learning systems, data centers and cloud infrastructures, social networks, peer-to-peer, mobile and wireless systems, cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things or more traditional systems such as web-based or real-time systems, rely increasingly on distributed and dynamic architectures and pose a challenge the end-to-end performance management. ICPE brings together researchers and practitioners to report state-of-the-art and in-progress research on performance engineering of software and systems, including performance measurement, modeling, benchmark design, and run-time performance management. The focus is both on classical metrics such as response time, throughput, resource utilization, and (energy) efficiency, as well as on the relationship of such metrics to other system properties including but not limited to scalability, elasticity, availability, reliability, cost, sustainability, security and privacy.
07 Apr 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Introduction, Implementation and Internal Auditor, Dubai, U.A.E.
Learn everything you need to know about ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory accreditation. We’ll take you through every stage of the certification journey on our ISO/IEC 17025 Introduction, Implementation and Internal Auditor training course. Start with a detailed overview of the standard and its requirements. And discover how to meet these in your laboratory by implementing an ISO/IEC 17025 quality control system. Our experts will also explain auditing techniques so you can maintain accreditation by monitoring, assessing and improving performance.
Learning Objectives:
  • The requirements and scope of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard
  • How to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025
  • The principles and application of quality control
  • Understand the laboratory accreditation process
  • How to monitor and continually improve quality control processes
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08 Apr 2019
35th Space Symposium, Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Space Symposium, held at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, has brought together space leaders from around the world to discuss, address and plan for the future of space since the inaugural event in 1984. Attendees at that original event numbered barely 250 space enthusiasts, while participants in recent years have surpassed 11,000. The Space Symposium has become widely known as the premier U.S. space policy and program forum and as the "must attend" opportunity for information on and interaction among all sectors of space.
08 Apr 2019
MC-205 MET/TEAM® Asset management, Everett, Washington
This five-day course presents a comprehensive overview of how to use MET/TEAM® Test Equipment and Asset Management Software in an Internet browser to develop your asset management system. You will learn a systematic approach to collect the information you need to manage your lab assets routinely, consistently and completely. You will work in hands-on sessions with the latest version of MET/TEAM® software running on individual computers.

Course topics:
  • Manage workflow through your entire lab
  • Create types of instruments
  • Add procedures and assign to a type of asset
  • Add assets whether they be metrology recalled assets or non-recalled assets
  • Schedule and generate recalls, including email alerts
  • Receive assets-single or batch
  • Learn what a work order is and how to use it
  • Return assets
  • Generate certificates
  • View business status
  • Enter and manage your parts inventory
  • Track shipping of assets
  • Tool assignment
  • Maintain compliance with regulatory standards
  • Commerce-billing, quoting, contract pricing
  • Customer Portal-how to set up and use read-only access
  • MET/TEAM® Mobile-overview of functionality
  • Problem reports
  • Configuration of system defaults
  • Configure and customize for your business rules
  • Track changes to help comply with 21 CFR Part 11
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08 Apr 2019
CIRMS 2019 Annual Meeting, Gaithersburg, Maryland
The 27th Annual Meeting of the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards will focus on Strengthening the Economy and Homeland Security with Radiation Measurements and Standards.

For more than twenty seven years, CIRMS has played an important role in serving as a public forum for discussion of radiation measurements and standards issues for industry, academia and government.

The technical program will consist of oral and poster presentations and three parallel working group sessions that address measurement and standards needs in the following topics:
  • Medical Applications [microdosimetry, image guided radiation therapy, radiation biology, 3D printing, phantoms, nuclear medicine, big data and machine learning]
  • Radiation Protection and Homeland Security [advances in detection instrumentation, emergency response, nuclear events, radiochemistry, waste analysis, personnel dosimetry, electronic dosimeters, bioassay and internal dosimetry environmental dosimetry, first responder needs]
  • Industrial Applications and Materials Effects [radiation processing, material effects, space applications, food irradiation and sterilization, irradiators, low dose standards, safety at radiation facilities, ASTM standards]
Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019
Submit Your Abstract Here
09 Apr 2019
Second International Colloquium on Smart Grid Metrology, Split, Croatia
Second International Colloquium on Smart Grid Metrology which is organized by University of Zagreb, FER, and University of Split, FESB. The Colloquium is also supported by Croatian Cigre Section. The event will be held in Split, Croatia, from 9th to 12th April, 2019.

Following our previous experience, it is our pleasure to invite again the international experts in precise metrology infrastructure for effective development and deployment of smart grids as well as in broad range of its accompanying applications in ubiquitous wireless and optical sensors, smart cities and vehicles, medicine, signal processing, machine learning, energy management and beyond.

We wish to provide and foster an environment for exchanging university and industrial knowledge and ideas in the form of oral and poster sessions, invited speaker presentations, special sessions, industrial workshops and exhibitions.
09 Apr 2019
WCX 19 World Congress Experience: Society of Automotive Engineers, Detroit, Michigan
The SAE World Congress assembles the best talent in the automotive industry; experts, management teams, engineers, and executives alike gather to collaborate and address current challenges, seek new windows for discovery and exploration, and promote the multitude of opportunities fundamental for a successful future. Become inspired, join us at SAE World Congress.

Top 4 Reasons to Attend SAE World Congress:
  • Knowledge: Hear from the best and the brightest the industry has to offer with topics covering the spectrum of automotive engineering.
  • Networking: Expose yourself and your team to new ideas and new perspectives, participate in Q&A with Subject Matter Experts, and benchmark best practices.
  • Innovators Only Exhibition: Discover what's new from proven industry innovators - OEM's, top-tier suppliers, and other related companies from around the world.
  • Management Program: Listen in on fascinating dialogue, realize trends, and gain valuable insight from respected industry leaders.
10 Apr 2019
METROMEET 2019: 15th International Conference on Industrial Dimensional Metrology, Bilbao, Spain
Metromeet reveals the main themes for its 15th Anniversary Edition of the Conference on Dimensional Industrial Metrology. During the three days of Conference, the program will be structured around the following key topics: Real Applications of Intelligent Metrology, Advanced Instrumentation and Calibration, Metrology and Industry 4.0 and New Dimensional Metrology Solutions.
Metromeet will have Sara García as a guest of honor, two-time champion of Spanish TT Rally (2016 and 2017) and who will participate in the Dakar 2019 edition, proclaiming herself as the first woman to do the Dakar in Malle Moto. Sara will put on the table, from a different perspective, the value of Metrology and Quality management in one of the most competitive sectors.
Organized by Innovalia and with the collaboration of the Metromeet sponsors: Innovalia Metrology, Zeiss, Renishaw, Faro, Creaform and Faro, the Conference will be hosted in the Euskalduna Palace during April 10th, 11th and 12th. Metromeet reveals a complete program of 24 presentations that promises to offer high-level technological content and unique networking moments with professionals from the world of industry and representatives the companies with the greatest international projection such as Autodesk, Innovalia Metrology, Novo Nordisk A / S, Topsolid, Tekniker and CEA among many others.
To celebrate its 15th anniversary edition, Metromeet has also brought together the main representatives of different International Universities and other public and private centers such as the PTB, the MTC, the Nottingham University, the Regionale Directorate of Legal Metrology in Romania, the Advanced Forming Research Center, the University Antwerp or the National Metrology Scientific Center Institute of Metrology in Ukraine.
The conference will address some of the challenges that companies face today in assessing the benefits of adopting smart metrology technologies. Topics such as predictive maintenance or interoperability will be key for those companies that are looking for how to make the leap to digital optimized production. The event offers the possibility to connect and discover technology, solutions and applications in an industrial environment.
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10 Apr 2019
International Conference On Industrial Dimensional Metrology, Bilbao, Spain
The International Conference On Industrial Dimensional Metrology, organized by the Metro Magazine will take place from 10th April to the 12th April 2019 at the Euskalduna Conference Centre in Bilbao, Spain. The conference will cover areas like advances Of micro- and nanometrology, measurement Issues Of large work pieces And their solutions, additive manufacturing, new developments In virtual metrology.
10 Apr 2019
CCQM Workshop on Advances in Metrology in Chemistry and Biology, BIPM, Paris, France
The workshop is being organized on the occasion of the 25th Meeting of the CCQM with a Metrologia Focus Issue on 'Advances in Metrology in Chemistry and Biology'. Its goal is to promote scientific exchange amongst National Metrology Institutes, and highlight novel research and advances being made in Metrology in Chemistry and Biology. The workshop begins 1o April, 2019 and will be preceded by Poster Session on evening of 9 April 2019. More ⇒
10 Apr 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), Los Angeles, California
This course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

Course Content
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
  3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
  4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
    1. New Definitions and Concepts
    2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
    3. Organizational and Management Structure
    4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
    5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
    6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
  5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
  6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
  7. Participation in proficiency testing
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12 Apr 2019
2019 The 6th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Applications (ICIEA 2019), Tokyo, Japan
The 6th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Applications (ICIEA 2019), will take place in International Conference Center, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, April 12-15, 2019. The topics related to reporting advances in industrial engineering theory, techniques, methodology, applications and practice; general surveys and critical reviews; announcements; etc. will be pondered on, through the interactions between academic researchers from different regions and cultures. Timely research topics will be discussed via presentations of the latest progresses and developments of Industrial Engineering and Applications for solving social problems.

For the first time ever, we would unparalleled opportunities to interact and network with qualified professionals from throughout the world. We are looking forward to meeting you in Tokyo, Japan!
14 Apr 2019
IFCS-EFTF 2019, Orlando, Florida
Joint Conference of the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium & European Frequency and Time Forum Orlando, Florida (United States), 14-18 April 2019
Group 1: Materials, Resonators & Resonator Circuits
  • Fundamental properties of materials
  • Micro and meso-scale fabrication technology for resonators and filters
  • Theory, design and performance of resonators and filters, including BAW, FBAR, MEMS, NEMS, SAW, 2D materials, and novel devices
  • Reconfigurable frequency control circuits, e.g. arrays, channelizers
  • Opto-mechanical resonators

Group 2: Oscillators, Synthesizers, Noise, & Circuit Techniques
  • Oscillators, BAW, SAW, MEMS, microwave & optical
  • Integrated oscillators
  • Synthesizers, optical to microwave and RF conversion with combs
  • Noise, aging and measurements
  • Analog and digital electronics and signal processing

Group 3: Microwave Frequency Standards & Applications
  • Microwave atomic frequency standards
  • Atomic clocks for space applications
  • Vapor-cell atomic clocks and cell-based sensors and instruments
  • Atomic interferometers
  • Fundamental physics tests with clocks and other applications
Group 4: Sensors & Transducers
  • Resonant chemical sensors
  • Resonant physical sensors
  • Vibratory gyroscopes and magnetometers
  • BAW, SAW, FBAR and MEMS sensors
  • Transducers
  • Sensor instrumentation

Group 5: Timekeeping, Time & Frequency Transfer, GNSS Applications
  • TAI & time scales and associated algorithms
  • GNSS and related timing applications
  • Telecommunications network synchronization
  • Time and frequency transfer
  • Frequency and time distribution
  • Frequency and time calibration services

Group 6: Optical Frequency Standards & Applications
  • Optical ion and neutral atom clocks
  • Optical frequency combs and frequency measurements
  • Ultra-stable laser sources and optical frequency references
  • Ultra-stable frequency transfer between optical, microwave, THz and XUV domains
  • Fundamental physics tests with accurate optical spectroscopy, other applications
15 Apr 2019
NIST Handbook 133 - Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods - Basic, Glendale, Arizona
This 4 day seminar will focus on the requirements and basic test procedures for packages labeled by weight. This will include, but not be limited to, a review of U.S. Weights and Measures Laws, good quantity control processes, sampling, calculating standard deviation, moisture allowances, inspection reports and calculations, test procedures, tare, relevant court cases, drained weight and ice glazed procedures and more. The sessions will include formal lecture, class discussion, exercises, reading assignments, audio-visual presentations and hands-on practice.

Learning Objectives:
After this seminar, you will be able to:
  • DEFINE the History, Scope and Package Requirements.
  • EXPLAIN the Statistical Basis of Handbook 133 and Sampling Plans.
  • DESCRIBE What, When and Where to Test.
  • EXPLAIN Health and Safety aspects.
  • IDENTIFY Good Measurement Practices.
  • Properly SELECT Measurement Standards and Test Equipment.
  • APPLY Basic Test Procedure.
  • APPLY Tare Procedures.
  • COMPUTE Nominal Gross Weight and Determine Package Errors.
  • DESCRIBE and APPLY moisture allowances.
  • RECOGNIZE the Scope of Chapter 3.
  • IDENTIFY Gravimetric Test Procedures for Liquids.
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15 Apr 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for Testing and Calibration Labs, Washington, DC
Learn about the updated ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard.
Significant Updates to the new ISO/IEC 17025:2017
The course will present the major new changes to ISO/IEC Standard 17025:2017 as follows:
     ISO standard update process
     The new standard structure
     The major changes in the standard
     Changes in terminology
     Expected changes in Management System Documentation
     Effective transition policies to new standard
     Expected transition dates to new standard
Complete Overview
Receive a complete overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 with valuable insights and tools to help you implement the requirements of the standard. See the detailed Course Outline/Syllabus here. More ⇒
15 Apr 2019
4th International Conference on Advances in 3D Printing & Modelling, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Conference Series warmly welcomes all the experts in the field of “3D Printing & Modelling”, Research Scientists, Students, Academic Faculty, Design Engineers, Mechanical engineers, Industrial engineers, Aerospace engineers, Architects, 3D Artists, Industrialists, Business Entrepreneurs, Manufacturing Devices Companies, Additive Manufacturing Industries and Suppliers, Medical Implants Organisation & Companies, Custom Parts Manufactures, Sports Equipment Industry, Robots Manufacturing Industries and related areas to attend its upcoming “4th International Conference on Advances in 3D Printing and Modelling” (Euro 3D Printing 2019) to be held on April 15-16, 2019 at Amsterdam, Netherlands.

This 3D Printing Conference is based on the theme “Trembling the notion of what "can and can’t" be developed in 3D Printing & Modelling”. Euro 3D Printing 2019 Conference will make the perfect platform to reunite the Speakers, Renowned Speakers, Business Persons, CEO’s, across the sphere to most exciting and tremendous event, with interactive sessions, Poster Presentation, world-class Exhibition. To introduce a new, efficient, durable and economical materials in the respective field is the main motive of Euro 3D Printing Meeting 2019 for both the developed and developing countries.
16 Apr 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), Indianapolis, Indiana
This course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

Course Content
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
  3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
  4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
    1. New Definitions and Concepts
    2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
    3. Organizational and Management Structure
    4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
    5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
    6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
  5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
  6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
  7. Participation in proficiency testing
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17 Apr 2019
Evaluation and Estimation of Uncertainties of Measurement. Introduction to metrology principles, examples and practical exercises, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
The training includes case studies and discussions, with application of statistical components in practical examples that are frequently encountered by testing laboratories. See the detailed Course Outline/Syllabus here.


LEARN KEY APPLICATIONS IN THE STANDARD:
     Perform measurement uncertainty calculations that meet your needs and satisfy accreditation requirements.
     Work through examples of uncertainties in calibration and testing.
     Understand Calibration & Measurement Capability (CMC) as applied to the accreditation process.
     Distinguish between and correctly interpret terms used in calibration and uncertainty.
     Compare and learn how “Measurement Uncertainty” scores over “Accuracy.”
     Understand what random and systematic uncertainties are and how they occur.
     Understand confidence limits and coverage factor.
     Learn to use a technique of combining random and systematics to get combined uncertainty.
     Develop an uncertainty budget.
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22 Apr 2019
2019 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit, Phoenix, Arizona
Time and time again, "multidisciplinary" research is touted as essential to innovation. That is why, from April 22-26, 2019, researchers working in seemingly unrelated fields will gather in Phoenix, Arizona, to promote, share and discuss issues and developments across disciplines.

The 2019 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit is the key forum to present research to an interdisciplinary and international audience. It provides a window on the future of materials science, and offers an opportunity for researchers—from students and postdoctoral fellows, to Nobel and Kavli Prize Laureates—to exchange technical information and network with colleagues.
Call for Papers
22 Apr 2019
MET-301 Advanced Hands-On Metrology, Everett, Washington
This course introduces the student to advanced measurement concepts and math used in standards laboratories. The student will learn how to make various types of measurements using different measurement methods. We will also teach techniques for making good high precision measurements using reference standards. A class project will teach the student how to collect and analyze data from a series of measurements to determine the device's value, and the uncertainty associated with it. The student will be competent to make measurements in a standards lab after he/she passes the final exam. This course covers advanced topics and requires existing experience and knowledge of basic metrological principles. Students are strongly encourages to attend the MET-101 course or have other formal metrology training prior to enrolling in MET-301.

Course topics:
  • Quality systems that drive good metrology
  • Basics of DC and low frequency metrology
  • Lab instrumentation
  • Environmental impact on measurement uncertainty
  • Advanced metrology math for the metrologist
  • Understanding and using instrument specifications in procedure development
  • How cables, connectors, and adapters impact high precision measurement results
  • Complex calibration configurations involving shields and guards
  • Advanced ratio measurement techniques and calculations
  • Precision thermometry principles
    MET-101 Basic Hands-On Metrology Course Outline (197.28 KB)
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24 Apr 2019
POLYWORKS CONFERENCE USA 2019, Novi, Michigan
You may have heard about the smart factory of the future: smart manufacturing with connected technologies. But what does that mean for the future of metrology?

We’ve got the answer: Smart 3D Metrology! And we’re not just talking buzzwords here • it’s about providing you and your business with the ability to create flexible metrology processes that play a key role in solving existing and future manufacturing problems.

Join us, and the PolyWorks user community, at the 2018 edition of PolyWorks Conference|USA, on April 4-5, 2018, to:
  • Witness the launch of PolyWorks® 2018
  • Strengthen your skills with step-by-step workshops
  • Discover Smart 3D Metrology
  • Connect and share ideas with over 500 metrology professionals
25 Apr 2019
Metrology Boot Camp, Plymouth, Minnesota
Please join us for our two-day Metrology Boot Camp. We'll use classroom presentations, demonstrations, and hands on activities to drill our participants on the basic elements of dimensional measurement:
      Define what a valid measurement consists of
      Describe accuracy & repeatability
      Define measurement traceability
      Describe the role & subject topics of ISO & ASME written standards
      Describe physical standards used to establish measurement traceability
      Identify calibration principles
      Use 1D, 2D, 2.5D, and 3D measurement systems
      Describe basic principles of surface & form analysis
      Match measurement problems to potential metrology solutions
      Complete gage repeatability & reproducibility studies (GR&R)
      Build a measurement uncertainty budget
      Describe principles of metrology software validation
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26 Apr 2019
MEAMT 2019, Shanghai, China
3rd International Conference on Material Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Technology (MEAMT 2019) will be held in Shanghai, China on 26-28 April, 2019.

IASED is proud to host a global gathering of theorists and experts in advanced characterization techniques in the highly complex field of Material Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Technology.
29 Apr 2019
Advanced Mass Seminar, Gaithersburg, Maryland
This 9 day, hands-on mass calibration seminar focuses on the comprehension and application of the advanced mass dissemination procedures, the equations, and associated calculations. It includes the operation of the laboratory equipment, review of documentary references, reference standards, specifications, and tolerances relevant to the measurements. Training covers mass calibration documentation published in NISTIR 6969 , NISTIR 5672, NIST Technical Note 952, and NIST/SEMATECH e-Handbook of Statistical Methods, (11/16/2017). for the calibration of precision mass standards to OIML R111 and ASTM E617 weight classes. This seminar incorporates approximately 50 percent lectures with topic-related discussion and 50 percent laboratory work in which the participant performs measurements by selecting and applying correct procedures, equations, and calculations discussed in the classroom. The participant will evaluate measurement assurance and uncertainty data, complete data analysis using software.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the Advanced Mass Seminar the participant will:
  • USE critical thinking skills to analyze: measurement requirements and measurement results for traceability, measurement assurance, uncertainty, compliance to related specifications, and reporting of calibration results • both before and during the seminar.
  • IMPLEMENT NISTIR 5672 and appropriate supporting documentation in the seminar exercises and later in your laboratory, and to PERFORM advance mass weighing designs, with supporting evidence of metrological traceability, measurement assurance and uncertainties.
  • CREATE a data set using advanced weighing designs and GENERATE an ISO/IEC 17025 compliant calibration certificate using the data output from the NIST Mass Code or alternative software.
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29 Apr 2019
AeroDef Manufacturing®, Long Beach, California
AeroDef Manufacturing® is the leading exposition and technical conference for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. Produced by the SME, in partnership with industry OEMs, our mission is to foster innovation across the extended enterprise to reduce costs, expedite production times and maintain manufacturing competitiveness in the global economy.

AeroDef showcases the industry’s most advanced technologies across an innovative floor plan designed to facilitate interaction and business relationships between exhibitors and buyers looking for integrated solutions. Our keynote speakers and panelists come from the highest level of government and business. They come to share their vision of the potential of technology, collaboration and public policy to transform manufacturing concepts that attendees can actually experience on the exposition floor and in our in-depth conference sessions. It’s the one event that brings together high-concept, integrated solutions and real-world applications.
29 Apr 2019
AeroDef Manufacturing 2019, Long Beach, California
AeroDef Manufacturing® is an aerospace manufacturing and defense manufacturing conference and trade show for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. Produced by SME, in partnership with industry OEMs, our mission is to foster innovation across the extended enterprise to reduce costs, expedite production times and maintain manufacturing competitiveness in the global economy.

AeroDef showcases the industry’s most advanced technologies across an innovative floor plan designed to facilitate interaction and business relationships between exhibitors and buyers looking for integrated solutions. Our keynote speakers and panelists come from the highest levels of government and industry. They participate to share their vision of the potential of technology, collaboration and public policy to transform manufacturing • concepts that attendees will experience on the exposition floor and in the in-depth conference technical sessions. It’s the one event that brings together high-concept, integrated solutions and real-world applications. If you have a stake in aerospace and defense manufacturing, you can’t afford to miss AeroDef Manufacturing.
29 Apr 2019
Principles of Pressure Calibration, Phoenix, Arizona
A five-day training course on the principles and practices of pressure calibration using digital pressure calibrators and piston gauges (pressure balances).The class is designed to focus on the practical considerations of pressure calibrations.

Course topics:
  • Fundamental physics of pressure
  • Moves through Metrological terminology
  • Calibration principles
  • Piston gauge fundamentals
  • Day-to-day issues that can influence the quality of a calibration
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30 Apr 2019
SA User Seminar in Williamsburg, Virginia
Save the Date! The 2019 SA User Conference will be held in Williamsburg, Virginia on April 30 - May 2, 2019 at the Kingsmill Resort & Conference Center. This conference only comes around every TWO years, so don't miss the next one! More ⇒
04 May 2019
ICMFM: 2019 3rd International Conference on Materials Engineering and Functional Materials, Hue, Vietnam
With ICMFM being successfully held in Hanoi and Da Nang in 2017 and 2018 consecutively, this year, 2019 3rd International Conference on Materials Engineering and Functional Materials will be held once again in Vietnam in the city of Hue during May 4-6, 2019. The conference provides an international forum for researchers and practitioners to report most recent innovations and developments, summarize state-of-the-art, and exchange ideas and advances in all aspects of material engineering and functional materials.

ICMFM is considered as the annual meeting of International Journal of Materials Science and Engineering. So it also aims to provide a platform for the authors and editors of IJMSE to communicate with each other, to address news challenges and methods in the related filed and propose special issues for hot topics.
Call for Papers
Topics include:
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Methodology of Research and Analysis and Modelling
  • Materials Manufacturing and Processing
  • Nanotechnology and smart materials
06 May 2019
2019 Western Gas Measurement Short Course, Boise, Idaho
The 2019 Western Gas Measurement Short Course promises to be another great experience in education for gas industry managers, engineers & technicians. Boise, one of the Northwest’s vibrant hotspots is an urban city on a compact scale. The City of Trees is bordered by picturesque foothills and a river running right through town. Boasting convenient air access from most major US cities, an expanded convention center surrounded by hotels and outdoor adventures, Boise has it all.
06 May 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Lead Assessor Training, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Develop your expertise and value as an ISO/IEC 17025 specialist. Review, write, and understand ISO/IEC 17025 nonconformances. Hone your skills; understand the rigors of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. This course is invaluable for new assessors and as a refresher for long-time assessors of ISO/IEC 17025. Consultants who help transition clients from other ISO standards and from the 2005 version to the requirements of the latest ISO/IEC 17025 will also benefit from this course.

The 4.5-day ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Training course is designed to further develop your understanding of ISO/IEC 17025 and help you understand how to plan and lead an ISO/IEC 17025 assessment. Attendees will gain an understanding of uncertainty, traceability, and PT/ILC and how they are assessed. This course will prepare you to meet technical demands of the assessment while providing practical exercises to aid comprehension.Attending an ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Training course is just one of the necessary steps in becoming a contract assessor for an accreditation body. More ⇒
06 May 2019
TWB 1031 MET/CAL® Procedure Development Web-Based Training
Learn to create procedures with the latest version of MET/CAL®, without leaving your office. This web seminar is offered to MET/CAL® users who need assistance writing procedures but have a limited travel budget.The course is designed for those who are directly involved in the operation of MET/CAL® calibration software and are required to write or modify procedures. The workshop is presented as a five-part, ten-hour course with each two-hour session scheduled on consecutive days, typically from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (Noon) Pacific Standard Time (Everett, Washington USA). Equipment and system requirements of web session: Computer with current version of Microsoft Internet Explorer or other web browser Computer monitor 17 inches or larger Broadband Internet connection Touch-tone telephone near the computer.
Course topics:
  • Configuring the Run Time
  • Using the Editor
  • Creating Projects, Solutions, PKM, and PXE files
  • Running procedures
  • Learn the use of the Function Select Codes (FSCs) through instructor-presented examples
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    This is not one-on-on web training. This is a group setting.

06 May 2019
Introduction to Mechanical Drawings and GD&T, Plymouth, Minnesota
This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic components, sections, views, terminology and graphical representation of engineering drawings.
Course outline:
The evolution of engineering drawings, Related engineering standards, Review of terms and definitions.
The components of a blueprint
  • Line types
  • Dimensions (baseline, chainline, coordinate, basic & reference)
  • Tolerances (linear, angular, bilateral, unilateral)
  • Symbols
  • Border
  • Title block
  • Revision block
  • Notes (general & specific)
Basic drafting conventions
  • Third angle projection vs first angle projection
  • Isometric views
  • Orthographic views
  • Section views
Evaluating a sample part
Exercises to reinforce views, projections and drafting practices

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06 May 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), Grayslake, Illinois
This course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

Course Content
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
  3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
  4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
    1. New Definitions and Concepts
    2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
    3. Organizational and Management Structure
    4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
    5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
    6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
  5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
  6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
  7. Participation in proficiency testing
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07 May 2019
The second edition of EXPOMAFE - International Fair of Machine Tools and Industrial, São Paulo, Brazil
Automation, the official fair of the metalworking sector, led by entities representing the segments of this important production chain, will be held from May 7 to 11, 2019 .

Innovation is the driving force behind the Machine Tool and Industrial Automation industry. ABIMAQ, together with Informa Exhibitions, brings a new business fair concept to the industry with the launch of EXPOMAFE 2017. Using sophisticated management tools, modern communication models and a unique infrastructure in Latin America, EXPOMAFE is configured as the An ideal environment to accompany and leverage the development of the machinery, equipment and accessories industry, bringing together buyers from Brazil and abroad, who seek trends and innovations for the various products, services and equipment in their universe of operation.

The fair will be held at the São Paulo Expo Exhibition & Convention Center , the most modern event center in South America, offering 90 thousand square meters of exhibition area.
07 May 2019
Control 2019: International Trade Fair for Quality Assurance, Stuttgart, Germany
As the world’s leading trade fair for quality assurance, Control, which takes place in Stuttgart from 05/07/2019 to 05/10/2019, brings together users from all over the world with the international market leaders and innovative suppliers of all QA related technologies, products, subsystems and complete solutions in hard and software. With over 900 exhibitors from 32 countries around the world, Control is the number 1 source of information for all companies that see first class quality as the basis of their business success. At a very early stage, the specialist visitors gain insights into the production and test engineering spheres of the future. In this, Control relies on the transfer of knowledge and technology between research & development and the users in industry. Including: Linear and angular measuring instruments, measuring machines, components for measuring and testing equipment, material testing, analytical apparatus, computer aided quality assurance, measuring technology, optoelctronics, and quality assurance systems
07 May 2019
FABTECH 2019, Monterrey, Mexico
Join thousands of industry professionals May 7-9, 2019 at FABTECH Mexico in Monterrey! The event will be held at the Cintermex International Convention and Exhibition Center jointly with the already established AWS Weldmex and Metalform Mexico. The combined event continues to be the primary gathering for leading metal manufacturers in Mexico and will bring together 575 exhibitors and cover more than 140,000 net square feet of show floor. Over 13,000 attendees from Mexico and South America will converge on the Cintermex to find solutions, network, learn and experience first-hand the latest innovations in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.
07 May 2019
GD&T - Intermediate Principles, Plymouth, Minnesota
Course outline:
Theory and rules of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing: Introduction
  • Rule 1 on feature size
  • Rules 2 & 3 on material condition principles applied to features
  • Pitch diameter rule
  • Comparison of changes between ANSI U14.5M-1982 and ASME Y14.5.1M-1994
Linear transformation to GD&T
  • Implications of +/- tolerancing
  • Conversion of square zone to diametral
  • Datums and datum features
Datum precedence
  • Planar datum features
  • Datum features of size
  • Inclined datums
  • Compound datums
  • Datum targets & partial datum features
  • MMC, LMC & RFS applied to datum features
  • Introduction to multiple hole patterns defined as a single datum
  • 14 geometric symbols
Symbols & definitions
  • Tolerance zones
  • Actual mating envelope
  • Supporting symbology
  • Feature control frames
Single-segment feature control frames
  • Composite feature control frames
  • 2D analysis of single-segment & composite feature control frames
  • Virtual condition principles
  • Simultaneous requirements
  • Beginning levels of 3D analysis
  • Beginning analysis of measurement applications
Negative implications of specific measurement procedures
  • Analysis of data from case studies and formula calculations
  • Position calculation exercises & review of general guidelines
  • Global simplification of GD&T
GD&T boundary comparisons
  • Reduction of symbology (14 symbols down to 3)
  • Preview of GD&T Level III: Advanced Applications & Analysis
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08 May 2019
MTA Asia 2019, Bangkok,ThailandMTA Asia 2019, Bangkok,Thailand
This 17th edition of MTA will penetrate the core of ASEAN’s manufacturing markets in Thailand and the region. With a focus on Advanced Technologies for Manufacturing Excellence, the event aims to deliver high-value capabilities and technologies for quality manufacturing in the region.

Together with Intermach 2019 and Subcon Thailand 2019, MTA2019 will be the premier industry platform with a comprehensive showcase of equipment / solutions from Smart Manufacturing, Precision Engineering, Higher Automation, Metalworking and Tools & Tooling Technologies.
08 May 2019
Dimensional Measurement, Port Melbourne, Australia
This two-day course (9 am to 5 pm) presents a comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles in dimensional metrology and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
Knowledge and Skills:
The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills:
     to use traditional gauges and dimensional measuring equipment
     to understand and apply the fundamental principles of 3D coordinate metrology
     to understand and interpret geometric dimensioning and tolerancing symbols in order to perform appropriate      measurements
     to identify and minimise the various sources of error that can arise in dimensional metrology
Topics:
The topics covered include:
     the use and calibration of gauge blocks, micrometers, digital callipers and dial indicators
     geometric dimensioning and tolerancing concepts, rules and symbols, the interpretation of tolerance frames
     datums, coordinate systems, types of probes, probing strategies, getting the most from a CMM and non-contact (optical)      measurements
     the effects of temperature, abbe error, cosine error and aliasing
     surface roughness and filtering
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08 May 2019
ISO/IEC 17025 2017 Training Course, Bangkok, Thailand
The APLAC Training Committee is holding one 3 day training course on ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for members from 8 to 10 May 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Training is being hosted by BLA-DSS, Thailand and is being held at Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square, 392/44, Siam Square Soi 6, Pathumwan, 10330 Bangkok.

The training course is open to all APLAC members interested in accreditation and is suitable for staff members who are responsible for developing and implementing systems to comply with ISO/IEC 17025. Training is designed to enable participants to have a better understanding of the revisions to ISO/IEC 17025. The training requires active participation of all attendees.
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09 May 2019
Integrated Quality Management, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Learn how to integrate quality management into your organization’s processes. You’ll leave this course with a draft action plan customized to fit the needs of your business. These concepts are applicable to a wide range of industries including manufacturing, service, education, and healthcare.

Quality management just makes sense. You need to know how to make it a part of your organization. In this course, you'll review advanced quality management principles, best practice techniques, tools, and skills. You'll find these concepts useful in a wide range of businesses and organizations including manufacturing, service, government, education, and healthcare. The course uses adult learning principles including Discovery Learning techniques, small group work, self assessments, articles, and mini-case study reviews. You will create a list of key areas for improvement and develop a draft action plan that you can finalize back on the job.This two-day virtual course provides you with a comprehensive review and working knowledge of key concepts and practices included in the following:ASQ's Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence Body of Knowledge ASQ's Certified Quality Improvement Associate Body of Knowledge The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Performance Excellence Criteria
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09 May 2019
GD&T - Advanced Applications, Plymouth, Minnesota
Course outline:
In-depth analysis & implications of advanced ASME Y14.5 principles
  • Multiple feature patterns used to define a single datum & negative implications of using "non-functional" surfaces as datum features
  • 3D analysis of composite position callouts in relationship to multiple hole patterns defined as single datums
  • Calculations for determining allowable position tolerance for floating and fixed fastener designs
  • Positioning holes and patterns of holes at "zero tolerance" for optimizing manufacturability and critical cost reductions
  • Positioning functional coaxial cylinders from independent datum features vs. to each other and defined as compound datum features
  • Boundary principles used with profile for non-cylindrical shapes
  • Contoured surfaces as datum features
  • Mathematical definitions and implications of ASME Y14.5.1M-1994
  • Surface roughness implications for features of size and form constraints
  • Optimization strategies in applications and analysis of design, manufacturing, and measurement
Common error implications of dimensioning & tolerancing of tooling and functional gaging, based on product designs
  • Negative implications of common incorrect measurement procedures on CMMs and procedures to resolve/minimize problems
  • Profile definitions and boundary implications in corner transition areas
  • Uncertainty implications of ASME Y14.5 and transformation/development efforts that affect all technical areas
  • Chracterization of physical-to-functional heirarchies and the importance of this analysis to realizing optimum functional intent
  • Examination of students' drawings with an eye toward making them clearer so as to optimize design intent and maximize ROI
  • Advanced tolerancing development within ASME Y14.5
Extension principles for datums used in non-standard designs
  • Complex 3D profile geometry and tolerance boundaries
  • Critical simplification of ASME Y14.5
  • Statistical tolerancing
  • Implications of GD&T for Six-sigma initiatives and product reliability
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12 May 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Introduction, Implementation and Internal Auditor, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
Learn everything you need to know about ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory accreditation. We’ll take you through every stage of the certification journey on our ISO/IEC 17025 Introduction, Implementation and Internal Auditor training course. Start with a detailed overview of the standard and its requirements. And discover how to meet these in your laboratory by implementing an ISO/IEC 17025 quality control system. Our experts will also explain auditing techniques so you can maintain accreditation by monitoring, assessing and improving performance.
Learning Objectives:
  • The requirements and scope of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard
  • How to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025
  • The principles and application of quality control
  • Understand the laboratory accreditation process
  • How to monitor and continually improve quality control processes
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13 May 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for Testing and Calibration Labs, Delhi, India
Learn about the updated ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard.
Significant Updates to the new ISO/IEC 17025:2017
The course will present the major new changes to ISO/IEC Standard 17025:2017 as follows:
     ISO standard update process
     The new standard structure
     The major changes in the standard
     Changes in terminology
     Expected changes in Management System Documentation
     Effective transition policies to new standard
     Expected transition dates to new standard
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14 May 2019
EASTEC 2019, West Springfield, Massachusetts
New England’s premier manufacturing exposition, returns May 14-16, 2019. With more than 500 exhibitors, complimentary conference sessions, industry keynotes and much more, EASTEC is an event dedicated to keeping northeast manufacturers competitive. It’s where manufacturing ideas, processes and products that make an impact in the northeast region, are highlighted through exhibits, education and networking events. The event offers a unique chance to connect with resources that can solve your company’s most pressing problems, improve productivity and increase profits. It’s clear why so many business owners, engineers, designers, production managers and purchasing executives attend EASTEC to keep their operations current. EASTEC brings human ingenuity and manufacturing brilliance together. Make sure it’s part of your strategy and reserve the dates on your calendar!
14 May 2019
Austech 2019, Melbourne, Australia
AMTIL is the proud owner and organiser of Austech, Australia's premier Advanced Manufacturing and Machine Tool Exhibition.

Austech is the only show specifically targeted at the metalworking, machine tool and ancillary market held in Australia.
Austech covers the key areas of machine tool and sheet metal working including:
    * CNC machining centres: horizontal and vertical machining centres.
    * Turning machines: CNC lathes, automatic lathes.
    * Sheetmetal: forming, bending, punching, shearing equipment.
    * Special purpose machines: grinding, broaching, boring, milling, waterjet cutters.
    * Laser equipment: laser profiling, laser cutting, marking and engraving.
    * Ancillary equipment: cutting fluids, finishing, coatings, robots, cad-cam software.
    * Additive Manufacturing Pavilion
    * Inspection, Measurement, Metrology
    * Quality Systems
    * Reverse Engineering
    * Digitalisation (Industry 4.0) Pavilion
14 May 2019
PRODEX 2019, Basel, Switzerland
Machine Tools Trade Fair. PRODEX is the show for Tool, Machine Tools, Production Measurement and Peripherals, precision tools, Components, assemblies, Measurement technology & quality assurance, Industrial IT, computer technology & process automation. The two renowned trade fairs SWISSTECH and PRODEX will take place in spring instead of autumn. The next editions of the exhibition will take place from Tuesday, 14th to Friday, 17th May 2019 in the halls of the Messe Basel.
14 May 2019
DMS 2019: Dresden Metrologists Summit, Dresden, Germany
International Congress with representatives of national metrology laboratories. Gathering of Metrology Experts from NMI worldwide, that are willing to promote the technical base for growth as well as new metrological fields of dynamic calibration and measurement. Share special knowledge on
  • international and specific local technical requirements,
  • latest research results
and ideas to define
  • methods, products and systems (solutions) that can be used as a metrology basis for the global growth and merging of world wide economies.
  • Reduce costs and time to market by bundling the special skills, experiences and capabilities.
  • Bring metrology infrastructure and service to a level that reflects the fast changes in the industrial production of new high tech products world wide.
14 May 2019
Dimensional Measurement Training: Level 1 - Measurement User, INSPHERE Ltd, Bristol, United Kingdom
A three day training course introducing dimensional metrology, the importance of good measurement practice and the right measurement behaviours.
Aims & Objectives
  • To provide underpinning knowledge and expertise in using measurement tools and an appreciation of the importance of measurement
  • The deliver practical training for people who are required to use dimensional measurement techniques to complete their daily tasks
  • To instil and encourage a questioning culture
Benefits to the learner:
  • To understand the importance of using the correct measurement tools for varying applications
  • Give delegates a sense of responsibility for the measurement process and its practical application
  • Hands-on experience of why measurement is critical to the entire manufacturing engineering process
  • To encourage learners to develop a measurement strategy in the workplace
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14 May 2019
International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
ISHM is believed to be the oldest petroleum industry school in the Free World devoted to fluid measurement and control. The School dates from 1924 when the first three-day session was organized as the Southwestern Gas Measurement Short Course (SGMSC). Mr. W.H. Crutcher, then Chairman of the Oklahoma Utilities Association, proposed having the school in an effort to establish a better understanding of the problems of gas measurement and to better promote improved measurement practices in this area.

The purpose of the School, with the cooperation and support of the University of Oklahoma, other sponsoring associations, regulatory commissions, the operating companies within the petroleum industry and the manufacturing firms who service the industry, is to provide instruction in both technical and non-technical subjects for personnel in the industry. In this way, problems that pertain to the measurement, control, and handling of both gaseous and liquid hydrocarbons may be studied so that useful and accurate information can be developed and published for the benefit of the public in general. The data and information found in the school classrooms and in the published Proceedings provides great value to all who are engaged in this phase of the industry.
14 May 2019
Contact Thermometry - Training Course, Aarhus, Denmark
Get the practical and theoretical aspects of temperature measurements, calibration and maintenance with emphasis on methods and guidelines for designing calibrations and measurements that you can use immediately at your workplace. Measurements are the basis of all commercial decisions and the associated uncertainty is an assessment of the risk of making wrong decisions based on our measurements. Temperature is one of the most commonly measured parameters in the key sectors in the industry such as medicine, meteorology and technology, and in everyday life. The primary aim of this course is to provide information that enables the users to choose the right equipment and methods meeting their needs, recognize faulty thermometers and to install and use thermometers correctly. All concepts at the course are treated in a practical and pragmatic matter ensuring direct knowledge to value. The course covers the practical and theoretical aspects of temperature measurements, calibration and maintenance with emphasis on methods and guidelines for designing calibrations and measurements that you can use immediately at your workplace. It is designed to be highly interactive to enable you to benefi t from the experience of the other participants. There will be a number of demonstrations, hands-on exercises, theoretical examples and exercises. The course will give you a clear step-by-step approach with practical examples and techniques covering the whole process from i.e. analyzing-system requirements.

After the course you will have obtained:
  • An understanding of operation of temperature sensors, especially thermocouples, resistance and liquid-in-glass thermometers
  • Experience with suitable processes for calibrating and using temperature measurement equipment
  • An insight needed to identify sources of error that affect the measurements and tips and tricks in order to recognize problems
  • Development of practical skills through hands-on exercises.
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15 May 2019
Uncertainty of Measurement for Labs, Delhi, India
Evaluation and Estimation of Uncertainties of Measurement. Introduction to metrology principles, examples and practical exercises. The training includes case studies and discussions, with application of statistical components in practical examples that are frequently encountered by testing laboratories. See the detailed Course Outline/Syllabus here.

LEARN KEY APPLICATIONS IN THE STANDARD:
     Perform measurement uncertainty calculations that meet your needs and satisfy accreditation requirements.
     Work through examples of uncertainties in calibration and testing.
     Understand Calibration & Measurement Capability (CMC) as applied to the accreditation process.
     Distinguish between and correctly interpret terms used in calibration and uncertainty.
     Compare and learn how “Measurement Uncertainty” scores over “Accuracy.”
     Understand what random and systematic uncertainties are and how they occur.
     Understand confidence limits and coverage factor.
     Learn to use a technique of combining random and systematics to get combined uncertainty.
     Develop an uncertainty budget.
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15 May 2019
International Committee for Radionuclide Metrology (ICRM), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Collected images of radionuclide applications in health and envionment The International Committee for Radionuclide Metrology (ICRM) is an association of radionuclide metrology laboratories whose membership is composed of delegates of these laboratories together with other scientists (associate members) actively engaged in the study and applications of radioactivity. It explicitly aims at being an international forum for the dissemination of information on techniques, applications and data in the field of radionuclide metrology. This discipline provides a range of tools for tackling a wide variety of problems in numerous other fields, for both basic research and industrial applications. Radionuclide metrology continues to play an important role in the nuclear industry, supporting activities such as radionuclide production, nuclear medicine, measurement of environmental radioactivity and of radionuclides in food and drinking water, decommissioning of nuclear facilities, nuclear security and emergency preparedness, nuclear physics research, etc.
15 May 2019
CAV2019: Quality Control by Artificial Vision, Mulhouse, France
Quality Control by Artificial Vision is undergoing rapid evolution, thanks to recent progress in the fields of artificial intelligence, 2-D and 3-D vision sensors, image processing and non-conventional optics. The conference QCAV will be will bring together researchers, engineers or end-users to discuss the state of the art and share their latest works in the field of computer vision optics and image processing.

Main topics: 2-D and 3-D Machine vision, Non conventional imaging, Machine learning and AI, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, Real time processing, Visual inspection, Optical metrology.

Application fields: Metallurgy, Automotive, Transportation, Pharmaceutics, Medical and biology, Forestry, Chemistry, Textile

Invited Speakers: Ivo Ihrke (Carl Zeiss, Sweeden) and Pascal Picard (Université du Mans, France)

QCAV 2019 will be supported by Université de Haute-Alsace (UHA) and the proceedings of the conference will by published by SPIE digital library. Download Call for Papers (pdf)
15 May 2019
Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty (EMU 101), Frederick, Maryland
Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty (EMU 101), http://www.a2la.org/events/introduction-to-measurement-uncertainty-emu-101 This course is a suitable introduction for both calibration and testing laboratory participants, focusing on the concepts and mathematics of the measurement uncertainty evaluation process. The participant will gain an understanding of the statistical techniques required to estimate measurement uncertainty, and will practice those skills to create basic uncertainty budgets.

Course Content
  • Introduction:
    • The requirement for uncertainty estimates.
    • Uncertainty References, Definitions, The GUM; and other more user-friendly material.
  • Mathematics:
    • Significant digits, scientific notation, and units conversion.
    • Basic statistics used in the GUM.
  • Estimating Uncertainties:
    • Type A and Type B methods.
    • Distributions, confidence levels, standard deviation.
    • Distributions and Applying corrections.
    • Outside limit estimates.
    • How many measurements (sample size).
    • Combination of uncertainties.
    • Correlated vs. uncorrelated.
    • Expanded uncertainty; and confidence intervals.
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16 May 2019
Applied Measurement Uncertainty for Calibration Laboratories, Frederick, Maryland
During this workshop, the participant will be introduced to several tools and techniques that can be applied in the testing laboratory environment to efficiently and effectively create measurement uncertainty budgets which comply with ISO/IEC 17025 requirements. The tools presented are generic in nature such that they may be applied in a variety of testing laboratories.

Course Content
  • Metrology terminology and definitions.
  • Requirements for metrological traceability.
  • Statistical applications using Microsoft Excel.
  • The uncertainty estimation process.
  • Repeatability and reproducibility methods.
  • Development of the test uncertainty budget.
  • Understanding and reporting measurement uncertainty in test reports.
After successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  1. Discuss the concepts within the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty of Measurement (The GUM);
  2. List and define the contributors for testing laboratory measurement uncertainty estimates;
  3. Determine how contributors are considered for inclusion in the uncertainty budget; and
  4. Build a basic Test Measurement Uncertainty Budget.
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19 May 2019
IMPACT: Manufacturing Summit, Red Rock Resort & Spa, Las Vegas, Nevada
IMPACT brings its attendees a truly comprehensive educational program that is 100% peer-driven and developed by 20 steering committee members from distinguished companies. The program addresses the major pressures and challenges seen in today’s manufacturing world, from maintaining a successful continuous improvement system to the complex managing and developing of innovation, technology and workforce. IMPACT is a must-attend event for all manufacturing executives.
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20 May 2019
World Metrology Day 2019
World Metrology Day is an annual celebration of the signature of the Metre Convention on 20 May 1875 by representatives of seventeen nations. The Convention set the framework for global collaboration in the science of measurement and in its industrial, commercial and societal applications. The original aim of the Metre Convention - the world-wide uniformity of measurement - remains as important today as it was in 1875. The World Metrology Day project is realized jointly by the BIPM and the OIML. We hope that you enjoy this site and that your Country or Metrology Organization will join us and participate in this year's event.

20 May 2019 - World Metrology Day
The anticipated date for the redefined SI to come into practice. This date will mark the end of the celebrations outlining the redefinition of the SI. From this point onwards there will be no reference to the redefinition apart from in an historic context.
20 May 2019
2019 International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Auckland, New Zealand
The IEEE I2MTC - International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference - is the flagship conference of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, and is dedicated to advances in measurement methodologies, measurement systems, instrumentation, and sensors in all areas of science and technology. These features make I2MTC a unique event and one of the most important conferences in the field of instrumentation and measurement.

IEEE I2MTC is proposed as a catalyst to promote interactions between industry and academia. A wide spectrum of research results will be presented, with potential practical applications in current industrial technology, as well as industry and application driven developments.
20 May 2019
NIWeek 2019: National Instruments, Austin, Texas
Join us at NIWeek 2019, the industry-leading conference for automated test and automated measurement professionals. Learn from industry trailblazers, network with like-minded peers, and increase your proficiency in developing cutting-edge applications. At NIWeek, you have the full force of the NI platform and community behind you!
  • Increase proficiency through training and certification opportunities
  • Learn in world-class interactive technical sessions
  • Experience the latest technology advancements in the Exhibit Hall
  • Gain inspiration from industry thought leaders during the keynotes
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20 May 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), Denver, Colorado
This course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

Course Content
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
  3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
  4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
    1. New Definitions and Concepts
    2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
    3. Organizational and Management Structure
    4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
    5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
    6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
  5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
  6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
  7. Participation in proficiency testing
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20 May 2019
Eurachem 2019 scientific workshop and general assembly in Tartu, Estonia
The scientific workshop “Validation of targeted and non-targeted methods of analysis” takes place on May 20th and 21st, with the General Assembly from May 23rd to 24th.

The theme of the scientific workshop is ”Validation of targeted and non-targeted methods of analysis”. Tartu is situated in southern Estonia and connects to the world primarily through Tallinn, Estonia’s capital. Tallinn is easily accessed by plane straight from most Europe largest airports.
21 May 2019
Space Tech Expo, Pasadena, California
The West Coast's premier space event returns to California for two days of knowledge sharing and networking alongside the largest supply chain exhibition of its kind, May 21 - 22, 2019.

With capabilities ranging from cryogenics, laser systems, materials, nanotechnology, imaging, environmental test, motion simulation, magnetics, capacitors, spacewire, NDT and connectors through electroforming, engineering services, precision machining, 3D printers, ground systems, mission management and reconnaissance satellites, Space Tech Expo 2019 will bring a multitude of networking opportunities through focused receptions and events for attendees and exhibitors throughout the commercial, civil and military space supply chain.
21 May 2019
2019: RAPID + TCT, Detroit, Michigan
RAPID + TCT has been produced by SME since its inception nearly 30 years ago as an additive manufacturing conference and exposition. The two leaders in additive manufacturing, SME and owner of the TCT Group, Rapid News Publications, joined forces in 2016 to produce the RAPID + TCT event, combining decades of 3D technology insights and experience.

SME is the definitive industry source for 3D technology knowledge, experience, education, and connections. With a community of over 200,000 people, we are fully committed to the advancement and increased adoption of additive manufacturing technology. We also attract students to exciting careers in manufacturing through contests, design challenges, and dynamic hands-on experiences.

SME’s Additive Manufacturing Community provides access to experts, connecting you to the world class knowledge that is advancing the manufacturing industry. Technical papers, conference presentations, industry news, videos and webinars keep you on the leading edge of development • and prepare you for what’s next. Our certifications and training courses empower you to take that next step in your career. And our events give you access to the connections and knowledge you need to create your additive manufacturing success story.

No matter where you are on your journey in additive manufacturing • simply exploring the possibilities, designing new innovations, or facing the challenges of scaling up production, SME is your resource every step of the way.
21 May 2019
13th EURAMET General Assembly, Borås, Sweden
The General Assembly (GA) is the highest authority and decision making body of EURAMET. Each member is represented by a Delegate. The General Assembly meets once per year to decide on EURAMET's strategy and objectives. Borås in Sweden will be the location for EURAMET's 13th General Assembly. The event will take place on 21st to 24th May 2019 and will be hosted by RISE, the Swedish National Metrology Institute.
22 May 2019
9th International Conference on Computational Methods and Experiments in Material and Contact Characterisation, Lisbon, Portugal
The aim of the conference is to facilitate interaction between the research and industrial community and discuss the latest developments in this rapidly advancing field. The meeting responds to the demand for high quality production for both industry and consumer, which has led to rapid developments in materials science and engineering. This requires the characterisation of the properties of the materials.

Of particular interest to industry and society is the knowledge of surface treatment and contact mechanics of these materials to determine the in-service behaviour of components subject to contact conditions. Modern society requires systems that operate at conditions that use resources effectively. In terms of components durability, the understanding of surface engineering wear frictional and lubrication dynamics has never been so important.

Current research is focussed on modifications technologies that can increase the surface durability of materials. The characteristics of the system reveal which surface engineering methods should be chosen and as a consequence it is essential to study the combination of surface treatment and contact mechanics.

Combinations of different experimental techniques as well as computer simulation methods are essential to achieve a proper analysis. A very wide range of materials, starting with metals through polymers and semiconductors to composites, necessitates a whole spectrum of characteristic experimental techniques and research methods.
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23 May 2019
Uncertainty of Measurement, Coventry, United Kingdom
Drawing on experience of training skills of estimating uncertainty of measurement to more than two thousand testing and calibration practitioners over the years, this course aims to provide delegates with an appreciation of the concept of uncertainty of measurement in both a testing and calibration environment, and uses a combination of lectures and interactive exercises and demonstrations to take delegates through the process of calculating uncertainties.
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23 May 2019
Preparation for Laboratory Accreditation, UKAS Head Office, Staines, United Kingdom
The course covers the key aspects associated with the accreditation process and provides laboratory personnel preparing for accreditation and initial assessment with important information regarding ISO/IEC 17025.
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24 May 2019
3rd International Conference on Aeronautical Materials and Aerospace Engineering (AMAE 2019), Shanghai, China
3rd International Conference on Aeronautical Materials and Aerospace Engineering (AMAE 2019). 2MAE, the predecessor of AMAE, has been successfully held for 2 years, and has gained a lot of attentions in the previous success comummunications. From now on, to take more focus on Aeronautical Materials and Aerospace Engineering field, 2MAE is officially named as AMAE in the coming year. AMAE 2019 is organized by Hong Kong Society of Mechanical Engineers( HKSME). The conference will be held in Shanghai, China, from 24-26, May, 2019.

The conference will serve as an international forum for the presentation and exchange of technological advances and research results in the broad fields of Mechanical, Material and Aerospace Engineering. The conference will bring together leading researchers, engineers and scientists in the domain of interest from around the world. We warmly welcome prospective authors to submit your research papers to AMAE 2019, and share your latest research results and valuable experiences with other top-scientists, engineers and scholars from all over the world.
27 May 2019
ICDA-3: 3rd International Conference on Dosimetry and Applications, Lisbon, Portugal
The aim of the 3rd International Conference on Dosimetry and its Applications (ICDA-3) is to bring together scientists and engineers from around the world who share interest in measuring and applying ionizing radiation. The scientific sessions will include invited lectures by leading experts in the field, contributed oral papers and poster presentations of contributed papers. Participants want to have an opportunity to share ideas on dosimetry and their applications in radiation protection, the environment, workplaces, medicine and other fields of human activity. A Program of tutorial and refresher courses will be organized.
29 May 2019
ICAMM 2019: 2019 3rd International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Beijing, China
2019 3rd International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing and Materials (ICAMM 2019), will be held in Beihang University, Beijing, China during May 29-31, 2019.

ICAMM 2019 is organized after ICAMM 2018 held in Tokyo, Japan during June 11-13, 2018. ICAMM 2017 held in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong during June 25-27 , 2017. ICAMM focuses on the advanced manufacturing and materials research. The applications of advanced manufacturing and materials to such domains as Multi-scale and/or Multi-disciplinary Approaches, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Fundamentals et al. It is a technical congregation where the latest theoretical and technological advances are presented and discussed. We expect that the conference and its publications will be a trigger for further related research and technology improvements in this important subject. Advanced manufacturing is a broad set of enabling technologies, processes and practices that businesses from a wide range of industry sectors can adopt to improve their productivity and competitiveness. Some examples of advanced manufacturing technologies and processes include: Additive manufacturing/3D printing, Advanced materials, Industry 4.0, Biotechnologies, Nanotechnologies, Design-led innovation. In industry, materials are inputs to production or manufacturing processes. They may either be raw material, that is, unprocessed, or processed before being used in more advanced production processes, either by distillation or synthesis (synthetic materials).
29 May 2019
Calibration and Measurement Fundamentals, Perth, Australia
This one-day fully interactive course (9 am to 5 pm) covers general metrological terms, definitions and explains practical concept applications involved in calibration and measurements. The course is recommended for technical officers and laboratory technicians working in all industry sectors who are involved in making measurements and calibration process.

The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to:
     develop an understanding of calibration and measurement fundamentals
     understand how to interpret the information on calibration reports
     evaluate whether equipment is fit-for-purpose
     evaluate the suitability of in-house checks on reference equipment
The topics covered include:
     metrological definitions and terms
     common measurement parameters and influence factors
     measurement strategy and principles of measurement
     the importance of calibration to measurement
     traceability concept
     calibration vs adjustment
     practical application of measurement uncertainty
     in-house checks on reference equipment
     test data analysis
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29 May 2019
3rd International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing and Materials (ICAMM 2019), Beihang University, Beijing, China
ICAMM 2019 is organized after ICAMM 2018 held in Tokyo, Japan during June 11-13, 2018. ICAMM 2017 held in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong during June 25-27 , 2017. ICAMM focuses on the advanced manufacturing and materials research. The applications of advanced manufacturing and materials to such domains as Multi-scale and/or Multi-disciplinary Approaches, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Fundamentals et al. It is a technical congregation where the latest theoretical and technological advances are presented and discussed. We expect that the conference and its publications will be a trigger for further related research and technology improvements in this important subject.

Advanced manufacturing is a broad set of enabling technologies, processes and practices that businesses from a wide range of industry sectors can adopt to improve their productivity and competitiveness. Some examples of advanced manufacturing technologies and processes include: Additive manufacturing/3D printing, Advanced materials, Industry 4.0, Biotechnologies, Nanotechnologies, Design-led innovation. In industry, materials are inputs to production or manufacturing processes. They may either be raw material, that is, unprocessed, or processed before being used in more advanced production processes, either by distillation or synthesis (synthetic materials).
30 May 2019
ICMT 2019 International Conference on Military Technologies 2019, Brno, Czech Republic
The 7th International Conference on Military Technologies (ICMT) is an international forum for exchange of innovative ideas in domain of military technology. The conference is accompanying scientific program of International Exhibition of Defence and Security Technologies IDET 2019, the biggest military exhibition in central Europe. The city of Brno is located in the middle of the Moravia. The city has about 400 000 citizens. It offers many attractions including its historic centre, dam, close to Austerlitz battlefield.
31 May 2019
International Calibration Conference - Automotive Data Analytics, Methods, DoE. Berlin, Germany
The addition of machine learning and big data to IAV's successful series of conferences on "DoE in powertrain development" has worked extremely well. The ninth conference thus had a greater focus on the future challenges of the digital revolution.

The specialist papers and discussions with international experts showed that the conference enjoys an outstanding reputation in the industry. It is therefore our pleasure today to invite you to join us once again in 2019 to forge ahead with various aspects of calibration and DoE.

The call for papers will be published in the second quarter 2018.
31 May 2019
C-RMAP Tutorial 1: Balance and Scale Calibration and Uncertainties, Lake Mary, Florida
This NIST Balance Calibration and Uncertainties Seminar covers the calibration and use of analytical weighing instruments (balances and laboratory/bench-top scales), including sources of weighing errors in analytical environments, methodologies for quantifying the errors, and computation of balance calibration uncertainty and global (user) uncertainty. Attention will be given to error sources, selection of reference standards, and various calibration procedures used in the weighing industry. Approximately 50 percent of the time will be spent doing hands-on exercises, calibrating a variety of balances, accumulating data, and developing uncertainty budgets. The focus will then move to the use of balances in an analytical environment and regulatory environment where compliance with pharmaceutical (FDA/ USP) and international requirements will be discussed and practiced. Methodologies for process measurement assurance techniques in analytical weighing will also be covered. Participants will leave with a working skill-set of balance calibration methods, uncertainty estimation, measurement assurance concepts & minimum sample quantity computations that can be applied directly to their calibration and/or use of weighing instruments. This NIST Seminar is designed for beginner to advanced users of balances, metrologists, ISO/IEC 17025 assessors and accreditation bodies, or calibration managers wanting a better understanding of balances and associated uncertainties in organizations where analytical weighing is an integral part of operations. All participants will receive a USB stick with a comprehensive collection of national and international references and documents.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this seminar, using your references and notes, you will be able to:
  • Summarize the principles and concepts of Measurement Traceability, Measurement Assurance, and Measurement Uncertainty.
  • Explain the interrelationships between traceability, measurement assurance, and measurement uncertainty.
  • Select the appropriate reference standards for the calibration of weighing instruments.
  • Select the appropriate international or national method/procedure for the calibration and/or use of weighing instruments in the ISO/IEC 17025 or Regulatory environment.
  • Describe the NIST Eight-Step Process of Measurement Uncertainty Estimation.
  • Construct a procedure or outline for a balance calibration.
  • Brainstorm, categorize and quantify potential error sources and uncertainty contributors to weighing devices.
  • Develop a basic uncertainty budget for weighing devices that is validated with the principles of measurement assurance.
  • Estimate the minimum sample quantify for weighing instruments.
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31 May 2019
C-RMAP Tutorial 3: Hands-on Workshop on Assessing and Reporting Measurement Uncertainty, Lake Mary, Florida
This workshop on uncertainty evaluation will describe the statistical framework and methods needed to develop uncertainty statements based on the JCGM Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement. Methods for uncertainty estimation will be illustrated with practical examples from different metrological areas. The workshop will also include hands-on examples to be analyzed by the participants in class. The hands-on examples will be analyzed using propagation of uncertainty formulas and metRology.xls, a software package that makes open-source tools for statistical metrology from the statistics software R available via Microsoft Excel using RExcel and statconnDCOM.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • DESCRIBE the uncertainty estimation process for various areas of metrology;
  • ANALYZE hands-on examples of uncertainty budgets using Excel, R, RExcel, and statconnDCOM software;
  • COMPLETE more advanced approaches to estimating and calculating uncertainties for calibrations.
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31 May 2019
C-RMAP Tutorial 4: Certified Calibration Technician Preparation Seminar, Lake Mary, Florida
This 3-day Certified Calibration Technician (CCT) Exam Refresher Workshop (May 31, June 1-2, 2019) prepares the prospective candidate on taking ASQ CCT the exam. The CCT Body of Knowledge (BoK) as outlined will be covered during the workshop, including practice questions and relevant discussion. The Calibration Technician examination is a one-part, 125-question (multiple-choice), four-hour open book exam covering the following topics:
  • General Metrology (35 Questions)
  • Measurement Systems (22 Questions)
  • Calibration Systems (33 Questions)
  • Uncertainty and Applied Mathematics (20 Questions)
  • Quality Systems (15 Questions) Since 1968, when the first ASQ (American Society for Quality)
certification exam was given, more than 500,000 individuals have become certified through ASQ, including many who have attained more than one certification. In addition, an increasing number of companies have formally recognized ASQ's certifications as verification of an individual's knowledge of quality theory and techniques.
Learning Objectives:
After participating in CCT Exam Refresher Workshop, the attendee will have:
  • Practiced sample questions to provide insight into the exam.
  • Prepared to answer questions from the CCT BoK.
  • Time management insight for taking the exam.
  • Insight into Evaluating the exam questions to choose the correct answer through class interaction.
  • Determined right reference(s) to bring to the open book exam.
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02 Jun 2019
IMS 2019: International Microwave Symposium, Boston, Massachusetts
The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society’s 2019 IMS Microwave Week will be held 2-7 June 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. IMS Microwave Week consists of three related conferences offering technical sessions, interactive forums, plenary and panel sessions, workshops, short courses, industrial exhibits, application seminars, historical exhibits, and a wide variety of other technical and social activities including a guest program. The International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the centerpiece of the Microwave Week technical program, which includes the Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC) and the Automatic Radio-Frequency Techniques Group Conference (ARFTG). With over 10,000 participants and 1000 industrial exhibits of state-of-the-art microwave products, IMS Microwave Week is the world’s largest gathering of Radio Frequency (RF) and microwave professionals and the most important forum for the latest research advances and practices in the field.
03 Jun 2019
euspen 19th International Conference & Exhibition, Bilboa, Spain
euspen’s international conference and exhibition provides a leading forum for industrialists and academics alike to review the best of world-wide industrial innovation, progressive research and technology developments. Delegates will gain an insight into the precision engineering and nanotechnology priorities of Europe’s leading industrial nation.

This event offers the possibility to see latest advances in traditional precision engineering fields such as metrology, ultra precision machining, additive and replication processes, precision mechatronic systems & control and precision cutting processes. Furthermore, new topics will be addressed covering robotics and automation, Industry 4.0 for precision manufacturing and applications of precision engineering in biomedical sciences.
03 Jun 2019
CMEM 2019: 19th International Conference on Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements, Seville, Spain
CMEM 2019 is the 19th International Conference in this well-established series on Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements. These successful meetings provide a unique forum for the review of the latest work on the interaction between computational methods and experiments.

This series of conferences started in Washington DC (1981) followed by a meeting on board the Queen Elizabeth II Ocean Liner (1984); Porto Carras, Greece (1986); Capri (1988); Montreal (1991); Siena (1993); Capri (1995); Rhodes (1997); Sorrento (1999); Alicante (2001); Sani Beach, Greece (2003); Malta (2005); Prague (2007); the Algarve (2009), the New Forest, home of the Wessex Institute, UK (2011), A Coruña, Spain (2013), Opatija, Croatia (2015) and Alicante, Spain (2017).

The principal objective of the conference has always been to provide to the international technical and scientific community, an opportunity to discuss the interaction between experimental measurements and computational methods with all associated topics. Foremost consideration and importance are devoted to their reciprocal and advantageous integration.
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03 Jun 2019
Connected Manufacturing Forum, St. Louis, Missouri
We have reached Industry 4.0. This is the era where informed manufacturing, IIoT, robotic process automation, digitalization, and predictive analytics serve as a catalyst for executive leadership to monetize their strategy.

The Connected Manufacturing Forum is the leading cross-industry event that will give you the strategies to redefine your business model, deliver better services, improve innovation and customization, to meet customer demands.
04 Jun 2019
2019 IEEE International Worshop on Metrology for Industry 4.0 and IoT, Naples, Italy
Nowadays we are assisting to the fourth industrial revolution. This was the main theme of the World Economy Forum 2016 (WeF), the worldwide foundation organizes each year in Davos a symposium where the main political and economic leaders in the World discuss about the emerging trends of economy, technology, environment and health. The title of the last event was “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution”, the summit launched an alarm: until 2020 at least 5 million of work positions will be lost in the world because they will be substituted by robots and artificial intelligence. The report “The Future of Jobs” published by the WeF, highlights that we are assisting to the fourth industrial revolution that implies evolutions and developments in fields, such as artificial intelligence, machine-learning, robotic, nanotechnologies 3D Printer, genetics and biotechnologies. This revolution will determine a wide disruption not only of field of business models but also in the job market as highlighted by the responsible of the human resources of 350 among the most important factories in world representing 13 millions of employers located in 15 of the most important Countries in the world such as China, India, France, Germany, UK and USA. According to the same analysis the emerging job sectors of the fourth revolution that are (i) Energy, (ii) Financial Services, (iii) Health, (iv) ICT, (v) Media & Entertainment, and (vi) Logistic. All these changes are possible also thank to the recent developments in the field of metrology. As a matter of fact, monitoring remote physical phenomena and try to control them, it is possible thank to the developments of new sensors, acquisition techniques, improve data acquisition systems, and so on.
04 Jun 2019
Laboratory Internal Audit, Coventry, United Kingdom
All laboratories need to carry out an internal audit of their business processes and performance of tests and calibrations to ensure delivery of a competent service to their clients. An accredited laboratory needs to check not only that laboratory personnel at all levels are implementing the prescribed processes but also that its systems and practices are compatible with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.

The course aims to help delegates gain a sound understanding of the internal audit process and its value to management. This interactive course allows delegates to gain confidence in performing an internal audit through role-play. Click here to download a course programme.
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05 Jun 2019
Pressure Measurement, Port Melbourne, Australia
This two-day course (9 am to 5 pm each day) covers essential knowledge of the calibration and use of a wide range of pressure measuring instruments, their principles of operation and potential sources of error — it incorporates extensive hands-on practical exercises.
Knowledge and Skills:
The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills:
     to understand the principles of operation of a variety of pressure measuring instruments
     to understand the processes involved in the use and calibration of pressure equipment
     to identify the various sources of error that affect pressure measurements
Topics:
The topics covered include:
     introduction to pressure measurement
     traceability and international standards
     vacuum pressure measurement
     pressure transducers and calibrators
     barometry, manometry and liquid columns
     differential and gauge pressure measurement
     the piston gauge and its use
     high pressure
     estimating measurement uncertainty
     the use of uncertainties given in NATA-endorsed reports
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09 Jun 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Introduction, Implementation and Internal Auditor, Dubai, U.A.E.
Learn everything you need to know about ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory accreditation. We’ll take you through every stage of the certification journey on our ISO/IEC 17025 Introduction, Implementation and Internal Auditor training course. Start with a detailed overview of the standard and its requirements. And discover how to meet these in your laboratory by implementing an ISO/IEC 17025 quality control system. Our experts will also explain auditing techniques so you can maintain accreditation by monitoring, assessing and improving performance.
Learning Objectives:
  • The requirements and scope of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard
  • How to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025
  • The principles and application of quality control
  • Understand the laboratory accreditation process
  • How to monitor and continually improve quality control processes
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10 Jun 2019
2019 CGA Gas Measurement and Regulation School, Whistler, British Columbia
The 58th Annual CGA Gas Measurement School provides delegates with an excellent opportunity to develop and enhance their skills to stay on top of our rapidly changing industry. The three-day School will feature technical papers, presentations and panel discussions from Industry Experts, hands-on learning sessions, manufacturer exhibits and a new product showcase.
10 Jun 2019
International Advanced Manufacturing Conferences; (NAMRC 47 & MSEC 2019), Erie, Pennsylvania
Penn State Behrend’s School of Engineering will host the co-located ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC 2019) and the 47th NAMRI/SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC 47) at Erie’s Bayfront Convention Center from June 10-14, 2019.

As the foremost international forum for applied research and industrial applications in manufacturing and design, the event combines the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference and the North American Manufacturing Research Conference, sponsored by the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (NAMRI/SME).

The two conferences have been co-located since 2011. Together, these conferences represent the largest advanced manufacturing research event in the world, attracting more than 800 researchers and manufacturers from around the globe to share the latest manufacturing innovations and developments in manufacturing systems and processes, cyber-physical systems, and materials processing.
10 Jun 2019
OSA Optical Design and Fabrication Congress, Washington, District of Columbia
?OF&T will offer new ideas and concepts for the shaping, smoothing, testing and manufacture of conventional and novel optics/optical systems finding applications in existing and emerging technologies.

The 2019 Optical Fabrication and Testing Topical Meeting (OF&T) will emphasize new ideas, concepts and emerging applications in optics manufacturing and metrology. Hot topics will include the following: fabrication of optics by lasers, additive manufacturing of optical components, molding of micro-optics, deterministic manufacturing of aspheric/conformal/freeform optics, advanced metrology systems and direct slope/curvature measurement, fabrication of optics from novel materials, efficient manufacturing and testing of large optics, new CNC machining processes and advances in finishing science. Papers that describe manufacturing chains from the generation of complex shapes to the fine finishing of surfaces, giving details of the process science, will be especially welcomed.
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10 Jun 2019
Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty (EMU 101), Frederick, Maryland
This course is a suitable introduction for both calibration and testing laboratory participants, focusing on the concepts and mathematics of the measurement uncertainty evaluation process. The participant will gain an understanding of the statistical techniques required to estimate measurement uncertainty, and will practice those skills to create basic uncertainty budgets.

Course Content
  • Introduction:
    • The requirement for uncertainty estimates.
    • Uncertainty References, Definitions, The GUM; and other more user-friendly material.
  • Mathematics:
    • Significant digits, scientific notation, and units conversion.
    • Basic statistics used in the GUM.
  • Estimating Uncertainties:
    • Type A and Type B methods.
    • Distributions, confidence levels, standard deviation.
    • Distributions and Applying corrections.
    • Outside limit estimates.
    • How many measurements (sample size).
    • Combination of uncertainties.
    • Correlated vs. uncorrelated.
    • Expanded uncertainty; and confidence intervals.
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10 Jun 2019
Realize LIVE 2019: Siemens PLM Connection is now Realize LIVE!, Detroit, Michigan
Realize LIVE Detroit 2019 is the premier industry event designed to connect the growing PLM software user community with peers, partners, and products while promoting networking opportunities to learn, grow and optimize the software. Realize LIVE is your opportunity to stay on the edge of digital transformation, optimize your productivity through proficiency with industry tools and resources, and influence the future of software innovation, leading your business along your journey to success.

Realize LIVE brings together users, partners, and industry thought leaders for education, networking, and training. The ultimate goal of this event is to optimize your productivity and better your business by helping you to become more proficient with the tools and resources available.

By sparking moments of realization•whether it’s realizing collaboration, realizing how to get more from your software, realizing digitalization, realizing a solution•this event is here to help you realize something you never thought possible. No matter where you currently are in your journey, Realize LIVE is here to help move you forward toward success.

With over 400+ sessions to choose from, you will hear direct from the Users to Users about their challenges and how they solved real business problems or found new ways to use the software to realize even more innovation. New Features at the 2019 event will be released on the Realize LIVE Community site so keep an eye out for them.
11 Jun 2019
Quality Expo, New York, New York
Quality Expo, part of the largest advanced design and manufacturing industry event on the East Coast, is the annual must-attend trade show for finding the latest test, measurement, and inspection solutions. Source from the region's most comprehensive collection of cutting-edge suppliers, deepen your expertise with free, conference-level education, and network with thousands of professionals who can help advance your projects • and your career.

From production equipment to automation gaging, one lap of the show floor will help you overcome your toughest manufacturing challenges and keep you up to speed on the latest innovations transforming the industry. Everything you need to take projects to market faster and more efficiently is here.
11 Jun 2019
Applied Measurement Uncertainty for Calibration Laboratories, Frederick, Maryland
During this workshop, the participant will be introduced to several tools and techniques that can be applied in the testing laboratory environment to efficiently and effectively create measurement uncertainty budgets which comply with ISO/IEC 17025 requirements. The tools presented are generic in nature such that they may be applied in a variety of testing laboratories.

Course Content
  • Metrology terminology and definitions.
  • Requirements for metrological traceability.
  • Statistical applications using Microsoft Excel.
  • The uncertainty estimation process.
  • Repeatability and reproducibility methods.
  • Development of the test uncertainty budget.
  • Understanding and reporting measurement uncertainty in test reports.
After successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  1. Discuss the concepts within the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty of Measurement (The GUM);
  2. List and define the contributors for testing laboratory measurement uncertainty estimates;
  3. Determine how contributors are considered for inclusion in the uncertainty budget; and
  4. Build a basic Test Measurement Uncertainty Budget.
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11 Jun 2019
2019 NIST Time and Frequency Seminar, Boulder,Colorado
NIST Time and Frequency Division's annual seminar covers clocks, oscillators, atomic frequency standards, rf and optical synchronization, optical oscillators, quantum information, optical cooling and heating; making precise frequency, time, phase-noise, and jitter measurements; and establishing measurement accuracy and traceability. This 4-day course is the most comprehensive available.
12 Jun 2019
Manufacturing Solutions 2019, Limerick, Ireland
Organised by the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) & GTMA, The Manufacturing Solutions Conference is a focal point for manufacturing technologies and engineering solutions.

Over 100 of the most advanced providers of metrology, inspection, machine tools, workholding, cutting tools, and Cad/Cam/PLM manufacturing software and ancillary products and services will be exhibiting.

Bringing all the leading technology suppliers together the GTMA and LIT are providing an ideal conduit for the transfer of technology from the specialist suppliers to the practical industrial landscape, where its take-up and practical application can be used to gain a competitive business advantage.”

Additionally, a comprehensive programme of leading industrial keynote speakers will also be an integral part of the event.
14 Jun 2019
IMTOS 2019 - India Machine Tools Show, New Delhi, India
India Machine Tools Show (IMTOS) is a biennial event successfully organized since 2007. Its a niche platform showcasing path breaking ideas and innovation in machine tools and factory automation. Widely respected by the players of the sector, the show witnesses participation from over 500 companies every year. IMTOS has over the years emerged as the country's leading exhibition on Machine Tools, Material Handling and Automation Technology.
14 Jun 2019
AUTOMATISA 2019, Bogota, Columbia
The Bogota International Business and Exhibitions Center • Corferias • and the Colombian Association of Professionals in Industrial Instrumentation and Automation • ISA Colombia • is holding the sixth version of the specialized event, gathering exhibitors with the latest in: Industrial Automation, Plant Instrumentation and Intelligence, Plant Safety and Security in Central America, the Andean Region and the Caribbean.

Domestic and international experts will present new technologies to improve production, engineering, and management in Colombian industries.
16 Jun 2019
TechConnect World 2019, Boston, Massachusetts
For over 20 years the TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo has connected top applied research and early-stage innovations from universities, labs, and startups with industry end-users and prospectors. The 2019 TechConnect World Innovation event includes the annual SBIR/STTR Spring Innovation Conference, Spring Defense TechConnect, the TechConnect Technical Program - more than 35 world-class technical symposium, and the Nanotech Conference Series • the world's largest and longest running nanotechnology event.

Through these joint programs, TechConnect has published over 10,000 technical papers, connected over 20,000 innovations with industry partners, provided prospecting to most all Fortune 500 technology companies, and supported most every U.S. Science and Technology agency including the National Nanotechnology Initiative since its inception.

Join the world's brightest researchers, innovators, and technology prospectors as they convene in Boston, MA, June 16-19, 2019.
17 Jun 2019
Turbomachinery Technical Conference & Exposition, Phoenix , Arizona
Now in its 64th year, ASME Turbo Expo is recognized as the must-attend event for turbomachinery professionals working in the turbine industry. The technical conference has a well-earned reputation for bringing together the best and brightest experts from around the world to share the latest in turbine technology, research, development, and application in the following topic areas: gas turbines, steam turbines, wind turbines, fans & blowers, Rankine cycle, and supercritical CO2. ASME Turbo Expo offers unrivalled networking opportunities with a dedicated and diverse trade show floor. The 3-day exhibition attracts the industry's leading professionals and key decision makers, whose innovation and expertise are helping to shape the future of the turbomachinery industry and features a Student Poster Session.
17 Jun 2019
Scandinavian Symposium on Chemometrics (SSC), Oslo, Norway
The SSC conferences form a significant part of chemometrics in Scandinavia. They are biennial and rotate amongst the Nordic countries, with the exception of SSC14 in Sardinia. Despite the name, the SSC conferences are international and visited by scientists from all over the world. SSC16 is the 16th symposium, and it will be held in Oslo, Norway 17-20 of June, 2019.
The subtitle of SSC16 is “Chemometrics in Action”. The conference will focus on the usefulness and versatility of chemometric methods in scientific and applied disciplines such as spectroscopy, process control and in the •omics area. Other areas of interest are multi-way methods, multivariate image analysis, data fusion, sensory analysis, chemometrics in analytical chemistry, uncertainty and validation, Big data and chemometrics, deep learning.
17 Jun 2019
MET-101 Basic Hands-On Metrology, Everett, Washington
This course introduces the student to basic measurement concepts, basic electronics related to measurement instruments and math used in calibration. We will also teach various techniques used to make good measurements using calibration equipment. The student will be competent to make measurements after passing the final exam. Attendees of this course should have a basic understanding of math, algebra, physics and science. Some hands-on experience in plant process maintenance, process calibration or meter calibration is helpful but not required.

Course topics:
  • Introduction to measurement
  • Safety in the cal lab
  • Math for the calibration specialist
  • Basic electronics for metrology
  • Working and secondary standards
  • Lab instrumentation and precautions
  • Environmental impact on measurement uncertainty
  • Understanding and using instrumentation specifications
  • Important considerations regarding cables, connectors, and adapters
  • What is a "guard" and when to use it
  • Digital multimeters calibration principles
  • Basic thermometry calibration principles
  • Basic pressure calibration methods and techniques
  • Handheld scope calibration considerations and concerns
  • Documentary quality standards and the calibration professional
  • Course exam
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17 Jun 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), San Diego, California
This course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

Course Content
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
  3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
  4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
    1. New Definitions and Concepts
    2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
    3. Organizational and Management Structure
    4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
    5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
    6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
  5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
  6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
  7. Participation in proficiency testing
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18 Jun 2019
GAS Analysis 2019: Fokker Terminal, The Hague, Netherlands
GAS Analysis 2019: The leading international symposium and exhibition for gas analysis manufacturers, technical staff and end-users, presenting you the latest developments in laboratory, process analysis, metrology and sensor technology and their applications.

From 18 to 20 June 2019, NEN and the ISO technical committee on analysis of gases (ISO/TC 158) will organise this GAS Analysis event for the 10th time. This time, we move from Rotterdam to The Hague, the city of peace and justice. The meeting venue is the inspiring Fokker Terminal close to the city centre of the political capital of The Netherlands. Our biennial event is the best global forum on analysis of gases to become aware of the latest developments and applications in the industry and society, attracting around 250 experts from about 30 countries all over the world.

GAS Analysis 2019 will offer the participants to:
  • meet peers, policy makers, technical staff, analysts, manufacturers, and end-users;
  • bring together experts from national and international institutions, world-renowned industry and academia from all over the world;
  • present and discuss • cutting edge • analytical developments related to process, energy, and health, safety and environment;
  • learn about improving process efficiency, consistency, safety and managing emission control as well as many other key aspects.
18 Jun 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for Testing and Calibration Labs, Brea, California, USA
Learn about the updated ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard.
Significant Updates to the new ISO/IEC 17025:2017
The course will present the major new changes to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 as follows:
     ISO standard update process
     The new standard structure
     The major changes in the standard
     Changes in terminology
     Expected changes in Management System Documentation
     Effective transition policies to new standard
     Expected transition dates to new standard
     Complete Overview
Receive a complete overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 with valuable insights and tools to help you implement the requirements of the standard. See the detailed Course Outline/Syllabus here.
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18 Jun 2019
Dimensional Measurement Training: Level 2 - Measurement Applier, INSPHERE Ltd, Bristol, United Kingdom
A four day training course building on the knowledge and measurement principles gained through the Level 1 training course.
Aims & Objectives
  • To provide knowledge and expertise in the application of measurement
  • To enable organisations to save time and money through the implementation of best measurement practice
  • To encourage a planning culture
Benefits to the learner
  • Application of the fundamental principles of geometrical product specification and measurement tools
  • To understand the fundamental principles of calibration
  • To apply fundamental measurement calculations
  • Respond to measurement results and related uncertainty
  • Communicate, question and plan the measurement process
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18 Jun 2019
2019 North American Custody Transfer Measurement Conference, Austin, Texas
This conference brings together meter manufacturers and end users in order to share information about measurement challenges in the hydrocarbon measurement industry. Updates in metering technologies, flow measurement research, industry standards, government regulations, and diagnostic tools are discussed to help mitigate metering challenges.

What You Will Learn:
The focus of this conference is to share measurement knowledge between meter manufacturers and end users on topics including metering technologies, flow measurement research, industry standards, government regulations, and diagnostic tools. Since 2001, this annual event has served as a forum for end users to discuss problems and find solutions to measurement issues specific to the oil & gas industries. While many presentations relate specifically to ultrasonic and Coriolis meters, a wide variety of meter types are discussed. Topics that are typically covered include:
  • Proving Meters with Low Measurement Uncertainties
  • Meter Station Field Assessments
  • Liquid Flow Conditioning
  • Viscosity Effects with Coriolis Metering
  • Approaches to Real-time Pipeline Monitoring
  • LNG Custody Measurement
  • Clamp-On Metering Technologies
  • Ultrasonic Meter Diagnostics
  • Lowering Measurement Uncertainty in the Field
  • End User Experiences Implementing New Solutions
  • Meeting Challenges to Government Regulation Compliance
  • Coriolis Meter Diagnostics and Proper Zeroing
  • Recalibration Intervals for Custody Transfer Meters
  • Impact of Dirt, Salt, Condensation & Corrosion on Flow Measurement
  • AGA and API Standard Updates
19 Jun 2019
2019 IEEE 5th International Workshop on Metrology for AeroSpace (MetroAeroSpace), Torino, Italy
Following the success of the four editions of IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for AeroSpace (MetroAeroSpace), it was decided to promote a fifth edition of this event, which aims at reinforcing and supporting the collaborations among people working in developing instrumentation and measurement methods for aerospace. This new edition will keep pursuing the state of the art and practice started over the past years.

Attention is paid, but not limited to, new technology for metrology-assisted production in aerospace industry, aircraft component measurement, sensors and associated signal conditioning for aerospace, and calibration methods for electronic test and measurement for aerospace. The program is designed to raise the interest of a wide group of researchers, operators and decision-makers from metrology and aerospace fields, by presenting the most innovative solutions in this field from the scientific and technological point of view. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the Workshop and the proceedings will be submitted for indexing in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

IEEE content is indexed by Google and has agreements in place with other publishers and services to include IEEE papers in their online and print indexes. Examples include INSPEC, Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science, Ei Engineering, and Village. For a complete listing, please click the Publishing and Indexing Partners section on the IEEE Xplore help page.
19 Jun 2019
Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference (MESIC), Madrid, Spain
We would like to present the 8th edition of the Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference (MESIC) will be held on June 19-21, 2019 in Madrid.We will be honored by hosting this international scientific congress that will meet all those working interested in the research and practice of the wide field on Manufacturing Engineering. We expect to see you soon.
Topics Include:
Advances and Innovations
  • Moulding Processes.
  • Forming Processes.
  • Material Removal Processes.
  • Non-Traditional Manufacturing Processes.
  • Welding, Joining and Assembly Processes.
  • Additive Manufacturing Processes.
  • Equipment and Tooling: Tools, Rapid Tooling, Fixture and Clamping Systems.
  • Emerging Manufacturing Processes.
Trends in Manufacturing Systems
  • Integrated development of products and processes.
  • Design thinking and Manufacturing decision-making.
  • Adaptive and Intelligent Manufacturing Systems.
  • Rapid Product Development and Manufacturing.
  • Holonic Systems.
  • Energy efficiency and sustainability in Manufacturing.
  • Zero-defects and zero-accidents approaches.
  • Work environments adaptation in evolving production systems.
Metrology, Tolerancing and Quality
  • Tolerancing.
  • Inspection and Testing.
  • Laser and Optical Measurement Systems.
  • Industrial Quality.
  • Monitoring, Sensing and Control for Manufacturing and Inspection.
  • Virtual Metrology.
19 Jun 2019
Research Innovation to Implementation in Forensic Science Symposium (RI2I), Gaithersburg, Maryland
For crime laboratories, transferring forensic science research into practice is a challenging problem. Thousands of research papers are published in forensic science journals every year, yet many innovations never make it to the crime lab. What can the forensic science community do differently so that new technologies come online faster? How can we reduce the obstacles to successful innovation? On June 19-20, 2019, NIST will convene a symposium aimed at answering these questions.

Join us at RI2I, where forensic scientists, researchers, and technology transfer experts will come together to explore ideas for speeding innovation in the nation’s crime labs. Check back for registration information and follow us on social media for more updates
19 Jun 2019
MESIC 2019: Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference, Madrid, Spain
8th edition of the Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference (MESIC) will be held on June 19-21, 2019 in Madrid. We will be honored by hosting this international scientific congress that will meet all those working interested in the research and practice of the wide field on Manufacturing Engineering. Some of the conference topics will include:
Advances and Innovations
  • Moulding Processes.
  • Forming Processes.
  • Material Removal Processes.
  • Non-Traditional Manufacturing Processes.
  • Welding, Joining and Assembly Processes.
  • Additive Manufacturing Processes.
  • Equipment and Tooling: Tools, Rapid Tooling, Fixture and Clamping Systems.
  • Emerging Manufacturing Processes.

Metrology, Tolerancing and Quality
  • Tolerancing.
  • Inspection and Testing.
  • Laser and Optical Measurement Systems.
  • Industrial Quality.
  • Monitoring, Sensing and Control for Manufacturing and Inspection.
  • Virtual Metrology.
Assisted Technologies
  • CAD/CAM/CAE/CAx/CIM.
  • PDM-PLM.
  • BPM, BPLM, BIM.
  • Automation and Robot Applications in Manufacturing.
  • Sensors, Actuators, Equipment Design, Tooling and Control/Automation for Enhancing Manufacturing Processes.

Manufacturing Engineering in Society
  • Training and Education in Manufacturing Engineering: Curricula and Professional Development.
  • Design of Manufacturing Engineering Learning Environments.
  • New Trends and Training Strategies in Education in Manufacturing.
  • History and Evolution of Manufacturing Technologies.
  • Industrial Heritage in Manufacturing.
  • Social Impact of Manufacturing.
  • Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare in Manufacturing.
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20 Jun 2019
Uncertainty of Measurement for Labs, Brea, California
Evaluation and Estimation of Uncertainties of Measurement. Introduction to metrology principles, examples and practical exercises. The training includes case studies and discussions, with application of statistical components in practical examples that are frequently encountered by testing laboratories. See the detailed Course Outline/Syllabus here.

LEARN KEY APPLICATIONS IN THE STANDARD:
     Perform measurement uncertainty calculations that meet your needs and satisfy accreditation requirements.
     Work through examples of uncertainties in calibration and testing.
     Understand Calibration & Measurement Capability (CMC) as applied to the accreditation process.
     Distinguish between and correctly interpret terms used in calibration and uncertainty.
     Compare and learn how “Measurement Uncertainty” scores over “Accuracy.”
     Understand what random and systematic uncertainties are and how they occur.
     Understand confidence limits and coverage factor.
     Learn to use a technique of combining random and systematics to get combined uncertainty.
     Develop an uncertainty budget.
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20 Jun 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), Lincoln, Rhode Island
This course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

Course Content
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
  3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
  4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
    1. New Definitions and Concepts
    2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
    3. Organizational and Management Structure
    4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
    5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
    6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
  5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
  6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
  7. Participation in proficiency testing
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23 Jun 2019
The 14th International Conference on New Developments and Applications in Optical Radiometry (NEWRAD 2020), Boulder, Colorado
On June 23-26, 2020, NIST will hold the 14th International Conference on New Developments and Applications in Optical Radiometry (NEWRAD 2020).

The NEWRAD Conference covers all aspects of optical radiation measurements and a wide range of topics will be presented during our four day program, including Earth remote sensing observations and Quantum optics technologies. Individual sessions will be devoted to these specific themes. In addition to an ambitious presentation schedule, there will be opportunities to visit nearby institutes that we hope to be of interest to all participants.
24 Jun 2019
SPIE Optical Metrology returns in 2019, Munich, Germany
SPIE Optical Metrology, the premier European conference to meet with scientists, engineers, researchers, and product developers to discuss the latest research in measurement systems, modeling, videometrics, and inspection.
2017 Conference topics
  • Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection
  • Modeling Aspects in Optical Metrology
  • O3A: Optics for Arts, Architecture, and Archaeology
  • Videometrics, Range Imaging, and Applications
  • Optical Methods for Inspection, Characterization, and Imaging of Biomaterials
  • Automated Visual Inspection and Machine Vision
24 Jun 2019
20th World Congress on Materials Science and Engineering 2019, Vienna, Austria
The 20th World Congress on Materials Science and Engineering 2019 will be held in Vienna, Austria on June 24-26, 2019.

The 20th World Congress on Materials Science and Engineering 2019 covers topics such as:
  • Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Polymer Science and Technology
  • Biomaterials and Medical Devices
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composite Materials
  • Materials for Energy Applications
  • Emerging Smart Materials
  • Metals, Mining, Metallurgy and Materials
  • Physics and Chemistry of Materials
  • Graphene and 2D Materials
  • Mechanics, Characterization Techniques and Equipments
25 Jun 2019
Met & Props 2019, Lyon, France
Welcome to Lyon for the17th International Conference on Metrology and properties of engineering surfaces. The 17th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces (Met & Props 2019) is dedicated to developments in surface characterisation instrumentation, surface metrology and properties of engineering surfaces.
25 Jun 2019
GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST 2019: The Bright World of Metals 2019, Düsseldorf, Germany
The four trade fairs will be complemented by an extensive programme of additional events (including congresses), which has been compiled to satisfy the requirements of the entire industry and will be combining theory and practice in an ideal way. The “World Foundrymen Organization“ (www.thewfo.com) will, for example, be holding the WFO Technical Forum - the international conference for the process technology industry - at GIFA again. The GIFA Conference, the special show organised by the National Association of the German Foundry Industry/BDG (www.bdguss.de), is another established point on the agenda that has already been arranged.

ESTAD, the “European Steel Technology and Application Days“, (www.metec-estad2019.com) - organised by the VDEh Steel Institute in co-operation with Messe Düsseldorf - is a major feature of METEC 2019. The five-day ESTAD already begins on 24. June, i.e. the day before METEC starts. The topics that are being covered there include not only the central “Industry 4.0” issue but also above all the latest technologies for steel and iron production, surface treatment and additive manufacturing technologies as well as energy and environmental subjects. Another important event at METEC is the EMC - “European Metallurgical Conference“, which the German Society of Metallurgists and Miners/GDMB (www.emc.gdmb.de) is already organising for the 10th time at the forthcoming METEC - from 23. to 26. June 2019. Demand for European metallurgy and foundry technology is very strong in Asia particularly.
25 Jun 2019
Sensor+Test 2019 - Die Messtechnik-Messe, Nurnberg, Germany
SENSOR+TEST is the leading forum for sensors, measuring and testing technologies worldwide.

The 2018 trade fair with its 591 exhibitors from 32 nations imposingly presented the entire spectrum of measuring and testing system expertise from sensors to computers.

The conference in parallel to the exhibition - the 20. GMA/ITG-Fachtagung Sensoren und Messsysteme 2019 - will enrich the event with scientific facts and outlooks for the future of this industry.

Showcase the efficiency of your company at SENSOR+TEST 2019 and benefit from the manifold advantages for exhibitors.
25 Jun 2019
Optical Sensors, San Jose, California
Optical sensors have many applications in R&D, national defense and commercial markets such as medical diagnostics and process control. But because of the breadth of applications for optical sensors, the challenges to the design and functioning of an optical sensor for a particular application requires knowledge of optical, material, and environmental properties that affect sensor performance. SENSORS addresses all aspects of optical sensors from source and detection technologies, sensor configurations, and processing approaches to applications. These optical sensors range from micro-probes to large devices used for standoff monitoring of industrial and environmental species.
26 Jun 2019
FLOMEKO 2019: 18th International Flow Measurement Conference, Lisbon, Portugal
FLOMEKO 2019 will be held in Lisbon (Portugal), 26 • 28 June 2019, being the 18th Conference of IMEKO TC9 (Flow measurement), following a long tradition of events organized since the first one that took place in Groningen (the Netherlands) in 1978.

This event will bring together experts in flow and volume measurements from industry, national metrology institutes, metrology and testing laboratories, regulators, service providers and other stakeholders from all over the world.

Participants from Countries worldwide will network in sessions on theoretical principles of flow measurement metrology and applied measurements in industries including energy, aeronautics, chemicals, healthcare and the environment. Papers and presentations will share knowledge from internationally recognized experts in their fields, providing innovative solutions and ideas.
26 Jun 2019
2019 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements & Applications (MeMeA), Istanbul, Turkey
The symposium deals with all the aspects of interactions among the worlds of the instrumentation and measurement, bio-engineering, material science, chemical and biological measurements, and the medical field. The symposium enables researchers, doctors and technicians to exchange ideas and information, make connections and collaborations and update innovation on health care systems and diagnostics in medicine.

Symposium Topics:
  • Bioengineering and rehabilitation
  • Biomedical robotic methods
  • Ecological model of measurements in medical applications
  • Hearing, acoustics, infrasonics and ultrasonics
  • Internet of Things (IoT) in Medicine
  • Patient safety
  • Medical and instrumentation uncertainty and calibrations
  • Metrology for medical measurements
  • Sensors and devices for medical measurements
  • Biosignal processing
  • Imaging and communication
  • Measurement and quality control in medical preparations
  • Standards for medical applications
  • Embedded systems
  • Environmental Medicine & Home automation for disability, disease and old age
26 Jun 2019
Biomolecules in Neurodegenerative Diseases conference, PTB, Braunschweig, Germany
EMPIR project 'Role of metals and metal containing biomolecules in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease' (15HLT02 ReMiND) is working to improve the accuracy involved in the measurement of biomarkers used to indicate Alzheimer's disease. It will establish new reference measurement procedures for established biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid, found in the brain and spine, while also introducing procedures for potential new blood-based biomarkers. This will support reliable, comparable measurements in current diagnostic tests and further the development of population-based screening through blood testing, which is urgently required to enable earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.
Results from the project will be presented at the Biomolecules in Neurodegenerative Diseases conference next June.

Conference topics will include:
  • Reliable quantification of metals in biological matrices
  • Reliable quantification of biomolecules in biological matrices
  • Role of metals and biomolecules in the development of neurodegenerative diseases
  • Importance of comparability in the diagnosis of neurodegenerative disease
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27 Jun 2019
TEMPMEKO 2019, Beijing, China
The "SI revolution", including the new definition of the unit of temperature, the kelvin, has deeply involved the thermal community and will continue to motivate research and studies in the coming years.

Progress in metrology has prepared the adoption of a new definition of the kelvin. Accompanying the new definition, there will be increased recognition of the two complementary methods to realize temperature. The traditional route using the defined International Temperature Scales and the alternative route based on direct measurements of thermodynamic temperatures employing primary thermometers. The dissemination of the SI unit of temperature is supervised through the Mise en Pratique of the definition of the kelvin (MeP-K), including both routes.

During the TEMPMEKO 2016, perfectly organized in Zakopane -Poland , numerous contribution were presented on primary metrology as well as on practical thermal measurements, including industrial applications, health and environment. The general concern on climate change and the "COP21" 2 °C goal is now motivating joint research projects and a growing interaction with the meteorological and climate researchers and operators.

It is expected that the TEMPMEKO 2019, this time in China, will bring fundamental updates on the adoption of the newly defined kelvin and on these key applications.
27 Jun 2019
Calibration of Weights and Balances, Lindfield, Australia
This one-day course (9 am to 5 pm) covers the theory and practice of the calibration of weights and balances. It incorporates hands-on practical exercises to demonstrate adjustment features and the effects of static, magnetism, vibration and draughts on balance performance.
Knowledge and Skills:
The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills:
     to understand the principles of calibration of weights and balances
     to identify various sources of error that affect the calibration of weights and balances
Topics:
The topics covered include:
     general principles of mass measurement
     air buoyancy and conventional mass
     effects of the laboratory environment
     care and handling of weights
     calibration of electronic balances
     balance adjustment features
     user checks on balances
     reporting calibration data
     estimating measurement uncertainty
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02 Jul 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Awareness, Manchester, United Kingdom
This course aims to provide an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. In particular how the business processes of individual laboratories may be informed and enhanced in meeting its requirements. The course focuses from a personal perspective, reflecting primarily on the structure, resource, process, management and general requirements. The course will enable delegates to gain an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and its function as a framework for demonstrating competence and to gain an understanding of conformity - all of which is achieved through a combination of presentations, exercises and discussion.
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03 Jul 2019
Metrology Vietnam 2019, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
First launched in Ho Chi Minh City in 2005, MTA VIETNAM has since grown in tandem with the industry, becoming one of the largest and most comprehensive manufacturing solutions trade events in Vietnam and well beyond. Bringing together a diverse selection of local and international suppliers from across the supply chain, MTA VIETNAM offers an excellent opportunity for businesses to source innovative solutions, reach out to prospective customers, forge new partnerships, while keeping up with the latest trends that will shape the future of the industry.

From additive manufacturing/3D printing, machine tools and tooling systems, metrology, laser systems, to precision engineering, automated manufacturing and more, attendees to MTA VIETNAM will be exposed to an expansive showcase covering all segments of the manufacturing industry.
04 Jul 2019
Machine Tool Expo, Pune, India
Machine Tool Expo is a one-stop destination to address the manufacturing requirements of the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) of various industry sectors in Tier II and Tier III cities of India. The show unveils the latest manufacturing technologies and solutions which would enable large industries and other small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to leverage and enhance their manufacturing capabilities. The expo will cover the entire gamut of metal working machine tools for both metal cutting and metal forming including automation and robotics, tooling systems, CAD/CAM and other technologies essential for today’s manufacturing.
04 Jul 2019
Metrology Expo, New Delhi, India
Metrology Expo is a one-stop destination to address the manufacturing requirements of the Original Equipment Manufacturers of various industry sectors in Tier II and Tier III cities of India. It will cover the entire gamut of metal working machine tools for both metal cutting and metal forming including automation and robotics, tooling systems, CAD/CAM and other technologies essential for today’s manufacturing.
07 Jul 2019
International Summer School on Analytical Science, Metrology and Accreditation, Lyon, France
The 2019 summer school will take place in Lyon from July 7th to July 20th.

This summer school was created because
  • Chemical and bio-chemical analysis is everywhere in science and society
  • Good science and proper decision making requires quality assured data
  • Accreditation and metrology become more and more important
  • Analytical laboratories are required to work according to the international standard ISO/IEC 17025
  • Active and problem based pedagogy are highly efficient to teach analytical chemistry
Content: covers broad range of topics related to quality assurance, ISO/IEC 17025, metrology and accreditation
  • Traceability, uncertainty, compliance assessment, validation, use of CRMs, internal and external quality assurance, interlaboratory comparisons, auditing
  • Essential in today's analytical laboratories
Here is a leaflet for doctoral students.
But also emerging analytical professionals can join and here is a leaflet for them.
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08 Jul 2019
International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy, Rydges Lakeland Resort, Queenstown, New Zealand
I look forward to welcoming you to the stunningly beautiful setting of Queenstown for ICOLS 2019. The conference will be held at the Rydges Hotel on the shores of Lake Wakatipu with the aptly named mountain backdrop of The Remarkables.

Historically ICOLS has been the venue for a number of landmark announcements in the development of precision measurement and control in atomic systems. With this year’s ICOLS coming shortly after the implementation of exciting changes in the definition of the SI Base Units, I am sure this will be true once more.

Importantly ICOLS is more than a conference, it is a supportive, evolving community. I therefore look forward to seeing many friends, whether old or brand new, in New Zealand in July 2019. Kia ora tatou! David Hutchinson
08 Jul 2019
MC-206 Basic MET/CAL® Procedure Writing, Everett, Washington
In this five-day Basic MET/CAL® Procedure Writing course, you will learn to configure MET/CAL® software to create, edit, and maintain calibration solutions, projects and procedures. Acquire the knowledge to program more effectively in the MET/CAL® language using all the features of the software. The majority of the class time is spent in hands-on development of MET/CAL® procedures and reports The Basic MET/CAL® Procedure Writing course is designed for cal lab personnel who have hands-on experience with the operation of MET/CAL® software prior to attending the class.

Course topics:
  • Basic operation of MET/CAL® software
  • Adding standards
  • Using non-reference standards
  • Running reports
  • Customizing the run prompts
  • Overview of the Function Selection Codes (FSC)
  • Examples of MATH and LIB FSCs
  • Examples of IEEE, SCPI and PORT FSCs
  • Establishing uncertainty in MET/CAL®software
  • Complete a working procedure for a Fluke handheld DMM
  • Test your procedure using a Fluke calibrator
  • Full results table
  • Examples of uncertainty in a procedure
  • Using Crystal Reports
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09 Jul 2019
Dimensional Measurement Training: Level 1 - Measurement User, INSPHERE Ltd, Bristol, United Kingdom
A three day training course introducing dimensional metrology, the importance of good measurement practice and the right measurement behaviours.
Aims & Objectives
  • To provide underpinning knowledge and expertise in using measurement tools and an appreciation of the importance of measurement
  • The deliver practical training for people who are required to use dimensional measurement techniques to complete their daily tasks
  • To instil and encourage a questioning culture
Benefits to the learner:
  • To understand the importance of using the correct measurement tools for varying applications
  • Give delegates a sense of responsibility for the measurement process and its practical application
  • Hands-on experience of why measurement is critical to the entire manufacturing engineering process
  • To encourage learners to develop a measurement strategy in the workplace
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14 Jul 2019
IMTOS 2019 - India Machine Tools Show, New Delhi, India
India Machine Tools Show (IMTOS) is a biennial event successfully organized since 2007. Its a niche platform showcasing path breaking ideas and innovation in machine tools and factory automation. Widely respected by the players of the sector, the show witnesses participation from over 500 companies every year. IMTOS has over the years emerged as the country's leading exhibition on Machine Tools, Material Handling and Automation Technology.
16 Jul 2019
Uncertainty of Measurement, Denham Grove, Uxbridge, United Kingdom
Drawing on experience of training skills of estimating uncertainty of measurement to more than two thousand testing and calibration practitioners over the years, this course aims to provide delegates with an appreciation of the concept of uncertainty of measurement in both a testing and calibration environment, and uses a combination of lectures and interactive exercises and demonstrations to take delegates through the process of calculating uncertainties.
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16 Jul 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), Grayslake, Illinois
This course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

Course Content
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
  3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
  4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
    1. New Definitions and Concepts
    2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
    3. Organizational and Management Structure
    4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
    5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
    6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
  5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
  6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
  7. Participation in proficiency testing
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22 Jul 2019
35th Annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference, Orlando, Florida
The Coordinate Metrology Society Conference is an annual event sponsored by the Coordinate Metrology Society. Established in 1984, the five-day conference is held each year at a different location, and attracts visitors from around the globe. CMSC is renowned for its comprehensive program of technical white papers and presentations given by industry experts from science/research laboratories and leading manufacturing industries. No other trade show rivals the high level of authoritative information provided by CMS members and master users of metrology instrumentation, software, and peripheral equipment for quality control, quality production, and precision assembly and metrology-aided alignment.
22 Jul 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), Houston, Texas
This course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

Course Content
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
  3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
  4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
    1. New Definitions and Concepts
    2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
    3. Organizational and Management Structure
    4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
    5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
    6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
  5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
  6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
  7. Participation in proficiency testing
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27 Jul 2019
Siegman International Summer School on Lasers, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
The Siegman International School is a week-long program that exposes students to in-depth learning of lasers and their applications from internationally recognized academic and industry leaders in the field. The scope includes all aspects of lasers and photonics. Each summer, The Siegman International School on Lasers invites up to 100 graduate students for a week-long program to learn from pioneering laser researchers and experts from leading laser companies, highly-regarded professors and fellow students. Attendees are asked to present their own research, which provides invaluable experience in building exposure for their work.
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29 Jul 2019
ICRM 2019 : 21st International Conference on Radionuclide Metrology, Istanbul, Turkey
The ICRM 2019: 21st International Conference on Radionuclide Metrology aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Radionuclide Metrology. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Radionuclide Metrology.
29 Jul 2019
Appalachian Gas Measurement Short Course, Robert Morris University, Moon Township, Pennsylvania
The Appalachian Gas Measurement Short Course (AGMSC) is an annual conference providing an opportunity for anyone associated with Gas Measurement to learn from industry vendors and in lectures and hands-on classes. Whether you are new to the industry or have many years of experience, the AGMSC offers classes which add to the knowledge of technicians, engineers, supervisors, field support workers, government regulators, accountants, marketers, vendors and many others.

The goal of the AGMSC is to provide affordable, high quality training to anyone involved in the measurement, regulation and control of natural gas. Our instructors are experienced industry volunteers who are willing to share their knowledge with you. The Short Course also provides an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and share information with your industry peers. Through the years, the Short Course has contributed substantially to advancing the art and science of gas measurement and pressure regulation in the gas industry. Papers presented at the Short Course are published in manuals and provide a valuable reference source. The Appalachian Gas Measurement Short Course remains one of the most highly regarded educational forums of any kind in the Natural Gas industry. More ⇒
30 Jul 2019
Introduction to Propulsion Simulation Using NPSS Short Course, San Antonio, Texas
This introductory course is divided into seven modules that cover the basic concepts and features of NPSS. Each module is accompanied by hands-on exercises. After completing the course, the student will be able to create and run system models using the NPSS® software. The course is intended for engineers responsible for modeling or analyzing the performance of thermodynamic and fluid/thermal systems. Instruction is provided by experienced SwRI staff who also serve on the NPSS development team.

Primary application areas for NPSS include aerospace systems (i.e. engine performance models for aircraft propulsion), thermodynamic system analysis such as Rankine and Brayton cycles and various rocket propulsion cycles, and industry standardization for model sharing and integration. More ⇒
01 Aug 2019
International Society of Science and Applied Technologies (ISSAT), Las Vegas, Nevada
The ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design (ISSAT RQD) is a well recognized international conference that provides a forum for presentation of new findings, research development and applications in reliability and qualify in design and related fields. The conference also provides great networking opportunities for the participants.
05 Aug 2019
Introduction to Mechanical Drawings and GD&T, Plymouth, Minnesota
This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic components, sections, views, terminology and graphical representation of engineering drawings.
Course outline:
The evolution of engineering drawings, Related engineering standards, Review of terms and definitions.
The components of a blueprint
  • Line types
  • Dimensions (baseline, chainline, coordinate, basic & reference)
  • Tolerances (linear, angular, bilateral, unilateral)
  • Symbols
  • Border
  • Title block
  • Revision block
  • Notes (general & specific)
Basic drafting conventions
  • Third angle projection vs first angle projection
  • Isometric views
  • Orthographic views
  • Section views
Evaluating a sample part
Exercises to reinforce views, projections and drafting practices

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05 Aug 2019
Infrared Radiation Thermometry Workshop, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
This is a practical course covering problems with the use and calibration of infrared radiation thermometers, including reflections, absorption, emissivity, and instrumental effects. The course builds confidence in non-contact temperature measurements in the range -50 °C to 2000 °C. Infrared radiation thermometry is a fast-growing area of temperature measurement. Applications range from high-temperature measurements in the hostile environments typically found in the petrochemical and steel industries, to low-temperature measurements in food processing and storage industries where non-contact measurement is important.

More than for any other type of thermometry, reliable measurements are dependent on the expertise of the user, and can only be obtained through a thorough understanding of the principles and best measurement practices. The aim of this course is to provide that knowledge and understanding. The course is interactive to ensure you benefit from the experience of the presenter and fellow participants. More ⇒
05 Aug 2019
Spectrophotometer Calibration Workshop, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
This course covers the calibration of benchtop spectrophotometers, including wavelength accuracy, photometric accuracy and stray light characterisation. It is highly interactive and includes hands-on sessions to develop practical skills. The spectrophotometer has become the workhorse for high-throughout routine testing for a wide variety of analytes in chemical and biochemical analysis laboratories. While the reliability of these instruments is high, routine calibration and characterisation of spectrophotometers is vital for ongoing confidence and reduction of risk in decisions made on the basis of results of measurements.

The course provides a mix of principle and practice with guidelines for designing calibrations and measurements, including lists of things that go wrong, and the tips and tricks for recognising problems. The emphasis is on ensuring that you can apply the knowledge in your own workplace. More ⇒
06 Aug 2019
GD&T - Intermediate Principles, Plymouth, Minnesota
Course outline:
Theory and rules of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing: Introduction
  • Rule 1 on feature size
  • Rules 2 & 3 on material condition principles applied to features
  • Pitch diameter rule
  • Comparison of changes between ANSI U14.5M-1982 and ASME Y14.5.1M-1994
Linear transformation to GD&T
  • Implications of +/- tolerancing
  • Conversion of square zone to diametral
  • Datums and datum features
Datum precedence
  • Planar datum features
  • Datum features of size
  • Inclined datums
  • Compound datums
  • Datum targets & partial datum features
  • MMC, LMC & RFS applied to datum features
  • Introduction to multiple hole patterns defined as a single datum
  • 14 geometric symbols
Symbols & definitions
  • Tolerance zones
  • Actual mating envelope
  • Supporting symbology
  • Feature control frames
Single-segment feature control frames
  • Composite feature control frames
  • 2D analysis of single-segment & composite feature control frames
  • Virtual condition principles
  • Simultaneous requirements
  • Beginning levels of 3D analysis
  • Beginning analysis of measurement applications
Negative implications of specific measurement procedures
  • Analysis of data from case studies and formula calculations
  • Position calculation exercises & review of general guidelines
  • Global simplification of GD&T
GD&T boundary comparisons
  • Reduction of symbology (14 symbols down to 3)
  • Preview of GD&T Level III: Advanced Applications & Analysis
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06 Aug 2019
Balances and Weighing, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
There are increasing demands on laboratories to demonstrate quality assurance in their measurements. This course provides training to assist laboratory personnel to meet these demands. Balances are used extensively in laboratory measurements, but the ease and simplicity of using a balance belies the fact that it is a complex instrument. Reliable measurements using a balance can only be assured through an understanding of:
     how the balance works,
     factors that can influence the balance reading, and
     the need for ongoing checks and calibration.
This course introduces balances and weighing. It provides useful frameworks and concepts while emphasising practical skills and knowledge that can be applied in your own organisation. The course covers sources of error in measurements and common pitfalls of weighing. It will assist you to solve common problems associated with the use of balances or weights used for checking and calibrating balances, and engender confidence in your measurements.
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06 Aug 2019
Pressure Calibration Workshop, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
This workshop is a practical one-day session dealing with all aspects of pressure gauge and transducer calibration. It is especially useful for staff involved in testing and calibration of pressure gauges by comparison against reference pressure gauges or deadweight testers. Calibration is more than simply checking or adjusting an instrument. Calibration involves ensuring the gauge under test is working properly, ensuring the reference instrument has a traceable calibration, comparing the two instruments using an appropriate method, and calculating the measurement uncertainty.

This workshop teaches attendees an efficient method to calibrate pressure gauges that meets the technical, quality and legal aspects of calibration. A feature of the method is the straightforward way that the measurement uncertainty is calculated.

The presentation includes many demonstrations and hands-on activities that will be of interest to new and experienced users. By the end of the day, attendees should be able to calibrate a pressure gauge, calculate the associated measurement uncertainty, and carry out regular in-service checks on reference equipment. More ⇒
06 Aug 2019
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), Denver, Colorado
This course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

Course Content
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
  3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
  4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
    1. New Definitions and Concepts
    2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
    3. Organizational and Management Structure
    4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
    5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
    6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
  5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
  6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
  7. Participation in proficiency testing
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07 Aug 2019
Measurement, Uncertainty and Calibration Workshop, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
This course gives a broad high-level overview of measurement and calibration principles, and calculation of uncertainty. The course is designed for experienced technical staff making, reporting, designing, or auditing measurements. It is especially useful for staff involved in testing and calibration.
     Measurements are the basis of all commercial decisions influencing quality, plant operation, and product sale and purchase.
     Measurement traceability ensures integrity of measurement results, and that the results will be understood by other people.
     Uncertainty in measurement enables an assessment of the risk, the likelihood of making poor decisions based on the      measurement.
     Calibration is the process that ensures measuring instruments are accurate and reliable.
By the end of the day you should be able to design a complete technical procedure for a calibration or other measurement, including a complete uncertainty analysis.
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07 Aug 2019
Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty (EMU 101), Denver, Colorado
This course is a suitable introduction for both calibration and testing laboratory participants, focusing on the concepts and mathematics of the measurement uncertainty evaluation process. The participant will gain an understanding of the statistical techniques required to estimate measurement uncertainty, and will practice those skills to create basic uncertainty budgets.

Course Content
  • Introduction:
    • The requirement for uncertainty estimates.
    • Uncertainty References, Definitions, The GUM; and other more user-friendly material.
  • Mathematics:
    • Significant digits, scientific notation, and units conversion.
    • Basic statistics used in the GUM.
  • Estimating Uncertainties:
    • Type A and Type B methods.
    • Distributions, confidence levels, standard deviation.
    • Distributions and Applying corrections.
    • Outside limit estimates.
    • How many measurements (sample size).
    • Combination of uncertainties.
    • Correlated vs. uncorrelated.
    • Expanded uncertainty; and confidence intervals.
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08 Aug 2019
21st International Conference on Biomedical Metrology, New York, New York
The ICBM 2019 event aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Biomedical Metrology. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Biomedical Metrology.
Call for Contributions:
Prospective authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Biomedical Metrology are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.
08 Aug 2019
GD&T - Advanced Applications, Plymouth, Minnesota
Course outline:
In-depth analysis & implications of advanced ASME Y14.5 principles
  • Multiple feature patterns used to define a single datum & negative implications of using "non-functional" surfaces as datum features
  • 3D analysis of composite position callouts in relationship to multiple hole patterns defined as single datums
  • Calculations for determining allowable position tolerance for floating and fixed fastener designs
  • Positioning holes and patterns of holes at "zero tolerance" for optimizing manufacturability and critical cost reductions
  • Positioning functional coaxial cylinders from independent datum features vs. to each other and defined as compound datum features
  • Boundary principles used with profile for non-cylindrical shapes
  • Contoured surfaces as datum features
  • Mathematical definitions and implications of ASME Y14.5.1M-1994
  • Surface roughness implications for features of size and form constraints
  • Optimization strategies in applications and analysis of design, manufacturing, and measurement
Common error implications of dimensioning & tolerancing of tooling and functional gaging, based on product designs
  • Negative implications of common incorrect measurement procedures on CMMs and procedures to resolve/minimize problems
  • Profile definitions and boundary implications in corner transition areas
  • Uncertainty implications of ASME Y14.5 and transformation/development efforts that affect all technical areas
  • Chracterization of physical-to-functional heirarchies and the importance of this analysis to realizing optimum functional intent
  • Examination of students' drawings with an eye toward making them clearer so as to optimize design intent and maximize ROI
  • Advanced tolerancing development within ASME Y14.5
Extension principles for datums used in non-standard designs
  • Complex 3D profile geometry and tolerance boundaries
  • Critical simplification of ASME Y14.5
  • Statistical tolerancing
  • Implications of GD&T for Six-sigma initiatives and product reliability
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08 Aug 2019
Temperature Measurement and Calibration Workshop, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
This course covers the use, care, and calibration of liquid-in-glass, platinum resistance, thermocouple, and radiation thermometers. The course is relevant to all personnel who use or check thermometers as a part of testing, installation, or monitoring and maintenance tasks. It has been said that more than half of all of the measurements made in the world are temperature measurements. Temperature impacts on our basic comfort, food preparation, transport, medicine, as well as a huge range of high- and low-tech industries.

Despite the large number of measurements, our experience is that as many as one in six thermometers are outside the manufacturer’s specifications. The primary aim of this course is to provide the information that enables users to recognise faulty thermometers and to install and use thermometers correctly.

The course provides a mix of principle and practice with guidelines for designing calibrations and measurements, including lists of things that go wrong, and the tips and tricks for recognising problems. The emphasis is on ensuring that you can apply the knowledge in your own workplace. More ⇒
08 Aug 2019
Applied Measurement Uncertainty for Calibration Laboratories, Denver, Colorado
During this workshop, the participant will be introduced to several tools and techniques that can be applied in the testing laboratory environment to efficiently and effectively create measurement uncertainty budgets which comply with ISO/IEC 17025 requirements. The tools presented are generic in nature such that they may be applied in a variety of testing laboratories.

Course Content
  • Metrology terminology and definitions.
  • Requirements for metrological traceability.
  • Statistical applications using Microsoft Excel.
  • The uncertainty estimation process.
  • Repeatability and reproducibility methods.
  • Development of the test uncertainty budget.
  • Understanding and reporting measurement uncertainty in test reports.
After successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  1. Discuss the concepts within the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty of Measurement (The GUM);
  2. List and define the contributors for testing laboratory measurement uncertainty estimates;
  3. Determine how contributors are considered for inclusion in the uncertainty budget; and
  4. Build a basic Test Measurement Uncertainty Budget.
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12 Aug 2019
Volume Metrology Seminar, Gaithersburg, Maryland
This 5 day OWM volume metrology seminar is designed to enable metrologists to apply fundamental measurement concepts to volume calibrations. A large percentage of time is spent on hands-on measurements, applying procedures and equations discussed in the classroom. The seminar focuses on the comprehension and application of the procedures, the equations, calculations involved, and the operation of the laboratory equipment, review of publications, standards, specifications, and tolerances relevant to the measurements. Training covers volume calibration procedures published in NISTIR 7383 as well as supplemental procedures from NISTIR 6969. Specific volume transfer procedures include SOP 14, 16, 18, 19, and 21. SOP 14 is a gravimetric volume procedure and builds on the mass procedures SOP 2 and SOP 4 (thus the prerequisite for the Mass Metrology Seminar). This course is suitable for the calibration of volumetric standards for NIST HB 105-2, HB 105-3, HB 105-4, and concepts related to HB 105-7. The entire seminar incorporates statistical analysis, process measurement control methods, uncertainty analyses, traceability assessments, and generation of ISO/IEC 17025 compliant calibration certificates for all measurements made during the seminar and builds on the concepts covered in the Fundamentals of Metrology and Mass seminars.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this seminar, using Standard Operating Procedures 2, 14, 17, 18, 19, 21, 29 and 30 and Good Measurement Practices 3, 11, and 13, participants will be able to:
  • Accurately CALIBRATE volumetric glassware, field standard test measures and provers, LPG provers;
  • EVALUATE compliance of volumetric standards to NIST Handbook 105-2 and other documentary standards;
  • IMPLEMENT measurement assurance practices to monitor the measurement standards and processes;
  • CALCULATE and REPORT correct measurement results and uncertainties; and
  • PREPARE calibration certificates for volumetric calibrations that are ISO/IEC 17025:2017 compliant."
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15 Aug 2019
Contract Review, Webinar
This 2 hour webinar will introduce the fundamentals of contract review that are necessary to meet customer expectations and successfully implement ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this session, using your notes and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 or NIST Handbook 143, you will be able to:
  • LIST 3 activities that make up an effective Contract Review process;
  • DEFINE the purpose of a request, tender, and contract as it applies in the metrology laboratory management system;
  • IDENTIFY 2 qualities for which requests, tenders, and contracts are reviewed;
  • EXAMINE potential areas where the contract review process can break down; and
  • EXPLAIN the benefits of a robust contract review process.
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16 Aug 2019
Humidity and Moisture Calibration Workshop, Auckland, New Zealand
This practical one-day course will introduce you to humidity generation, calibration and measurement, along with the conceptual framework for understanding the various limitations in humidity measurements.

Humidity is often a critical measurement. For example, in the export of food there is an increasing risk of products being rejected or spoilt through inadequate humidity control during storage or transit. Humidity is the second most important parameter, after temperature, to be considered in the product cycle. Poor humidity control can lead to poor quality, poor shelf life or weight loss, as well as poor energy usage.

This practical one-day course will introduce you to humidity generation, calibration and measurement, along with the conceptual framework for understanding the various limitations in humidity measurements. More ⇒
20 Aug 2019
MET-302 Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty, Everett, Washington
This course will teach you how to develop uncertainty budgets and how to understand the necessary calibration processes and techniques to obtain repeatable results. It is recommended that attendees have a high school education and a basic understanding of math, algebra, physics and science. Some hands-on experience in dc-1f electrical calibration, temperature calibration, pressure and flow calibration is helpful. Formal statistics training is not required

Course topics:
  • What is Uncertainty in a Measurement?
  • Introduction to Basic Metrology Statistics
  • Instrument Specifications
  • Statistical Distributions
  • Calculating Measurement Uncertainty
  • Using the Student's t Distribution and the Welch-Satterthwaite Equation
  • Creating a Basic Uncertainty Budget
  • Statistical Techniques in Metrology
  • Guardbanding and Risk Analysis
  • Uncertainty in Temperature Measurement
  • Uncertainty in Pressure Measurement
    MET-302 Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty Course Outline (663.29 KB)
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24 Aug 2019
NCSL International 2019 Workshop & Symposium, Cleveland, Ohio
26 Aug 2019
Introduction To ISO/IEC 17025, Minneapolis, Minnesota
This course helps you understand and apply the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard. You’ll examine the origins of the standard, and learn practical concepts like document control, internal auditing, proficiency testing, traceability, measurement uncertainty, and method witnessing.

This course will provide students with a general overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. Most of the elements of the standard will be reviewed, as well as the standard’s applicability, origin, purpose, and marketplace. Important concepts such as document control, internal auditing, proficiency testing, traceability, measurement uncertainty, and method witnessing will be reviewed. There will also be a discussion on the international oversight of the standard and recognition.
Learning Objectives:
  • Gain an understanding of what the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard requires
  • Learn how a quality manual is designed and audited
  • Examine the origin of the standard, the benefits of accreditation, and the role of accreditation bodies
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29 Aug 2019
Document Control and Record Keeping, Webinar
This 2 hour webinar will introduce the fundamentals of Laboratory Management System Document Control and Record Keeping that are necessary to successfully implement ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this session, using your notes and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 or NIST Handbook 143, you will be able to:
  • LIST 3 properties of management system documents that must be controlled;
  • IDENTIFY at least 5 types of laboratory documents that must be controlled;
  • DEFINE the purpose of a Master List;
  • IDENTIFY the 5 phases of the document control process;
  • RECOGNIZE methods that are used to document revisions;
  • EXPLAIN the relationship between documents and records; and
  • IDENTIFY the types of typical laboratory records that must be maintained.
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03 Sep 2019
Traceable Electrical Energy Metering Workshop, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
This course is focused on understanding the steps required to make traceable measurements, and will include training in the calculation of measurement uncertainties. More ⇒
04 Sep 2019
Electrical Measurement, Lindfield, AustraliaElectrical Measurement, Lindfield, Australia
This two-day course (9 am to 5 pm) covers essential knowledge of the theory and practice of electrical measurement using digital multimeters and calibrators; special attention is given to important practical issues such as grounding, interference and thermal effects. Please find the link to the brochure here.
The topics covered include:
     overview of primary standards
     measurement of resistance
     principles of operation of digital multimeters and calibrators
     measurement of direct voltage and current
     principles of calibration
     measurement of alternating voltage and current
     measurement of high voltage
     reporting calibration data and uncertainties
     estimating measurement uncertainty
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07 Sep 2019
2019 International Conference on Design, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (DMEE), Bali, Indonesia
We cordially invite all the participants to attend "2019 International Conference on Design, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering" during 7th-9th September, 2019 at Bali, Indonesia. The main theme of the conference is to gather the world class experts both from academic and industry in a common platform to discuss the issues and accomplishments in the fields of Design, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. DMEE 2019 is a specially designed to serve as a bridge between researchers from academia and industry enhanced by its well organized scientific sessions, plenary lectures, poster presentations. Also facilitates better understanding about the technological developments and scientific advancements across the world by simultaneously equating with the pace of science, technology and business areas in related areas.
Call for Papers
09 Sep 2019
2019 IEEE AUTOTESTCON, National Harbor, Maryland
AUTOTESTCON is the world’s premier conference that brings together the military/aerospace automatic test industry and government/military acquirers and users to share new technologies, discuss innovative applications, and exhibit products and services. It is sponsored annually by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

AUTOTESTCON will be held at the Gaylord Convention Center Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland, USA, on September 9-12, 2019. The technical program for AUTOTESTCON 2018 will be determined by the interests of those participants submitting for publication, presenting a technical paper or organizing a technical session. Papers and sessions should cover appropriate topics dealing with system readiness and automatic test technology in particular.
10 Sep 2019
The 17th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces (Met & Props 2019), Halmstad University, Sweden
The 17th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces (Met & Props 2019) is dedicated to developments in surface characterisation instrumentation, surface metrology and properties of engineering surfaces, including topics such as:17th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces (Met & Props 2019) is dedicated to
  • Interface science
  • Engineered surfaces
  • Surface texturing and surface treatments
  • Coatings
  • Tribology
  • Structured surfaces
  • Deformation and strain
  • Surface topography in fracture and failure analysis
  • Bioadhesion
  • Biomimetic surfaces
  • Superhydrophobic surfaces
  • Fluid flow, wettability and adhesion
  • Optical techniques
  • Tomography AFM/SPM
  • Surface appearance and perception engineering
  • In-line / in-process measurement
  • Surface, micro- and nanometrology
  • Surface chemistry and reactions at the interface
  • Surface modification for bioengineering applications
  • Wear and traceology of archaeological and paleontological surfaces
  • Surfaces in terrain mapping
  • Surfaces analysis in forensics
  • Additive manufacturing/ 3D printing
  • Tompgraphy
  • 10 Sep 2019
    Dimensional Measurement Training: Level 1 - Measurement User, INSPHERE Ltd, Bristol, United Kingdom
    A three day training course introducing dimensional metrology, the importance of good measurement practice and the right measurement behaviours.
    Aims & Objectives
    • To provide underpinning knowledge and expertise in using measurement tools and an appreciation of the importance of measurement
    • The deliver practical training for people who are required to use dimensional measurement techniques to complete their daily tasks
    • To instil and encourage a questioning culture
    Benefits to the learner:
    • To understand the importance of using the correct measurement tools for varying applications
    • Give delegates a sense of responsibility for the measurement process and its practical application
    • Hands-on experience of why measurement is critical to the entire manufacturing engineering process
    • To encourage learners to develop a measurement strategy in the workplace
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    10 Sep 2019
    Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty (EMU 101), Frederick, Maryland
    This course is a suitable introduction for both calibration and testing laboratory participants, focusing on the concepts and mathematics of the measurement uncertainty evaluation process. The participant will gain an understanding of the statistical techniques required to estimate measurement uncertainty, and will practice those skills to create basic uncertainty budgets.

    Course Content
    • Introduction:
      • The requirement for uncertainty estimates.
      • Uncertainty References, Definitions, The GUM; and other more user-friendly material.
    • Mathematics:
      • Significant digits, scientific notation, and units conversion.
      • Basic statistics used in the GUM.
    • Estimating Uncertainties:
      • Type A and Type B methods.
      • Distributions, confidence levels, standard deviation.
      • Distributions and Applying corrections.
      • Outside limit estimates.
      • How many measurements (sample size).
      • Combination of uncertainties.
      • Correlated vs. uncorrelated.
      • Expanded uncertainty; and confidence intervals.
      More ⇒
    11 Sep 2019
    ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), Grand Rapids, Michigan
    This course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

    Course Content
    1. Course Introduction
    2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
    3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
    4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
      1. New Definitions and Concepts
      2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
      3. Organizational and Management Structure
      4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
      5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
      6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
    5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
    6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
    7. Participation in proficiency testing
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    11 Sep 2019
    Applied Measurement Uncertainty for Calibration Laboratories, Frederick, Maryland
    During this workshop, the participant will be introduced to several tools and techniques that can be applied in the testing laboratory environment to efficiently and effectively create measurement uncertainty budgets which comply with ISO/IEC 17025 requirements. The tools presented are generic in nature such that they may be applied in a variety of testing laboratories.

    Course Content
    • Metrology terminology and definitions.
    • Requirements for metrological traceability.
    • Statistical applications using Microsoft Excel.
    • The uncertainty estimation process.
    • Repeatability and reproducibility methods.
    • Development of the test uncertainty budget.
    • Understanding and reporting measurement uncertainty in test reports.
    After successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:
    1. Discuss the concepts within the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty of Measurement (The GUM);
    2. List and define the contributors for testing laboratory measurement uncertainty estimates;
    3. Determine how contributors are considered for inclusion in the uncertainty budget; and
    4. Build a basic Test Measurement Uncertainty Budget.
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    12 Sep 2019
    Aluminium USA, Nashville, Tennessee
    ALUMINUM USA is the leading exhibition and technical conference for aluminum products, technologies and investments in the United States. ALUMINUM USA is the place to be to get a comprehensive overview of the entire aluminum industry. ALUMINUM USA is the platform that brings the aluminum industry together every two years. It represents the entire value chain offering solutions for the aluminum industry and all applications fields. It is the meeting place for producers, processors, suppliers of technologies, buyers, designers and engineers from the entire aluminum industry.

    Approximately 2,000 key decision makers look for new solutions and technologies from 200+ industry leading suppliers of raw materials, processors, refiners, suppliers for the automotive and/or building industries, including producers of sections, suppliers of the latest technologies for e.g. extrusion, heat treatment, casting, sawing or surface refinement, and more.
    15 Sep 2019
    18th European Conference on Applications od Surface and Interface Analysis (ECASIA), Dresden, Germany
    The ECASIA’19 conference will be organized in Dresden initiated by the Institute of Solid State and Materials Research (IFW Dresden) in cooperation with the Technical University Dresden (TUD) and other academic and industrial partners of the region. We hope to continue the conference series in the “spirit of ECASIA” to bring together scientists from universities, industry and instrument suppliers, to bridge the gap between fundamental and applied research in surface science and to follow new trends in instrumentation.

    Dresden is an ideal place for such a meeting, because there are a large number of scientific institutes and high-tech companies using thin film or surface modification technologies. Excellent academic educational institutions, headed by the TU Dresden, make it a thriving centre of scientific exchange. Furthermore, there are a lot of historical, architectural and cultural highlights within the city and its immediate surroundings. Scientific topics:
    • Renewable energy - storage and conversion
    • Corrosion and tribology
    • Thin-films and depth-profiling
    • Data analysis and metrology
    • In-situ and near-ambient pressure analysis
    • Nano-materials and imaging
    • Surface functionalization and catalysis - CAT
    • Heritage and geology
    • Environment
    • Technical Development
    15 Sep 2019
    ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Introduction, Implementation and Internal Auditor, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
    Learn everything you need to know about ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory accreditation. We’ll take you through every stage of the certification journey on our ISO/IEC 17025 Introduction, Implementation and Internal Auditor training course. Start with a detailed overview of the standard and its requirements. And discover how to meet these in your laboratory by implementing an ISO/IEC 17025 quality control system. Our experts will also explain auditing techniques so you can maintain accreditation by monitoring, assessing and improving performance.
    Learning Objectives:
    • The requirements and scope of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard
    • How to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025
    • The principles and application of quality control
    • Understand the laboratory accreditation process
    • How to monitor and continually improve quality control processes
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    16 Sep 2019
    American School of Gas Measurement Technology (ASGMT), Houston, Texas
    This School is the largest gas measurement school in the United States devoted to natural gas measurement, pressure regulation, flow control, and other measurement related arenas. The School is structured to focus on seven main subject groups:

    The School is comprised of a two and one-half day series of 1 hour lecture and hands-on classes, plant tours, and exhibits by 108 exhibitors. Exhibitors are requested to teach application and performance capabilities of their equipment and refrain from sales activities during the School. At the time of registration, the registrants receive a CD copy of the “Proceedings” of the American School of Gas Measurement Technology containing the technical papers to be presented in the various lectures which comprise the current program. It also contains the General Chairman’s Opening Remarks and a biography of the Principal Speaker. Each registrant should plan their schedule carefully and adhere to it in order to derive maximum benefit from the School. The American School of Gas Measurement Technology is a non-profit organization which has always been self-supporting. The expenditures of the School are paid entirely from the proceeds of the School. The formal “Proceedings” of the School are published by the General Committee and a CD copy is furnished without additional cost to each paid registrant.
    • Fundamental Measurement
    • Distribution
    • Transmission
    • Gas Quality
    • General & Advanced Measurement
    • Office Procedures & Accounting
    • Purpose
    16 Sep 2019
    Advanced Topics in Temperature Metrology, American Fork, Utah
    A three-day course for those who need to get into the details of temperature metrology. This course is for experienced calibration technicians, metrologists, engineers, and technical experts working in primary and secondary-level temperature calibration laboratories who would like to validate, refresh, or expand their understanding of advanced topics in temperature metrology. You’ll have the opportunity to interact directly with Fluke design engineers, metrologists, and calibration experts to get your questions answered.

    Course topics:
    • ITS-90 calibration
    • Process design
    • Curve fitting
    • Uncertainty analysis
    • Advanced procedures for reducing uncertainties
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    16 Sep 2019
    4th IMEKOFOODS: Metrology Supporting Emerging Food Topics, Brussels, Belgium
    IMEKOFOODS is coming to Tervuren - Brussels (Belgium) for its fourth edition. From Monday 16th until Wednesday 18th of September 2019, researchers, industries and people involved in food control and nutritional studies, will present and discuss their findings on new measurement techniques, analytical methods & devices, reference materials, measurement uncertainty, data integration & sharing in support to food analyses.

    Sciensano's department of Chemical and Physical Health Risks, together with IMEKO TC 23, are delighted to invite scientists, PhD students, health professionals, food inspection and control agencies, laboratories for food control and the industry to discuss and present their findings on metrology in food and nutrition.

    The presentations of the three previous IMEKOFOODS Conferences successfully addressed the latest developments in food related measurements using a variety of techniques and approaches, as well as the key topics of harmonization and standardisation. In addition to technical and poster sessions, useful scientific discussions and workshops dedicated to some specific initiatives may encourage new collaborations and strengthen the existing ones.
    16 Sep 2019
    Advancing Precision in Additive Manufacturing, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, Nantes, France
    This 6th in the series of joint Special Interest Group meeting between euspen and ASPE on Advancing Precision in Additive Manufacturing is crucial to putting additive manufacturing onto the factory floor.  We are seeking papers in the following categories:
     

    1. Dimensional accuracy and surface finish from additive manufacturing (AM)

    • State-of-the-art - What level of precision is achievable?…and what developments are underway?…or are needed?
    • Functional specifications for form and finish
    • Prediction & modeling of dimensional errors and surface topography
    • Developments in fabricating lattice structures with high strut integrity

    2. Design for manufacturing

    • Design rules & tolerancing for additive manufacturing
    • Topology optimization in the context of AM and achieving precision
    • Novel designs for flexures or kinematic couplings

    3. Characterizing the performance of AM machines

    • In situ process monitoring, e.g. melt-zone temp, powder bed
    • In-process measurement of workpiece shape and topography
    • Using artifacts to assess machine performance; round-robin testing
    • Holistic views of the control system, process feedback, correction

    4. Standards

    • Certifying AM equipment capabilities
    • Industrial demands for ASTM and ISO standards 

    5. Integrating AM into a holistic manufacturing process

    • Cost-benefit trade-offs of using AM within a complex process chain
    • Engineered partnerships between AM & secondary finishing
    • Dealing with residual stress and heat treatment in a process flow
    • Kinematic tooling or pallets for repeatable part handling

    6. Metrology

    • Surface topography measurements on rough contoured surfaces
    • Dimensional metrology of internal features using computed tomography
    • Multi-sensor approaches, data fusion, and machine learning
    • Complex form measurement, registration and fitting
    • Measurement of 3D latttice strut dimensional accuracy
    The local hosts and organising committee for the joint Special Interest Group meeting between euspen and ASPE on Dimensional Accuracy and Surface Finish in Additive Manufacturing are:  Prof Alain Bernard from Ecole Centrale de Nantes; Prof Hans Nørgaard Hansen from Technical University of Denmark; Prof Richard Leach from University of Nottingham;  and Dr John Taylor from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The Additive Manufacturing meeting chair is Prof Richard Leach from University of Nottingham and Dr John Taylor from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
    17 Sep 2019
    Traceable Electrical Energy Metering Workshop, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
    This course is focused on understanding the steps required to make traceable measurements, and will include training in the calculation of measurement uncertainties.

    This course is focused on understanding the steps required to make traceable measurements, and will include training in the calculation of measurement uncertainties. Students will enhance their competence in ensuring that metering components and installations are meeting the metrology requirements of Part 10 of the Electricity Industry Participation Code.

    At the competition of the course students can expect to be able to carry out the Calibration and Measurement Capability (CMC) calculations required for the Class A test houses and also to calculate the uncertainty of energy metering measurements both in the laboratory and in the field.

    This year emphasis will be placed on the calibration of current transformers and the effect of burden on the measured errors. Practical examples will be worked through so that each participant can return to their laboratory more confident of their work. More ⇒
    19 Sep 2019
    Integrated Quality Management, Louisville, Kentucky
    Learn how to integrate quality management into your organization’s processes. You’ll leave this course with a draft action plan customized to fit the needs of your business. These concepts are applicable to a wide range of industries including manufacturing, service, education, and healthcare.

    Quality management just makes sense. You need to know how to make it a part of your organization. In this course, you'll review advanced quality management principles, best practice techniques, tools, and skills. You'll find these concepts useful in a wide range of businesses and organizations including manufacturing, service, government, education, and healthcare. The course uses adult learning principles including Discovery Learning techniques, small group work, self assessments, articles, and mini-case study reviews. You will create a list of key areas for improvement and develop a draft action plan that you can finalize back on the job.This two-day virtual course provides you with a comprehensive review and working knowledge of key concepts and practices included in the following:ASQ's Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence Body of Knowledge ASQ's Certified Quality Improvement Associate Body of Knowledge The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Performance Excellence Criteria
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    19 Sep 2019
    Infrared Calibration, American Fork, Utah
    A two-day course with plenty of hands on experience in infrared temperature metrology. This course is for calibration technicians, engineers, metrologists, and technical experts who are beginning or sustaining an infrared temperature calibration program.

    Course topics:
    • Emissivity
    • Size of source effect
    • Reflected temperature
    • Spot size
    • Calibration schemes
    • Calibration sources
    • Alignment
    • Uncertainty analysis
    • IR thermometry usage
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    19 Sep 2019
    RF and microwave measurement uncertainty, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
    This course explores practical scenarios for RF measurements of power and impedance while giving insight into the underlying relationship between measurement uncertainty and error.

    This course explores practical scenarios for RF measurements of power and impedance while giving insight into the underlying relationship between measurement uncertainty and error. It covers basic notions, with an emphasis on complex quantities. It explains how sources of measurement error are described mathematically, how the associated uncertainty is calculated and how to report the final uncertainty in a measurement result.

    Measurement best-practice at radio and microwave frequencies involves quantities that are inherently complex-valued (such as scattering parameters). International guidelines, such as the recent EURAMET calibration guide for vector network analysers (cg-12 version 3), assume familiarity with the measurement uncertainty of complex quantities. This course provides a suitable introduction to such concepts.

    Where possible, the course material on the day will be illustrated by examples of interest to attendees.
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    23 Sep 2019
    MET-301 Advanced Hands-On Metrology, Everett, Washington
    This course introduces the student to advanced measurement concepts and math used in standards laboratories. The student will learn how to make various types of measurements using different measurement methods. We will also teach techniques for making good high precision measurements using reference standards. A class project will teach the student how to collect and analyze data from a series of measurements to determine the device's value, and the uncertainty associated with it. The student will be competent to make measurements in a standards lab after he/she passes the final exam. This course covers advanced topics and requires existing experience and knowledge of basic metrological principles. Students are strongly encourages to attend the MET-101 course or have other formal metrology training prior to enrolling in MET-301.

    Course topics:
    • Quality systems that drive good metrology
    • Basics of DC and low frequency metrology
    • Lab instrumentation
    • Environmental impact on measurement uncertainty
    • Advanced metrology math for the metrologist
    • Understanding and using instrument specifications in procedure development
    • How cables, connectors, and adapters impact high precision measurement results
    • Complex calibration configurations involving shields and guards
    • Advanced ratio measurement techniques and calculations
    • Precision thermometry principles
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    24 Sep 2019
    Westec 2019, Long Beach, California
    Get the technology solutions you need at WESTEC 2019. The most machining, metrology, design, waterjet, software, digital, 3D printing and engineering expertise than you can find anywhere at WESTEC , September 24-26 in Los Angeles. The West Coast’s premier manufacturing event, WESTEC gives you access to hundreds of experts in such critical industries as aerospace, medical, industrial machinery and consumer goods. It also gives you an opportunity to find solutions to manufacturing challenges with an enhanced exhibit area and more of the exhibitors you want to see.
    24 Sep 2019
    Analitica Latin America, São Paulo, Brazil
    With more than 500 exhibiting brands and more than 7,500 highly qualified visitors , the event is an important platform for business generation and industry content source In 3 days of Fair, suppliers, distributors and manufacturers of laboratory technology, biotechnology and quality control present the launches and trends of products and services of the sector. The event also has the Knowledge Circuit, where the focus is to offer important and current contents, promoting the exchange of experiences between visitors, exhibitors and speakers.
    24 Sep 2019
    CIM 2019 International Metrology Congress, Paris, Porte de Versailles, France
    The Congress is a unique crossroads between R&D and industrial applications for all actors and all fields: mechanics, health and biology, agro-food industry, environment, energy, pharmaceuticals, chemicals ...

    The congress deals with the R&D and best practices for Measurement and Metrology in industry through:
    • a diversified conference programme and round tables sessions
    • technical site visits and demonstrations
    • an exhibition showcasing innovations and solutions
    AIMS
    • improve your measurement, analysis and testing processes and control your risks
    • explore the evolution of techniques, advances in R&D and industrial applications
    The CIM 2019 is organised in Paris, Porte de Versailles (France) jointly with the new Show Measurement World.
    Call For Papers
    24 Sep 2019
    2019 MEASUREMENT WORLD, Paris, Porte de Versailles, France
    MEASUREMENT WORLD will be held from 24 to 26 September 2019 at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, and will host the 2019 International Congress of Metrology. This grand gathering will be a unique opportunity to discover the range of possibilities offered by new technologies to the world of measurement. Supported by unions, institutions, associations and industry, GL events Exhibitions launches MEASUREMENT WORLD: a unique event dedicated to the world of measurement in its broadest sense, including control, process, testing , vision and optics.

    A European-scale event dedicated to Measurement
    • Biennial event
    • Together with the International Congress of Metrology (ICD 2019) 35% of international delegates
    25 Sep 2019
    SIMER 2019: Trade Fair for Measurement and Regulation, Martigues, France
    Discover what's new and meet the industry experts in Measurement and Control at SIMER 2019! Meet your customers and prospects on 25 and 26 September 2019 at the Halle de Martigues. The association SIMER organizes its 27th Exhibition of Industrial Measurement and Regulation. For the profession, this is the event not to be missed.
    25 Sep 2019
    International Conference on Sensors and Electronic Instrumentation, Canary Islands, Spain
    The 5th Annual International Conference on Sensors and Electronic Instrumentation Advances (SEIA' 2019) is a forum for presentation, discussion, and exchange of information and latest research and development results in both theoretical and experimental research in sensors, transducers and their related fields. It brings together researchers, developers, and practitioners from diverse fields including international scientists and engineers from academia, research institutes, and companies to present and discuss the latest results in the field of sensors and measurements.

    The SEIA conference is focusing any significant breakthrough and innovation in Sensors, Electronics, Measuring Instrumentation and Transducers Engineering Advances and its applications with broadest concept. The conference is organized by the International Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA), a professional association, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2019.

    Call for Paper Topics Include:
    • Sensor Instrumentation and Measuring Technology
    • Metrology and Measurement Science
    • Methods of Measurements
    • Calibrations and Standards
    • Measurement of Electrical Quantities
    • Time and Frequency Measurements
    • Measurement of Force, Mass, Torque, Inclination and Acceleration
    • Magnetic Measurements
    • Hardness Measurements
    • Measurement of Geometrical Quantities
    29 Sep 2019
    7th Autumn School METTI (Thermal Measurements and Inverse Techniques), Porquerolles Island (Hyères, South of France)
    Finding causes from measured 'Consequences' using a mathematical model linking the two is an inverse problem. This is met in different areas of physical sciences, especially in Heat Transfer. Techniques for solving inverse problems as well as their applications may seem quite obscure for newcomers to the field. Experimentalists desiring to go beyond traditional data processing techniques for estimating the parameters of a model with the maximum accuracy feel often ill prepared in front of inverse techniques. In order to avoid biases at different levels of this kind of involved task, it seems compulsory that specialists of measurement inversion techniques, modelling techniques and experimental techniques share a wide common culture and language. These exchanges are necessary to take into account the difficulties associated to all these fields. It is in this state of mind that this school is proposed. The METTI Group (Thermal Measurements and Inverse Techniques), which is a division of the French Heat Transfer Society (SFT), has already run or co-organized six similar schools, in the Alps (Aussois, 1995 and 2005), in the Pyrenees (Bolquere-Odeillo, 1999), in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, 2009), in Bretagne (Roscoff, 2011) and in Pays Basque (Biarritz, 2015b). For this seventh edition the school is again open to participants from the European Community with the support of the Eurotherm Committee.
    30 Sep 2019
    CMTS 2019: Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show, Mississauga, Ontario
    Experience more than 3,000,000 lbs of manufacturing equipment in action and connect with 700+ suppliers of technologies and solutions under one roof demonstrating live, working equipment.

    CMTS features the latest in Machine Tools, Tooling, Forming, and Fabricating technologies along with the cutting-edge innovations in Advanced Manufacturing including Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing, Automation and Robotics as well as Design Engineering.

    CMTS 2019 will once again showcase high-level technical sessions and keynote presentations from industry experts along with a host of new networking and interactive experiences for visitors.
    30 Sep 2019
    TWB 1031 MET/CAL® Procedure Development Web-Based Training
    Learn to create procedures with the latest version of MET/CAL®, without leaving your office. This web seminar is offered to MET/CAL® users who need assistance writing procedures but have a limited travel budget.The course is designed for those who are directly involved in the operation of MET/CAL® calibration software and are required to write or modify procedures. The workshop is presented as a five-part, ten-hour course with each two-hour session scheduled on consecutive days, typically from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (Noon) Pacific Standard Time (Everett, Washington USA). Equipment and system requirements of web session: Computer with current version of Microsoft Internet Explorer or other web browser Computer monitor 17 inches or larger Broadband Internet connection Touch-tone telephone near the computer.
    Course topics:
    • Configuring the Run Time
    • Using the Editor
    • Creating Projects, Solutions, PKM, and PXE files
    • Running procedures
    • Learn the use of the Function Select Codes (FSCs) through instructor-presented examples
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    30 Sep 2019
    Principles of Pressure Calibration, Phoenix, Arizona
    A five-day training course on the principles and practices of pressure calibration using digital pressure calibrators and piston gauges (pressure balances).The class is designed to focus on the practical considerations of pressure calibrations.

    Course topics:
    • Fundamental physics of pressure
    • Moves through Metrological terminology
    • Calibration principles
    • Piston gauge fundamentals
    • Day-to-day issues that can influence the quality of a calibration
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    30 Sep 2019
    Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty (EMU 101), Grayslake, Illinois
    This course is a suitable introduction for both calibration and testing laboratory participants, focusing on the concepts and mathematics of the measurement uncertainty evaluation process. The participant will gain an understanding of the statistical techniques required to estimate measurement uncertainty, and will practice those skills to create basic uncertainty budgets.

    Course Content
    • Introduction:
      • The requirement for uncertainty estimates.
      • Uncertainty References, Definitions, The GUM; and other more user-friendly material.
    • Mathematics:
      • Significant digits, scientific notation, and units conversion.
      • Basic statistics used in the GUM.
    • Estimating Uncertainties:
      • Type A and Type B methods.
      • Distributions, confidence levels, standard deviation.
      • Distributions and Applying corrections.
      • Outside limit estimates.
      • How many measurements (sample size).
      • Combination of uncertainties.
      • Correlated vs. uncorrelated.
      • Expanded uncertainty; and confidence intervals.
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    01 Oct 2019
    Applied Measurement Uncertainty for Calibration Laboratories, Grayslake, Illinois
    During this workshop, the participant will be introduced to several tools and techniques that can be applied in the testing laboratory environment to efficiently and effectively create measurement uncertainty budgets which comply with ISO/IEC 17025 requirements. The tools presented are generic in nature such that they may be applied in a variety of testing laboratories.

    Course Content
    • Metrology terminology and definitions.
    • Requirements for metrological traceability.
    • Statistical applications using Microsoft Excel.
    • The uncertainty estimation process.
    • Repeatability and reproducibility methods.
    • Development of the test uncertainty budget.
    • Understanding and reporting measurement uncertainty in test reports.
    After successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:
    1. Discuss the concepts within the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty of Measurement (The GUM);
    2. List and define the contributors for testing laboratory measurement uncertainty estimates;
    3. Determine how contributors are considered for inclusion in the uncertainty budget; and
    4. Build a basic Test Measurement Uncertainty Budget.
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    03 Oct 2019
    ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - effective quality management for labs, French edition, Brussels, Belgium
    The new version of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, which covers the general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, has been published end December 2017.

    During this information session, discover the new technical and organisational requirements for carrying out tests and calibrations in laboratories. In addition, learn how to adapt your own quality management process to meet the new standard.

    During this information session:
    • You will discover the core requirements, key elements and issues of ISO/IEC 17025:2017;
    • You will learn which new components of the standard are vital to your quality management system;
    • You will discover which components of your system you should adjust to comply with ISO/IEC 17025:2017;
    • You will find out how you can perform this adjustment successfully;
    • You will gain insight into the possible interpretations of the standard and the requirements of an accreditation process.
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    07 Oct 2019
    38th Motek 2019: International trade fair for automation in production and assembly, Stuttgart, Germany
    The international trade fair Motek, which takes place in Stuttgart from 07.10.2019 - 10.10.2019, is the world’s leading event in the fields of production and assembly automation, feed technology and material flow, streamlining through handling technology, and industrial handling. As such, Motek is the only trade fair to clearly focus on all aspects of mechanical engineering and automation and on the presentation of entire process chains.

    The consistent target-group orientation is one of Motek’s secrets of success. Focal target groups include automotive, machinery and equipment manufacturing, the electrical and electronics industries, medical engineering and solar production, as well as metal and plastic processing companies in general and their suppliers.
    07 Oct 2019
    MC-205 MET/TEAM® Asset management, Everett, Washington
    This five-day course presents a comprehensive overview of how to use MET/TEAM® Test Equipment and Asset Management Software in an Internet browser to develop your asset management system. You will learn a systematic approach to collect the information you need to manage your lab assets routinely, consistently and completely. You will work in hands-on sessions with the latest version of MET/TEAM® software running on individual computers.

    Course topics:
    • Manage workflow through your entire lab
    • Create types of instruments
    • Add procedures and assign to a type of asset
    • Add assets whether they be metrology recalled assets or non-recalled assets
    • Schedule and generate recalls, including email alerts
    • Receive assets-single or batch
    • Learn what a work order is and how to use it
    • Return assets
    • Generate certificates
    • View business status
    • Enter and manage your parts inventory
    • Track shipping of assets
    • Tool assignment
    • Maintain compliance with regulatory standards
    • Commerce-billing, quoting, contract pricing
    • Customer Portal-how to set up and use read-only access
    • MET/TEAM® Mobile-overview of functionality
    • Problem reports
    • Configuration of system defaults
    • Configure and customize for your business rules
    • Track changes to help comply with 21 CFR Part 11
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    08 Oct 2019
    Dimensional Measurement Training: Level 2 - Measurement Applier, INSPHERE Ltd, Bristol, United Kingdom
    A four day training course building on the knowledge and measurement principles gained through the Level 1 training course.
    Aims & Objectives
    • To provide knowledge and expertise in the application of measurement
    • To enable organisations to save time and money through the implementation of best measurement practice
    • To encourage a planning culture
    Benefits to the learner
    • Application of the fundamental principles of geometrical product specification and measurement tools
    • To understand the fundamental principles of calibration
    • To apply fundamental measurement calculations
    • Respond to measurement results and related uncertainty
    • Communicate, question and plan the measurement process
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    09 Oct 2019
    2019: RAPID + TCT West, Santa Clara, California
    RAPID + TCT has been produced by SME since its inception nearly 30 years ago as an additive manufacturing conference and exposition. The two leaders in additive manufacturing, SME and owner of the TCT Group, Rapid News Publications, joined forces in 2016 to produce the RAPID + TCT event, combining decades of 3D technology insights and experience.

    SME is the definitive industry source for 3D technology knowledge, experience, education, and connections. With a community of over 200,000 people, we are fully committed to the advancement and increased adoption of additive manufacturing technology. We also attract students to exciting careers in manufacturing through contests, design challenges, and dynamic hands-on experiences.

    SME’s Additive Manufacturing Community provides access to experts, connecting you to the world class knowledge that is advancing the manufacturing industry. Technical papers, conference presentations, industry news, videos and webinars keep you on the leading edge of development • and prepare you for what’s next. Our certifications and training courses empower you to take that next step in your career. And our events give you access to the connections and knowledge you need to create your additive manufacturing success story.

    No matter where you are on your journey in additive manufacturing • simply exploring the possibilities, designing new innovations, or facing the challenges of scaling up production, SME is your resource every step of the way.
    09 Oct 2019
    Measurement of humidity and moisture, Aarhus, Denmark
    Acquire knowledge about how humidity and moisture are measured and how the various humidity parameters and units are interconnected. The course covers practical and theoretical aspects of humidity measurements, calibration and maintenance. You will learn how to measure humidity and how the various measures of humidity are interconnected. You will be introduced to different methods for measuring humidity in air and to concepts such as water activity, sorption isotherms and material moisture. You will learn in detail about common instrumentation and methods and guidelines for calibrations and measurements that you can use immediately in your daily work. The course is a combination of lectures and practical exercises which - depending on the number of participants - take place in our state-of-the-art humidity laboratory. The course is designed to be highly interactive to enable you to benefit from the experience of the other participants and the presenters.

    After the course you will have obtained:
    • Knowledge about concepts for humidity and moisture measurements
    • An understanding of the principles of operation of humidity sensors and their instrumentation, especially dew point mirror meters and impedance based sensors
    • An overview of physical principles, treatment of uncertainties, validation of climatic chambers and issues concerning calibration
    • The insight needed to identify sources of error that affect measurements as well as tips and tricks in order to recognize problems.
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    10 Oct 2019
    ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - effective quality management for labs, Dutch edition, Gent, Belgium
    The new version of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, which covers the general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, has been published end December 2017.

    During this information session, discover the new technical and organisational requirements for carrying out tests and calibrations in laboratories. In addition, learn how to adapt your own quality management process to meet the new standard.

    During this information session:
    • You will discover the core requirements, key elements and issues of ISO/IEC 17025:2017;
    • You will learn which new components of the standard are vital to your quality management system;
    • You will discover which components of your system you should adjust to comply with ISO/IEC 17025:2017;
    • You will find out how you can perform this adjustment successfully;
    • You will gain insight into the possible interpretations of the standard and the requirements of an accreditation process.
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    14 Oct 2019
    World Standards Day 2019
    Each year on 14 October, the members of the IEC, ISO and ITU celebrate World Standards Day, which is a means of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as international standards.
    15 Oct 2019
    3rd 3D Metrology Conference 2019, London, United Kingdom
    3DMC is a conference and exhibition dedicated to the application and development of 3D measurement technology for industrial, scientific and cultural purposes. 3DMC will see you in London 2019.
    16 Oct 2019
    QA&TEST®: 18th International Conference on Software QA and Testing, Bilbao, Spain
    It’s our intention to diffuse the latest technological developments in Software Testing and Quality Assurance, and will showcase successful best practices, which may give you a lead in Global Competition. The success of the last editions prove that our formula is flourishing. QA&TEST® is a unique conference and will bring together professionals and experts from different sectors such as: Railways, Aeronautics, Medical Systems, Electronic Devices, Banking, Insurance or Telecommunications.

    QA&TEST® will take place on 16, 17 and 18 October in the beautiful city Bilbao at the Euskalduna Jauregia Conference Centre and Concert Hall.

    QA&TEST® is for decision-makers such as Directors, Programme Managers, Project Managers, as well as Testing Professionals who work in the field of the Software Quality and Testing.

    Because all of this we are proud to say that QA&TEST® is the most important international conference about testing technology, testing systems and testing methodology that will be held in Spain. We hope to give you a warm welcome in October.
    17 Oct 2019
    9th Control, Automotive Testing Equipment, Metrology and Industrial Software Exhibition, Bakirköy, Turkey
    Control, Automotive Testing Equipment, Metrology and Industrial Software Exhibiton is a 3 day event being held from 17th October to 19th October 2019 at the Istanbul World Trade Center in Bakirköy, Turkey. Kalite’19 is the unique event that will gather all products from metrology equipment to calibration systems and co-ordinate measuring machines, laboratory machinery/equipment to quality assurance consultants etc. in the Auto & Automotive, Scientific Instruments industries.
    21 Oct 2019
    70th International Astronautical Congress 2019, Washington, D.C.
    At IAC 2019, you can expect nearly 200 technical sessions, daily plenary sessions, panel discussions and special events that will inspire global innovations in space.

    The congress theme, “Space: The Power of the Past, and the Promise of the Future” provides a foundation for a program that will bring together people all over the world who have been involved in some of the most pivotal space endeavors, as well as the international technical experts and scientists who are making the biggest breakthroughs of our day—including those who are on the brink of the next big leap for mankind. Sign up for e-mail alerts about IAC 2019
    21 Oct 2019
    ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Lead Assessor Training, Phoenix, Arizona
    Develop your expertise and value as an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 specialist. Review, write, and understand ISO/IEC 17025:2017 nonconformances. Hone your skills; understand the rigors of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. This course is invaluable for new assessors and as a refresher for long-time assessors of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. Consultants who help transition clients from other ISO standards and from the 2005 version to the requirements of the latest ISO/IEC 17025:2017 will also benefit from this course.

    The 4.5-day ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Training course is designed to further develop your understanding of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and help you understand how to plan and lead an ISO/IEC 17025 assessment. Attendees will gain an understanding of uncertainty, traceability, and PT/ILC and how they are assessed. This course will prepare you to meet technical demands of the assessment while providing practical exercises to aid comprehension.Attending an ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Training course is just one of the necessary steps in becoming a contract assessor for an accreditation body.
    Learning Objectives:
    • Understand all the elements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
    • Cover the full range of assessment techniques, good practices, and assessor responsibilities.
    • Benefit from practical assessment exercises.
    • Gain an understanding and assessing uncertainty, traceability, and PT/ILC.
    • Get practical experience of planning, running, and reporting on assessments.
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    21 Oct 2019
    Certified Quality Technician Certification Preparation, Phoenix, Arizona
    Reinforce your current understanding of the Certified Quality Technician (CQT) Body of Knowledge. Get practice in applications that may not be used every day, and become familiar with “exam-style” questions throughout the course.

    Students receive course materials and a copy of ASQ’s Certified Quality Technician Handbook: Second Edition. Please bring a non-programmable calculator to class (T130 is recommended).

    Note: This course is a refresher and, due to time limitations, is not intended to cover all the components of the Body of Knowledge in great depth. Taking this course does not constitute, nor imply, the successful passing of the ASQ Certified Quality Technician examination.
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    21 Oct 2019
    MET-101 Basic Hands-On Metrology, Everett, Washington
    This course introduces the student to basic measurement concepts, basic electronics related to measurement instruments and math used in calibration. We will also teach various techniques used to make good measurements using calibration equipment. The student will be competent to make measurements after passing the final exam. Attendees of this course should have a basic understanding of math, algebra, physics and science. Some hands-on experience in plant process maintenance, process calibration or meter calibration is helpful but not required.

    Course topics:
    • Introduction to measurement
    • Safety in the cal lab
    • Math for the calibration specialist
    • Basic electronics for metrology
    • Working and secondary standards
    • Lab instrumentation and precautions
    • Environmental impact on measurement uncertainty
    • Understanding and using instrumentation specifications
    • Important considerations regarding cables, connectors, and adapters
    • What is a "guard" and when to use it
    • Digital multimeters calibration principles
    • Basic thermometry calibration principles
    • Basic pressure calibration methods and techniques
    • Handheld scope calibration considerations and concerns
    • Documentary quality standards and the calibration professional
    • Course exam
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    21 Oct 2019
    Advanced Piston Gauge Metrology, Phoenix, Arizona
    Focus is on the theory, use and calibration of piston gauges and dead weight testers.

    Course topics:
    • Complete Piston Gauge theory including term by term discussion of the pressure equation
    • Review of all Piston Gauge modes and calculation of required mass loads for each
    • How to maintain and calibrate the piston gauge metrological elements
    • History and challenges in traceability of Piston Gauges
    • Determination of effective area by dimensional characterization and crossfloat
    • Hands on crossfloat of gas and hydraulic piston-cylinders
    • Calibration of crossfloating to determine the effective area of piston-cylinders
    • Sources of uncertainty and uncertainty analysis of pressure and effective area
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    22 Oct 2019
    The Quality Show, Rosemont, Illinois
    The Quality Show, launched in 2015, is a 3-day tradeshow dedicated to connecting quality manufacturing professionals with process improvement vendors for all things QUALITY. Thousands of manufacturing professionals and engineers come to network, attend education sessions and take home actionable solutions that can improve quality in your manufacturing planning.
    22 Oct 2019
    SOUTH-TEC 2019, Greenville, South Carolina
    SOUTH-TEC draws manufacturing suppliers, distributors and equipment builders from across North America and around the world, bringing them together in Greenville, South Carolina. With hundreds of exhibiting companies, attendees can find all the latest technologies and services, plus the experts who build them, ready to demonstrate solutions that can help them grow their business. Visitors can make side-by-side comparisons, discover integrated equipment, hear about industry trends and forecasts, and leverage their purchasing power. SOUTH-TEC is the single best source to discover the next evolution of your industry!
    22 Oct 2019
    WITS Wichita Industrial Trade Show 2019, Wichita, Kansas
    The Wichita Industrial Trade Show (WITS) will be held at Century II Expo Hall 225 W. Douglas, Wichita KS. Since 1974, WITS has been a significant marketplace for buyers in the Midwest. The Show has exhibitors from all sectors of our industrial community to present their services, machinery and equipment to the manufacturing community. Admission to the Exhibitor Area and the Seminars are FREE. No one under 14 years of age. 2017 WITS Brochure
    22 Oct 2019
    Dimensional Measurement Training: Level 1 - Measurement User, INSPHERE Ltd, Bristol, United Kingdom
    A three day training course introducing dimensional metrology, the importance of good measurement practice and the right measurement behaviours.
    Aims & Objectives
    • To provide underpinning knowledge and expertise in using measurement tools and an appreciation of the importance of measurement
    • The deliver practical training for people who are required to use dimensional measurement techniques to complete their daily tasks
    • To instil and encourage a questioning culture
    Benefits to the learner:
    • To understand the importance of using the correct measurement tools for varying applications
    • Give delegates a sense of responsibility for the measurement process and its practical application
    • Hands-on experience of why measurement is critical to the entire manufacturing engineering process
    • To encourage learners to develop a measurement strategy in the workplace
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    22 Oct 2019
    ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Awareness, Denham Grove, United Kingdom
    This course aims to provide an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. In particular how the business processes of individual laboratories may be informed and enhanced in meeting its requirements. The course focuses from a personal perspective, reflecting primarily on the structure, resource, process, management and general requirements. The course will enable delegates to gain an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and its function as a framework for demonstrating competence and to gain an understanding of conformity - all of which is achieved through a combination of presentations, exercises and discussion.
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    22 Oct 2019
    Laboratory Internal Audit, Denham Grove, Uxbridge, United Kingdom
    All laboratories need to carry out an internal audit of their business processes and performance of tests and calibrations to ensure delivery of a competent service to their clients. An accredited laboratory needs to check not only that laboratory personnel at all levels are implementing the prescribed processes but also that its systems and practices are compatible with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.

    The course aims to help delegates gain a sound understanding of the internal audit process and its value to management. This interactive course allows delegates to gain confidence in performing an internal audit through role-play. Click here to download a course programme.
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    22 Oct 2019
    Automotive Testing Expo, Novi, Michigan
    If you need to reduce development time, increase quality and decrease product failures, you need to attend Automotive Testing Expo! The event is America’s world's largest vehicle and component testing and validation technology and services exhibition, featuring almost 400 exhibitors and attracting over 6,000 attendees.

    Visitors can expect to see the latest in ADAS testing, NVH measurement tools, test rigs, simulation packages, durability testing technologies, crash testing know-how, dynamometers, emission measurement systems and dynamic assessment tools, as well as countless service providers such as proving grounds and test facilities.
    23 Oct 2019
    Uncertainty Analysis - Training Course, Aarhus, Denmark
    Get the practical and theoretical aspects of ensuring traceability in measurements with emphasis on methods for use and calibration of equipment. Measurements are the basis of all commercial decisions and the uncertainty is an assessment of the risk of making wrong decisions. They influence our decisions in quality control, the operation of industrial plant and product sale and purchase and can in this way be directly profit related. Traceability of measurements ensures integrity of the results and that the results will be understood by other people. Calibration is the process that ensures that instruments are accurate and reliable and a part of the process of ensuring that the measurements are traceable. The course covers the practical and theoretical aspects of ensuring traceability in measurements with emphasis on methods for use and calibration of equipment. It will provide you with a set of skills and tools that you can immediately use at your workplace and give you a clear step-by-step approach to uncertainty estimation with practical examples. The course also outlines statistical decision-making. The fundamental concepts are taught by exploring a variety of real world applications and the necessary statistical concepts. There will be a number of theoretical exercises during the course.

    After the course you will have obtained:
    • An understanding of the concepts involved in the calculation of measurement uncertainty
    • Skills necessary to calculate measurement uncertainty in a practical and pragmatic manner
    • Knowledge necessary to apply ISO’s Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement successfully at the workplace.
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    24 Oct 2019
    Internal Auditing Best Practices, Webinar
    This 2 hour webinar will consider internal auditing techniques and best practices that are used by a metrology laboratory to comply with ISO/IEC 17025:2017 criteria.
    Learning Objectives:
    During this webinar, using your notes and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 or NIST Handbook 143, you will:
    • IDENTIFY internal auditing criteria (Section 8.8) in ISO/IEC 17025:2017 & NIST Handbook 143;
    • IDENTIFY the steps of an audit cycle;
    • DESCRIBE the difference between a “desk audit,” “functional audit,” “technical audit,” and “management system audit”;
    • IDENTIFY template checklists and other tools that can be used to successfully document the audit process; and
    • APPLY best practices to conduct an effective internal management system audit within your laboratory.
    Pre-Work:
    • Read ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Section 8.8 Internal Auditing. Review your laboratory management system Audit policy (quality manual), procedure, and associated forms. Review the most recent internal audit documentation (e.g., audit checklist and objective evidence).
    • Write a short essay describing specific challenges you (or your laboratory) have with operating an internal auditing system and/or specific questions that you hope to address by participating in this learning event.
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    27 Oct 2019
    2019 IEEE - Sensors, Montreal, QC, Canada
    The IEEE Sensors Conference is a forum for presentation, discussion, and exchange of state-of-the art information including the latest research and development in sensors and their related fields. It brings together researchers, developers, and practitioners from diverse fields including international scientists and engineers from academia, research institutes, and companies to present and discuss the latest results in the general field of sensors.
    28 Oct 2019
    34th ASPE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    The American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE) is honored to host its 34th Annual Meeting in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania. ASPE holds its Annual Meeting in the fall of each year (usually late October or early November). Topics covered at the Annual Meetings oftentimes include but are not limited to Applications of Precision Engineering in Manufacturing, Precision Fabrication and Assembly, Design of Precision Machines and Instruments, Control of Precision Machines and Processes, Machine Tool Metrology, Dimensional Metrology, Ultraprecision Machining, Grinding, Polishing, and Lapping, Design and Fabrication of Structured Surfaces, Micro-Electromechanical Devices, Nanotechnology, Optics, Optical Metrology and Interferometry, Scanning Probe Microscopy, Surface Metrology, Novel Equipment and Processes, Measurement Uncertainty and Biomedical Engineering. The location varies from year to year and is always held in U.S. cities promising to offer many attractions and easy access to surroundings. As the premier precision engineering conference in the U.S., each Annual Meeting offers the latest in precision engineering research through presentations from national and international speakers. Participants in the Annual Meeting have the opportunity to exchange ideas with internationally renowned experts in the field via the various activities listed below.
    28 Oct 2019
    ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), Portland, Oregon
    This course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

    Course Content
    1. Course Introduction
    2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
    3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
    4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
      1. New Definitions and Concepts
      2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
      3. Organizational and Management Structure
      4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
      5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
      6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
    5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
    6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
    7. Participation in proficiency testing
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    02 Nov 2019
    Dimensional Measurement Training: Level 1 - Measurement User, INSPHERE Ltd Bristol, United Kingdom
    A three day training course introducing dimensional metrology, the importance of good measurement practice and the right measurement behaviours.
    Aims & Objectives
    • To provide underpinning knowledge and expertise in using measurement tools and an appreciation of the importance of measurement
    • The deliver practical training for people who are required to use dimensional measurement techniques to complete their daily tasks
    • To instil and encourage a questioning culture
    Benefits to the learner:
    • To understand the importance of using the correct measurement tools for varying applications
    • Give delegates a sense of responsibility for the measurement process and its practical application
    • Hands-on experience of why measurement is critical to the entire manufacturing engineering process
    • To encourage learners to develop a measurement strategy in the workplace
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    03 Nov 2019
    ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Introduction, Implementation and Internal Auditor, Qatar City Centre Rotana Hotel, Doha
    Learn everything you need to know about ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory accreditation. We’ll take you through every stage of the certification journey on our ISO/IEC 17025 Introduction, Implementation and Internal Auditor training course. Start with a detailed overview of the standard and its requirements. And discover how to meet these in your laboratory by implementing an ISO/IEC 17025 quality control system. Our experts will also explain auditing techniques so you can maintain accreditation by monitoring, assessing and improving performance.
    Learning Objectives:
    • The requirements and scope of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard
    • How to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025
    • The principles and application of quality control
    • Understand the laboratory accreditation process
    • How to monitor and continually improve quality control processes
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    04 Nov 2019
    Gas Flow calibration using molbloc/molbox, Phoenix, Arizona
    Gas Flow Calibration Using molbloc/molbox is a four day training course in the operation and maintenance of a Fluke Calibration molbloc/molbox system. The course’s central objective is to assure optimum system use. Equipment The molsystems used in class examples consist of:
    • molbox1+
    • molbox RFM
    • molbloc-L and molbloc-S, various ranges
    • molstic-L and molstic-S mounting systems
    • MFC switchbox and MFC-CB
    • COMPASS® for Flow calibration software
    Devices under test (DUTs), various examples Students are encouraged to bring devices under test or other hardware that will enable them to more closely duplicate the actual application in which their system is used. This course is intended for technicians, managers and engineers that are current or future molsystem users or are responsible for molsystem implementation. The course is frequently attended by potential customers to help them determine an optional molbloc/molbox system configuration for their application.
    Course topics:
    • Review of the fundamentals of mass flow measurement
    • Operating theory of molbloc/molbox
    • Detailed use of a molsystem to perform a variety of typical calibration and measurement tasks
    • Proper techniques for test setup, operation and data collection, both manually and with COMPASS®
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    04 Nov 2019
    Introduction to Mechanical Drawings and GD&T, Plymouth, Minnesota
    This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic components, sections, views, terminology and graphical representation of engineering drawings.
    Course outline:
    The evolution of engineering drawings, Related engineering standards, Review of terms and definitions.
    The components of a blueprint
    • Line types
    • Dimensions (baseline, chainline, coordinate, basic & reference)
    • Tolerances (linear, angular, bilateral, unilateral)
    • Symbols
    • Border
    • Title block
    • Revision block
    • Notes (general & specific)
    Basic drafting conventions
    • Third angle projection vs first angle projection
    • Isometric views
    • Orthographic views
    • Section views
    Evaluating a sample part
    Exercises to reinforce views, projections and drafting practices

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    05 Nov 2019
    Uncertainty of Measurement, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Drawing on experience of training skills of estimating uncertainty of measurement to more than two thousand testing and calibration practitioners over the years, this course aims to provide delegates with an appreciation of the concept of uncertainty of measurement in both a testing and calibration environment, and uses a combination of lectures and interactive exercises and demonstrations to take delegates through the process of calculating uncertainties.
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    05 Nov 2019
    GD&T - Intermediate Principles, Plymouth, Minnesota
    Course outline:
    Theory and rules of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing: Introduction
    • Rule 1 on feature size
    • Rules 2 & 3 on material condition principles applied to features
    • Pitch diameter rule
    • Comparison of changes between ANSI U14.5M-1982 and ASME Y14.5.1M-1994
    Linear transformation to GD&T
    • Implications of +/- tolerancing
    • Conversion of square zone to diametral
    • Datums and datum features
    Datum precedence
    • Planar datum features
    • Datum features of size
    • Inclined datums
    • Compound datums
    • Datum targets & partial datum features
    • MMC, LMC & RFS applied to datum features
    • Introduction to multiple hole patterns defined as a single datum
    • 14 geometric symbols
    Symbols & definitions
    • Tolerance zones
    • Actual mating envelope
    • Supporting symbology
    • Feature control frames
    Single-segment feature control frames
    • Composite feature control frames
    • 2D analysis of single-segment & composite feature control frames
    • Virtual condition principles
    • Simultaneous requirements
    • Beginning levels of 3D analysis
    • Beginning analysis of measurement applications
    Negative implications of specific measurement procedures
    • Analysis of data from case studies and formula calculations
    • Position calculation exercises & review of general guidelines
    • Global simplification of GD&T
    GD&T boundary comparisons
    • Reduction of symbology (14 symbols down to 3)
    • Preview of GD&T Level III: Advanced Applications & Analysis
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    06 Nov 2019
    Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty (EMU 101), Frederick, Maryland
    This course is a suitable introduction for both calibration and testing laboratory participants, focusing on the concepts and mathematics of the measurement uncertainty evaluation process. The participant will gain an understanding of the statistical techniques required to estimate measurement uncertainty, and will practice those skills to create basic uncertainty budgets.

    Course Content
    • Introduction:
      • The requirement for uncertainty estimates.
      • Uncertainty References, Definitions, The GUM; and other more user-friendly material.
    • Mathematics:
      • Significant digits, scientific notation, and units conversion.
      • Basic statistics used in the GUM.
    • Estimating Uncertainties:
      • Type A and Type B methods.
      • Distributions, confidence levels, standard deviation.
      • Distributions and Applying corrections.
      • Outside limit estimates.
      • How many measurements (sample size).
      • Combination of uncertainties.
      • Correlated vs. uncorrelated.
      • Expanded uncertainty; and confidence intervals.
      More ⇒
    07 Nov 2019
    WE19 - Society of Women Engineers, Anaheim, California
    WE19, brought to you by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), will attract a global audience of women at all stages of their engineering careers. Plan now to join us for incredible networking, outstanding professional development, a thriving career fair and unbeatable inspiration. This annual conference brings together leaders, businesses, organizations, universities and professionals in the industry for a global exchange for change. Members from every facet of engineering and science will converge to swap strategies, share educational insights and meet likeminded individuals. SWE is a powerful force for diversity in the workplace, pushing to provide a voice and a place for women in engineering.
    07 Nov 2019
    GD&T - Advanced Applications, Plymouth, Minnesota
    Course outline:
    In-depth analysis & implications of advanced ASME Y14.5 principles
    • Multiple feature patterns used to define a single datum & negative implications of using "non-functional" surfaces as datum features
    • 3D analysis of composite position callouts in relationship to multiple hole patterns defined as single datums
    • Calculations for determining allowable position tolerance for floating and fixed fastener designs
    • Positioning holes and patterns of holes at "zero tolerance" for optimizing manufacturability and critical cost reductions
    • Positioning functional coaxial cylinders from independent datum features vs. to each other and defined as compound datum features
    • Boundary principles used with profile for non-cylindrical shapes
    • Contoured surfaces as datum features
    • Mathematical definitions and implications of ASME Y14.5.1M-1994
    • Surface roughness implications for features of size and form constraints
    • Optimization strategies in applications and analysis of design, manufacturing, and measurement
    Common error implications of dimensioning & tolerancing of tooling and functional gaging, based on product designs
    • Negative implications of common incorrect measurement procedures on CMMs and procedures to resolve/minimize problems
    • Profile definitions and boundary implications in corner transition areas
    • Uncertainty implications of ASME Y14.5 and transformation/development efforts that affect all technical areas
    • Chracterization of physical-to-functional heirarchies and the importance of this analysis to realizing optimum functional intent
    • Examination of students' drawings with an eye toward making them clearer so as to optimize design intent and maximize ROI
    • Advanced tolerancing development within ASME Y14.5
    Extension principles for datums used in non-standard designs
    • Complex 3D profile geometry and tolerance boundaries
    • Critical simplification of ASME Y14.5
    • Statistical tolerancing
    • Implications of GD&T for Six-sigma initiatives and product reliability
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    07 Nov 2019
    Applied Measurement Uncertainty for Calibration Laboratories, Frederick, Maryland
    During this workshop, the participant will be introduced to several tools and techniques that can be applied in the testing laboratory environment to efficiently and effectively create measurement uncertainty budgets which comply with ISO/IEC 17025 requirements. The tools presented are generic in nature such that they may be applied in a variety of testing laboratories.

    Course Content
    • Metrology terminology and definitions.
    • Requirements for metrological traceability.
    • Statistical applications using Microsoft Excel.
    • The uncertainty estimation process.
    • Repeatability and reproducibility methods.
    • Development of the test uncertainty budget.
    • Understanding and reporting measurement uncertainty in test reports.
    After successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:
    1. Discuss the concepts within the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty of Measurement (The GUM);
    2. List and define the contributors for testing laboratory measurement uncertainty estimates;
    3. Determine how contributors are considered for inclusion in the uncertainty budget; and
    4. Build a basic Test Measurement Uncertainty Budget.
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    11 Nov 2019
    FABTECH 2019: Chicago, Illinois
    North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event heads to the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta in 2018. FABTECH provides a convenient ´one-stop shop’ venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, and find the tools to improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions to all of your metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing needs.
    11 Nov 2019
    MC-206 Basic MET/CAL® Procedure Writing, Everett, Washington
    In this five-day Basic MET/CAL® Procedure Writing course, you will learn to configure MET/CAL® software to create, edit, and maintain calibration solutions, projects and procedures. Acquire the knowledge to program more effectively in the MET/CAL® language using all the features of the software. The majority of the class time is spent in hands-on development of MET/CAL® procedures and reports The Basic MET/CAL® Procedure Writing course is designed for cal lab personnel who have hands-on experience with the operation of MET/CAL® software prior to attending the class.

    Course topics:
    • Basic operation of MET/CAL® software
    • Adding standards
    • Using non-reference standards
    • Running reports
    • Customizing the run prompts
    • Overview of the Function Selection Codes (FSC)
    • Examples of MATH and LIB FSCs
    • Examples of IEEE, SCPI and PORT FSCs
    • Establishing uncertainty in MET/CAL®software
    • Complete a working procedure for a Fluke handheld DMM
    • Test your procedure using a Fluke calibrator
    • Full results table
    • Examples of uncertainty in a procedure
    • Using Crystal Reports
      MC-206 Basic MET/CAL® Procedure Writing Course Outline (190.58 KB)
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    12 Nov 2019
    21st International Conference on Electromagnetic Metrology, Venice, Italy
    The ICEM 2019 event aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Electromagnetic Metrology. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Electromagnetic Metrology.
    Call for Contributions:
    Prospective authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Electromagnetic Metrology are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.
    12 Nov 2019
    Practical Temperature Calibration, American Fork, Utah
    A three-day course loaded with valuable principles and hands-on training designed to help calibration technicians and engineers get a solid base of temperature calibration fundamentals. The course material, developed by Fluke calibration experts, is taken from years of technical support experience covering common temperature calibration questions and is based on the techniques used in our world-class calibration laboratories.

    Course topics:
    • Accreditation issues
    • Risk Assessment
    • Future changes in temperature traceability
    • Realizing a triple-point of water
    • How to check RTPW
    • How to calibrate a metrology well
    • How to maintain a temperature calibration equipment
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    19 Nov 2019
    Space Tech Expo Europe, Bremen, Germany
    Find the Latest Manufacturing Solutions at Europe’s Meeting Place for Space Technology & Innovation. This free-to-attend exhibition will showcase the very latest technology for the designing, manufacturing and testing of spacecraft, satellite, launch vehicle and space-related technologies, bringing together engineers, systems integrators, contractors and suppliers in commercial, government and military space.
    20 Nov 2019
    Rockwell Automation Expo 2019, Chicago, Illinois
    Automation Fair® is the premier industrial automation event offering unmeasurable knowledge and skill-building opportunities in just two days. With over 150 exhibits and more than 400 hours of education opportunities, Automation Fair offers you and your team the ability to:
    • Experience innovative technologies and trends
    • Accelerate your expertise and skillset
    • Transform your business
    Discover how you can take full advantage of the latest automation innovations. Automation Fair® showcases the latest products, technologies and solutions from Rockwell Automation and our PartnerNetworkÿ members.
    01 Dec 2019
    ICOMA 2019 : 21st International Conference on Optical Metrology and Applications, Sydney, Australia
    The ICOMA 2019: 21st International Conference on Optical Metrology and Applications aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Optical Metrology and Applications. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Optical Metrology and Applications.
    02 Dec 2019
    21st International Conference on Optical Metrology and Applications, Sydney, Australia
    The ICOMA 2019 event aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Optical Metrology and Applications. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Optical Metrology and Applications.
    Call for Contributions:
    Prospective authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Optical Metrology and Applications are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.
    03 Dec 2019
    ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Awareness, Denham Grove, United Kingdom
    This course aims to provide an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. In particular how the business processes of individual laboratories may be informed and enhanced in meeting its requirements. The course focuses from a personal perspective, reflecting primarily on the structure, resource, process, management and general requirements. The course will enable delegates to gain an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and its function as a framework for demonstrating competence and to gain an understanding of conformity - all of which is achieved through a combination of presentations, exercises and discussion.
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    03 Dec 2019
    ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), Waltham, Maine
    This course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

    Course Content
    1. Course Introduction
    2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
    3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
    4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
      1. New Definitions and Concepts
      2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
      3. Organizational and Management Structure
      4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
      5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
      6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
    5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
    6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
    7. Participation in proficiency testing
      More ⇒
    04 Dec 2019
    ENGIMACH 2019: Engineering, Machinery and Machine Tool Exhibition, Gandhinagar, India
    ENGIMACH 2019 Asia's Most Dynamic Engineering, Machine Tools & Automation Show. The show will be held on 04-08 Dec 2019 in Gandhinagar, India. It is one of the biggest and fastest growing application space for lasers in materials processing, offering an optimal mix of cut quality, productivity, Lower power consumption and low operating costs. The Show Will Exhibits Products Such As Automation, Gears, Motor & Drive, Hand Tools, Wood Working Machinery, Chemical & Pharma Machinery, Press Brakes & Shears, Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation, Machine Tools, Welding & Welding Consumables, Software Technology, Cad/Cam, Testing & Measuring Equipment, Metal Forming M/C., Drilling Machine Energy Conservation, Water Treatment & Specially Chemicals, Wire & Cables, Power Tools, Air Compressor, Material Handling, Die & Moulding.
    08 Dec 2019
    ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Introduction, Implementation and Internal Auditor, Dubai, U.A.E.
    Learn everything you need to know about ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory accreditation. We’ll take you through every stage of the certification journey on our ISO/IEC 17025 Introduction, Implementation and Internal Auditor training course. Start with a detailed overview of the standard and its requirements. And discover how to meet these in your laboratory by implementing an ISO/IEC 17025 quality control system. Our experts will also explain auditing techniques so you can maintain accreditation by monitoring, assessing and improving performance.
    Learning Objectives:
    • The requirements and scope of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard
    • How to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025
    • The principles and application of quality control
    • Understand the laboratory accreditation process
    • How to monitor and continually improve quality control processes
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    09 Dec 2019
    ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Lead Assessor Training, New Orleans, Louisiana
    Develop your expertise and value as an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 specialist. Review, write, and understand ISO/IEC 17025:2017 nonconformances. Hone your skills; understand the rigors of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. This course is invaluable for new assessors and as a refresher for long-time assessors of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. Consultants who help transition clients from other ISO standards and from the 2005 version to the requirements of the latest ISO/IEC 17025:2017 will also benefit from this course.

    The 4.5-day ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Training course is designed to further develop your understanding of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and help you understand how to plan and lead an ISO/IEC 17025 assessment. Attendees will gain an understanding of uncertainty, traceability, and PT/ILC and how they are assessed. This course will prepare you to meet technical demands of the assessment while providing practical exercises to aid comprehension.Attending an ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Training course is just one of the necessary steps in becoming a contract assessor for an accreditation body.
    Learning Objectives:
    • Understand all the elements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
    • Cover the full range of assessment techniques, good practices, and assessor responsibilities.
    • Benefit from practical assessment exercises.
    • Gain an understanding and assessing uncertainty, traceability, and PT/ILC.
    • Get practical experience of planning, running, and reporting on assessments.
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    09 Dec 2019
    ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111), Las Vegas, Nevada
    This course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard. The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

    Course Content
    1. Course Introduction
    2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
    3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
    4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
      1. New Definitions and Concepts
      2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
      3. Organizational and Management Structure
      4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
      5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
      6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
    5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
    6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
    7. Participation in proficiency testing
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    10 Dec 2019
    Dimensional Measurement Training: Level 2 - Measurement Applier, INSPHERE Ltd, Bristol, United Kingdom
    A four day training course building on the knowledge and measurement principles gained through the Level 1 training course.
    Aims & Objectives
    • To provide knowledge and expertise in the application of measurement
    • To enable organisations to save time and money through the implementation of best measurement practice
    • To encourage a planning culture
    Benefits to the learner
    • Application of the fundamental principles of geometrical product specification and measurement tools
    • To understand the fundamental principles of calibration
    • To apply fundamental measurement calculations
    • Respond to measurement results and related uncertainty
    • Communicate, question and plan the measurement process
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    11 Dec 2019
    Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty (EMU 101), Frederick, Maryland
    Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty (EMU 101), http://www.a2la.org/events/introduction-to-measurement-uncertainty-emu-101 This course is a suitable introduction for both calibration and testing laboratory participants, focusing on the concepts and mathematics of the measurement uncertainty evaluation process. The participant will gain an understanding of the statistical techniques required to estimate measurement uncertainty, and will practice those skills to create basic uncertainty budgets.

    Course Content
    • Introduction:
      • The requirement for uncertainty estimates.
      • Uncertainty References, Definitions, The GUM; and other more user-friendly material.
    • Mathematics:
      • Significant digits, scientific notation, and units conversion.
      • Basic statistics used in the GUM.
    • Estimating Uncertainties:
      • Type A and Type B methods.
      • Distributions, confidence levels, standard deviation.
      • Distributions and Applying corrections.
      • Outside limit estimates.
      • How many measurements (sample size).
      • Combination of uncertainties.
      • Correlated vs. uncorrelated.
      • Expanded uncertainty; and confidence intervals.
      More ⇒
    12 Dec 2019
    21st International Conference on Metrology and Inspection, Rome, Italy
    The ICMI 2019 event aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Metrology and Inspection. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Metrology and Inspection.
    Call for Contributions:
    Prospective authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Metrology and Inspection are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.
    12 Dec 2019
    Seminar - Refresher für externe Auditoren, Nürnberg, Germany
    Rechtliche und Technische Entwicklungen für Auditoren der Normen ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 / ISO 45001 und ISO 50001 (V8274). Diese Veranstaltung richtet sich an externe Umwelt-, Arbeitsschutz- und Energiemanagementauditoren, die ihr Fachwissen auffrischen möchten, im speziellen an DQS Auditoren. Mehr ⇒
    12 Dec 2019
    Applied Measurement Uncertainty for Calibration Laboratories, Frederick, Maryland
    During this workshop, the participant will be introduced to several tools and techniques that can be applied in the testing laboratory environment to efficiently and effectively create measurement uncertainty budgets which comply with ISO/IEC 17025 requirements. The tools presented are generic in nature such that they may be applied in a variety of testing laboratories.

    Course Content
    • Metrology terminology and definitions.
    • Requirements for metrological traceability.
    • Statistical applications using Microsoft Excel.
    • The uncertainty estimation process.
    • Repeatability and reproducibility methods.
    • Development of the test uncertainty budget.
    • Understanding and reporting measurement uncertainty in test reports.
    After successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:
    1. Discuss the concepts within the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty of Measurement (The GUM);
    2. List and define the contributors for testing laboratory measurement uncertainty estimates;
    3. Determine how contributors are considered for inclusion in the uncertainty budget; and
    4. Build a basic Test Measurement Uncertainty Budget.
    More ⇒
    06 Jan 2020
    AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (AIAA SciTech 2020), Orlando, Florida
    From its creation in 1963, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has organized conferences to serve the aerospace profession as part of its core mission. Spanning over 70 technical discipline areas, AIAA’s conferences provide scientists, engineers, and technologists the opportunity to present and disseminate their work in structured technical paper and poster sessions, learn about new technologies and advances from other presenters, further their professional development, and expand their professional networks that furthers their work.
    14 Jan 2020
    Laboratory Internal Audit, Manchester, United Kingdom
    All laboratories need to carry out an internal audit of their business processes and performance of tests and calibrations to ensure delivery of a competent service to their clients. An accredited laboratory needs to check not only that laboratory personnel at all levels are implementing the prescribed processes but also that its systems and practices are compatible with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.

    The course aims to help delegates gain a sound understanding of the internal audit process and its value to management. This interactive course allows delegates to gain confidence in performing an internal audit through role-play.
    Click here to download a course programme.
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    04 Feb 2020
    Uncertainty of Measurement, Denham Grove, Uxbridge, United Kingdom
    Drawing on experience of training skills of estimating uncertainty of measurement to more than two thousand testing and calibration practitioners over the years, this course aims to provide delegates with an appreciation of the concept of uncertainty of measurement in both a testing and calibration environment, and uses a combination of lectures and interactive exercises and demonstrations to take delegates through the process of calculating uncertainties.
    Click here to download a course programme.
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    12 Feb 2020
    Preparation for Laboratory Accreditation, UKAS Head Office, Staines, United Kingdom
    The course covers the key aspects associated with the accreditation process and provides laboratory personnel preparing for accreditation and initial assessment with important information regarding ISO/IEC 17025.
    Click here to download a course programme.
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    14 Feb 2020
    ICMAMSA 2020 : 22nd International Conference on Metrology for Aerospace and Monitoring Systems in Aerospace, Havana, Cuba
    The ICMAMSA 2020: 22nd International Conference on Metrology for Aerospace and Monitoring Systems in Aerospace aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Metrology for Aerospace and Monitoring Systems in Aerospace. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Metrology for Aerospace and Monitoring Systems in Aerospace.
    03 Mar 2020
    MSA 2020: Metrology Society of Australasia Measurement Conference, Australia
    The MSA Conference brings together like-minded scientific, industrial, business and technical practitioners for an opportunity to learn and get acquainted with the latest advances and tools in the field of metrology.

    The conference will present a mix of case studies, presentations and training workshops which showcase best practice, research, innovation and success in the world of calibration and measurement.
    03 Mar 2020
    ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Awareness, Denham Grove, United Kingdom
    This course aims to provide an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. In particular how the business processes of individual laboratories may be informed and enhanced in meeting its requirements. The course focuses from a personal perspective, reflecting primarily on the structure, resource, process, management and general requirements. The course will enable delegates to gain an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and its function as a framework for demonstrating competence and to gain an understanding of conformity - all of which is achieved through a combination of presentations, exercises and discussion.
    Click here to download a course programme.
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    10 Mar 2020
    Laboratory Internal Audit, Denham Grove, Uxbridge, United Kingdom
    All laboratories need to carry out an internal audit of their business processes and performance of tests and calibrations to ensure delivery of a competent service to their clients. An accredited laboratory needs to check not only that laboratory personnel at all levels are implementing the prescribed processes but also that its systems and practices are compatible with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.

    The course aims to help delegates gain a sound understanding of the internal audit process and its value to management. This interactive course allows delegates to gain confidence in performing an internal audit through role-play. Click here to download a course programme. More ⇒
    18 Mar 2020
    PROMTEHEXPO Siberian Industrial and Innovative Forum, Omsk, Russia
    Promtechexpo will feature Metallurgical machine building, general machine building, robotics and automation, instrument making, non-destructive testing and technical diagnosis in industry, laboratory control in industry, measuring instruments, product quality control systems, nanomaterials and nanotechnology etc.

    Topics Include:
    • Metallurgical machine building
    • General mechanical engineering
    • Robotics and automation. Instrument making
    • Non-destructive testing and technical diagnostics in industry
    • Laboratory control in industry
    • Measuring instruments
    • Quality control systems
    • Components and components, technological equipment, software
    • Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies
    06 Apr 2020
    2020: RAPID + TCT, Detroit, Michigan
    RAPID + TCT has been produced by SME since its inception nearly 30 years ago as an additive manufacturing conference and exposition. The two leaders in additive manufacturing, SME and owner of the TCT Group, Rapid News Publications, joined forces in 2016 to produce the RAPID + TCT event, combining decades of 3D technology insights and experience.

    SME is the definitive industry source for 3D technology knowledge, experience, education, and connections. With a community of over 200,000 people, we are fully committed to the advancement and increased adoption of additive manufacturing technology. We also attract students to exciting careers in manufacturing through contests, design challenges, and dynamic hands-on experiences.

    SME’s Additive Manufacturing Community provides access to experts, connecting you to the world class knowledge that is advancing the manufacturing industry. Technical papers, conference presentations, industry news, videos and webinars keep you on the leading edge of development • and prepare you for what’s next. Our certifications and training courses empower you to take that next step in your career. And our events give you access to the connections and knowledge you need to create your additive manufacturing success story.

    No matter where you are on your journey in additive manufacturing • simply exploring the possibilities, designing new innovations, or facing the challenges of scaling up production, SME is your resource every step of the way.
    20 Apr 2020
    MACH 2020, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    MACH 2020 will be bringing you a fantastic array of new technologies, engineering services and machinery demonstrated under power in Halls 17, 18, 19, 20, 6 & 7 of the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham (20-24 April 2018).

    Entry is free of charge and once inside the exhibition halls you’ll find the UK's latest and best metal forming, metalworking and manufacturing technologies. This year we have a hugely extended IT for Manufacturing Zone and 3D Printing Zones and with many other zones covering metrology through rapid manufacturing to welding and beyond, no other UK exhibition offers you such a comprehensive overview of the manufacturing technologies industry and of course 6,000 tonnes of live working machinery demonstrating the best technologies in metal cutting and metal forming.

    Visiting MACH 2020 is also a unique opportunity to be part of the UK’s largest showcase for advanced engineering and manufacturing, meeting and networking with like-minded individuals and new prospects. With a vibrant MACH seminar programme explores the issues of the day facing UK manufacturing with insightful discussions lead by top economists and well known entrepreneurs and thought leaders.
    04 May 2020
    22nd International Conference on Metrology and Relativistic Metrology for Aerospace, Rome, Italy
    The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program. Events will run over a span of time during the conference depending on the number and length of the presentations.

    The ICMRMA 2020 event aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Metrology and Relativistic Metrology for Aerospace. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Metrology and Relativistic Metrology for Aerospace.
    Call for Contributions:
    Prospective authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Metrology and Relativistic Metrology for Aerospace are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.
    05 May 2020
    Control 2020: International Trade Fair for Quality Assurance, Stuttgart, Germany
    As the world’s leading trade fair for quality assurance, Control, which takes place in Stuttgart from 05/05/2020 to 05/08/2020, brings together users from all over the world with the international market leaders and innovative suppliers of all QA related technologies, products, subsystems and complete solutions in hard and software. With over 900 exhibitors from 32 countries around the world, Control is the number 1 source of information for all companies that see first class quality as the basis of their business success. At a very early stage, the specialist visitors gain insights into the production and test engineering spheres of the future. In this, Control relies on the transfer of knowledge and technology between research & development and the users in industry. Including: Linear and angular measuring instruments, measuring machines, components for measuring and testing equipment, material testing, analytical apparatus, computer aided quality assurance, measuring technology, optoelctronics, and quality assurance systems.
    06 May 2020
    Taipei Manufacturing Technology Show - iMT DUO 2020, Taipei, Taiwan
    iMTduo (Formerly known as MTduo) is Asia's leading professional Intelligent Machinery & Manufacturing Technology Show that joins all the latest and cutting-edge technologies. It is driving the new wave of manufacturing. This event is organized by TAITRA and TAMI, and is the perfect venue to meet the market.

    iMTduo 2020 builds upon last event's dazzling success that packed a venue with more than 270 exhibitors to join more than 11,000 visitors from 90 countries. Taiwan ranked world's top 5th exporter of machine tools in the year 2015, and iMTduo is presents a global display of information and system integration, automation equipment and intelligent factory facilities. For those in the field, or considering entry into it, this event of exchange, collaboration and networking is the place to be.

    Exhibit Profile:
    1. Smart Machinery; Machine Components & Accessories
    2. 3D printing & Additive Manufacturing(AM)
    3. Industrial Robot
    4. Industrial Automation
    5. Internet of thing, IoT; Cyber-Physical System, CPS; ERP
    6. CAD/CAM/CAE; Soft/Hard Ware; Inspection & Measurement and Quality assurance; MES
    12 May 2020
    Machine Tools Africa 2020, Johannesburg, South Africa
    High performance machine tools touch every aspect of our lives. In fact, the world may stop turning without them. Machine Tools Africa 2020 will be the biggest trade exhibition of its kind in Africa and a showcase of everything that twists, turns, rotates, cuts, forms, bends or shapes. It’s the shape of things to come.
    20 May 2020
    World Metrology Day 2020
    World Metrology Day is an annual celebration of the signature of the Metre Convention on 20 May 1875 by representatives of seventeen nations. The Convention set the framework for global collaboration in the science of measurement and in its industrial, commercial and societal applications. The original aim of the Metre Convention - the world-wide uniformity of measurement - remains as important today as it was in 1875. The World Metrology Day project is realized jointly by the BIPM and the OIML. We hope that you enjoy this site and that your Country or Metrology Organization will join us and participate in this year's event.
    03 Jun 2020
    IMS 2020 - International Microwave Symposium, Los Angeles, California
    The IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the premier annual international meeting for technologists involved in all aspects of microwave theory and practice. It consists of a full week of events, including technical paper presentations, workshops, and tutorials, as well as a full set of social events. The symposium also hosts a huge commercial exhibition, organized by MP Associates.
    16 Jun 2020
    FABTECH Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    FABTECH Canada is where you can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, and find the tools to improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions for all of your metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing needs.
    22 Jun 2020
    Sensor and Measurement Science International, Nuremberg, Germany
    The more accurate and reliable measured data are, the better is the opportunity to control and to advance the corresponding processes and products.

    Appropriate metrology regulations, sophisticated measurement science and highly specialised sensors for the instrumentation of every possible process for monitoring our health and our environment are essential for relevant topics today, such as the Industrial Internet and the Internet of Things.

    The SMSI brings scientists and researchers from all concerned scientific fields together to secure the success of these ideas in the future.
    Sensors and Instrumentation
    • SENSOR & IRS2
    • Sensor principles
    • Material and technology
    • Interface electronics
    • Applications
    Measurement Science
    • Measurement foundations
    • Advanced methods and measurement systems
    • Networked systems
    • AI approaches in measurement
    • Applications
    System of Units and Metrological Infrastructure
    • New SI and its opportunities
    • Metrology and traceability
    • Advanced methods in calibration and testing
    • New regulations and standards in metrology
      Sensors & Instrumentation   Measurement Science   Metrological Infrastructure


    29 Jun 2020
    Fatigue 2020, Catania, Italy
    The Fatigue 2020 conference will bring the international fatigue and durability community together to share knowledge and understand the challenges in using sophisticated engineering simulation and modelling tools to complement sound test programmes and develop reliable and cost effective products for modern usage.

    As engineering modelling and simulation tools become ever more powerful and sophisticated there still remains the challenge of correlating the virtual world with both idealised laboratory testing and the wide, and potentially unexpected, range of service conditions experienced by machines and structures. These challenges are compounded by the advent of new materials, new ways of manufacturing components, new applications and new test and measurement techniques.

    We will seek to explore not only the latest developments in engineering modelling and simulation, advances in test and measurement techniques, innovations in manufacturing, and developments in materials science, but also the complex interrelations between all these topics that give rise to improvements in fatigue performance, durability and structural integrity.
    22 Aug 2020
    NCSL International 2020 Workshop & Symposium, Denver, Colorado
    Gaylord Rockies Convention Center
    Denver, CO
    NCSLI and CPEM
    Combined Conference
    14 Sep 2020
    International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2020), McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois
    Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of the 33rd edition of the premier manufacturing technology show in North America! Manufacturing industry professionals from all over the world attend IMTS to see more than 15,000 new machine tools, controls, computers, software, components, systems and processes that can improve their efficiency. They gain valuable ideas and insights from more than 2,400 exhibitors from the metalworking industry. They come to look and they come to buy.

    More than 2,400 exhibitors from the metalworking industry will display their products and productivity solutions at McCormick Place in Chicago covering 1.3 million net square feet of show floor. Leading manufacturers will display their equipment in product category pavilions:
    • Metal Cutting: contains everything from machining centers and assembly automation to flexible manufacturing systems and lathes.
    • Tooling & Workholding Systems: features jigs, fixtures, cutting tools of all types and related accessories.
    • Fabricating & Laser: home to waterjet, plasma-arc and laser systems, welding equipment and heat treating.
    • Other pavilions at IMTS include Abrasive Machining /Sawing/Finishing; Controls & CAD •CAM; EDM; Gear Generation; Machine Components/ Cleaning/ Environmental; Additive and Quality Assurance.
    20 Oct 2020
    Time and Frequency Measurement, Lindfield, Australia
    This two-day course (9 am to 5 pm) covers the broad range of equipment and techniques used to measure time and frequency and to calibrate time and frequency instruments. Please find the link to the brochure here.
    The topics covered include:
       clocks, oscillators and frequency standards
       time scales and international timekeeping
       evaluating the performance of time and frequency standards
       selection of clocks and oscillators to suit applications
       primary standards and traceability
       the Global Positioning System (GPS)
       time and frequency transfer, including TV-sync, GPS and two-way satellite transfer
       computer time and Network Time Protocol
       frequency and time interval measuring instruments
       measurement and analysis techniques for time and frequency calibrations
       estimating measurement uncertainty
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    05 Nov 2020
    WE20 - Society of Women Engineers, New Orleans, Louisiana
    WE20, brought to you by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), will attract a global audience of women at all stages of their engineering careers. Plan now to join us for incredible networking, outstanding professional development, a thriving career fair and unbeatable inspiration. This annual conference brings together leaders, businesses, organizations, universities and professionals in the industry for a global exchange for change. Members from every facet of engineering and science will converge to swap strategies, share educational insights and meet likeminded individuals. SWE is a powerful force for diversity in the workplace, pushing to provide a voice and a place for women in engineering.
    11 Jan 2021
    AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (AIAA SciTech 2021), Nashville, Tennessee
    From its creation in 1963, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has organized conferences to serve the aerospace profession as part of its core mission. Spanning over 70 technical discipline areas, AIAA’s conferences provide scientists, engineers, and technologists the opportunity to present and disseminate their work in structured technical paper and poster sessions, learn about new technologies and advances from other presenters, further their professional development, and expand their professional networks that furthers their work.
    26 Apr 2021
    2021: RAPID + TCT, Chicago, Illinois
    RAPID + TCT has been produced by SME since its inception nearly 30 years ago as an additive manufacturing conference and exposition. The two leaders in additive manufacturing, SME and owner of the TCT Group, Rapid News Publications, joined forces in 2016 to produce the RAPID + TCT event, combining decades of 3D technology insights and experience.

    SME is the definitive industry source for 3D technology knowledge, experience, education, and connections. With a community of over 200,000 people, we are fully committed to the advancement and increased adoption of additive manufacturing technology. We also attract students to exciting careers in manufacturing through contests, design challenges, and dynamic hands-on experiences.

    SME’s Additive Manufacturing Community provides access to experts, connecting you to the world class knowledge that is advancing the manufacturing industry. Technical papers, conference presentations, industry news, videos and webinars keep you on the leading edge of development • and prepare you for what’s next. Our certifications and training courses empower you to take that next step in your career. And our events give you access to the connections and knowledge you need to create your additive manufacturing success story.

    No matter where you are on your journey in additive manufacturing • simply exploring the possibilities, designing new innovations, or facing the challenges of scaling up production, SME is your resource every step of the way.
    21 Jun 2021
    IMS2021 - International Microwave Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia
    The IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the premier annual international meeting for technologists involved in all aspects of microwave theory and practice. It consists of a full week of events, including technical paper presentations, workshops, and tutorials, as well as a full set of social events. The symposium also hosts a huge commercial exhibition, organized by MP Associates.
    21 Aug 2021
    NCSL International 2021 Workshop & Symposium
    Rosen Shingle Creek
    9939 Universal Blvd
    Orlando, Florida
    30 Sep 2021
    XXIII World Congress of the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO2021), Yokohama, Japan
    Yokohama has been chosen as the host for the 23rd World Congress of the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO).
    The conference will be attended by approximately 800 measurement technology experts from all over the globe.
    Based in Budapest, Hungary, IMEKO is a non-governmental federation of measuring institutions that is focused on the advancement of measurement technology.
    With the joint efforts of the city of Yokohama, the Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the PACIFICO Yokohama Convention Center in cooperation with the Japan National Tourist Organization (JNTO), the city was able to make a successful bid for the Congress.
    04 Oct 2021
    EMO MILANO 2021, Milan Italy
    World of Machine Tools. Metal forming and metal cutting machine tools, machines for welding, for thermal and surface treatments, robots, automation hardware and software, assembling, tools, parts, components, accessories, metrology, quality control Metal forming and metal cutting machine tools, machines for welding, for thermal and surface treatments, robots, mechatronics, additive manufacturing technologies, automation hardware and software, assembling, tools, parts, components, accessories, metrology, quality control, systems for safety and environmental protection.
    03 Jan 2022
    AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (AIAA SciTech 2022), San Diego, California
    From its creation in 1963, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has organized conferences to serve the aerospace profession as part of its core mission. Spanning over 70 technical discipline areas, AIAA’s conferences provide scientists, engineers, and technologists the opportunity to present and disseminate their work in structured technical paper and poster sessions, learn about new technologies and advances from other presenters, further their professional development, and expand their professional networks that furthers their work.
    20 Jun 2022
    IMS2022 - International Microwave Symposium, Denver, Colorado
    The IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the premier annual international meeting for technologists involved in all aspects of microwave theory and practice. It consists of a full week of events, including technical paper presentations, workshops, and tutorials, as well as a full set of social events. The symposium also hosts a huge commercial exhibition, organized by MP Associates.
    27 Aug 2022
    NCSL International 2022 Workshop & Symposium
    Gaylord Texan Convention Center
    1501 Gaylord Trail
    Grapevine, Texas
    17 Dec 2024
    International Conference on Aerospace, Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering, Bangkok, Thailand
    ICAMAME 2024: 26th International Conference on Aerospace, Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Aerospace, Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Aerospace, Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering.