Metrology Lab

 

Metrology is the Science of Measurement, and the Department of Mechanical Engineering has a range of High Tech equipment to perform measurement to very high degrees of accuracy. Measuring the thickness of one of your hairs with a Micrometer Screw Gauge is a fairly simple task, but you could achieve a more accurate measurement using our Laser Micrometer. Objects can be viewed in magnification on our Optical Profile Projector, and dimensions of features can be taken, e.g. diameter length or angle. This instrument can also allow viewing of the detail of a surface and allow, for example, the distance between the harp strings on the back of a coin to be accurately determined. The quality of the surface of a component can be critical, and we can assess surface roughness, using our Hommelwerk Surface Roughness Tester to measure peaks and valleys of less than one micron.

If we need to check the accuracy of a freeform surface against the original CAD model, carry out some reverse engineering or run a program to inspect the features of a complex component (the cylinder head from a modern engine for example), the laboratory is equipped with a Coordinate Measurement Machine that can perform these functions.


 

OPP
OPP
 
CMM
CMM
 
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