Metrology is “the science of measurement, embracing both experimental and theoretical determinations at any level of uncertainty in any field of science and technology.
A metrology engineer, or metrologist, specializes in science or engineering-related measurements. Their duties may include calibrating instruments, designing new tools or systems of measurement, interpreting data, or researching the science of measuring.
There are seven basic tools a metrologist will use in a modern CNC machine shop environment:
- Surface plate, which is a flat surface used as a reference point for vertical (Y-axis) measurements
- Go/no-go gage
- Air gage
- Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
- Laser scanning arms
VEEM metrologists develop and evaluate calibration systems that measure characteristics of objects, substances, or phenomena, such as length, mass, time, temperature, electric current, luminous intensity and derived units of physical or chemical measure. We identify the magnitude of error sources contributing to uncertainty of results to determine reliability of measurement process in quantitative terms. This helps us to redesign or adjust measurement capability to minimise errors.
We develop calibration methods and techniques based on principles of measurement science, technical analysis of measurement problems and accuracy and precision requirements. Our methods and techniques direct engineering, quality and laboratory personnel in design, manfacturing, evaluation and calibration of measurement standards, instruments and test systems to ensure selection of approved instrumentation.
Through the participation in government and industrial standardisation committees and professional societies, we advise others on methods of resolving measurement problem and exchange information with other metrology personnel.
VEEM is an ISO 17025 accredited provider of metrology and calibration services, undertaken on-site or in-house in accordance with the requirements of all national and international inspection and surveying authorities.
VEEM undertakes calibration and testing services both in-house and on site. Providing full traceability, calibration of mechanical measuring instruments is undertaken in accordance with the requirements of all national and international inspection and surveying authorities.
Metrology equipment is calibrated in accordance with relevant Australian standards. Ideal for ISO 9002 companies.
- CMM dimensional measurement for components up to 2000 x 1000 x 1000 mm
- Hardness testing
- Thread gauging
- Surface roughness probing
- Coating thickness gauging using magnetics
- Section thickness gauging using ultrasonics
- Coordinate measuring
- Mechanical Testing
- Statistical Analysis