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Advances in Optical Form and Coordinate Metrology

Richard Leach


Advances in Optical Form and Coordinate Metrology covers the latest advances in the development of optical form and coordinate measuring instruments plus the manipulation of point cloud data. The book presents some basic principles of the optical measurement methods and takes a deeper look at the operation of the instruments and the new application areas where they can be applied, with an emphasis on advanced manufacturing. Latest advances discussed include the drive towards faster instruments for in-process applications, the ability to measure highly complex objects (e.g. in additive manufacturing), performance verification and advances in the use of machine learning to enhance data analysis.

Key Features
  • Provides cutting-edge advances in the field
  • Includes new ISO framework for performance verification
  • Presents advances in artificial intelligence
  • Includes advances in in-process measurement
  • Discusses a forward look at calibration

About Editors

Richard Leach currently holds the Chair in Metrology in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham where he has established The Manufacturing Metrology Team to investigate information-rich metrology of surfaces, to support next-generation manufacturing technologies. Drawing on concepts such as machine learning and sensor fusion, his research is changing the approach to quality control in manufacturing. Prior to his current position, he spent 25 years at the National Physical Laboratory and led a team in surface and nanometrology. He is an internationally recognized researcher in the field of surface topography measurement, particularly in the area of traceability for areal surface metrology, including optical instruments. He has more than 500 publications, including 8 textbooks. He is the European Editor-in-Chief for Precision Engineering journal, as well as a visiting professor at Loughborough University and the Harbin Institute of Technology.

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Hardback ISBN: 9780750325226

Ebook ISBN: 9780750325240

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-2524-0

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing

Series: IOP Series in Emerging Technologies in Optics and Photonics


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