As said by James Harrington, “measurement is indeed the first step that can lead to control and will eventually cause improvements. If you cannot measure something, you cannot understand it, and if you cannot understand it, you will not be able to control it. When you cannot control something, you cannot improve it.”
Having proper knowledge and the skills in measurement techniques are essential to construct the engineering works properly. The lack of knowledge and miscalculation will result in events that are catastrophic. Information which is reliable and precise of measurement can be construed as the foundation of all engineering workings and structures. Without all of it, engineering machines will not even function and will break down, building will implode and collapse, and all of the billions of vehicles all around the world will crash. It will assure that all the gears are appropriately fitted to produce a continuous and moving motion. It also makes sure that all structures are properly balanced and well supported by the foundation, and it even determines the right distance, which is needed to travel from one place to another place. Accurate knowledge and skills in terms of measurement is indeed required to construct the engineering works and structures correctly.
Metrology is indeed defined by the International Bureau Of Weights And Measures (BIPM) as a science of proper measurement which embraces both theoretical and experimental determinations at any level of uncertainty in any field of technology and science as well. Technological advancements and innovations have increased in the past few years. The techniques and tools have given us quality assurance and have been the lifeblood of accurate measurements. In the future, we will surely see increased speeds, better accuracy (more than what we have now), reduced sizes of measurement, a better environment control and even reduction of costs.
The metrology services have multi-sensory technology, and any measurement system would use at least one of those. A sensor typically collects the data points from a part to conduct a measurement; the probe then detects the sense. The sensor technology can be non-contact and contact as well. Combining two or more sensors in one machine can make it a multi-sensory device.
It has been famously stated that the only constant in this world is change. This rings true in the metrology industry as well. The constant change and upgrading of tools and the concepts which force demands of the marketplace will lead to faster and more accurate measurement options of all organizations and companies. The key would be flexibility; with increasing options when it comes to scanning speed and accuracy. Even measurement size, control and cost of the environment and others require measurement and also inspection, they will be able to choose a solution which is right for them.