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ACE metrology

America’s Cutting Edge (ACE) is a national initiative for machine tool technology development and advancement. It is supported by the Department of Defense Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) Program from the Office of Industrial Policy and is based at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), whose Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) is a global leader in developing and validating systems and processes that leverage digital frameworks for manufacturing innovation.

As part of the ACE program, IACMI – The Composites Institute is offering a new metrology training program. The online curriculum was developed by Dr. Tony Schmitz, Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) and Joint Faculty at ORNL.

The online curriculum includes approximately two hours of instruction and is composed of:

  • an introduction to manufacturing measurements, which covers measurement transducers for displacement, velocity, acceleration, strain, temperature, part dimensions, surface finish, and internal geometry
  • an introduction to measurement uncertainty, which includes a definition of terms, a description of measurement uncertainty evaluation, and a case study for density measurement
  • multiple choice quizzes to assess learning and track progress.

To proceed with the curriculum, visit the website below to register.

  • There is no cost to participate in this exciting opportunity, but registration is required.
  • All students who finish the online training will receive a certificate of completion and a copy of NIST Technical Note 1297.