Coordinate Metrology Society Rounds Out CMSC 2016 with Networking Events, Annual Banquet, Nissan Smyrna Plant Tour, and More

Coordinate Metrology Society Conference Begins on July 25 in Murfreesboro, TN

Jun 27, 2016 -- The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) announced today the final schedule of events for its annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) from July 25 - 29 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Murfreesboro, TN.  The conference is world-renowned for original technical papers and presentations delivered by industry experts from around the globe. The CMS will kick off the conference with its traditional Icebreaker for all attendees and exhibitors on Monday night, July 25. This popular, social networking event is sponsored by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence.  Also scheduled for Monday is a special orientation for new conference attendees at 5:30pm. The PrecisionPath Consortium for Large Scale Manufacturing will hold a working meeting on Monday at the CMSC.

On Tuesday, July 26, the organization features Keynote Speaker Dr. Ed Morse of UNC Charlotte, followed by two rounds of the highly popular CMS Metrology Quiz competition. Afternoon workshops are also scheduled during the week covering Robot Calibration and GD&T. A Laser Tracker presentation will be held in the Measurement Zone sponsored by Metrologic. The CMS has also expanded the footprint of the Education Zone sponsored by Creaform. Both Zones offer challenging daily activities, including knowledge contests and hands-on competitions using portable metrology systems.

Technical papers and presentations are delivered by master metrologists throughout the day on Wednesday and Thursday. A Fun, Run and Walk Race starts the day on Wednesday, July 27 at 6am. More networking and educational events round out the CMSC Program Agenda. On Wednesday evening, a reception will be followed by the annual CMSC Banquet and a bus trip to downtown Nashville to enjoy the sights and sounds of Music City.

The CMS is offering an optional tour of the Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant on Friday morning, July 29. The plant opened on June 16, 1983 and continues to be the top-producing automotive plant in North America, producing 640,000 annually in the 5.9 million sq. ft. complex.

The Coordinate Metrology Society also recognizes this year’s meal and break sponsors: New River Kinematics (NRK), Laser Projector Technologies (LPT), Geodetic Systems, Inc. (GSI), Quality Magazine, and Metrology Works. The CMSC Exhibitor Hall will be at capacity with leading service providers and OEMs featuring portable measurement systems, software, accessories, peripherals, and service providers catering to the needs of the industrial measurement marketplace. Conference attendees hail from prominent science/research laboratories, educational institutions, and industries such as aerospace, satellite, automotive, shipbuilding, power generation, and general engineering and manufacturing.

About the Coordinate Metrology Society

The Coordinate Metrology Society is a membership of users, service providers, and OEM manufacturers of close-tolerance industrial coordinate measurement systems, software, and peripherals. The society gathers each year to gain knowledge of the advancements and applications of any measurement system or software solution that produces and uses 3D coordinate data. For more information about the CMS and how to join the organization, visit their web site at

About the Coordinate Metrology Society Conference

The Coordinate Metrology Society Conference is an annual event sponsored by the Coordinate Metrology Society. Established in 1984, the five-day conference is held each year at a different location, and attracts visitors from around the globe.  CMSC has achieved world renown for its comprehensive program of top-shelf white papers and applications presentations given by industry experts from science/research laboratories and leading manufacturing industries. No other trade show rivals the high level of authoritative information provided by CMS members and master users of metrology instrumentation, software, and peripheral equipment for quality control, quality production, and precision assembly and metrology-aided alignment.

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