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Reno, Nevada – Officials from the Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) announce online registration is open for the 2018 Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC). It will be held at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada, July 23-27, 2018.

The membership association for 3D measurement professionals has traditionally served the portable metrology community for more than 30 years. For the first time, the organization cordially invites the coordinate measurement machine (CMM) industry at large to attend the CMSC and join its membership society. The 5-day event is a great venue for master and novice users seeking an educational, dynamic atmosphere for career development. The plenary and track sessions include distinguished speakers and leading metrology practitioners from around the world.

To learn more about the 2018 CMSC Program and register for this annual event, visit

Designed to empower a rapidly evolving profession, the CMSC attracts metrology practitioners, quality control managers, manufacturing executives, scientists, students, and educators. Attendees will find enriching, informative opportunities to learn about technology achievements, network with high-level master users, and get an overall picture of the state of the metrology industry. The conference is known for its original, expert-level technical papers and presentations covering the successful use of measurement and inspection technologies, industry best practices, new applications, and innovations emerging in the field. The CMS Executive Board peer reviews all technical papers and publishes top selections in Journal of the CMSC.

The CMS supports metrologists through education and connects conference delegates to leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), software developers, and service providers. The CMSC Exhibition Hall features Measurement and Education Zones with more than 45 exhibitors showcasing the most current 3D measurement and inspection solutions used in manufacturing, research and development, and various scientific fields. Exhibitors are also invited to participate at the CMSC and should contact Exhibits Chair Phil Caudill for more information.

The CMSC Weekly Pass includes entry to more than 20 technical sessions, multiple workshops, the CMSC Exhibition Hall, the Measurement and Education Zones, networking events, and post-conference access to all technical papers and presentation materials. Attendees can also participate in training courses, metrology challenges, educational forums, industry updates, and a local tour. CMSC 2018 presents a great learning experience for anyone interested in expert commentary and peer discussion of the current and future challenges facing metrology and manufacturing professionals today. New attendees are encouraged to attend the Conference Orientation immediately before the Monday evening icebreaker event.

The Coordinate Metrology Society is driven by its educational mandate to help members hone their skills and attain industry credentials for career advancement. The CMS offers proctored Level-One and Level-Two Certification examinations during the conference. Certification program guidelines and application forms are available at For more information, contact Randy Gruver, CMS certification chair.

Call for Papers continues
The CMSC Call for Papers continues until March 9, 2018. All abstract submissions are peer-reviewed by the Coordinate Metrology Society and considered for presentation at CMSC 2018. Notification of acceptance will occur on April 6, 2018. For guidelines or more information about presenting a technical paper, contact Daniel Sawyer, Scott Sandwith, or Michelle Edwards, Technical Presentations Coordinators at The 2018 CMSC Technical Paper Guidelines document can be downloaded here. Conference speakers gain recognition as industry experts, and all accepted white papers are peer reviewed and considered for publication in the Journal of the CMSC.



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