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14th April 2014

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A Metrology Open Day hosted by Spectrum Metrology, 25th June 2014

Spectrum Metrology will be hosting a Metrology Open Day at the National Space Centre Leicester this June in conjunction with Taylor Hobson and FARO (Wednesday 25th June, 10am-4pm).

Spectrum Metrology is inviting interested parties to see a range of measurement instruments and discuss their metrology requirements in a relaxed atmosphere at this unique venue.  A number of new products and technologies will be available including:

The new Surtronic S-Series portable roughness checker from Taylor Hobson.  This latest model in the well-known Surtronic  range makes use of the latest smartphone technology with ruggedised touch screen, long life batteries and USB connectivity.  The wide measurement range and large choice of surface roughness parameters make the Surtronic S100 robust enough for the shop floor and flexible enough for any inspection room.

Video-CAD Rapid for high speed geometry measurement.  The VideoCAD Rapid touchscreen software and fixture free workstage allows detailed non-contact measurements in seconds.  DXF files can also be imported for comparison.  The VideoCAD is suitable for a range of materials and complex geometries and the speed of measurement has to b e seen to b e believed. Spectrum Metrology will be pleased to discuss your requirements or measure any sample components you may wish to bring to the show.

A full range of metrology equipment will be at the open day for measurement of roundness, form, surface finish and dimensions.  A range of FARO portable CMMs will be available, including the latest FARO Gage which with Bluetooth cable free operation for exceptional portability.

Attendance of the Open Day includes free entry to the Space Centre which comprises six differently themed galleries (visit  

To register, please e-mail your details to