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NACMA 2010 Annual Workshop and Conference: Meet World Experts on GD&T, Dimensional Measurement Uncertainty, and Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) Accuracy


To contribute to the growth of expertise in coordinate measuring machine technology, improve measurement accuracy and traceability, and to promote awareness and usage of recognized practices and national and international standards. The workshop and conference topics are geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, measurement uncertainty, economics of measurement, small feature measurement, computer tomography, coordinate measuring machine operation certification, and much more.

About NACMA:
The North American Coordinate Metrology Association (NACMA) is a not-for-profit organization that specifically addresses coordinate metrology through workshops and conferences each year, providing one of the largest annual meetings for dimensional metrologists.

The 2010 NACMA officers are members of national laboratories and industry leaders:

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA
Centro Nacional de Metrología (CENAM), Mexico
International Institute of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (IIGDT), USA
Kotem Technologies Inc., Canada

NACMA 2010 Annual Workshop and Conference


The three-day event with workshop and conference lectures will be held on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 through Friday, August 6, 2010. Registration will be held first two mornings. Registration fee will include daily continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and lunch, and also one dinner.

Workshop and Conference Topics:

Day 1: Wednesday August 4, 2010 Workshop
Tutorial on GD&T: Overview of ASME Y14.5-2009
Tutorial on Measurement Uncertainty
Day 2: Thursday August 5, 2010 Conference
Impact of Measurement Uncertainty on the Integrated Development and Manufacturing System
Cost efficient risk based verification strategy
A model for task specific CMM measurement uncertainty
Micro-feature Measurements at NIST
Overview over the different measurement methods for geometry error correction for measuring machines and machine tools
Experiences with roundness testing of ultra-precision spheres for spindle error motion testing
Approximation of the uncertainty of coordinate systems
Geometric Tolerancing and Coordinate Metrology
Day 3: Friday August 6, 2010 Conference
Uncertainty associated with CMM Software
CMM Uncertainty Evaluation by Computer Simulation: The Full Monte
Testing of trackers, arms, and scanners from a manufacturer's point of view
Certification of CMM operators in North America
NACMA Business, Annual Report, Election of Officers
Tour Medtronic: Medtronic Energy and Component Center North, 6800 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, USA 55430 (Limited to first 45 individuals)

Conference Web site:



Start Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2010
End Date: Friday, August 6, 2010
Location: Medtronic, Inc.,7000 Central Avenue NE, Rice Creek West Campus, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55432-5604, USA
Format: Workshop


Sponsors of NACMA support an important educational and outreach program while networking with hundreds of dimensional metrologists focused on coordinate metrology.

Sponsorship Fees (per sponsor)
 $1,250 USD  NACMA Sponsor
 $2,500 USD  Silver Level Sponsor & Exhibitor
 $5,000 USD  Gold Level Sponsor & Exhibitor
$10,000 USD  Platinum Level Sponsor & Exhibitor


Registration Fees (per person)
$195 USD  Workshop, August 4, 2010
$395 USD  Conference, August 5-6, 2010
$495 USD  Workshop and Conference, August 4-6, 2010
$375 USD  Student Discount Package, Workshop and Conference, August 4-6, 2010 (Requires valid student ID at door)

Registration Contact:

Dr. Greg Hetland, President
International Institute of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
12159 Quail Avenue Lane N
Stillwater, Minnesota, 55082, USA
Phone: (651) 275-8952
Fax (612) 395-5405
E-mail: greg-hetland@iigdt.com
Website: www.iigdt.com


NACMA has special arrangements with:
Embassy Suites Minneapolis - Brooklyn Center
6300 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55430, USA
Phone: 763-560-2700
Fax: 763-560-2701

A block of rooms has been reserved at the new Embassy Suites for $94.00 night. This includes a complimentary breakfast, evening manager's reception and HSIS in your room. Complimentary shuttle service is provided to the NACMA meetings.

Technical Contact:

Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML)
Semiconductor & Dimensional Metrology Division
Dimensional Metrology Group (683.01)
Dr. Steven D. Phillips
100 Bureau Drive, M/S 8211
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-8211, USA