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Dimensional Measurement Services
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2015

The Dimensional Measurement Services Project within the Semiconductor & Dimensional Metrology Division (683) of the Physical Measurement … more

SI Length and Traceability
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2015

In total, the SI Length and Traceability project addresses some central aspects of three cornerstones of precision length measurements: … more

Advanced Dimensional Measurement Systems for Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2015

The US manufacturing industry is experiencing an increase in the variety of dimensional measuring systems available to more rapidly inspect high … more

Nano-Structured Optics and Optical Surface Metrology
Last Updated Date: 04/14/2015

Aspheric, free-form, and nano-structured surfaces are indispensable in high-performance optical systems. The ability to accurately manufacture … more

Redefinition of the Kilogram
Last Updated Date: 03/25/2015

This project will conduct the research and development required to support the international efforts to prepare for a future redefinition of the … more

Small Force Metrology
Last Updated Date: 03/25/2015

The Small Force Metrology project supports U.S. instrumentation vendors, academic researchers, government scientists, and a broad spectrum of … more

Uniform Realization of the Unit of Torque in the US
Last Updated Date: 03/25/2015

Torque measurements are used heavily during product assembly and testing throughout the aerospace, automotive, and manufacturing sectors. … more

Automation Update of Force Laboratory Deadweight Machines
Last Updated Date: 03/25/2015

This project will update all NIST force laboratory automation hardware and software to maintain the current capability of force calibration … more

Implement Robotic Mass Measurements in SP250 Services
Last Updated Date: 03/25/2015

This project will develop and implement the procedures required to have fully automated/robotic mass measurement services in the range from 1 mg … more

Mass 1 kg CCM Key Comparison
Last Updated Date: 03/25/2015

Serve as co-pilot with BIPM in conducting the CCM 1 kg mass international comparison.

Mechanical Metrology Program
Last Updated Date: 03/25/2015

Providing critical measurements of mass, force, vibration, and acoustics for a broad range of industries and aspects of everyday life. Such … more

Wireless Platforms for Smart Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2015

Reliable and secure real-time performance of wireless platforms are challenging problems faced by manufacturers, who choose wireless platforms to … more

Robotic Systems for Smart Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2015

A new vision for U. S. manufacturing is emerging to strengthen U. S. competitiveness in the face of global trends that are driving manufacturers … more

Novel Sources for Focused-ion Beams
Last Updated Date: 02/23/2015

Focused beams of ions have a wide range of uses, from nanoscale imaging to the fabrication of nanomaterials. In the CNST, researchers are … more

Performance Metrics and Benchmarks to Advance the State of Robotic Grasping
Last Updated Date: 02/20/2015

With a growing number of robot hands, there is an increasing need to capture their individual competencies and characteristics under a unified … more

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