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"Standards for the evaluation of the uncertainty of coordinate measurements in industry" Manufacturing contributed €2.14 trillion to the GDP of EU countries in 2016. To continue its leadership in advanced manufacturing, the EU must ensure products are well characterised and accurately inspected for tolerance and quality. This is particularly the case for critical parts where functional failure could have catastrophic results, such as an aircraft failing due to a faulty turbine blade.

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Dissemination of EUCoM is underway!

One important objective of EUCoM project is that generated results are adequately disseminated. This will ensure further use of the scientific and technical results obtained after the lifetime of the project. Among other dissemination activities, the communication of project results and standardization requirements to standardization bodies are actively being carried out. In this sense, standardization bodies are being succesfully involved in several meetings, most notably the ISO/TC213/WG10 group which is working on an ISO/WD 15530‑2 project, which is exactly in line with the WP1 from EUCoM. Main meetings held have been:

ISO/TC 213/WG 10 group meeting, Poznán (Poland), 2018-09-21

ISO/TC 213/WG 10 group meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-01-30

CIRP STC “P” group meeting, Paris (France), 21/02/2019

ISO/TC 213/WG 10 group meeting, Berlin (Germany), 2019-09-12

ISO/TC 213/WG 10 group meeting, Querétaro (Mexico),  2020-01-28

M18 meeting in Braunschweig

The 5th and 6th November 2019, the Month 18 meeting from EUCoM project was held in Braunschweig (Germany), where the colleagues from PTB (German Metrology Institute), warmly welcomed the rest of the EUCoM partners in their facilities. During the two day meeting the advances in the different activities were presented by all the participants and several decisions about the upcoming tasks were taken. The progress of the project is considered correct and the tasks are being developed as expected; notably the two new procedures for the determination of measurement uncertainty have been developed. The next step will be to start ’round robin’ measurements of the selected artefacts.

EUCoM project now open to new Stakeholders

Would you like to become a Stakeholder of the Project? The EUCoM project is about helping industry in evaluating the uncertainty in coordinate measurements, and submitting viable methods to the competent ISO Working Group for possible intake in international standards. We value the opinion and advice of interested companies to maximise he project impact. For this reason, a Stakeholder Committee is established, with the goal of providing a forum for interested companies not part of the project consortium. Being a stakeholder in the committee also gives a front seat opportunity to keep informed on the most recent project developments. Committee members are invited to three short conference calls (about 2 h) on the occasion of periodical project meetings (tentatively on March 2019, November 2020 and March 2021) and to a attend a special meeting (in person or in a webinar) on the occasion of the midterm project meeting (tentatively on November 2019). They will also receive short communications about the progress of the project. There is no special commitment for being a Stakeholder in the Committee, apart from some due confidentiality. For this reason, Committee members are required to sign a letter of agreement ( link ) . We invite you to consider becoming a stakeholder of the project. Should you be interested, please manifest your intention to the following points of contacts: Adam Wójtowicz, GUM (Poland), a.wojtowicz@gum.gov.pl, tel. +48 22 581 9148 – Responsible for the constitution of the Stakeholder Committee. Alessandro Balsamo, INRIM (Italy), a.balsamo@inrim.it, tel. +39 011 3919.970 – Coordinator of the EUCoM project.

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