Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Introduction to Basic Metrology Using A Laser Interferometer (3-Day Paid Training Class)

June 14, 2022 @ 8:00 am - June 16, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

Join CCAT and Renishaw for this comprehensive 3-day in-person paid training.  This course involves open discussion on the use of the laser interferometer as a tool for evaluating the severity and cause of errors machines exhibit which work within three-dimensional rectangular coordinate systems. Emphasis is on development of basic metrology skills, visualization, and solutions for spatial geometric problems using laser interferometers on linear motion devices. This is an introductory course designed for individuals looking to develop and further the understanding of error events recorded with a laser interferometer. Although this course is introductory, it meets the needs of many students with other interests as a refresher course for improving laser alignment skills, a course for students interested in pursuing, selling and supporting metrology measurement services or a course that simply satisfies a student’s curiosity in measurement using laser interferometers. This is an interactive lecture structured course whereby fresh topics are presented by the instructor, theory and hardware are explained, formulas are introduced, scenarios are presented and basic metrology problems are worked out sequentially by the instructor and students.
– Familiarize students with basics concepts of metrology
– Familiarize students with errors found in rectangular coordinate systems
– To provide students with opportunities to develop an understanding of measurement uncertainties using a laser interferometer
– Familiarize the student with the basic measuring components of laser interferometer
– Familiarize students with basic Laser software data capture and analysis functions
– To provide students with basic skills to evaluate and quantify future metrology challenges
Day 1, Tue. June 14, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Introduction and Safety
Classifications of measurements
Displacement measurement units
History of units
Measurement unit selection
Basic metrology formulas
Thermal expansion
Machine coordinate systems
6/13/21 Degrees of freedom
Feedback systems error
Error Correction
Absolute and incremental error
Day 2, Wed. June 15, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Hardware and theory
System accuracy
Linear measurement optics
Optical setup and laser alignment
Using capture and analysis software
Environmental compensation
Factors affecting accuracy
Day 3, Thu. June 16, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Angular measurement optics
Straightness measurement optics
Setting up and capturing linear, angular and straightness measurements
Creating compensation tables
Evaluating measured results
Making changes in the machine control
Using capture and analysis software
Rotary axis measurement
Off-Axis rotary measurements
Using rotary capture and analysis software
Trainer:  Justin Lebel, Renishaw
Registration is required and the 3-day training cost $2,000 per person. This training will require a minimum of 5 attendees to run.

Learn More:
Money for Manufacturing is available for eligible CT manufacturers through two different grant programs funded by the CT Department of Economic and Community Development and administered by CCAT. The IoT Integration Voucher Program can provide up to $20,000 to assist you with the implementation of Industry 4.0 solutions.
Interested in additional workshops and trainings? See our upcoming opportunities for manufacturers and educators.
CCAT’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC) is located at the Raytheon Technologies Research Center which is adjacent to The Pratt & Whitney Campus at 409 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT. CCAT is an export control facility and all visitors at CCAT’s Advanced Technology Center will be required to sign in and present proof of citizenship. Acceptable forms for identification include a verified license/ID, passport, green card, or birth certificate. Visitors who are citizens of an embargoed country and do not have a valid US Green Card will not be permitted in the facility.  CCAT follows all current CDC, State of Connecticut and Town of East Hartford, CT COVID protocols and masks are required.