3rd 3D Metrology Conference 2018

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October 16-18, Hamburg

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... where innovation meets application

3D Metrology Conference - 3DMC

3DMC is a conference and exhibition dedicated to the application and development of 3D measurement technology for industrial, scientific and cultural purposes. After the successful start of the series in Aachen in 2016 and 2017, the organizing committee is dedicated to open the forthcoming third event to an even broader audience.
3DMC 2018 will be hosted in Hamburg.

3DMC aims at end users of 3D metrology systems, equipment and software suppliers, service providers, researchers and procurement and quality managers. These target audiences operate in sectors such as aerospace, automotive, power generation, marine, off-shore, built environment, cultural heritage and virtual reality. Users and developers from these diverse fields can share their differing experiences, values, and requirements while, at the same time, helping to drive the industry forward.

Typical conference themes include:

We welcome presentations of applications at all scales, from the reverse engineering and inspection of small parts to the as-built 3D modeling of entire process plants.

Whilst portable methods drive many developments in 3D metrology, we also want to hear about the high accuracies of fixed axis technologies and sub-surface inspection offered by computed tomography and non-destructive testing (NDT).

Visit Hamburg this autumn to explore 3D metrology and to contribute to the community.

Conference format:

We request presentations only, no papers. The presentations will cover both applications-oriented and research-oriented subjects and will be publicly available in electronic format after the event.


Benefits for Delegates:


Benefits for Exhibitors:

Key figures from last year's 3DMC

(+11% FROM 2016)


(+9% FROM 2016)


(+75% FROM 2016)


(+21% FROM 2016)


Impressions from past 3DMC conferences

Industrial Advisory Board 2017

Exhibitors registered for 2017


An outline of the programme will be published soon. Meanwhile, you can take a look at last year's programme in the "Archive" section.


Share your experience in a comfortable atmosphere!

Altonaer Kaispeicher

The conference location at the shore of River Elbe are among the most exclusive event venues in the City of Hamburg. Conference participants meet at the heart of Altona in a space covering 1,000 m² and offering a fantastic blend of top-quality facilities and panoramic views of Hamburg's harbor. The modern Kaispeicher was built in 1924 and completely renovated in 2009. It offers direct access to the river promenade and blends in perfectly with the surrounding historic clinker buildings.

The City of Hamburg

Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany, lies on the estuary of the River Elbe. Its location makes it an important link between the sea and Germany's network of inland waterways and numerous islands. The city is best known for its famous harbour area, the Port of Hamburg. In addition to being a major transportation hub, Hamburg has become one of Europe's most important cultural and commercial centres, as well as a major tourist destination. Enjoy your stay in this fantastic city.

Hotel Information:

There is a wide variety of hotels in Hamburg that can provide suitable accommodations for all requirements.

Hotel rooms: booking.com

Innovation Expo

Exhibitors will present their innovative products to the interested audience which is exclusively focused on 3D metrology. A floor plan of the exhibition area will be published soon.

Exhibitors registered for 2017

Delegates in 2017 (Selection of Affiliations)

Advanced Forming Research Centre, Airbus, AMETEK GmbH Division Creaform, Automated Precision Europe GmbH, AWE Aldermaston, Bruno Kessler Foundation, CATIM, Cracow University of Technology, Czech Technical University in Prague, D.I.Mendeleyev Institute for Metrology (VNIIM), Delft University of Technology, Dr. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH, Dr.-Ing. Wesemann Ges. für Ingenieurgeodäsie mbH, ETH Zürich, FARO Europe GmbH & Co. KG, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, GDV Systems + Solutions GmbH, GEATOP srtl, Geodesie Maintenance Services (GMS), GKN Aerospace, GOM mbH, Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, ISG Industrielle Steuerungstechnik GmbH, Jade Hochschule, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V., LIFA Surveyors, Metromecanica Sarl, New River Kinematics, Nikon Metrology GmbH, Politecnico di Milano, Politecnico di Torino, Poznan University of Technology, Renishaw PLC, Scania CV AB, SCHOTT AG, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, SRAM, Steinmeyer Mechatronik GmbH, Tecnimex do Brasil, TU-Dresden, University of Bath, University of Sheffield, VMT GmbH, Warwick University, WZL Machine Tool Laboratory


3D Metrology Conference – 3DMC 2018

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3D Metrology Conference – 3DMC 2018

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If companies want to sponsor the ice breaker event or the live music, they are welcome to contact Markus Ohlenforst.
Registration provided by eventbrite.com. All data transactions are encrypted. If you have any questions or want to apply as startup exhibitor, please don't hestitate to contact us:

Markus Ohlenforst
Email: M.Ohlenforst@3dmc.events
Phone: +49 241 80 24183

Benjamin Montavon
Email: B.Montavon@3dmc.events
Phone: +49 241 80 20576

Call for Abstracts

Open Throughout the Year

If you are interested in presenting your work as a speaker or with a poster, please provide us with an abstract (max. 200 words + 2 figures). Presenters will receive a substantial discount on their delegate pass upon positive review of their abstract.
Please send us your abstract via e-mail to B.Hughes@3dmc.events.
Please note the following time limits:
Abstracts should be submitted by July 1st, 2018, drafts should be supplied by September 16th, 2018.
On submission of your abstract before May 1st, you will receive a free delegate pass.

Please consider the following guidelines for presenters


Download images and presentations from our growing archive.
Images and presentations will be available approximately six months after each conference.

2nd 3DMC (2017)

 Image Gallery (Dropbox)
 Presentations (Public Access) Presentations (Restricted Access)
For presentations with restricted access, please contact Johannes in order to obtain the password.

1st 3DMC (2016)

 Image Gallery (Dropbox)

Organizing Committee

  • Chairman: Prof. Ben Hughes

    National Physical Laboratory
    London, United Kingdom

  • Prof. Robert Schmitt

    WZL Board of Directors, RWTH Aachen
    Aachen, Germany

  • Dr. Harald Bosse

    Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
    Braunschweig, Germany

  • Dr. Stephen Kyle

    3DIMPact Group, University College London
    London, United Kingdom

  • Martin Peterek

    WZL, RWTH Aachen
    Aachen, Germany

  • Markus Ohlenforst

    WZL, RWTH Aachen
    Aachen, Germany

  • Benjamin Montavon

    WZL, RWTH Aachen
    Aachen, Germany

  • Johannes Brand

    WZL, RWTH Aachen
    Aachen, Germany

Industrial Advisory Board


Jean-Christophe Bry
Airbus Operations S.A.S.

André Kreul

Ben Adeline

Dr. Bin Cai
Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.

Martin Harding
Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG

Heiko Paluszek
sigma3D GmbH

Hosting Institutions

The Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL at the RWTH Aachen carries out research and consultancy projects both on a fundamental level and according to industry’s specific requirements, and develops innovative, practical solutions that safeguard business growth. The objective of handling the entire range of production technology issues under one roof results in a wide scope – from strategic innovation, production and quality management to control, machine, production and measuring technology.


PRS Technologie GmbH was founded in 2012, as a consultancy spin-off at RWTH Aachen University. Through its extensive network with RWTH Aachen University and Fraunhofer Society, PRS Technologie provides consultancy and capacity building services with the focus on transfer of technology and knowledge from academia to practice. PRS Technologie functions under two business units namely PRSTG International and PRSTG Solutions, while the former focuses on development of technology and education partnerships between Germany and the countries abroad, the latter provides consultancy and training services in Germany, as the home country.


Supporting Institutions

The 3DMC Organsing Committee is formed by experts in the field of 3-dimensional metrology who come from industry, academia and national metrology institutes in order to ensure that the conference has an interdisciplinary character.


If there are any questions or comments, please get in touch:

Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL)
RWTH Aachen University

Markus Ohlenforst
Steinbachstr. 25
52074 Aachen
Email: M.Ohlenforst@3dmc.events
Phone: +49 241 80 24183


Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL)
RWTH Aachen University

Markus Ohlenforst
Steinbachstr. 25
52074 Aachen
Email: M.Ohlenforst@3dmc.events
Phone: +49 241 80 24183


Journalists please contact
Johannes Brand,
especially regarding any questions concerning accreditation.

Terms and Conditions

Area of Application

The following general conference terms and conditions apply to all contractual conditions between participants and the organizers of this conference.

Registration / Registration Confirmation

Registration for 3DMC events can be done online (only reservations). The registration is first confirmed and legally binding upon receipt of confirmation from the organizers. Upon registrations by consulting companies and competing institutions, we reserve the right to investigate on the degree of business competition with any partners involved with the event and to deny the participation or cancel the registration on these grounds. To every legally binding registration apply all underlying general terms and conditions.


The participation fee is to be paid immediately upon receipt of the invoice; no further deductions can be applied to the amount stated on the invoice. The cost of service charges is the responsibility of the participant and to be paid in full. By unsuccessful payment, the organizers withhold the right to cancel registration and/or to liquidate by means of another party. By late payment, the organizers are entitled to apply an additional interest of 5% over the base interest rate (§247 Abs. 1 BGB) per annum.
Included in the charges are the above mentioned services and training, however, regularly not included are travel and accommodation costs.

Withdrawl / Cancellation

The participant may not cancel his registration. After completion of the registration process, the organizers are entitled to bill the full participation fee. Personal agreements on a case-based reasoning are subject to the organizers' goodwill. Independent of the above cancellation policy, the participant has the right to name a substitute participant to take their place at the conference.

Cancellation or Program changes by the Conference Organizers

The organizers withhold the right to cancel conferences. The participants will immediately be informed (by telephone and in writing) of any change of program or cancellation. If possible, the organizers will offer if the participants an alternative conference place or date. If the participant agrees, the change is free of charge. If, however, the participant does not agree, the applicable conference fees will be reimbursed completely. Further changes and demands are not included. Therefore, compensation of travel costs, for loss of working hours, and/or for inconveniences can not be requested and will not be paid. The organizers reserve the right to allow for changes to the organization, changes to personnel or invited speakers, or changes to the scheduling of the conference which have no fundamental influence on the final character of the conference.

Participation Certificates

Every participant receives a participation certificate upon personal request to the organizers.


All conference materials are copyright protected. The copying of any material, distribution or any other use of the material is only allowed with the written approval of the the organizers.


All conferences will be held with the appropriate, authorized lecturers or authors and thoroughly prepared and organized. The organizers are not responsible for the timeliness, accuracy or completeness of the lecture contents or conference execution. For damaged personal property or belongings, the organizers take legal responsibility only if willful intent or negligence on their part can be proved, and as long as there are no legal regulations to the contrary.

Storage of Data

The organizers keep personal data confidential and every usage of the datais subject to the legal data protection act. Personal data is reserved only for the sole purpose of conference organization by the the organizers, and for future offers by the organizers. Every participant has the right to refuse the storage and future use of their personal data for unrequested correspondence of informational material.