2nd 3D Metrology Conference 2017


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... where metrology meets industry

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, the organizing committee is dedicated to open the forthcoming second event to an even broader audience.
3DMC 2017 will again be hosted in Aachen.

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 modelling 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 Aachen this October 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









Impressions from last year's 3DMC

Industrial Advisory Board 2017

Exhibitors currently registered for 2017


Monday, Oct. 9, Location: WZL

14:00 Registration
Registration remains open through the day.
15:00 Workshop: Robot Performance Testing with Lasertracker and Acive Target Based on ISO 9283
Workshop: Computed Tomography for Dimensional Measurements and Corrections of Complex Parts
Workshop: Advanced Geometric Dimensioning, Tolerancing and Fitting Software for Optimized Design and Manufacturing
Parallel workshops offered repeatedly.
Presentation of the e.GO Life
18:00 Poster Session (Posters listed below schedule.)
Fingerfood & Drinks

Tuesday, Oct. 10, Location: Tivoli

08:00 Registration, Morning Coffee
08:30 Plenary Opening (R. Schmitt, B. Hughes)

Metrology as the Fundamental Enabler for Industry 4.0 and the Future of Manufacturing
Ben Adeline (Insphere Ltd.)
The Quality Information Framework (QIF) in Digital Manufacturing
Daniel Campbell (Capvidia)
09:30 Coffee Break
09:45 Augmented Reality for Feedback of 3D Data in Aerospace Apps
Jim Heley (A3L Ltd.)
Supporting Part Inspection with MR Headset (Hololens)
David Canepa Talamas (University of Bath, LIMA)
10:45 Exhibition Opening (S. Kyle)
Exhibition remains open through the day.
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Exhibition Time
13:30 Smart Metrology for a Production-Integrated SPC Network Structure
André Kreul  
On-Machine Inertial Sensors to Determine Machine-Tool Geometric Errors
Gregory Vogl (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
14:30 Integrated Measurement Technology for Self-Monitoring Machine Tools
Marcus Queins (Starrag Technology GmbH)
High-Precision Dimensional Metrology on Large-Size Rolling Bearings
Stepan Matousek (Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG)
15:30 Exhibition Time
16:15 Comparing CMMs and Laser Radar
Tom Hedges (Nikon Metrology, Inc.)
Flexible Optical Serial Measurement Process in the Car Body Manufacturing
Hanqing Zheng (Daimler AG)
17:15 3D Measurement of Jet Engine Compressor Aerofoils on Blisks for Vibration Analysis
Martin Harding (Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG)
Inline Metrology for Advanced Optics Manufacture
Christian Wenzel (Innolite GmbH)

Closing of Day 2 (R. Schmitt)
18:15 Exhibition Time
Poster Session
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Networking
Walheimer Big Band feat. Julia Walbergs
Open Bar

Wednesday, Oct. 11, Location: Tivoli

08:00 Morning Coffee
08:30 Opening of Day 3 (B. Hughes)

3D Scanner Based on Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Laser
Tatsuo Hariyama (Hitachi Ltd.)
New Concept for Accurate Self-Calibrating Multi-Target 3D Metrology
Mike Campbell (National Physical Laboratory)
09:30 Coffee Break
09:45 Scanner and IR Camera Combination for NDT Measurement of Pipes etc.
Somayeh Hesabi (Université Laval)
Radio Telescope Inspection by Terrestrial Laser Scanner
Christoph Holst (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)
10:45 Exhibition Time
Exhibition remains open through the day.
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Exhibition Time
13:30 A Medium Format Camera for High Accuracy Photogrammetry
Heidi Hastedt (Jade University of Applied Sciences Oldenburg)
Traceable On-Machine Measurements of Gas Turbine Parts
Nico Lehmann (Siemens AG)
14:30 Adaptive Quality Control Loops for High Precision Components
Raphael Wagner (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
ADM Laser Tracking Using Femtosecond Frequency Comb
Weihu Zhou (Chinese Acad. of Sci.)
15:30 Exhibition Time
16:15 Integrated Information Data Flow for Improved Manufacturing Quality
Toby Maw (Manufacturing Technology Centre )
Standard for Performance Measurement of CT Systems
Michael McCarthy (Engineering Metrology Solutions Ltd.)
17:15 Design for Verification and the Use of Metrology within Industry 4.0
Andy Francis (GKN Aerospace plc)

Farewell (B. Hughes, M. Peterek)
18:00 Exhibition Time

19:00 Shuttling to City Center
20:00 Casual Networking
Meeting Point: Domkeller Aachen
Outlook for 3DMC 2018


The following poster exhibitions have been confirmed by the authors after the acceptance of their respective abstracts. Please note that this list is still subject to frequent changes.

Michiel Boes (Pozyx BVBA)
Algorithms for Positioning Systems
Andrea Egidi (INRiM)
The Influence of Scanning Parameters on CMM Measurements
Zoya Fomkina (VNIIM)
Large Volume Metrology Capabilities at VNIIM
Gianfranco Genta (Politecnico di Torino)
Ball-Plate Based Calibration of a 3D Laser Triangulation Scanner
Solomon Kamagusa (CERN)
High-Accuracy Measurement System Using FSI and Multilateration
Nico Lehmann (Siemens AG)
Traceable On-Machine Measurements of Gas Turbine Parts
Katharina Richter (RWTH, WZL)
Making X-Ray Tomography a More Universal Tool
Mirko Riedel (TU Dresden)
Photogrammetric 6DOF Measurement on Machine Tools
Petros Stavroulakis (University of Nottingham)
Efficient Measurement of Complex Form by Occlusion Avoidance
Zheng Wang (University of Bath, LIMA)
Real-Time Laser Tracker Compensation of Robotic Machining
Marielouise Zaiß (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Measurement Uncertainty of Triangulation Scanning of Composite Sheets



Share your experience in a comfortable atmosphere!

Hotel Information:

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

Last minute hotel rooms: booking.com

Travelling to Aachen

You can use Google Maps with the help of a click on one of the buttons below:
WZL Aachen City Center

Additionally we summarized some useful travel information for you and integrated two maps for your convenience:

By plane:


Airport Düsseldorf International (DUS)

Train rides from Dusseldorf Airport to Aachen take about one and a half to two hours with Deutsche Bahn. Trains run about every hour. The SkyTrain connects the railway station and the terminals (5 minutes). It is also possible to rent a car at Düsseldorf Airport.


Airport Cologne/Bonn (CGN)

Depending on the connections, the train ride with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne/Bonn Airport to Aachen takes about one to one and half hours with a changeover at Cologne Central Station. It is possible to rent a car at Cologne/Bonn Airport.


Airport Frankfurt am Main (FRA)

The train ride from Frankfurt to Aachen with Deutsche Bahn takes about two to three hours depending on the connections. It includes a changeover at Cologne Central Station. It is possible to rent a car at Frankfurt Airport.


By train/railway:


Aachen Central Station

Aachen is linked to the international railway network. Every two hours the high-speed train THALYS operates via Aachen between Paris and Cologne. There is also a fast connection to London via train. Besides, ICE trains run from Frankfurt to Brussels via Aachen. There are direct connections to the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Siegen, Frankfurt/Main and Hamm. An hourly connection to Heerlen links Aachen to the Dutch railway system.



Innovation Expo

Exhibitors will present their innovative products to the interested audience which is exclusively focused on 3D metrology. Please refer to the plan below in order to get an insight into the booth distribution.

Floor Plan of Exhibition Area

Exhibitors currently registered for 2017

Delegates in 2016 (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 2017

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3D Metrology Conference – 3DMC 2017

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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


If you are interested in presenting your work as a speaker or with a poster, you are invited to provide us with an abstract (max. 200 words + 2 figures).
Speakers will receive their free delegate pass upon review of their abstract.
Please send us your abstract via e-mail to B.Hughes@3dmc.events a.s.a.p.
Please note the following time limits: Abstracts should be submitted by August 18th, 2017, drafts should be supplied by September 15th, 2017.

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.

1st 3DMC (2016)

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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.

Additional Networking Partner: VDMA
The Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau – VDMA) has its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, and represents around 3,200 members, making it the largest industry association in Europe. With more than one million employees and a turnover of around EUR 218 billion (2015), mechanical and plant engineering is Germany’s largest employer in the industrial sector. In addition, VDMA sees itself as a platform that provides its member companies with various networks where they can discuss technological challenges, interdisciplinary issues and many other topics. VDMA is proud to offer 3DMC to its members as a networking opportunity.



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 company terms and conditions apply to all contractual conditions between participants and continuing education organizations offering for example; seminars, symposiums or day conferences, as well as the organizers of this conference.

Registration / Registration Confirmation

Registration for any continuing further educational events can be done online, by email, post or telephone (only reservations). The registration is first confirmed and legally binding upon reciept of confirmation in writing per post 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 applies all underlying general terms and conditions.


The participation fee is upon reciept of the invoice, and without any deductions, to be immediately paid. The cost of service charges is the responsibility of the participant and to be paid in full. By nonsucessful payment, the organizers withhold the right to cancel and transfer the placement to 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, regularily not included are the travel and accomodation costs.

Withdrawl / Cancellation

The participant has the right to cancel. A cancellation may occur within one week of registration, and registration begins immediately with reciept of written registration (online, email, post or fax). A cancellation within the one week period requires no explanation and must be submitted immediately in writing. The cancellation policy is no longer applicable once the conference has started and the participant is in attendance. Independent of the cancellation policy, the participant has the right to name a substitute participant to take their place at the conference. After the cancellation expiry date, no further cancellations are possible and the full participant fee will be invoiced. If a cancellation is made one week before the beginning of the conference, the participant fee will be reduced to 100,-Euros.

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. The organizers will offer if possible the participants an alternative conference place or date if necessary. If the participant agrees, the change is free of charge. If however the participant does not agree, the full applicable conference fees will be reimbursed. Further changes and demands are not included, as is incurred travel and accomodation charges, as well as working days lost, will not be reimbursed. 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 lecture, seminar or 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, authorised 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 dammaged personal property or belongings, the organizers take legal responsibility only if willfull 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 uses the data only under 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 correspondance of informational material.