A Message From The Organizers

2020 Sponsors And Talks

All Presentations and Q&A-Sessions are freely availabe for everyone to watch.
No registration required.

Proud Supporters of V3DMC 2020


Generalized (5D) Scene Metrology

Scott Ackerson

Quidient, US

Compact interferometric measurement solutions for high precision manufacturing and engineering

Christoph Baune

SmarAct, Germany

Addressing the challenges 3D metrology shopfloor integration.
Example of a railway wagon plant

Gleb Buzik

Metrologic Group, RU

MBD (Model-based definition): Benefits for design, manufacturing, and metrology

Daniel Campbell

Capvidia, US

Quality metrics and uncertainty with point clouds

Sofia Catalucci

University of Nottingham, UK

3D Imaging and measurement for precision farming applications

Richard Dudley


LNLS 1/4: Large volume infrastructure and networks optimization for the alignment of Sirius Light Source

Henrique Geraissate

LNLS - Brazilian Synchrotron, Brazil

Development of error-reduction techniques for high-accurate measurement of tilt-surface shapes using laser

Tatsuo Hariyama

Hitachi, Japan

Initial testing of a photogrammetric/multilateration sensor for NPL’s distributed coordinate metrology system, OPTIMUM

Jonathan Heaps


Real-time photogrammetry for solar power plant

Gorka Kortaberria

Tekniker, Spain

Developing 3D metrology - a research chair in LVM and a directory of 3DM

Stephen Kyle


A novel instrument for accurate grid separation measurements in ion thrusters during ground-based testing

Mattia Lazzerini


Absolute angular measurement by dispersive interferometry using a femtosecond pulse laser

Xu Liang

Tianjin University, China

‘A priori’ Monte-Carlo simulation solutions for large-scale metrology

Unai Mutilba

Tekniker, Spain

Error estimate of point cloud registration using laser scanner

Vitor Nardelli

ISI-SIM, Brazil

LNLS 4/4: Reconstructing the Alignment Profile of a Synchrotron for Verification Purposes Using Photogrammetry, Precise Levelling, and Absolute Distance Measurements

Rodrigo de Oliviera Neto

LNLS - Brazilian Synchrotron, Brazil

Predictive Quality and Process Optimization: Unfolding the Power of Automated Machine Learning

Akshay Paranjape

Icon Pro GmbH, Germany

LNLS 3/4: Performance evaluation of a reciprocal orientation technique between laser trackers using physical artefacts in a large volume environment

Douglas Luis Passuelo

LNLS - Brazilian Synchrotron, Brazil

Proposal of new part of ISO 15530-X: sensitivity analysis

Wojtek Plowucha

ATH Bielsko, Poland

Large volume metrology techniques to assess and improve pose accuracy of a Stewart platform

Maurício Porath

LGI, Brazil

A.I.-Based Determination of Process Capabilities for Quality Data

Hermann Ritter

Icon Pro GmbH, Germany

LNLS 2/4: A direct laser trackers orientation technique based on reciprocal fitted spheres

Gustavo Rovigatti de Oliveira

LNLS - Brazilian Synchrotron, Brazil

Hands-on – shop-floor-integration of optical metrology

Alex Schönberg

FFT Produktionssysteme, Germany

Opportunities for the Smart Factory

Ted Sidoriak

FARO Technologies, US

Continuous slab casting machine quality and productivity performance improvement through three-dimensional alignment process

Paule Vieira

Tecnimex, Brazil

5 Reasons why laser triangulation is the technology of choice for many of today’s measurement applications

Clive Warren

Third Dimension, UK

Virtual Exhibition

Visit Our Exhibitors at Their Virtual Booths.


3D metrology software you can trust.

Proven comprehensive 3D inspection software to enhance your metrology equipment.

Sensor-integrated robot-based assembly systems

As a close partner of WZL's chair Production Metrology and Quality Management, we envision the future assembly to achieve resilience by adaptability. Metrology and sensor services are major assets to enable our vision of line-less mobile assembly systems.

Worldwide leader in portable and automated 3D measurement solutions

From simple 3D scanning tasks to complex development projects, Creaform’s cutting-edge technology and expert 3D metrology services guarantee your company improved quality and accelerated time to market while reducing your costs.

Production Engineering
Through Applied Research

As one of the organizers of 3DMC, WZL's chair Production Metrology and Quality Management aims at increasing flexibility, efficiency and transparency in production by realizing an Internet of Production.

and get
real-time data

We design and sell non-contact, optical profile measurement systems for gap and flush, radius, edge breaks, seals and more.


Santec is a global photonics company.

A leading manufacturer of Tunable Lasers, of Optical Test and Measurement, and of Optical Imaging Equipment.

Quidient Reality™
the world’s first GSR Engine

The global leader in Generalized Scene Reconstruction (GSR) - a new category of 3D imaging. Our Quidient Reality™ platform is being used by some of the top brands on Earth to develop applications in digital content creation, touchless claims, automated visual inspection, and more.

Universal metrology software for all portable hardware

SpatialAnalyzer is the premier portable metrology software solution for large-scale applications. SA is an instrument-independent, traceable 3D graphical software platform that makes it easy for users perform complex tasks simply, ultimately improving productivity.

3D Laser Scanners

Incredible Accuracy,

Amazing Data Quality


the revolution in scanning accessories – disappearing state of the art scanningspray
increase your overall equipment efficiency – no cleaning required
optimize your scan results – thin, homogeneous coating

Metrology Solutions for
Additive Manufacturing

Taraz Metrology develops and supplies optical form and surface metrology systems for additive manufacturing applications. We have solutions for in-process and post-process measurements, please visit our virtual booth to learn more.

Your Partner for High Precision in Positioning and Metrology

SmarAct develops high-performance solutions for handling and positioning in the micro- and nanometer range.

We measure and optimize parts and production lines using mobile 3D metrology

Service & Expertise
Automation & Integration
SpatialAnalyzer - Software
Brunson - Stands and Accessories

Versatile High Precision 3D Scanning Solutions

SHINING 3D provides professional solutions covering “3D Digitizing – Intelligent Design – Additive Manufacturing” for industries including industrial manufacturing, healthcare & life sciences, product customization, and education.

Solution Partner for Measurement Products and Services

API is a global company with its Radian Laser Tracker Series, machine tool and robot calibration equipment, optical sensors and coordinate measuring products continuing to be the benchmark for metrology Automation, Precision and Innovation.

X-ray & CT Inspection & Measurement Solutions

YXLON International is the leading producer of x-ray systems for a broad variety of industrial applications, ranging from non-destructive material analysis, quality assurance up to dimensional measurements of the inner structures of components down to the nano-meter range.

Anything that can be digitalized, will be digitalized

21st-century problems need 21st-century solutions. Traditional drawing-based workflows weren't built for the era of the internet and Big Data.

Model-based workflows are.

3DMC Conference

3DMC is dedicated to the application and development of 3D measurement technology for industrial, scientific and cultural purposes.

Online Talks

V3DMC will feature live-streaming events and presentations for viewing on demand.
Typical themes:

  • 3D Metrology Technologies and Applications from Nanometre to Large Scale

  • Automation Enabled by In-Process Metrology

  • Digitization – Smart Sensors for the Internet of Production

  • Augmented and Virtual Reality Supporting User Interaction and Metrology-Based Decision Making

  • Measurement Uncertainty and Traceability

  • Non-Destructive Testing

Online participation will be free for both presenters and the audience.

Online Exhibition

The V3DMC online exhibition will incorporate image and video displays, and brochure downloads by exhibitors from a wide range of fields, e.g.:

  • aerospace

  • automotive

  • power generation

  • marine

  • off-shore

  • built environment

  • cultural heritage

  • virtual reality

Please contact Johannes to find out about options for exhibiting and details about possibilities for (modest) sponsorship.

Online Q&A Sessions

V3DMC encourages technical discussions, networking, and socializing by dedicating special time slots to live Q&A sessions related to both technical presentations and the V3DMC online exhibition.

All participants are cordially invited to join our moderated Q&A sessions in the comfort of their own homes or at their desks.

We encourage all participants to dive into an even more lively experience by providing state-of-the-art streaming services that will allow everyone to join our rich and fully-featured video conferences with dozens of other metrology experts.

Why You Should Attend 3DMC

Learn for Life

Expert presentations on the latest advances in research and application define 3DMC's unique technical profile.

Get Global

Researchers, decision makers and sales executives from around the globe guarantee an international atmosphere.

Extend Your Network

3DMC encourages you to stay in touch through our social media groups. Keeping contacts alive has never been easier.

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts is open.
Please feel free to send us your abstract.


Content: current application/research
Format: slideshow only, no proceedings
Duration: 20-25 min

Detailed Guidelines

Q&A Sessions

Content: discussion of presentations
Format: live streams
Software: ZOOM

Download ZOOM


3DMC welcomes presentation inquiries. Abstracts are scientifcally reviewed prior to their selection for presentation.

Send Inquiry

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Find out about facts and figures.


in 2016-2019
w/o duplicates


Delegate Passes
in 2016-2019


Exhibitor Booths
in 2016-2019


Institutional Visits
in 2016-2019

Meet exhibitors from 2016-2019.

Indulge in memories.

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Who's Involved

Meet the organizers.

Ben Hughes

NPL London, UK

Robert Schmitt

Director at WZL|RWTH Aachen, Germany

Harald Bosse

PTB Braunschweig, Germany

Steve Kyle

3DIMPact, UCL London, UK

Martin Peterek

WZL|RWTH Aachen, Germany

Benjamin Montavon

WZL|RWTH Aachen, Germany

Johannes Brand

WZL|RWTH Aachen, Germany

Mark Sanders

WZL|RWTH Aachen, Germany

Check out 3DMC's network of institutions.
Learn more about our partners.


Hosting Institution Aachen, Germany


Hosting Institution Aachen, Germany


Supporting Institution London, UK


Supporting Institution Braunschweig, Germany


Supporting Institution London, UK


Supporting Institution Eibar, Spain


Partner Conference


Partner Conference July 20-24, 2020
New Orleans, LA, USA


Partner Conference February 26-28, 2020
Bilbao, Spain


Media Partner  

Catch up on our industrial intelligence: the Industrial Advisory Board.

Ben Adeline


Martin Harding

Rolls-Royce Oberursel, Germany

Markus Ohlenforst

IconPro Aachen, Germany

Heiko Paluszek

sigma3D Mainz, Germany


Download archives and programs of previous conference editions.
Obtain the media pack for spreading the word.

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3DMC was established in 2016. Ever since then, speakers and presenters have added to the conference's technical profile with outstanding contributions.

The latest archives are password-protected. Contact Johannes for the password.

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The 3DMC organizers always strive to create balanced programs with equally distributed presentation slots, exhibition slots, and times for social activities and recreation.

You are cordially invited to take a look at the programs of past 3DMC conferences.

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Media Pack

The Committee wants to provide exhibitors, presenters, industrial advisors and each and every 3DMC enthusiast with sound material to spread the word.

Find images, logos, flyers, presentations, and more in a single convenient archive.

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