A Message From The Organizers

Video Presentations

Microscopic 3D techniques for industrial inspection

Roger Artigas

Sensofar Tech SL, Spain

QIF + MBD: Real-World Application of Standardized Interoperability from Schneider Electric

Daniel Campbell

CapVidia + Schneider Electric, United States

Optical metrology for digital manufacturing: A review

Sofia Catalucci

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Robot calibration performance analysis and optimization.

Ahmed Chekh Oumar

Tekniker, España

Latitude Code Scanning Deflectometry

Isak Du Preez

Axiscan, France

A novel approach to automated planning of measurement tasks using graph-based algorithms

Maximilian Eberhardt

Fraunhofer IGCV, Germany

Robotic 3D measurement system for large volume part investigation

Safouane El Ghazouali

LNE, France

European Metrology Network (EMN) for Advanced Manufacturing

Alex Evans

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM), Germany

Calibration of a Serial Manipulator Robot via Motion-Capture Photogrammetry for 3D Concrete Printing

Connor Gill

Loughborough University, United Kingdom

Robot characterization based on a multilateration system with retroreflecting spheres n=2 as targets

Joffray Guillory

Cnam, Laboratoire commun de métrologie LNE-Cnam, France

Photogrammetric Surface Inspection in Automotive Production: Current and Future Strategies

Max Hödel

Technical University of Munich / BMW Group, Germany

Assembly tooling aided by smart sensing and measuring approaches

Gorka Kortaberria

Tekniker, Spain

Designing a Metrology System for Automation

Ollie Martin

Insphere, United Kindom

Comparing accuracy and performances between robot-mounted 3D scanning CMMs and traditional CMMs

Viktor Mirkovic

Creaform, Germany

Metrology 4.0: Real-time Process Verification and Validation with the use of Augmented Reality and Smart Tools

Lorena Moreira

Coventry University, United Kingdom

Machine Learning for Learning Machines –
How A.I. helps to optimize the OEE of Measurement Systems

Markus Ohlenforst

IconPro, Germany

Blender - A 3D animation software explored as a metrology tool

Poster summary

Claire Pottier

Loughborough University, United Kindom

An evaluation of measuring performance in portable photogrammetry for large volume metrology

Pablo Puerto


Photogrammetry for robot tracking / control at multiple scales

Stuart Robson

UCL, United Kingdom

The challenges of 3D metrology in structural engineering

Jónatas Valença

CERIS, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Digital pipeline for a more precise manufacturing of large components

Félix Vidal

AIMEN + PeneloPe project, Spain

Expanding measurement capabilities of 3D X-ray microscopes to high-precision dimensional metrology

Herminso Villarraga-Gómez

Zeiss, United States

Proof of accuracy of an at-line high-resolution CT system demonstrated with the example of an additively manufactured impeller

Christopher Zepp & Christian Johanns

YXLON, Germany

Proud Supporters of V3DMC 2020

Virtual Demonstration

Experience our exhibitor's novel products.


IconPro GmbH


CT Metrology

YXLON International GmbH


Micron-Accurate Surface Metrology with Smartphones.

Quidient, LLC

United States

Virtual Exhibition

Visit Our Exhibitors at Their Virtual Booths.

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.


Santec is a global photonics company.

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

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.


REFLECON® Tarnish Scanningspray has been developed to dull reflecting, mirroring, transparent or dark surfaces for the 3D optical measurement technique (known as laser scanning).

3DMC Metrologists Needed to Measure the Metaverse

Quidient's flagship product (Quidient Reality™) creates models from images using a process called Generalized Scene Reconstruction. The models, which represent light and matter fields, are a key building block of the Metaverse.

3D Laser Scanners

Incredible Accuracy,

Amazing Data Quality


MR Chemie is a medium-sized family company based near Dortmund in Germany. Over the last 50 years we formed our identity from a local supplier of industrial aerosol cleaner to a global player. Today we are among the market leaders for high quality NDT consumables and equipment (MR®)

Your Partner for High Precision in Positioning and Metrology

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

3DMC Conference

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

Talks and Posters

3DMC’s live talks and poster presentations will focus on themes
such as:

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

  • Automation for In-Process Metrology

  • Smart Sensors for the Internet of Production

  • Supporting Metrology Decisions and Applications with Augmented and Virtual Reality

  • Measurement Uncertainty and Traceability

  • Non-Destructive Testing

  • … and other interesting 3D topics


The 3DMC exhibition, operating on-site and online, is a showcase for measurement systems and solutions where you can see technology and applications relating to:

  • Laser trackers

  • Surface scanning

  • X-RAY CT

  • Vision metrology / photogrammetry

  • Automated measurement

  • Projected augmented reality

  • … and more

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

Q&A Sessions

3DMC encourages technical discussions, networking, and socializing by dedicating special time slots to Q&A sessions related to both technical presentations and the 3DMC exhibition.

All participants are cordially invited to join our moderated Q&A sessions.

We encourage online delegates 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 multi-featured video conferences with dozens of other metrology experts.

V|3DMC 2020

Watch some of our awesome presentations from last year's V|3DMC 2020

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.

More Information

Call for Abstracts

This year for the first time, we request abstracts to be submitted online.

This will support our administration and ensure everyone provides the information we need.

It’s a simple process, so please click HERE to begin.


Content: current application/research
Format: slideshow (talks) or poster, no proceedings
Duration: 20-25 min, including Q&A

Detailed Guidelines

Q&A Sessions

3DMC encourages technical discussions, networking, and socializing via the moderated Q&A sessions which follow the live technical talks and poster sessions.

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

Submit abstract

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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  

MDPI Journal Metrology

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.

For the virtual event 2020,
the video presentations are available.



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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