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10th Anniversary Event Review

Posted on: August 28th, 2018 by Steven No Comments

Manchester Metrology celebrated its 10th anniversary on August 1st with an open day at our new premises in Ashton-under-Lyne.  The 10 year anniversary coincided with a move to a new 5,300 sq ft premises, which is 5 times larger than our previous site.   To celebrate this, we hosted a live metrology event which was attended by all the leading providers in the metrology sector including – Verisurf, Faro, Optimax, Hexagon Metrology, Measurement Solutions, PolyWorks and Aberlink.  Since its inception in 2008 Manchester Metrology has become a market leader in the inspection of engineered components with a record turnover of £1.7m in 2017.

Paul Bulman, Managing Director Manchester Metrology commented “It was such a huge honour to be joined by so many leading Metrology suppliers at what was for us a great celebration of 10 very exciting years.  It is a great testament to the dedication and commitment of our team to be able to host such an event.” Now employing a total of 13 staff, the company is dedicated to providing training and opportunities for the younger generation to enhance their skill levels and introduce them to new and exciting roles within the metrology sector.

Manchester Metrology’s exclusive client base includes global machine manufacturer JCB, engineering giant Babcock and world water speed record project Quicksilver.

Manchester Metrology aims to maintain future sustainable growth and expansion, with a £700k investment in the latest metrology equipment in 2017 – Aberlink Xtreme, CNC CMM, Leica and Cybergage 360. The company’s long-term partnership with equipment supplier FARO and the significant investment in new technology has enabled Manchester Metrology to become a UK leader in the inspection of engineered components, offering an extensive range of equipment hire packages and on-site services.

An Interview with MD Paul Bulman for Manchester Metrology’s 10th Anniversary

Posted on: July 31st, 2018 by Steven No Comments

Manchester Metrology is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, so we’ve sat down with Managing Director and Founder Paul Bulman to find out what has contributed to Manchester Metrology’s success.


Google Utilises 3D Scanning to Preserve Historic Monuments

Posted on: June 12th, 2018 by Steven No Comments

World heritage sites are being destroyed at an alarming rate, but two american companies are using 3D scanning to capture them digitally. (more…)

Measure Anything Event Review

Posted on: April 18th, 2018 by Steven No Comments

The Measure Anything event held recently at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium was a huge success! (more…)

Manchester Metrology to co-host Measure Anything event

Posted on: March 12th, 2018 by Steven No Comments

Manchester Metrology will be working with Optimax, Renishaw and Faro to host a metrology networking event called Measure Anything. (more…)

Manchester Metrology to exhibit at MACH 2018

Posted on: March 5th, 2018 by Steven No Comments

Manchester Metrology will be exhibiting at MACH 2018 from April 9th-13th at the NEC in Birmingham. (more…)

Solving Crimes With 3D Scanning

Posted on: February 15th, 2018 by Steven No Comments

One of the many benefits surrounding the use of laser scanners is the ability to create detailed models of inspection areas; this is especially vital when trying to detail the layout of a crime scene. (more…)

Metrology Industry Trends for 2018

Posted on: January 23rd, 2018 by Steven No Comments

With the number of applications for metrology continually growing, the use of 3D scanners has increased for a number of industries, helping to streamline manufacturing and engineering processes. (more…)

Faro Focus X330 used to Scan Football Stadium!

Posted on: January 8th, 2018 by Steven No Comments

Manchester Metrology engineers used the Faro Focus X330 scanner to create a high resolution scan of a football stadium.

The Focus3D X330 is a high-speed 3D scanner with extra long range. The Focus3D X330 advances into entirely new dimensions: it can scan objects up to 330 metres away even in direct sunlight and is specially designed for outdoor applications due its small size, light weight and extra long range. This makes it the ideal scanner for the job which we were given.

With its integrated GPS receiver, the laser scanner is able to correlate individual scans in post-processing, making it ideal for surveying based applications.

The Focus X330  increased accuracy and range, the Focus3D X330 considerably reduces the effort involved in measuring and post-processing. The 3D scan data can easily be imported into all commonly used software solutions for accident reconstruction, architecture, civil engineering, construction, forensics, industrial manufacturing and land surveying. Distance dimensions, area and volume calculations, analysis and inspection tasks and documentation can thus be carried out quickly, precisely and reliably.

Find out more about the Faro Focus X330 here 




The Future of 3D Scanning: The Effects on Industrial Quality Control

Posted on: December 9th, 2017 by Steven No Comments

With customers continuing to demand high-quality products, the 3D scanning industry is adapting manufacturing processes to improve efficiency and accuracy. (more…)