Paper 12.235

A. Robinson et al., "Improving the Quality of Measurements through the Implementation of Customised Standards", in Proc. of 3rd Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 2012, pp. 235-246,


Improving the Quality of Measurements through the Implementation of Customised Reference Artefacts


Andy ROBINSON 1, Michael MCCARTHY 1, Stephen BROWN 1, Anthony EVENDEN 1, Lifong ZOU 2

1 National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, Middlesex, UK;
2 Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, UK


Three-dimensional (3D) optical scanning technology has made great advances over the last decade and the range of applications is continually growing. However, performance of scanning systems and the quality of measurement data can vary greatly with application. This paper discusses the need for customised reference artefacts and describes three calibrated freeform artefacts, developed at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) - one related to generic freeform shapes, one related to body scanning, and another relating to dental scanning. The design, manufacture, calibration and implementation of these artefacts are discussed, together with examples of how they are used to add value to a measurement process.


Measurement, Standards, Reference artefact, Freeform, Metrology


Full paper: 12.235.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBST 2012, 16-17 Oct. 2012, Lugano, Switzerland
Pages: 235-246

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