The National Freeform Centre at NPL has a number of aims.
To support UK end-users, manufacturers and academics in freeform measurement and also to co-operate with other measurement institutes and ISO-standards.
To provide evaluation and traceability for CMMs with tactile and non-contact probes, laser scanners, articulated arms, fringe projection systems, and point cloud processing software.
The development of freeform measurement standards, enabling best practice to be established.
To establish a NPL Freeform common interest group, offering metrology support, networking, meetings, industrial visits and both collaborative and marketing opportunities.