New College Program to Integrate Portable Measuring Arms and More

Students at Fullerton College to gain practical experience in metrology using Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence products like the Romer Absolute Arm.

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence (Hexagon Metrology, Inc.) announced that its portable and stationary coordinate measuring machine (CMM) technologies will be integrated into a new metrology program offered at Fullerton College, which is located in North Orange County, in Fullerton, California. Fullerton College is one of the largest machinist trade schools in the state. Starting in the fall of 2018, students will learn how to use a wide array of measurement and inspection tools including Romer Absolute Arms, laser scanners, CMMs and more. The school says that the new curriculum will enable students to study the science of measurement and acquire job skills that are highly in demand by science laboratories and industries that use advanced manufacturing technologies. Industries that seeks professionals with skills in advanced manufacturing technologies include aerospace, defense, automotive, medical and power generation.

Students can begin working toward a Metrology Certificate of Achievement with several of the compulsory courses that are currently available. The Metrology Program is a natural extension of the Machine Technology curriculum at Fullerton College. Course study will cover fundamental metrology concepts and offer hands-on usage of shop floor CMMs and portable measuring machines (PCMMs) for practical measurement and inspection operations that are conducted in machine shops and manufacturing cells. The Romer articulating arm is a versatile measurement tool designed to meet the needs of almost any measurement application, whether scanning or touch-probing. This portable CMM provides the foundation for Fullerton College's program of electives designed to prepare students for scientific research and today's data-driven manufacturing environments. The Romer Absolute Arm with integrated RS4 laser scanner will provide the means for precision 3D data capture across a range of surfaces and applications.