Simposio de Metrologia, Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico - 6-10 October 2014
SENSOR+TEST, 19-21 May 2015, Nürnberg, Germany

Nov 9-14 Annual ASPE Meeting – Boston MA

29th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering
Sunday-Friday, November 9-14, 2014
The Westin Boston Waterfront
Boston, Massachusetts

REGISTER for the ASPE Annual Meeting early. Receive the early-bird discount if you register on or before October 10, 2014. The full conference fee covers the technical and poster sessions, the commercial sessions and exhibition, daily lunches, a welcome reception, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum Dinner, refreshment breaks, hospitality hours and ASPE membership for 2015. Separate fees apply for tutorials and tours.

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Oct 1 The Practical Side of Vibration – Arlington Heights, IL

Oct 1, 2014
Arlington Heights, IL

Accurate measurements are crucial in the technical process of vibration testing, but more recent methods place a focus not only on the mathematical aspects, but practical application. Gain insight on how to develop and execute a well-structured testing program, as the Training Center at the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) presents Modern Practices in Intermediate Vibration Testing, October 1, 2014.

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Jun 4-5 Metrology for Aerospace Workshop – Benevento, Italy

2nd IEEE International Workshop on
Metrology for Aerospace

Benevento, Italy, June 4 – 5, 2015


Following the success of the 1st IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Aerospace (MetroAeroSpace 2014), it was considered convenient to promote a second edition of this event, which aims at reinforcing and supporting the collaborations among people working in developing instrumentation and measurement methods for aerospace.

This new edition will complete the state of the art and practice started last year. Attention is paid, but not limited to, new technology for metrology-assisted production in aerospace industry, aircraft component measurement, sensors and associated signal conditioning for aerospace, and calibration methods for electronic test and measurement for aerospace.

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Apr 15-17 Fluid Flow Measurement – Washington, DC

9th International Symposium on Fluid Flow Measurement
April 14-17, 2015
Key Bridge Marriott – Washington DC

The latest updates and a wide variety of research and technology topics associated with fluid flow measurement will be presented at the 9th International Symposium on Fluid Flow Measurement (ISFFM) from April 14-17, 2015. Professionals in fluid flow measurement from industrial research laboratories, universities, government laboratories, and industrial field study teams from all over the world will present their latest results in more than 50 technical presentations in two parallel sessions.

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Oct 1 Dynamic Sensors & Calibration – Washington DC

October 1, 2014 (10am – 2pm)
The Modal Shop
Silver Spring, MD

The Modal Shop, a PCB Group Company, is presenting a FREE Vibration Technology Training in the Washington, D.C. area. Breakfast and lunch will be served while you learn!  Register Today!

This training will discuss in detail the theory behind accelerometer design and development as well as different types of accelerometers and their uses, including:

  • Piezoelectric
  • Piezoresistive
  • Capacitive
  • Shock

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Aug 20 Learn Load Cell Basics – Webinar

Learn the load cell basics
Hosted by Interface, Inc.
Aug 20, 2014 – 10-11am Arizona Time

This webinar will be a primer on the design and use of strain gage force sensors, presented by Interface Design Engineer and Toastmaster, Mr. Albert Luna.

It will be a great opportunity for students, new engineers, and anyone from any industry that wants to learn more about load sensing.

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New Fluke Calibration Low Phase Noise RF Reference Sources

The Fluke Calibration 96270A and 96040A Low Phase Noise RF Reference Sources simplify RF calibration systems
Reduces the number of instruments and interconnections required for systems

EVERETT, Wash., Aug. 6, 2014 – Fluke Calibration introduces the 96270A and 96040A Low Phase Noise RF Reference Sources, which simplify RF and microwave calibration systems by replacing many of the instruments and accessories in existing systems. The new reference sources are easy-to-use instruments for calibrating spectrum analyzers, RF power sensors, and more, and because they do the job usually performed by multiple instruments they can cut the cost of RF calibration systems by up to half.

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Nov 19-20 LVMC 2014 – Manchester UK

Large Volume Metrology Conference & Exhibition
November 19-20, 2014
Manchester UK

The LVMC is the only European event solely dedicated to portable and large volume 3D measurement technology. It is the premier technical conference in Europe dedicated solely to the use of precision dimensional measurement technology for process improvement for manufacturers.

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Dec 2-5 Microwave Measurement Conference – Boulder, CO

84th ARFTG Microwave Measurement Conference
The New Frontiers for Microwave Measurements
December 2nd to 5th, 2014
Boulder, Colorado

The theme for the 84th ARFTG Conference is “The New Frontiers for Microwave Measurements”. We encourage the submission of original papers demonstrating innovative approaches in emerging fields, such as measurements for advanced communications, advanced materials measurements, and measurements at mm-wave frequencies. More broadly, contributions exploring all areas of microwave, RF, and mm-wave measurements are welcome. Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

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September Webinars – Fluke Calibration

Live Web Seminars on Calibration and Metrology

Real-world expertise and practical tips about electrical, flow, pressure, RF and temperature calibration. New web seminars are scheduled monthly. If you would like to be the first to know about new topics, sign up for Fluke Calibration web seminar alerts. If you can’t find the topic you are looking for, we may have already covered it. View our list of 50+ on-demand web seminars to find out.

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May 11-14 2015 I2MTC – Pisa, Italy

IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC)
May 11-14, 2015
Pisa, Italy

I2MTC 2015 spans research, development and applications in the field of instrumentation and measurement science and technology. This includes Industrial Tracks, where research merges with practical applications in industrial technology used every day. The Conference fosters the exchange of know-how between industry and academia. Paper contests will include a Conference Best Paper Award and Student Best Poster Awards. In addition to papers, the conference will also have Tutorials and Exhibits covering the entire range of Instrumentation and Measurement Technology.

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Watch the sky July 29-30th!

Late summer is a fantastic time for late night star gazing. For one, it’s lovely out at night. And two, there’s a whole lot of activity!  This year, the Delta Aquarids Peak is July 29-30th.  For early risers, the best opportunity for viewing the meteors is 2 hours before dawn.  For those who can’t escape the city lights…

On the night of July 29-30, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center will offer a live Ustream view of the skies over Huntsville, Alabama (weather permitting). The live stream will begin on July 29 at 10:30 p.m. ADT, 9:30 p.m. EDT, 8:30 p.m. CDT, 7:30 p.m. MST, 6:30 p.m. PDT, 5;30 p.m. Alaska, 3:30 p.m. Hawaii. (This is July 30 at 01:30 UTC/GMT.)

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PhD in Metrology – Italy

Politecnico of Torino and L’Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM) are jointly proposing a PhD in Metrology aiming at offering advanced education in all fields of measurements, from cutting-edge frontiers of science to the challenges of a changing society.

Expected schedule:
Deadline for the submission of application: August 28th, 2014
Course start: expected Nov 2014

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Wanted: Calibration Technicians – Chatsworth CA

Calibration Technicians – Several Positions
Micro Quality Calibration, Inc.
Chatsworth, CA


Want a career not a job? Want to have duties and responsibilities that matter? Want to be part of a growing company?

Positions Available Include:

RF Technician – Immediate Need
Electrical Technician – Immediate Need
Temperature / Humidity Technician
Pressure Gauge / Torque Technician
Gas & Liquid Flow Technician
Hand Tool Calibration/Repair Technician
Physical Dimensional Technician

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Sept Classes – Hands-On Gage Calibration & Repair

Hosted by IICT, this 2-day training offers specialized training in calibration and repair for the individual who has some knowledge of basic Metrology. Approximately 75% of the workshop involves “Hands-on” calibration, repair and adjustments of micrometers, calipers, indicators height gages, etc. Course also covers NIST Traceability, Certificates of Conformance, Gage Management, Standards, etc. Each student is encouraged to participate in actual calibrations and repairs using IICT equipment.

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