A Technology Roadmap for Large-Scale Manufacturing

SME Media


Date: Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour

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The PrecisionPath Consortium (PPC) for Large-Scale Manufacturing, a working partnership of industry partners, the Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), and UNC Charlotte, built a solid foundation to identify barriers that hinder progress in the large-scale manufacturing sector.

Their intensive roadmapping process solidified the framework of a compelling 70+ page report. After more than two years of work and collaboration, the consortium produced a Technology Roadmap for Large-Scale Manufacturing. This webinar with cover their research and findings which address both short-term and long-term objectives of the industry.

Ed Morse
UNCC Chair
Precision Path Consortium

Edward Morse was awarded his PhD from Cornell University in January of 2000. His dissertation work was on the mathematical modeling of tolerancing for assembly. In 1999, he joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as an assistant professor and was promoted to full professor in 2011. His research interests include large scale metrology, assembly modeling and analysis, machine tool metrology, uncertainty estimation and analysis, tolerance standards and modeling, and various aspects of computational metrology. Dr. Morse is a member of several ASME standards committees for tolerancing and metrology, and is chair of ASME's B89 committee on Dimensional Metrology, as well as B89's Division 4 for Coordinate Measuring Machines. He is also a Subject Matter Expert (SME) representing the United States in ISO Technical Committee 213 on Geometric Product Specification and Verification.

Ron Hicks
CMS Chair
Precision Path Consortium

Ron Hicks is the CMS Chair for the PrecisionPath Consortium. He is currently the Vice President, North American Sales and Service, for Automated Precision Inc. (API). Ron has worked in the field of Dimensional Metrology for over 30 years. His journey first began at Newport News Shipbuilding, managing the Dimensional Control Department. He has been a dedicated member of the CMSC since the mid 80’s. During this time, he served on the Executive Committee for 10 years and another 5 years on the Nominating Standing Committee. Ron served as CMSC Chairman for the 1998 St. Louis Conference and Reno Conference in 2007.