Metrology

Metrology

About the group

Research within this theme focuses on understanding metrology, its education in both academic and industry, also its applications in manufacturing and engineering.

Our Metrology team's complementary blend of real-world and academic knowledge offers a broad scope of experience across a variety of sectors. Our value is in providing independent advice that can be enhanced by a 300-strong team of experts across the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing: so we can help to fix the whole problem rather than just part of it.

We specialise in delivering teaching, training and CPD to reduce manufacturing variation and uncertainty through improved product and process control. We have an impressive range of dimensional measurement equipment, ranging from hand tools to 3D coordinate measurement machines and staff with not only extensive knowledge and experience of teaching and training but also of applying metrology in the production environment.

If you wish to find out more about this theme, please get in contact with Professor Trevor Toman.

  • Our vision

    With our partners, we aim to continuously develop manufacturing metrology knowledge and good practice, embedding it into manufacturing and engineering sectors to increase productivity and advance the UK metrology competency, through CPD and higher education.

  • Our mission

    Our Metrology team's complementary blend of real-world and academic knowledge offers a broad scope of experience across a variety of sectors. Our value is in providing independent advice that can be enhanced by a 300-strong team of experts across the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing: so we can help to fix the whole problem rather than just part of it.

Consultancy

We have assembled a team of Metrology experts who have a successful track record in helping UK manufacturing to improve its Metrology processes and applications. We work with hundreds of industrial businesses, furthermore, we actively contribute to various national and international metrology committees and conferences.

Make use of our wider team of experts

Our team includes experts who have worked in Metrology roles across aerospace, automative, medical and packaging sectors. We also have links to other areas within the University, such as materials and mathematics experts, who we include as part of our team as and when needed. Our team has hands on knowledge in real manufacturing environments, of various measuring equipment from hand tools, through CMM to large volume non-contact systems such as photogrammetry and laser scanners.

Flexible, Scalable Support

For short term support we allocate a suitable measurement expert or experts, who will work with you to advise on your need or help to solve your issue. For larger Metrology projects that require a temporary boost in your people resource, we can provide longer term help and support via student or post graduate placements, supported by our Metrology team, to help deliver projects and initiatives within your business.

Solutions, Not Products

We can offer help and advice on a variety of Metrology planning and application specific issues, including how to effectively utilise current equipment. Whether it is offering advice on a single measurement issue, helping you implement a Metrology strategy for your business, or helping to plan the up-skilling of your workforce so that you have that Metrology expertise inside your business. Coventry University Metrology can help. We are independent advisors, so will be searching for the best complete solution for you - not trying to sell you individual products.

Our courses

Our Metrology team's complementary blend of real-world and academic knowledge offers a broad scope of experience across a variety of sectors. We offer a wide range of courses in measurement and metrology culminating in formal qualification. From an introduction to advanced tools and techniques our training courses bring together the power of a university’s subject knowledge and the applied expertise of trainers with strong industrial experience.

Our philosophy is to deliver value for money courses with the quality you would expect from a university, practically explained and with three key elements built in:

  • Knowledge delivered in an engaging, realistic and relevant way
  • Hands-on activities and interaction that bring this knowledge to life
  • Encouragement to carry on developing through work based learning

View all of our Metrology courses.

Key researchers

Name Title Email
Trevor Toman Professor, Head of Metrology t.toman@coventry.ac.uk
Wayne Sadler Lecturer, Subject and Training Expert in Metrology wayne.sadler@coventry.ac.uk
Lorena Moreira Research Fellow lorena.moreira@coventry.ac.uk
Ranveer Matharu Research Fellow ranveer.matharu@coventry.ac.uk
Hua Guo Research Fellow hua.guo@coventry.ac.uk
Rizwan Tai Engineering Technician rizwan.tai@coventry.ac.uk
Alex Gkanatsios Senior Technician / Skill Instructor alex.gkanatsios@coventry.ac.uk
Andre Soares Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering deji.aremu@coventry.ac.uk

Projects

Our research aims to increase our understanding of metrology, its education in both academic and industry and also the applications in manufacturing and engineering.

Find out more about some of our projects:

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H1PERBAT

The H1PERBAT project took an integrated approach to remove fundamental constraints on capacity, energy density and thermal management of EV batteries, and will realise a step change in system performance. Similarly, the test/optimisation of durability, integrity and safety of technology from cell, module and system level up to validated vehicle integration is targeted.

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Midlands Centre for Data Driven Metrology (MCDDM)

The MCDDM focuses on delivering industry-relevant research, training and implementation in form and surface metrology. The MCDDM focuses on delivering industry-relevant research, training and implementation in form and surface metrology.

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H1perChain

The H1perChain (high performance EV supply chain) project has been designed to scale up the UK’s battery pack manufacturing and supply chain industry as a critical part of the automotive sector and the UK Government Industrial Strategy. The project will address the need for a step change reduction in battery pack costs by developing the UK component and sub-system supply chain capabilities, establishing robust and high-speed laser welding processes whilst innovating the design and manufacturing solutions for higher volume battery packs.

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INNEX

The project will develop a new highly innovative lightweight exhaust system for forced induction diesel and petrol automotive vehicles. The ultimate aim is to significantly reduce the overall system mass, thus for instance giving an annual CO2 saving of 325M tonnes, reduced customer fuel bills and a 5% reduction of precious metals being used in catalytic converters.

 Queen’s Award for Enterprise Logo
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021