The Importance of Metrology

By definition, metrology is the science of measurement that deals with the accuracy, reliability, and traceability of measurements. It involves the use of various instruments and techniques to ensure that measurements are precise, consistent, and standardized. In the aerospace industry, metrology plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and reliability of aircraft and spacecraft components.


Accurate and precise measurements are essential in the design, development, and manufacturing of aerospace components, as even the smallest error can lead to technical consequence consequences.  Therefore, precise measurement and accurate documentation are critical for aerospace manufacturers to ensure quality control and regulatory compliance.


Outside of the manufacturing realm, metrology techniques are also used for maintenance and repair of aircraft, as well as for ensuring the safety and reliability of aerospace components during their operational life. The measurement of critical components, such as engines, turbines, and landing gear, is necessary to detect wear and tear, monitor performance, and prevent failures.


Here at PAC, our quality control department heavily relies upon metrology equipment to ensure our clients receive the best product achievable. Thanks to evolving technology, our 3-D scanning hardware can easily be stowed away for transit to off-site locations. If your company is interested in using our metrology services and gear, click below to input an estimate.