National Physical Laboratory

Reacting to meltdown

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has helped CEA (Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission of France) measure high temperature reference standards in one of their research furnaces, which are ...

Jan 23, 2013
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New freeform standards to support scanning CMMs

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK's National Measurement Institute, has developed a new range of three dimensional standards for verifying freeform coordinate measurement machines (CMMs). The standard allows ...

Nov 14, 2012
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Recyclable electronics: Just add hot water

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), along with partners In2Tec Ltd (UK) and Gwent Electronic Materials Ltd, have developed a printed circuit board (PCB) whose components can be easily separated by immersio ...

Oct 29, 2012
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Tracking people by their 'gait signature'

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed a walking gait recognition system that, in combination with other tools, can help track an individual though a CCTV monitored area by analysing the way ...

Sep 20, 2012
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Mini robot builds NPL probe

Precision engineering requires accurate measurements and these are often made using co-ordinate measuring machines, or CMMs.

Aug 31, 2012
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