Michael Raphael, President of Direct Dimensions and a veteran metrologist, will give the keynote address at the 2019 Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) from July 22 - 26, 2019. The event will be held at Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida.
The conference has gained worldwide distinction for its full slate of original technical papers from high-level speakers and leading metrology practitioners. In the Education Zone, there will also be presentations from standards organizations, industry experts, and STEM specialists.
This event will mark the 35th year of the premiere conference dedicated to portable and traditional coordinate measuring machine (CMM) measurement professionals.
In keeping with the spirit of this landmark gathering, Raphael will address the Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) at 8:45am on Tuesday, July 23 with a presentation entitled The Future of 3D Metrology. Raphael will draw upon his more than 30 years of experience to cover the metrology field and explore the evolution of 3D measurement solutions, scanning technologies, and digital modeling solutions for the wide range of applications and industries.
Raphael got his start in the field of 3D metrology in 1985 as an engineer responsible for solving aerospace manufacturing problems. He founded his company Direct Dimensions Inc. (DDI) in 1995 to provide comprehensive 3D technical services, product representations, sales and support for all types of 3D scanning, imaging, and dimensional measurement solutions. The company employs nearly 30 technical and professional employees and performs hundreds of 3D scanning and modeling projects every year. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics, followed by a Masters of Engineering Administration from George Washington University.