Contract Measurement

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Contract Measurement explained

Using MSL’s outsourced contract measurement service is a highly efficient way to increase your measurement capacity and remove internal CMM bottlenecks.

UK’s leading supplier

As the UK’s leading supplier and service centre for Creaform products like the HandySCAN and MetraSCAN, we’re able to support your business throughout the design, manufacturing, and inspection processes.

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3D Scanning

Light weight, highly portable 3D scanners than can be used almost anywhere from the shop floor to on site. High quality scan data at your figure tips.

Handheld Metrology

Outsource your scanning needs to our professional team of engineers. We use market leading equipment like this Creaform HandySCAN to produce accurate point cloud data compatible with your workflow.

CMM Inspection

We have a dedicated COORD3 CMM based in our Derby office for high precision inspection of parts and components.

Automated Inspection

We use a Creaform CUBE-R, a fast, reliable, and complete turnkey solution for high volume and multi-part inspection.

* MSL has a number of CMM measurement software solutions to produce full GD & T inspection and SPC reports.

The technology

The 3D scanning and probing technology works on complex geometries and highly reflective materials providing your engineers with the feedback they need to report manufactured component deviations from the design intent.

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Remove your CMM Bottleneck

Off site or On site?

Given the lightweight and portable nature of our Creaform scanners, we’re able to work directly with your team on-site or accommodate your components at our Derby centre.

MSL engineers can come to your facility anywhere in the UK to assist in removing measurement bottlenecks or by providing a new resource to your team. These lightweight scanners are powerful tools for contract measurement, enabling us to give you accurate, repeatable results quickly.

Alternatively, you’re able to take advantage of our central facility in Derby for high volume or multi-part measurement that requires a CMM or Automated Quality Control solutions such as the Cube-R.


MSL specialise in metrology so we use a range of software tools that will fit straight into your workflow. We provide data that’s compatible with all industry leading products enabling you to examine, manipulate and output the data


As engineers, we understand the importance of traceability. Our process ensures we create an unbroken chain of custody that allows you to record every step during the manufacturing process including part numbers, measurement information, calibration results, processing operations, and environmental conditions. MSL is a UKAS-accredited, ILAC MRA Calibration Laboratory. Accredited to ISO/IEC 17025, the standard enables MSL to demonstrate competency and valid results, promoting confidence in measurement.

Automated Measurement

Repeatable, scalable, and reliable. Automated Quality Control (AQC) delivers fast, accurate scan data that reduces your production cycle whilst the programmable automation software means there’s no reduction in quality. MSL own and operate a Cube-R automated scanning solution, utilising Fanuc or Universal Robots. It’s ideal for your multi-part or high-volume quality inspection. The programmable automation delivers repeatable results and eliminates the possibility for human error delivering high levels of accuracy and ultimate traceability throughout the process. Using either Creaform’s VxScan-R or Metrolog’s i-Robot we can programme the robotic trajectory and measurement routine directly, using simulation and trajectory planning.

Contract Measurement for Quality Inspection

Our qualified team of engineers operate to the highest industry standards, providing high-quality reports you can rely on with full traceability. Our experience has been gained in almost every manufacturing environment including high-performance areas like Formula 1 and Motorsport. We use the market-leading suite of Creaform 3D scanners to deliver services at your site and the incredibly accurate Coord3 CMMs to complete the inspection of products at our base in Derby. All data output is compatible with your workflow, but if there is something specific you need in terms of reporting, data or file format then our engineers can accommodate that too.

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