ECM Becomes North American Training Partner for the National Physical Laboratory

ECM Becomes North American Training Partner for the National Physical Laboratory

Topsfield, MA – January 22, 2015 – ECM Global Measurement Solutions (ECM) today announces a new partnership as the sole North American training provider for the National Physical Laboratory (NPL).  “This new partnership has been the foundation of our education and training course development in the US. I am a strong advocate in educating the younger generations so that we can continue to grow and strengthen this industry. NPL has accomplished this in the UK and now ECM is looking to become the landmark education and training provider of 3D Metrology here in the US,” says Gary Confalone, Founder and CEO of ECM Global Measurement Solutions.

NPL is the UK’s National Measurement Institute, charged by the UK government to carry out research into innovative new measurement techniques, technology, and best practice.  NPL offers several training and certification courses across the UK in the field of metrology and has gained a lot of attention here in the U.S. in recent years. “This is a fantastic opportunity to deliver metrology skills and bring tangible benefits to the industry, in partnership with East Coast Metrology. We’re delighted that ECM has joined our training provider network. They have demonstrated a service provision that delivers quality and value and we look forward to developing our strategic relationship in 2015 and beyond,” states Suzanne Wells, Operations Manager for NPL Training.

In partnership with NPL, ECM offers a range of basic and advanced courses for 3D measuring instruments and metrology software that provide formal instruction and practical sessions designed to enhance the learning experience in dimensional measuring. Participants learn various types of dimensional measurement techniques and processes using the instrument correctly and with confidence. They will also be shown the tools for optimizing measurement processes, analyzing measurement results, and managing measurement decision risks. Emphasis is placed on various aspects of measurement such as dimensional geometry and geometric properties as well as instruction on drawing practices and tolerance. 


  • Dimensional Measurement Training: Level One
  • Dimensional Measurement Training: Level Two
  • CMS Certification Course: Level One & Level Two
  • Portable Coordinate Measurement Systems
  • GD&T Introductory: One Day Course
  • GD&T Intermediate: Three Day Course

Allow our expert engineering team to walk you through the steps to becoming an expert in the field of metrology today. Visit for more information, to register, and to view a detailed course outline for each class.



At ECM Global Measurement Solutions, we specialize in industrial measurement services, 3D scanning, and laser-based calibration. ECM’s headquarters houses an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accredited Laboratory and its own separate metrology laboratory. ECM combines cutting edge technology using laser trackers, laser scanners, portable arms, and CMMs with professional competency. Our highly-trained engineering team consistently delivers quality service solutions that are innovative and industry proven, giving our customers a competitive edge.


For more than a century NPL has developed and maintained the nation's primary measurement standards. These standards underpin the National Measurement System infrastructure of traceability throughout the UK and the world that ensures accuracy and consistency of measurement. NPL ensures that cutting-edge measurement science and technology have a positive impact in the real world. NPL delivers world-leading measurement solutions that are critical to commercial research and development, and support business success across the UK and the globe.