Latest Edition of Mitutoyo’s Metrology Handbook is Out Now


A new and much enlarged edition of Mitutoyo UK’s Metrology Handbook is now on sale. Even though extensive revisions and additions have increased the page count by 50% the original cover price has been held, surely making this the best value book of its kind on the market and one of the most informative and accessible references available on dimensional metrology for all levels of reader.

This book is primarily intended as reference material for those attending dimensional metrology training courses, especially the internationally recognized City & Guilds training award from the Mitutoyo Institute of Metrology. The content is based on having taught tens of thousands of engineers from a variety of industries, an experience which highlighted the need for a wide-ranging source of information to provide answers to the many questions raised during Mitutoyo metrology seminars. It should also be useful to anyone who needs an overview of dimensional metrology in terms of its history, accepted practices and an appreciation of the wide choice of measuring equipment available today.


A prominent feature of the book is the extensive use of colour photography framed in an attractive layout to illustrate current measuring equipment, methods and technology, with many of the examples being based on Mitutoyo’s unparalleled range of product that allows a unique view of quality control issues commonly faced in industry.

This latest edition provides extended coverage of that workhorse of metrology in the manufacturing industries – the ubiquitous Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) – including a rare overview of specialist CMM applications such as aerofoil and gear measurement. Considerable effort has been put into giving prospective CMM users sufficient insight into manufacturers’ accuracy specifications so that they are able to appraise a machine’s applicability to their particular application, as well as compare competing products. Coverage of the ever-expanding range of probes available for the CMM is concentrated in a dedicated chapter.

The Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) material has been extensively revised to meet the increasing need for a sound appreciation of product specification principles. Drawings to explain key feature definitions are now included and the expanded treatment is intended to provide enough detail for the reader to confidently progress to an accurate interpretation of the relevant international standards themselves.

Coverage of hardness testing and surface texture has been significantly extended. In particular, several significant aspects of surface roughness measurement have been explained in detail in an attempt to clarify a highly technical and standards-dependent subject that is often poorly understood within industry but which is steadily growing in importance.

Continual shrinkage of manufacturing tolerances has increased the importance of accurate product measurement in order to maintain and improve product quality with trustworthy data. Untrustworthy data yields poor quality, and how to improve the trustworthiness of measurement data is one of the central issues addressed by this handbook.

Mitutoyo’s Metrology Handbook is available via Amazon or direct via our Sales Office, call 01264 353123. Cost is £25.00 plus P&P.