Celebrating Metrology’s Impacts on Global Trade

 

As a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical metrology systems and ultra-precise optical components and assemblies, Zygo Corporation’s mission is to enable customer success—from military and aerospace to medical and automotive—by delivering innovative precision optical and metrology solutions that exceed expectations. And as we countdown the days to World Metrology Day, Mike Schmidt, Market Development Manager at Zygo Corporation, joins MarketScale’s Daniel Litwin, the Voice of B2B, to discuss the metrology landscape, metrology’s impacts on global trade, and why working professionals and business leaders should be more conscientious of metrology and it’s effect on their business.

So what exactly is metrology and how are humans affected every day by this field specialty? Well, metrology is essentially the science of measurement, standardizing units across the globe to ensure all countries are determining weights and measurements, such as the meter, the kilogram, or the pound, in the same way.

“Probably one of the most significant societal impacts (of metrology) will be on regular consumerism. Making sure when you go to the gas station, you get a gallon or a liter, or you go to your local deli, you order a pound of meat or a kilo of meat—making sure that it’s all standardized, no matter where you go in the world,” said Schmidt. “Metrology measures these things consistently and precisely.”

Moreover, as the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the planet, exactness in metrology has ensured that temperature probes measure accurately and reliably, enabling readings that don’t differ from clinic to clinic.

Celebrating the Metre Convention of 1875, where 17 nations came together to collaborate on a global standard for the industrial, commercial and societal applications of measurements, Schmidt explains why the theme for this year’s World Metrology Day (May 20th) is “measurements for global trade”.

Metrology is vital for international business, affecting product development, manufacturing, and shipments from country to country. According to Schmidt, “Ensuring a unified set of measurement standards means companies can rely on supplier certificates of conformity. It just helps a lot for global business.”

Always on the edge of thought leadership, MarketScale hosts industry experts so that you stay informed of the newest trends, events and beyond in B2B. Be sure to check out MarketScale’s Industry pages to learn more about the news that impacts you!

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Latest

People at Health Clubs
Putting the Member First: Devising New Strategies for Health Clubs to Thrive
October 15, 2021
  Key Points: ABC Fitness Solutions serves over 8,000 health clubs in North America ABC Fitness Solutions had to monitor each of their client's state, city and county gym and fitness center Read more
AV Marketers
Should AV Marketers Treat Content Creators as Prosumers or Professionals?
October 15, 2021
  Key Points: 40% of people worldwide identify as content creators according to Shure and Futuresource. 40 million people are creating audio-only content like podcasts or music. Creators Read more
A Woman Seen Trip Stacking
Is “Trip Stacking” Fall’s Biggest Travel Trend?
October 15, 2021
  Key Points: Trip stacking is when travelers plan multiple trips in case one of them gets canceled due to the pandemic. Trip stacking can be a dangerous trend for small companies who can't Read more