Helping to shape industry standards

Peter Willoughby, Managing Director of Machine Tool Technologies Ltd (MTT), has become a committee member of the British Standards Institute (BSI). Peter has joined the Machine Tool Accuracy committee, which is responsible for the preparation, revision and amendment of British Standards for the test conditions and accuracy of machine tools.

On becoming a committee member of the BSI, Peter said “This is a fantastic opportunity to gain a greater understanding of sector and industry trends both nationally and internationally and allow us to keep abreast of the latest technical innovations in our field. Working with fellow experts across Europe and Worldwide will allow us to obtain a better insight into why a standard has been developed, provide input into the future development and shape international best practice.”

Standards are a core part of MTT’s business. As part of our Machine Tool Calibration service, we use the latest in metrology techniques to provide detailed analysis of a machine tool’s characteristics. This is carried out using tests based upon standards such as BS ISO 230-2, which covers the determination of accuracy and repeatability of positioning of numerically controlled axes.

The British Standards Institute is the UK’s National Standards Body and is responsible for the production of British Standards and the publication of international and European standards in the UK. There are currently over 1,200 committees, working to produce standards for a variety of industries and business sectors, ranging from engineering and construction to healthcare and nanotechnology.

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