Industrial metrology is the application of measurement to manufacturing and other processes and their use, ensuring the suitability of measurement calibration and quality control.
C.T. Male Associates is a multi-discipline firm headquartered in Upstate New York. C.T. Male Associates’ Survey Division is the oldest in the firm and dates to the firm’s founding in 1910. The Survey Division staff includes 10 licensed surveyors, 2 FAA licensed drone operators, High Definition Laser Scanner trained technicians, numerous survey crews and staff trained in the use of specialized equipment used for industrial metrology.
C.T. Male Associate’s Survey Division has developed a unique method of precise survey control using industrial metrology. C.T. Male Associates’ Survey Division has used these methods to perform control survey for a semiconductor manufacturer. Highly accurate control is required for the layout and installation of the tools in the Fab, in relation to Automated Material Handling Systems (AMHS), and the utility connections in the Sub Fab area.
The survey control accuracy required for this work is ± 3-millimeters level accuracy (the equivalent of the thickness of two pennies), which presents a unique challenge. Traditional survey equipment accuracy is ± 5-10 millimeters and ± 6 millimeters using a laser scanner.