For decisions in the area of quality management, reliable measuring results are essential.
Due to their flexibility, coordinate measuring devices are frequently applied.. Their results are afflicted to deviations..
Measuring deviations are generated, besides by the coordinate measuring equipment, by its environement, the inspection piece and especially by the metrologist.
Neither courses offered by machine manufacturers, nor different manufacturer independent courses can cover the demand for approved education in the coordinate metrology. Most of these courses are focused on teacher-centred teaching, which furthermore restricts the course performance in place and time.
Based on this demand the EU project EUKOM was started in 2002. The defined goals were::