Mitutoyo America Corp. donates metrology tools to students

October 06, 2017 - 11:30am

Mitutoyo America Corp.Mitutoyo America Corp., Aurora, Ill., provided Digimatic calipers and micrometers to students pursuing degrees in the engineering technology program at Northern Illinois University. Combining theoretical education with industry-based, hands-on opportunities, the technology program prepares the next generation of engineers and technologists.

"What a great opportunity you have here," Mitutoyo America President Matt Dye told the students. "You're seeing a lot of the same equipment that's being used on the shop floor today. Take it all in."

He shared he was in a similar program in college and that understanding how things are correctly made has provided many opportunities during his career.

"Metrology is important, even for those in R&D," said Donald R. Peterson, Ph.D., dean of the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. "This class is essential in any type of engineering."

Mitutoyo America has a longstanding relationship with the university. In 2008, the company established the Mitutoyo Metrology Laboratory on campus to provide hands-on educational experience to technology and engineering undergraduate students.

Related Glossary Terms

  • metrology


    Science of measurement; the principles on which precision machining, quality control and inspection are based. See precision machining, measurement.


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