Seven major measurement manufacturers, the Symop and the Cetim have launched an innovative initiative: to join forces to develop and deliver accredited training courses for employees. The aim is to develop mastery and use of control technologies, which are often under-exploited in French industry, even though they improve product quality and competitiveness. The new Comité Français de Formation à la Métrologie Tridimensionnelle (COFFMET) is to spearhead this innovative approach to change through training." Today, three-dimensional metrology is an essential component in controlling the manufacturing process of complex mechanical parts, whether for the automotive, renewable energy, medical, aerospace or rail industries. Despite the considerable benefits it brings, the use of these technologies is not optimal in France. One of the main reasons for this is the lack of operator qualifications. The creation of COFFMET, which aims to provide appropriate training, is a concrete response to these needs. "says Daniel Jullien, president of the new association.
COFFMET is made up of 7 key companies in the metrology sector (Carl Zeiss, Faro, Hexagon Metrology, Mitutoyo, Renishaw, Wenzel, Werth), the Centre Technique des Industries Mécaniques (Cetim) and Symop. The original aim is to create synergy between these different players to meet the needs of French industrial companies.
Inspired by "AUKOM", its successful German model and partner, the association Coffmet provides comprehensive, standardized training courses adapted to all measurement technologies. Three levels are offered: user, metrologist and expert metrologist. Aimed at people using or wishing to adopt these metrology technologies, Coffmet sessions are all validated by an examination and the award of a certificate.
The methodology applied takes into account the most recent requirements in the field of three-dimensional metrology.
The staff concerned will thus see their career paths enhanced: the certificates issued will eventually be recognized internationally...
" Coffmet offers the right solutions for industrial companies seeking to improve product quality and competitiveness through the use or optimization of metrology technologies. They are beneficial to the professional development of personnel, and represent a guarantee of reliability for the company, which it can promote to its customers," confirms Daniel Jullien. "It's a win-win situation! "
The initiative COFFMET is fully in line with the "Productivez!" approach initiated by Symop to promote the adoption of modern production machinery and technologies, and thus enable French industrial companies to improve their competitiveness. Informing and training SMIs is indeed strategic for the future of French industry: two years ago, in their conclusions, the Etats Généraux de l'Industrie had already highlighted the 100-billion-euro deficit in French industrial investment, with the consequences that we all know...