Article | May 30, 2024

Metrology Has Deep Roots

Zygo - metrology

Explore the rich history of metrology, tracing its origins back to ancient Egypt and the quest for standardization in measurement. From the Royal Egyptian Cubit to the birth of the metric system during the French Revolution, civilizations grappled with the need for uniformity in measurement standards to facilitate trade and technological progress. European countries embraced the metric system, recognizing its benefits in fostering commerce and industry.

In the 20th century, the United States established the National Bureau of Standards, now known as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), emphasizing the critical role of standardized measurements in driving scientific advancement and economic growth. In this narrative, Zygo emerges as a key player, pioneering innovative metrology instruments like the world's first commercially available laser interferometer, revolutionizing fields from optics to manufacturing.

Explore how metrology, intertwined with technological leaps, has become indispensable across diverse industries, shaping the landscape of modern innovation.

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