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LK Metrology are a Made in the Midlands Digital Member

About us

LK Metrology is renowned for innovative CMM hardware and software solutions. The company’s metrology products are used worldwide to control and improve the quality of manufactured components. Its precision technology underpins the process chain from design, development, production and assembly through to quality assurance in global industries such as automotive, aerospace, defence, motorsport, energy, medical and contract inspection.

Established in England in 1963, LK Metrology has an impressive heritage in metrology dating back to the birth of CMM technology. Founded by CMM pioneer Norman Key and his father-in-law Jim Lowther, LK Metrology is credited with many of the CMM industry’s firsts including the first bridge-type design, first OEM to integrate computers, first to use a touch trigger probe, first to develop inspection software, first to use all air bearings and granite guideways, first to use carbon fibre composite spindles, first to use microprocessor-controlled drive systems, first to produce a truly thermally stable CMM and first to produce a high-accuracy horizontal-spindle CMM.

In 2018, LK Metrology was relaunched as an independent CMM manufacturer after several years as a division of Nikon Metrology. Headquartered in the UK, LK's CMM development and production are at the company’s facility in Castle Donington. Sales and support offices are located in the UK, North America, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and China, supplemented by a worldwide distributor network.

LK Metrology's Badges

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Made Futures

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Made Founder Member

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Made Green

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Made Top Publisher

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Made Angels

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Made Top Microsite

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Made Advocacy

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The LK Metrology Team

Meet our Team

HR Manager

'LK’s CAMIO PCA point cloud analysis software manages data acquisition during laser scanning and allows inspection data to be compared against a customer’s CAD model.'
Bob Rose, Quality Manager, Birmingham Prototypes

- Birmingham Prototypes -

'Repeatedly repositioning the head by hand on the manual CMM would take five or six hours, far too long to be a viable method of inspecting the turbine component, and could introduce inaccuracies.'
Dinesh Prajapati, Director, Nisan Engineering

- Nisan Engineering -

'The LK CMM and laser scanner are easily capable of inspecting tolerances of ±20 microns required on cast parts and features down to half that limit on the tooling that produces them.'
Gordon Panter, Managing Director, PMS Diecasting

- PMS Diecasting -

“The increase in speed and accuracy of the ALTERA M, which is around six times faster and 216% more accurate than the oldest of our previous CMMs, was a great selling point but we were also delighted to have a larger capacity CMM with a smaller overall footprint. It is down to the top class LK machine design, incorporating the best of modern materials and technology. “
Will Reeves, Quality Manager, Park Engineering

- Park Engineering -

Company Statistics


  • September 2020
  • 74
  • 1963

Services LK Metrology Provide

LK Metrology is a leader in providing world-class metrology solutions for both design and manufacturing communities


Highest quality service for all LK Metrology products


Service & software support contracts


Software helpdesk


System calibrations and certifications


Contract inspection services


Part programming and training application services


Metrology consulting




Contact Us

Argosy Road, East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Derby, Derbyshire, DE74 2SA
Tel: 01332811138

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