ATT is a premier provider of onsite precision measurement services using state of the art metrology equipment and software. Equipment and services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, anywhere, anytime, no job too big or too small. We excel at exceeding customers' expectations. Call 888-320-7011 or e-mail today so we can show how we can help with your project.


ATT is committed to the highest standards of measurement excellence. We are focused on meeting or exceeding our customer's requirements by adhering to the requirements and practices consistent AS9100, AC7004 and NADCAP and applicable customer quality standards. We recognize that the success of ATT depends on our commitment to continuous improvement of our processes and practices, and ever increasing our business performance goals. We also realize the critical role that all employees play within the company in ensuring that ATT achieves our quality and performance goals.

ATT certifies its equipment to be in conformance with the manufacturer’s specifications for accuracy.

ATT Metrology can also provide NIST or mil-spec traceability, as required for individual customers.

ATT Metrology Services AS9100D Certificate 2022(R)

ATT Metrology has an excellent staff of experienced measurement personnel and management. The following is a brief synopsis of the experience of our key staff. ATT also has a large pool of contract employees that also support ATT projects and have extensive measurement backgrounds in many industries.

Meet Our Team of Experts

ATT comprises a team of 60+ FTE engineers and technicians with decades of expertise and experience in developing precision measurement metrology systems and inspection tools. Our management team is headed by:

Brian Burton President Medium

Brian Burton

Steve Ihlenfeldt CTO Medium

Steve Ihlenfeldt

Joan Ihlenfeldt COO Medium

Joan Ihlenfeldt

Sherrie Vanover CFO Medium

Sherrie Vanover

Alfredo Gandara Technical Operations Manager Medium

Alfredo Gandara

Technical Operations Manager
Scott Ellison Head of Business Development Medium

Scott Ellison

Head of Business Development


Accurate Measurements in All Environments

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What is 3D Metrology?

3D Metrology is the art and science of creating extremely accurate three dimensional data models of complex surfaces and objects. 3D metrology has become more and more important with the rapid growth of the extensive computer modeling that is at the heart of today’s technological advances. 3D Metrology takes us from existing objects to the theoretical model, and from the theoretical model to new accurately manufactured objects. 3D Metrology is the key connection between the physical and virtual worlds.

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What is a Computer Aided Theodolite?

A theodolite is an optical instrument that can be manually aimed at a target and a horizontal and vertical angle recorded. A computer aided theodolite system is one where up to 8 theodolites can be connected to a computer to record angular readings from each of the theodolites and compute x, y, z coordinates for points of interest. The angular readings are accurate to +/- 1/2 of an arcsecond. An arcsecond is 1/3600 of a degree.

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What is a Laser Tracker?

A laser tracker is similar to a theodolite, in that it records horizontal and vertical angles, but has the added feature of being able to record a distance using an interferometer at the same time. This permits the calculation of x, y, z values for any point from one tracker position (theodolites require a minimum of 2 positions). The angular readings are in the +/- 1/2 arc second range, and the distance is recorded by an interferometer to +/- 2 ppm.

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What is a Portable CMM/Arm?

A portable CMM Arm is used to inspect, reverse engineer, or perform CAD-to-Part Analysis on parts, fixtures and assemblies with remarkable accuracy.Measures within +/- .0010 inches (+/- .25 mm). Available in spherical ranges of 4 ft – 12 ft (1.2m to 3.7m).

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Basic Computations

With theodolites, the basic calculation is to use two horizontal and vertical angles and a baseline distance established between the theodolites to “triangulate” the position of the intersection of the two lines of sight to the point.

More complex computations are used for defining the location of the theodolites relative to a defined reference system through “a least-squares coordinate transformation”. This process essentially allows moving a set of points and overlaying them on a similar set of points in a desired reference system by minimizing the sum of the squared deviations.

Laser trackers, since they don’t require multiple instruments to read a single point to generate its coordinate values, primarily use the coordinate transformation to relate different sets of point measurements to a common reference frame. This would include relating points measured from different tracker set-ups.

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Benefits of using CAT, Laser Tracker, or Portable CMM/Arm

Fast Data Collection – reduces downtime of objects being measured.
Highly Accurate – greater accuracy than conventional methods of using jig transits, levels, scales.
Highly Portable – equipment can be easily shipped by air to a customer site or rolled across the factory.
Surface Scanning – Laser trackers can collect data at a rate of 1000 points/second.