ZEISS #measuringhero Award 2021

We are looking for the heroes of metrology. Apply now and win an individual metrology training with ZEISS experts and a Formula One experience day at Williams Racing in the UK.

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Hi #measuringhero,

ZEISS #measuringhero Award is starting again and we’re looking for you: the hero of metrology! Because with great responsibility you check the quality of your products day by day. In doing so, you ensure smooth workflows and efficient production processes.

We would like to honor your important work again this year and reward you with the ZEISS #measuringhero Award 2021.

Take part in up to eight exciting new award categories and win a special trip to the UK, including an individual one-day metrology training at ZEISS and a Formula One experience day at Williams Racing. You’re welcome to apply until July 30, 2021. The winners will be announced here after the application phase.

The award categories

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Customer Loyalty Reward

Do you rely on ZEISS solutions when it comes to quality assurance? Tell us why you are the most passionate ZEISS fan in the world of metrology and share an insight into the equipment you use from ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions.
Do you rely on ZEISS solutions when it comes to quality assurance? Tell us why you are the most passionate ZEISS fan in the world of metrology and share an insight into the equipment you use from ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions.

All submissions will be carefully examined and evaluated by the ZEISS jury after the application period. The evaluation factors include the submitted description of your personal story as well as your experience and duration of cooperation with ZEISS, the number of ZEISS machines, software and accessories used.

Each jury member creates a ranking of the top 5 participants from a personal point of view. The first five places receive five to one point in descending order. The points of all individual jury evaluations will be added. The evaluation of the jury category expert counts double and would be the tiebraker in case of a tie. The candidate with the most points wins.

Each jury member use the following weighted evaluation criteria:

  • 20% Personal story with ZEISS
  • 20% Experience and duration of cooperation with ZEISS
  • 20% Number of ZEISS machines in use in relation to company size
  • 20% Number of ZEISS software packages in use in relation to company size
  • 20% Number of ZEISS accessories, ZEISS loading and fixture systems in use in relation to company size

Efficient Measurement - Individual Component

Can you walk the tightrope of measuring more surface features on small components with many datapoints all while being fast with a ZEISS machine? Then you should participate in this category.
Can you walk the tightrope of measuring more surface features on small components with many datapoints all while being fast with a ZEISS machine? Then you should participate in this category.

The winner of this category is the participant who recieves the highest score for the following equation:

(#of measuring points x #of measuring features) / size of component / time to measure = score

The features should all be constructed surface features using aquired datapoints. The size of the component is to be calculated by calculating the smallest boundary box which can enclose the part expressed in mm3. The time to measure shall be the time from part loading, through generation of inspection report in seconds.

Efficient Measurement - Process Set-up

You integrated your quality assurance into a complex production process? You optimized your quality assurance workflow to get the best out of it? Doesn't matter if you inspect your components in the quality lab or production floor, we are looking for your most efficient quality assurance process!
You integrated your quality assurance into a complex production process? You optimized your quality assurance workflow to get the best out of it? Doesn't matter if you inspect your components in the quality lab or production floor, we are looking for your most efficient quality assurance process!

All submissions will be carefully examined and evaluated after the application period by the ZEISS jury. First place goes to the participant who most significantly optimized the process around quality assurance. This can be proven by throughput, time savings, ergonomic enhancements, decrease of rejects etc. Which part is measured in this process doesn't matter, as long as it is measured with a ZEISS device. The solution to integrate the ZEISS product can be from ZEISS, can be created within a project with ZEISS or can even be house-made. The quality assurance can happen in a measuring room or in the production floor.

Each jury member creates a ranking of the top 5 participants from a personal point of view. The first five places receive five to one point in descending order. The points of all individual jury evaluations will be added. The evaluation of the jury category expert counts double and would be the tiebraker in case of a tie. The candidate with the most points wins.

Each jury member use the following weighted evaluation criteria:

  • 25% Throughput
  • 25% Time savings
  • 25% Ergonomic enhancements
  • 25% Decrease of rejects

Perfect Measuring Room

Do you have the perfect measuring room? Then we are looking for you. Apply now and let us know why we should select your measuring room as the perfect measuring room.
Do you have the perfect measuring room? Then we are looking for you. Apply now and let us know why we should select your measuring room as the perfect measuring room.

All submissions will be carefully examined and evaluated after the application period by the ZEISS jury. First place goes to the participant who comes closest to the perfect measuring room in terms of environmental conditions and their monitoring, order and workplace structure, integration of ZEISS accessories, software and solutions and information and personalization of the room. The use of ZEISS products has a positive effect on the jury's evaluation.

Each jury member creates a ranking of the top 5 participants from a personal point of view. The first five places receive five to one point in descending order. The points of all individual jury evaluations will be added. The evaluation of the jury category expert counts double and would be the tiebraker in case of a tie. The candidate with the most points wins

Each jury member use the following weighted evaluation criteria:

  • 30% Environmental conditions and their monitoring
  • 20% Order and workplace structure
  • 20% Integration of ZEISS original accessories
  • 15% Software and solutions
  • 15% Information and personalization

Creative Fixturing

Did you create an extraordinary fixture for a complex workpiece? Then you could win in this category.
Did you create an extraordinary fixture for a complex workpiece? Then you could win in this category.

All submissions will be carefully examined and evaluated for creativity, complexity and technical correctness after the application period by the ZEISS jury. First place goes to the participant who features at least one ZEISS component and fullfills the following criteria: the workpiece needs to be positioned secure and wobble-free and the workpiece should be fixed neither too tight nor too loose. The ZEISS component can be a base plate, pallet, components of a fixture kit, a vise or other standard components for fixturing workpieces.

These aspects have to be fulfilled to get into jury evaluation, looking for the most creative fixturing:

  1. Technical correctness
    1. The workpiece needs to be positioned secure and wobble-free
    2. The workpiece should be fixed neither too tight nor too loose
  2. Including at least one ZEISS product (can be a base plate, fixture kit or fixture kit element, three-jaw-chuck, vise)

Each jury member creates a ranking of the top 5 participants from a personal point of view. The first five places receive five to one point in descending order. The points of all individual jury evaluations will be added. The evaluation of the jury category expert counts double and would be the tiebraker in case of a tie. The candidate with the most points wins.

Most Exotic Particle Image

Quality assurance is art: We are looking for the most fascinating particle image that you could even hang in your living room. Did you capture one during the examination of a component for particle contamination? Then you are exactly the one we are looking for.
Quality assurance is art: We are looking for the most fascinating particle image that you could even hang in your living room. Did you capture one during the examination of a component for particle contamination? Then you are exactly the one we are looking for.

All submissions will be carefully examined and evaluated after the application period by the ZEISS jury. The winner is the participant who finds the coolest particle and convinces our jury with it. Everything is allowed, but it should be extraordinary.

Each jury member creates a ranking of the top 5 participants from a personal point of view regarding the most exotic particle image. The first five places receive five to one point in descending order. The points of all individual jury evaluations will be added. The evaluation of the jury category expert counts double and would be the tiebraker in case of a tie. The candidate with the most points wins

Smoothest Surface

Does your component require surface roughness measurement with a ZEISS machine? We want to find the smoothest surface out there!
Does your component require surface roughness measurement with a ZEISS machine? We want to find the smoothest surface out there!

The winner of this category is the participant with the smallest Ra values taken on ZEISS equipment either in house or at a ZEISS Quality Excellence Center. In case of a tie, the smallest Rz value will be used as tie breaker.

For the measurement, a minimum trace size of 1.25 mm is required. Only components that are not made of glass are taken into account. Destructive and non-destructive testing is acceptable.

Fascinating X-perience

It's time to take a look at your components from a different angle with your X-Ray System. Share your greatest X-perience by either sending the most unusual field of application or most creative image of a component that looks like a piece of art.
It's time to take a look at your components from a different angle with your X-Ray System. Share your greatest X-perience by either sending the most unusual field of application or most creative image of a component that looks like a piece of art.

All submissions will be carefully examined and evaluated after the application period by the ZEISS jury. First place goes to the participant who shares the most creative and unusual use of CT data. The images needs to be captured with an X-Ray system from ZEISS.

Each jury member creates a ranking of the top 5 participants from a personal point of view. The first five places receive five to one point in descending order. The points of all individual jury evaluations will be added. The evaluation of the jury category expert counts double and would be the tiebraker in case of a tie. The candidate with the most points wins.

Each jury member use the following weighted evaluation criteria:

  • 35% Discovery of a special feature that would not have been expected from the outside
  • 35% Most creative use of software features
  • 20% Most creative way of capturing the image (especially creative clamping, in-situ shooting and exposure to heat or pressure, etc.)
  • 10% Creative story behind the image

The expert jury of the ZEISS #measuringhero Award 2021

Roland Fröwis
Head of Application Development, ZEISS
Category expert "Customer Loyalty Reward"

Emma Fei
Training Manager, ZEISS
Category expert "Efficient Measurement – Individual Component"

Maximilian Wiedemann
Head of Productmanagement - Automation and Integration, ZEISS
Category expert "Efficient Measurement – Process Set-up"

Al Peasland
Head of Technical & Innovation Partnerships, Williams Racing

Katrin Schenk
Head of Global Applications Product and Market Management, ZEISS
Category expert "Perfect Measuring Room"

Jörg Esswein
Head of Business Development Field of Business Accessories, ZEISS
Category expert "Creative Fixturing"

Markus Rochowicz
Group Manager Cleanliness Technology, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation
Category expert "Most Exotic Particle Image"

Keith Mills
Publishing Editor, Metrology News
Category expert "Smoothest Surface"

Doug Fitzgerald
Business Sales Manager - CT and X-Ray Systems, ZEISS
Category expert "Fascinating X-perience"

Jay Elepano
#measuringhero, ZEISS

Prize

We invite the winners of the ZEISS #measuringhero Award to an individual one-day measuring training with the experts of the ZEISS Academy Metrology and a Formula One experience day at Williams Racing in Grove in the United Kingdom.

The date for the winning event will be set as soon as possible due to current travel restrictions.

Prize

We invite the winners of the ZEISS #measuringhero Award to an individual one-day measuring training with the experts of the ZEISS Academy Metrology and a Formula One experience day at Williams Racing in Grove in the United Kingdom.

The date for the winning event will be set as soon as possible due to current travel restrictions.

Forum

Do you have questions about the award or would you like to exchange ideas with other award participants? You're welcome to discuss in the ZEISS #measuringhero community.

Last year's winners of the ZEISS #measuringhero Award 2020

Congratulations to last year's winners of the ZEISS #measuringhero Award 2020. Due to current travel restrictions, the award celebration could not yet be realized as planned. We are looking forward to inviting the winners of the ZEISS #measuringhero Award 2020 together with this year's award winners to the exclusive winners' event.

Award Category
Winners

#measuringhero

Pablo Antunes da Rosa

#measuringhero Team

Orau Quality Team:
Ahmet Mut
Yakup Öztürk
Fatih Paralakgün

Education

Jordan Barakat

Globalization

Fabiano Burzlaff Berta
Rogério Mendonça Soares

Machine Performance

W. Kloz

Outstanding Application -
Smallest measured Component

Nobby Assmann

Outstanding Application -
Biggest measured Component

Carlo Alberto Collina

We have received many greetings from the 2020 awardees, which you can watch in this #measuringhero vlog episode: