To help you get to know a little more about all the INSPHEROs, meet Bingru Yang.

What do you do at INSPHERE?

I am a Principal Metrologist at INSPHERE with my main focus on the research and development of novel metrology solutions for high value manufacturing processes.


What past experiences have you found useful for working in your current position?

I was a researcher at the University of Bath before joining INSPHERE. At Bath, I worked on a number of National and European funded research projects to develop state-of-the-art technologies for large volume metrology applications.   


Can you tell us about some of the research work you have been doing?

I am currently leading a NATEP funded project that partners with the Nuclear AMRC at Sheffield and Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. The project aims to develop our rapid verification system for CNC manufacturing processes.


How has INSPHERE changed since you joined the company?

INSPHERE has grown rapidly in the past few years, from numbers of engineers to the portfolio of work that we are involved in. There is a good balance between measurement services, training and R&D.


What is something metrologists have to deal with that you want to fix?

Recognising metrology as a value-added activity and move from component inspection to process monitoring. Traditionally, metrology has been seen as a non-value-added activity in manufacturing process for end-of-line part inspections. With the increasing demand of product quality and cost savings, in-process and automated metrology solutions are getting a lot of attention and act as a key enabler for smart manufacturing. 


What do you think are the challenges for metrology and the integration of Industry 4.0 solutions?

A network of smart sensors, efficient and effective data processing, and intelligent decision making.


What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

Playing basketball and going swimming. Watching movies during the weekend is also a good way of relaxing. 


What city would you like to travel to next?

I am planning a road trip to Madrid and Barcelona.


What is something you have been meaning to try but haven't got around to yet?

There is a few to be named… bungee jumping, I guess!