The laboratory is mainly used for teaching and supporting other laboratories as well as the operating workshop with metrological tasks. Research tasks are only carried out occasionally.
In the laboratory, measurements from the area of workshop metrology to complex measurement tasks such as in coordinate metrology can be carried out. The most precise measurements of tolerances up to measurement uncertainties of +/- 1 µm are possible. However, due to the location of the laboratory on the first floor (influence of vibrations of the floor) and the lack of air conditioning, such precise measurements are only possible to a limited extent.
Unfortunately, a regular return of the measuring equipment is not possible due to the tight budget. Various calibration standards exist for daily checks.
Project work and also final theses are regularly assigned in the laboratory. For example, AR technology (augmented reality) and other methods are currently being used to improve the preparation and execution of laboratory experiments for students. The goal is to enable students to efficiently prepare and increasingly independently conduct some suitable (not all) laboratory experiments through various channels.