LK is the oldest CMM manufacturer in the world. Established in England in 1963, LK Metrology has an impressive heritage in metrology dating back to the birth of CMM technology.

LK Metrology is renowned for innovative metrology solutions and services. The company’s products, including coordinate measuring machines (CMM), portable measuring arms and metrology software, 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.  

Throughout its history, LK has been recognized as a market leader and is credited with a long list of “firsts and successes” such as:

First to design a Bridge Type CMM
First OEM to integrate a computer with a CMM
First to develop inspection software specifically for CMM use
First to use all air bearing and granite guideways for stability and stiffness
First to use carbon fiber composite spindles
First to use microprocessor controlled drive systems
First to produce a High Accuracy, Horizontal Spindle CMM
First to produce a truly thermally stable CMM
Worked in partnership with Rolls-Royce Ltd to develop Renishaw’s  First Touch Trigger Probe for use on a CMM

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. 

 I would like to thank you and everyone at LK for keeping us up and running for 20 + years. LK has always provided us with excellent service and response over those years.

Richard N. Lippincott, CMM Technician of Henrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems

“I can’t say enough about the professionalism and speed in which things get done with the service side of LK.”

Herman Presley, Die Cast Quality Team Manager – Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC

“LK has responded to all of the calls made by BAE Systems and proven to be an excellent partner. On behalf of BAE systems I would like to thank all the staff at LK.”

Sham Desai, Engineering Process Improvement Lead – BAE Systems, Military Air and Information.

“On a personal note, I wanted to thank you for turning the job around for us so quickly, it is very much appreciated.”

Christian Evans, Product Evaluation – Southco Manufacturing Ltd.

“Just wanted to take the time and let you know that your engineer is doing a great job.  Just wanted to pass on my appreciation.”

Robert Moretti, Manufacturing Supervisor – Greene, Tweed & Co.