By Wolfgang Osten
In 1989 the time was once sizzling to create a workshop sequence devoted to the dicussion of the newest leads to the automated processing of fringe styles. this concept used to be promoted by way of the perception that automated and excessive precision part dimension recommendations will play a key function in all destiny business functions of optical metrology. in spite of the fact that, the sort of workshop needs to ensue in a dynamic atmosphere. The- fore the most subject matters of the former occasions have been continually tailored to the main attention-grabbing matters of the recent interval. In 1993 new prin- ples of optical form size, setup calibration, part unwr- ping and nondestructive trying out have been the focal point of debate, whereas in 1997 new ways in multi-sensor metrology, energetic measu- ment suggestions and hybrid processing applied sciences performed a crucial position. 2001, the 1st assembly within the twenty first century, used to be devoted to - tical tools for micromeasurements, hybrid size te- nologies and new sensor strategies for commercial inspection. The 5th workshop occurs in Stuttgart, the capital of the kingdom of Baden- Württemberg and the centre of a sector with an extended and memorable culture in engineering. hence after Berlin 1989, Bremen 1993, 1997 and 2001, Stuttgart is the 3rd Fringe urban the place overseas - perts will meet one another to percentage new rules and ideas in optical metrology. This quantity includes the papers offered in the course of FRINGE 2005.