Summary:Documentary about the importance of highly accurate measurement systems which must be developed to enable the production of precision-built items needed in modern technology. The report shows how some British companies are trying to perfect methods which the Japanese have already mastered.
Description:THE TINY ATOM,FRAGMENT OF MATTER FAR BEYOND THE FOCUS OF THE HUMAN EYE,CAN NOW BE PICKED UP AND PUT DOWN BY THE MANUFACTURER WHERE HE WANTS IT. THE COMPACT DISC AND THE JET ENGINE ALIKE DEPEND ON THESE POWERFUL NEW TECHNIQUES. MEASUREMENTS OF ONE MILLIONTH OF A MILLIMETRE ARE DEMANDED BY THE PRECISION REVOLUTION SURGING THROUGH INDUSTRY JUST AS POWERFULLY AS THE DRIVE TO AUTOMATE. THIS REPORT SHOWS HOW SOME BRITISH COMPANIES ARE GETTING TO GRIPS WITH A CHALLENGE THE JAPANESE HAVE ALREADY MASTERED - AND WE MUST MASTER FOR OUR INDUSTRIAL RENAISSANCE.