LK is the one of the world’s oldest manufacturers of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs). Founded in Derby England 1963 by CMM pioneer, Norman Key and his father-in-law Bill Lowther, LK Metrology is credited with many of the CMM industry’s firsts including the first bridge-type design, first OEM to integrate computers, first to develop inspection software, first to use all air bearings and granite guideways, first to use carbon fiber composite spindles, first to use microprocessor-controlled drive systems, first to produce a truly thermally stable CMM and first to produce a high-accuracy horizontal spindle CMM. In 2018, AFS Metrology in Torino Italy, purchased all the CMM production, development, sales and services activities, including the CAMIO software from Nikon Metrology. A strategic partnership with Nikon Metrology continues as a Preferred CMM Sales Partner for LK CMMs. LK Metrology manufacturing continues to be located in Derby, England with Sales and Support offices in the UK, North America, Belgium, France and Germany.