PR News Release

From: Jim Rollins (
Date: Wed Aug 27 1997 - 00:34:28 EEST

    Tuesday August 26 5:02 PM EDT

    Company Press Release

    Source: Scientific Measurement Systems, Inc.

    Scientific Measurement Systems Appoints Dr. Michael Ervin President
    and CEO

    AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Measurement
Systems, Inc.
    (OTC Bulletin Board: SCMS) (SMS)
    announced today that Dr. Michael Ervin, has been appointed President
and CEO
    effective September 1, 1997. Dr. Ervin
    replaces Larry Secrest who will remain Chairman of the Board of
    Measurement Systems, Inc.

    Dr. Ervin comes to SMS from DTM Corporation where he was Vice
President of
    Engineering, Development and
    Manufacturing. DTM is a publicly traded Nasdaq firm that is a leader
in the rapid
    prototyping industry. Prior to joining DTM,
    Dr. Ervin was Vice President for the Imaging Systems and Medical
Products Sectors
    of Du Pont de Nemours.

    Chairman Secrest noted that SMS hopes to capitalize on technology
being developed
    through the Company's Ultrafast CT
    consortium partly funded under the Advanced Technology Program of
the National
    Institute of Standards and Technology.
    Other consortium members are GM, GE, and EG&G.

    ``Mike Ervin brings precisely the skills that SMS needs to exploit
the full potential of
    the ultrafast CT technologies. He has a
    strong background in development and commercialization of new
technologies that are
    complementary to SMS's markets, and
    has been successful in bringing emerging technologies to market. I
am very pleased that
    we were able to attract an executive of
    Mike's caliber to SMS. His willingness to join SMS as CFO reflects
the considerable
    potential of our Company.''

    SMS is a publicly owned company traded on the NASD OTC Bulletin
Board under
    the Symbol SCMS. The Company is a
    leader in the development of industrial digital radiography and
computed topography,
    which is becoming widely used in such
    industries as auto, aircraft, tire, and castings.

Jim Rollins                     
Dir. Scanning Services          
Scientific Measurement Systems (SMS)
2210 Denton Drive                         Tel. 512-837-4712
Suite 106                                 Fax  512-837-9082
Austin, Texas 78758

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