April Metrology News Publication #2

Metrology News has just returned from the annual Control Exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany. We review this year’s event and highlight some of the most important news and product introductions in this extra publication this month.

Enjoy the read! Keith Mills – Publishing Editor

Metrology Becoming Integral – No longer an Adjunct to Manufacturing in Future

So what did we learn this week from our visit to the Control Exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany? We learnt that metrology is taking center stage in ‘manufacturing of the future’ and that metrology equipment, software and sensor suppliers are ready for the new ‘metro-centric’ future. A buzz of excitement and anticipation …

Sandvik to Acquire Metrologic Group

In line with its strategic agenda to broaden Sandvik Machining Solutions’ customer offering in digital manufacturing, Sandvik intends to acquire the French software company Metrologic Group from Astorg Partners at a price of 360 million EUR, on a cash and debt free basis. Headquartered in Meylan, France, Metrologic Group is a …

GOM Launches Metrology CT

Structured light and factory automation metrology company GOM introduced the market to its entry into the Computed Tomography field this week at the Control Exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany. It already offered to ability in its GOM Inspect software to import computer tomograph generated voxal point clouds in all common formats …

The Robots are Coming!

With Industry 4.0, Smart Factories and Automated Metrology taking center stage in advanced manufacturing ‘speak’ it was only to be expected that Industrial Robot based metrology solutions would be the showcased ‘solution of the future’ from many metrology equipment suppliers at the 2018 Control Exhibition which opened this week in …

Alicona Launches µCMM – Optical 3D Focus-Variation Measuring Machine

Alicona has launched µCMM, its latest optical 3D Focus-Variation measuring machine, at the Control exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany and comments “This is a new benchmark in production measurement techniques”. µCMM is the most accurate, purely optical, micro-coordinate measuring system in its class. Users combine advantages from tactile coordinate measuring technology and optical …

ZEISS Present Solutions for Optimizing Additive Manufacturing Processes

From medical implants to aircraft turbines there is a wide range of potential applications for industrial 3D printed metal parts. At the Control trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany ZEISS is presented metrology and microscopy solutions for increasing the number of in-spec parts and revenue in a special Additive Manufacturing area. “We assume that an increasing number of critical components will be manufactured with 3D printing…

Creaform and Metrologic Group Announce Worldwide Partnership for Automated QC Solutions

Metrologic Group and Creaform have entered into a partnership in which Creaform integrates Metrologic Group’s software suite with its new CUBE-R™ 3D automated dimensional inspection solution. The robotic laser scanning, all-in-one solution features Metrologic Group’s advanced 3D measurement programming and inspection software packages, Silma and Metrolog X4 i-Robot, and combines …

Kapp Niles Fast and Compact Gear Measuring Centers Introduced

Kapp Niles has introduced is KNM 2X/5X Gear Measuring Centers for the inspection of small and medium spur, helical and bevel gears, rotors, gear hobs and shafts. The model 2X can measure gears up to 300mm diameter while the X5 increases measuring capacity to 500mm. The all air-bearing, intrinsically accurate, granite …