December Issue Metrology Magazine

 

Editors Message:
With the 2018 manufacturing year drawing to a close we publish our final monthly Metrology News publication of the year. December has surprising continued to yield a significant amount of news stories from the metrology sector. This month’s highlighted articles include “Cobotic Loading of High Accuracy CMM Calibrator”, “Smart Data Analytics”, “Scanning Technology Drives LeMan 24 Hour Race”, and “Is 3D Scanning Right for Your Inspection Needs”. We have also included our “A Year in Review” – where we look back over 2018 and highlight some of the stories that are shaping the future of manufacturing metrology.

Happy Holidays

Keith Mills – Publishing Editor

Cobotic Loading of High Accuracy CMM Calibrator

Metrology specialist Perschmann Calibration GmbH, part of the Hoffman Group, has automated the calibration of ring and plug gauges using a KUKA robot LBR iiwa cobot to automatically load and unload a High Accuracy Leitz moving table Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM). “The precision with which we at Perschmann Calibration calibrate measuring …

Zeiss Looks To Its Future in Detroit

With the official groundbreaking, ZEISS has commenced the construction of a new modern site outside of Detroit, Michigan, USA. The new facility for the Industrial Quality and Research (IQR) segment of ZEISS, represented in the USA by Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, LLC, will consolidate four existing Michigan facilities into one location and provide …

Smart Data Analytics – Intelligent use of Production Data for Efficient Processes and Premium Quality

Building a car generates massive amounts of data throughout the value chain. The BMW Group uses its Smart Data Analytics digitization cluster to analyse this data selectively and enhance its production system. Results from intelligent data analysis make an effective contribution towards improving quality in all areas of production and …

Scanning Technology Drives Le Mans 24 Hour Race

Motor racing is a sport that constantly evolves. In the last decade alone, it has developed cutting-edge technologies that have paved the way for innovations in many industries. The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) was founded in 1906 and organized the first-ever Grand Prix. Not only is the club the …

Portable CMM Scanner Reduces Tooling Costs

The introduction of a measuring arm with a scanner has revolutionized inspection processes for plastic parts of air filter housings at Mann Hummel in Portage, Michigan, USA. The air filter housings are mounted on a flat surface onto which a seal is placed. The flatness of this surface is essential for …

ZEISS Introduce Entry-Level SPECTRUM Scanning CMM With Integrated PMI

ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions announces the new, affordable Spectrum bridge-type coordinate measuring machine (CMM) line. Using the latest ZEISS software, scanning sensor and machine technology, these economical systems are designed to easily handle everyday measurement applications. ZEISS Spectrum CMM comes with CALYPSO measurement software, eliminating the need for time-consuming structured programming, …

Scanned Data and Virtual Reality Design’s Future Production Workstations

Virtual reality is increasingly finding use in BMW Group production. A few months before production of the new BMW 3 Series ramped up in Munich, BMW Group planners have completely laid out individual workstations in a virtual world. This includes cockpit pre-assembly, for example, where the cockpit is put together …

Is 3D Scanning Right for Your Inspection Needs?

Quality and reliability matter more than ever. In today’s hyper-competitive environment, companies can’t afford to lag behind when it comes to the quality of their products. And management can’t lag behind when it comes to adopting new tools and technologies to ensure quality everywhere. Over the past two decades, 3D …

BMW Group Uses X-ray Measurements For Vehicle Analysis

BMW Group has introduced computer tomography (CT) into prototype development, production and analysis – a possible first in the automotive industry. Due to CT to technology, the full range of vehicles, from Mini to Rolls-Royce, can now be quality-controlled even in the early stages of development. Scans are performed by …

2018 – Metrology Year in Review

We look back over 2018 and highlight below some of the stories that are shaping the future of manufacturing metrology. Metrology Equipment Trend Moving Process Control to Process Knowledge Manufacturing metrology is migrating from playing a quality control role to becoming an integral part in manufacturing processes. The current trends occurring in …
Seasonal Greetings From Metrology News

We would like to wish all of our readers and sponsors seasonal greetings and happy holidays for the festive season. We will be closing our computers between 24th December and 2nd January. We will return next year to bring you again all of the very latest news from the metrology …