June Metrology News Publication

Editors Message:
Metrology News has published over 30 articles this month bringing metrologists the very latest metrology news, trends and articles. This month’s featured editorial articles included “Impact of USA’s Announced China Import Tariffs on Metrology Equipment”; “Can a Startup Online Marketplace Disrupt the Metrology Market?“. Featured stories included “Deep Learning Guide – Combining Artificial Intelligence with Machine Vision”; and “Optical 3D Scanning and X-Ray Tomography Accurately Measure AM Part Geometry”. Below we highlight a few of the articles published on metrology.news this month. Enjoy the read!

Keith Mills – Publishing Editor

2018 CMSC Event Focusing on Portable and Fixed Metrology Users

July 23-27, 2018 | Reno, Nevada, USA The annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) event sponsored by the Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) in USA was established in 1984, with the five-day conference held each year at a different location, and attracting visitors from around the globe.  CMSC is renowned for its …

Impact of USA’s Announced China Import Tariffs on Metrology Equipment

The Trump administration has announced an aggressive new set of tariffs against China, setting a 25 percent import tax on $50 billion worth of “industrially significant technologies” imported from China commencing 6th July 2018. According to the comments from the White House, the tariffs are targeted at China’s “Made in China 2025” …

Can a Startup Online Marketplace Disrupt the Metrology Market?

In May Metrology News posted an article titled Is Disruptive Innovation coming to the Metrology Equipment Market? In a somewhat serendipitous fashion, Metrology.News was recently contacted by a startup company that very well may cause significant disruption in the Metrology market – albeit in a rather unexpected way. The startup company, KWIPPED, is …

5 Axis Optical Inspection Solution Generates Point Cloud Inspection Data

Ginolis, an innovative provider of assembly automation and quality inspection solutions, has announce the launch of its Pixie, system for automated optical quality inspection. Ginolis Pixie can be used to inspect a wide variety of medical device and diagnostic components, including difficult to measure colors and materials, such as glossy …

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New Solution For Fast Accurate and Centered Countersink Measurement

Third Dimension has launched an all new countersink measurement solution for its GapGun range. The first of its kind on the market, it can calculate the dimensions of a countersink hole to accurately predict the flushness of fasteners once fitted. What’s more, it can operate in real time on automotive …

Kreon Extends Portable Scanning Range with Eyes, Wide, Open

The KREON Ace Skyline portable measuring solution, which combines the companies Ace measuring arm with its Skyline scanner, has recently been extended with two additional scanners. The KREON Skyline scanner now exists in three versions: EYES, WIDE, and OPEN. Based on a common technological platform, all Skyline Scanners share the same …

CMM Laser Scanning Halves Inspection Times

Czech company Lukov Plast, a producer of injection moulded plastic parts, electronic components and electrical sub-assemblies for the automotive industry, reports considerably faster inspection cycles and feature measurements following the purchase of a Nikon Metrology LC15Dx laser scanner. Increasing customisation and complexity of the parts, which are used mainly in the …

Deep Learning Guide – Combining Artificial Intelligence with Machine Vision

From the phones in our pockets to the reality of self-driving cars, the consumer economy has started to tap into the power of deep learning’s neural networks. This technology is now migrating into advanced manufacturing practices for quality inspection and other judgement-based uses. Deep learning-based image analysis combines the specificity …

Leica BLK3D Creates Images Containing Precise 3D Measurements

Hexagon AB has introduced another industry-first solution in its popular BLK line, the Leica BLK3D, a compact 3D handheld imager that improves productivity by enabling immediate and precise 3D measurements from any image it captures. By combining measurement sensors, software, and on-device edge data processing capabilities, the BLK3D enables in-picture measurements …

Optical 3D Scanning and X-Ray Tomography Accurately Measure AM Part Geometry

Medical and Aerospace companies count among the early adopters of metal Additive Manufacturing (AM). The usually highly innovative automotive industry, however, so far struggles with the high manufacturing cost of Additive Manufacturing. An exception are high performance cars with low production volumes and demand for customization. With metal Additive Manufacturing, two …

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Hexagon Launches Compact Robotic Measurement System

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has announced the launch of qFLASH-A, an economical and compact 3D optical measurement system designed for use in smaller shop-floor inspection cells. The robust sensor packages CMOS-based digital imaging technology and blue light LED illumination in a lightweight unit ideally suited for use with smaller robotic systems or …

PTC and Rockwell Automation Partner To Deliver Smart Factory Technology

PTC Inc. and Rockwell Automation, Inc. have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for a strategic partnership that is expected to accelerate growth for both companies and enable them to be the partner of choice for customers around the world who want to transform their physical operations …