May Metrology News Publication

Editors Message:
Metrology News has published over 45 articles again this month bringing metrologists the very latest metrology news, trends and articles. This month’s editorial focus was Big Data and featured articles included “Smart Manufacturing Network Creates and Manages Digital Twin”; “Leveraging Data Lakes to Manage Big Data“; “Industry 4.0 – The Smart Factory Revolution; Is Distruptive Innovation coming to Metrology Equipment Market”and many new product releases, news stories and product innovations.

In June the Metrology News editorial focus is “Role of Augmented Reality in Quality Control”.

Below we highlight a few of the articles published on metrology.news this month. Enjoy the read!

Keith Mills – Publishing Editor

Smart Manufacturing Network Creates and Manages Digital Twin

Efficient production control is a key industrial technology. The notion of building up two parallel factories instead of one sounds like a doubling of effort. But what if one of the factories existed only in virtual form? This is the basic idea behind the digital twin. The real factory is …

NDI Announce Next Generation ScanTRAK II Handheld 3D Laser Scanner

Northern Digital Inc. (NDI) has announced the latest addition to its industrial metrology product line with the introduction of its ScanTRAK II handheld 3D laser scanner. The ScanTRAK II builds on the legacy of its predecessor with new technology and hardware enhancements that increase operator productivity by almost 300%. Unlike traditional …

Leveraging Data Lakes To Deliver Big Data, IoT and Artificial Intelligence

In the early days of modern computation, computers would collect data from physical repositories (cards, keyboard input and tapes) and deal with it in memory, meaning a virtual environment. In the late 1970s, computers started to cluster data for processing within worksheet like structures, the grandfather of Databases. Databases were to …

Universal Metrology Software Drives Smart Factory Interoperability

Metrologic Group’s focus is on standardization and making it possible for the quality chain to work as a whole, from quality labs to inline production, and be fully integrated in the manufacturing workflow. During this year’s Control Show, in Stuttgart, the company demonstrated its software packages’ ability to operate any …

InnovMetric Reports Record Sales of PolyWorks Licenses in 2017 Fiscal Year

InnovMetric Software Inc., a leading provider of universal 3D metrology software solutions, has announced that worldwide demand for its PolyWorks universal 3D metrology software platform, in fiscal year 2017 (ending March 31, 2018), has led to all-time record sales of 3400 new licenses. InnovMetric’s global sales revenue in Canadian dollars increased by …

 

Wenzel Launch Shop Floor CMM

Wenzel has expanded its coordinate measurement machine (CMM) product portfolio with a new entry-level CMM for the production environment.  WENZEL’s SF87 has the attributes needed for a shop floor CMM and benefits from an optimum measuring volume of 800 x 700 x 700 mm , its cantilever style configuration providing …

5th Generation GOM Optical Sensors Enables Large Volume Scanning

ATOS 5 and ATOS 5X high-speed sensors have been added to the GOM ATOS product series. The new robust 5th generation 3D scanners are fast and precise with Blue Light Equalizer, a component specifically developed and resulting in an ultra-powerful light source enabling the scanning of large measuring volumes. ATOS 5X …

Microsoft Bring Industry and Mixed Reality Together

Microsoft Corp. has announced two new applications for its augmented reality (AR) device HoloLens that can connect the industrial workplace with AR. The new apps were revealed at the recent Microsoft’s annual developer conference highlighting upcoming products. Microsoft ‘Remote Assist’ will connect the users in the field with remote help by layering …

Rapid 3D Reality Capture Solution with Integrated Photorealism

Kaarta has made a leap forward in the advance of rapid 3D reality capture with the launch of Kaarta Reality Layer. Kaarta Contour enables 3D modeling from input to output in real time, condensing the workflow process by eliminating time and cost, and allowing decision-making at the point of work. Lightweight …

Is Disruptive Innovation coming to the Metrology Equipment Market?

Disruptive innovation, a term of art coined by Clayton Christensen, from Harvard Business School in 1995, describes a process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a market and then relentlessly moves up market, eventually displacing established competitors. As companies tend to …

Industry 4.0 – The Smart Factory Revolution

Manufacturing industry is awash with data. Instrumentation, sensors, machinery, automation systems, production and operation, maintenance records, and health and safety applications collectively produce a constant flow of data. Industrial products manufacturing enterprises need technology that supports the vertical delivery of insightful data throughout the organization, both to meet consumer needs …

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