Metrology and Quality Newsletter November 27th 2017


Factory 4.0 – Renault Experiment With Mixed Reality To Control Quality

Working with Immersion, the European leader in virtual reality and augmented reality, Renault Trucks will be starting the first phase of testing a new, faster and more reliable quality control process using mixed reality in January 2018 at its Lyon engine site. The French manufacturer Renault Trucks is studying the potential …

Inline Metrology with Smart 3D Sensors Achieves 100% Quality

According to smart 3D sensor manufacturer LMI Technologies the challenge for manufacturing is how to bring metrology-grade accuracy and precision to high-speed inline processes in order to achieve 100% quality control. Today quality control processes fall into two distinct environments: Metrology laboratories where first article parts are digitized offline typically using …

Olympus Launches 3D Laser Scanning Measuring Microscope Providing Surface Metrology

The new Olympus LEXT OLS5000 3D laser microscope measures surface area roughness precisely and with ease for enhanced productivity, making it suitable for a broad range of applications. The OLS5000 microscope can be used in research and development and quality inspection in a variety of applications including; semiconductors, electronic components, automotive, …

ABB Introduce New Robotic Inspection System

ABB introduced at the recent Fabtech 2017 Exhibition in Chicago a new robotic inspection system that was developed through a collaboration between ABB and UB3D (company it acquired in February 2017), a provider of digital, 3D inspection and quality control solutions. ABB says it’s the first robot-integrated inspection solution that digitizes and …

Metrology Professor Receives Damehood in 2017 Queen’s Honors

UK University of Huddersfield’s Professor Xiangqian Jiang has received a Damehood conferred on her in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honors. (Professor Xiangqian Jiang is known to her colleagues as Jane) The Chinese-born scientist, a world-leading researcher in the field of metrology, was formally created a Dame Commander of the Order of the …

Updated I++ Simulator Aids Migration to Automated QC Processes

The latest version of I ++ Simulator from Hexagon Manufacturing intelligence is available; the 8th version of measurement process simulation tool offers virtual coordinate metrology. The latest version of the I ++ Simulation software is designed to play a key role in the migration towards automated production processes. I ++ Simulator …

Faster Cycle Times Achieved With ‘OnTheFly’ CT

One benefit of computed tomography is that the work-piece is captured completely, including undercuts and internal geometries but historically, computed tomography has been too slow for measurements in-cycle with the manufacturing process. For years, Werth has used real-time reconstruction in WinWerth software in parallel with image capture has been used to minimize measurement time. To …

New Compact PCIE PC CMM Controller Offers Stepper Channels

The Deva PCI Express CMM Controller is designed to meet the demanding requirements of the OEM and retro-fit coordinate measuring machine (CMM) market.  Full CMM functionality has been achieved on a single PCIE interface card, which integrates digital IO, Renishaw touch probe interface and fully featured probe cycle library. Incorporating high speed, …

Nanometer Laser Measuring System Inspects Surface Quality Parameters Inline

QISAB (QSO Interferometer Systems AB) is based in Halmstad, Sweden and was formed in 2013 as a spin-off from the research of professors Lars Bååth and Bengt-GöranRosén at the University of Halmstad. The CWS 640 interferometer system is using coherent and incoherent scattering of laser light on an area to perform surface …

Foundry Upgrades Part Inspection with Optical 3D Scanning

Shape and dimensional analysis of castings with tactile coordinate measuring systems has its limitations. Therefore, US steel foundry Bradken has implemented optical 3D metrology. This enables inspection processes to be accelerated. The Bradken foundry in Tacoma, Washington (USA) has a long tradition, tracing its roots back to 1899. Today, the plant …

Verisurf Announces Faro Software Solution Suites

Verisurf Software, Inc. has announced the availability of its Faro® Solution Suites, a combination of popular Verisurf application modules configured to provide easy to learn, easy to use vertical measurement solutions using any new or legacy Faro device. Faro Solution Suites, by Verisurf are cost-effective and include purchase options to match …